Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Guardian Bond for Sarah Braswell 1799 Nash Co., NC


KNOW all men by these presents, That we, ARCH GRIFFIN DEMPSEY BRASWELL & THOMAS WHITFIELD are held and firmly bound unto DENTON MASON & LEWIS DORTCH Esquires, and the rest of the Justices assigned to keep the peace for Nash county, in the just and full sum of one hundred & fifty pounds current money, to be paid to the said Justices their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns: To the which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and every of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this eleventh day of February Anno. Dom. 1799

Whereas the above bounden ARCHIBALD GRIFFIN hath been this day, by the worshipful court of said county, appointed guardian to SARAH BRASWELL orphan of SAML BRASWELL deceased; Now the condition of the above obligation is such, that if the said ARCH GRIFFIN guardian as aforesaid, shall well and truly discharge his said guardianship, by taking care of and improving all of the estate belonging to the said orphan; and shall also settle his guardianship accounts with the court of said county, as is required by law; and that he will deliver up the said SARAH BRASWELL orphan, as aforesaid, when he shall attain lawful age, all such estate as he ought of right to be possesed of, or sooner if required, agreeable to the true intent and meaning of the act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided; then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered} AGRIFFIN (Seal)

in the Presence of} DEMSEY