This Dower Renunciation that Gerry Lenzen found (sent in an e-mail of 8/18/07) is a copy of a record in the Huntingdon County Court that has Ruth Hall renouncing her dower right from her deceased husband, William Hall. First is a scan of the renunciation, then Gerry's transcription of it. From Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Register of Wills. "Wills, 1787-1908: Index to Wills and Letters of Administration, 1787-1918." Ruth Hall Renunciation, 5 June 1798 and Letters of Administration, 7 June 1798, vol. 1, p.128. FHL microfilm # 0854231.

Ruth Hall Dower Renunciation


Renunciation }

Ruth Hall }

To all people to whom these present

Shall come I Ruth Hall Widow &

Relict of William Hall late of Union

Township Deceased sends greeting:

Know ye that for divers good causes

I have renounced and by these presents do renounce

all my right to the Administration of the Estate

of my late husband deceased and desire that letters

of Administration be granted to Thomas Hall

Witness my hand & seal the 5th day of June 1798.


Ruth X Hall {Seal}


Witnesses Present

James Brown

William Brown son of James

Copy A. Henderson Registrar

Memorandum and Letters of Ad-

ministration were granted in common

form to Thomas Hall of the Estate of William

Hall, Inventory to be filed on 17 July next

and an account of his Administration on

17 June 1799 or when legally required

Given under the Seal of Office this 17th

June 1798

And. Henderson, Registrar

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