Administration of Edward Hyllier, farmer, 1792

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[In the first paragraph, the words in italics were added to a previously written pro forma]

Know all men by these presents That We Mary Hyllierof the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow and Joseph Stevens of the parish of Great Missenden in the aforesaid County Farmer are held and firmly bound to the Reverend Joseph Holden Pott Master of Arts Archdeacon in and throughout the whole Archdeaconry of Saint Alban in the Diocese of London lawfully constituted in six hundred pounds of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Joseph Holden Pott or his certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Assignes for the true payment whereof we bind ourselves and each of us by herself and himself for the whole our and each of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals. Dated the Twenty Ninth Day of October in the thirty third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the abovebounden Mary Hyllier the Administratrix of all and singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of Edward Hyllier late of Winslow aforesaid Farmer her late Husband 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 her the said Mary Hyllier 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 Archdeaconry of St Alban aforesaid on or before the last day of April 1793 and the same Goods Chattles and Credits and all other the Goods Chattles 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 Mary Hyllier or into the hands or 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 accompt of her said Administration on or before the last day of October 1793 and all the rest and residue of the said Goods Chattles and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administration 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 setting of intestate Estates shall limit and appoint And if it shall appear hereafter 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 if the said Mary Hyllier abovebounden 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 is to be void or otherwise to be and continue in full Force and Virtue

[signed] Mary Hyllyer
Jos Stevens

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

[signed] J Brigges
Mary Hillyer Jnr

Edward Hillyer or Hyllier lived at Redhall Farm, and his widow stayed there until about 1806.
Copyright 2 October, 2015
According to the Posse Comitatus, in 1798 she had 4 horses, 1 waggon, 2 carts.