Saturday, May 28, 2011

Anne Gibson 1794 Will Defect Cured by Act of Maryland Assembly 1800

The will being discussed in the next issue of Casefile Clues contains the phrase

"Defect in the probate of this will Cured under an act of Assembly passed November Session 1800"
While it may sound interesting, it does not appear that the phrase has any genealogical significance. We'll see in the next issue of Casefile Clues that Anne's will discusses several of her family members and that even documents only discussing chattle property can be extremely informative.
Women usually could not devise property during the time period of Anne's will (it was written in 1794). However these documents can still be extremely useful in genealogical research.

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