Mark Blakestone of Dallowgill 1757.
Transcribed by Sheila K Douglas
27th Dec’r 1757. Mark Blakestone late of Dallowgill,
Admin Bond Act and Inventory.
Then personally appeared the within bounden Ann Blakestone
the Ad’trix within named who was sworn duly to administer and
so forth, and that the effects did not amount to Twenty pounds,
Wm. Browne, Surro.
Know all Men, by these Presents That We, Ann Blakestone
of Dallowgill in the Parish of Kirkby Malzeard in the County of
York, Widow, Leonard Horsman of Dallowgill aforesaid Yeoman,
and Anthony Ratcliffe of Bedale in the said County Yeoman
are bound and firmly obliged to the Reverend Edward Place, Clerk,
Master of Arts, Commissary or Official of the Peculiar and Special
Jurisdiction of the Church, late of the Prebend of Masham in the
aid County of York, in the Sum of Forty Pounds, of good and lawful
Money of Great Britain to be paid to him the said Edward Place or
to his certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators or Assigns for the
Payment whereof well and truly to be made, We oblige ourselves
and every of us by ourselves and for the Whole and the full, our Heirs,
Executors and Administrators, firmly by these Presents.
Sealed with our Seals.
Given the twenty seventh Day of the Month of December in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty and Seven.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden
Ann Blakestone Widow, Relict and Administratrix of all and
singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Mark Blakestone late
of Dallowgill aforesaid Yeoman 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 come to
the Hands, Possession or Knowledge of her the said Ann Blakestone
or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for
her use and the same so made, do Exhibit or cause to be Exhibited
into the Registry of the said Peculiar Court in Masham, at or before the
Twenty seventh Day of June next ensuing, And the same Goods,
Chattles and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattles 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 Ann Blakestone
or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons,
for her use to well and truly Administer according to the Law.
And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Account of
her Administration at or before the Twenty Seventh Day of December
next ensuing, and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattles
and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administracies
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 the Act of Parliament in that behalf made, 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 into the said Court making request to have it allowed
and approved accordingly, if the said Ann Blakestone above bounden
being thereunto required to 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.
the Mark and Seal of Ann Blakestone
Sealed and Delivered
in the Presence of
A True and Perfect Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of
Mark Blakestone of Dallowgill, late Deceased Appraised by
us whose names Are hereunto Subscribed this 24th Day of
December in the Year 1757.
First his purse and apparel £1 0s 0d
In the house Stead
Four pewder dishes 5 plaites one Dresser a little Table a Chist,
three Chairs & several odd things £1 1s 0d
In the parlour
Two bedsteads w’th bedding thereto, one table, one old Chair
w’th some other odd Householdments £0 15s d0
In the Dairy
Two Iron Potts and milk pail Several bowls a Chirn and some
other odd things £0 7s 6d
One old Cart w’th utensils thereto £0 13s 0d
a little Mow of Hay and some on the Balks £1 0s 0d
A piece of a Stack of old Hay £0 18s 0d
A Mow of turfs £0 4s 6d
One Mare Galloway £3 3s 0d
One Milk Cow £3 3s 0d
Two Heifers £4 10s 0d
Total £16 15s 0d