Administrator De Bonis Non

Researchers in probate records may encounter this term. It sounds fancier than it actually is.

Someone who is an “administrator de bonis non” of an estate is someone who was appointed to replace an estate administrator who was no longer able to complete their role as administrator.

Court records may indicate the reason the previous administrator was unable to complete their office as administrator or they may simply relieve him of his duties and appoint the replacement.