The Probate Manual, Containing Forms Adapted to the Practice of Probate Courts in the State of Maine. Also, the laws establishing private courts, regulating wills, the descent, distribution, division, and sale of estates

By: Southgate, Horatio

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264 pages, plus comprehensive 38 page index, and errata leaf at rear. Sturdy full leather over boards with red label and gilt rules to spine. Many pages age-toned and damp-stained, though all remains fully legible and securely bound. Two blank endpapers at front and one at rear, as bound. A fund of early American pre Civil War legislative guidelines and regulations. This copy of particular interest as having most probably been the working copy of Nova Scotia merchant and politician John Sears McNeill, bearing what appears to be his ownership signature dated 1886 opposite the title page. McNeill "represented Digby County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1882 to 1890 as a Liberal member. He was born in St. Mary's Bay, Digby County, Nova Scotia, the son of John McNeill and Freelove Sabean, and was educated there. In 1852, he married Mary Eliza Thomas. Munro married Alice Maria Jones in 1870 after the death of his first wife. He was a justice of the peace, a stipendiary magistrate, town clerk for Weymouth and county treasurer. McNeill died in Barton, Digby County, Nova Scotia at the age of 95." {Wikipedia} Pasted inside the front cover are two notices regarding wills, one of John McMonagle of Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia [from Judge Lewis Morris Wilkins, 1840], and the other of William Potter, Boston, [from Judge Willard Phillips, 1843]. Faintly in pencil to recto of second front endpaper is seven lines of another such text for persons in the county of Digby, Nova Scotia. The signature of one E. Morton appears on the title page, and that of L. D. Morton on page 1.

Title: The Probate Manual, Containing Forms Adapted to the Practice of Probate Courts in the State of Maine. Also, the laws establishing private courts, regulating wills, the descent, distribution, division, and sale of estates

Author Name: Southgate, Horatio

Categories: Law, History,

Publisher: Portland, ME, Thomas Todd: 1830

Binding: leather

Book Condition: Good

Size: 12 Mo.

Seller ID: Books006559

Keywords: maine probate law early American Law 1830 Maine USA Probate Manual Todd Portland Digby Nova Scotia signature of John S. McNeill NS political figure