NLW Ref: LL/1740/56
Know all me by these presents that we Grace Mathew of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth widow and William Rosser of the parish of Aberystruth in the said County yeoman 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 and dated the 22d day of April in the year of our Lord Christ 1740
The condition of this obligation is such that if ye above bounden Grace Mathew the relict and administrator of all and singular ye goods chells and credits of William Mathew late of ye pish of Goytre in ye County of Monmouth yeoman deceased doe make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattells and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of her the said Grace Mathew or into the hands and possession of any person or persons for her and the same soe made doe exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Consistory Court of Landaffe at or before the twenty second day of October next ensuing.
And the same goods chattells and credits and all other the goods chattells & credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Grace Mathew or into the hands & possession of any other person or persons for her doe well and truely administer according to law or further doe make or cause to be made a true and just accompt of her sd ad’con at or before the twenty second day of April 1741 and all the rest and residue of the said goods chattells and credits wch shall be found remaining upon the said administrators accompt the same being first examined and allowed by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliver unto such person or persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of ye reigne of our late Soveraigne Lord King Charles the second intitled an Act for ye better settling of intestates estates, shall limitt and appoint. and if it shall hereafter appeare that any last will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the executor or executors therein named doe exhibit the same into the said Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Grace Mathew above bounden being thereunto required doe render and deliver the sd Letters of Administration (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said Court then this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remaine in full force and vertue.
The marke of Grace (X) Mathew;
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Tho: Davies NP
The above named Grace Mathew was sworn well & faithfully to administer &c to ye truth of ye inventory &c by her ex’ted & to render an account &c before me William Harris, Surrogate
An inventory of all and singular the goods cattle and chattles of William Mathew late of the parish of Goytre in the County of Monmouth and Diocese of Landaffe yeoman deced, made, valued and apprized the tenth day of September in the year of our Lord Christ 1739 by Jenkin Rosser and William Rosser, appraizors, as follows, that is to say
First his wearing apparell valued at 01 10 00
Allso, two old cows at 02 12 06
Allso, three little steers at 03 15 00
Allso, one little heyfer at 00 15 00
Allso, two old horses at 01 19 06
Allso, two small calves at 00 12 00
Allso, two little piggs at 00 05 06
Allso, one sheep at 00 02 06
Allso, three beds with appurtenances at 02 07 06
Allso, one bedstead at 00 02 00
Allso, corn threshed and unthreshed at 02 05 00
Allso, all the rest of the household goods at 01 05 06
Allso, implements of husbandry at 00 10 00
Lastly, all the small lumber not before mentioned at 00 00 09
Summ Total 18 02 09
Exhibited at Abergavenny upon the twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord Christ 1740 by Grace Mathew the relict and administratrix for a true and perfect inventory &c but under protestation of adding &c if any more of the decedents assetts shall hereafter come to her hands, possession or knowledge.
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