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Admon of William Kinsman, yeoman of Marhamchurch. 1744

  • Source: Cornwall Archives
  • Ref: k794
  • Transcribed by D Watson, Nov 2009

18th April 1744

Know all men by these presents that we Honour Kinsman of the parish of Marhamchurch in the County of Cornwall, widow [of] William Kinsman of the same, yeoman, and William Coggin of Cardinham *** are held and firmly bound unto the worshipful John Sleech, Master of Arts, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall, lawfully constituted in the sum of three hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said John Sleech or to his certain attorney, his executors, administrators or assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made we oblige ourselves and each and every of us by himself and herself for the whole our and each and every of our heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated the eighteenth day of April in the seventeenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of 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 forty four.

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden Honour Kinsman, the widow and administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of William Kinsman late of Marhamchurch, Intest, 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 Honour Kinsman 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 July 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 Honour Kinsman 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 January next.

And all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrator’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 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 the Second, 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 Honour Kinsman 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, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered being first duly stamped in the presence of:

George Browne

The sign O of Honour Kinsman

William Kinsman

Will Coggin

Last updated 10 February 2012