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