m. 14 APR 1610
Facts and Events
She posted a bond (Dartmouth) "being a very antient woman."
MD 3:1:33 : But one original paper remains in the probate files-the bond of the executrix, Sarah Cooke, daughter of Richard Warren. The date of this bond, 15 July, 1696 (25 July, N. S.)
[Bond of Executrix.] Know all men by these presents that we Sarah Cooke of Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll in the Province of the Masachusett Bay in New England widow & Relect of John Cooke late of said Dartmouth Decd and Thomas Taber & Jonathan Delono Both of said Dartmouth Yeomen Do stand & are firmely bound and oliged unto John Saffin Esqr Judge of Probat of wills &ca within sd County, in the Sum of five Hundred Ninety four pounds To be payd unto the sd John Saffin or his Successor in sd office To the which payment well and truely to be Made we Bind Or selves & Either of us by himself joyntly & Severally for & in the whole Our & Every & Either of our heires Executors & Administrs firmely by these presents sealed with our seales Dated in Dartmouth the fifteenth Day of July 1696 in the Eighth Year of his Majesties Reign
The Condition of this present obligation is such that whereas the above Bound Sarah Cooke is made Executrix of the Last will & Testament of John Cook of Dartmouth aforesd Deceasd Bearing Date the Ninth Day of Novemb, 1694 & hath Never Legally proved the same, Iff therefore the sd Executrix shall with all Conveinient Speed bring into the Registrs Office for the County of Bristoll afforesd A true & perfect Inventory of the Estate of the Estate of the said Decd And shall well & truely Administr upon & Duely Dispose of all & Singular the Goods Chattels, Credits & Estate left by the said Decd according to the Tennor & true meaneing of his sd will. & as the Law directs And also shall Render a true & plaine account of her Administcon and Doings therein to the said office at or before the Sixteenth Day of Aprill 1697 without ffraud or farther Delay then this Obligation to be voyde & of None Effect or Els to stand abide and Remaine in full force strength & Vertue
Signed sealed & Delivered the mark of Sarah S Cook in the presence of
Her children were Sarah, Elizabeth, Hester/Esther, Mary, and Mercy.