Know all men by these Presents, That we John Chadborn of the City of Gloucester, Gentleman, Robert Ryder Horner of the same city, Gentleman and William Viner Ellis of the same city, Gentleman are held, and firmly bound unto the Lord Bishop of Gloucester in forty 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 twelfth day of March in the tenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the fourth 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, One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty Nine.
The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounden John Chadborn limited Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of Charles Gwinnett late of the City of Gloucester, victualler, 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 him the said John Chadborn or into 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 said Lord Bishop, 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 John Chadborn or into the Hands and Possession of any other person or persons for him do well 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 last of March one thousand eight hundred and Thirty 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 remaid in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered (being first duly stamped)
In the presence of: A.G.Davies
Robert Ryder Horner
William Viner Ellis