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Reports of Cases in the High Court of Chancery of Maryland 1846-1854
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SPENCER VS. SPENCER. 461
well as against all the claims for which credits are allowed in
the additional administration account, and they excepted to the
said last account on several grounds.
It appeared, among other things, by an admitted statement
of facts, that all the negroes belonging to the estate of William
Spencer, appraised at $1200, absconded soon after his death,
and were finally lost, though legal measures were taken to re-
cover them, by his executor, Isaac, and the validity of a large
amount of claims against the estate of the former, as paid by
the latter, was also admitted, and that at the time of filing the
bill, sundry suits at law and equity were depending against the
said Isaac, as executor and devisee of the said William; and the
due execution of the contract on which the claim for $17,534 52
was allowed in the Orphans Court was also admitted, and that
the credits endorsed thereon are in the handwriting of Isaac
Spencer. That the lands mentioned in said contract are the
same which came to the hands of Isaac after the death of Wil-
liam Spencer in Queen Anne's county, and described in the
proceedings as the "Crompton Estate," and which were sold as
aforesaid by the said Isaac, and conveyed by him to the pur-
chasers thereof, but that no deed of the same from Isaac to
William can be found. The deed from Isaac Spencer to the
purchasers of this land, John A. Hopper and others, is dated
the 17th of September, 1831, and is for the consideration of
$5000.
It was also admitted that upon the petition of William A.
and John Spencer, trustees and executors of Isaac Spencer de-
ceased, filed in the Orphans Court of Kent county, on the 20th
of June, 1843, that court passed an order appointing John
Carroll Sutton and Thomas J. Mann, to estimate the value of
the lands of which William Spencer died seized in the year
1822, as of that year, in virtue whereof, on the 24th of June,
1843, they made an estimate by which they valued his lands in
Kent county, containing a little upwards of 1200 acres, at
$12 per acre, and his lands in Queen Anne's county, containing
between twelve and sixteen hundred acres, at $5 per acre,
making an aggregate of $20,922 57, or about that sum.

 
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