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Administration, bond and commission for Phillip Kingsman of Leigh Delamere, clerk and rector, 1675


The form of the oath to be administered to Mrs Bridget Kingsman also Flower

 

Whereas Mr Phillip Kingsman clerk, rector of Leigh Delamere in the county of Wilts your father lately deceased [1] in his lifetime being of good and perfect mind and memory made a will which will [2] is now [witnessed? contested? introduced?] …………….by you and Mr Thomas Kinsman and Mrs Ann Kingsman also Edwards son and daughter of the said deceased in the Lord Bishop of Sarum’s court and as yet undetermined and whereas (as it was in open court alleged) there are certain goods, subject to spoyle and waste, and will certainly by reason of the approaching harvest [3], perish and be consumed, and so prevention thereof be speedily had and power and authority for collecting, borrowing and gathering up the same be granted, now this power being committed to you. 


You shall swear that during the dependency and time of this facility you will well and truly administer all and singular the goods, chattels and or debts of the said deceased by paying his debts If any so far fourth as his goods chattels and credits will thereunto extend and the law shall charge you in that behalf and that you will exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said goods and chattels and credits at or before the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel next [4] and pass an account thereupon when you shall be thereunto lawfully called/ So help you God by the fear to all of this Book/ Kiss the Book


The oath above written was administered to the above named Mrs Bridget Kingsman also Flower the sixth day of August 1675 by me


Jonathan Giare


The condition of this obligation is such that the within bounden Bridget Flower daughter and administratrix of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Mr Phillip Kingsman late rector of Leigh Delamere, gentleman do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said Gentleman, which have or shall come to the hands or possession of the said Bridget Flower – or into the hands or 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 Lord Bishop of Sarum’s Court at or before the ninth and twentieth day of September next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits and all other the goods chattels and credits of the said Gentleman at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to her hands and possession of the said Bridget Flower or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her, do well and truly administer according to law and farther do make or cause to be made a true and just accounting of her said administration at or before the thirtieth day of June next ensuing


And all the rest and residio of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining of the said administratrix account 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 this or their decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late *** shall limit and appoint.  And if it shall hereafter appear that any late will and testament was made by the said Gentleman and the executor or executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Bridget Flower – within bounden being thereunto required do send and deliver the said letters of administration *** of – such letters of administration being first had and made in the said Court then this obligation be void or ***


Signed

Jonathan Giare

Bridget Flower her mark X

Hugh William

Jn Flower [5]

John Bridle his mark X



Notes:

[1] Phillip Kingsman died 11th June 1675

[2] Phillip made a will, a copy has not yet been found

[3] Phillip had farmland with crops that needed harvesting in August 1675

[4] St Michael’s Day is 29th September

[5] Probably Bridget’s husband, John




Last updated 23 December 2011