© Transcription Copyright Linda Steward, August 2005.
Swanton Novers - 1794
Know all Men by these Presents, That We Ann Hagon of Beeston next Mileham in the County of
Norfolk widow Charles Gunton of Gressenhall & Zachariah Ingleton of East Dereham in the said
County Yeomen are bolden and firmly bound to the worshipful John Strachey Doctor of Laws
Commissary in and throughout the Archdeaconry of Norwich lawfully constituted, in the Sum of
One Hundred pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to the said John
Strachey or his certain Attorney, Executors, Successors or Assigns: To which Payment well and
truly to be made, we bind ourselves and each of us by himself, for the whole, our and each of
our, Heirs, Executors and Administrators, firmly by these Presents, sealed with our Seals.
Dated the twelfth Day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and
The Condition of this obligation is such, That if the above-bound Ann Hagon, natural and lawful Sister next of kin and Administratrix of all and singular the Goods, Rights, Credits and Chattels, of
William Dawson late of Swanton Novers in the said County 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 her the said Ann Hagon or into 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 Court kept for the said Archdeaconry at or before the last Day of February 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 and Possession of the said Ann Hagon or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her do well and truly administer according to law: And further do make or cause to be made, a true account of her said Administration, at or before the last Day of November which shall be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety five (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 Administratrix’s 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 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 did exhibit the fame into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Ann Hagon 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 this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Ann Hagon X her mark
Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of
Charles Gunton X his mark
John Crisp Junr.
Ann Hagon of Beeston next Mileham in the County of Norfolk widow mentioned in the Administration Bond hereunto annexed, maketh Oath and saith, That she verily believes her late Brother William Dawson late of Swanton Novers in the said County
Deceased, died without any Will by him made: That she will well and truly administer all the Goods, Rights, Chattels and Credits, of the said Deceased, which at or since his Death have or shall come to the Hands or Possession of her 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 she is bound That she 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 Deceased, and render a true and just account thereof, when she shall be thereunto lawfully called.
The said Ann Hagon, Widow
Signed the above Affidavit and was Sworn
to the truth thereof at East Dereham
in the County of Norfolk
the 12th Day of December
Mrs Hagon must sign this Affidt. © Transcription Copyright Linda Steward, August 2005.
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