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1612 humphrey essex lambourn brk archd berks inv bond acct 10120 administration of humphrey essex of lambourn esq. 24 june 1612 bridgitt harding wife of john harding "soris nalis et item dict defuncti" sum inventory 20-18s-8d bond taken out by john harding of ashborn co berks gent and richard cole de eadem yeoman in 300 1) inventory: 30 june 1612, taken by stephen bollard and john galloway. inprimis a purse and seal 2s in money 5s his apparell 8 a saddle 20s a sword and dagger 13s 4d 2 desks and two trunks 13s 4d 2 horses 10 summa 20-18s-8d exhibited for johem harding maritu' bridgitt harding [etc] brigitt sororis na'lis et l'itmo necnon [etc] 28 january 1612. 2) bond: noverint universe per presentes nos john harding of ashbury co berks gent and richard cole of ashbury yeoman bound in 300 4 june 10jas1 [1611] the condition of this obligation etc. the administration committed to bridgitt harding wife of the within bound john harding (natural and lawful sister of the deceased) signed john hardinge, richard cole. 3) account: exhibited to the surrogate of the archdeacon 28 january 1612 of the goods etc of humphrey essex deceased. imprimis the accountant charges herself with the sum of the inventory of the goods of the said deceased taken and remaining in the register of the official afofesaid amounting to the sum of 20-18s-8d. wheras the said accountant dischargeth herself and praieth to be allowed for all such neccessary payments and expenses as by means of her administration she hath laid out or is to lay out as followeth: for his shroud 5s 6d for his coffin 7s for making his grave 12d to the minister for burying him 2s to a preacher for a sermon at his burial 6s 8d to the clerke for his dues 12d for the breaking and making his grave in the church 6s 8d for fetching the beere [ ie bier] 2 miles to carry his body to be bureid 12d paid the ringers and spent by them in victualls at his funeral 13s 4d paid a mortmaine 3s 4d laid out for meals to entertain friends and kinfolk at his funeral 40s for 3 bushels of wheat for bread 13s 4d for 3 half hogheads of beer 16s for fruits and spices 3s for dressing the provisions aforesaid 10s for grass for two horses of the said deceased for two weeks 4s for the letters of administration 2s 4d for an obligation thereupon 12d for a day to exhibit an inventory an exhibiting the sum and the preparitors fee 20d for a commision to take the oath of this account 6s 8d for a charge to fetch and return the commision and take the administation 6s 8d for counsel about this account and drawing the same in writing 6s-8d for the decree of the judge examining this account 10s for ingrossing this account 3s-4d for the fee of quietus est 10s for the charge in travel to oxford to pass this account 5s sum total 9 - 7s - 4d this sum deducted there remains in the hands of the said accoutant for payment of the debts of the deceased 9-11-4 sic dci dolo vel frande minime continice po lerit restat quieta Sign: wm martin
[above date is of inventory]

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