In the matter of the estate of Thomas Smith late of New Plymouth, Settler, Deceased AND In the matter of the estate of Susan Smith late of New Plymouth Widow, Deceased BETWEEN Edward Dingle of New Plymouth Cabinet-maker Plaintiff AND Elizabeth Newell of Hebden Bridge in the County of York in England Spinster Helen Ann Newell of the same place Spinster Betsy Morrison of the same place widow Sarah Grace Gibson of the same place widow Maria Cockcroft wife of Tom Cockcroft of the same place Joiner Thomas James Smith of the same place Clerk Charles Clay Smith of the same place Gentleman and William Henry Smith of Halifax in the County of York in England Printer Defendants [item]
Documents pertain to a case filed by the executor of the will of Susan Smith, deceased (Dingle) against the nephews and nieces of Thomas Smith, deceased, (Newell, Newell, Morrison, Gibson, M. Cockcroft, T. J. Smith, C. C. Smith, W. H. Smith). Thomas Smith allegedly left his estate to his wife, Susan Smith. The instructions regarding what is to be done with T. Smith's estate after the death of his wife differ between T. Smith's will and S. Smith's will. The defendants in this case are potential beneficiaries of the wills. The amount of the estate to which S. Smith was initially entitled is also in question. Includes the full names and professions of the defendants, information on family relationships within the Smith family, and a judgment paper.