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Answer. He did in the conversations and at the time alluded to in Walston's store. 9th Had you or had you not any interest in the estate of John Y Bagwell? Answer. I had no interest in the estate but was his administrator. 10th Did you or did you not give the commissions allowed you for settling said estate to Mrs. Rosan G Bagwell his widow? Answer. I did. 11th Have you or have you not any claims for commission or otherwise against the estate of John Y Bagwell decd, Answer. I have not Question by defendants counsel 1st. Are you still the administrator of John Y Bagwell? Answer. I am not the estate has been audited & settled some time since and the property in the possession of Mrs. Bagwell. 2nd. Have you letters of Administration upon the estate of John Y Bagwell decd. ever been revoked or have you ever been removed on motion made by your securities or otherwise? Answer. Not that I know of. 3rd Why is it that you now say, you are not the administrator of John Y Bagwell? Answer. Because I have not had any thing to do with the sd Estate for the last six years, and the property is all in the possession of the distributee. 4th Do you or not know whether W.P. Custis expected that Mason's estate would succeed in the suit against [Jno Bull Sr?] alluded to in the foregoing part of your deposition! Answer. I have heard Mr. Custis say several times that he did not think Mason's estate would be worsted by the termination of the suit and my understanding of Mr. Custis was that he did not think Bull would recover anything. 5th Did you ever hear Mr. Custis make a positive & unconditional promise to pay any claim against the estate of Charles Mason decd.? Answer. He made as an unconditional promise as any Executor could do. 6th Did you ever hear Mr. Custis make a positive & unconditional promise to pay any claim against the estate of Charles Mason decd. by which I mean did he make a promise without ifs, whens, conditions or qualifications of any sort? Answer. I did not. there was always an if, if he had whens, when the suit was decided. 7th [illegible] conversation between Mr. Custis & Yourself to which you refer, [relate?] to a claim of Samuel Walston decd. or to a claim of William Walston as surviving party [illegible] of Saml. Walston & Son Answer. I do not know And further the deponent saith not James H. Dix The foregoing deposition of James H. Dix was taken by me for the Plaintiffs in the Clerk's Office of Accomack County, Court pursuant to adjournment on Wednesday the 24th Feby 1841 in presence of the plaintiff's attorney & Wm T. Joynes one of the attys for the defts. J. J. Ailworth Comsr in Chy