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Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Kingman of the parish of Hazelbury Bryan in the County of Dorset, Yeoman, Peter Kingman of the same place, labourer, and John Doe are held and firmly bound unto John Walker, clerk, Master of Arts, official principal of the Reverend Edward Hammond, clerk, Master of Arts, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Dorset, lawfully constituted in the sum of £14 of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said John Walker 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 for the whole our and every of our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated the 30th day of March in the 18th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George II 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 1745.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden Thomas Kingman the natural and lawful son and administrator of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Thomas Kingman the elder late of Hazelbury Bryan aforesaid, intestate, 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 him the said Thomas Kingman or into the hands and possession of any person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the registry of the Archdeacon of Dorset aforesaid at or before the last day of September 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 to the hands or possession of the said Thomas Kingman or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law and further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said administration at or before the last day of April 1746 and all the rest and residue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrator's account 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 or sentence pursuant to the true intent 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 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 unto the said court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Thomas Kingman above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said letters of administration (approbation of such Testament being first had and made) in the said court then his obligation be void or Else to remain in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered being first duly stamped in the presence of:
The mark (X) of Peter Kingman