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Admon of John Kinsman, yeoman of Marhamchurch. 1691

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: k463
  • Transcribed by D Watson, Nov 2009

14th October 1691 (II William and Mary)

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if Mary, the wife of John Penwarden [1], Relict and Administratrix of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of John Kinsman late of Marhamchurch within the Archdeaconry of Cornwall, 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 her the said Mary Penwarden or in to the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her

And the same so made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the said Archdeaconry Court at or before the last day of December next ensuing;

and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased, at the time of his Death, which at any time after shall come into the hands or possession of the said Mary Penwarden or into the hands or possession of any other person and persons for her do well and truly Administer according to Law, and further do make or cause to be made a true and just Accompt of her said Administration at or before the last day of September next ensuing.

And all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administratrix’s Accompt, the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of an Act of Parliament, Intituled, An Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates, shall limit and appoint.

And if 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 request to have the same allowed and approved accordingly, If the said Mary Penwarden above bounden being thereunto required to render and deliver the said Letters of Administration, approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court, Then this present Obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

John Penwarden [2]

John Martyn [3]

William Marshall [4]

****** Jo. Anstis junr


[1] Married 16 September 1691, St Mary, Launceston

[2] John Penwarden, yeoman of Marhamchurch

[3] John Martyn, Gentleman of St. Teath

[4] Willum Marshall, yeoman of Poundstock

Last updated 23 December 2011