William Mathew 1740

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;

William Rosser

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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