Source:Moorhouse, B-Ann. Kings County, New York Administration Proceedings, 1817-1856, B-Ann Moorhouse, CG, FGBS and Joseph M Silinonte

Source Kings County, New York Administration Proceedings, 1817-1856
Abstracts of the Earliest Proceedings in the Kings County Surrogate's Court, Brooklyn
Author Moorhouse, B-Ann
Coverage
Place Kings, New York, United States
Year range 1817 - 1856
Subject Legal/Court records
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Date issued 2006
Place issued New York, New York
Citation
Moorhouse, B-Ann. Kings County, New York Administration Proceedings, 1817-1856: Abstracts of the Earliest Proceedings in the Kings County Surrogate's Court, Brooklyn. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2006).
Repositories
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The book is available for purchase from The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society from their online store here: http://newyorkfamilyhistory.myshopify.com/.

From the Forward:
"When an individual dies intestate (without a will) in New York State, the county Surrogate appoints an administrator to settle the estate. The letters of Administration issued to the administrator contain very limited information. What many researchers do not realize is that the court may have preserved other papers relating to its proceedings for the estate which can be very valuable to both genealogists and historians.

"From the files of the Kings County Surrogate's Court in Brooklyn, B-Ann Moorhouse, assisted by Joseph M. Silinonte, has abstracted the administration proceedings (clerk's notes and related documents) from the earliest surviving record in 1817 to 1856, adding a collection of similar records from 1851 now found at the Municipal Archives of the City of New York."

The book is fully indexed.