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John M. Burke's Guardian Bond

Know all men by these Presents, That we John M. Burke and James B. 
Gatewood are held  and firmly bound to Charles Tod, Thomas B. Coleman, 
Edmund Clark, and Alexander Chapman Gentlemen Justices of the Court of 
Caroline County, now sitting in the sum of six thousand dollars to the 
payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices and their 
successors;  We bind ourselves and each of us, our and each of our 
heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by 
these presents.  Sealed with our seals this 14th day of December 1829.

The Condition of the above obligation is such That if the above bound 
John M. Burke his executors and administrators, shall well and truly pay 
and deliver, or cause to be paid and delivered, unto Frances Ann and 
Margarett Burke Orphans of William T. Burke all such estate or estates, 
as now is, or are, or hereafter shall appear to be due to the said 
Frances Ann and Margarett when and as soon as they shall attain to 
lawful age, or when thereto required by the Justices of the said County 
Court, shall faithfully execute the duties of his office according to 
law, and also keep harmless the above named justices, their and every of 
their heirs executors and administrators, from all trouble and damages 
that shall or may arise about the said estate; then the above obligation 
to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
Sealed and delivered 
In the presence of
						John M. Burke [Seal]
						Jas. B. Gatewood [Seal]

A copy ~ 
John L. Pendleton, Ct.

Recorded Will Book M, page e487

Citation :
       Spotsylvania Superior Court of Law and Chancery
       Fredericksburg Circuit Court

This will was transcribed for the USGenWeb Project by Barbara Bower on 16 January 1999. Any and all commercial use of this transcription is prohibited.
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