Wills, Administrations and Inventories
of The Mintern Family
of Hook, Chedington and Batcombe, Dorset
Administration of Samuel Mintern of Hook, Dorset – 6 November 1850
Name: Samuel Mintern
Residence Date: 6 Nov 1850
Residence Place: Hook, Dorset
Event Type: Administration
Probate Court: Dorset Archdeaconry
Reference Number: Ad/Dt/W/1850
Event Record Number: 10
Robert Beutley Buckle clerk Master of Artes, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconary of Dorset, lawfully constituted to the Reverend Charles Howard – and the Reverend Samuel Flood – clerks respectively in the county of Dorset and Archdeaconry aforesaid greeting the hereby aurthorize, empower, and give commission to you jointly and ………….. to administer the oath under written and hereunto annexed to Samuel Mintern of Hook in the county and Archdeaconary aforesaid Yeoman, one of the executors named and appointed in and by the last will and testament of Samuel Mintern late of Hook aforesaid Yeoman, his late father deceased (power being reserved for making the like grant to James Mintern – the other executor therein named when he shall apply for the same requesting you or either of you duly to return there presents to us or or our lawful surrogate or some other competent jedge in this behalf with a certificate under your hands or the hand of either of you who shall duly execute this our commission testifying what you or either of you shall do in the premises on or before the sixth day of May next otherwise there presents to be void and of no effect given at Blandford Forum under our seal of office the sixth day of November in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
Signed; Henry W Johns
The form of oath to be adminstered to the executor laying his hand on the Bible or New testament.
“Your oath is that your late father the above named Samuel Mintern died on or about the eighth -day of May – one thousand eight hundred and fifty – that the writing hereunto annexed continues the original last will and testament of the said Samuel Mintern deceased as far as you know or believe, that you are one of the executors therein named that you will well and truly administer the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased according to the tenor of the said deceased and then the legacies contained in his said Will are far as the said goods, chattels and credits will extend and the law charge you and that you will make a true and perfect inventory of the said goods, chattels and credits and exhibit the same unto the Registry of the county of the Archdeacon of Dorset at the same time asigned you by the said court and render a just and true account there of when there to lawfully required and further that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased do not amount in value to the sum of one hundred pounds and that the contents of the affidavit hereunto annexed to which you have subscribed your name are true”
“so help you God”
Samuel Mintern of Hooke in the county of Dorset this commission was duly executed and the above Samuel Mintern sworn according to the tenor of the above written oath and of the affidavit hereto ennexed the eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty
Before me Charles Howard curate of Hook, Dorset
(written/note on left side of document)
by when did the testator die?
8th day of May 1850
(transcribed by; Stephen Dawe-Kuta – 12 June 2014)
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