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                                                                                      Thomas Scard
                                                                                                                       [c.1750-1812]
                                                                                                        Miller of Warminster, Wiltshire 
                                                                                                               Spouse: Felicia Hooper
                                                                                                                       [1761-1828]
 
                    c.1750         Thomas Scard was baptised 10th February 1750/1 at Woodford. Wiltshire [FHO] the eldest surviving son of 
                                        Thomas Scard [the elder], Yeoman of Mere by his 1st wife Jane Lawrence 
                                        He had ten siblings i.e. seven brothers & three sisters.  
                                     
                     1764:   Mother dies prematurely;
                                        Thomas was aged fourteen when his mother died presumed in childbirth, buried a day after the Baptism of his 
                                        youngest sibling Richard, on the 6th May 1764 at St. Michael, Mere [FHO] at the estimated age of thirty-six.
                                        [Assumed to have died in childbirth]

                     1767:   Father remarries;
                                        Thomas was aged around sixteen when his father married Ann Thick, a spinster, aged 28 by Licence 6th January, 1767
                                        at Warminster. 

                     1767:   Eldest sibling Mary Scard died prematurely;
                                         The burial of Mary Scard 10th July 1767 at St. Michael, Mere estimated aged 20yrs. 
                                         Too early to be the child by his father's second marriage. Could be grandmother or kin?  
                                         As no outcome has been found for Mary [sister] if same she is estimated to have died at the age of twenty.

                     1769:  Father dies; 
                                         Thomas was aged around eighteen when his father was buried on the 19th June 1769 at St. Michael Anglican, Mere.

                    1775:            At the age of twenty-five Thomas was recorded in an Accounts Document for a Property at Boyton [Wiltshire Record Office] 
                                         [Boyton is 7 miles east of Warminster in the Wylye Valley]
                                          Ref. 3534/3/4 Estate Accounts;
                                          Date: c. 1775.
                                          Boyton, including work on the new house, c. 1775, tenants include White and Scard. 
                                          ESTATE  PAPERS/Accounts

                    Eight years later;

                    1783:  Marriage;
                                          At the age of thirty-three Thomas Scard married Felicia Hooper by Licence on the 10th July 1783 
                                          at St. Denys Warminster   [LDS=Cooper]

                                                          The Marriage Licence was issued the day prior;
                                                                 Groom: Thomas Scard, aged 25* of Westury, Wiltshire, Bachelor  
                                                                 Bride: Felicia Cooper, aged 22, Spinster of Warminster [Boreham] Wiltshire.
                                                                 The bondsman was William Hooper of Boreham Warminster [considered father of Bride]

*                     Note: The discrepancy in age on the Marriage Licence [born 1858] & his baptism [born 1850] would imply that Thomas
                                                        was actually aged 33 yrs at his Marriage. This would agree with his burial in 1818 recorded aged 69 years [born 1749].

                                                        Felicia Hooper was baptised at Warminster on the 10th April 1761, the daughter of William Hooper & 
                                                                            his wife Ann. 
                                                                            William Hooper was known to have transferred a property at Bratton, Wiltshire on the 
                                                                            1st Jan. 1761, the year of Felicia's birth to his brother. 
                                                                                          [1) William Hooper of Boreham, of Warminster to Richard Hooper of Bishopstrow, Yeoman, 
                                                                                                 his brother [A2A - of National Archives, Kew]. 
                                                                            Indications of another paternal uncle was found in a Deed under the name of Harris Hooper 
                                                                            of Boreham, Warminster in 1774.  [A2A - of National Archives, Kew]. 
                                 New evidence implies that Thomas Scard [the younger's] maternal grandparents were 
                                                          Henry Lawrence and his wife Elizabeth Hooper of Woodford. 
                                                          The Hooper Family was also prominent at Woodford and Mere. 
                                                          There is a possiblity that Thomas Scard [the younger] married his maternal 2nd Cousin.                        

                     After their marriage the couple initially settled at Westbury;

                      Issue;
                                                       Ann Scard - baptised 25th Jan 1786 'age 5 weeks' 'daughter of Mr. Thomas Scard & Felicia' - Westbury, Wiltshire;
                                                                       Ann married Thomas Munday 1827 by Licence. Mentioned in the Will of her mother. See Epilogue.
                                                                       [born approximately 20th December 1785]

                     5 months later; Thomas' brother William dies; 
                                  It appears that Thomas' brother also resided at Westbury; 
                                  Burial: William Scard at Westbury 7th June 1786 at All Saints, Westbury, Wiltshire [FHO&NBI] 
                                                estimated aged 36 yrs.  [NBI]    

                                 Soon after the family moved to nearby Upton Scudmore, then moved 2 miles to Warminster, 9 miles SSW of Thomas' 
                                 cradle at Mere.
                                 Thomas held lands working as a Miller, increasing in wealth.  His increasing status is recorded by the Vicar at Westbury
                                 in the baptism of his daughter Ann i.e. 'daughter of Mr. Thomas Scard, the title 'Mr.' seen in other Parish records, 
                                 consistently applied to persons regarded in the community as a prominent citizens. 
                                 They had further issue; 

                                                      William Scard - Baptised 7th July 1788 Bishopstrow, Wiltshire. [carries the name of Felicia's father]
                                                                                   William Scard died 28th June 1797 at the recorded age of 9 years. See Family Grave Inscription Bishopstrow
                                                      Felicia Scard   - Born Upton Scudamore [Census], 
                                                                                  Baptised 22nd October 1789 daughter of Thomas & Felicia at Bishopstrow, Wiltshire [LDS]
                                                                                  Felicia never married, named in the Wills of her parents, she was also executrix in her sister’s Will [1848]
                                                                                  noted as 'Spinster'.  See Epilogue.
                                                      Mary Scard     - Baptised 12th October 1790 daughter of Thomas & Felicia at Bishopstrow, Wiltshire [LDS] 
                                                                                  Mary died 10th July 1797 at the recorded age of 6 years. See Family Grave Inscription. Bishopstrow
                                                     Thomas Scard - Born Upton Scudamore [Census]
                                                                                  Baptised 14th Feb. 1792 Bishopstow, Wiltshire
                                                                                  Married Sarah Hughes & had issue.  Mentioned in the Will of his Sister & mother. See Epilogue.
                                                      Jane Hooper Scard - Baptised 30th May 1793 daughter of Thomas & Felicia at Bishopstrow Wiltshire [LDS]
                                                                                  Married Thomas Lampard by whom she had issue. See Epilogue.
                                                      Elizabeth Scard [1800-1847] baptised 17th November 1800 d.o. Thomas & Felicia at Bishopstrow, Wiltshire.
                                                                                  Elizabeth died Testate, unmarried & without issue 22nd June 1847 at the age of 47yrs. See Epilogue

                    Between 1791 - 1826 Thomas appears to have leased the Sherrington Corn Mill with appendix relating to the Water Way with 
                                                     respect to Fishing Rights, which appear to have been in place since 1739.
                                                     [Sherrington is 6 miles SE of Warminster] 

                                                      Wiltshire Record Office
                                                      Ref: 1976/3/9
                                                      Leases for years of Sherrington Corn Mill from 1791. 
                                                      Bond of covenant with Edward Bear, tenant, about restricting  drawing the hatches so as to protect 
                                                      Edmund Lambert's fishing rights, 1739.
                                                      Lessees; Bear, Scard, Gauntlet, A'Court, Berett.

                    1797:    The tragic dual deaths of their two children in 1797 are unexplained;

                                 Thomas and Felicia appear to have purchased a Family Grave at Bishopstrow in which their son and daughter were the
                                 first to be interred;
 
                                 Inscriptions read; 
                                                                                                       William Scard 
                                                                                                 Died 28th June 1797
                                                                                                            Aged 9

                                Twelve days later
                                                                                                          Mary Scard
                                                                                                   Died 10th July 1797
                                                                                                            Aged 6 

                                During this time another Scard Family appears to have settled at Haytesbury adjacent Warminster [3 miles] 
                                is considered may have been the family of Thomas' younger brother Richard Scard [bapt. 5th May 1764 at Mere].
                               

                     1816    Another  possible surviving brother; 
 
                                        A Henry Scard died Testate in Surrey in 1816 leaving two daughters one of whom was baptised 'Felicia Scard'. 
                                        Although it is evident that he is not an unrecorded son of Thomas & Felicia in that he mentions in his Will 
                                        a sister Ann Owen, the wife of Thomas Owen and it is proven that Thomas & Felicia's daughter Ann married
                                        Thomas Munday after her father's death, recorded on the Marriage Licence as 'Spinster' .
                                        However this Henry and Ann could very well be, the until now unaccounted for, siblings of Thomas i.e. 
                                        Ann Scard born 1755 [Mere] & Henry Scard born 1759 [Mere], also of Thomas Scard & Jane nee Lawrence.  
                                        See Unplaced Scard Entries for Transcription of his Will and further details.

                     1819    Death of Thomas Scard;
 
                                        Thomas Scard died Testate on the 3rd July 1819, buried in the 2nd Scard Family Grave at Bishopstrow.
                                        The Inscription reads; 
                                                                                                                Thomas Scard
                                                                                                             Died 3rd July 1819  
                                                                                                                    aged 69  
                                                                                                             Husband of Felicia 
                                                     [Ref. No.107770]

                                                     Thomas was survived by his widow Felicia of thirty-six years marriage and his three surviving children;
                                                     Felicia, aged 30; Thomas [the younger], aged 27; Jane, aged 28 & Elizabeth aged nineteen. 

                                                     Note:  There are two Family Graves at St. Deny's Bishopstrow;

                                                                Family Grave 1:  [Ref. No.  17770 - FHO - Memorial Inscriptions]
                                                                                Four Interred;
                                                                                          William Scard, Died 28th June 1897, aged 9, son of Thomas & Felicia 
                                                                                          Mary Scard, Died 10th July 1797, aged 6, daughter of Thomas & Felicia 
                                                                                          Thomas Scard, Died 3rd July 1819, aged 69, husband of Felicia
                                                                                          Felicia Scard, Died 1st August 1828, aged 67, wife of Thomas
                                                               Family Grave 2:  [Ref. No.  17771 - FHO - Memorial Inscriptions]
                                                                               Four Interred;
                                                                                          Elizabeth Scard, Died 2nd April 1847, Age 48
                                                                                          Sarah Scard*, Died 9th June 1861, Age 68, wife of Thomas
                                                                                          Felicia Scard, Died 2nd January 1866, Age 77. 
                                                                                          Thomas Scard, Died 18th June 1872, Age 80   * Sarah was the wife of Thomas Scard [the younger] 

                                                                                             WILL OF THOMAS SCARD   
                                                    This is the Last Will of me Thomas Scard of Boreham in the Parish of Warminster Wilts, Miller.  
                                                     I  give and bequeath unto my dear wife Felicia Scard all and any household goods and furniture 
                                                     of any sort and kind to her absolutely for her own use and benefit.  I give and bequeath to both 
                                                     my daughters the sum of five hundred pounds to be  paid them within the space six calendar months 
                                                     after my decease of and for their several use & Benefit.  And as to all my monies and sureties for 
                                                     money, my Leasehold Estate at Boreham holden under John {?} Asher Esq. by book [?] Stock in 
                                                     Trade Catte, Goods, Chattles  & effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my 
                                                     son Thomas Scard and unto my friend Francis Stephen Long, their executors and assigns upon 
                                                     trust by and of the same to pay to my wife the Annual Sum of sixty pounds per Annum during the 
                                                     term of her natural life for her own use and benefit and support.  Thereto I give and bequeath the
                                                     same sum unto my said son Thomas Scard his Executors Assizes and Assigns absolutely to and 
                                                     for his and their own use and benefit, subject duly to the payment of my just debts, my constitutory 
                                                     & funeral expenses. And the  Legacies afore give as well as to the payment of sixty pounds as of the
                                                     first monies that may be [?] because the Annuity will be paid and payable duly at  twelve months to
                                                     be purported from my decease.   And I appoint my son Thomas Scard and my friend Francis Stephen
                                                     Long to be Executors of this my Will to witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 
                                                     twenty eighth day of June 1819 Tho Scard [signed] [small seal].   Signed, sealed, published and 
                                                     declared by Thomas Scard as his last Will in  the presence of Robert Rutley & Pat Pherfistop  [?]

                                                    Proved at London 30th August 1819 before the  Judge by the Oaths of Thomas Scard the son and 
                                                    Francis Stephen Long the Executors to whom Admin was granted having been first sworn by [?] 
                                                    duly to Admin.

                                           EPILOGUE

                     Felicia Scard [nee Hooper] [1761-1828] widow of Thomas Scard [the elder];

                                     Felicia survived her spouse by a further nine years and died Testate 1828, buried in the Family Grave at St. Deny's 
                                     Bishopstrow.
                                     Her inscription reads; 
                                                                                                            Felicia Scard  
                                                                                                      Died 1st August 1828
                                                                                                                 Age 67 
                                                                                                          Wife of Thomas 
                                     [Ref.No.107770-FHO]

                                                                                            WILL OF FELICIA SCARD
                                              I Felicia Scard late of Boreham but now of Warminster in the  County of Wilts, Widow, 
                                              do declare this to be my last Will and Testament by  which I dispose of my property in 
                                              manner and form following, that is to say  first I desire that my funeral expenses, the 
                                              probate of this my Will and all my  just debts be paid.  I give to my  Daughter Anne Munday 
                                              the wife of Thomas  Munday of Smallbrook the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of 
                                              Great Britain to be paid in three months after my decease, I give to my three daughters  
                                              Felicia Scard, Jane Scard and Elizabeth Scard all the rest of my property of which I may be
                                              possessed at the time of my decease including  household furniture of every description, plate,
                                              china, bed and table linen , boots, trinkets, wearing apparel both made and unmade, all my 
                                              money sureties for money due to me at the time of my decease to  be divided in equal shares
                                              amongst them for their own proper use and benefit  free of all [?] and [?].  I appoint my son 
                                              Thomas Scard my Executor and Felicia Scard my daughter the Executrix and Residuary 
                                              Legatee of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof  I set my hand and Seal this 
                                              fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight in 
                                              the presence of the underwritten persons Felicia Scard [signed] [small seal]  
                                              Witnesses Sarah Anderson & Thomas Scard 
                                              22nd December 1828
                                              Appeared Personally John Webb of Upton Scudamore in the county of Wilts, Miller and made 
                                              oath that he knew and was acquainted with  Felicia Scard formerly of Boreham and late of 
                                              Warminster in the County of Wilts, Widow, deceased, for some time before and to the period of 
                                              her death and hath several times seen her [?] write and subscribe her name to writings whereby
                                              he hath acquired a knowledge of her manner and thereafter of handwriting and subscription and
                                              having now viewed and inspected the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be the Last 
                                              Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning  thus “I Felicia Scard late of Boreham but 
                                              now of Warminster in the Count of Wilts Widow” ending thus “in the presence of the underwritten 
                                              person” and being thus  subscribed “Felicia Scard” this Deponent saith that he verily in his [?]  
                                              believes the said name “Felicia Scard” so set and subscribed to the said Will  as aforesaid to have 
                                              been written and subscribed by and with the proper hand of the said Felicia Scard, Widow, deceased.
                                              John Webb – Same day the said John Webb was duly sworn to be the truth  of this affidavit before me
                                              Robert Herbert Commissioner. 
                                              Proved at London 24th December 1828 before the Judge by the Oaths of Thomas Scard the son and 
                                              Felicia Scard Spinster, the Daughter the Exors to whom admin was granted having been first sworn
                                              [?] duly to Administer. 

             Ann Scard daughter of Thomas Scard & his wife Felicia nee Hooper. 
 
                                     Ann Scard married Thomas Munday by Licence on the 9th April 1827 at St. Deny's Warminster.
  
                                     The Marriage Licence was issued five days prior;
                                          ' Thomas Munday of Warminster, Bachelor and Ann Scard of Warminster, Spinster, at Warminster 
                                            4th April 1827.  Ecclesiastical Commissioners, Church Commissioners.' 
                                     Ann was a beneficiary in the Will of her mother Felicia, in 1828.  She was not mentioned in the Will of her sister 
                                            Elizabeth in 1847.  Nor were any possible children mentioned in the 1847 Will.

                                            Ann appears to have died prior to the 1841 Census. 
                                            A death was recorded for  'Ann Munday' in the Sept. Qtr. 1839  [Registered Warminster]?
                                            A Thomas Munday was recorded in the 1841 Census at Great Durnford [17 miles WNW of Warminster]
                                             who appears may have been a widower, aged 60 with Charles Munday and his wife & young family.  
                                             It is unknown if this is relevant. 

            Felicia Scard [the younger] [1789-1866] daughter of Thomas & Felicia at Bishopstrow, Wiltshire.

                                    1828 Felicia was a beneficiary with her sisters Ann and Jane & named Executrix in her mother's Will in 1828.

  *                                1841 Census she was recorded aged 50 living at Boreham Road, Warminster with her younger spinster sister Elizabeth 
                                             aged 40.
                                             Both noted as of 'Independent Means' and also a Servant Jane Silcons aged 20, all born in County.  
                                             Living next door was her brother Thomas & wife Sarah & their family.  
                                             Thomas noted as a Farmer of 110 acres noting several employees.

                                    1848 Felicia was a major beneficiary & Executrix in the Will of her younger spinster sister Elizabeth's Will in 1847. 
                                             Felicia was aged 58yrs at this time.

                                    1861 Census she was living next door to her brother Thomas and his wife Sarah at Boreham Road Warminster;
                                             Felicia Scard, Head, Unmarried, aged 71, 'Fund Holder' born Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire.
                                             Rebecca Payne, Servant, Unmarried, aged 29, house servant, born Sutton Veny, Wiltshire.
 
                                    1866 Felicia died at Warminster, unmarried and without issue at the [Civil] recorded age of seventy-six. 
                                             [Reg. March Qtr. 1866-Warminster]

2.                                          She was buried in the 2nd Scard Family Grave at St. Deny's Bishopstrow.
                                             Her inscription reads; Felicia Scard 
                                                                                                 died 2nd January (1866 or 1867) [overcut]
Age 77 [RefNum 107771 - FHO]
Thomas Scard [the younger] [1797-1872] son of Thomas Scard & his wife Felicia nee Hooper. Thomas Scard married Sarah Hughes by Licence 1827 & had issue. Remained near Warminster. See Biography Jane Scard [1793-1868] daughter of Thomas Scard & his wife Felicia nee Hooper. 1837: At the age of forty-four Jane Scard married Thomas Lampard by Licence; ' Thomas Lampard, widower, of East Knowle, Wilts to Jane Scard, spinster, of Warminster, Wilts 9th May 1837 at Warminster'
[Bishops Marriage Bonds] 1838: Thomas and Jane had one son, Thomas Scard Lampard born in 1838. 1847: Jane was beneficiary in the Will of her younger sister Elizabeth in 1847. Her son Thomas Scard Lampard was also named in Jane's sister's Will in 1847 [mentioned in his minority] The Census details for Jane are confusing. She was still living in 1847. The only Jane Lampard was wife of George Lampard [not Thomas Lampard] 1841 Census a George Lampard gives name of his wife as 'Jane' [born 1793 Warminster!] with sons Thomas [aged 3] and James aged 11 with several other children from his assumed previous marriage. 1851: Under the name Thomas Scard Lampard, aged 13, born in East Knoyle, Wilts was recorded living with his 'brother' [probably half brother, James Randall Lampard, aged 21, a farmer of 110 acres employing 2 labourers at Warminster. same George & Jane were living next door. 1868: Jane Lampard nee Scard died in the March Qtr. 1868 at the recorded age of 74 [Registered Warminster] 1881 Census George names Thomas S Lampard, born 1838 as his son! 1888: George Lampard died in the March Qtr. 1888 at the recorded age of 89 [Registered Warminster] Son - Thomas Scard Lampard; In 1861 Thomas was found at Turo in Cornwall working as an assistant/servant. By 1871 Thomas had settled at Lycombe & Wycombe, Bath, Somerset with his wife Mary and daughter Mary aged 7, born in Salisbury, Wilts. Occupation: Tea Dealer. [Who appears to be his cousin, Thomas Lampard born 1840 son of George & Jane was also at Lycombe with his young family. Confused! so am I. By 1881 he had moved to his mother's native Warminster, Wiltshire living with George Lampard, a widower aged 82, a retired farmer, and Thomas is aged 40 also a widower, a Journeyman & Agent with his daughter Mary J aged 13, a scholar. He is recorded as Thomas 'S' Lampard & George records Thomas as his son! In June Qtr. 1893 at the age of fifty-five he married under the name Thomas Scard Lampard to thirty-two year old Jane Adlam at Warminster and had one known child, a son Thomas J. Lampard born 1901. In the 1901 Census he was recorded as aged 63, working as News Agent, self employed, with his wife & son. Thomas died at Warminster 1918 at the recorded age of 80. Elizabeth Scard daughter of Thomas Scard [the elder] and his wife Felicia nee Hooper; 1828 Elizabeth was a beneficiary, with her sisters Felicia, Ann and Jane in her mother's Will 1828. * 1841 Census was recorded aged 40 living at Boreham Road, Warminster with her younger spinster sister Felicia aged 50. Both noted as of 'Independent Means' and a Servant Jane Silcons aged 20, all born in County. Living next door was her brother Thomas & wife Sarah & their family. Thomas noted as a Farmer of 110 acres noting several employees. 1848 Elizabeth died Testate at Warminster unmarried and without issue. [Death Reg. June Qtr. 1847 - Warminster] She was buried in the 2nd Family Grave at St. Deny's Bishopstrow. Her inscription reads Elizabeth Scard Died 2nd April 1847 Age 48 [Ref.No.107771-FHO] WILL OF ELIZABETH SCARD - Spinster of Warminster This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Scard of Warminster in the County of Wilts Spinster which hereby revoking all other by heretofore made I make and declare as follows, I give devise and bequeath all and every my moneys and securities for money, household furniture, goods, chattels, Estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my brother Thomas Scard and my sister Felicia Scard to hold unto them their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon the trust and for the purposes following namely As to my household goods and furniture I trust for and I give and direct that the same shall be enjoyed by my said sister Felicia Scard to have during her life and upon her decease, I give and bequeath the same unto my sister Jane the wife of George Lampard absolutely for her own use and benefit and as to my moneys and securities for money and all other my estate and effects I give and bequeath the dividends interest and income thereof unto my said sister Felicia Scard and direct that the same shall be paid unto or be permitted to be received by her during her natural life and from and [?] after her decease. I direct that the dividends, interest and income of the sum of two hundred pounds sterling part thereof shall be paid [?] or be permitted to be received by my said sister Jane Lampard during her life to whom I give and bequeath the same for her sole and separate use and benefit independently of her said husband and her receipt above to be a sufficient discharge, and upon her death I give and bequeath the said principal sum of two hundred pounds unto her son Thomas Scard Lampard absolutely for his own use and benefit upon his attaining his age of twenty one years and in case of his death under such age then I give and bequeath the same unto my brother Thomas Scard absolutely and as to all the rest and residue of my said Residuary Estate I give and bequeath the same upon the decease of my said sister Felicia unto my brother Thomas Scard absolutely and in case of his death during my lifetime then I give and bequeath the same unto his two daughters equally between them share and share alike to be paid them on their attaining their ages of twenty one years or marriage first happening with benefit of survivor ship between them And I direct that the bequest and legacy in favour of my sister Jane Lampard and of her son Thomas Scard Lampard shall be paid free of duty and all other expenses and it appoint my   brother the said Thomas Scard and my sister Felicia Scard Executor and Executrix of this my Will and I direct and declare that receipt and receipts of them my said Trustees or Trustee shall be good and sufficient discharges for all monies payable to them under the trusts of this my Will and that they or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss which may happen to my said trust estate nor shall each of them be answerable for the other of them or for the acts and [?] of the other of them but each of them only for his and her own operative acts, deeds, receipts, [?] and defaults.   In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five Elizabeth Scard [signed] [small seal] Signed by the testatrix Elizabeth Scard in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence have hereto signed our names as witnesses  L.F. Phelps & Will Young.  
  Proved at London 22nd June 1847 before the Judge by the oaths of Thomas Scard the brother and Felicia Scard spinster the sister the Executors to whom Admin was granted having been first Sworn by [?] duly to administer.