LAMBERTUS DE RONDE

 

This probate record was donated by Lee Garlock who currently lives in Virginia and writes ~

"Here is some information on the De Ronde family.  Adrian DeRonde purchased land in the Town of Mayfield in 1808.  His son was Lambertus DeRonde.  Lambertus DeRonde married Angelica Fonda (b. 1797, d. 24 July 1870, aged 73, buried at Old Mayfield Cemetery) .  In the 1845 Census of Mayfield, Fulton Co. NY, Lambertus De Ronde is listed with 1 male and 1 female, 1 voter, 2 born in NY, 20 yds of woolens not fulled manufactured, had 2 cows, 5 sheep, and 1 hog.    He signed a will on 23 Jan 1849 in Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY.  He died on 28 Aug 1850 in Fulton Co., NY. His estate was probated on 17 Dec 1850 in Fulton Co., NY.

Last Will and Testament of Lambertus De Ronde, Records of the Surrogate Court, Fulton County, Johnstown, New York. Book #4, Page 104.

Will

The last will and testament of Lambertus De Ronde of the town of Mayfield County of Fulton & State of New York.  I Lambertus De Ronde considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say): First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann J De Ronde all of my personal property after having first satisfied all the legal demands against me from the same and I further give to my said wife Ann the sole use of my real estate with the privilege of having all the wood and other things necessary for her comfort from the same during her natural life.  

Item.  I give and devise to my son William E De Ronde (subject to the above life estate of my wife) all of the real estate owned by me in fee simple, exempting the land lying north of the stone wall commencing at the highway north of the house and running westerly to Anna Stone's line and I further will and direct that my said son William have the whole control and use of the excepted part during his natural life subject to the above life estate.  And I hereby direct and require in consideration of the above devise that my said son William De Ronde shall pay to my daughter Hannah A. Becker or her heirs the sum of two hundred dollars within two years.......pay the said Two Hundred Dollars that my said daughter Hannah A. Becker or her heirs shall have a claim of Two Hundred dollars upon the lands devised in fee simple to my son William.

Item.  I give and devise to my grandson John Marcus De Ronde the lands owned by me north of the stone wall commencing at the road North of the house and running westerly to Anna Stones line subject to the above specified life estates and lastly as to all the residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods, and chattles of what kind or nature soever.  I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved wife Ann J De Ronde And I hereby appoint William E. DeRonde and John Becker Executors of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal the 23rd day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourty nine.

Lambertus De Ronde (LS)

The above instrument of two pages was at the date thereof declared to us by the testator Lambertus De Ronde to be his last will and testament and he then acknowledged to each of us that he had subscribed the same and we at this request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses:
            Abraham G Marsilis Mayfield, Fulton Co. New York
            Jas H. Kinnecul of the same county and state
            Richard S. Fitcomb Mayfield, Fulton Co NY.
 
Be it remembered that heretofore to wit on the 17th day of December 1850 William DeRonde one of the executors named in the last will and testament of Lambertus De Ronde late of the County of Fulton, and Angelica De Ronde the widow of the said deceased appeared in open court before the County

Judge of the County of Fulton and made application to have the said last will and testament which relates to both real and personal estate, proved, and on such application the County Judge did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who were the widow, heirs, next of kin of the said testator and their respective evidence.  and one of them appearing to be a minor having no general guardian a special guardian was appointed in due form of law to take any his interest in the matter proving the said will by an order entered for that purpose by the said County Judge, and the said heirs, next of kin, and guardian having all appeared only in court and consents that the proof & examination of the witnesses in this matter without the issuing & service of a citation upon them and on appearing to oppose the probate of said will such proceedings were thereupon had in due course of law that the said County Judge tool the proof of the said will hereinafter set forth and on this 30th day of December 1850 he adjudged the said will to be valid will of real and personal estate and the proof therof to be sufficient which said last will & testament & proof are as follows...


State of New York, Fulton County
In the matter of proving the
last will and testament
of
Lambertus De Ronde Dec.
                                County of Fulton


                                                                     Richard Fitcomb
of Fulton County being duly sworn & examined before John Wells County Judge of the County of Fulton doth dispose & say that he was well acquainted with Lambertus De Ronde now deceased, That he was present at the house of said deceased sometime during the summer of the year 1850.  That he then saw the instrument in writing, now provided to him to this deponent bearing date the 23rd day of January 1849 purporting? to be the last will and testament of the said Lambertus De Ronde, deceased, that the said deceased show the said instrument to this deponent and then acknowledged to this deponent that he had executed and subscribed the said instrument as and for his last will and testament & that the same was his last will and testament and he then othe{r?} requester this deponent to sign his name as a witness thereto  therefore this deponent accordingly signed his name as a witness at the and of the the said instrument  This deponent further says that the said deceased at the time he mark tge same acknowledged ......... & ...... this deponent was a citizen of the United States of full age and of sound mind & memory in all respects competent to devise real estate and not under restraint, This deponent also says that he is acquainted with James H. Kinncut one of the witnesses onsain[?]ins t.... that the said James is now sick & not able to leave his home & he could not buthnal[..] danger to him (health and life) be might to attend as a intrup[..] on this pro-ceeding
                                                                Richard S. Fitcomb
Sworn this 28th day of
December 1850 before me
John Wells, County Judge

Surrogates Court Fulton County
In the matter of proving the last
will & testament
      of
Lambertus DeRonde, deceased

Fulton County, I Abaiuenis G. Marselis being duly sworn and examination before John Wells, County Judge of Fulton County, depose & say that he was well acquainted with Lambertus De Ronde now deceased, that he was present as a witness at the residence of the said deceased some two years ago or thereabouts and did hear the said Lambertus De Ronde acknowledge that he had subscribed his name at the end of the the instrument in writing now produced and sworn to this deponent bearing date the 23 rd day of January in the year 1849 & purporting to be the last will and testament  of the said Lambertus De Ronde, deceased, That the said deceased then showed his signature at the end of the said instrument to this deponent & said it was his hand & seal & he declared the same instrument to be his last will and testament and he requested this deponent to sign his name as a witness thereto Therefore this deponent  accordingly signed his name as a witness at the end of the instrument, This deponent says that the said deceased was a citizen of the United States of sound mind & memory in all aspects competent to devise real estate not under any restraint,  This deponent saw James H. Kennicut the other day that said Kennicut  is sick of the consumption & cannot safely burthin - great danger to the said Kennicut to brought out to as a witness on this proceeding.

Ahasueuis G. Meusles
Sworn before this 30th day
of December 1850 John Wells, County Judge.


County of Fulton, Surrogate Court
John Wells, County Judge of Fulton County,


The petition of William E. DeRonde and of Angelica De Ronde both of said County showeth that your petitioners William E. DeRonde is one of the executors  named in the last will and testament of Lambertus DeRonde late of  Mayfield in said County, deceased.    That said deceased was at the or immediately previous to his death an inhabitant of the County of Fulton and departed this life in the said town & County on the 28th day of August last past & that his said last will and testament relates to both real and personal estate. 

Your petitioners further show that your petitioners Angelica is the widow of the said deceased and your petitioner William E. DeRonde the only son of said deceased & Wilbur Becker the son of Hannan A Becker, the only daughter of said deceased, but who is now dead, That your petitioners are of full age, but  that said Wilber Becker is a minor of the age of five years old.

Your petitioners therefore pray that a special guardian may be appointed for the said minor to take care of the interests of said minor & that upon the due appearance of said guardian that the proof and examination of the witnesses may be duly taken for proving said last will and testament & such other proceedings may be had as may be requisite for the proof thereof.
December 17th 1850
                                                             Angelica De Ronde
                                                            William E. DeRonde


County of Fulton, We William DeRonde & Angelica De Ronde the petitioners named in the foregoing petition bring only [.?..] for him or herself say that we have heard  read the foregoing petition to which we have subscribed our names  & know the contents thereof, in that the matter of fact  therein stated are true and that the matters therein states of my information and belief I believe to be true,

Sworn this 17th day of December 1850 before me

John Wells County Judge
of Fulton County

Angelica DeRonde
William E. DeRonde


Surrogates Court County of Fulton
In the matter of the goods & e    }
              of                                  }
Lambertus De Ronde, deceased }

I John Becker of the county of Fulton, farmer, one of the executors named and appointed in and by the last will and testament of Lambertus DeRonde, late of the county of Fulton, deceased, do hereby renounce the said appointment and all right and claim to letters testamentry of the said last will and testament or to act as executor thereof, and pray the surrogate of  the county of Fulton to accept and record this my renunciation. 

Dated the sixteenth day of December AD 1850.
John Becker

Singed in the presence of:
H H Maria Kennicott
Ann T. Kennicott
Fulton County Ls
     

On the sixteenth day of December 1850 before me personally came John Becker to me known to be the individual described in, and who executed the above renounciation and acknowledged that he executed the same for the purpose therein mentioned.
   

Jas H Kennicott, Justice of the Peace.

County of Fulton J.
      I William E. De Ronde and of the executor named in the last will and testament of Lambertus De Ronde late of the County of Fulton, deceased, being duly sworn do swear and declare that I reside in the County of Fulton and that I will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of Executor of the said last will & testament.  Sworn this 30th day of December 1850 before me John Wells, County Judge.       

William E. De Ronde


William Consins  } 
Bannet Dennie   }  Appraisers

Surrogates Court, Fulton County
In the matter of proving the
last will and testament of
Lambertus De Ronde.
        I John Stevens of Johnstown, Attorney at Law do hereby consent to be appointed by the county Judge of Fulton County the special guardian for Wilbur Becker a minor & one of the next of kin of said Lambertus De Ronde dec'd for the sole purpose of taking care of the interest of said minor in the matter of proving the last will and testament of the said deceased and I consent to serve as such special guardian.
   

Dec 17, 1850
John Stevans  

OF NOTE:
 Children of Lambertus DE RONDE and Angelica FONDA were:
i. William Elingston DE RONDE
was born on 16 Dec 1817 in Mayfield NY.1  He was christened on 24 May 1818 in Mayfield Reformed Dutch, Fulton Co NY.  He died after 17 Sep 1886  William DeRonde m. Catharine Christie.  The town records of Mayfield record that Catharine DeRonde died 26 June 1884 in Kingsboro, occupation a housewife.  No other data is given.  They are supposedly buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery.  Catharine Christie's last Will & Testament.
ii. Hannah A. DE RONDE. (d. between Jan 1849 and Dec. 1850) married John Becker
i. Wilbur (b. ca. 1845)

William and Katharine DeRonde had at least two daughters and one son:
i. Martha A. DE RONDE(b. 4 Aug 1846, d. July 5, 1937) m. Jacob Brower
ii. Mary Emily DE RONDE(b. 6 April 1854, d. 3 April 1933 Mayfield NY) m. Arthur Hall. She was buried on 5 Apr 1933 in Gloversville NY.
i. Erwin (b. 1 August 1881, died 29 Oct 1933 Mayfield NY)
iii. John Marcus DE RONDE (b. 10 March 1843, d. 31 Jan 1910) He is listed as a grocer in Kingsboro in 1876 Directory and in Kingsboro as a meat and feed dealer in the 1882 city directory.  John DeRonde of Kingsboro on 9 March 1873.   He was baptized as an adult at Johnstown Presbyterian Church. 

There is an Anna M. DeRonde listed as baptized and taking communion  6 March 1881 (a daughter of John ?)  John was married to Mary ?  Mary was born in 1840.  She died in 1920.  She was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville NY, buried next to John DeRonde and his mother.  His death certificate gives age as 66 years, 10 months, & 21 days. He was a farmer in Mayfield at the time. born in Mayfield.  His father is listed as William DeRonde (b. Mayfield) and mother as Hannah C. Christie (b. Mayfield).  His cause of death was a fractured skull (horses ran away throwing him under sleighs).   


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