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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