Old Legal Notices:
Genealogy Clues from Old Probate, Estate, Divorce, Guardianship, Orphans' Court Notices & More

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You'll find notices regarding estates, probate, partnerships, divorces, guardianship, and many other clues along the paper trail of our ancestors! Many of these (especially the estate notices) will describe property at length, name other family members, or even mention neighbors' names in property descriptions!  

Legal notices appear in the order that they're added, with the newest items at the top of the list. 

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Notice to Creditors: COUGH Property Assigned to SMAIL, Australia, 1909

GOODWIN Probate Notice, ME, 1871

Sheriff's Sale: ROOS vs. LYONS, etc., LA, 1895
CHACHERE, MARTIN, McBRIDE, VALIERE, GUIDRY, FONTENOT

SPAFFORD Probate Notice, NH, 1808
BLOOD, SEARLE, BARRETT, CHILD, CROMBIE, CHAMPNEY

Hypolite JOHNSON Estate, LA, 1895  DEVILLE, THOMPSON

Sylvester SEYMOUR Estate, CT, 1840

GOODMAN Estate Notice, TN, 1855 
BAMBURGER

COATS Estate is Insolvent per Peyton SMITH, Administrator, TN, 1855

BARRY Estate Notice, TN, 1855 GIBSON

LEWELLING Estate: Land & Slaves for Sale, MS, 1855 SMITH

Valentine FEUDNER Estate Notice, CA, 1880

Nelson County, VA Legal Notice, 1854 GRETTER, BRENT, PROFFITT, McCRAW, JONES, CALLAWAY, SAVAGE, LOVING, CABELL

Notice: Stray Cow Found by Stephen DOWDY Valued at $10, VA, 1854 SWINNEY, BRIGHTWELL, WADE, RUSSELL, DABNEY

CLARK Estate, NH, 1808 GREELEY, CLOUGH

Scotch Sequestrations, 1858 Now indexed! Surnames include the following: COCHRAN, FERGUSON, SWANWICK, MULLER, PARKER, BROWN, LAIRD, WATERSON

WRIGHT Estate Notice, RI, 1788 BOURS

Bedford Court Legal Notice: PATTERSON vs. KYLE, 1830 PATTERSON, KYLE, WINGFIELD

Superior Court Chancery Notice, VA, 1830 EARLY, SLONE, TONEY, ABSHIRE, WRIGHT, SIMPKINS, SANFORD, DORAN, PATE, SANDFORD, WILLS

Notice to Creditors of William GARDNER, Falkirk, Linlithgow, Scotland, 1829 MUIRHEAD

James WATT & Co. Notice, Scotland, 1829 Now indexed!  Surnames include: WATT, BROWN, HADDOW, CAMERON, WYLIE, CARMICHAEL

Non-Resident Notice, Memphis Chancery Court, TN, 1881 KEEL, MARTIN, JAMES, BLACK, McHENRY, SNEED, MYERS

U. S. Marshal LYON's Sale of the Steamer Union in the case of SKAATES vs. BARTON, SANDERS & MOORE, AL, 1846

Archibald CAMPBELL Estate Notice, VA
 WREN

Non-Resident Notice: BOHANNON, STODGILL, COVINGTON & BROOKS , KY, VA, 1831 BROCKENBROUGH, UPSHUR, POLLARD

Administrator's Notice: ROOTES & PROSSER Estates, VA, 1831

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