Gill Document 13

Transcribed by Daniel B. Olds from a copy of the original generously provided by Jim & Brenda Hicks


Superior Court of Aug. Term 1884

Wake County Complaint

State Ex relations

Andrew Syme Admr.

Of Jesse Gill


Geo. B.V. Thompson

The plaintiff complaining alleges:

  1. That on or about May 22, 1860 Jesse Gill died intestate in Wake County.
  2. That Buckner Ray was appointed, and qualified as administrator of his estate.
  3. That the said Buckner Ray, George W. Thompson, and before and at the time of the appointment and qualification of such administration made and executed the administration bond, a copy of which is hereto annexed and made a part hereof.
  4. That the said Buckner Ray received as such administrator a large amount of assets of his intestate which he did not duly administer but which he wasted, squandered and misapplied.
  5. That he failed to collect and make available a large amount of assets of his intestate.
  6. That he never filed his final accounts.
  7. That he died without having fully administered upon said estate.
  8. That Andrew Syme the plaintiffs relator was on the(blank)day of June 1844 duly appointed and qualified as administrator de bonis non of said intestate and immediately entered upon the discharge of his duties as such.
  1. For an account and settlement of the administration of said Buckner Ray.
  2. For the sum of $24,000.00 or to be discharged upon the payment of such sums as may be ascertained to be due upon said accounts.
  3. For other and further relief.
  4. For costs and disbursements.

State of North Carolina

Wake County

Know all men by these presents that we Buckner Ray, Geo. W. Thompson, J.P.H. Russ and Jno. Ray are held and firmly bound unto the State of North Carolina in the sum of twenty four thousand dollars to be paid to the said state to which payment well & truly to be made and done we bind ourselves, our heirs, administrators, executors jointly & severally formally by these presents sealed with our seals and dated 22d day of May 1860.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounded Buckner Ray admr. of all & singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Jesse Gill decd. do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, knowledge or possession of said Buckner Ray or into the hands or possession of any person for him and the same so made, or exhibit or cause to be exhibited to our said County Court of Wake within ninety days after the date of these presents and the same goods, chattels and credits & all other goods, chattels or credits of the said deceased at the time of his death or while at any time hereafter shall come into the hands or possession of the said Buckner or into the hands or possession of any person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law. And further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said administration within the time required by act of Assembly after the date of these presents and all the rest and residue of the said goods and chattels & credits, which shall be found remaining in the hands of or due from the said administration shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the same shall become due unto pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the Act of assembly in that case made or provide & in all respects do & perform the duties & trusts of administration aforesaid according to law. And if it shall appear that any will or testament was made by the deceased and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same in court, making a request to have it allowed and approved of accordingly if the said Buckner Ray above bounded being thereunto required & do render and deliver the said letters of administration(approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said court)there this obligation to be void & otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed sealed and deliv- Buckner Ray (seal)

red in the presence of Geo W. Thompson (seal)

Thomas J. Ottley John Ray (seal)

J.P.H. Russ (seal)



Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.

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