Maryland, now in force.
each Barrel 1 s. and every other measure 6 d. under
the penalty of 1000 l. of Tobacco, &c. one half to the
Poor of the Parish, the other to the Informer.
Wills and Administration.
11. W. 3. 1699. p. 87. The Judge or Commissary
General for Probat of Wills, and granting Adminsitrations,
shall hold his Court once in 2 months at
least, and shall proceed according to the Laws of England,
saving in such cases as by this Act is provided.
II. The said Judge shall call all Executors
to account within 12 months after the Administration
committed, and if any Administrator shall refuse to
account upon Citation, the Judge shall revoke his Administration,
and grant it to some other person, who shall
sue first Administer for an account of the Intestates
Estate, and in case it appears he hath wasted, the Judge
shall assign the first Administrators Bond to the latter
Administrator to be relieved for such Waste.
III. Upon account given by the first Administrator,
and after Debts and Funeral Expences paid, the Judge
shall allow to the Widow (if any) one third part of the
clear Estate, the other two to be equally divided among the
Children (if any) if none, between the next of Blood
of the Intestate.
IV. After this division the Judge shall
account thereof to the Justices of the respective County,
who shall put the Persons, Lands
and Goods of the
Orphans into such hands as they shall think fit, taking
Bond with two sufficient Sureties, &c.
V. No Negroe or Slave shall be sold by
for payment of Debts, or Execution served on
Negroes or Slaves, so long as there shall be other Goods
VI. No account shall be allowed to any
or Guardian to any Orphan, against the Estate
of the Intestate, for Dyet, Cloaths, Physick or Education,
but the Orphans shall be maintained and Educated
by the interest of their Estate and increase of their Stock,
which if too small, such Orphan shall be put Apprentice
to some Handicraft Trade, till the age of 21 years,