|1847 Petition of Mary Register
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Contributed by Kitty B Hoffman
of North Carolina, Brunswick County
To the Worshipful Justices of the Court aforesaid. The petition of Mary Register humbly complaining sheweth unto your Worships that Gibson Register late of this county departed this life some time during the year 1847 intestate, seized and possessed of one hundred acres of land situate in said county on the Wilmington Road just above Saml Rowell, also one other tract, situate in said county on Dan’s Creek containing one hundred acres. Your petitioner further sheweth unto your Worships, that she is the lawful widow of the said Gibson Register, and he left him surviving, Mary Ann, who is intermarried with George B King, John Register, Kilby Register an infant, Shadrack Register an infant, and Henry H Williams who intermarried with Elizabeth Register a daughter of said Gibson, said Eliza having died before the decease of said Gibson, leaving her surviving the following children to wit Gibson, Mary Jane, Ann Eliza, Agnes, and Abram Williams minors. Your petitioner therefore prays your worships that Dower in said lands many be allotted to her according to the provision of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, and that a copy of this petition may be served upon such of the parties as are of age and that some suitable person be appointed guardian ad litem to protect the interests of the minors mention in this petition, & your petitioner as is duty bound will ever pray.
Report of W R Hall and other commissioners to lay off a years allowance to Mary Register, widow of Gibson Register.
Researcher: George A Williams 12/06/07; Transcribed by Kitty B Hoffman
To the Chairman of theof Brunswick, June 1847
State of North Carolina
We the undersigned appointed at March Term 1847. Commissioners to allot and appoint to Mary Register & family out of the Estate of Gibson Register so much of the crop, stock and provisions of said Estate as we may conceive necessary & adequate for the support of herself and family for one year. Met at the residence of the said late Gibson Register, and after being sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, proceeded and laid out said yearly allowance in the following manner. For want of crop, stocks, and provisionary we assess the amount of the yearly allowance in money being two hundred and thirty five Dollars.
Wm B Hall, JP