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Ad[ministra]c[i]o bonoru[m] Edw[ard]i Stary
de[ces]s[i]t concess[?] 24 Maii 1687

Noverint Universi per presentes nos Maria Sterry p[ar]o[chi]a Hanly William in Com[itis] Wigorn[iensis] vid[ua] et Humph Nash p[ar]o[chi]a de Woolferlow in Com[itis] Heref[ordshire] yeom[an] et Thomas Michell de Ludlowe in Com[itis] Salopia __ teneri et firmiter obligari Rev[eren]do in Christo p[at]ri ac Domino Domino ____ p[er]missione Di[vin]a Hereford[iensi] Ep[iscop]o[in] d[u]cent[esi]mus libris bona & legalis monetae Angliae, solven[dis] eiden Rev[eren]do patri aut suo certo Attorno, Executoribus, Administatoribus, successoribus, sive assignatis suis: ad quam quidem solutionem bene & fideliter faciend[am] obligiamus nos et quemlet[?] nostrum per se pro toto & in solidi Heredes, Executores & Administratores nostres firmiter per praesentes, sigillis nostris sigillat. Dat. vicesimo quarto die mensis Maii anno regni domini nostri Jacobi Secundi die gratia Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Regis fidei Defendoris &c tertio annoq dom[ini] 1687

[Know all men by these presents that we Maria Sterry of Hanly William in the county of Worcestershire widow & Humphrey Nash of Woolferlow in the County of Herefordshire Yeoman and Thomas Michell of Ludlow in Shropshire __ are held and firmly bound to the Reverend in Christ Our Lord ____ Holy Father Bishop of Hereford two hundred pounds of good & lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Reverend Father in Christ or his certain attorney executors administrators or assigns for the true payment whereof we bind ourselves and each of us by himself for the whole and every part thereof and the heirs, executors and administrators of us and each of us firmly by these presents. Signed with our seals. Dated twenty fourth day of the month of May in the reign of our Lord James the Second by the grace of God Ruler of Great Britian France & Ireland Defender of the Faith in the third year of Our Lord 1687.]

The condition of this obligation is such that if the abovebounden Mary Sterry the relict & ad[mini]strix of the goods chatells and ___ of Edward Sterry late of the p[ar]ish of Hanly William in the County of Worcestershire & diocess of Hereford deceas[ed] intestate do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and debts of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledg of her the said Ad[mini]strix or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the registry of the above named Lord Bishops Consistory Court at or before the 24th day of June next ensuing. And the same goods, chattels and credits; and all other goods, chattles and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come [into] the hands or possession of the said Ad[mini]strix or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for __ do well and truly administer according to Law, and further do __ cause to be made a true and just account of her said administration on or before the 24th day of May 1687. And the rest and residue of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining upon his said administratrix her accounts ___ same being first examined and allowed by the Judge or Judges ___ 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 sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of a late Act of Parliament in that behalf made and provided, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the 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 Administratrix 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 the obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to stand and remain in full force and vertue.

Sigillat. & deliberat in presentia
Benjamin Edwards
Richard J Daunett
Maria M Sterry
Humphread H Nash
Tho Machell

A true & p[er]fect inventory taken the ninth day __ dom[ini] 1687 J[une] of all the goods cattell & chattell of [Edward] Sterry late whilest he lived of the p[ar]ish of ___ in the County of Worcester husbandman deceased valued & prissed by Humphrey Hodnett Hu___ Richard Seares funds vizt.

The deoedents[?] weareing app[arr]ell & money  
in his purs 1
Beding and linnens 2
Brass & pewter & one iron pott 1
Beefe bacon butter & cheese 1
One bedsteed one chest three coffers  
one table boards 0
Two halfe hogsheads and all other  
vessels & treen ware 0
Corne & graine in the house 0
One breach one drippin pann 0
And other implements about the fire 0
His bills axes & all other husbandry tooles 0
One sowe & 7 piggs 0
Hemp flax woole & yarne 0
Hemp on the ground 0
And the garden 0
Poultry about the house 0
Benches shelves weels tooles and  
all other lumber in sight & out of sight 0
His money oweing to him by bond



Sum is    



Humfrey Nash his mark
Richard Seares his mark
Humphrey Hodnett

24 Maii 1687
Quo die compt p four Maria Sterry vid et all quend. Ed[ward]ri Sterry ___ de Hanly William in Com[itis] Wigorn et dioc[essia] Hereford ab intesto ___ p __ condito aut declarato testamento ob __ ______ aut __ ulte elapst ab hac luce wigrasse seq fuisse et __ relica dicti de[ces]s[i]t. Quare petiit bras[?] ad[ministra]c[i]o bonoru[m] xc dict __ sibi __ idonea caucone committi ac Jus xc

Iurat fiat Adco ___
Rich. Buttsley Surr.


1687 May 24
Ad[ministra]c[i]o bonoru[m] Edwardi Sterry nup[er] par[ochia] Hanly Wm in Com[itis] Wigorn[iensis] et Dioc[esia] Her[efor]d de[cessit] soconess[?] erat Maria Sterry ejus relca iur[at] cor[am] surro[gato] pdco[?]
xxvi l xvi s iiii d

[Administration of the estate of Edward Sterry recently of parish of Hanley William in Worcestershire was granted to Maria Sterry his relict
26 pounds 16 shillings 4 pence]