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  1. GEORGE (1847) RENSHAW: Birth: 17 DEC 1847 in Manchester?, England. Death: BEF 1897

  2. William (s\o George&Martha) Renshaw: Birth: BET 1852 AND 1853 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. Death: 4 MAY 1900 in @@47 - 888 Putnam Ave, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

  3. Annie C. Renshaw: Birth: ABT 1856 in NY. Death: ABT 13 FEB 1929 in @@73 -- Queens Co., NY

  4. James Henry Renshaw: Birth: ABT 18 DEC 1858 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. Death: ABT 25 FEB 1933 in @@74 - Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

  5. Frederick J. Renshaw: Birth: AUG 1862 in NY. Death: ABT 29 SEP 1927 in @@66 -- Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

  6. Laura Bynner Renshaw: Birth: ABT JUN 1867 in NY. Death: 20 MAY 1901 in @@35 - Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY


Sources
1. Source:   George Renshaw Jr's children listed in George Sr's probate, Martha (Woolley) Renshaw probate & Laura Bynner Renshaw re-probate
2. Source:   date calculated from age at death per death certif. -- location from obituary
3. Source:   England per death certificate
4. Source:   Envelope w/ pictures (unknown writing)
5. Source:   death certificate
6. Source:   date from Richard N. Renshaw letter on Renshaw family

Notes
a. Note:   Passenger Lists: New York, 1820-1850 online lookup from mike@@roarty.com ... no other George and no Martha appear Renshaw, George Gender : Male Age : 24 Country of Origin : England Family Number : 788944 Ship Name : St. George Port of Departure : Liverpool Port of Arrival : New York Arrival Date : Apr 20, 1848 Nat'l Archive Series No. : M237 Microfilm Number : 71 Renshaw, Rebecca Gender : Female Age : 61 Country of Origin : England Family Number : 788944 Ship Name : St. George Port of Departure : Liverpool Port of Arrival : New York Arrival Date : Apr 20, 1848 Nat'l Archive Series No. : M237 Microfilm Number : 71 George Renshaw found in: Genealogical Records: New York, 1675-1920 Event: Lived in: 1850 Place: New York City County: New York Comments: Japanner Source: Doggett'S New York City Directory, For 1849-1850 Publisher: John Doggett, Jr. & Co. Publication Information: NY, NY, 1850. Page: 352 Province: New York
  1860 Worldwide Masonic Directory @@ancestry.com Renshaw, George, occupation:Japanner, Lodge: John D. Willard, Address: 77Devoe St., New York, NY, U.S.A.
  1462680 NY naturalization index (R520 soundex) Renshaw, George County court, Kings County, N.Y. date of naturalization: Nov. 29, 1873 volume: 47, page: - , record #: 388 former nationality: queen of the united kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland witnesses: George Renshaw Jr. [no other info filled in on card]
  1324013 Brooklyn NY death certificate 1899 #926 George Renshaw ... Hereby certify that I attended deceased from 15th Dec, 1899 to Jan 12th, 1899. I last saw him alive on the 11th day of Jan 1899, that he died on the 12th day of Jan 1899 about 3 o'clock P.M. ... Cause of death: Typho Malarial Fever Witness my hand this 13th day of Jan 1899 George H. Smith M.D. of 921 Greene Av. Burial: Cypress Hills Cemetery Date of Burial Jan 15th 1899 Undertaker?: Mrs. R. Cuddey? of 1828 Broadway Date of Death: Jan 12th 1899 Full Name: George Renshaw Age at death: 74 years 9 mo 1 day White, Married Occupation: Artist Birthplace: England How long in US: 50 years How long resident of City of New York: 50 years Father's name: Samuel Renshaw Father's birthplace: England Mother's name: Rebeca Byner?/Bigner/Bryner? Mother's birthplace: England Place of death: 888 Putnam Ave. Last place of residence: 888 Putnam Ave. Class of dwelling: Private Cause of death: Typho Malarial Fever
  Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Friday January 13, 1899 p. 5 (also Saturday Jan 14, 1899 p. 5) - death notice RENSHAW - Entered into rest, Thursday, January 12, 1899, GEORGE RENSHAW. Relatives and friends invited to attend the funeral services at his late residence, 888 Putnam av. Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment at convenience of family 13-2
  Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Saturday January 14, 1899 p. 2 obituary George Renshaw died Thursday at his home, 888 Putnam avenue in his 75th year after a month's illness. He was a pioneer of the japanning trade in this country and a well known amateur artist. He was born in Birmingham, England; came to this country in early manhood and settled in the Eastern District of Brooklyn. He was later a member of the firms of Taylor & Hodgett and E. Ketcham & Co. of the Eastern District. Mr. Renshaw was a past master of John D. Willard Lodge of Free Masons. His funeral services will be held this evening. The burial will be in Cypress Hills. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters.
  Brooklyn Daily Eagle - April 03, 1899 p. 2 SURROGATE'S COURT Hon. George B. Abbott, Surrogate--Wills proved: ... George Renshaw, ...
  Brooklyn Probate Index PROBATE OF WILLS {"/" in column proceding date but no explanation given of meaning of this. George Renshaw's is the only one with this.} Date of Probate: 1899 Mch 28 NAME OF DECEASED: Renshaw George Recorded Liber | Page: 256 | 37 LETTERS TESTAMENTARY Date | Liber | Page: 1899 Apl 13 | 71 | 149 REMARKS: {blank}
  Kings County Surrogate's Court. on the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of George Renshaw Deceased Petition, Citation, Proofs of Will, Orders, Etc. Admitted to Probate: Mar 28, 1899 ------------------ {page 1} ------------------ SURROGATE'S COURT, COUNTY OF KINGS. In the Matter of Proving the last Will and Testament of George Renshaw Deceased. AS A WILL OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. Affidavit under the Law in relation to Taxable Transfers. COUNTY OF KINGS, ss. : Martha Renshaw being duly sworn, says that she is the petitioner herein. That the above named decedent was in the time of his death, a resident of the Borough of Brooklyn and died on the 12th day of January, 1899. That the estimated value of the real property in this State, of which said decedent died seized, is Fifty-five hundred dollars. That the value of personal property wherever situate of which said decedent died possessed, does not exceed ---- 0000 ---- dollars. That said decedent did not, during his life-time, make any transfer of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift in contemplation of his death, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after his death. That the following is a statement of the names and places of residence of all persons entitled to any portion of the estate of said decedent, and the relationship of such persons to said decedent: Martha Renshaw (your petitioner) 888 Putnam Ave - Borough of Brooklyn widow Sworn to before me this 23rd day of January 1899 } Martha Renshaw Isaac Newman. Notary Public, Kings County. ------------------ {page 2} ------------------ ... THE PETITION OF Martha Renshaw of the Borough of Brooklyn respectfully shows to this Court: That she is an Executrix named in the Last Will and Testament of George Renshaw late of the Borough of Brooklyn in the County of Kings, deceased. That thesaid deceased was, at the time of his death, a resident of the County of Kings, and departed this life in said County on the 12th. day of January, in the year 1899. That said Last Will and Testament was made at the Borough of Brooklyn and relates to both Real and Personal Property and bears date the 19th. day of April, 1891, and was signed by Anson W. Turner and Hester Turner as witnesses. That said deceased left his surviving his widow, your petitioner who resides at 888 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn aforesaid. That all the heirs and next of kin of said deceased are as follows to wit: {Amy added tabbing to make following more readable} William Renshaw a son of deceased who resides at 888 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn aforesaid; James H. Renshaw a son of deceased who resides at Montclair, New ------------------ {page 3} ------------------ Jersey; Frederick J. Renshaw a son of deceased who resides ar {sic at} 888 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn aforesaid; Annie C. Renshaw a daughter of deceased who resides at 888 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn aforesaid; Laura B. Renshaw a daughter of deceased who resides at 888 Putnam Avenue Brooklyn aforesaid; Angelo A. Renshaw a grandson of deceased who resides at Brooklyn aforesaid; Gertrude A. Renshaw a granddaughter of deceased who resides at Barbey Street and Sunnyside Avenue, Brooklyn aforesaid; Arthur Renshaw a grandson of deceased who resides at Barbey Street and Sunnyside Avenue Brooklyn aforesaid; Elbert N. Renshaw a grandson of deceased who resides at Barbey Street and Sunnyside Avenue Brooklyn aforesaid; Ethelwyn M. Renshaw a granddaughter of deceased who resides at Barbey Street and Sunnyside Avenue Brooklyn aforesaid; Wallace W. Renshaw a grandson of deceased who resides at Barbey Street and Sunnyside Avenue Brooklyn aforesaid; Richard V. Renshaw a grandson of deceased who resides at Barbey Street and Sunnyside Avenue Brooklyn aforesaid; That all of the above are of sound mind and of full age excepting Arthur Renshaw, Elbert N. Renshaw and Ethelwin M. Renshaw who are infants over the age of fourteen years and Wallace W. Renshaw and Richard V. Renshaw who are infants under the age of fourteen years, that all of said infants reside with their mother. And your petitioner prays that the said instrument above described be proved and admitted to probate as a valid ------------------ {page 4} ------------------ will of Real and Personal Property, and that the above-named widow, all the heirs and next of kin of said testator be cited to attend the probate thereof; that the Surrogate on the return day of said citation appoint a competent and responsible person to appear as Special Guardian for the above-named infants and that Letters Testamentary be granted theron according to law. Dated, the 23rd. day of January, 1899. Martha Renshaw ... MARTHA RENSHAW the above-named petitioner, being duly sworn, doth depose and say that she has read the foregoing petition subscribed by her and that the same is true of her own knowledge except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and as to those matters she believes it to be true. Subscribed and sowrn this 23rd day of January, 1899. Martha Renshaw Isaac Newman -- Notary Public -- Kings Co. NY ------------------ {page 5} ------------------ ... ROBERT H. ROY, being duly sworn, deposes and says, that he is one of the attorneys for the petitioner in the above proceeding; that a citation was duly issued herein on the 24th. day of January, 1899, against Ethelwin M. Renshaw and Elbert N. Renshaw with others, both of whom are infants over the age of fourteen years. That the said persons cannot, after due diligence be found within this state they being residents of other states as follows: {tabbing added by Amy for readability} Elbert N. Renshaw is residing at Franklin, North Carolina and is now at Franklin, North Carolina; Ethelwin M. Renshaw is now residing at No. 302 East Lanvale Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. That the said citation herein has been duly issued for service on said persons but cannot be served personally upon them by reason of such non-residents of said state because they are not now within the state. That the facts and information concerning the residence and present whereabouts of the said infants were obtained by deponent from the mother of said infants who resides at No. 211 Sunnyside ------------------ {page 6} ------------------ Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn. ... ------------------ {page 7} ------------------ ... H.W. ZEIGLER, of the Borough of Brooklyn of the City of New York, being duly sworn, saith that he is Foreman of the Publisher in the office of THE BROOKLYN CITIZEN a daily Newspaper published in the Borough of Brooklyn aforesaid, and that the notice, of which the annexed is a true copy, has been published in said newspaper once in each week, for six weeks successively, commencing on the Seventh day of February, 1899.
  "THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW York, by the grace of God free and independent, to Ethelwin M. Renshaw, Elbert N. Renshaw, send greeting: Whereas, Martha Renshaw, of the borough of Brooklyn, Kings County, has lately petitioned our Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, to have a certain instrument in writing, bearing date the nineteenth day of April, 1891, relating to real and personal property, duly proved as the last will and testament of GEORGE RENSHAW, late of the boroug of Brooklyn, deceased. Wherefore, you, and each of you, are hereby cited to appear before our Surrogate of the County of Kings, at a Surrogate's Court, to be held at the Hall of Records, in the County of Kings, on the 28th day of March, 1899, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to attend the probate of the said last will and testament; and that the above-named infants then and there show cause why a special guardian should not be appointed to appear for them on the probate of said last will and testament. ... SWORN AND SUBSCRIBED TO THIS 21st DAY OF March 1899, BEFORE ME, H. M? Zeigler ... ------------------ {page 8} ------------------ ... {another similar newpaper announcement regarding Ethelwin M. Renshaw, Elbert N. Renshaw} ... ------------------ {page 9} ------------------ ... ROBERT H. ROY, being duly sworn, says: That he is over the age of twenty-one years; that on the 14th. day of February, 1899, at Room 600 - 6th. floor, No. 26 Broadway in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, deponent served the annexed citation upon Angelo A. Renshaw one of the persons to whom the same is addressed, by delivering to the leaving with the said Angelo A. Renshaw a true copy thereof personally. Deponent further says that he knew the person so served to beAngelo A. Renshaw the person named in said citation. ... ------------------ {page 10} ------------------ ... ROBERT H. ROY, being duly sworn, says: That he is one of the attorneys for the petitioner in the above proceeding and has an office at #26 Court St., Boroughh of Brooklyn aforesaid; that on the 6th. day of February, 1899, on behalf of said petitioner, he deposited in the General Postoffice, in the Borough of Brooklyn aforesaid, two sets of copies of the annexed Citation and Order directing the publication of the same, which is also hereunter annexed, each set contained in a securely closed postpaid wrapper and directed as follows: one to Ethelwin M. Renshaw, No. 302 East Lanvale Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, and the other to Elbert N. Renshaw, Franklin, North Carolina. ... ------------------ {page 11} ------------------ THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YOR, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT, To: Angelo A. Renshaw Ethelwin M. Renshaw Elbert N. Renshaw SEND GREETING: WHEREAS, Martha Renshaw of the Borough of Brooklyn Kings County has lately petitioned our Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, to have a certin instrument in writing bearing date the nineteenth day of April 1891. relating to Real and Personal Property, duly proved as the last Will and Testament of George Renshaw late of Borough of Brooklyn deceased Wherefore, You, and each of you, are hereby cited to appear before our Surrogate of the County of Kings, at the Surrogate's Court to be held a the hall of Records in the County of Kings on the 28th day of March 1899 at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to attend the probate of the said last Will and Testament; and that the above named infants then and there show cause why a special guardian should not be appointed to appear for them on the probate of said last Will and Testament. ... ------------------ {page 12} ------------------ ... {... more on Ethelwin & Elbert being out of state and that notices from 2 newspapers would be sent to them} ------------------ {page 13 & 14} ------------------ KINGS COUNTY SURROGATE'S COURT. In the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of George Renshaw Deceased. Waiver and Consent. I, James H. Renshaw the undersigned, being of full age, and an heir and next of kin of George Renshaw deceased, named in the petition herein, do hereby appear in person and waive the issuance and service of a citation in the above entitled matter and consent that the last Will and Testament of George Renshaw deceased, bearing date April nineteenth 1891 be admitted to probate forthwith. In presence of Jas. H. Renshaw. Geo. W. Skillman. ... On this 25th day of January, in the year 1899, before me personally came James H. Renshaw known to me to be the person described in, and who executed the foregoing Waiver {and} Consent, and he acknowledged to me that he executed the same. ... ------------------ {page 15} ------------------ ... We William Renshaw, Frederick J. Renshaw, Annie C. Renshaw and Laura B. Renshaw the undersigned, being of full age, and heirs and next of kin of George Renshaw deceased, named in the petition herein, do hereby appear in person and waive the issuance and service of a citation in the above entitled matter and consent that the last Will and Testament of George Renshaw deceased, bearing date April nineteenth 1891 be admitted to probate forthwith. {signed} William Renshaw Frederick J. Renshaw Annie C. Renshaw Laura B. Renshaw ... On this 23rd day of January, in the year 1899, before me personally came William Renshaw, Frederick J. Renshaw, Annie C. Renshaw and Laura B. Renshaw known to me to be the persons described in, and who executed the foregoing Waiver and Consent and they acknowledged to me that they executed the same. Isaac Newman Kings Co. NY Notary Public. ------------------ {page 16} ------------------ ROBERT H. ROY, being duly sworn, says: That he is over the age of twenty-one years; that on the 26th. day of January, 1899, at No. 211 Sunnyside Avenue near Barbey St., Borough of Brooklyn aforesaid, he served the annexed citation on Gertude A. Renshaw, Arthur Renshaw, Wallace W. Renshaw and Richard V. Renshaw to whom the said citation is addressed, by delivering to and leaving with each of them respectively and personally, a true copy of said citation that at the same time and place deponent also served the said citation upon Wallace W. and richard V. Renshaw, they being infants under the age of fourteen years, by delivering to and leaving with their mother Angelina Renshaw with whom said infants are living, two copies of said citation addressed respectively to said infants. Deponent further says that he knows the persons so served to be the persons mentioned in said Citation. Sworn to me, this 31st day of Jan., 1899. ... ------------------ {page 17} ------------------ THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YOR, BY THE GRACE OF GOD FREE AND INDEPENDENT, To: Angelo A. Renshaw, Gertrude A. Renshaw, Arthur Renshaw, Elbert N. REnshaw, Ethelwin M. Renshaw, Wallace W. Renshaw, Richard V. Renshaw SEND GREETING: WHEREAS, Martha Renshaw of the Borough of Brooklyn Kings County has lately petitioned our Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, to have a certin instrument in writing bearing date the nineteenth day of April 1891. relating to Real and Personal Property, duly proved as the last Will and Testament of George Renshaw late of Borough of Brooklyn deceased Wherefore, You, and each of you, are hereby cited to appear before our Surrogate of the County of Kings, at the Surrogate's Court to be held a the hall of Records in the County of Kings on the 28th day of March 1899 at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to attend the probate of the said last Will and Testament; and that the above named infants then and there show cause why a special guardian should not be appointed to appear for them on the probate of said last Will and Testament. ... ------------------ {page 18} ------------------ ... IT IS ORDERED, that William J. Driscoll? Counsellor-at-Law, be and he is herby appointed the Special Guardian for Arthur Renshaw, Elbert N. Renshaw, Ethelwin M. Renshaw, Wallace W. Renshaw, and Richard V. Renshaw Infants, to appear for and protect their interests in the above entitled matter ... ------------------ {page 19} ------------------ ... Anson W. Turner of Brooklyn, New York City, being duly sworn and examined before a Surrogate's Court of the County of Kings, deposes and says: I was well acquainted with George Renshaw now deceased. That the subscription of the name of said decedent, at the end of the instrument now shown to me, and offered for probate as the last Will and Testament of the said George Renshaw deceased, and bearing date the 19th day of April in the year One thousand eight hundred and ninety one was made by the said decedent at the City of Brooklyn, in the presence of myself and the other subscribing witness. That at the time of making such subscription, the said decedent dclared the said instrument so subscribed by him to be his last Will and Testament, and I thereupon signed my name as a witness, at the end of said instrument, at the request of said decedent, and in his presence. I also saw said Hester Turner the other subscribing witness sign his name as a witness at the end of said Will, and know that he did so at the request and in the presence of said decedent. That the said decedent, at the time of executing the said instrument, was over the age of twenty-one years, of sound mind and memory, and not under any restraint, and competent in every respect to make a Will. ... ------------------ {page 20} ------------------ {similar document to page 20 for Hester Turner} ------------------ {page 21} ------------------ {Decree granting Probate dated 28 March 1899} ------------------ {page 22} ------------------ ... I Martha Renshaw Executrix named in the Last Will and Testament of George Renshaw late of the Borough of Brooklyn in the County of Kings, deceased, being duly sworn, do depose and say: That I reside at Number 888 Putnam Avenue in the Brough of Brooklyn New York City, that I am over twenty-one years of age, and that I will well, faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of Executrix of said last Will and Testament. {signed} Martha Renshaw Subscribed and sworn this 12th day of April 1899 Isaac Newman Notary Public Kings Co N.Y


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