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Administration of  Mary Turney - 1754


4 March 1754

Upon which day appeared personally Joseph Turney of Ridgmont in the County of Bedford Farmer and alleged that he is the husband and next of kin to one Mary Turney of Ridgmont aforesaid deceased And that the said Mary Turney died without making any Last Will or Testament whereforethe said Jospeh Turney prayed that letters of Admon of all and singular the goods and chattels of the said deceased might be committed and granted unto him the said Joseph Turney as next of kin to the said deceased and aforesaid

The said Jospeh Turney was admitted and sworn administrator according to the above position according to law before me
Wm Smith
Surrogate


Know all men by these Presents that we Joseph Turney of Ridgmont in the County of Bedford Farmer and Thomas Bigg of the Litlington and Joseph Cook of Ridgmon aforesaid Farmer are held and firmly bound unto the Revd. Honorable John Taylor D:D: Commissary of the Archdeacon of Bedford lawfully constituted in the sum of two hundred pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said John Taylor or to his certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or Assigns To which payment will and truly to be made Me oblige ourselves and each of us by himself and themselves for the whole our and each and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seal dated the Fourth day of March in the twenty seventh 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 soforth And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty four

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden Joseph Turney Husband and Administrator of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of one Mary Turney late of the same place Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of him the said Joseph Turney or unto the hands and possession of any person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Archdeaconry aforesaid at or before the eighteenth Day of April 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 her death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Joseph Turney or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do will and truly administer according to Law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Accompt of his said Administration at or before the eighteenth Day of March 1755 and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompt 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 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 Intestates 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 exhibit the same into the said Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Joseph Turney 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 virtue.

Joseph Turney Thomas Bigg Joseph Cook

Sealed and delivered in the presence of Gregory Rix?


Archdeaconry of Bedfordshire Wills - Turney, Mary, Ridgmont, ABP/A 1754/4.
Acknowledgement to Beds & Luton Archives Service


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