Question about old probate record

Jan 2019
4
wordofpass193
#1
Hello,

Trying to understand an entry in an old estate probate record for my family. It is from Marion County, South Carolina, in 1848. It reads as follows: "John Martin, is out of the jurisdiction of Court of Ordinary". Was this implying that he was out of county and could not attend the court?
 
Jun 2017
420
maine
#2
I've not researched probate in South Carolina but I do it a lot in Maine. Here it means that the property has been administered (ie settled) and it is out of the court's jurisdiction. I believe that this is still the law. If your record reads that John Martin is out of the jurisdiction, I believe that this would mean that Mr. Martin was living outside the county (whether or not he could attend court was irrelevant). If I were you, I'd contact a SC genealogist, If you're not in South Carolina yourself, try contacting the South Carolina Genealogical Society
https://www.scgen.org/
 
Jan 2019
4
wordofpass193
#3
I've not researched probate in South Carolina but I do it a lot in Maine. Here it means that the property has been administered (ie settled) and it is out of the court's jurisdiction. I believe that this is still the law. If your record reads that John Martin is out of the jurisdiction, I believe that this would mean that Mr. Martin was living outside the county (whether or not he could attend court was irrelevant). If I were you, I'd contact a SC genealogist, If you're not in South Carolina yourself, try contacting the South Carolina Genealogical Society
https://www.scgen.org/
Thank you for your experience and helpful answer!
 

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