Administration Order - John EWENS of Bridport, Dorset - 1797
Know all men by these D???ents that ?? John EWENS of Bridport in the County of Dorset, Sailcloth maker, Joseph ACKERMAN? of Walditch, in the same county ?????? and Thomas DICKS? Of Bothenhampton in the same county ?????? are held and firmly bound unto John TURNER, Clerk, Master of Arts, official of the Venerable George Watson HAND who ???, Master of Arts, Archdeacon of Dorset, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Dorset lawfully appointed in One Hundred and Eighty Pounds in good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said John TURNER or to be paid to his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators, or his assigns to which payment well and truly to be made or we oblige ourselves and each of us by himself for the whole ??? and cash of our heirs, executors, and administrators firmly by those present sealed with our seals dated this 7th day of February in the 37th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the III by the grate of God Great Britain, France and Ireland King defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound John EWENS ??????? administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Thomas EWENS, late of Bridport, deceased do make or taught to be made a trust 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 John EWENS, or into the hand or possession of any person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or taught to be exhibited into the Registry of the Court of the Archdeacon of Dorset at or before the last day of August next ensuring and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits and all other Goods, Chattels and 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 John EWENS, or into the hand or possession of any person or persons for him do well and truly administer attending to ???? and further do make or taught to be made a trust and just attempt of his said administration at or before the last day of February 1798, and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrator's attempt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall ??????? and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their device or intent ? pursuant of the true intent, and meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the Reign of our Late Sovereign Lord King Charles II instituted an act for the better settling of interest ??? Estates shall limit and appoint and it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making ???????? to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said John EWENS above bounden being thereunto required to render and ??????? the said letters of Administration (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said Court then this obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and ??????.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of:
Joseph ACKERMAN (Mark)
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