Thomas WOOD of Dallowgill, 1758, Admon

Thomas Wood of Dallowgill 1758
Transcribed by Sheila K Douglas

16th October 1758.
Then personally appeared the within bounden Joseph Wood and William
Wood the administrators within named who were sworn duly to
administer and so forth (Dower being reserved for Matthew Wood)
before me Edw Place, Com’ry

Know all Men, by these Presents That we Joseph Wood of Dallowgill
in the Parish of Kirby Malzeard in the County of York, Yeoman
William Wood of Dallowgill aforesaid, Taylor, and John Pickersgill
of Dallowgill aforesaid Yeoman are bound and firmly obliged to the
Reverend Edward Place, Master of Arts Comissary or Official of the
Peculiar and Special Jurisdiction of the Church late of the Prebend of
Masham in the County of York aforesaid in the sum of eighty 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 each
of us by ourselves and for the Whole and the full, our Heirs, Executors and
Administrators firmly by the Presents. Sealed with our Seals. Given the
sixteenth Day of the Month of October in the Year of Our Lord One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty eight.

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden
Joseph Wood and William Wood, Administrators of all and singular
the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Thomas Wood late of Dallowgill
aforesaid, Shoemaker, their late brother, 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 them the said Joseph Wood
and William Wood or either of them or into the Hands and Possession
of any other Person or Persons for them or either of them, and the same
so made, do Exhibit or cause to be Exhibited into the Registry of the said
Peculiar Court at Masham at or before the Sixteenth Day of April next
ensuing, And the same Goods, Chattels, and 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 or Possession
of the said Joseph Wood or William Wood or either of them or into
the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do
well and truly Administer according to the Law. And further do make,
or cause to be made a true and just Account of their said Administration
at of before the sixteenth Day of October next ensuing, and all the Rest
and Residue 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 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
the same into the said Court making Request to have it allowed and
approved accordingly, if the said Joseph Wood and William Wood
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

Joseph Wood his mark and seal

Sealed and Delivered
in the Presence of

Tho: Raper
and John Raper
Wm W Wood
John Pickersgill

For more on the WOOD family see the article WOODS of Wakehill

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