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Will of Robert Pettigrew, d. 1849 NY City, b. 1783 East Lothian, Scotland.

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Will of Robert Pettigrew, d. 1849 NY City, b. 1783 East Lothian, Scotland.

Posted: 1537112107000
Classification: Will
Edited: 1537280989000
Surnames: Pettigrew
Robert died 12 March 1849, and his wife Eleanor, referred to as Helen/Hellen, died 13 May 1860.

Source: Ancestry.com database.
New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999
Name: Robert Pettigrew
Probate Date: 6 Oct 1842
Probate Place: New York, New York, USA
Inferred Death Place: New York, USA
Item Description: Wills, Vol 097, 1848-1849, pgs. 288-295.
Probate record starts at image 194/375 on the film.

Will date: 6 Oct 1842.
Codicil 1 date: 18 Aug 1847.
Codicil 2 date: 8 Oct 1848.
Will and codicils proved: 9 Apr 1849.

Abstract:
Name: Robert Pettigrew, contractor.
Wife: Helen.
Son: John Pettigrew, contractor.
Daughters:
Jane Pettigrew Duncan, wife of Francis, stone cutter.
Helen Pettigrew Stansberry, wife of John, carpenter.
Ann/Hannah Pettigrew Byrd, wife of George P., umbrella manufacturer.
Sophia E. Pettigrew Hall, wife of Alvey.
Grandsons:
Robert Pettigrew, son of John and Mary.
Robert P. Duncan, son of Jane and Francis.
Robert P. Byrd, son of Hannah/Ann and George.

Executors: "my brother James Pettigrew, contractor," William McWilson, Daniel F. Tieman.

[His brother James died in 1846, and was removed from a subsequent list of executors.]

The codicils bestow on each of Robert's children one house and lot in Manhattan, New York City. A house and lot was also given to grandson Robert Pettigrew, as well as his grandfather's library of books. All the grandsons named got money, variously $200-$500.

Robert's widow, Helen, had the benefit of the full estate during her life, to be divided equally among their children upon her death.


Read several lengthy posts about this family here:
Robert Pettigrew b1783 East Lothian
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=628230.0

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