Will of Charles Rutherford Henzell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1847

This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles Rutherford Henzell of Newcastle upon Tyne Surgeon And I appoint my friend George Reed of Sunderland near the Sea in the County of Durham Stationer and Shipowner and Thomas Chater of Newcastle aforesaid Gentleman Executors thereof And I direct all my debts and funeral expences to be paid in preference to any devise or bequest in this my Will I devise and bequeath to the said George Reed and Thomas Chater their heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the different natures thereof all my Real and Personal Estate Debts and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever which In shall have power to dispose of by this my Will in any manner whatsoever Upon the trusts following that is to say Upon Trust as to my copyhold property at Whitley in the said County of Northumberland and that they my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs sequels in right or assigns shall stand seized and possessed thereof for the use and benefit of my eldest son George Harle Henzell his heirs sequels in right or assigns charged and chargeable with and he or they paying the sum of one thousand two hundred pounds secured thereon by way of mortgage to Mr Edward Young  And as to then sum of eight hundred pounds secured to me by the Promissory Note of Messrs Shadforth and Todd upon Trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them his executors or administrators shall stand possessed thereof for the use and benefit of my said eldest son George Harle Henzell his executors or administrators  And as to my freehold cottage in Brandling Place Upon Trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs and assigns shall stand possessed thereof for the use and benefit of my said second son Charles Henry Henzell his heirs executors administrators and assigns And as to the sum of one thousand pounds part of the sum of two thousand pounds secured by way of mortgage upon property in Gateshead to the Trustees under the Will of my late Wife’s father and to the interest whereof the Mother of my said late Wife is entitled during her life Upon Trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them his executors and administrators shall stand possessed thereof for the use and benefit of my youngest son Frederick Thomas Henzell his executors and administrators And as to the residue and remainder of my said Estate and Effects Upon Trust that they my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors or administrators shall stand possessed thereof for my said three Sons and their respective heirs executors  administrators and assigns equally as tenants in common And I direct my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns to convey surrender or assign over or pay to my said Sons on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years the parts or shares of my property to which they shall respectively become entitled under this my Will And I hereby empower my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns to apply the whole or a competent part of the interest dividends rents and annual produce of the said respective parts or shares during the minority of each of my said Sons for and towards their respective maintenance and education And it shall be lawful for my said trustees or the survivor of them his heirs executors administrators or assigns at their or his own discretion to raise and apply all or any part of the expectant share of any of my said Sons during his minority for or towards his preferment advancement or benefit And in case any one or more of my said Sons shall die under the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful issue him or them surviving then I direct that the part or share or parts or shares of my said Son or Sons so dying to be held upon Trust for the benefit of the survivors or survivor of them and their or his  heirs  executors or administrators And I appoint my said Trustees  and the survivor of them his executors and administrators The Guardians and Guardians of the persons and Estates of my said Sons during their respective minorities And I declare that the receipts of my said Trustees and the survivor of them his executors and administrators in the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed for any money payable to them or him respectively shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same from being obliged to see to the application thereof or from being answerable or accountable for the misapplication or nonapplication thereof provided also I do hereby further declare that my said trustees and the survivor of them his heirs executors  administrators and assigns and each and every of them shall be charged and chargeable respectively for such monies only as they shall respectively receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in them reposed notwithstanding their giving or joining in giving any receipt for the sake of conformity and any one or more of them shall not be answerable for the other or others of them or for any Bankers or other persons with whom any of the trust monies may be deposited for safe custody or otherwise in the execution of the aforesaid trusts nor for the deficiency or sufficiency of any securities in which any of the trust monies may from time to time be invested as aforesaid nor for any other losses or misfortunes unless the same shall happen through his or their wilful neglect or default And also that it shall be lawful for them out of the monies which shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid to retain to and reimburse themselves respectively And also to allow their respective cotrustees costs charges and expences which they or any of them may pay or sustain in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto In witness whereof I have to each sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand this twenty second day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty seven C. R.Henzell

(Attestation Clause)
John Day _ W Curry _ Hen. Chater

Proved at York 7 September 1848
Proved at London 29 March 1849

PCC Prob11/2089

Will of William Green, surgeon, Durham City, 1822 (proved 1825)

The Last Will and Testament of me William Green of Sadler Street in or near the City of Durham Surgeon made the twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two I give to my daughter Isabella Susan Green all my Plate Linen China Books Medical Books excepted and Household Goods and ffurniture and I also give to my said Daughter the legacy or sum of one thousand three hundred pounds to be paid to her at the end of three Calendar Months next after my decease with Interest until the actual payment thereof after the rate of five pounds Per Centum Per Annum and as to all my ready money money upon any Securities Stock in trade and book debts and all other my personal Estate and effects whatsoever not hereinbefore disposed of I give and bequeath the same unto my Son William Green his executors Administrators and assigns subject to the payment of all my debts and ffuneral and Testamentary expences by virtue of every right power and authority enabling me in this behalf I give devise and appoint all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments as ffreehold and Copyhold as Leasehold and whereof I have either at Law or in equity any power to dispose with the appurtenances unto my said Son William Green his heirs sequels in right executors Administrators and assigns to hold to him the said William Green his heirs Sequels in right executors Administrators and assigns for ever subject to and charged and chargeable nevertheless the Payment of the said legacy or sum of one thousand three hundred pounds hereinbefore given to my said Daughter and with the payment of such part of my debts and ffuneral and Testamentary expences as my personal Estate hereinbefore given to my said Son shall be insufficient to pay I constitute and appoint my said Son William Green sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I hereby revoke all my former Wills In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the day and year first above written _ Will Green

(Attestation Clause)
Heny Donkin _ Chas Hammond _ Wm Hall

Proved at London 26 January 1825

PCC Prob11/1694

Will of Francis Blackett, Westoe, Jarrow, 1812

In the Name of God Amen I Francis Blackett of Westoe in the Parish of Jarrow in the County of Durham (late Clerk with Messrs Brown Coalfactors London) being at present in a weak state of health Do hereby make seal publish & declare the writing herein contained to be and contain my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say ffirst I give & bequeath unto Mary Pearson wife of John Pearson of Westoe aforesaid my Gold Watch with the oval Chain & Articles appertaining thereto as a mark of respect for her particular care & attention to me during the period of my Illness And subject to the payment of my just debts ffuneral Expences & the charges of proving this my Will & carrying the same into Effect I Give devise & bequeath unto my dear Mother in Law Mary Blackett Widow of my late beloved ffather Francis Blackett & to her heirs Exors Admors & Assigns for ever All & every the rest residue & remainder of all & singular my real & Personal Estate & Effects Monies securities for money Goods Chattels & Premises whatsoever & wheresoever & of whatever nature kind or quality soever the same may be & consist of and which I may be possessed of interested in or entitled unto at the time of my decease To hold to all such real & Personal Estate Effects Monies & Premises & every Part Parcel member thereof or any Part thereof unto her my said dear Mother in Law Mary Blackett her heirs Exors Admors & Assigns for ever subject as aforesaid And I hereby nominate & appoint her my said ffriend Mary Blackett sole Executrix & Residuary Legatee And I do hereby revoke all former & other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do declare this only to be my last Will& Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty first day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve _ Francis Blackett

(Attestation Clause)
Margaret Peacock
J.S. Sanderson Clerk to Mr C Bainbridge South Shields

Proved at London 10 January 1813

Will of Hannah Wilkinson, Chester-le-Street, 1795

I Hannah Wilkinson of Chester le Street in the County of Durham Single Woman do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I Give and bequeath unto my loving Nephews and Nieces Ann Punshon Elizabeth Punshon William Punshon Hannah Punshon and Newark Punshon the Children of my late Sister Ann Punshon of Chester le Street aforesaid in the said County all my Money Securities for Money Debts Household ffurniture and all other my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever to be equally divided amongst them my said Nephews and Nieces when the said Hannah Punshon the youngest of my Nieces attain the age of twenty one years I also give and bequeath to my said Niece Ann Punshon my Silver Tankard China and Silver Tea Spoons and my further Will and pleasure is that all my Linen and Wearing Apparel and Cloathes whatsoever be equally divided between my three aforesaid Nieces I Give and bequeath to my Brother William Wilkinson the Sum of ffive Shillings likewise I Give and bequeath to my Brother Clement Wilkinson the Sum of ffive Shillings Also I Give to my Sister Elizabeth Tompkins the Sum of ffive Shillings I do order my Executors hereinafter mentioned immediately after my death to sell by Auction all my said Household ffurniture and all other my Personal Effects whatsoever and wheresoever for the use and benefit of my said Nephews and Nieces and the Money raised thereof together with the whole of the Other Money be forthwith put out to Interest on good and sufficient Security at the discretion of our hereinafter mentioned …. is and the Interest thereof of the Money to be applied in a proper manner at the discretion of my hereinafter mentioned Executors for the support and Maintenance and …. of my said Niece Hannah Punshon until she attains the age of twenty one Years the said Interest subject to be charged and chargeable with the Payment of Six pounds yearly and every year for five years next ensuing the Date hereof to Osborne Punshon of Chester le Street aforesaid Mechant for the Maintenance of my said Nephew Newark Punshon and I do hereby appoint William Shields of the City of Durham Clothier and Wiliam Matthews of Chester le Street aforesaid Yeoman Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the thirtieth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five _ Hannah Wilkinson

(Attestation Clause)
Luke Calling _ John Wolfe _ Edwd Barrass

Proved at Durham 13 November 1795
Proved at London 3 October 1805

PCC Prob11/1432

Will of Hannah Shrive, Jarrow, 1765 (proved 1772)

I Hannah Shrive of the Lay Gate in the Parish of Jarrow and County of Durham Widow do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following And first I give and bequeath to my Nephew James Snowdon the sum of four hundred Pounds to be paid him six Months after my Death I Also give and bequeath all my Share or Part of the Farm at the Lay Gate held by Lease from the Dean and Chapter of Durham and also all my Share or part of two Salt Pans and Houses belonging to them in South Shields and also my two Houses in Newcastle to my dear Sister Jane Blackiston her Executors Administrators and Assigns charged and chargeable Nevertheless with the sum of two hundred Pounds to be paid by her to my Nephew Joseph Fell or his Wife Dorothy to be paid six Months after my Death and it is my Will and Mind that my Sister Jane Blackiston her Executors Administrators and Assigns shall pay out of the Lay Farm the sum of four Pounds Yearly to my Niece Hannah Blackiston during her natural Life And as to my Furniture Debts ready Money and other Personal Estate not hereby before bequeathed of what Nature or kind soever the same be I give and bequeath the same to my dear Sister Jane Blackiston revoking all former Wills by me made And I do appoint my said Sister Jane Blackiston Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Hannah Shrive have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the twentieth day of November and in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty four _ Hannah Shrive

(Attestation Clause)
Charles Wilson _ Thomas Smith _ Dorothy Hill

Proved at London by the Oath of Jane Blackiston Widow 14 December 1772

PCC Prob11/983

Will of Archibald Hedley, Monkwearmouth Shore, 1807 (proved 1808)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Archibald Hedley of Monkwearmouth Shore in the County of Durham Sailmaker made this first day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven I give devise and bequeath all that my Messuage or Dwelling house wherein I now reside situate in the Monkwearmouth Shore aforesaid together with all and singular the Premises and the Appurts thereunto belonging and also all that my Pew or Stall in the East Gallery of the Parish Church of Monkwearmouth in the said County of Durham now used and occupied by myself and family and all that my Brigantine or Vessell called the Hedley of Sunderland Together with all and singular her Materials and Appurts and all such of her my Ships and Vessells ready Money and Money upon any Securities Household ffurniture Beds Bedding and Implements of Household or Plate Linnen Woollen and China whatsoever and also all and singular other my real and personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same may be which I may be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my Decease unto my Dear Wife Sarah Hedley To hold the same to her her Heirs Exors Admors and Assigns for ever Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable with the payment of my just Debts ffuneral Expences and the Charges of Proving this my Will I constitute and appoint my dear Wife sole Executrix of this my Will I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made and declare this to be and contain my last Will In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my Hand and Seal the day and year first within written Archd Hedley

(Attestation Clause)
Geo: Benson _ John Greig _ John P Kidson

Proved at Durham 14 April 1808
Proved at London 10 March 1812

PCC Prob11/1531

Will of Ann Rudd, Monkwearmouth, 1834 (proved 1843)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Rudd of Monkwearmouth in the County of Durham Widow I give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth White of Monkwearmouth Shore in the County of Durham Widow the legacy or sum of fifty pounds to be paid to her within six calendar months next after my decease by my Executors and subject to the payment thereof and also to the payment of all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences I give and bequeath all my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever unto my Nephew John Tobay of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland Plumber and my Niece Agnes Hope of Soulby near Kirby Stephen in the County of Westmoreland Widow in equal shares and proportions as tenants in common and not as joint tenants their respective executors administrators and assigns I constitute and appoint the said John Tobay and Agnes Rope Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I Ann Rudd have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four _ Ann Rudd

(Attestation Clause)
Jno Brunton, Sol’r, Sunderland
Anthy Taylor, Monkwearmouth

Proved at London 7 November 1843 by the Oath of Agnes Hope Widow the surviving Executor

PCC Prob11/1988

Will of John Dawson, Blue Quarries, Jarrow, 1811

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Dawson of the Blue Quarries in the Parish of Jarrow in the County of Durham Grindstone Quarryman I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife the use of all my Household Furniture Linen and Woollen during her natural Life Provided she shall continue my Widow and after her second Marriage or Decease which shall first happen I give and bequeath the same and all other my Personal Estate not hereinafter disposed of unto my two Daughters Sarah and Mary equally to be divided between them I give and bequeath unto William Haswell of Felling Colliery in the said County his Ex’ors Adm’ors and Assigns All my Leasehold Dwellinghouse and Heredits situate at the Blue Quarries aforesaid Upon Trust to permit my said Wife and her Assigns to live in and enjoy the same or otherwise to take and receive the rents and profits thereof for her and their own Use during the Term of her natural Life in case she shall remain my Widow and immediately after her Death or second Marriage which shall first happen Upon Trust to assign and make over the said Dwellinghouse and Heredits unto my Son William his Ex’ors Adm’ors and Assigns charged and chargeable nevertheless with the immediate payment of the Sum of ten Pounds to each of my Children John George Sarah and Mary I give and bequeath unto the said William Haswell his Ex’ors Adm’ors and Assigns the Sum of four hundred and twenty six pounds five shillings and ninepence three Per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities now standing in my Name in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England Upon Trust to receive the Interest and Dividends thereof and pay the same as they shall respectively be received unto my said Wife or her Assigns during the Term of her natural Life in case she shall remain my Widow and immediately after her Death or second Marriage which shall first happen Upon Trust to sell and dispose of the said Sum of four hundred and twenty six pounds five shillings and ninepence three Per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities and out of the Proceeds thereof after deducting all expences to Pay unto my said Son William the Sum of one hundred Pounds unto my said Son George the Sum of one hundred and five Pounds unto my said Daughter Sarah the Sum of Sixty Pounds And unto my said Daughter Mary the Sum of Thirty Pounds And unto my Grandson John Heppel the Sum of five Pounds And hereby revoking all former Wills by me at Any time heretofore made I declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the seventeenth Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eleven John Dawson

(Attestation Clause)
John Trotter Breckell _ Wm Steel

Proved at London 24 March 1812

28 May 1817 Administration with Will annexed of Goods and Chattels left unadministered by William Haswell deceased to Sarah Dawson and Mary Dawson Spinsters Daughters and Residuary Legatees

 

 

Will of Thomas Otway, South Shields, 1740

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Otway of the Parish of South Sheild in the County of Durham Mariner now belonging to his Majesty’s Ship Suffolk being of sound and disposing Mind and Memory do hereby make this my last Will and Testament

First and Principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping for the Remission of all my Sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Saviour and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God And for such Worldly Estate and Effects which I shall be possessed of or intitled to at the time of my Decease I give and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say unto my loving Wife Rachael Otway of the said Parish of South Sheiles my Debts and Funeral Charges being first duly paid and discharged I give and bequeath all my Wages Bounty Money Price Money and all other Sum and Sums of Money Debts Dues and Demands Good Chattels and Effects whatsoever belonging unto me at the time of my Decease

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Rachael Otway sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do give and bequeath unto my said Executor all the rest and residue of my Estate whatsoever both real and personal revoking and making void all other and former Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty eighth Day of June one thousand seven hundred and forty and in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith Thomas Otway

(Attestation Clause)
Theophilus Smith _ Joseph Manward

Administration with Will annexed to Thomas Otway Son and Administrator of Rachael Otway deceased granted 1 August 1762

PCC Prob11/911

Will of Rebecca Oliver, Southwick, Monkwearmouth, 1840 (proved 1841)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Rebecca Oliver of Southwick in the Parish of Monkwearmouth in the County of Durham I give and devise to my son in law Joseph Fancet his heirs and assigns my undivided moiety or equal half part of and in the dwelling house garden and premises situate in Silver Street Whitby in the County of York lately occupied by Ann Cooper deceased and all other my real estate whatsoever Upon trust as soon as conveniently may be to sell the same by public auction or private contract for the most money or best price that can reasonably be obtained for the same and to stand possessed of the money to arise by such sale as hereinafter mentioned I give and bequeath to the said Joseph Fancet all my stocks funds and securities and all other my personal estate on trust as soon as conveniently may be to collect & get in the same and to convert the saleable parts thereof into money And my will & mind is that the said Joseph Fancet shall stand possessed of the moneys to be collected and got in and the proceeds to arise from the sale of my said real estate and the saleable parts of my said personal estate and of my ready money Interest & thereout in the first place to pay and satisfy all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences and in the next place to retain for his own use the sum of twenty five pounds And as to the Residue to divide and pay the same to and amongst my three daughters Rebecca the wife of the said Joseph Fancet Mary the wife of James Johnson and Jane the wife of George  Hall in equal shares and proportions And for facilitating the sale of my said real estate I hereby declare that the receipt of the said Joseph Fancet his heirs or assigns for the purchase money shall be a good discharge for the same and that the purchaser shall not answerable for any money beyond what he or they shall actually receive nor for any involuntary loss And that he or they may out of such money as may come to his or their hands retain all his and their lawful and reasonable expences I appoint the said Joseph Fancet sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills & Testaments by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I the said Rebecca Oliver have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty fifth day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty The Mark and X Rebecca Oliver Seal of

(Attestation Clause)
Robt Smart Solicitor Sunderland _ Wm Thompson Glass Cutter Southwick

Proved at London 20 April 1841

PCC Prob11/1944