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