No luck in probate…

The Middlesex County Probate records I requested from the LDS library arrived this week, but unfortunately, they provided no clues on Daniel Dunn. I was hoping there would be some record of a guardianship, or something similar, to document his move to Jaffrey from (presumably) an orphanage in Lowell, but no such luck. In what I assume is a bizarre coincidence, however, there was an entry for a guardianship under the name “Mary Alice Dunn”, and it was in Lowell! Hard to imagine that it could actually be connected to our Mary Alice, but it was startling to see the name there!