Estate Records of
Peter Bowyer 1804
Estate of Mr. Peter Bowyer, Decd - The 26th Day of May 1804
1 Negro Man Jim @ $500 500. " " $500.00 1 Do Girl Lucy @ 250. " " 1 Do Woman Hannah @ 200. " " 1 Wagon and Gears @ 40. " " 490.00 1 Young Sorrel Mare @ 80. " " 1 Young Sorrel Horse @ 60. 1 Old Bay Mare @ 40. 1 Sorrel Mare @ 60. 1 Young Bay Mare @ 70. 320.00 18 Head of Cattle @ 85. 1 Set of Plantation Tools @ 16.25 1 Stock of Hogs @ 32. 1 Bed and Bed Stead with furniture @ 40. 1 Do & Do with Do @ 40. 1 Crib Small Bed and furniture @ 20. 233.25 1 Pine Table (3) Pine Chests @ 5. 1 Lot of Crocesy Ware @ 5. 1 Lot of Pewter and Tea ware @ 5. 50 1 Doz. Knives and Forks @ 1. 1 Set of Coffee Cups (1) Looking Glass @ 2. 50 5 Setting Chairs @ 2. 50 1 Spinning Wheel and Cards @ 3. 1 Loom and Gears @ 7. 1 Lot of Kitchen furniture @ 6. 25 1 Tin Pail and Pegging @ 1. 39."." 2 Books (1) can of Razors & Shaving Box @ 2. 50 2 Pad Locks @ 1. 3..50 $1585. 75 " $1585..75
Miss Ann Bower in acct. Current with Wm. Fields Admr. Of Peter Bowyer Decd
For her Board 13 years 7 at $20 & 6 @ $25 308. 75 For her school accts vs. receipts 26. 99 For pd her a/c with Wm. Bristow for 1815 & 1816 4. .06¾ for 1 Bonnet bot at the Ct House 1816 7. 50 For pd T. J. & I Thomas 1. 75 For 1 Bonnet Bot of Peolar 5. 00 For acct with D. Montgomery 1816 14. 12½ For acct with McLaurin & McCall 1816 4. 50 For acct with D. Montgomery 1817 16. 47 do " do " " " 1818 10. 00 For acct with F. J. & I Thomas 1817 2. 62½ For acct with Jos. Davis 1817 2. 37½ For acct with Charles Briggs 1817 6. 55 For acct with A.W----- 1817 12. 65¾ 1817 XXXXXXXXX$4.50 1 ---- $1.25 5. 75 For 1 Bonnet $7 1 Feather $2 9. 00 1818 For acct with McCallum & Adams 4. 50 For acct with Eli Thomas 4. 87½ For My Note of hand for 45. 00 For cash paid her 5. 00 For rd her a/c with McLaurin & McColl for 1817 as for receipt 8. 83¾ 1819 For 2 yds. ribbon 2 50 1 table cloth $3 4. 00 For pd Solomon Philips for her 62½ For 1 bed stead 2.50 pd John Thomas 2.62½ 5. 12½ 6 yds flannel $3 2½ yds ribbon 57 3. 57 535. 42¼ For 1 bed and furniture 7. 00 errors excepted 542 42¼
By Her part of the Personal Estate of Peter Bowyer Decd 349.67
By Cash Recd of her 100.00
Letters of Administration
By William Easterling Esquire, Ordinary of Marlborough District
To William Fields
Whereas Peter Bowyer late of the said District deceased, lately died intestate, having, while he lived, and at the time of his death, divers goods, rights and credits, within the District aforesaid, by means whereof the full disposition and power of granting the administration of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, and also auditing the accounts, calculations and reckoning of the said administration, and a final dismission of the fame, to me is manifestly known to belong. I desiring that the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, may be well and truly administered, converted and disposed of, do hereby grant unto the said William Fields in whole fidelity, in this behalf, I very much confide, full power, by the tenor of these present, to administer the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased, which to him in his life time, and at the time of his death, did belong; and to ask, levy, recover and receive the fame, and to pay the debts in which the deceased blood obliged so far forth as his goods, rights and credits will extend, according to their rate and order of law; being first sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect inventory thereof, and to exhibit the fame on or before the sixteenth day of June now next ensuing; and to render a just and true account, calculation and reckoning of the said administration, when thereunto required; And I ordain, depute and constitute you, the said William Fields
Administrator of all and singular the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the nineteenth day of May Anno Domini 1804 and in the Twenty- Eighth year of American Independence.
Records Book A No. 2
L. E. Stubbs
O. M. D.
Warrant of Appraisement
By William Easterling Esquire, Ordinary of said district.
These are to authorize and empower you, or any three or four of you, whose names are here underwritten; to repair to all such parts and places within this date, as you shall be directed unto by William Fields administrator of the goods and chattels, rights and credits, of Peter Bowyer late of the said district, deceased, where forever any of the said goods and chattles are or do remain within the said parts and places, and which shall be shown unto you by the said William Fields and there view and appraise all and every said goods and chattels, being first duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect inventory and appraisement thereof, and to cause the same to be returned unto your hands, or any three or four of you, unto the said on or before the sixteenth day of June now next ensuing.
Dated the 19th day of May Annon Domini, and in the Twentieth year of American Independence.
To Messrs. Geo. Matthews, Joel Matthews, James Webster, John Terrel & Chas Jeby, Esqr.
Memorandum, This 26 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 4 personally appeared before me William Pledger Esquire, one of the justices assigned to keep the peace in and for Marlborough John Terrel, James Webster and Joel Matthews being three of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Peter Bowyer deceased; who being duly sworn, made oath, that they would make a just and true appraisement of all the singular the goods and chattels, (ready money only excepted.) of Peter Bowyer deceased, as shall be produced by William Fields of the estate of the said Peter Bowyer deceased;; and that they would return the fame certified under their hands unto the said William Fields within the time prescribed by law.
State of South Carolina
By William Easterling Ordinary for said District
To the Sheriff or any lawful constable for sd District
Whereas William Pearce, Jepthah Robertson, John Bowyer and Jesse Robertson as administrator of the late Ann Bowyer, Heirs of Peter Bowyer late of said District deceased by their petition to me directed represents that letters of administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said Peter Bowyer decd was granted to William Fields and that the said Fields has neglected or (??nelled) returning annual accounts of the receipts and expenditures of said Estate, and prays that the sd administrator may be called to account according to law for the several years past in order that a just settlement and distribution may be thereof made -
These are therefor to require you to summons the said William Fields to be and appear before me at our next Ordinaries Court to be holden at Adamsville in sd District on the 26th day of this month at 10 Oclock in the forenoon to account and enter a true and just account of the receipts and expenditures of sd Estate for the different years as above mentioned & during the term of his administration. Given under my hand and seal this 22d day of Augt 1820
Account of the sales of a part of the personal property of the Estate of Peter Bowyer late of Marlborough District decased, sold by order of the Ordinary by this adminr William Fields the 4th Oct Wm 1804.
Purchasers names cts. Wm Fields 1 old waggon @ $49 49. 00 Wm Fields 1 sorrel Filley 30. 00 Wm Fields 1 old sorrel mare 37. 50 Wm Fields 1 young sorrel mare 94. 00 Wm Fields 1 sorrel horse 61. 00 Wm Fields 1 old bay mare @ $37 37. 00 John Bristow 1 black cow and yearling 13. 00 Stephen Hays 1 black speckled heifer 7. 25 John David 1 red and white cow and yearling 8. 50 Wm Duke 1 red pied heifer 9. 00 Matthews Hustus 1 small heifer 5. 00 Wm Stubbs 1 red and white cow and yearling 14. 25 George Stanton 1 beindled cow 13. 00 Wm Fields 25 head of hogs 35. 00 Thomas Stubbs 1 plow & gears 4. 76 Wm Fields 2 cutters and two flukes 6. 00 Wm Fields 1 lot of plantation tools 9. 50 Wm Duke 1 spotted cow 10 50 Joseph McDaniel 1 red cow 14. 20 Geo. Stanton 1 pied cow & yearling 14. 12
Account of sales of part of the personal property of the Estate of Peter Bowyer, late of Marlborough District deceased sold by Order of the Orginary by the Admr Wm Fields the 1st January 1816.
Purchasers names Wm Fields 1 bed and furniture 27. 00 Wm Fields 1 crib and bed and furniture 13. 00 Wm Pearce 1 bed & bed stead and furniture 27. 00 David Stubbs 1 pine table 3. 15 John Stubbs Junr 1 pine chest 3. 00 Wm Pearce 1 lot crockery ware 1. 75 Silas Stubbs 1 lot pewter and tin 1. 80 Wm Odom 1 set knives and forks 1. 50 H. Easterling 1 lot knives and forts 1. 00 H. Easterling 1 lot cugs and saucers 1. 35 Wm Fields 1 wheal and cards 1. 50 Shad Easterling 1 loome 8. 50 Wm Fields 8 padlicks 1. 75 Wm Fields 1 empty barrel .60 Wm Fields 1 pail and piggin .50 Wm Fields 1 Iron pot 2. 00 Wm Fields 1 oven 1. 00 Wm Fields Lucy a negro girl 655. 00 Wm Pearce old Hannah 52. 00 Wm Pearce A negro man Jim 900. 00
Dr John Bowyer, In account current with Wm Fields Admr of Peter Bowyer, Decd
From 1803 to 1814 For 11 years board 7 years @ $20 & 4 years @ $25 240. 00 1816 For his several school a/c as p rect 33. 57 For 1 slate bot of Wm Bristow 62½ For 2 yrds broad cloth of McLauren & McColl 15 00 your a/c to F J & J & J Thomas 1816 14. 22 your acct to William Bristow 1817 4 62½ your acct to A Whicker Ho 1817 11. 90 For 1 bed & furniture 37. 00 For Amt of Bill pd Richd Brown 5. 00 Amt to T J. & I Thomas for 1815 7. 50 404. 44 30. 00 374. 44
By His part of the personal Estate of Peter Boyer Decd $
By William Easterling Ordinary of Marlborough District
These are to authorize and empower you or any three or four of you whose names are hereunder written to repair to all such parts and places within this District as you shall be directed unto by Jepthah Robertson administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of Ann Bowyer - late of sd District deceased. Wheresoever and of the sd goods and chattels are or do remain within either the said parts and places and which shall be shown unto you by the said Jepthah Robertson and these view and appraise all and every the said goods and chattels being first sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, to make a true and perfect inventory and appraisement thereof, and to cause the same to be returned under your hands or any three or four of you, unto the said Jepthah Robertson on or before the eighteenth day of June now next ensuing, dated the eighteenth day of April Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and twenty, and in the forty fourth year of the independence of America.
To Messrs John Crosland, Thomas Stubbs, David Coost and Elisha Hill and Jesse David or any three or four of you.
Memorandum this twenty-fourth day of April 24th in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty.
Personally appeared before me William Fields Esquire one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in Marlborough District.
Elisha Hill & David Crosland, John Crosland being three of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Ann Bowyer deceased who being duly sworn made Oath that they would make a just and true appraisement of all and singular the goods and chattels (ready money only excepted) of sd Ann Bowyer deceased, and that they would return the same certified under their hands unto the sd Jepthah Robertson within the time presented by law.
Appraisers Elisha Hill
Sworn to & signed before me the day above written
William Fields J.P.
To William Easterling Ordinary of Marlborough District
The petition of William Pearce, Jepthah Robertson and John Boyer shewith that Majr Wm Fields some years past having taken letters of administration on the Estate of Peter Bowyer late of sd District your petitioners conserve that the said admr has not accounted nor made return of the receipts and expenditures of sd Estate for several years past and in order to have a settlement and just distribution of sd Estate your petitioners request you would call sd Adm. to account at a place & time to you may seem most convenient.
Aug. 22d 1820 Wm Pearce
To William Easterling Esq. Ordinary of Marlborough District
The Petition of William Fields administrator of the Estate of Peter Bowyer late of said District decd showeth that the remaining part of the personal property of sd Estate consists wholly in Negroes and some of the Heirs being now of age and wishes a division & my attorney, directs that a sale is the most proper mode to effect a division of the same I therefore request an order of sale of the whole for the purpose of effecting said division.
Marlborough District William Fields Admr
Nov. 28th 1815
At a Court of Ordinary Holden at Adamsville in Marlborough District on 26th day of August 1820
Wm Pearce and Elizabeth his wife
Jepthah Robertson & Mary his wife
Jepthah Roberts as admr of the Estate of Ann Bowyer
Majr William Fields admr of the Estate of Peter Bowyer deceased
to account and make distribution
Amount of sale in 1804 $472.33
Amount of sale in 1816 1,757.40
Amount of hire of the Negros 13 years 1,582.00
the profits of the land 695.50
Amount of the estate 4,507.23
Amount of debts and fees against admr pd 896.72
Land tax for 13 years 65.91
tax for 6 years on land of Nancy, John & Mary 7.74
since the division
Taxes paid for 3 negros 13 years at $1 each 39.00
Paid Wm Pearce & Elizabeth his wife $265.49
Paid Jepthah Robertson admr Ann Bowyer
her part 442.42
paid John Bowyer 374.44
Paid Jepthah & Mary his wife 430.13½
Jan 1802 To cash paid for the Estate of Peter Bower deceased
Jan 1802 To paying Doctor Oliver Haws his bill for Doctor Mr. Bower $38 00 00 To paying of Drury Robertson for Mr. John Terrels bond 96 50 00 To paying Blance on Mr. John Terrels bond 404 00 00 To paying George Matthews his account 2. 00 00 To paying Mrs. Williams for Doctor Negro James Joe 2. 00 00 To paying John Casour his account 3. 00 00 5 Jun 1802 to paying John Murdock his account 16 00 00 1802 to paying William Folesner attorney for his advice on Estate 13. 00 00 to paying Drury Robertson his account 19. 60 00 19th May 1804 To paying William Easterling Esq. For administration 5. 00 00 To paying Edward Feagen for schooling Ann & Elizabeth
Bower six months at the academy
9. 00 00 November 23rd 1806 to paying James Baggill for schooling Ann & Elizabeth Bower 6 months 6. 00 00 April 15 1806 To paying Welcome David for schooling Ann & Elizabeth & John Bower 3 months 4. 00 00 1807 To paying Benjamin Moss for schooling Ann & Elizabeth & John Bower 9 months 19. 50 00 June 1807 To paying Doct Miles King for doctoring Mary Boyer and old Hanna & Negro girl Luce 24. 00 00 Jany 1802 To boarding Ann Bowyer & clothing her 20. 00 00 to boarding & clothing Elizzh, John & Mary Bowyer 60. 00 00 1803 to boarding & clothing Ann, Elizabeth, John & Mary Bowyer 80. 00 00 1804 to boarding & clothing Ann Elizabeth John & Mary Bowyer 80. 00 00 1805 to boarding & clothing Ann Elizabeth John & Mary Bowyer 80. 00 00 1806 to boarding & clothing Ann Elizabeth John & Mary Bowyer 80. 00 00 1807 to boarding & clothing Ann Elizabeth John & Mary Bowyer 80. 00 00 1142. 50 00
Jany 1802 Cash Recd for the Estate of Peter Bowyer deceased by William Fields administrator
Jany 1803 Recd of George Webster a debt due the Estate 13. 10 00 Recd of Jacob Odom a debt due the Estate 4. 00 00 Recd of Joseph McDaniel 10. 00 00 Jany 1804 Recd of Lewis Melone 37. 00 00 Jany 1804 Recd of Joseph English Sen. 3. 00 00 Recd of John Bristow Sen by Sale 4. 00 00 Jany 1805 Recd of William Duke by sale 6. 00 00 Recd by Joseph McDaniel by sale 6. 00 00 Recd by Joseph McDaniel Sen by sale 4. 00 00 Recd by Drury Robertson by debt due 225 12 ½ Recd of James Beuden by sale 11 00 00 Recd of John Bristow Senr by sale 9 00 00 32 22 ½
The above accounts are true accounts of the receipts and expenditures of the Estate of Peter Bowyer decd
Is far as this is written (is a true copy) but it is not a copy of all which happened by accident of, of the original accounts being blown into the fire & burnt before the copy was finished so these was a small part of the credit side lost, but I believe that may be completely found out by Maj. Fields vouches together with the inventory.
Mr. William Pearce
The Estate of Peter Bowyer decd in Account Current with he admr Wm Fields
1802 To this sum paid Doctr Oliver Haws his bill 38. 00 to this sum paid by Drury Roberts bond due by Bowyer to Terrill as in trust on bond 96. 00 to paying the balance on Mr. John Terrels bond due by the decd 404. 00 to paying George Matthews acct 2. 00 to paying Mrs. Williams for doctoring Jims toe 2. 00 to paying John Chavis his account 3. 00 To paying John Murdock his acct 16. 00 paying Wm Faloncess attorney fee for advice 13. 00 1804 to paying Drury Robertson his account 19. 60 to paying Wm Easterling Ordinary fee 5. 00 to paying Eccerd Fragin for schooling Ann Elizabeth & John 9. 00 1805 to paying james Baggett for schooling Ann & Betsey 6. 00 1806 to paying Welcom David schooling Ann Elizh & John 4. 00 1807 to paying Benj Moss for schooling three children 17. 50 paying Wm Easterling for order of sale 1. 00 to paying Drury Robertson his account 3. 90 to paying Edwd Feagen for schooling 4. 21 to paying Benj Moss schooling Elizabeth & Mary 7. 50 to paying Benjn Moss, for schooling Ann, Elizh, John & Mary Bowyer 12. 00 1808 to paying Doctr Miles King for doctoring Mary & old Hannah & Lucy 24. 00 1809 to paying Laml Boykin for schooling Elizabeth , John and Mary 9. 00 to paying Josiah David for tuition at Academy 5. 83 1810 to paying Samuel Bigham for teaching Elizabeth singing 1. 50 to paying John Grimes for teaching John Bowyer 2. 50 to paying Kenneth McInger teaching John & Mary Bowyer 6. 00 to paying a Lady in Raleigh tuition to Nancy 3. 00 Paid Mr. Clay Dancing Master for teaching Nancy 4. 00 To this sum paid for Elizabeths tuition in Wilmington 3. 00 to Mr. Clay for teaching Elizabeth dancing 4. 00 1816 to boarding Elizabeth Bowyer the 7 years @ 20 per year 140. 00 ditto ditto 5 years ditto 125. 00 to boarding Mary 7 years @ 20 140. 00 to boarding Ann 6 years & 9 months 218. 75 to boarding John Bowyer 7 years @ 20 140. 00 and after that 7 years @ 25 175. 00 to paying Duncan McLaurin while schooling John Boywer 12. 00 to paying Duncan McLaurin for schooling Mary 12. 00 to paying Duncan McLaurin for schooling John Bowyer 9 months 9. 00 to paying D. McLaurin for schooling Mary Bowyer 9 months 9. 00 the childrens proportional part for boarding Teacher McLaurin the term of nine months 11. 00 commissions for paying out and receiving 157. 22½ to the sum past tax on 450 acres 13 years & tax on three Negros 30 14½ Commission for paying away legacies @ 2½ percent 205. 00 To this sum paid William Easterling Ordinary Esq for making distribution & receiving accounting for the deceased & other writings 24. 39 Cr by the sum received the amt of sale made in 1804 472. 33½ by the amount of sale in 1816 1703. 40 the amount of Negros hire 13 years 1582. 00 the profits of the land 13 years if allowable query 675. 50 by the sum received of George Webster 13. 10 Recd of Jacob Odom 4. 00 Recd of Lewis Melone debt due the Estate Account 37. 25 Recd of Drury Roberts on notes Paid 225. 12 Recd of D. Robertson by payment to Terrel a lease of his bond & interest 404. 00 5111. 70½
State of South Carolina
Personally appeared before me Mr. William Fields administrator of the Estate of Peter Bowyer deceased and being sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God says on his oath that the within accounts are just and true accounts of the receipts and expenditures of said Estate for the different years there in stated up to the year 1819 to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn to & signed before me
this 15th day of Sept. 1820
Wm Easterling Ordy
Dr Miss Polly Bowyer in acct
From 1st Jan 1803
For her Board 13 years @ $25 308. 75 Jan 1816 for pd for 1 p shoes bot of Wm Bristow 1. 62½ 1817 for your a/c with McLaurin & McColl 2. 93¾ for your a/c with Dickeson Pearce 17 25.25 for your a/c with Mrs. E. Pearce 4. 50 1818 for your a/c to Thomas & Covington 6. 25 for 1 bonnet 5. 00 for your acct to Jos. David Ho 2. 00 for your acct to A. Whicker Ho 12 68¾ for paid Mrs. Newton for you 25 for 1 pr shoes bot of Cossnaham & McInstosh 1. 25 for your a/c with D. Montgomery 4. 56¼ for 1 bed & furniture 37. 00 for your several school a/c as per receipts 33. 57 453. 88¼ amt with Adams & W Callum 6. 00 459 88¼ 30. 00 499. 88¼ 1812&1813 To Poing Donkin W. Clorrin for schooling
& paying part of the teachers boarding
26. 50 506. 38½
current with Wm Fields Admr of the Estate of Peter Bowyer Decd
by your part of the (personal) Estate of Peter Bowyer decd 430. 42 1817 by rent of land 1 year 90. 00 by this sum recd of Giles Newton for 1818 6. 526. 42
To William Easterling Esquire, Ordinary
The petition of Jepthah Robertson, administrator of the Estate of Nancy Bowyer late of sd District deceased Shewn that the personal property of sd Estate is altogether of perishable articles and liable to wash on loss also that there are debts owing for which there is an immediate call for money & now the herin being all of lawful age, it becomes necessary to make a distribution amongst them your petitioners therefore conceive it best, in order to effect the best and most proper mode at making such distribution & to prevent the lofs & make payment of the debts that there should be a sale of the whole for ready cause. I therefore request that you would take the circumstances under consideration & grant an Order of Sale empowering me to sell the whole of sd property for cast & your petitioner will con-fray
September 25th 1821 Jepthah Robertson
Memorandum of Appraisement Follow this day and date of the things of Nancy Bowyers Estate
1 large trunk $5.00
1 ditto small 3.00
1 bed & furniture 40.00
1 bed quilt 10.
1 bed quilt 7.
1 bed quilt 7.
1 white county pin 9.
1 wokin couty pin 7.
1 umbrella 6.
3 bokes @ .50 1.50
1 bole & pitcher 1.50
1 pine table 1.50
Debt due the Estate of
Nancy Bowyer decd 20.00 - this amount due
appraised by us this day above written
The Estate of Nancy Bowyer deceased in account with Jepthah Robertson administrator
Feby 12th To this sum paid Chs Bright on a judgmt. $4.75 To this sum paid Allen Wricher amt 22.25 July 22, 1820 To this sume pd Dickson Pecun his amt 6.76 paid Doctr Jno McKay his bill 11.00 Mar 10, 1821 paid David Montgomery judgmt 6.71 with cash 1.20 June 4th paid Bristow & Thomas 15.00¼ paid Saml Thomas 5.50 To this sum paid Chs McSmith 1.87½ pd McCollum & Adams acct. Paid William Easterling for certificates and fee of administration 10.45 85.49¾
(No credits were listed )
South Carolina Marlbo. District
Personally appeared before me Mr. Jepthah Robertson administrator of the Estate of Nancy Bowyer decd who being Duly sworn made oath that the above accounts are just and true accounts of the receipts and expenditures of the said Estate for 1820 and 1821 to the best of his knowledge & belief.
Sworn to & signed before me this 26th day of Jan 1824
Wm. Easterling Ordy M.D.
State of South Carolina
By Wm. Easterling Ordinary of sd District
To William Fields Esquire one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in & for the District aforesaid. I reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity, knowledge and circumspection of you, the said William Fields, Esquire do by the presents nominate, authorize and appoint you to qualify on the Holy Evangelist of almighty God, John Crosland, Thomas Stubbs, David Crosland, Elisha Hill and Jesse David or any three of four of them to repair to all such part and places within this District as they shall be divided unto by Jephah Robertson administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of Ann Bowyer late of Marlborough District deceased. Wheresoever any of the said goods and chattels are or do remain within the said parts and places and which shall be shown them by the said Jepthah Robertson and to their view and appraise all and singular the goods & chattles (ready money only excepted) of the said Ann Bowyer deceased and to make a true and perfect Inventory and appraisement thereof and to return the same certificate under their hands unto the said Jepthah Robertson within the time prescribed by law.
Given under my hand and seal this eighteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty And of American Independence the forty-fourth.
Persuant to the above (unreadable) I have qualified Elisha Hall, David Crosland and John Crosland as appraisers.
William Fields JP
State of South Carolina
Know all men by these presents that we Jepthah Robertson, Shockley Adam and John McCollum of Marlborough District and State aforesaid planters are held and firmly bound unto William Easterling Esquire Ordinary for the District of Marlborough in the sum of One thousand dollars, to be paid to the said William Easterling or to his successors ordinaries of this district or their certain attorney or assigns, to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of us, our and every of our heirs executors & administrators for the whole and in the whole, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated the eighteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the within bounded Jepthah Robertson administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of Ann Bowyer deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory shall come to the hands, possession of the deceased which have or into the hands possession or knowledge of him the said Jepthah Roberts made do exhibit into the ordinaries office of this district in order to be recorded on or before the eighteenth day of June - next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits and all the other the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of her death which at any time here after shall come tot he hands or possession of the said Jepthah Robertson or into the hands & possession of any other person or persons for him do will and truly administer according to law, and further do make or cause to be made a just & true account of his administration at or before the ___ day of ____ next, and all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining on the said administrators account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the ordinary of this district (for the time being) shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Ordinary by his decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the statutes and acts of assembly of force in the state for the better settling of Intestate 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 to the said Ordinary making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly; if the said Jepthah Robertson within bound in being there unto required do render and deliver the said letters of administration, approbation of such testament being first had and made to the said Ordinary then this above obligation is to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full power & virtue.
Signed, sealed and delivered Jepthah Robertson
In the presence of Shockley Adams
Wm. Easterling Ordy M.D. John McCollum
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