York County Probate, 19153 [Administration, Daniel TREFETHEN (#103)]
Dorothy TREFETHEN of Kittery, widow, principal, posted a $300 administratrix's bond, 1 May 1805, with William Stacy of York, mariner, and Hall Jackson Locke of Kittery, gentleman, as her sureties. An inventory of the estate was returned, 15 July 1805. It totalled $65.58 and included his clothing, furniture, gun ($3.00), kitchen utensils,"old quadrant"($3.00),"old pinchback watch"($2.00), and"pitch ladle"($0.50).
On, 15 July 1805, the administratrix submitted a note to the Probate Court, stating that she"... is apprehensive it [the estate] will be insolvent, & insufficient to pay the first debts."On the reverse side was a promissary note:"Portsmouth, Nov. 22d 1802. For Value received We the subscribers Jointly & severally promise to pay to Peter [Coues?] on order Two Hundred & fifty two dollars on demand with Interest. Daniel TREFETHEN, James TREFETHEN, William TREFETHEN. Witness Elizabeth Spalding. True Copy."Another hand noted that"The above is a demand against the Estate of Daniel TREFETHEN Deceased."
Updated January 20, 2019 by Andrew Trefethen