Know all men by these Presents, That we Sarah Gwinnett of Shurdington in the county of Gloucester, George Gwinnett of Hucclecote in the same county and George [Doe/Dee?] of Hucclecote are held, and firmly bound unto Joseph, the reverend father in Christ, by divine permission, Lord Bishop in the sum of twenty pounds of good and lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop, his certain attorney, his executors, administrators and assigns. To which payment, well and truly to be made, we oblige ourselves, and each of us by himself, in and for the whole, our and each and every of our Heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals dated the 30th day of March in the reign of our Sovereign Lord George, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the year of our Lord, 1726.
The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above named Sarah Gwinnett, relict and administratrix of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of Isaac Gwinnett, late of Shurdington, gent, 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 her the said Sarah Gwinnett or into the hands and possession of any person or persons for her and the same, so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited, into the registry of the said Lord Bishop at Gloucester, at or before the last 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 Sarah Gwinnett or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly administer according to Law;
And further, do make, or cause to be made, a true and just account of her said administration at or before the last day of February next and all the rest and residue of the goods, chattels, and credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said administrator’s 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 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, intitled “ 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 do exhibit the same into the said Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, do render and deliver the said Letter of Administration (Approbation of such Testament being first had and made) in the said Court, then this obligation to be void, or else remade in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered, in the presence of:
Ro. Moore, Sarah Gwinnett, Geo. Gwinnett