Will of George Dryden, North Shields, 1833

I George Dryden of Toll Square No Shields being of good health and sound mind but knowing the uncertainty of this life doth give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved Wife for her natural life the ffreehold house and all the ffurniture therein, beds, bedding linen, china, plate and now occupied by me in Toll Square No Shields And further that as long as she remains my Widow that my Executors pay her yearly out of my personal freehold or Copyhold or Profits of Shipping or out of other Property that will or may become due to me hereafter the Sum of One hundred and fifty pounds The residue to be equally divided between my sons and daughter George Thomas and Isabella Dryden and any other Child or Children my Wife may bear within ten months after my decease And as soon as they come to the age of twenty one years provided it can be done conveniently and for the performance of the same I appoint my Wife Mary Dryden and my Brothers Thomas Dryden and John Dryden in Trust for the performance of this my last Will and Testament Signed and Sealed this 5th day of May 1828 in the presence of the undersigned Witnesses _ Robert Thrift _ George Lodge _ Margaret Lodge _ Wm Elliott

Codicil Be it here understood that it is my Particular wish that my Shipping Concerns be carried out under the direction of Thomas & John Dryden my Brothers for the use of the above my Sons, Daughters Dec 29th 1831 _ George Dryden

(Affidavit by Anthony Taylor of North Shields within the Borough of Tynemouth in the County of Northumberland Master Mariner and John Tinley of Dockwray within the said Borough  as to the Codicil)

Will and Codicil proved at Durham on 6 February 1833

Proved at London 18 March 1833

PCC Prob11/1812