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.
Name: Robert Pettigrew, contractor.
Son: John Pettigrew, contractor.
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.
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 Lothianhttp://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=628230.0
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