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Guide to the G.M. & A.W. Speir Records on the Estate of William Payne
1842-1888 (bulk 1873-1888)
 MS 3057

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Volume : 1 Copartnership Accounts - F. Derby & Co. - William Payne

Scope and Contents

Ledger of stocks, bad debts, sales accounts, and other financial transactions.

1847-1873
Box: 1 Volume : 2 [Accounting Ledger for James Sutherland]

Scope and Contents

Record of accounting between James Sutherland and William Payne. Only the first few pages have writing, the rest of the book is blank.

circa 1868-1872
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Articles of Agreement Between Freeman Derby, George Barlow and William Payne, December 31, 1861
1858, 1861
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Marclay Papers

Scope and Contents

Relates to a mortgage on property in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.

1866-1877
Box: 1 Folder : 3 New Jersey Orphans Court County of Monmouth - Estate of William Payne - New Jersey Accounting

Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of William Payne's last will and testament. This document names his wife, Jemima Payne, executrix of his estate. It also lists the amounts Payne chose to designate to each person in his will. Familial relationships are described in the will, which gives context to many of the names seen elsewhere in the collection.

Scope and Contents

Contains an inventory of furniture and belongings in each room of Payne's Monmouth County main house along with the barn yard, boat house, and out buildings.

1873-1880
Box: 1 Folder : 3.1 In Re: Payne - Vouchers on New Jersey Account
1873-1875
Box: 1 Folder : 3.2 Payne Contract to Sell Shrewsbury Property

Scope and Contents

Contract between Jemima Payne and Hyacinthe Joseph LaMarch for the sale of William Payne's farm located in Middleton, Monmouth County, New Jersey (also referred to as the Shrewsbury property). The contract describes 36 acres near Browis Dock on North Shrewsbury River including all the buildings, furniture, farming utensils, boats, horse, cow, and personal property on the premises for the sum of 500 dollars.

1875
Box: 1 Folder : 3.3 Consents as to Dower
1873-1877
Box: 1 Folder : 3.3.1 Payne Dower
1875-1877
Box: 1 Folder : 3.4 Payne New Jersey Legacy Receipts
1875-1878
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Payne Powers of Attorney

Scope and Contents

Includes Power of Attorney documents for multiple parties.

1875-1884
Box: 2 Folder : 1.1 [Power of Attorney Documents]

Scope and Contents

Includes Power of Attorney documents for James Payne and Amos Todd in the matter of the estate of William Payne.

1874-1875
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Probatory Will in Michigan
1842, 1864-1880
Box: 2 Folder : 2.1 Rec'd Sept 16th '80
1880
Box: 2 Folder : 2.2 Rec'd Sept 17th '80
1880
Box: 2 Folder : 2.3 Rec'd Oct 2nd '80
1880
Box: 2 Folder : 2.4 Letter from R. M. Goodwin to G. M. Speir
1880
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Payne - Property in Michigan

Scope and Contents

Letters of interest about the property for sale and a drawn map of the property.

1874-1876
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Will and Extract of Francis Bringlor deceased [Michigan documents]
1878
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Mount Vernon Property

Scope and Contents

Contract for sale of property from Jemima Payne to Henry Rudolph in 1884 for 1,530 dollars. The property was known as lot number 657 located at the southwest corner of First Street and Seventh Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY.

1875-1888
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Surrogates Court County of New York - Estate of James Payne - Final Accounting
1877-1888
Box: 2 Folder : 6.1 Estate of James Payne - Letters Testamentary

Scope and Contents

Document appointing Gilbert M. Speir as the Administrator of James Payne's estate

1878
Box: 2 Folder : 6.2 James Payne
1875-1885
Box: 2 Folder : 6.3 Estate of James Payne deceased

Scope and Contents

Notes by G.M. Speir about probating foreign wills

1876-1886
Box: 2 Folder : 6.4 James Payne deceased England
1875-1883
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Payne Memorandum as to Amos Todd
1875-1876
Box: 2 Folder : 7.1 Payne - Amos Todd
1874-1882
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Amos Todd
1882-1884
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Payne Bunn Letters
1876, 1878
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Payne Re: Part Payments on Account of Residuary Shares
1879-1885
Box: 3 Folder : 1 [James Sutherland and William Payne Agreements, Accounting Records]
1878-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 1.1 James Sutherland and J. Payne - Agreement
1873-1877
Box: 3 Folder : 2 [James Sutherland Case Documents, Schedules]
1880-1885
Box: 3 Folder : 3.1 William Payne Estate - James Sutherland + Mark Goodwine Lease and Assignment
1880-1883
Box: 3 Folder : 3.2 Mrs. Emma Barry
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3.3 Jemima Payne executrix etc. against Frank Lyons Sr. - Deeds, Exhibits
1872-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 3.4 Re: William Payne - J. Paymas executrix to Frank Lyons Sr - Lease
1881
Box: 3 Folder : 3.5 Estate of Elanor Welch
1882-1883
Box: 3 Folder : 3.6 Mrs. Louisa Dahl
1881-1883
Box: 3 Folder : 3.7 John Payne as Administrator etc. of Alice Payne deceased - Receipts of Estate of Alice Payne deceased
1876-1879
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Alice Payne deceased - Appointment of Guardian Gertrude Welsh
1875, 1877
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Catherine M. Brown - Greene Ave Loan
1878
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Mortgage for $5000 - Jemima Payne to Catherine M. Brown - Andrew Moll
1877-1881
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Catherine M. Brown - Greene Ave, Tompkins Ave
1882, 1885
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Greenwood Cemetery Papers
1876-1877
Box: 3 Folder : 9 John le Burne to Jemima Payne - $12500 - First Ave.
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Map of 29th + East River
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Payne Executrix of Lyons, Smith etc.
1881-1884
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Jane Heaver
1882, 1885
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Surrogates Court County of New York - Estate of William Payne - First Accounting
1878-1879
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Surrogates Court County of New York - Estate of William Payne - Final Accounting
1875-1885
Box: 4 Folder : 1 N.Y. Surrogate's Court - In the Matter of the Final Judicial Settlement of the Accounts of Jemima Payne, Executrix of the Will of William Payne, Deceased
1878-1885
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Surrogate's Court , County of New York - Final Judicial Accounting of Jemima Payne, Executrix &c. of William Payne, Deceased.
1873-1886
Box: 4 Folder : 3 [Loose Papers]

Scope and Contents

Includes legacy receipt record, calculations of interest due legatees represented by the Coudert Brothers firm, list of legatees and heirs, inventory of furniture at No. 324 West 18th street, and papers related to the james Sutherland matter.

1872-1884