NLW Ref: LL/1843/51
Elizabeth Bird – Goytrey
Know all men by these presents that we Charles Elias Bird of the parish of Goytre in the county of Monmouth esquire and the Reverend William Evans of Usk in the county of Monmouth Clerk are held and firmly bound unto the right Reverend father in God Edward by divine permission Lord Bishop of Llandaff 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 twenty seventh day of October in the seventh year of the reign if our sovereign Lady Victoria by the grace of God of the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , Queen, defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty three.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Elias Bird the lawful son one of the next of kin and administrator of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Elizabeth Bird late of the parish of Goytrey in the county of Monmouth, widow 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 into the hands possession or knowledge of him the said Elias Bird or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Consistory court of Landaff at or before the last day of April next ensuing and the same goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of her death which at any time after shall come to the hands, possession of the said Elias Bird or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons of him do well and truly administer according to law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of the said administration at or before the last day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four. And all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrators account the same being first examined and allowed of by the judge or judges for the time being of the said court shall deliver and pay unto such persons respectively by he said judge or judges by his or their decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late act of parliament in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the reign of our late sovereign Lord King Charles the second instituted an act for the better settling intestate estates shall limit and appoint and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased and the executors therin named do exhibit the same into the said court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Elias Bird above bounden being thereunto lawfully required do render and deliver the said letters of administrations approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said court then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Charles Elias Bird
Signed, sealed and delivered in the
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