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M arion District Administrations
Minute Book of the Ordinary
1800-1814
by Victoria Proctor

In South Carolina, the Court of the Ordinary adjudicated probate matters -- administrations of Estates, guardianships, real estate sales and appraisals as pertains to estates, dower sales, etc. The Minute Book, maintained by the Ordinary, is the abbreviated record of the daily business to appear before the court -- a chronological index, if you will, to Estate papers filed with the Court. These papers include such things as Letters of Administraton granted to qualifying individuals to oversee the disposition of the deceased's estate; petitions for guardianship of orphans; authorizations to administrators and/or executors to sell property of the Estate; etc.

NOTES:

  • The Minute Book of the Ordinary for Marion District appears to be missing it's first page(s) and deaths occurring earlier than June 1800 will not be noted in this work.

  • While the Minute Book is written in chronological order, I created the following work by indexing the entries by surname of the deceased, and extracting the most relevant text.

  • Administrations of Estates typically spanned more than a single year. Entries covering multiple years are combined under the first entry found for an Estate, but due to the nature of this work, not every entry will be included. Please use these pages as a guide only.

  • Links are provided to Wills where available.

  • Copies of Estate papers for this period may be ordered from
    • Marion County Archives and History Center
      101 N. Main St.
      Marion SC 29571
      (843) 431-5024

BOOK A (1800-1814), Letters of Administration
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