Barbara James 1739

NLW Ref: LL/1739/65

Barbara James  – 8th May 1739

Know all me by these presents that we Charity Parry  of the parish of Clythur   in the County of   Monmouth widow and John Holmes of the same parish taylor     are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Matthias   by divine permission Lord Bishop of   Landaffe     in the sum of   forty       pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop or to his certain attorney his executors administrators or assigns to which payment well and truly to be made. We oblige ourselves and each of us by himself for the whole our and each of our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated   the 8th day of May   in the year of our Lord Christ 1739


The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Charity Parry the natural and lawfull sister and next of kinn of Barbara James   late of the parish of the parish of Goytre   in the County of   Monmouth and Diocese of Landaff widow deceased and administratrix of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of her     the said   Charity Parry     or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for   her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the Registry of the Consistory Court of Landaffe     on or before the eighth day of November 1740  next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits and all other the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased do well and faithfully administer according to law, that is to say, do pay the debts of the said deceased which she   did owe at   her   death and then the legacies contained and specified in the said Will annexed to the said Letters of Administration so to be committed as far as   her goods chattels and credits will thereto extend and the law charge     and further do make or cause to be made a true and just accompt of her     said administration when   she   shall be thereunto lawfully required. And all the rest and reside of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrat accompt and not otherwise disposed of in the said Will the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges of the said Court for the time being shall distribute and pay in such manner and form as shall be limited by the direction of the said Judge. And lastly do at all times hereafter clearly acquit discharge and save harmless the within named Lord Bishop the said Judge and all other officers of the said Court against all persons having or pretending to have any right title or interest in the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.   The marke of Charity Parry; The marke of John Holmes

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Tho Davies, NP


The above named Charity Parry was sworn well & faithfully to administer &c to ye truth of ye inventory be her ex’ted &c & to render an account &c before me   Wm Harris, Surrogate

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A true and perfect inventory of the goods and chattells of Barbara James of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth widow deceased valued and appraised the 7th day of May 1739


£            s            d

Imprimis her wearing apparell                                                                  0            7            6

Do two chaff beds with the appurtenances                                            01            17            0

Do 12 plates, 1 dish, 1 skillet, 2 brass mortars and a candlestick         0            11            0

1 chair, 2 stools, 1 iron pot, 1 pail, 3 coffers and a box                           0            6            0

1 old chest, 1 old cupboard and some old iron                                         0            9            6

In money                                                                                                            15            0            0


Tott                                    £18            11            0

 Appraisors Phillip Davies; Thos Morgan


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