Learn the meanings of that legalese in ancestral wills and probate files.
A summary of the important aspects of a document.
Person or persons appointed by the court to administer an intestate estate (administrator, male; administratrix, female).
An amendment to a will.
A provision in the law for the widow for her support and the care of her children. Upon the death of her husband, the widow received one-third in value of all lands that her husband owned at the time of his death.
The sum total of a person's property.
Person or persons named in a will to carry out the terms in the will (executor,male; executrix, female)
A case where a person dies leaving no valid will.
An itemized list of a person's property
The legal process of transferring items of a deceased person's estate to heirs.
A case where a person dies leaving a valid will.
A verbatim copy of a record.
A legal document providing for the disposition of a person's property.