Wills, Administrations and Inventories
of The Mintern Family
of Hook, Chedington and Batcombe, Dorset
Administration of Samuel Mintern of Hook, Dorset – 27 October 1746
Name: Samuel Mintern
Residence Date: 27 Oct 1746
Residence Place: Hook, Dorset
Event Type: Administration
Probate Court: Dorset Archdeaconry
Reference Number: DA/A/1746
Event Record Number: 11
Know all Men by there presents that we Hannah Mintern of the parish of Hook in the county of Dorset widow and Samuel Gundry of Lyme Regis in the same county, Gentleman & william Crane of the parish of Hook aforesaid Yeoman are held firmly bound unto John Walker Clerk master of Arts official principal of the Rev Edward Hammond Clerk master of …. Archdeacon of Dorset lawfully constituted in the three hundred pounds og good and lawful money of Great-Britain, to be paid unto the said John Walker – his certain attorney his Executors administrators or Assigns to which payment well and truly to be made we oblige ourselves and each & every of us by her self and himself for the whole our and each & every of our heirs executors and administrations firmly by there presents sealed with our seals dated the twenty seventh day of October in the twentieth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace og God of Great-Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and to forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Six.
The condition of this obligation is such, that if the above bound Hannah Mintern the widow Relict and administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and credits of her late husband Samuel Mintern of Hook aforesaid deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the singular goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of her the said Hannah Mintern, 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 accompt of her said administration at or before the last day of October 1747 and all the rest and resudue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrators 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 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 Second, intituled an act for the better settling of interestates 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 do exhibit the same into the said court making requests to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Hannah Mintern 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 or else to remain in full force and vertue.
Sealed and Delivered (being first duly stamped) in the presence of
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The 27th of October 1746
On which day Hannah Mintern widow mentioned in the obligation hereto annexed appeared personally and sworn well and faithfully to administer all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of her late husband Samuel Mintern intestate deceased, mentioned also in the condition of the said obligation, likewise to make a true and perfect inventory there of and to exhibit the same into the registry of the court of the archdeacon of the Arch deaconary of Dorset al to pass a just and true account thereon when there to lwfully required.
Sworn the day and year first above written…. before me Seth Bancks surrogate.
(transcribed by Stephen Dawe-Kuta – 15 June 2014)
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