Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Will of Henry Blake of Horseley, Gloucestershire - Diocese of Bristol Wills on Ancestry, administered 1684

The testator is Henry Blake of Horsley. Is this Henry son of Henry Blake of Tetbury whose will was transcribed yesterday? Horsley is just 5 miles from Tetbury. The administration does not add any details about Henry.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 1 Jul 2014
Source: Ancestry – Diocese of Bristol Wills
Testator:  Henry Blake
Place: Horseley, Gloucestershire, England
Type of Record: Probate
Date of document: 24 May 1684, administered 24 Jun 1684
Condition: 17th century English, legible copy

1    Noverint universi per praesentes Nos Jacobus Thomas de Cite Bristol
2    Sopemaker, Francis Harris de Cite Gloucester
3    Pharmacoplau et Robturis Perry ium de eadem yeoman
4    teneri et firmiter obligari Reverendo in Christo patri ac Domino Domino Roberto
5    permissione Divina Episcopo Gloucestrensi et Richardo Parsons Legum Bacchalaureo
6    Vicario suo in Spiritualibus generali in Centum Libris bonna et legalis Monetae
7    Angliae Solvend. Eisdem Reverendo Patri et Richardo Parsons Executoribus Admi-
8    nistratoribus vel assignatis suis, ad quam quidem solutionem bene et fideliter faciendam
9    Obligamus nos et quemlibet nostrum per se pro toto et in solido Heredes Executores et Ad-
10    ministratores nostros et cujuslibet nostril firmiter per praesentes sigillis nostris sigillat. Dat.
11    Vigino Quarto die Maij Anno Regni Domini nostril Carol
12    sec[on]di dei Gracia Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, Fidei
13    Defensoris etc xxxvj Annoque Dom. 1684
14    The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden James Thomas
15    principall Creditor et Administrator of all, and singular
16    the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of Henry Blake late of the parish of
17    Horseley Intestate
18    deceased, do make of cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all, and singular
19    the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the
20    hands, possession, or knowledge of him the said
21    James Thomas or into the hands
22    and possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so
23    made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Gloucester
24    his Ecclesiastical Court, at or before the 24th day of June
25    next ensuing, And the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels
26    and Credits of the said deceased at the time of his death; which at any time after
27    shall come to the hands or possession of the said James Thomas
28    or into the hands and possession of any other person or
29    persons for him do well and truly Administer according to Law; and further,
30    do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said Administration,
31    at or before the last day of Aprill 1685
32    and all the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits,
33    which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators
34    Accompt, the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the
35    time being, of the said Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively
36    as the said Judge or Judges, by his or their decree or sentence pursuant to the true
37    intent and meaning of an Act of Parliament entituled An Act for better settling of Intestates
38    Estates, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear, That any last Will and
39    Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named
40    do exhibit the same into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved
41    accordingly, if the said Administrator above bounden being
42    first thereunto required, to render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (ap-
43    probation of such Testament being had and made) in the said Court; Then this Obligation
44    to be void and of none effect; or else to remain in full force and virtue.
45    James Thomas
46    Francis Harris
47    Robt Perry
48    Sealed and Delivered
49    in the presence of
50    James Sager Junior
51    E Owen Pub Noty

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