John G. Tutor Estate
Mecklenburg Co., VA

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Chancery Court Records re estate of John G. Tutor, who died intestate
Mecklenburg County, VA

Submitted 6 July 2001 by Cynthia Thomas Huggett



      To his Honor John W. King Judge of the County Court of Mecklenburg.

      Your complainants ELIZABETH TUTOR, GEORGE KING AND ELIZABETH his wife, 
JOHN T. WALKER and JULIA A. his wife, SAMUEL A. TUTOR, SARAH C. FLOYD and ANNIE 
B. TUTOR respectfully represent unto your honor that John G. Tutor lately 
departed this life intestate leaving your complainant ELIZABETH TUTOR, his widow 
and ELIZABETH KING, JULIA A. WALKER, SAMUEL A. TUDOR, SARAH C. FLOYD and ANNIE 
B. TUDOR his children surviving him, who together with CHARLES L.(?) TUTOR an 
infant son of WILLIAM TUTOR, decd. Son of the intestate and LUCY FITZ, JOHN E. 
FITTS, MARY FITTS, SUSAN FITZ, ROBT FITZ and MARITHA FITZ, infant children MARY 
E. FITZ, a deceased daughter of the intestate, his heirs and distributes (?) as 
law.
      The intestate left a small personal estate, administration of which was by 
an order of this court, committed to A.H. BRACEY and which it is believed to be 
sufficient to par the debts and liabilities of the intestate.
The intestate at the time of his death was sized and processed of 430 acres of 
land lying in this county on which he resided and in which your complainant 
ELIZABETH TUTOR is entitled to dower, and the other heirs to their distributable 
parts and your complainant, wishing the dower assigned and the lands divided and 
bring receivable only in a court of equity, pray that A.H. BRACY, adm(?) s 
appraised, CHARLES A. TUTOR, LUCY FITZ, JOHN E. FITZ, MARY FITZ, SUSAN FITZ, 
ROBERT FITZ, and MARTHA FITZ, all of whom are infants, may be made parties 
defendant in this suit and be required to answer the allegations herein 
contained,
That a guardian ad litem (?) may be made to answer for the infant defendants and 
decree that the dower be assigned to your complainant ELIZABETH TUTOR and the 
residue of the lands be divided among the parties according to their several 
rights and grant your complainants such other and further -------in the premises 
as in equity they are entitled to and they will ever pray.
Goode ? Baskervill for complaints



Mecklenburg County Court 16th day January 1871.
ELIZABETH TUTOR, GEORGE KING and ELIZABETH his wife   plaintiffs
Against 
Lucy Fitz   Defendant
In Chancery

ON MOTION OF THE Plff RF Clark (though looks more like Clack) is appointed 
guardian 'ad litem' of the infants defendants and filed their answer to which 
the Plffs reply generally and this cause came on this day by consent of the 
parties to be heard on the bill and answers and was argued by council.  On 
consideration where of the court doth adjude order and decree.  That AH SHAW, JR 
BANNER, JR COLE AND AG BOYD and ZACKARIAH JONES or any three of them who ate 
hereby appointed commissioners for that purpose, do with the assistance of some 
competent Surveyor lay off and assign to ELIZABETH TUTOR one third in value 
having due ------ to quality and quantity of the lands of which the late JOHN 
TUTOR her husband died seized and possessed to be held as her dower, and that 
they divide the residue of the said lands into seven lots or parcels of equal 
value and allot and assign one lot to GEORGE KING and ELIZABETH his wife, one to 
JOHN T. WALKER and JULIA A. his wife, one to SAMUEL A. TUTOR, one to SARAH C. 
FLOYD, one to ANNIE B. TUTOR and one to CHARLES A. TUTOR and if capable of 
division they divided the remaining lot or parcel into six parts of equal value 
and assign one to each to each of the infant defendants LUCY FITZ, JOHN E. FITZ, 
MARY FITZ, SUSAN FITZ, ROBERT FITZ AND MARITHA FITZ and report to this court.  

A copy test
Rutledge R. Hughes clerk.