Transcription of a document
held at Public Archives of Nova Scotia,
PANS, RG 48, Estate Papers Frederick Feltmate (F116).
contributed & transcribed by Peggy Feltmate
To His Excellencey Lieutenant General Sir James Kempt Knight Grand Cross Lieutenanat Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the province of Nova Scotia etc etc etc the Petition of Isabella Feltmate and John Feltmate of Guysborough in the County of Sydney, Administratrix and Administrator to the estate of Frederick Feltmate late of said place, Husbandman, deceased. Humbly sheweth that Frederick Feltmate lately died at Guysborough aforesaid where upon your petitioners took out letters of administration and upon investigation of said estate your petitioners find the deceased affairs in a very [arranged? deranged? damaged?] state and sums of money owing to divers persons to the amount of one hundred and twenty pounds that the personal estate only amounts to the sum of twenty two pounds it will therefore be necesary for commissioners to be appointed to inquire into the particulars of the Debt and credits of said estate. May it therefore please your Excellency to take the [premises?] into consideration and be graciously pleased to appoint commissioners to examine into the particulars of the debts and credits of said estate and to report thereon without delay and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray
|To His Excellency
Lieutenant General Sir James Kempt, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable
Military Order of the Bath, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief
in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia and its Dependencies
etc etc etc And to the Honorable His Majesty's Council of the same province
- We the Subscribers having been appointed by your Excellency and Honors
to examine into the Debts and Credits of the Estate of the late Fredrick
Feltmate of the Township of Guysborough deceased and to report thereon,
do hereby in pursuance thereof certify and report that having carefully
examined into the Debts and credits of said Estate we find that the said
Frederick Feltmate was indebted the sum of one hundred and fourteen pounds
two shillings and two pence which is still due and owing to said creditors
and chargeable against the Estate of the deceased. We also find that the
said Fredrick Feltmate at the time of his death was possessed of personal
property to the amount of Twenty two pounds and six pence and was also
[seized?] in Fee simple of certain real estate comprising a tract of land
with a dwelling house and stable thereon situate and lying in the township
of Guysborough aforesaid containing two hundred and fifty acres held by
Dec'd from Levin Bedford. Also a tract of one hundred acres of land at
Country Harbour in the county of Sydney held by Dec'd from Benjamin Hines.
That the whole of the credits of said estate amount to twenty two pounds
and sixpences and we find that it will be absolutely necessary to sell
or dispose of the real estate of the said deceased for and toward the
payment and satisfaction of his debts, all which we humbly certify to
Your Excellency and Honors dated at Guysborough this tenth day of April
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
[signed} Francis Cook, Isaac Wylde.
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