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Title Probate Declaring James T. O'Neal Guardian of the Persons and Estate of the Heirs of Mrs. E. L. Fernandez
Object Name Probate
Scope & Content 1856 Probate Document (Original):

"State of Florida
County of Duval

To all to whom these present, shall come meeting

Where as James T. O'Neal has this day been appointed Guardian for, the persons and Estate of the heirs of Mrs. E. L. Fernandez deceased; namely E. A. E. and I. D. Fernandez, (Minors), after having been duly qualified.

Now Know Ye,
That the Guardianship of the persons and Estate of the aforesaid Minors, is this day Granted to the said James T. O'Neal, until said Minors shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, or until further order of this Court in the premises.
Witness my name as
Judge of Probate and
the seal of this Court -- this
22nd day of September AD, 1856
Bery.[?] Hopkins,
Judge Probate Duval Cty."

On the back of the document is the notation, "Letter of Guardianship", handwritten in ink.
Catalog Number 1979.003.017
Collection AIMH
Accession number 1979.003
Caption Document (front)
Number of images 2
People Fernandez, E. A. E.
Fernandez, E. L. (Mrs.)
Fernandez, I. D.
Hopkins, Bery.[?] (Judge)
O'Neal, James T.
Search Terms Duval County
Probate
Subjects Children
Dead persons
Estates
Guardianship
Judges
Judicial proceedings
Classification Legal documents