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Mary Ridgely Preston Brown (1857-1895)
MSA SC 3520-2282
First Lady of Maryland, 1892-1895
 

Administration Account for Mary Ridgely Brown:


Estate of Mary R. Brown

First and Final Account of Frank Brown, Executor,

This accountant charges himself with the full amount of Inventory as per appraisement returned 19th day of May, 1896,

And with sundry accounts due the Estate, together, with Interest and Dividend, earned and collected during the past year.
The full amount of Inventory, per appraisement;  $ 353,607.00
Cash in Bank at time of decease;  110.02
Mortgage on #1044 Washington St., Boston,  15,000.00
Interest: 
Interest due on Sundry Investments, from May, 1895, and since collected;  1,243.49
Interest on Balto. City Stock from May 10th, 1895 to May 15, 1896  7,022.07
Interest on Atlanta and Charlotte Bonds  2,450.00
Interest on Boston Mortgage  750.00 11,485.56
Dividend: 
Collected on Sundry Investments, from May 10th, 1895 to May 10th, 1896,  $ 2,603.08
Pennsylvania Railroad Stock  357.50
Hartford Insurance Compy. Stock  4,465.20
Fitchburg Railroad Capy. Stock  1,116.00
Boston and Colorado Smeltg. Co. Stock  4,433.74
Merchants' Bank stock, Boston;  60.00
Central Ohio stock,  900.00 14,015.52
Estate to be accounted for: $ 394,198.10
And pays an allowance for the following payments and disbursements, as per receipts and releases herewith exhibited: 
Advertising Creditors Notice in Democratic Advocate,  $ 2.50
Advertising in Baltimore Sun  4.89
Hugh Sisson and Sons, Monument, Greenmount, 2800.00
Administration expenses in the Orphans' Court 47.26
This accountant's commission on $ 394,198.10, amount of the personal estate of his decedent, at the rate of ten percent on the first twenty thousand dollars, and two percent on the balance, 9483.96
Whole amount of disbursements, $ 12,338.61
And with the following amount paid cash legacies, being the amount of such legacies, less collateral Inheritance tax retained:
Col. Tax
Lina A. Walker, - Jenkins $12.50  $ 487.50
Emeline Price, - McShant 30.00  1170.00
Mary Tracy,  12.50  487.50
Annie Nearman,  2.50  97.50
Wilson Widgeon,  2.50  97.50 
Margaret Moullon,  2.50 97.50
Kate McKenna,  12.50 487.50
David Ridgely,  5000.00
Mary R. Ridgely,  5000.00
Frank Brown, Trustee for Mary R. Gould  250.00  9750.00
Paid Geo. M. Parker, Register of Wills, Collateral Tax on above legacies of $ 13,000.00, 325.00
Whole amount of cash legacies, 23,000.00
Amount forwarded, $ 35,338.61
Amount brought forward, $ 35,338.61
And with the appraised value of the following specific legacies:
Diamond Bracelet bequeathed to Frank Brown, husband of Testatrix $ 500.00
Diamond Solitaire Ring bequeathed to Frank Brown, husband of Testatrix 300.00
The following specific legacies bequeathed to Mary R. Brown, and Frank S.R. Brown, children of Testatrix, now deposited with "The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Baltimore", as directed by Testatrix in the will:
Marquiese and Brown Diamond Ring, bequeathed to Frank S.R. Brown, Testatrix's son; 200.00
Silverware bequeathed to Mary R. Brown, and Frank S.R. Brown, to be equally divided between them,  329.00
Jewelry bequeathed to Mary R. Brown, Testatrix's daughter,  6,616.00
Whole amount of appraisement of specific legacies 7,945.00
The following stocks and securities at appraised value:
$ 95,200. Balto. City 5% Stock redeemable 1900 at 103 $ 98,056.08
3,900. Balto. City 6% Stock redeemable 1902 at 110 4,290.00
40,700. Balto. City 5% Stock redeemable 1916 at 120 48,840.00
35,000. Atlanta and Charlotte R.R. Bonds at 115  40,250.00
40. Shares Neptune Fire Ins. Co. at 60  2,400.00
279. Shares Fitchburg Railroad Co. at 93  25,947.00
183. Shares Hartford Fire Ins. Co. at 390  71,370.00
300. Shares Central Ohio R.R. Co. at 50  15,000.00
10. Shares Merchants' Int'l Bank, Boston, at 150  1,500.00
143. Shares Pennsylvania R.R. Co. at 53  7,579.00
507. Shares Boston and Colorado Smetl'g Co. at 60  30,420.00
Bobtail Tunnel Company, nominal,  5.00
Consolidated Bobtail Gold Mining Co., nominal,  5.00
Cash remaining in hands of Executor, 5,252.49
Balance in distribution $ 350,914.49
Estate accounted for  $ 394,198.10
Balance due estate for distribution, brought forward,  $ 350,914.49
Distribution thereof, according to Testatrix's Will, and Codicil thereto, as follows: 
The one-third thereof to Frank Brown, husband of Testatrix, for the term of his natural life and after his death to be disposed of as directed by Testatrix in her Will, as follows:
1/3 of $ 95,200. Balto. City, 5% Stock redeemable 1900, at 103.  $ 32,685.33 1/3
1/3 of 3,900. Balto. City, 6% Stock redeemable 1902, at 110.  1,430.00
1/3 of 40,700. Balto. City, 5% Stock, redeemable 1916, at 120.  16,280.00
1/3 of 35,000. Atlanta and Charlotte R.R. Bonds, at 115.  13,416.66 2/3
1/3 of 40. Shares Neptune Fire Ins. Co. at 93.  800.00
1/3 of 279. Shares Fitchburg Railroad Co. at 93  8,649.00
1/3 of 183. Shares Hartford Fire Ins. Co. at 390  23,790.00
1/3 of 300. Shares Central Ohio R.R. Co. at 50  5,000.00
1/3 of 10. Shares Merchants' Int'l Bank, Boston, at 150  500.00
1/3 of 143. Shares Pennsylvania R.R. Co. at 53  2,528.33 1/3
1/3 of 507. Shares Boston and Colorado Smetl'g Co. at 60  10,140.00
1/3 of Bobtail Tunnel Company, nominal,  1.66 2/3
1/3 of Consolidated Bobtail Gold Mining Co., nominal,  1.66 2/3
In cash  1,750.80 $116,971.49 1/3
Residue as follows:  $ 233,942.99 1/3
To Frank Brown, in trust for Testatrix's two children, Mary R. Brown and Frank S.R. Brown, the above residue, to be held by him subject to the provisions of Testatrix's Will and Codicil thereto, as follows:
2/3 of $ 95,200. Balto. City, 5% Stock redeemable 1900, at 103.  $ 65,370.66 2/3
2/3 of 3,900. Balto. City, 6% Stock redeemable 1902, at 110.  2,860.00
1/3 of 40,700. Balto. City, 5% Stock, redeemable 1916, at 120.  32,560.00
2/3 of 35,000. Atlanta and Charlotte R.R. Bonds, at 115.  26,833.33 1/3
2/3 of 40. Shares Neptune Fire Ins. Co. at 93.  1,600.00
2/3 of 279. Shares Fitchburg Railroad Co. at 93  17,298.00
2/3 of 183. Shares Hartford Fire Ins. Co. at 390  47,580.00
2/3 of 300. Shares Central Ohio R.R. Co. at 50  10,000.00
2/3 of 10. Shares Merchants' Int'l Bank, Boston, at 150  1000.00
2/3 of 143. Shares Pennsylvania R.R. Co. at 53  5,052.66 2/3
2/3 of 507. Shares Boston and Colorado Smetl'g Co. at 60  20,280.00
2/3 of Bobtail Tunnel Company, nominal,  3.33 1/3
2/3 of Consolidated Bobtail Gold Mining Co., nominal,  3.33 1/3
In cash ((Note) to follow this Estate refer to private Book 1912 folio 810)  3,501.66 $ 233,942.99 1/3


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