Bond of Administration for the estate of Francis Collett (1K10) of Bibury made on 9th August 1769 by son Henry Collett (1L12)

 

 

 

 

Know all men by these here present that we Henry Collett of Bibury in the County and Diocese of Gloucester blacksmith and Edward Harris of Kempsford in the County and parish aforesaid yeoman are held and are firmly bound unto William Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester in the sum of five hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop or to his certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or Assigns to which payment well and truly to be made we oblige ourselves and each of us for the whole our each and every of our heirs executors and administrators firmly be these presences

 

Sealed with our seals dated ninth of August in the ninth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by 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 sixty nine.

 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above Bond on Henry Collett administrator of all and singular goods chattels and credits of Francis Collett his late father deceased do make or cause to be made a true and precise inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall have come to the hand possession or knowledge of him the said Henry Collett 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 Lord Bishop of Gloucester at or before the last day of September next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits and all other 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 Henry Collett 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 accompt of his said administration at or before the last date of August 1770 and all the rest and residue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administratorís 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 or sentence 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 Sceond entitled An Act For Better Settling of Intestateís Estates shall be 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 it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Henry Collett above bounden being there unto acquired 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 or else to remain in full force and virtue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bond of Administration for the estate of Francis Collett (1K10) of Bibury made on 9th August 1769 by son Henry Collett (1L12)

 

 

 

 

 

The details on the previous page were delivered and stamped in the presecence of John White NP for Henry Collett and Edward Harris

 

 

 

There then followed this statement

 

9th day of August 1769

 

On which day appeared personally Henry Collett and alleged that Francis Collett late of the parish of Kempsford in the County and Diocese of Gloucester blacksmith deceased died intestate and that he the said Henry Collett is the lawful and natural son and next of kin of the said deceased

 

Wherefore he prayed that administration of all and singular the goods rights and credits of the said deceased might be granted and committed to him on giving such good and sufficient security as in this behalf is required and so forth

 

Let Administration be granted as above prayed

 

Thomas Parker Surr