© Transcription Copyright Linda Steward, August 2005.
THE Condition of this Obligation is such That if the abovementioned Francis Dawson natural and lawfull Son and Administratí of all and singular the Goods, Rights, Credits and Chattels of Elizabeth Dawson of Swanton Novers in the County of Norfolk Widow Deceased intestate do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattles and Credits of the said deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession or Knowledge of him the said Francis Dawson 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 Court kept for the Archdeaconry of Norwich at or before the last Day of December next ensuing. AND the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattles and Credits the said Deceased, at the Time of her Death, which at any Time after shall come to the Hands and Possession of the said Francis Dawson 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 Acount of his said Administration, at or before the last Day of September which shall be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty (if thereunto lawfully called) and all the rest and residue of the said Goods. Chattels and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators 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 his or their Decree or Sentence (pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament, made in the two and Three and Twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King CHARLES II. Intituled, AN ACT FOR THE BETTER SETTLING OF INTESTATE 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 did exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed, and approved accordingly, if the said Francis Dawson being therunto required, do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (Approbation of such Testament being first had and made) in the said Court: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and Vertue.
Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of
Francis Dawson Richd. Turner
Francis Dawson of Swanton Novers in the County of Norfolk mentioned in the Administration Bond hereunto annexed, maketh Oath and saith, That he verily believes Elizabeth Dawson his late mother late of Swanton Novers aforesaid Wido. Deceased, died without any Will by her made: That he will well and truly administer all the Goods, Rights, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased, which at or since her Death have or shall come to the Hands or Possession of this Deponent, by paying the Debts of the said Deceased, as far as such Goods, Rights, Chattels and Credits will extend, and as by law he is bound: That he will make and exhibit a true, full, plain, and perfect Inventory, of all and singular the said Goods, Rights, Chattels and Credits of the said Desceased, and render a true and just Account thereof, when he shall be thereunto lawfully called.
Sworn at Norwich Francis Dawson
the 24th Day of
Sept 1759 before me Richard Chase Sur.
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