The Register of Wills oversees the administration of estates. The position was created by the Constitution of 1776, and replaced the Deputy Commissary who had overseen local probate matters under the colonial government.
See also Deputy Commissaries of Cecil County, 1692-1777.
|1816-1844||Henry D. Miller|
|1844-1845||William H. Gilpen|
|1845-1852||George R. Howard|
|1852-1856||James H. Jamar|
|1856-1857||Reuben D. Jamar|
|1863-1867||Chalkely B. Cutler|
|1867-1878||Reuben D. Jamar |
|1878-1879||Reuben E. Jamar|
|1879-1884||Henry D. Miller |
|1884-1903||Reuben E. Jamar|
|1903-1915||Thomas B. Miller|
|1915-1921||Rufus D. Bowland|
|1921-1934||Robert J. McCauley|
|1934-1942||Jesse E. Pierson|
|1942-1954||W. Andrew Seth|
|1954-1966||Bessie C. Hartnett|
|1966-1982||Ruth H. Towler|
|1982-1990||Lilian D. Rodgers|
|1990-1998||R. Sandra Tamargo|
|1998-2014||Allyn Price Nickle|
|2014-present||Michael W. Dawson|
1. Reuben D. Jamar died on December 1, 1878, and Reuben E. Jamar was appointed in his place.
2. Henry D. Miller died on February 23, 1884, and Reuben E. Jamar was appointed in his place.
CECIL COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Orphans Court Proceedings) 1798-1955, MSA C640 and MSA CM359
CECIL COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS (Administration Bonds) 1674-1867, MSA C589
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (Commission Record) 1726-1837, MSA S1080
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