Richard Inman Luzerne Co. PA Orphan's Court 1832
Pa Archives 8-3-96 Roll # 959115, BOX 4375
P. 271 January Term 1832

Estate of Richard Inman Dec'd Inquisition Awarded

The petition of Israel Inman, Eldest son and heir at law of Richard Inman late of Hanover Township deceased was read setting forth that the petitioner's said father died intestate on or about the twenty-fifth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one leaving a widow named Hannah and issue eleven children to wit the petitioner, Isaac, Passa (The wife of Andrew Van Buskirk), Caleb, Susannah (Wife of Isaac Ely), Richard, Sarah (Wife of William Green), John, Polly (Wife of Jonathon P. Willis) Margaret (Wife of Robert Valentine), Walter and Hiram & Richard Grandchildren of the intestate and children of Hannah deceased (Wife of E. Inman) and that the intestate died seized in his demesne as of fee and in several messuages and tracts of land situated in the township and county aforesaid being parts of lots Number six, seven, & eight in the first division of lots in said township of Hanover bounded by lands of Edward Inman and others, containing about one hundred and seventy
acres more or less with the appertanenances. Also one of the tracts situated in said township being part of lot number six in the first division of lots in said township Bounded by lands of John Casey, Comfort Casey and others and containing about twenty nine acres more or less. Also one other tract of land situated in said township of Hanover being part of lots numbers thirty and thirty one of the first division of lots in said township. Bounded by lands of Christian Mensch and others and containing about one hundred and fifty acres - the same more or less with the appertenance. The petitioner therefore praying the court to award an inquest to make partition of premises aforesaid to and among the children and representatives of said Intestate in such manner and in such proportions as by the laws of the commonwealth is directed if such partition can be made without prejudice to the whole but if such partition cannot be made thereof as aforesaid then to value and appraise the same and further to inquire and ascertain whether the said real estate with the appertenances will conveniently accommodate more than one of the children of the said intestate and if so how many of the said children it will conveniently accommodate and make report of their proceedings to the next general Orphan's Court, whereupon the court grant said petition and an inquest is accordingly awarded.

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being at the time of his decease in his demesne as of fee and in the following described real estate Situated in said county one lot in the village of Tunnamark, beginning at a poplar tree on the westerly side of the Turnpike, thence by lands of Benjamin Slocum North 87o west 13 feet 6/10th to post and stones thence by land of said Slocum North 27 degrees East 6 8/10th perches to a post and stones thence by lands of E Harding South 87 degrees 12 3/10th perches to a shop formerly occupied by L Ferry. thence South 27 degrees West 6 2/10 perches along the Turnpike to the place of Beginning. Also one other lot in the township of Tunhammock beginning at a post on the northwest side of the Bridgewater and WilkesBarre Turnpike being the most Eastwardly corner of land conveyed by Isaac Slocum to Albert Lewis thence along said Lewis' line and other land of said Slocum North 87 degrees West fourteen perches leven links to a stake, thence North 28 degrees East 9 perches 8 links to a stake thence by land sold to Barry Hopkins South 85 degrees and twenty minutes East 14 perches 11 links to a stake thence along a road south 272 degrees west 8 perches 212 links to the place of beginning containing one hundred eleven perches and a half street measure. Also two several farms on lots of land situated in the same township being parts of lot No 35 & 36, 45 &46 bounded as follows. Beginning at the mouth of a mill brook near Hunts ferry there by and with the brook and lands of David Vosburgh a northerly course to the township line of Putnam thence by said line an Easterly course to a corner in lands unknown thence a southerly
course by lands of Cyrus Avery and others to the Susquehanna River thence up said river to the place of beginning. supposed to contain about 400 acres.

The petitioner therefore praying the court to award an inquest to make partition of the premises aforesaid to and among the representatives of the said intestate in such manner and in such proportions as by the laws of this commonwealth is directed by such partition can be made without prejudice to or shorting the whole but if such partition cannot be so made then of then to value and appraise the same and make return of these proceedings according to law. Whereupon the court grant petition and an inquest
accordingly awarded.

April term 1832 p. 289 Estate of Richard Inman decd.

Return of inquisitions. Inquisition Indicated and taken at the dwelling house late of Richard Inman deceased in the township of Hanover in the county of Luzerne and state of Pennsylvania on the thirteenth and thirty first days of March and fourth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two before Benjamin Reynolds, esquire, high sheriff of the county Luzerne by virtue of a writ of partition or valuation to him directed and to his inquisition annexed by the oaths of William S Ross John Carey Eleazar Blackmans, Comfort Carey David Richards Lewis Worrel, Francis Dana ?. Henry Merrick, William Richards, John Saums, Christian Nagle and Samuel Pease twelve free honest and lawful men of his Bailiwick who in their oaths aforesaid respectively do say that on the days and year aforesaid they went to and upon the lands and tenements of which Richard Inman in the said writ mentioned [dios iuzea?] and then and there did find that the same lands and tenements with their  appurtenances could not be parted and divided to and among the widow and all the children of the said deceased without prejudice to or shorting the whole; and the inquest aforesaid did then and there further find that the said lands and tenements
with their appurtenances will accommodate six of the children of the said deceased that is to say that part of the said lands and tenements included in and bounded by the following courses and distances to wit Beginning at the River Susquehanna on the line of lines of the said Richard Inman deceased in Hanover township and running thence south fifty five degrees and twenty minutes East two hundred and sixteen perches and eight tenths to a post at the road thence along said road south sixty two and a half degrees west thirty perches thence northerly up the Susquehannah River by the course thereof to the place of beginning containing thirty seven acres and fifty seven perches as by the annexed diagram marked No. One will accommodate one of the children of the said deceased. That other part of the said lands and tenements included in and bounded by the following courses and distances to wit: Beginning at the Susquehannah River on the line of No. One and running thence along said line south fifty degrees and twenty minutes East two hundred and eighteen perches to the road thence along said road South sixty two degrees and a half west thirty perches thence North fifty degrees and twenty minutes west two hundred and nineteen perches and two tenths to the Susquehannah River thence along said River to the place of beginning containing thirty seven acres and eighty nine perches as by the annexed diagram marked N.2. will accommodate one other of the children of the said deceased That other part of the said lands and tenements included In and bounded by the following courses and distances to wit: Begining at the road running to
[Newport] at a heap of stones and running thence North fifty degrees [p240] and twenty minutes West ninety seven perches and two tenths to the road thence along said road South Seventy four degrees west Sixty seven perches thence south fifty degrees and twenty minutes East one hundred and thirteen perches and a half to a post thence north sixty two and a half degrees East twenty seven perches thence south fifty degrees twenty minutes East twelve perches thence North sixty two degrees and a half East seventeen perches thence North forty nine degrees East Seventeen perches to stones at the beginning containing forty-five acres and seventeen perches as by the annexed diagram number three will accommodate one other of the children of the said deceased.
That one other part of the said lands and tenements included in and bounded by the following courses and distances to wit / Beginning at a corner and stones and running south fifty four degrees and fifty minutes west twenty two perches and eight tenths to a corner thence north fifty degrees twenty minutes West fifty seven perches thence North fifty four degrees and fifty minutes East twenty two perches and eight tenths thence South fifty degrees and twenty minutes East fifty seven perches to stones at the beginning being part of lots No 6 and containing seven acres and one hundred and nineteen perches. Also one equal undivided half of one acre of land and four buildings adjoining and immediately below the said described [lasopiece] as exhibited on the diagram annexed marked as number Four which said inquest value and appraise at and for fifty dollars will accommodate one other of the children of the said deceased.

That that other part of the lands and tenements in and bounded by the  following courses and distances to wit part of lot number six in Hanover beginning at a corner between lots six and seven and running thence north fifty one and a half degrees west one hundred and twenty perches to a corner thence north forty-five degrees East forty-one and a half perches to a corner thence South fifty-one and a half degrees East one hundred and twenty perches to a corner thence South forty five degrees west forty-one and a half perches as by the annexed diagram numbered five will accommodate one other of the children of the said deceased and that other part of the said lands and tenements included in and bounded by the following courses and distances to wit Being part of public lots in Hanover number thirty and thirty one first division beginning at a corner on the town line and running thence North fifty one and a half degrees west three hundred and thirty nine perches and six tenths to a corner thence thirty eight and a half degrees East eighty three perches to a corner thence south fifty one and a half degrees East three hundred and eighty eight perches and four tenths thence south sixty eight perches as by the annexed diagram numbered six will accommodate one other of the children of the said dec'd and the inquest aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid (p.291) do value and appraise that part of the said property contained in and described by the diagram hereto annexed numbered One at and for the sum of seventy dollars lawful money for each and every acre thereof and the buildings therein at four hundred and fifty four dollars and twenty-five cents and the inquest aforesaid upon their foresaid do value and appraise that other part of the said property contained in and described by the diagram hereto annexed and numbered at and for the sum of seventy dollars lawful money for each and every acre thereof and the inquest aforesaid upon their oaths a foresaid do value and appraise that other part of the said property on in and described by the diagram hereto annexed and numbered four at --- for the sum of thirty one dollars lawful money for each and
every acre thereof and the inquest aforesaid upon their oaths aforesaid do value and appraise ----- of the said property contained in and described by the diagram annexed and numbered five at and for the sum of fourteen dollars lawful money for each and every acre thereof and the inquest aforesaid do on their oaths aforesaid do value and appraise the remaining part of the said
property contained in and described by the diagram annexed and numbered six for the sum of one dollar lawful money for each and every acre of land and the two thirds of the mill on said lot at and for the Sum of two hundred and thirty three dollars and thirty three cents in witness whereof ---- said sheriff as the inquest aforesaid to be present ---- their hands and seal the day and year afore said

Benjamin Reynolds Sheriff seal
Crawford Carey seal William Rop
Christian Nagle John Carey
John ------ Eleazar Blackman
Henry Menich (?) David Richards
Francis Dana Samuel Plau
William Richards Lewis Worrell

And now to wit August 6, 1832 the foregoing return of inquisition was coveyed and confirmed by the court and ordered that the widows dower be ---- by recognizances on the ----premises and now to wit August 6 1832 -- --- and legal representatives being in court Israel Inman makes choice -- in the said inquisition numbered Six Daniel Carey in ---- makes choice of the part in the said inquisition----

p on right of John Inman makes choice of the part on said inquisition numbered One and Richard Inman makes a choice of the part in said inquisition numbered Three and Caleb Inman makes choice of the part in said inquisition numbered Two and David Raft on the part of Walter Inman waives his right of choice in favor of --- Hiram Inman in his own right makes choice of the part in said inquisition numbered Four. And the court do order that the surplus upon the ----be paid and secured as follows to wit by
recognizance one third in three months, one-third in six months and the remaining one third in twelve months with interest on the whole amount from the time of election and the principal of the widows dower at her decease and thus the money to be paid into court to be distributed to the representatives respectively according to their several interests.

And now to Wit Nov 15 1832 On motion of James Mc---Esquire --- upon the  heirs and legal representatives of Richard Inman Dec’d to shew cause why the lands of decedent should not be sold Personal notice to be given to all  persons interested residing within the county and by a publication in one of the papers printed in the Borough of Wilkes Barre for three weeks successively and one of the papers containing said publication to each of the heirs respectively residing out of the county be placed in the Post
Office at Wilkes Barre for three weeks successively copy issued

And now, to wit January 18th(?)1833 upon due proof of the service of the above rule agreeably to the order of the court, it is directed and ordered by the court that the portions of the estate numbered one - three- and four in the preceding inquisition be exposed for sale at public venue or outcry at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkes Barre on the first Monday of March next at ten o'clock in the forenoon ---one third down on confirmation of sale, one third in six months, and one third in twelve months to be secured on the premises by Bona Fide -- mortgage And the court do further order that the share of the widow of the purchase money shall remain in the hands of the purchasers during the natural life of the widow and the interest thereof be annually and regularly paid to her by the purchaser his heirs and assigns holding the premises to be recovered by distress or otherwise as rents are recoverable in the Commonwealth, which the said widow shall accept in full satisfaction of her dower. the said premise, and
at her demise the share of the ----money shall be paid to the persons legally entitled thereto --

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Estate of Richard Inman decd. Report of Sale

The Petition Israel Inman administrator and Hannah Inman administrix of all and singular the goods and chattles which were of Richard Inman decd. was -- setting forth that pursuant to the written order of court -- at the time and place therein mentioned having given due public and timely notice of the time and place of the sale expose the premises therein described to sale by public vendue or outcry and after several adjournments of the same from the fourth of March till the sixth day of April 1832 --- public notice of each adjournment having been given did on the (sixth/)-- day of April aforesaid sell that part of the said premises distinguished as lot (No 1?)-- to Davis Scott Esq. for the sum of two thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars he being the highest and best bidder and that the highest and best --- for the same and that part of said premises distinguished as lot No 3 to David Scott Esq. for the sum of two thousand dollars he being the highest and best bidder and that the highest and best bidder fot the same and that part of said premises distinguished as lot No 4 to Caleb Inman for the sum of two hundred and forty five dollars he being the highest and best bidder and that the highest and best price bidden for the same (----/) and therefore praying the court that the sale so made may be confirmed Whereupon April 11, 1833 sale confirmed by the court

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At an adjourned Court held at Wilkes Barre in and for Luzerne County ---of June -- 1836....Charles D Shoemaker

Estate of Richard Inman Dec’d

I, David Scott of Wilkesbarre, county of Luzerne and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania do acknowledge myself to be indebted to the said commonwealth in the --- sum of -- hundred dollars of my goods and chattels lands and tenements to be made and ---- herein after mentioned Whereas Richland Inman of Hanover Township & leaving ---- and eleven children and two grandchildren, the representation of a deceased daughter -- him living at the time of her decease. And whereas the said real estate was --- valued and appraised by order of the Orphan Court of said county as appears from --- records of the said court and whereas an arrangement was made between Isaac Inman one of the said heirs and the widow and the other of the said heirs that the said Isaac--take that portion designated as number five in the return to the court of --of said estate -- and for his full share of said estate leaving the residue of said estate to be distributed to & among the remaining heirs. and whereas Israel one other of the said -- made choice of number six in the said inquisition described valued at four hundred --one dollar and eighty-eight cents. Caleb Inman one other of the said heirs for himself and as assignee of Richard Inman and John Inman, two other of the same heirs made choice of number two in the said inquisition described valued at twenty six hundred twenty dollars and ninety-three cents, and numbers one and three in the said inquisition described were sold by the order of the said court to the said David Scott for the sum of four thousand one hundred and twenty five dollars as by the records of the said court will appear and whereas the said David Scott hold by purchase the shares of Passa, wife of Andrew Damberskirt, Margaret, wife of Robert Valentine, Sarah, late wife of William Green and Walter, children & heirs of said deceased, and the half share of Richard -- a grand child and heir of
said deceased, and wand heirs of said deceased, and whereas the debts and costs of administration upon said estate as appraised by final decree of the said orphan's court amounts to the sum of $2290.31 c

Assets in the hands of the administrators 890.71c leaving a balance to be paid out of the real estate amounting to 1390.60c

Real Estate
D Scott purchased lot nos 1 & 3 at $11125.00
Caleb Inman took No 2 lot a 2628.93
Israel Inman took No 6 at 1121.88 $7175.81
Balance of debts to as above $1390.60
To be distributed to and among eleven heirs $5785.21

Amount of D Scott's purchase $11125.00
Amount of D Scott -- shares at $525 per share $2366.64
Balance $1758.36

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interest of $1108.66 to be paid to the widow by D Scott during her life and $319.78 part of said sum to remain in lieu & to be distributed among the heirs after her death $319.98
11138.58

D. Scott has paid, state --- $896.75
also Hezekiah Parson's acct 57.96c
also judge in favor of T Decker 232.28
Also D.G.W.Miner’s acct 11.00
Also on the 5 April 1834 paid--
the office by order of the court 2110.58 11138.58

The full satisfaction of D. Scott's purchase excepting 314.78 which is to remain - as aforesaid until the death of said widow.

Now the condition of the recognicance is such that if the said David Scott shall pay or cause to be paid unto Hannah Inman widow of said deceased yearly -- every year during her natural life the interest on Eleven hundred eight dollars --six cents and upon the death of the said widow shall pay or cause to be paid-- such person or persons as shall be entitled to receive
the same the sum of three hundred -- dollar and seventy eight cents being the balance in full -- force and virtue. But if by any future proceeding the amount of said estate shall be increased or diminished, the interest to the widow and the sum to be paid -- her death to be increased or diminished accordingly

Executor & -- in open orphans court
June 16 1834 -- Henry Pettibone, clerk