NLW Ref: LL/1856/103
Know all me by these presents that we Richard Jones of the parish of Goitrey in the County of Monmouth labourer and James Jones of the Hamlet of Clytha in the parish of Lanarth in the said County farmer are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Alfred by divine permission Lord Bishop of Llandaff in the sum of eighty 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 fifth day of April in the nineteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith &c and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six
The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Richard Jones the widower and administrator of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Maria Jones late of the said parish of Goitrey 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 him the said Richard Jones or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the Registry of the Consistory Court of Llandaff on or before the last day of October 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 so to be committed as far as 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 his said administration when he 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. Richard Jones; James Jones
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of J Morgan
Diocese of Llandaff in the Consistory Court. In the Goods of Maria Jones the wife of Richard Jones deceased
Appeared Personally Richard Jones of the parish of Goitrey in the County of Monmouth labourer the party applying for Letters of Administration of the Estate and Effects of the said Maria Jones the wife of the said Richard Jones late of the said parish of Goitrey deceased, who died on the second day of September of in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three and made Oath that the Estate and Effects of the said deceased for and in respect of which said Letters of Administration with the said Will annexed are to be granted, exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, and without deducting any thing on account of debts due and owing from the said deceased, are under the value of forty Pounds to the best of this Deponent’s knowledge, information and belief. And he lastly made Oath that the said deceased did not die possessed of any leasehold Estate or Estates for years, either absolute or determinable, on a life or lives to the best of this deponent’s knowledge, information and belief. Rich’d Jones
Sworn on the twenty fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six before me Thos Williams MA, Surrogate
NOTE: I assume that the date of the swearing should be 1856 and not 1846. The ‘one thousand eight hundred and forty’ is printed. The ‘six’ hand written in. It looks as if they didn’t realise they were using an out dated form. DW
25th day of April 1856. Richard Jones the widower of Maria Jones deceased was sworn well and faithfully to administer and as usual, that the goods chattels and credits of the deceased are under the value of forty pounds, and that the intestate died on the 2nd day of September 1853. Before me Thos Williams, MA, Surrogate
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