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Admon. of Charles MAY of Burghfield
Berkshire, 31st May 1746

Know all men by these presents, that We Mary MAY of Burfield in the County of Berks, Widow, Richard IRONMONGER of Beenham in the same County, yeoman and Richard IRONMONGER the younger of Beenham aforesaid, yeoman, do acknowledge our selves to be separately and jointly holden and firmly bound unto Samuel KNIGHT, Doctor of Divinity, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Berks in the sum of eight hundred pounds of good lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Samuel KNIGHT or to his certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators, Successors or Assigns.  To the payment of which well and truly to be made,  We bind our selves, and each of us by himself for the whole, and in the full, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our Seals, Dated the twenty first day of May in the eighteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second 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 bound Mary MAY, Widow, Relict and Administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Charles MAY late of Burfield in the County and Archdeaconry of Berks aforesaid 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 the said Mary MAY or in the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for her and the same so made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited in the Registry of the above-named Archdeacons Court of Berks at or before the last day of August next ensuing, and the same Goods, Chattels, 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 Administration 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 and just account of her said Administration at or before the last day of May in the year 1746.  And all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration Account, the same being first examined and allowed 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 an Act of Parliament, in that behalf made and provided, shall limit and appoint.  And if it shall hereby 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 Mary MAY 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 this Obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Mary May
Richd Iremonger

Richd Iremonger jnr.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

Jos Greenway
John Stewart

 

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