Will of Lucinda (Champlin) Mayham

Schoharie County NYGenWeb Site

Submitted by Teena (Mayham) Schroeder

(born October 12, 1836 – died April 19, 1923, wife of Cornelius Mayham, Jr., daughter of Giles Stanton Champlin and Katherine Wallace;
Cornelius was the son of Cornelius Mayham and Julia Ann Reynolds and grandson of Henry Maham and Catherine McGlothlin)



I, Lucinda C. Mayham, of the town of Blenheim in the County of Schoharie and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say:

First – I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Second – I will and bequeath all my property, real and personal to my grandchildren, Albert C. Mayham and Dorothea H. Mayham except as follows:

To my granddaughter Beatrice Watkins I bequeath an old blue and white teapot which belonged to my Grandmother Wallace.

Lastly, I hereby appoint Raymond H. Champlin of the town of Colchester, Delaware Co., N.Y. executor of this, my last Will and Testament; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name the fourth day of April, in the year One thousand nine hundred and twenty-one.

(Lucinda C. Mayham’s signature)

We, whose names are hereto subscribed, Do Certify, that on the 4th day of April 1921 Lucinda C. Mayham the testator, subscribed her name to this instrument in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and at the same time, in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be her last Will and Testament, and requested us, and each of us, to sign our names thereto as witnesses to the execution thereof, which we hereby do in the presence of the testator and of each other, on the said date, and write opposite our names our respective places of residence.

Raymond H. Champlin (signature) residing at Downsville, Del. Co., N.Y.

Leland P. Champlin (signature) residing at Stamford, R#1, New York

Surrogate’s Court, Schoharie County

In the Matter of the Estate of Lucinda C. Mayham, Deceased.

Petition to Probate Will

Will filed June 12th, 1923

Pet. Filed June 12, 1923

Cit. returnable July 28, 1923

Surrogate’s Court, County of Schoharie

In the matter of the petition of Raymond H. Champlin for the probate of the last will and testament of Lucinda C. Mayham, deceased.

To the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Schoharie, The Petition of Raymond H. Champlin of Colchester, in the county of Delaware and State of New York, respectfully shows:

That Lucinda C. Mayham late of the town of Blenheim in the County of Schoharie, aforesaid, died on the 19th of April 1923 at Schenectady, N.Y.

The said deceased was at the time of her death a resident of the town of Blenheim in the County of Schoharie.

Said deceased left a last will and testament, which is dated the fourth day of April in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty one. Your petitioner is the executor named in said will. The said deceased left no husband. The following named persons are the only heirs-at-law and next of kin of said deceased, and their degree of relationship to the said deceased, their places of residence and post office address are respectively as follows, viz.:

Beatrice Watkins – Granddaughter – Watkins, N.Y.

Albert C. Mayham – Grandson – Cobleskill, N.Y.

Dorothea H. Mayham – Granddaughter – Watkins, N.Y.

(Note: No legatees, devisees, executors, trustees, and testamentary guardians)

That all of the above-name persons are of full age and sound mind, except the following, who are infants of the ages respectively as follows, viz.:

Albert C. Mayham – aged 20 years

Dorothea Mayham – aged 18 years

Said infants have no General or Testamentary Guardians, parents not living.

That the will relates to both real and personal estate, and as your petitions is informed and believes, the value of the personal property does not exceed $600., and that said deceased left real estate not exceeding in value the sum of $200.00.

That no previous petition for the probate of said will, or for a grant of letters testamentary, or of administration of the personal property of the decedent, has been filed or presented in any court to the knowledge or belief of your petitioner.

Wherefore your petition prays that said last will and testament may be proved, that the same may be recorded and letters testamentary be granted thereon in pursuance of the statute in such cases made and provided; that said widow (husband), heirs-at-law, next of kin and other necessary parties be cited to show cause why said sill and testament should not be admitted to probate.

And your petitioner further prays for an order directing service of a citation herein without the State of New York or by publication upon the persons and corporations named herein as non-residents, or who, or whose residence, are unknown, and upon the persons and corporations named herein as residents who it is shown can not be served within the State of New York.

Dated the 7th day of May 1923

Raymond H. Champlin (signature) Petitioner.

(Note: The Will was filed on June 12, 1923 and admitted to Probate on July 28th, 1923)

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