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