Will of Ann Owston, Bridlington (YKS), 1809 (proved 1812)

Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of York

I Ann Owston of Bridlington in the County of Yorkshire do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament as follows I give and devise unto my Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson all that my undivided moiety or half part of all that Parcel of New Enclosure of Land containing about forty two Acres (more or less) lying and being in a certain place within the Township or Lordship of Brimpton otherwise Benton in the said County of York called the Leys Moor and Blakers and divided into several Closes to hold unto her my said Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson her Heirs and Assigns for ever and as to all my Household ffurniture Stocks ffunds Money Securities for Money Goods Chattels Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto my Brother Isaac Cook of Bridlington aforesaid Gentleman and James Coverley of Bessingby in the said County of York Gentleman their Executors Administrators and Assigns to for and upon the Trusts hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) upon Trust that they the said Isaac Cook and James Coverley or the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall convert into Money so much of my Personal Estate (except as hereafter otherwise disposed of) as shall not consist of Money and after paying thereout all my just Debts ffuneral and Testamentary expences shall and do put and place out at Interest the remainder of my Monies upon such Securities in their names or in the name of the survivor of them as they or he shall think proper and call in and place the same out again and change the Securities when and as it may be deemed expedient and pay and apply the Interest arising therefrom or so much thereof as they or he may think necessary towards the support maintenance and education of my said Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson until she shall attain the age of twenty one years and upon her attaining that age upon Trust that they the said Isaac Cook and James Coverley or the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators shall and do pay the said Principal Monies together with the Interest then due thereon or otherwise transfer the Securities upon which the same are placed unto my said Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson her Executors Administrators and Assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit and I do hereby appoint them the said Isaac Cook and James Coverley Executors In Trust of this my Will and I do hereby order and direct that all my Plate and Linen shall be kept for my said Granddaughter until she shall attain the age of twenty one years but in case she shall die under that age then I give all the said Plate and Linen unto and equally between my Nieces Ann and ffrances Coverley or to the survivor of them in case either of them shall be dead and I direct that my Wearing Apparel shall be given away to such Person as my said Executors shall in their discretion think proper and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine Ann Owston

(Attestation Clause)

D Taylor _ R Dealtry _ J Thompson

Proved at London 24 March 1812

PCC Prob11/1531

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Thomas Kirsopp, gentleman of Hexham, Northumberland, 1805 (proved 1806)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Kirsopp of Hexham in the County of Northumberland Gentleman as follows first I will and order that all my just Debts and ffuneral expences and the expence of proving this my Will may be paid and discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my Executrix hereinafter named out of my Personal Estate and Effects and I give and devise unto my dear and loving Mother Ann Kirsopp all my undivided third part or share of and in the fourth part of all those ffreehold Messuages Lands Tenements and Heredits and all other my real Estate with the Appurts situate lying and being near Warbrow in the County of Northumberland and commonly called or known by the name of Barron House and now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Smith as Tenant thereof To have and to hold unto my said Dear Mother the said Ann Kirsopp her heirs and assigns for ever as her own proper estate absolutely and to be wholly at her own sole disposal Also I give and bequeath unto my Aunt Mrs Margaret Bulmer a Mourning Ring of the Value of Two Guineas Also I give and bequeath the Sum of ffive Pounds to be distributed to the Poor of the Township of Hexham by and at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and as to all the rest and residue of my Estate and Effects whatsoever both Real and Personal not hereinbefore otherwise disposed of I Give devise and bequeath the same unto my loving Sister Abigall Kirsopp her Heirs Executors Admors and Assigns for ever according to the different nature and tenure thereof to and for her and their sole use and benefit absolutely but subject nevertheless to and I do accordingly hereby charge and make the same chargeable with the Payment of all my just Debts ffuneral Expences and the several bequests hereinbefore by me made and ordered and directed to be paid and I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my said Dear Sister the said Abigail Kirsopp Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and lastly I do hereby revoke and make Void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Kirsopp have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this seventh day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five

Thos Kirsopp

(Attestation Clause)

Willm Lyon   Robt Hamley   Jno Bell Junr

Proved at London 26 July 1806

PCC Prob11/1446

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Thomas Bell, land agent of Simonburn, Northumberland, 1819 (proved 1820)

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Bell of Simonburn in the Parish of Simonburn and County of Northumberland Land Agent considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and disposing mind & memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid within six months next after my decease by my executor hereinafter named I give and bequeath to my friend John Bewick of Ouston near Chesterlee street in the County of Durham Shopkeeper the sum of two hundred pounds and all my wearing apparel my Gold Watch excepted I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Robert Kell of Netherwitton the sum of one hundred pounds which last mentioned two legacies of two hundred pounds and one hundred pounds I order and direct to be paid within twelve months next after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named I give and bequeath to my friend Robert Davison of Chapple House the sum of twenty pounds to buy mourning for himself and his family I give and bequeath to my Neighbour Thomas Grierson of Hall Burns the sum of ten pounds to buy Mourning I give and bequeath to my Housekeeper Ann Maughan the sum of two Guineas to buy mourning in case she be in my service at the time of my decease & not otherwise I give and bequeath to Thomas Maughan an occasional servant now with me the sum of five pounds in case he be in my service at the time of my decease and not otherwise And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate Goods and Chattels of what nature or kind soever namely my Gold Watch household furniture Beds and Bedding Horses (except my little Bay Mare with my best Bridle which I give and bequeath to my dear friend Miss Cuthbertson of Haltwhistle) Cattle money in the funds money in hand & securities for money I give and bequeath to my dear friend Ralph Davison of Cranbrook in the Parish of Ryton and County of Durham ffarmer whom I hereby appoint sole executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I hereby order and direct that my funeral may not be numerously attended but every Cottager in the Village to be invited and as to the other parts of it to be done at the discretion of my said Executor In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen

Thos Bell

(Attestation Clause)

John Grierson _ William Man…..

Proved at London 21 April 1820

PCC Prob11/1627

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Dorothy Richardson, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, 1840 (proved 1855)

I Dorothy Richardson late of No 21 Rathbone Place in the City of London and now of Haltwhistle in the County of Northumberland Widow do hereby revoke all Wills Codicils and other Testamentary dispositions made by me at any time or times heretofore and do publish and declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament First I direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath to each of my Grandchildren George Braman and Frederick Braman sons of George Braman Servant to Captain Fullerton now residing in France the sum of fifteen pounds and I direct the same to be paid to them at the expiration of six calendar months after my decease and their respective receipt or receipts for the same to be a sufficient discharge notwithstanding their or either of their minority Also I give and bequeath unto my son James Ritson the sum of forty pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Dorothy Ritson daughter of the said James Ritson all my wearing apparel Also I give and bequeath unto my friend John Birkett of Haltwhistle Grocer the sum of five pounds And I direct the said Legacies to be paid at the expiration of six calendar months after my decease And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same to my son John Richardson his executors administrators and assigns And I direct that my body may be decently interred in Knaresdale Church Yard And lastly I nominate and appoint my said son John Richardson and the said John Birkett joint Executors of this my said Will In Witness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty

Dorothy Richardson

(Attestation Clause)

John Lee, Solr, Brampton   James Smith, Haltwhistle

Proved at Durham 6 September 1855 by John Richardson of Chester le Street in the County of Durham Platelayer and John Birkett of Haltwhistle Gentleman

Proved at London 25 October 1855

PCC Prob11/2221

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Reverend Edward Otter (Rector of Bothal) of Shipwash, Northumberland, 1837

This is the last Will and Testament of me the Reverend Edward Otter of Shipwash in the County of Northumberland Rector of Bothal in the same County which I make in manner and form following (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto Miss Elizabeth Linabridge my four plated Dinner dishes and covers for her own absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath unto each of my Sons George Otter and Henry Charles Otter and to such of my Daughters Amelia Otter and Elizabeth Robinson the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to them respectively at the end of six Calendar months next after my decease And as to all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever except such real Estates as are vested in me solely by way of mortgage or in trust And as to all the Residue and Remainder of my Goods and chattels personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Sons George Otter Henry Charles Otter and Charles Otter and to my Daughters Amelia Otter and Elizabeth Robinson or such of them as shall be living at my death in equal shares and proportions as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants and their several and respective heirs executors adm’ors and assigns Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences Provided always and my Will is that if any of my said children George Otter Henry Charles Otter Charles Otter Amelia Otter and Elizabeth Robinson shall die in my lifetime leaving issue living at my Death then and in such case the share or respective shares in my said estate and Effects which my son or sons daughter or daughters so dying would have taken or been entitled to in case he she or they had survived me shall go and belong to and I give the same to the child or children of such sons and daughters respectively so dying and leaving issue living at my death such child or children respectively to stand in the place of their respective parent & I constitute my sons George Otter and Charles Otter and my daughter Amelia Otter Executors and Executrix of this my Will and I give and devise to them and their heirs all such messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate as are now vested in me by way of mortgage or in trust for the purpose of enabling them more effectually to recover and get in the monies secured by such mortgages estates and to reconvey the same upon payment thereof and to perform the trusts affecting such Trust Estates I revoke all Wills heretofore made and declare this Writing to be and contain my last Will and Testament I Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven

Edwd Otter

(Attestation Clause)

Hen: Brumell  Geo:Brumell    Hawdon Brumell

Proved at London 21 April 1837

PCC Prob11/1877

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Mary Vickerman, Scarborough (YKS), 1829 (proved 1830)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Vickerman of Scarbrough in the County of York Widow made in manner and form following (that is to say)I give devise and bequeath unto Mary Harriet Paul of Scarbrough in the County of York Spinster all that my Estate at Langtoft in the said County of York now occupied by Christopher Grice whether freehold Copyhold or leasehold and of what nature or kind soever the same may be To hold the same with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging according to the respective natures and qualities thereof unto the said Mary Harriet Paul her heirs Executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann Paul the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds unto my Niece Miss Elizabeth Paul the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds unto my Niece Mrs Caroline Orrin Widow the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds unto my Niece Mrs Philadelphia Owens the legacy or sum of two hundred and fifty pounds to Mrs Mary Ann Hebblewaite the sum of one hundred pounds and to Elizabeth Wilson the relative of the late Margaret Lawson the legacy or sum of one hundred pounds and unto John Chapman of Scarborough aforesaid Innkeeper the legacy or sum of fifty pounds all which said several legacies I direct to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named at the Expiration of six calendar months after my decease And as for and concerning all and singular the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath the same unto Henry Cooke of Scarborough aforesaid Esquire his heirs Executors administrators and assigns for ever And I hereby appoint the said Henry Cooke Executor of this my Will and hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine

Mary Vickerman X her Mark

(Attestation Clause)

John Stephenson    Robt Ward    Ann Sleightholm

Proved at London 16 March 1830

PCC Prob11/1769

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Mary Ostens of Fleetham, Bamburgh, Northumberland, 1823 (proved 1825)

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Mary Ostens of ffleetham in the Parish of Bamburgh in the County of Northumberland Spinster in manner following that is to say I do hereby charge and make chargeable All my Personal Estate and effects with the Payment of all my just debts ffuneral expences and probate of this my Will I give and bequeath unto my second Cousin Phillis Ostens of ffleetham aforesaid her Executors Adm’ors & Assigns the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds I give and bequeath unto Michael Maugham Humble the Godson of my dear departed Brother John Ostens Son of William Humble of Bamburgh ffriars in the County aforesaid ffarmer the sum of fifty pounds which said legacy shall be an Interest vested in the said Michael Maugham Humble although he shall not have attained the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease and I will and direct that the same shall be paid to his ffather the said William Humble and the Interest accruing and arising therefrom be paid and applied for and towards the education and maintenance of the said Michael Maugham Humble until he shall attain the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath unto Jane Maugham Humble the Goddaughter of my dear departed Sister Jane Ostens daughter of the said William Humble the sum of fifty pounds which said Legacy shall bear Interest vested in the said Jane Maugham Humble although she shall not have attained the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease and I will and direct that the some shall be paid to her ffather the said William Humble and the Interest accruing and arising therefrom be paid and applied for and towards the education and maintenance of the said Jane Maugham Humble until she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married I give and bequeath unto Esther Murdue my faithful and attentive Maid Servant her Executors Adm’ors & Assigns the sum of twenty pounds I give and bequeath unto Charles Norris my Servant the sum of ten pounds and I will and direct that the said several above mentioned pecuniary legacies shall be paid within twelve Calendar Months next after my decease I give and bequeath the Revd Michael Maugham of Bamburgh Castle in the County aforesaid Clerk Henry Taylor of Christon Bowk in the County aforesaid Esquire and Henry Dinning of Newlands in the County aforesaid Esquire the sum of five Pounds apiece for the purpose of purchasing each a gold Ring as a token of the respect and esteem I have and bear towards them and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal estate and effects after payment of all my just debts ffuneral expences and the legacies hereinbefore given by this my Will I give and bequeath the same unto my second Cousin Thomas Ostins of ffleetham aforesaid ffarmer his executors admors and assigns to and for his and their own use and benefit and I will that it shall and may be lawful to and for my Executors hereinafter named to retain to and reimburse themselves and also allow his Co executors all costs charges and expences which they shall respectively or may sustain expend or be put to in or about the execution of this my Will and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Michael Maugham Henry Taylor and Henry Dinning executors of this my Will and I do hereby revoke and make void all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in this one sheet of paper set my Hand and Seal this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three Mary Ostens

(Attestation Clause)

David Watson ffleatham Thos Adams Russell Alnwick

Proved at London 6 May 1825 Prob 11/1699

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Joseph Charlton, spirit merchant of Hexham, 1834 (proved 1835)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Charlton of Hexham in the county of Northumberland, Spirit Merchant which is as follows, that is to say, I give devise and bequeath All my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same may be (after the payment of my just Debts Funeral expences and the expences of proving this my Will) unto my dear brother Anthony Charlton of Morpeth in the said county of Northumberland Gentleman and William Carr of Hexham aforesaid gentleman and to the survivor of them and to the executors or administrators of such survivor Upon the Trusts following, that is to say, Upon Trust to receive the yearly and other dividends rents profits and Proceeds thereof and to pay the same over to my dear wife from time to time as they shall be received for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my widow but not otherwise or permit her to receive the same herself during that period and from and after her death or marriage Then Upon Trust to sell and dispose of all my said real and personal property and divide and pay the same Equally between and amongst all my children share and share alike if they have then attained the age of Twenty One Years but if it should happen that after the death or marriage of my said dear wife all or any of my children should not have attained the age of Twenty One years Then Upon Trust to sell and dispose of all my real and Personal Estate and apply the same towards the maintenance and Education of such of my children as shall not have attained that age and as my said children shall respectively attain the age of Twenty One Years then my Will is and I hereby direct that my Trustees or the survivor of them and to the executors or administrators of such survivor shall divide all my said Property equally between and amongst them (Provided that the death or marriage of my said dear wife shall then have happened but not otherwise) And I do hereby make ordain nominate constitute and appoint the said Anthony Charlton and William Carr and the survivor of them executors and executor of this my last Will and Testament And I hereby declare that my said executors and the survivor of them and to the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and may at all times in the first place re-imburse and indemnify themselves and himself respectively and deduct and retain to themselves and himself respectively out of the said Trust Estate and Premises all such costs charges damages and expences as they or either of them shall or may at any time expend lay out and be put unto for and by reason of all any or either of the Trusts hereby in them reposed and that neither of them shall be answerable for any loss which may happen to any of the said Trust Premises unless such loss happen through his or their wilful neglect or default nor for any loss which may happen by depositing any money in the hands keeping or custody of any Public or Common Banker nor the one for the other of them nor for more monies than shall actually come into each of their hands respectively And hereby revoking and making void all former or other wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my only true last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Joseph Charlton the Testator have to this my Will set my Hand and seal the twenty second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

Joseph Charlton

(Attestation Clause)

Robert Urwin   George Bell     Jno Robinson

Proved 10 October 1835 PCY Testator Died 24 January 1835

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of John Pearson, skinner of Hexham, 1800

I John Pearson of Hexham in the County of Northumberland Skinner do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say, First I will and order that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences shall be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my Decease And I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Ann Pearson and her Assigns Yearly and every Year for and during the Term of her natural life the clear annual or yearly Sum of Five Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executor out of my Personal estate by four equal Quarterly Payments in every Year and the first Payment thereof to begin and to be made at the End of three Calendar Months next after my Decease Also I give and bequeath unto my said dear Wife Ann Pearson all my Household Goods and Furniture Linen and Bedding for her own Use and Benefit absolutely Also I give and bequeath unto my Son William Pearson the Sum of Forty Pounds To my grandson John Pearson son of the said William Pearson the Sum of Ten Pounds To my daughter Margaret Stephens on the Sum of one Pound To my Daughter Ann Elliott the Sum of One Pound and to my Daughter Catherine Pearson the Sum of One Pounds all lawful Money of Great Britain and to be paid them severally by my Executor hereafter named in Manner following, that is to say, one full Half Part of the same several Legacies to the said respective Legatees at the End of Six Calendar Months next after my Decease and the remaining half Part thereof at the End of Six Calendar Months then next after And as to all my other Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what Nature Quality or Kind soever not herein before otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath the same, subject to the Payment of my Debts and Funeral Expences and the Annuity and Legacies given and bequeathed by this my Will, unto my son Thomas Pearson whom I hereby appoint sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke all former and other Wills at any Time heretofore by me made either by Word or Writing In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Twentyeighth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
Jno Pearson

(Attestation Clause)

Wm Ellis   J W Bell

Proved 27 September 1800 PCY

Estate under three hundred pounds

transcribed by Ros Dunning

Will of Edward Banner Oakley, Sowerby near Thirsk, 1840 (proved 1841)

This is the last Will and Testament of me Edward Banner Oakley of Sowerby near Thirsk in the county of York Esquire I give and bequeath to such of my Servants hereinafter named as shall be in my service at the time of my decease the following legacies namely to John Morgan the sum of fifty pounds to Ann Steele and Mary ffoster the sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings each and to John Bew the sum of ten pounds I also give to my friends Richard Price of Lime Street Square in the City of London Esquire to my Cousin The Reverend John Oakley Hill and to Joseph Rider of Thirsk aforesaid Gentleman the sum of one hundred pounds each and to my friend William Lambert of Thirsk aforesaid Surgeon one hundred pounds I also give to my friends Mrs Banner of Oswaldkirk and Mr George Price the sum of nineteen guineas each token of my respectful remembrance and I direct that the said several legacies shall be paid within six Calendar months next after my decease All the Residue of my personal estate and all my real estate in possession reversion remainder or expectancy I give devise and bequeath said Richard Price John Oakley Hill and Joseph Rider their heirs ex’ors and adm’ors according to the natures and tenures thereof respectively upon trust with all convenient speed after my decease to seal and convert into money all such parts thereof as shall not then be in money or so much thereof as they may consider advisable and after paying out of the proceeds thereof all my just debts and my funeral and testamentary expences upon trust to lay out and invest the same in their names on Government or real Securities in England and to alter vary or transfer the same from time to time for other securities of a like nature as to them shall seem expedient and I direct that they shall stand possessed of such securities upon trust to receive the interest and dividends thereof as and when the same shall become payable and again to invest and lay out the same on like securities from time to time so as to from an accumulating fund until my Son Richard shall attain the age of twenty one years but with liberty if they should think proper to appropriate the whole or any portion of such accumulating interest and dividends towards the maintenance education of advancement in the world of my said Son and so soon as my said Son shall have attained the age of twenty one years then upon trust to pay assign and transfer all such monies securities accumulated interest and dividends and assign and convey all such real and personal estate as shall then be undisposed of unto and to the use of my said Son his heirs executors and adm’ors according to the respective natures and tenures thereof and in case of the death of my said Son before attaining the age of twenty one years leaving lawful issue I direct that all such parts of my real and personal estate as shall not have previously been converted into money shall be sold and the proceeds thereof be invested on Government or real securities in the names of the said Richard Price John Oakley Hill and Joseph Rider who shall stand possessed of or interested therein as well as all the other monies previously invested upon trust to pay the interest and dividends thereof for or towards the maintenance and education of such issue if more than one in equal proportions until they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and upon their respectively attaining that age upon trust to pay assign and transfer the principal monies funds and securities unto and equally amongst such issue if more than one and if but one then to such one his her or their executors or admors but in case of the death of my said Son before attaining the age of twenty one years without lawful issue then I direct that the said Richard Price John Oakley Hill and Joseph Rider shall stand possessed of and interested in the said monies funds and securities as well the proceeds arising from the sale of my real and personal estate and then converted into money which I hereby direct in such case to be immediately sold and the proceeds thereof invested upon trust to pay the interest dividends and annual produce thereof unto Benjamin Hill of……. near Knighton in the County of Radnor Gentleman for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after his decease to pay assign or transfer the whole of the said monies funds and securities equally amongst all and every the children of the said Benjamin Hill and the issue of such of them as shall be then dead leaving issue such issue to take the share or shares which their parent or parents would have been entitled if living and to be paid assigned or transferred to them respectively on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years and I declare that the receipts of the said Richard Price John Oakley Hill and Joseph Rider shall be sufficient discharges to purchasers of my real estate for the money therein expressed to be received And I hereby direct that in case any one or more of my trustees or any future trustee to be appointed as hereinafter mentioned shall die or refuse or decline to act or become incapable of acting in the trusts of this my will or shall go to reside abroad the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees for the time being shall have full power to appoint any other person or persons to be trustee or trustees in the place of the trustee or trustees so dying refusing or declining to act or becoming incapable of acting or going abroad and so often as there shall be occasion and every such new trustee shall have the same power and authority as if he had been originally appointed and I also declare that the trustees and ex’ors of this my will shall not nor shall any of them be answerable for involuntary losses nor for the acts and deeds of each other and may respectively reimburse themselves all expences incurred by them in the discharge of the trusts hereby created I hereby appoint the said Richard Price Guardian of my said Son and I appoint the said Richard Price John Oakley Hill and Joseph Rider Executors of this my Will In Witness whereof I have to this my will contained on three sheets of paper hereunto set my hand and seal as follows that is to say to the first two sheets hereof my hand and to this third and last sheet hereof my hand and seal this tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty _E B Oakley

(Attestation Clause)

John King Surgeon Helmsley _ James Thorp Inn Keeper Oswaldwick

Proved at London 17 June 1841

PCC Prob11/1947

transcribed by Ros Dunning