n a will, the executors pay a fee/bond when they are executors of a will ...
Is this money paid to the court? the estate? the government? and do they get it back? and How is that amount determined?
My GGrandfather's Will lists his sons and a son-in-law as executors of his will but the son-in-law " refused to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof”? What is that about?
And his sons “obtaining a probate thereof … who made oath thereto certificate I granted thereon for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security wherefrom they together their security entered into & acknowledged their bond in the penalty of ten thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs” £10,000 was a lot of money for 1796 wasn’t it?