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John Brumsey - 1882

not dated - Petition of A.W. BRUMSEY and Martha Susan, Kate, Augustus, Zech & Annie Lucinda MORSE by their next friend A.W. BRUMSEY against Martha BRUMSEY.  Plaintiffs complain that they are tenants in common with the defendant in a tract of land near Currituck Court House known as the John BRUMSEY tract, bound on the North by Armstead BALLANCE & Benjamin BRABBLE, West by Jas. BRABBLE, South by the land of Dennis BRABBLE, Wm. & Pelege BALLANCE and the public road leading from Currituck Court House to Bells Island, and East by Currituck Sound, containing 133 acres more or less.  That the plaintiff, AW. BRUMSEY and the defendant Martha BRUMSEY are each entitled to 1/3 of said land and the plaintiffs, Martha Susan MORSE, Kate MORSE, Augustus MORSE, Zech. MORSE and Annie Lucinda MORSE together are entitled to 1/3 part of said land in right of their mother Julia Brumsey MORSE.  Plaintifffs desire to hold their land separate and apart and to that end pray that commissioners be appointed to divide the same.  /s/ SKINNER, Atty for Petitioners

17 Oct 1882 - Commissioners appointed by the Court.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Probate Judge

25 Oct 1882 - Report of Commissioners.  We, the undersigned, appointed by the Court of Currituck County, proceeded on October 25, 1882 to divide & make partition between A.W. BRUMSEY, Martha BRUMSEY, Martha Susan MORSE, Kate MORSE, Augustus MORSE, Zech. MORSE, & Annie Lucinda MORSE, tenants in common of the lands descended to them as children and heirs at law of John BRUMSEY, decd.  Whereupon we have made the following appropriations among the respective claimants in severalty.
    1. To A.W. BRUMSEY in severalty beginning on the Sound Side in Armstead BALLANCE's line, then South to a ditch, then South to the public road, then to James BRABBLE's line, then to Armstead BALLANCE's line, then with said line to the first station, containing 60 acres valued at $400.00.
    2.  To Martha BRUMSEY in severalty beginning on the Sound Side at the ditch in Lot #1 then South to a cedar stump, then South to the Bells Island Road then with the road to the public road then with said road through the woods to James BRABBLE's line then with his line to Lot #1, containing 60 acres valued at $400.00.
    3. To Martha Susan MORSE, Kate MORSE, Zech. MORSE, Augustus MORSE & Annie Lucinda MORSE in severalty beginning at the cedar stump in Lot #2 at the Sound Side, then with the Sound South to the SIMMONS or W. WALKER's line then with his line to Bells Island Road to V.L. PITTS line then with said PITTS line to James BRABBLE's line then with his line to Lot #2 containing 60 acres valued at $400.00.  /s/ Wiley MATHIAS, W. WALKER, A.O. DEY

1 Jan 1883 - Commissioners report confirmed and ordered that A.W. BRUMSEY, administrator of Julia MORSE, deceased, (mother of said infant petitioners) pay the costs to be taxed against said infants out of the funds now in his hands as said administrator.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Probate Judge

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

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