Cary v. Macon
After the death of Edward Ambler, a complicated grant of testation occurred surrounding his will. As various children passed away, the granting of Ambler’s properties became more and more complex. This suit was between Mr. Macon, Edward Ambler’s son-in-law and Ambler’s only surviving son, John Ambler. The dispute regarded whether Sarah Macon, Ambler’s daughter, should inherit £2000, the £1000 devised to sister, since deceased, and £1000 devised from her mother’s inheritance in Edward Ambler’s will.
The Court's Decision
The Court found the Chancellor Wythe awarded Mr. Macon too much money on behalf of his wife and ordered that some of the money be returned to John Ambler.
- Daniel Call, Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, (Richmond: R.I. Smith, 1833), 4:605.