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.