To Arthur D Conover, Surrogate of the County of Monmouth
We the children and son-in-laws of James Chambers who died intestate, being entitled to have administration of his affects, do hereby, for certain reasons [unable to read] renounce our aforesaid right of administration to Charles Allen.
Witness our hands this 19th day of June A.D. 1848
John L. Stevens
To the Judges of the Orphans Court of the County of Monmouth
The petition of John Chambers respectfully showeth that James Chambers late of the County of Monmouth, died without a will, seized in fee simple of lands and tenements situate in the township of Freehold, Jackson and Millstone in said County: that is to say, a farm, a Plantation, the buildings being in Freehold and the tenement in about 300 Acres being in Millstone and Jackson
And that said John Chambers is entitled to this equal undivided one ninth part thereof and as tenants in common with Phebe Stephens wife of John Stephens; Joseph Chambers; Hannah Moore; Margaret Reynolds; wife of Enoch Reynolds; James Chambers, Ezekiel Chambers, Robert Chambers, Job Chambers, Jane Chambers, and Sarah Chambers being children of Job Chambers, dec.; Caleb Chambers, Ann, Augustus, George, Margaret, Maria, Emley, Louise and Rachel Chambers children of Solomon Chambers, dec.; Jane, Edith, and Julia Gravat children of Abby Gravat, dec. formerly Abby Chambers; and Mary, child of Sarah Headly, dec. formerly Sarah Chambers, the said Phebe Stephens, Joseph Chambers, Hannah Moore, Margaret Reynolds and Mary child of Sarah Headly being each entitled to the undivided ninth part thereof; the said James, Ezekiel, Robert, Job, Jane, and Sarah children of Job Chambers, dec. being each entitled to the undivided one fifty fourth part thereof; the said Caleb, Ann, Augustus, George, Margaret, Maria, Emley, Louisa and Rachel children of Solomon Chambers, dec. being each entitled to the one eighty one part thereof; and the said Jane, Edith, and Julia children of Abby Gravat being entitled each to the one twenty seventh part thereof; and that the said Job, Jane and Sarah children of Job Chambers; Rachel child of Solomon Chambers; Edith and Julia children of Abby Gravat; and Mary child of Sarah Headly are minors under the age of twenty one years.
Your petitioners therefore pray this court to order a division thereof between the said owners in the shares and proportions to which they are entitled as aforesaid and to appoint three disinterested Commissioners to ascertain the metes and bounds of each owners share according to the act entitled "An Act for the More Easy Partition of Lands Held by Co-partners, Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common" approved April 11, 1841
Nov. 4, 1848 (his mark)
John Chambers on his oath saith that the facts set forth in the above petition are true as therein set forth to the best of his knowledge.
Researcher: Lenell M. Slaten, Ed.D.
A genealogist copied this Office of the Surrogate document in May 1982 from Microfilm 4209 in the Monmouth County Courthouse, Freehold, New Jersey.
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