John Stephen 1769

NLW Ref: LL/1769/46

Know all me by these presents that we Anne Stephen of the parish of   Goytre in the County of   Monmouth spinster and William James of the same parish farmer are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Jonathan   by divine permission Lord Bishop of Landaff       in the sum of   one hundred       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 14th day of April 1769

The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Anne Stephen     the natural and lawfull sister and administratrix of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of John Stephen late of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth and Diocese of Landaff           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     the said   Anne Stephen     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   Landaff   on or before the last day of July         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 he   did owe at   his     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   his       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     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 ant virtue. The mark of Anne (X) Stephen; Wm James

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

The above bounden Ann Stephen spinster the natural and lawfull sister was sworn well and faithfully to administer &c to exhibit an inventory &c and to render an acc’t &c (and also made oath that the assetts of the deceased did not amount to five pounds), before me   Nath’l Wells, Surrogate


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