Letter of Administration For James Campbell, Park Corner, who died Intestate in the early part of the year 1800, and is believed to be buried in the old Townsend Cemetery, near Campbellís Pond
Know all men by these presents that James Curtis, Esquire, Administrator on the Estate of James Campbell of Park Corner, Esquire, deceased, and Cornelius Higgins and William Lawson, Esquire, all of the Island Prince Edward are held and formerly bound unto Joseph Robinson, Esquire, Surrogate or Judge of the Probate of Wills in the Island of Prince Edward in the full and just sum of One Hundred pounds lawful money of the Island aforesaid to be paid to the said Joseph Robinson or to his Sucessor in Office to the which payment well and truly to be made and done. We bind ourselves and heirs, Executors, and administrators severally and firmly by these presents, Sealed with our Seals. Dated this Twenty seventh Day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred, and in the fourtieth year of his Majestyís reign.
The Condition of this obligation is now that if the within bounden James Curtis, Administrator all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of James Campbell deceased do make or cause to be made a true and faithful Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which shall come to the possession or knowledge of him the said James Curtis or the hands and possession of any other person for him, and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be Exhibited into the Registry of the Court of Probate at or before the first day of June in the year One Thousand Eight hundred and one ensuing, and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits and are the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased at the time of death, which at any time after shall come to the hands of the said James Curtis or into the hands or possession of any other person for him, do well and truly administer according to law, and further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said Administration, at or before the first Day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Two, and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administratorís Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Judge for the time being of this said Court, shall deliver, and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively as the said Judge by his Decree or Sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of Statutes of 22 V 22 Case 2d, and the Act of the Assembly of this Island Instituted an Act relating to the Estates of Intestates States, limits and appoints, and if it shall thereafter appear that any Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named do Exhibit the same unto the said Court, making a request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said James Curtis, within bounden being thereunto required, to tender and deliver this said Letter of Administration (Approbation of such Testament being first had and made) in the said Court, then this obligation to be void and of none Effect or else to remain in full force as written.
Sealed and delivered
In the presence of
J Webster Junr
Inventory of all the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, the property of the late James Campbell, Esquire, of Park Corner in the Island Prince Edward, deceased, Inventory taken the 16th June 1801.
- 2 working Oxen living, 7 years old, different colours
- 1 Red cow (10 years old) and calf
- 1 Red cow (6 years old) and calf
- 1 Red Heiffer living 3 years old
- 1 Black birch writing desk, mostly ...siglow?, the lock broke, and very much
- 1 small mahogany dressing table, wants repair
- 1 Black birch Oval dressing table, wants repair
- 1 old mahogany tea chest, without cannisters and locks
- 1 old mahogany tea board
- 1 old oval iron frame looking glass
- 1 Pine corner cupboard, with 3 doors, 4 brass hinges and 5 shelves
- 1 Deal chest and 4 drawers
- 1 plain iron ............?
- 1 plain iron ............?
- 1 pair of old plain brass ............?
- 1 Boyer's French dictionary
- 1st Volume Goldsmith's Roman History all books in bad condition
- 5th & 8th Volume Thorneís History of England
- 3rd & 9th Volume of Shakespeares plays
- 1, 3, 6 & 7th D.. of the Spectator
- 4th Collection of Poems
- 3 Deal chairs
- 1 Mahogany Chair (broke)
- 2 Baize stove chairs (broke)
- 1 old Hair trunk
- 1 Feather Bed
- 1 Flock bed ( very old)
- 1 ..... bed (bad covering)
- 1 4 post Black Birch Bedstead & old red stuffed cushion
- 1 old broken Black wheel .........?
- 3 Iron pots, different sizes
- 1 Black Mettle Kettle
- 1 Frying Pan
- 1 old Brass warming Pan
- 2 Iron ovens, different sizes, without covers
- 1 Iron tea kettle
- 1 old pine kitchen table
- 1 old pine knife box
- 1 brass candlestick
- 1 pewter candlestick
To The Honourable Joseph Robinson, Esquire
Surrogate and Judge of Probate for the Island Prince Edward