Estate Settlement Record of Isaac Mason, d. 1864
(Estate Records 1772-1933 - Book II - Author, Myrtle N. Bridges)
North Carolina, Richmond County - Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. October Term A.D. 1864. To the
Worshipful the Justices of said Court. The petition of Isaac Mason, Executor of Isaac Mason, dec'd,
against Nancy Hurly and Husband Samuel Hurly and Rachael Ingram and her Children, John Ingram and Joe
Ingram, Winchester Mason, Rebecca Covington and Children, Isaac Covington, William Covington and Elizabeth
Covington, Solomon Mason, Harriet Bigelow & Husband, John Bigelow. Your petitioner showeth:
1. That sometime in the year 1862 Isaac Mason died leaving a last will and testament and that he, Isaac
Mason son of said Isaac Mason, deceased, and the above named defendants were the only legatees mentioned
and described in last will.
2. That at October Term A.D. 1864 of said Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions he was duly qualified as
executor of said last will and testament of Isaac Mason.
3. Your petitioner further showeth that he has since justly executed said will and testament according
to the requests therein made, so far as he has been able, by paying all his just debts and funeral expenses
and his legacies so far as he could.
4. That he now has a small surplus and a few negroes in his hands which he is anxious and desirous of paying
to the legatees.
5. That he has often applied to the said defendants and legatees to come to a full and fair account and
settlement of the effects of his testator, with which request they have refused and doth still refuse to comply.
To the end therefore that the said Nancy Hurly and Husband, Samuel Hurly, Rachael Ingram and Children, John
Ingram and Joe Ingram, Winchester Mason, Rebecca Covington & children Isaac Covington, William Covington
and Elizabeth Covington, Solomon Mason, Harriet Bigelow & husband John Bigelow may answer the premises and
come to a full and fair account and settlement, and receive what may be ascertained to be due them, both
general and special legacies. May it please your Worships to order subpoenas together with copies of this
petition to be issued to Nancy Hurly & husband Samuel Hurly and Rachael Ingram and Joe Ingram to appear
and answer and to order publications as to John Ingram, Winchester Mason, Rebecca Covington and children
Isaac, William and Elizabeth, Solomon Mason, Harriet Bigelow and husband John Bigelow notifying them of
the filing of this petition and directing them to appear and answer, etc. and your petitioner as in duty
bound will ever pray. John D. Shaw, Attorney for Petitioner.
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