1806 William Perks of Wolverhampton Blacksmith

12th May 1806

At Wolverhampton the 12th day of May 1806 before the Reverend Thomas Walker, Surrogate etc. On which day appeared personally Martha Perks and did suggest that William Perks late of Wolverhampton in the County of Stafford Blacksmith deceased died upwards of fourteen days ago without making any will and that she was the widow relict of the said deceased and the person to whom the right of administration does belong; wherefore she prayed the same to be granted to her which the Surrogate upon taking the usual oath and giving good security decreed the same accordingly – being first duly sworn and also that the personal estate of the deceased at the time of his death did not amount in value to the sum of £20.

Before me

Thomas Walker Surrogate