Below is a list of abstracts of Letters of Administration of Mohawk Valley residents which were filed in the Surrogate's Office in New York City in the late 18th century. Letters of Administration were generally filed for the estate of those who died intestate, or leaving no will. A good half of these men have been mentioned on our queries board or in articles on our site. The complete Letters of Administration named heirs and witnesses and went into detail about disposition of property and personal estate.

Over 90 years have passed since these Letters were abstracted for the New York Historical Society's (New York City) journal. I do not personally know where the originals are stored, if the general public can get access to them, or anything at all about them, so unfortunately can't answer questions. Their listing on our site is provided as a clue for your own independent investigation. This list has been proof-read. Obviously incorrect and unusual spellings and punctuation of names and places are as found in the original abstracts. IMPORTANT: page numbers refer to the journal issues, not to numbers in bound copies of the Letters of Administration.


LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION FOUND AMONG NEW YORK WILLS
ON FILE IN THE NYC SURROGATE'S OFFICE
As abstracted for the collections of the New York Historical Society


*NYHS Vol. 7, pub 1899

p. 471

Estate of Teowalt Young, Canajoharie: Let of Admin granted to wife Margaret, 5 Nov 1771

*NYHS Vol. 8, pub 1900

p. 373

Estate of John Wells, Tryon Co: Let of Admin granted to son Robert, 31 Aug 1774

p. 374

Estate of Peter Quackenbush, Tryon Co: Let of Admin granted to wife Sarah 16 Jan 1775

NYHS Vol. 12, pub 1904

p. 406

Estate of Adolph Seeber, Canajoharie shoemaker: Let of Admin granted to brother Conrad, Canajoharie yeoman, 22 Mar 1784

p. 409

Estate of David Condon, Tryon Co: Let of Admin to wid Mary 7 May 1784

p. 413

Estate of Jacob Snell, Palatine Dist., Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to son John, Canajoharie, 26 Aug 1784

Estate of Andreas Nelles, Canajoharie: Let of Admin to John I Walrath, Montgomery co yeoman, 26 Aug 1784

p. 414

Estate of George Salsman, farmer, Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to son John, Stone Arabia farmer, 26 Aug 1784

Estate of Nicholas Sitz, Canajoharie carpenter: Let of Admin to Jacob Snyder, Canajoharioe Carpenter, 25 Aug 1784

Estate of Jacobus Cromwell, Mohawk dist, Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to widow Rachel

Estate of Marcus Rickert, Canajoharie: Let of Admin to wid Elizabeth, 26 Aug 1784

Estate of Gerlach Mayer, Palatine Dist: Let of Admin to wid Elizabeth, now wife of George Nistell, 27 Aug 1784

Estate of Peter Kesseler, Canajoharie blacksmith: Let of Admin to wid Margaret, 27 Aug 1784

*NYHS Vol 14, pub. 1906

p. 339

Estate of George Bower, late Pvt in Col Van Schiack's Regt: Let of Admin to Andrew Fink Jr, Esq, Palatine Dist, Montgomery Co, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of John Shieley, late Pvt in Col Van Schaick's Regt: Let of Admin to Andrew Finck Jr, Esq, Palatine Dist, Montgomery Co, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of Jacob Small, Kingsland dist, Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to wid Susanna, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of George Shago, Stone Arabis, Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to wid Mary, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of Stephen Tuttle, Johnstown, Montgomery Co yeoman: Let of Admin to bro Johiel, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of Johannes Bierhausen, Canajoharie: Let of Admin to wid Elizabeth, now wife of Frederick Herter, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of Jacob Frank, Caughnawaga Farmer: Let of Admin to Margaret Van Alstyne, late the wid of the deceased, 28 Mar 1786

p. 340

Estate of John Bellinger Jr, Canajoharie yeoman: Let of Admin to wid Anna, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of John Pickerd, Canajoharie yeoman: Let of Admin to son Nicholas, yeoman, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of Nathaniel Heath, Springfield, Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to wid Catharine, now wife of Thomas Crippen, 28 Mar 1786

Estate of Joseph Warmood, Canajoharie yeoman: Let of Admin to eldest son Peter, 28 Mar 1786

p. 343

Estate of Severinus Seeber, Canajoharie Dist: let of admin to wid Catherine, now wife of James VanderWerken, same place, 24 Jul 1786

Estate of Daniel McDougall, Palatine dist: Let of admin to wid Eve, 25 Jul 1786

Estate of Estate of Johannes Ritter, Palatine Dist yeoman: Let of admin to son Henry, 31 Jul 1786

p. 344

Estate of John Davis, Caughnawaga yeoman: Let of Admin to son-in-law Phillip Van Alstyne, Canajoharie, 8 Sep 1786

p. 345

Estate of Nidholas Hoff, Mohawk Dist. Yeoman: Let of Admin to bro Richard, 21 Nov 1786

p. 347

Estate of John Helmer, Canajoharie yeoman: Let of Admin to wid Catharine, 22 Jan 1787

p. 348

Estate of Peter Fuller, Montgomery Co farmer: Let of admin to wid Catharine, 17 Feb 1787

Estate of Dederick Petrie, Palatine Dist, Montgomery Co: Let of Admin to son Jost, 20 Feb 1787



The information above was typed by volunteer Judi Boniface, from a list, abstracted from the official journal of the New York (City) Historical Society, that I sent to her. Judi's husband is a descendant of Jacob Small (on this list), who resided in the pre-Revolutionary Kingsland District, Montgomery County.

***Neither Judi nor I have further information about any of the individuals listed above, except for Jacob Small.***

Please refer to the original journal for more information about the full Letters of Administration or contact a specialist in New York City genealogical research. The page of listings was contributed to Herkimer/ Montgomery Counties NYGenWeb by an anonymous donor "In Memory of E. E."




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