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{{ImageRight||http://www.clanstirling.org/uploads/Crest.gif|Crest}}Woodinville, WA - September 29, 1998  The complete probate record for James Sterling of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut has been transcribed by Cheri Jex, making this important document much easier to read.  James and Hannah's son Samuel evidently had been taking care of  his parents for some time, and was granted a large portion of their estate, the rest going to Hannah.
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{{ImageRight||http://old.clanstirling.org/uploads/Crest.gif|Crest}}Woodinville, WA - September 29, 1998  The complete probate record for James Sterling of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut has been transcribed by Cheri Jex, making this important document much easier to read.  James and Hannah's son Samuel evidently had been taking care of  his parents for some time, and was granted a large portion of their estate, the rest going to Hannah.
  
 
If you have questions, please send a message to mike @ clanstirling dot org
 
If you have questions, please send a message to mike @ clanstirling dot org

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09.29 James Sterling of Cornwall, CT - Probate


<img style="float: right; margin: 10px 10px 15px 15px;" width="" src="http://old.clanstirling.org/uploads/Crest.gif" alt="Crest" title="Crest">Woodinville, WA - September 29, 1998 The complete probate record for James Sterling of Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut has been transcribed by Cheri Jex, making this important document much easier to read. James and Hannah's son Samuel evidently had been taking care of his parents for some time, and was granted a large portion of their estate, the rest going to Hannah.

If you have questions, please send a message to mike @ clanstirling dot org

11 Jan 1830 (Pg. 196) At a court of Probate, holden at Litchfield, within and for the District of Litchfield, January 11th, 1830.

Present - Frederick Wolcott, Judge -

Letters of administration on the estate of James Sterling late of Cornwall, in said District deceased, were granted to Samuel Sterling, of said Cornwall, and the said James as _______ and Henry Bierer on his swerty become bound to this court in the final sum of $1,000, to secure the legal performance of the duties of said trust, as per bond on file.

At the same time Mister's Philo Kellogg, Austin Allen and Henry Bierce of said Cornwall, free holders, were appointed appraisers on the estate of the said James Sterling, deceased to make a just and impartial valuation there and to report.

At the same time said administrator represented said estate to be insolvent - whereupon ordered that Commissioners should be appointed on said estate of the 25th day of instant January, and the Administrator was directed to give public notice of this order by publishing the same in the newspaper printed in Litchfield and by posting notification thereof in three different public places in said Cornwall, that all persons interested may attend if they see cause, and be heard relative to such appointment.

Said Administrator was allowed ten months to complete the settlement of said estate.

20 Mar 1830 (Pg. 242)

At the same court the administrators on the estate of James Sterling, late of Cornwall in said District deceased returned an inventory of said estate, which was accepted and it was ordered that it be recorded and kept on file.

The following is an inventory of the real and personal estate of James Sterling late of Cornwall, deceased, as follows:

One Hundred Seventy Acres of Land $1075.00 Personal Estate as particulars in the inventory on file, amounting in all to 186.20 Total $1261.20

Cornwall, March 20th, 1830 Taken by Philo Kellogg, Henry Bierce - Appraiser on Oath.

21 Jul 1830 (Pg. 4173)

At the same Court, the Commissioners on the estate of James Sterling late of Cornwall, in said District, deceased represented insolvent, exhibited their report - which on consideration, was accepted and approved, and it was ordered that it be remanded and kept on file.

At the same Court, Mess'rs Philo Kellogg, Austin Allen, and Henry Bierce, Free Holders, were authorized and desire to assign and distribute to the widow of the said James Sterling, deceased her things or Dower in the inventoried real estate of said deceased according to law and to report their doings to this court.

We the subscribers having been appointed by the Honorable Court of Probate for the District of Litchfield, Commissioner on the estate of James Sterling late of Cornwall in said District deceased, after having given legal notice we have provided to answer the claims presented to us, and have found due to Samuel Sterling for services rendered for the support of the said James Sterling and Family and for debts assumed against the said James Sterling the sum of sixteen hundred dollars.

Cornwall, July 21st, 1830 Daniel Bennett, Philo Kellog, Henry Bierce - Commissioners on Oath.

At the same time the Administrators on the estate of the said James Sterling made return of a debt due to said estate from Samuel Sterling, to the amount of $130.00 said return was accepted and it was ordered to be kept on file.

20 Dec 1830

Dated at Cornwall this 20th day of December 1830.

Philo Kellogg & Henry Bierer (Distributor on Oath)

At the same Court the Administrator on the estate of the said James Sterling deceased made application to this court that Philo Kellogg might be authorized to make sale of so much of the real estate of said deceased as shall be required to pay in full the debts and charges due from said estate as hitherto said Administrator wished to be a purchaser of said real estate. This Court did therewith in pursuance of the statute in such case with all assign the 25th Day of next March to consider and decide on said application and said administrator was directed to post with notifications of said application in three different public places in said Cornwall, that all persons interested may attend and be heart relative to such appointment as they see cause.

12 Mar 1831

At a court of Probate, holden at Litchfield, within and for the District of Litchfield, March 12th, AD 1831

Present: Frederick Wolcott, Judge

On motion, this Court assigned the 25th day of next March at ten o'clock in the forenoon, for the examination and sentences of the administrative account of the administrator on the estate of James Sterling late of Cornwall in said District deceased and said Administrator was directed to post notification of this order in three different public places in said Cornwall that all persons interested may attend and be heard, if they see cause.

At the same the Gentleman appointed by this Court to distribute to the Widow of the said James Sterling deceased her Dower in the inventoried real estate of said deceased made their report which was accepted and established and it was ordered that it be recorded and kept in file and the same is as follows.

We the subscribers having been appointed by the Court of Probate for the District of Litchfield, Distriuten, to assign and distribute to the widow of James Sterling late of Cornwall in said District, deceased her Dower as stands in the inventoried real estate of said deceased we have therefore, after having been duly qualified, assigned and set the said widow one room at the north part of the dwelling house owned by the deceased while living with two small rooms contiguous thereto - on the east side of said room and one equal third part of the Barn, standing on the premises, with the rights and privileges necessary for improving and enjoying the same. Also - one piece of land lying in said Cornwall, bounded east on highway, west on George Kellogg's land, and land formally owned by Esther Gleason, north on Palmer Johnson's land and south on the Turnpike Road leading through Cornwall and eastward containing seventy acres of land. - Also one other piece of land lying in said Cornwall, bounded west on highway wash and south on Thomas Bartholomew's land, and north in Palmer Johnson's land containing five acres of land. The whole of the above described property being considered equal in value to the one third part of the inventoried real estate of said deceased.

25 Mar 1831

At a Court of Probate, holden at Litchfield, within and for the District of Litchfield, March 25th, A.D. 1831.

Present: Frederick Wolcott, His Honor, Judge.

Whereas Samuel Sterling, Administrator on the estate of James Sterling, late of Cornwall in the Probate District of Litchfield, deceased, represented insolvent hath made application to this Court, in pursuance of the Statute in such case provided, that Philo Kellogg of said Cornwall may be authorized to sell and convey the real estate of said deceased for the benefit of the condition of said estate as he the said Administrator wishes to be a purchaser of said real estate, and where as public notice hath been given in compliance with an order of this Court, that said application would be considered by this Court this day, and as no person hath appeared to object to the appointment of the said Philo Kellogg for the object aforesaid, and as said Kellogg hath entered his hand with surety that he will faithfully discharge said trust according to law, and as it appears from the Bench of this Court that said estate is insolvent.

This Court with therefore, on consideration, authorizes and fully empowers the said Phil Kellogg to sell at public sale the whole of the inventoried real estate of the said James Sterling, deceased and to convey the same in due form of law.

The real estate which hath been assigned to the widow as dower is to be held as being under the encumbrance of the Widow's life estate therein - and the said Phil Kellogg is directed at least two weeks previous to the say of the sale, to publish a notification of the time and place of sale in the newspaper printed in Litchfield, and to post with like notification thereof in three different public places in said Cornwall - and he is further directed to pay over the sum for which said real estate shall be sold to the said Administrator, that the same may be applied by him under a future order of this court towards the payment of Debts and charges due from said estate, and said Philo Kellogg is requested to make report to this court of his doings under this order.

Frederick Wolcott, Judge of Probate.

25 Mar 1831

At the Same Court for March 25th 1831

This Court in ministration, assigned to the widow of James Sterling, late of Cornwall in said District deceased household and furniture, being part of the inventoried estate of said deceased amounting as appraised to $39.14 (pounds) on her schedule in file with her motion.

As the same time the Administrator on the estate of the said James Sterling deceased represented without, was authorized and vested to sell either at public or private sale, the whole of the inventoried personal estate of said deceased (excepting the articles Furniture assigned by the Court to the Widow of the deceased) and so in his hands the awards of such sale to be applied by order of said Court to pay Debts and Charges due from said estate. If the property sold at public sale the administrator was directed to post notification of the time and place of sale in three different public places in Cornwall and to publish the same in the newspaper printed in Litchfield at least two weeks previous to the day of sale, and to report this done to this court.

16 Feb 1832 (Page 149)

At a Court of Probate holden at Litchfield, within and for the District of Litchfield, February 16th, A.D. 1832

Present Frederick Wolcott, honorable Judge.

The following report of the sale of the real estate of James Sterling, late of Cornwall, in said District and made by the administrator under an order of this court on consideration was accepted and approved, and it was ordered that it be recorded and kept on file (as follows)

Whereas the subscriber, having been directed by an order from the hon.(honorable) court of probate for the District of Litchfield to sell at public auction all the inventoried real estate of James Sterling, late of Cornwall, deceased, for the purposes in said order, wherefore, the subscriber did therefore in pursuance of said order after giving notice as the law prescribes, sell to Samuel Sterling of said Cornwall at public sale, all the inventoried real estate of the said James Sterling deceased, for the sum of nine hundred dollars - he being the highest bidder at said sale, said sale being on the 28 day of April 1831. That part of said estate which was set as dower to the widow of the said deceased was sold under the encumbrance of the said widow's life estate therein.

Cornwall April 28th, 1831 Philo Kellogg