Administration of James Gamble [12 Aug 1797- 6 Oct 1857]
ITEM # 1
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we Hugh Gamble of Township Fifteen Farmer, Michael Clark of Tryon, Farmer, the Honorable William W. Lord and Henry J. Callbeck both of Charlottetown Merchants, and all of Prince Edward Island are held and firmly bound unto the Surrogate Judge of Probate, in and for Island of Prince Edward, in the sum of Two Hundred Pounds, of lawful money of the said Island, to be paid to the said Surrogate, Judge of Probates, for the time being; for which payment to be well and truly made, we bind ourselves, and each of us by himself, for and in the whole, our and each of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, dated this seventeenth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty seven.
THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that if the above bounden Hugh Gamble and Michael Clark Administrators of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, and Credits of James Gamble of said Township Fifiteen, Farmer, the deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Real Estate, Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, which have, or shall come to the hands, or possession, or knowledge of the said Hugh Gamble and Michael Clark or into the hands or possessions of any other person or persons, for them and the same so made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Surrogate Court for the said Island, on or before the seventeenth day of April next ensuing; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased, at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come into the hands or possession of the said Hugh Gamble and Michael Clark or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for them do well and truly administer, according to the law; and further to make, or cause to be made, a true and just account of the said Administration, at or before the seventeenth day of July 1858, and all the rest and residue of the Goods, Chattels and Credits, which shall be found remaining, upon the said Aministrator's account, the same being first examined and allowed by the said Surrogate Court, or other Court of Competent authority in that behalf, do deliver and pay over to such person or persons, respectively, at the said Surrogate Court, or other Court of competent authority in that behalf, by Decree or Sentence, pursuant to the true intent and meaning of this Act, shall limit and appoint: And if it shall heresfter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executior or Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Surrogate Court, making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Hugh Gamble and Michael Clark above bounden being thereto required, do render and deliver the Letters of Administration, (Probate of such Testement being first had and made), unto the said Surrogate Court; then this obligation is to be void and of no effect, or to remain in full force and virtue.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of A.S. Desbrisay by Hugh Gamble, Michael Clark, William W. Lord and Henry J Callbeck
ITEM # 2
We the undersigned, widow and eldest son of the late James Gamble of Lot 15 deceased wish that Hugh Gambol of Lot 15 and Mr Michael Clark of Tryon do Administer to the Estate of the said late James Gambol. of Lot 15.
signed by Martha Gambol and John Gambol on Oct 12th 1857
ITEM # 3
To The Honorable Charles Young L.L.D. Surrogate and Judge of Probate of wills in and for Prince Edward Island.
The humble Petition of Hugh Gambol of Township Fifteen in the said Island and Michael Clark of Tryon in the said Island, Farmer, thereth.
That James Gambol late of Township Fifteen aforesaid Farmer departed this life on the sixth day of October instant without having made any Last Will or Testament, and leaving him surviving at the time of his death his wife Martha Gambol and seven Sons and four Daughters namely, John Gambol, Alexander Gambol you Petitioner, Hugh Gambol, William Gambol, Martha Gambol Dickey widow of Archibald Dickey deceased. Mary Gambel Clark wife of (looks like 1st initial - W.) Hugh Clark now in the state of Wisconsin, Silas Gambol, Otis Gambol, Solomon Gambol, Sarah Jane Gambol and Milissa (sic) Ann Gambol, where of the five latter are minors.
That the said James Gambol at the time of his deceased was seised of Freehold Property in the said Island and also was possessed of Personal Property and effects therein to the value of one hundred pounds that being of the full value thereof as your petitioners are of opinion and believe.
That Alexander Gambol second son as above mentioned of the deceased by Indenture dated Twelfth day of October instant did consent and agree to accept the sum of five shillings as his full and sufficient Dividend of the Real and Personal Estate of the said deceased.
That Martha Gambol Widow of the deceased and John Gambol his eldest Son have declined to Administer to his Estate and do desire that Letters of Administration be granted to your Petitioners as evidence where of your Petitioners refer your Honor to the paper Writing hereunto annexed signed by the said Martha Gambol and John Gambol .
Your Petitioners thereby pray your Honor to grant unto their Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said intestate on their giving security) as by Law requires. And your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. Dated the 17th day of October A.D. 1857, signed by Hugh Gamble and Michael Clark
Hugh Gambol and Michael Clark the Petitioners above named make oath and say that that statements in said Petition set forth and contained are true as they these Deponents do verily believe.
Sworn at chambers in CharlotteTown this 17th day of October A.D. 1857
Before me Charles Young Surrogate signed by Hugh Gamble and Michael