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end of will
« on: Monday 10 January 22 00:43 GMT (UK) »
Kia ora

I think this is a pretty standard piece that is in Latin and has the red wax marks, why did they have those?  I am also wanting to know the first name on the first line of the Risbridger and the last signature on the left a Risbridger on the left at the end.

All help appreciated.

Nga mihi (best wishes)
Bronwen Summeres
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Re: end of will
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 January 22 03:32 GMT (UK) »
It's a standard Bond, seemingly for Executors and Administrators.  The amount looks to be 200 pounds.

The three people bound are:

Annam (Ann) Risbridger of the Parish of Newdigate in the County of Surrey widow
Joseph Risbridger of the same place Gentleman   (NOT John - the signature at bottom right is Jos:)
Robert Risbridger of the same place Gentleman

The date of the Bond is 25 January 1722 Old Style (= 1723 New Style).

The note bottom left refers to either June or July 1695.  I lean towards June.

I'm not able to read the text of this note.

The two men at the bottom left are witnesses.

Wm Ward (may be Senior)
Tho:  Risbridger (probably)

The red marks are the wax seals of the people bound.  Do  a search on "wax seals".

A seal was equal in legal force to a signature.

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Re: end of will
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 January 22 04:32 GMT (UK) »
Many  thanks once again.  What is the difference between the date of the bond and the date at the bottom?  Why two dates, what does this mean?

The date of the Bond is 25 January 1722 Old Style (= 1723 New Style).

The note bottom left refers to either June or July 1695.  I lean towards June.
Campbell, McKenzie, Ross, MacKay, Munro, Sutherland all of Ross & Comarty
Barry, Gibson, Watson, Summers, Edmonstone, Brock, McCartney all of Glasgow and environs
Erskine, Fletcher of Edinburgh

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Re: end of will
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 January 22 12:27 GMT (UK) »
What is the difference between the date of the bond and the date at the bottom?  Why two dates, what does this mean?

You need to look at the whole document. If you go back a couple of pages, you will find that this bond is attached to the will of John Risbridger of Capel, which was proved on 12 June 1695. The executor was his son Henry Risbridger.

Some of John's goods were left unadministered by Henry at that time. This bond of 1722/23 now grants administration to Ann Risbridger for dealing with those unadministered goods.


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Re: end of will
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 January 22 18:11 GMT (UK) »
Thank you thank you.

Nga mihi
Bronwen
Campbell, McKenzie, Ross, MacKay, Munro, Sutherland all of Ross & Comarty
Barry, Gibson, Watson, Summers, Edmonstone, Brock, McCartney all of Glasgow and environs
Erskine, Fletcher of Edinburgh