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Will Transcriptions

I have transcribed several wills from my family history and I have copied these below. I have also summarised each will. The wills are organised alphabetically. Where the text could not be clearly read I have added my best guess between [square brackets] or else I have entered [illegible]).

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Wills

Thomas HUDSON (1754-1825)

Date

3rd March 1823

Executor

Robert Hudson

Benefactors

John Hudson; William Hudson; Robert Hudson; Ann Hudson; Margaret Hudson; Stephen Leaman; John Leaman; Matthew Leaman; Thomas Lotherington; John Adamson; Robert Meggison

Witnesses

William Thompson Snr; Rachel Raliegh; John Raliegh

Passed

29th July 1825

This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Hudson of Sancton in the county of York Yeoman.  I give and devise to my nephew John Hudson of Sancton aforesaid cordwainer all that freehold dwelling house messuage or tenement with outbuildings garth and land adjoining thereto and now in the occupation of my brother John Hudson and also all that close or parcel of freehold land situate in the South field of Sancton aforesaid containing two acres or thereabouts and now in my own occupation with all the rights hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and all other of my freehold estates whatsoever.  To hold to my said nephew John Hudson his heirs and assigns for ever subject to the payment of the following legacies (that is to say) I give and bequeath to my said brother John Hudson the sum of five pounds I give and bequeath to my nephew Robert Hudson and to my nieces Ann and Margaret Hudson  son and daughters of my said brother John Hudson and to my nephew Stephen Leaman the sum of ten pounds each to be paid by my said nephew John Hudson out of the freehold house and land and premises hereinbefore  devised to him at the expiration of one year after my decease and I do hereby charge the said freehold estate with the payment of the said legacies I give and bequeath to my brother William Hudson the sum of five pounds I give and bequeath to Thomas Lotherington of [Hefole] in the said county labourer the sum of twenty pounds I give and bequeath to John Adamson of Sproatley in the said county miller the sum of ten pounds  I give and bequeath to Robert Meggison  of Louth in the county of Lincoln tailor the  sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to my niece Ann Hudson, daughter of my said brother William Hudson the sum of ten pounds I give and bequeath to my nephews John Leaman and Matthew Leaman the sum of ten pounds each All which said last mentioned legacies shall be paid by my executor  hereinafter named at the expiration of one year after my decease all my interest in a leasehold dwewllinghouse and garth adjoining thereto  situate at Sancton aforesaid and all my interest in a leasehold close or parcel of land situate in the south field of Sancton aforesaid an containing five acres and one rood or thereabouts and all now my occupation with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging  and all my goods and chattels real and personal and all the rest and residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever hereinbefore otherwise disposed off and after payment of all my past debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my nephew Robert Hudson (son of my brother William Hudson) To hold to the said Robert Hudson his executors and administrators and assigns for his own use and benefit absolutely and I do appoint him the said Robert Hudson the sole executor of this my will lastly I hereby revoke all former wills by me made and I do declare this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the said Thomas Hudson have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.  Thomas Hudson signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto the word “twenty” in the first page being [quiet interlined].

William Thompson Snr | Rachel Raliegh | John Raliegh

Pass’d 29th July 1825


Nathaniel KIRBY (1742-1818)

Date

5th November 1818

Executors

William and Nathaniel Kirby

Benefactors

Ann Dale; Sarah Dale; Elizabeth [illegible]; Henry and Peter Kirby; Mary Kirby (nee Seller); Peter Gowland; John Fletcher

Witnesses

William Ware; Isaac Calne; Francis Wadw

Passed

9th March 1819

This is the last will and testament of me Nathaniel Kirby of Scrayingham in the county of York Yeoman I give to my son Henry all my lands and hereditaments situate at Scrayingham aforesaid subject to the payment or annuity of Sixty pounds per annum to my wife which I intend to be in lieu of the thirds to which she would by law be entitled  I also give my said wife as much of my household furniture as she may wish to take towards furnishing another house which furniture so taken by her shall be at her own disposal I also direct that my said wife shall have the disposal of the sum of three hundred pounds at her decease the said sum of three hundred pounds to be paid by my son Henry in such manner as she may direct  I also give to my said son Henry all my stock farming utensils and crops upon my lands and premises at Scrayingham aforesaid and also the residue of the household furniture which my said wife shall not think proper to take away I give and bequeath the following legacies, that is to say to my son John the sum of eight hundred pounds to my son Peter, five hundred pounds to my daughter Ann the wife of Richard Dale the sum of four hundred pounds to  my daughter Sarah the wife of Thomas  Dale the sum of four hundred pounds and to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of John [illegible] the sum of four hundred pounds all which said legacies to be paid at the end of six calendar months after my decease  I also give and bequeath to Peter Gowland the sum of fifty pounds to be paid when he shall attain the age of twenty one years I also give and bequeath to John Fletcher the sum of ten pounds to be paid to him when he shall attain the age of twenty one years and I also appoint my two sons William and Nathaniel joint executors and residuary legatees of this my last will and testament made this twenty fifth day of November in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen  Nathaniel Kirby X   his mark and seal.  Signed sealed declared and published by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness Wm Ware, Isaac Calane, Francis Wade.

Passed 9th March 1819


Nathaniel KIRBY (1783-1857)

Date

17th May 1750

Executors

William Kirby and John Kirby

Benefactors

Mary Kirby (nee Haddlesay); Ann Clarkson; Mary Cook; Jane Rounthwaite; Eliza Johnson; Eleanor Kirby (later Whitwell); William and John Kirby

Witnesses

Ken Powell andJoseph Foster

Passed

25th July 1857

This is the last will and testament of me Nathaniel Kirby of Dunnington in the county of York, Gentleman made and published by me this seventeenth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty in manner following. That is to say I give and bequeath to my loving wife all and singular my household goods and furniture plate china linen beds and bedding to and for her own use forever and the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to her by my executors immediately after my decease.  I give and bequeath unto my five daughters Ann the wife of John Clarkson Mary the wife of James Cook, Jane the wife of William Rounthwaite, Eliza the wife of Joseph Johnson and Eleanor Kirby the sum of one hundred pounds each to be paid to them respectively by my executors hereinafter at the end of the twelve calendar months next after my decease out of my funeral estate and effects.  I give and devise unto my eldest son William Kirby all that messauge tenement or dwelling house with the barn stables garth garden orchard croft and buildings thereunto adjoining and belonging also all that croft close or parcel of ground called by the name of  Pool Croft containing about three acres more or less and also all those two close or parcels of ground called by the name of Town End Closes containing about three acres and a half more or less all which said hereditaments and premises are situate and being  at Dunnington aforesaid within and parcel of the manor of Healington now in my own occupation and lately purchased by me of Francis Whitwell to hold the same unto my said son William Kirby his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to the payment of the annuity of fifty pounds hereinafter by me given to my said wife Mary for her life and to the legacy of five hundred pounds to my son John Kirby to be paid twelve calendar months after the decease of my said wife.  I give and devise unto my said wife Mary Kirby and her assigns during her life the annual sum or yearly charge of fifty pounds without any deduction whatsoever to be paid to her by four quarterly payments and the first of such payments to be made at the captivation of three calendar months next after my decease and I charge the same on the said real estate herein before by me devised to my said son William Kirby his heirs and assigns for ever and my will is in case the same annual sum or yearly rent charge or any part thereof  shall be behind and unpaid for the space of fifteen days neat over or after any of the aforesaid days of payment then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for my said wife and her assigns to enter upon all and every or any part of the said hereditaments charged with the said  annual sum pr yearly rent charge as aforesaid and to [distain] for the same or for so much thereof as shall be so in arrears and all costs and charges occasioned by the non-payment thereof and such to sell in like manner as for rent reserved by lease on common demises. I give and bequeath unto my said son John Kirby the sum of four hundred pounds to be paid to him by my said son William Kirby his heirs or assigns at the expiration of twelve calendar months next after the decease of my said wife Mary out of my said estate at Dunnington aforesaid and I hereby charge and make liable the said hereditaments and premises with the payment of the said sum of four hundred pounds accordingly and as to all and singular my ready money securities for money mortgages bounds notes bankers bills receipts checks personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality so ever the same be (except my household goods furniture plate linen china beds and bedding hereinbefore by me given to my said wife Mary) I give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereof unto and equally between my said two sons William Kirby and John Kirby their executors administrators and assigns for ever subject and chargeable nevertheless to and with the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses the said several legacies hereinbefore by me given to my said wife and five daughters amounting to five hundred and twenty pounds the payment of the said annuity of fifty pounds to my said wife during her life in aid of my said real estate and likewise to the payment of the further sum of one hundred pounds each to my said five daughters Ann, Mary, Jane, Eliza and Eleanor at the expiration of twelve calendar months next after the decease of my said Wife Mary Kirby and I hereby give and bequeath to my said five daughters Ann, Mary, Jane, Eliza, Eleanor the sum of one hundred pounds a piece accordingly which I do declare shall be considered and taken to be vested legacies in my said daughters their executors administrators or assigns immediately upon my decease although not payable until twelve months after the death of my said wife provided always  and I hereby declare my will and mind to be that they my said two sons William Kirby and John Kirby shall be equally beneficially interested under this my will during the life of Mary my said Wife the rents and profits of my said real estate to be paid and applied towards her annuity of fifty pounds and the deficiency to be paid equally between them  my said two sons and upon her decease the said legacy or sum of four hundred pounds to be paid by my said son William to my said son John at the end of the twelve calendar months out of my said real estate as hereinbefore expressed and lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint  my said two sons William Kirby and John Kirby joint executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time here before made.  In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament wrote on these sheets of pen to the first two sheets thereof set my hand and to this third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the day and year first before written Nathaniel Kirby, signed sealed published and declared but the said Nathaniel Kirby the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto Ken Powell, Solicitor, Pocklington  Joseph Foster, Dunnington, Butcher.

Passed 25th July 1857


Peter KIRBY (1701-1770)

Date

8th July 1770

Executors

None named

Benefactors

Sarah [Notts]; Mary [Goodsink]; Eleanor Harrison; Ann Beal; Francis, Peter, Nathaniel & John Kirby and Sarah Kirby (nee Turner).

Witnesses

George Jennings & William Arnat

Passed

25th August 1770

In the name of God Amen, I Peter Kirby of Leppington in the parish of Scrayingham and County of York Taylor do make this my last will and testament as follows.  First I give unto my daughter Sarah [Notts?] one shilling also I give unto my daughter Mary [Goodsink?] on shilling and to my son Francis Kirby one shilling also I give unto my daughter Eleanor Harrison one shilling and to my son Peter Kirby one shilling also I give unto my son Nathaniel Kirby one shilling and to my daughter Ann Beal one shilling and lastly I give and devise unto my son John Kirby and my wife Sarah Kirby all my personal estate and effects whatsoever they paying my debts [loyarys] and funeral expenses and do make [illegible] of this my will  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy.  Peter Kirby, his mark and seal.  Signed sealed published and [illegible] by this [illegible] testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto  George Jennings  William Arnat

Passed seal 25th August 1770


Sarah LAMPLOUGH (1786-1852)

Date

11th March 1852

Executors

Robert, Samuel & Jeremiah Lamplough

Benefactors

Robert, Samuel, Jeremiah, Sarah and Ann Elizabeth Lamplough

Witnesses

JW Lamplough, Wm Lamplough

Passed

1st February 1853

This is the last will and testament of me Sarah Lamplough of Langtoft in the county of York widow made this eleventh day of March one thosand eight hundred and fifty two.  First I order all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by my executors hereinafter named as soon after my decease as conveniently may be out of my personal estate.
I give and bequeath all my household goods and furniture plate linen china weaving apparel farming stock crops implements and utensils of husbandry monies securities for money personal estate and effects whatsoever unto my sons and daughters Robert Lamplough Samuel Lamplough Jeremiah Lamplough Sarah Lamplough and Ann Elizabeth Lamplough in equal shares as tenants in common.
I give and devise all such estates as shall be vested in me at the time of my decease as a trustee or mortgagee unto my said sons Robert Lamplough Samuel Lamplough and Jeremiah Lamplough their heirs and assigns for ever but upon and subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same respectively and I appoint my said sons Robert Lamplough Samuel Lamplough and Jeremiah Lamplough the executors of this my will and I declare that they my said executors shall be charged and chargeable only for such monies as they respectively shall actually receive notwithstanding any of them giving or joining in giving any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity and that none of them shall be answerable or accountable for any banker or other person with whom or in whose hands any part of the monies arising from my said estate shall or may be deposited or lodged for safe custody or otherwise and that they shall not be answerable or accountable for any missed fortune loss or damage which may happen in the execution of this my will or in relation thereto except the same shall happen by or through his or their own wilful default respectively and then each person alone shall be answerable for such loss or damage as son of wives from his own default-and also that it shall be lawful for my said executors by and out of the monies which shall come to their hands to deduct and retain and allow to his co-executors and co-executor all costs charges damages and expenses which they or any of them shall or may pay incur sustain or be put unto in or about the execution of this my will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.

Signed by the said Sarah Lamplough as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses
JW Lamplough clerk to Samuel Smith and company bankers Derby
Wm Lamplough farmer

I do hereby certify that on the 27th day of January in the year of Our Lord 1853 Robert Lamplough Samuel Lamplough and Jeremiah Lamplough of Langtoft in the county of York the sons and executors named in this the last will and testament of Sarah Lamplough late of Langtoft aforesaid in the province of York widow deceased were sworn well and truly to execute and perform the same and that the value of the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased within the province of York do not amount in value to the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds witness my hand
Geo: Allen prerogate
Died 2nd August, 1852
Passed 1st  Feb 1853 under 1500 fund


James MARSHALL (1755-1840)

Date

16th May 1838

Benefactors

Thomas & William Marshall, Mary Campbell

Executors

Thomas & William Marshall

Witnesses

JB Burland; Robert Parkinson; John Hutton

Passed

8th June 1841

This is the last will and testament of me James Marshal of Sancton in the county of York Yeomen made and published this sixteenth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.  I give and devise nine acres at the north end of all that my freehold close piece or parcel of land or ground situate and being in Sancton aforesaid which I purchased of and from Mrs Smith containing nineteen acres or thereabouts (subject to a right of road in through and over the same) to my son William as hereinafter is mentioned and devised.
Also all those my freehold closes pieces or parcels of land or ground situate and being in Sancton aforesaid containing eighteen acres (more or less) and commonly called or known by the name of Life Closes and also all that my other freehold peace or parcel of land or ground situate and being in Sancton aforesaid containing ten acres (more or less) commonly called all known by the name all Far Wold (subject also to a right of road in through and over the same last mentioned close to my said so William as hereinafter is mentioned) unto and to the only proper use and at behoof of my own son Thomas Marshall his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the legacy or sum of 50 pounds to my daughter Mary the wife of John Campbell of Sancton aforesaid farmer within six calendar months after my decease which I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and I do hereby give and devise all that my messuage or farmhouse and buildings and the Garth thereto adjoining situate in Sancton aforesaid and all that my piece or parcel of land or ground containing ten acres (more or less) called the Garth Ends and situate in Sancton aforesaid subject to a right of road on foot in through and over the same to my said Closes called Life Closes hereinbefore devised to my said son Thomas and to be used by him my said son Thomas his heirs and assigns or his or their servants workmen tenants and others at all reasonable times and which I hereby give and devise to him accordingly
Also all that my piece or parcel of land or ground containing three acres ( more or less) situate in the east end of Goffle Hill in Sancton aforesaid also all that the residue or remainder of my said close piece or parcel of land or ground containing ten acres and purchase of Mrs Smith and also all that the residue and remainder of my said piece or parcel of land or ground called the Far Wold and containing fifteen acres (more or less) and all that my piece or parcel of land or ground in Sancton aforesaid containing two acres and a half or thereabouts and commonly called or known by the name of Common Right Close unto and to the use of my said son William his heirs and assigns for ever subject to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the legacy or sum of fifty pounds to my said daughter Mary Campbell which I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and direct the same to be paid and payable by my said son William at such time and in such manner as his hereinbefore mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning her said other legacy so given and bequeathed to her and charged upon the said lands and hereditaments so devised to my said son Thomas as aforesaid.
And I do hereby give and devise unto my said son William his heirs and assigns a right of road or way for himself his servants workmen or tenants either on foot or on horseback and either with or without wooden boards or carriages at all reasonable times not only in through and over the west side of the north end of the said nine acres of my said first mentioned closed hereinbefore devised to my said son Thomas as aforesaid to and from the residue of the same close hereinbefore given and devised to my said son William as aforesaid but also in through and over the west side of the north end of the said close call Far Wold also hereinbefore given and devised to my said son Thomas as aforesaid to the residue of the said last mentioned close hereinbefore given and devised to my said son William as aforesaid and all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality so ever not hereinbefore disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of my said sons Thomas and William their heirs and assigns according to the nature of such estates respectively the freehold and real estates to be held and enjoyed by them and their heirs and tenants in common and not as joint tenants and the (unintelligible) to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said two sons Thomas and William joint executors of this my last will and testament and do hereby revoke all former and other will and wills by me at any time herebefore made and do declare this and this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said James Marshall the testator have to the preceding sheet of this my will contained in and written upon two sheets of paper set my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the day and year first before written  James Marshall - Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Marshall the testator in and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
JB Burland solicitor - so have -
Robert Parkinson blacksmith Sancton
John Hutton shoemaker Sancton

Passed 8th June, 1841


Richard MARSHALL (1726-1784)

Date

25th May 1784 & codicil

Benefactors

Thomas Marshall

Executor

Thomas Marshall

Witnesses

James Grey; Robert Oxtoby; John Laing

Passed

9th March 1785

I the name of God amen. I Richard Marshall of the parish of Sancton in the county of York do this day the twenty fifth of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following viz. I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Marshall his heirs administrators and assigns all that freehold estate lately bought off Mr Smith situate on the east side of Sancton containing ten acres one rood and twenty four perches be the same more or less with the house lately built & the appurtenances also all that my other freehold estate in Sancton viz the house and garth lately occupied by Robert Langdale & likewise a croft thereunto belonging containing two acres & a half be the same more or less also all that leasehold estate situate in the north field of Sancton containing four acres twenty four perches be the same more or less & the appurtenances now in the occupation of John Laing also all that leasehold estate situate in the south field of Sancton containing four acres & twenty four perches be the same more or less with the house & garth  now in the occupation of my son in law Thomas Jackson Also all my goods chattels & personal estate I give & bequeath unto my said son Thomas Marshall & I make and ordain him sole executor of this my last will and testament trusting that he will duly and honestly pay or cause to be paid whatever debts I have contracted; & also that he will be just kind and liberal to his brother James and sisters Mary Elizabeth and Ann & according to my real intent and meaning which I have signified to him by word of mouth.

In witness whereof I the said Richard Marshall have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written ~ Richard Marshall his mark X signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Marshall the Testator as for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing & sealing thereof - James Grey - Robert Oxtoby - John Laing

CODICIL- I also give and bequeath to my said son Thomas Marshall the remainder of the lease of the farm which I hold of Philip Langdale Esquire of Houghton in the parish of Sancton aforesaid as witness my hand this twenty fifth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty four Richard Marshall is mark X Witness James Grey - Robert Oxtoby - John Laing

Passed 9 March 1785


William MARSHALL (1690-1759)

Date

15th December 1759

Benefactors

Elizabeth Marshall

Executor

Elizabeth Marshall

Witnesses

Robert Sherwood; John Hart

Passed

24th June 1760

In the name of god amen.  I William Marshall of South Dalton in the County of York, Carpenter, being now weak and infirm in body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manor and form following.  That is to say I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Marshall all my goods chattels and personal estates whatsoever to and for her own sole and proper use, she paying all my just debts and discharging all my funeral expenses thereout and lastly I do make and appoint my said wife my sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand  and seal this fifteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine, William Marshall, signed sealed and published and declared by this William Marshall as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us , Robert Sherwood, John Hart. 

This will passed the seal the 24th day of June 1760


Elizabeth VAUSE (1761-1844)

Date

15th May 1839

Benefactors

James Vause; William Vause; Richard Vause; Marmaduke Vause; Elizabeth Leaman; Rachel Bell

Executor

James Vause

Witnesses

John Turner; George Turner; John Bell.

Passed

2nd May 1845

This is the last will and testament of me Elizabeth Vause of Sancton in the East Riding of the County of York, widow, made this fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.  I give and bequeath all my real and permanent estate and effects of what nature and kind such unto my son James Vause of Sancton in the said county of York labourer upon trust to pay the following legacies within twelve months after my decease to the persons herein after named viz to pay or cause to be paid unto my son William Vause now in America Joiner the sum of ten pounds also to pay unto my son Richard Vause now in America Joiner the sum of ten pounds also to pay unto my son Marmaduke Vause of South Cave Blacksmith the sum the sum of ten pounds also to pay unto my daughter Elizabeth Leaman of the town of Kingston upon Hull the wife of Stephen Leaman labourer the sum of ten pounds also to pay to my daughter Rachel Bell of Sancton the wife of John Bell Schoolmaster the sum of ten pounds. All which said several and respective legacies shall be forthwith paid to the respective legatees within twelve months of my decease. Also it is my request that my wearing apparel be given to my two daughters Elizabeth Leaman and Rachel Bell to be shared equally between them all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate and effects of what nature and kind so ever I give and bequeath to my said son James Vause for ever (after paying off my just debts and funeral expenses) and do herby nominate and appoint him sole executor and residuary legatee of this my last will and testament Elizabeth Vause X. 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Vause, the testatrix, as her last will and testament before us and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names to the due execution hereof as witness hereto Witness, John Turner, George Turner, John Bell.

Passed 2nd May 1845


Matthias WHARRAM (1744-1811)

Date

26th April 1809

Benefactors

Barbara Wharram; William Wharram; Matthew Wharram; Elizabeth Wharram; Thomas Wharram; George Beal; Margaret Beal

Executor

Barbara Wharram; Thomas Wharram

Witnesses

James Powell; John Dunwell; John Rudd

Passed

12th July 1811

In the name of God amen. I Matthew Wharram of Skirpenbeck in the county of York do make and publish this my last will and testament this twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine.  Whereas I have duly surrendered all of by copyhold hereditaments and premises situate and being at Allerthorpe in the County of York to the use of this my will I give and dispose thereof as hereinafter is mentioned (that is to say) I give and devise to my son William Wharram (subject to the payment of the sum of twelve pounds a year to my loving wife Barbara Wharram and her assigns as hereinafter is mentioned) all and singular my messuages cottages lands tenements closes grounds hereditaments and real estate whatsoever in whose occupation so ever the same are or is situate and being at Allerthorpe aforesaid or within the precincts territories or manor thereof to hold the same to my said son William Wharram his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to and chargeable with the said annuity yearly and for the sum of twelve pounds hereinafter given devised and bequeathed to my said wife Barbara Wharram [Annually] I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Barbara Wharram and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent or sum of twelve pounds of lawful British money free off and from all taxes and deductions whatsoever parliamentary or others the same annuity to be chargeable and charged on and Issuing and payable out of my said copyhold estate at Allerthorpe aforesaid hereinbefore given and devised by me to my said son William Wharram and to be paid and payable by him the said William Wharram his heirs and assigns by two even and equal half yearly payments in every year the first half yearly payment thereof to begin and be made at the expiration of six calendar months next after my decease with such an the like powers in case of non-payment as landlords are entitles to exercise for the recovery of rent in arrear and I do hereby charge and subject the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances at Allerthorpe aforesaid to and with the payment of the said annuity yearly rent of twelve pounds accordingly I also give and devise to my eldest son Matthew Wharram (subject to the payment of twenty five pounds a year and also to the sum of four hundred pounds as hereinafter is mentioned) all and singular my freehold lands grounds closes hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances situate and being at Millington in the said county of York and now in my own occupation to hold to my said son Matthew Wharram his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to and chargeable with the annuity yearly rent or sum of twenty five pounds hereinafter by me given devised and bequeathed to my said wife Barbara Wharram and also to the said sum of four hundred pounds I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Barbara Wharram and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear yearly rent or sum of twenty five pounds of lawful British money free and clear off and from all taxes and deductions whatsoever parliamentary or others to be issuable and payable out of my said freehold lands and premises at Millington aforesaid hereinbefore by me given and devised to my said son Matthias Wahrram his heirs and assigns by two even and equal half yearly payments in every year the first half yearly payment thereof to begin and be made at the expiration of six calendar months next after my decease with such and the like powers in case of non-payment as landlords are entitled to exercise for recovery of rent in arrear I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Wharram the sum or two hundred pounds to my grandson George Beal son of my late daughter Ellin late the wife of Richard Beal the sum of one hundred pounds and to my daughter Margaret the wife of James Beal he sum of one hundred pounds all which said sums making together the sum of four hundred pounds I order and direct to be paid by my said son Matthias Wharram his heirs or assigns at the expiration of six calendar months next after the decease of my said wife Barbara Wharram and I do hereby charge and subject the said freehold land and premises with the appurtenances at Millington aforesaid to and with the payment  of the said annuity yearly rent or sum of twenty five pounds and the said sum of four hundred pounds accordingly I also give and bequeath my said daughter Elizabeth Wharram the further sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to be paid to her by my executrix and executor hereinafter named out of my personal estate when she attains her age of twenty one years and I do hereby direct that the interest from the time of my decease of the same legacy of two hundred pounds shall be applied towards educating and bringing her up until she attains the said age of twenty one years and as to all the residue and remainder of my ready money securities for money stock and crofts tenants right to my farm and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind so ever the same may be (subject to the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the said legacy of two hundred pounds to my said daughter Elizabeth Wharram) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my said wife Barbara Wharram and my son Thomas Wharram their executors administrators and assigns absolutely for ever and do hereby appoint them my said wife Barbara Wharram and my son Thomas Wharram joint executrix and executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby devise the guardianship care and education of such of my children as are under the age of twenty one years during their respective [ininorities] unto my said wife Barbara Wharram my brother William Wharram and my friend Allen of Naybourn in the said county of York gentleman and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors administrators of such survivor and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me herebefore made.

In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament – wrote on two sheets of paper- to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second sheet thereof my hand and seal the day and year first before written Mattw Wharram- Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Matthew Wharram as and for his last will and testament inn teh presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto – James Powell, atty Pocklington York - John Dunwell – John Rudd

Passed 12 July 1811


Administration

Eleanor KIRBY (1660-1736)

The  same day [12th August 1736] the last will and testament of Eleanore Kirby late of Kirby under Dale in the Diocese of York duly passed the seal of this court being first proved before the reverend Richard Soweray Clerk Master of Arts administration of the goods rights and credits was granted to Nathaniel Kirby her son and sole executor in the said will named being first sworn in before the said Richard Soweray Clerk (Saving any other persons right) an inventory was established above £40 and bond is entered


Francis KIRBY (1660-1734)

The same day [12th August 1736] administration of the good &c of Francis Kirby late of Kirby Underdale in the diocese of York Intestate (as it is understood) was granted to Nathaniel Kirby his son and next of Kin being first sworn in before the Reverend Richard Soweray Clerk Master of Arts (Saving any other persons right) An inventory was established above £40 and bond is entered


Robert LAMPLOUGH (1776-1845)

Administration of the goods chattels and credits of Robert Lamplough late of Langtoft in the County of York farmer (having deceased) was granted to Sarah Lamplough widow his relict having been sworn duly to administer. 11th June 1846


Thomas VAUSE (1761-1813)

The twenty ninth day of the month aforesaid [October 1814] Administration of the goods &c of Thomas Vause of the parish of Sancton in the Diocese of York deceased intestate (as it is asserted) was granted to Elizabeth Vause widow his relict she having been first sworn &c before the Reverend George Skelding Clerk Surrogate (Saving &c) sworn under 100£ and bond is entered.


John WHARRAM (1712-1787)

The eleventh day of the month aforesaid administration of the goods &c of John Wharram late of Gate Helmsley in the County of York (having be) deceased intestate (as it is asserted) was granted to Faith Wharram widow his relict she having been first sworn before the Reverend Richard Forrest clerk prerogate (having be) an inventory was established above 300 £ and bond is entered.