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OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN.

not granting the said petition, the prayer of the said petition may be granted.

Costs

Section 5. The costs of the proceedings shall be paid by the petitioner or petitioners.

Approved March 22, A. D. 1913.

OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN.

CHAPTER 264.

OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN.

AN ACT in relation to the changing of Names of residents of the

State of Delaware.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met:

Section 1. After the approval of this act any person Change of who shall desire to have his or her name changed shall name present a petition duly verified to the Superior Court sitting in the county in which such person resides setting forth such person's name, and the name he or she desires to assume.

Section 2. If the name sought to be changed be that of If a minor a minor, the said petition shall be signed by at least one of said minor's parents if there be a parent living, or if both parents be dead, by the legal guardian of such min. or, and when the minor shall be over the age of fourteen, the said petition shall also be signed by the said minor.

Section 3. No such petition shall be granted unless it Publishing affirmatively appears that the said petition has been published in a newspaper published in the county in which such proceeding is had, at least once a week for three weeks before the said petition is filed.

Section 4. Upon presentation of said petition and it Granting of appearing that the requirements of this act have been fully complied with, and there appearing no reason for

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OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN.

not granting the said petition, the prayer of the said petition may be granted.

Section 5. The costs of the proceedings shall be paid by the petitioner or petitioners.

Costs

Approved March 22, A. D. 1913.

OF CONVEYANCES.

bounded on the North by said Lake Street; on the East by lands of Middletown Academy; on the South by a Twenty feet wide alley; and on the West by lands of Eleanor Scowdrick, said property being more fully described in deed from John Price to said Samuel Guest, dated June 1st A. D. 1891, and of record in the Office for the Recording of Deeds &c., at Wilmington, in and for New Castle County, in Deed Record “M”, Volume 15, Record Page 335; the other on the Northerly side of Lockwood Street, bounded by lands of Francis Taroni; lands of Colonel Joshua Clayton; lands of George F. Brady, and the said Lockwood Street, said property being more fully described in deed from George F. Brady and wife dated January 14th A. D. 1879, and of record in the Office for the Recording of Deeds &c., at Wilmington, in and for New Castle County, in Deed Record “M”, Volume 15, Page 583; and any and all other real estate within the County of New Castle aforesaid, of which the said Samuel Guest died seized and possessed, be and the same is hereby granted and relinquished, remised, released and forever quit claimed unto the said Elizabeth Ann Guest, and to her heirs and assigns, so that neither the State of Elizabeth Ann Delaware, nor any person in trust for the said State, or for its use, shall or will, can or may hereafter have, claim, challenge or demand any right, title, interest, title,* property, claim or demand of, in, to, or out of the same, but that the State of Delaware from all estate, right, title, interest, property, claim or demand, of, in, to or out of said real estate, or any part thereof, as against the said Elizabeth Ann Guest, her heirs and assigns, is and shall be forever excluded and debarred.

Granted to

Guest

Approved March 19, A. D. 1913.

*Printed as in original bill.

OF CONVEYANCES.

CHAPTER 266.

OF CONVEYANCES.

AN ACT for the relief of Elizabeth Ann Guest.

Preamble

WHEREAS, Samuel Guest, a citizen of the State of Delaware, residing in the town of Middletown, Delaware, died on or about the Twenty-fifth day of March, A. D. 1910, intestate, and without issue, brothers or sisters, father or mother, heirs or known kindred, but leaving to survive him his widow, Elizabeth Ann Guest; and

WHEREAS, the said Samuel Guest at the time of his death was seized and possessed of certain real estate in the Town of Middletown, New Castle County, State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, the said Elizabeth Ann Guest is now in possession of the said real estate; and

WHEREAS, in conformity with previous legislation with respect to escheated property, it is now the intention of the legislature to vest the whole right, title and interest of, in and to said real estate of said Samuel Guest in the said Elizabeth Ann Guest, his widow. Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That all of the right, title and interest of the State of Delaware, whether vested or in expectancy, of, in and to all those certain lots of land, with the buildings thereon erected, situate in the Town of Middletown, Delaware, One on the Southerly side of Lake Street,

Situation of land

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