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More .......... Wills & Letters of Administrations, courtesy of Gar Watson

 
adrian
#1 | Posted: 11 Sep 2008 05:19
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Robert Wilkinson Owston Stow wills 1728-31/256 written 21 Nov 1729 proved 24 Apr 1730

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Wilkinson of West Kinnald Ferry in the Parish of Owston and County of Lincoln being Sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory praised be Almighty God for the Same do make Constitute and ordain this my Present last Will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to Say first I bequeath my Soul to the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my Body I bequeath to the Dust from whence it was taken in hopes of a full resurrection at the great day of Judgement thro’ faith in the meritorious Death and passion of my Ever blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the Righteous and as for the Worldly Goods which it has pleased God mercifully to bless me with I Bequeath as followeth:
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son Matthew the Sum of five pounds to be paid within four years Next after my Decease at the Discression of my Executor hereafter Named: also I give unto my Said Son Matthew my part of the market Boate wherewith I now Trade to Enter upon the Same Immediately after my Decease. Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Richard half an Acre of arable Land Lying upon Tofthill in Owston field and one Steng of Arable Land Lying upon the hall Flat be the same more or less lying in Owston Church field Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas the Sum of five pounds to be paid unto him in Sack yarn as he shall have need at the Discretion of my Son John my Executor within four years next after my Decease Item I give to my Son Thomas one Loome with all the furniture there unto belonging and a Spool of whool. Item I give unto my Said Son Thomas all my wearing apparel that is to say my Woolen Apparel Except my best Breeches Item I Give unto my Daughter Susanna the Sum of five pound to be paid within Six years Next after my Decease and to be given unto her as She Shall have need by my Executor hereafter named also I give her one press Cupbord Standing now at my Son Robert’s further I give unto her five pewter Dishes having her name on also I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Susanna the Sum of tenn Shillings to be paid by my Son John and Robert Equally that is Each five Shillings instead of a pan which I owed promised her Also I give unto her One Seamed Linnen Sheet: Item I give and Bequeath unto Mary ye Daughter of my son Robert three pewter Dishes usually being in the house Item I give unto Sarah Stanton my Daughter in Law one Bedstead in the Shop: and one pewter Dish in my Son Robert’s parlor Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Robert, the House wherein he now Dwells Situate and Standing upon ye Brink of the River of Trent together with all the out houses and additional buildings thereunto belonging and ..... forever also and also one Rod Rug now in his own possession also two Long Settles in his possession Item I give unto John the Son of my Son John Wilkinson one bedstead and bedding there unto belonging which I now Lye in Item I give unto Ann my Grandchild ye Daughter of my Son John the four linens in my Chest also I Will that my son John pay unto Timothy Collison of Axolm Butcher ye Sum of three Shillings out of the five pounds which I gave unto my Son Thomas towards ye Debts that Thomas Oweth him: Lastly I Give and Bequeath unto my Son John the House he Now Lives in with all the Out houses and orchard and appurtenances there unto belonging also I give and bequeath to my Son John all and Singular my Goods and Chattels quick and Dead Except what I Have above given and bequeathed where Ever to be found Whome I Constitute and make Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have Set to my hand and Seal this one and twentieth day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred twenty and Nine.

Signed Sealed Delivered his
and Declared by the Robert X Wilkinson
Testator in the presence mark
of his
Edward X Clark April 24 1730
mark ... ... Executor
Eliot Johnson ... Mr. Jos. H. ...
Joseph Johnson
adrian
#2 | Posted: 11 Sep 2008 05:19
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William Wilkinson Owston Stow wills 1748-51/166 written 27 Jan 1747 proved 20 Dec 1748

In the name of God Amen. I William Wilkinson of Kynnal Ferry in the Parish of Owston and the County of Lincoln Yeoman, being weak in Body, but of Sound and perfect mind and Memory blessed be Almighty God for the same,do make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following, (that is to say) First I Will and Devise unto my Daughter Mary Cutforth two half Acres of Arable Lying in Ferry Crofts both together, John Gee in the South and Thomas Raven on the East, And one acre of Meadow Ground lying in Butterwick Juggs, William Everatt Heirs on the North, Also one Acre Lying in the upper Half flate, one half Acre, William Taylor Heirs on the East, and the other half Acre Lying next Paul Wilkinson West, Also one Acre of Arable Land Lying in the Wood Field George Fish on the North and John Pindar Esq and Mr. Broadhead South, to Her and her Heirs and Assigns forever, And to enter to the Abovesaid Land Michaelmas after my Decease Item I Will and devise unto Robert Wilkinson my Grandson one Rood of Hemp land lying next my Orchard to him, his Heirs and Assigns forever when he Arrives at the Age of twenty-one Years. Item I will and devise further unto my Daughter Mary Cutforth, three Roods of Arable Land lying in Sellibush Field, John Moody Heirs on the West, and abutting on the House Close North During her natural Life and after Her Natural Life is expired, my Will is that I give the said three Roods of Arable Land unto Mary Cutforth my Granddaughter to her and her Heirs and Assigns forever, and for my Daughter Mary Cutforth to enter the three said Roods Michaelmas after my Decease
And lastly to the rest of my Land Residue Personal Estate Goods and Chattels of what Kind of Nature soever I give and bequeath the same unto Robert Wilkinson my Son whom I hereby appoint the Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking former Wills by me made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty Seventh Day of January And in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and forty Seven 1747

Signed, Sealed, Published and
declared by the above named
William Wilkinson to be his William Wilkinson
last Will and Testament in
the presence of us, who have
hereunto Subscribed our Names
as Witnesses in the presence of
the Testator

William Pettinger junr
Paul Wilkinson
my
William X Wilkinson junior
mark

At Gainsborough Decembr ye 20th 1748
the within Named Extr was sworn in due
form of Law before me
J Holland Surr:

Proved the twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord 1748 before the Reverend John Holland Clerk Surrogate of the Worshipfull George Reynolds Doctor of Law Official of the Archdeaconry of Stow lawfully constituted and Administration was granted to the Executor within named he having been first Duly Sworn
J Bradley Reg.
adrian
#3 | Posted: 11 Sep 2008 05:19
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Robert Wilkinson Owston Stow wills 1717-27/378 written 13 Sep 1718 pr 30 Jan 1720

............. County of Lincoln, yeoman being infirm and weak of Body but of Sound and perfect memory praised be God for it do this Thirteenth Day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighteen make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth: First I Give and bequeath my Soul unto ye hands of Almighty God my Creator assuredly trusting through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to have full pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, And, I commit my Body to the Earth from whence it came; Item I give unto William Wilkinson my Son his Heirs and Assigns forever half an Acre of arrable Land lying in Ferry Crofts next ye Land of John Robenson of ye North and abutting on ye Land of Edmund Slingsby on ye West, Item I give unto Paul Wilkinson my son his Heirs and Assigns for ever half an Acre of Arrable land lying in Ferry Crofts that I purchased of Thomas Fish Lying next ye Land of William Collison on ye North And one Cottage House with all ye Buildings thereunto belonging and an orchard adjoining to ye same lying next ye land of Thomas Slingsby on ye South and abutting on ye Land of William Holmes on ye West, And two half Acres of Arrable Land lying both together at ye Wood one abutting on ye Land of Thomas Standring on ye East and the Land of Robert Pindar Gentleman on ye North And half an Acre of arrable Land bying at Hairy Bushes (which I purchased of John Davis) next ye land of John Pearson on the west and abutting on the Berk Goat on the south an dhalf and Acre of Arrable land lying on Hall Flatt next Ye Land of John Otter on ye west and abutting on ye high way on ye North and also half an Acre lying in ye same place calld Hall Flatt next ye land of John Lumb on ye East and abutting on the high way on ye North, Item I give unto Ann Gee my Daughter her Heirs and Assigns for ever Two half Acres of arrable lands lying in Ferry Crofts both together next ye common Moar on ye south and abutting ye land of William Collinson on ye East paying twelve pence of Annam priory Rent our of it. Item I give unto Mary Taylor my Daughter and to the Heirs of her Body lawfully begotten, or to be begotten and for want of such Issue to remain to the use and behoof of Paul Wilkinson my son his Heirs and Assigns forever one Cottage House with a Barn and all ye rest of ye buildings thereunto belonging and an orchard thereunto ajoining next ye Ground of Simon Revell on ye North and abutting on ye River Trent on ye East, Item I give unto ye said Mary Taylor my Daughter and to ye Heirs of her Body Lawfully begotten or to be begotten and for want of such Issue to remain to the use and behoof of William Wilkinson my son his Heir and Assigns for ever half an Acre of arrable land lying in Ferry Crofts next ye land of Symon Revell on ye North and abutting on ye Land of William Otter on ye East paying four pence of Annum priory Rent for ye said Land, And if it shall happen that Paul or his Heirs fail ye said House my Will is for them to pay twenty shillings out of it to Elizabeth Gee my grand child And also if it shall happen that my son William fell ye said .... and or his Heirs to pay twenty shillings out of it unto the said Elizabeth Gee my grand child.

I give unto William Wilkinson and Paul my sons my boat ..................................... equally to be divided betwixt them Item I give unto my daughter Ann Gee one new bedstead and one kettle pan Item I give unto the said Ann Gee my daughter five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her within one year after my decease Item I give unto William Wilkinson one bedstead standing in ye chamber and one cupboard in ye parlor and one long table standing in the house Item my will is that all my Benches in both my houses shall stand as they are Item I give unto all my grandchildren each and every one of them two shillings and six pence to be paid within two years after my decease All ye rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever moveable and unmoveable I give unto Paul Wilkinson my son whom I make and ordain sole executor of this my last will and testament My debts paid and funeral expenses discharged In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written

Sign’d seal’d and declared
in the presence of us
his
William X Wilkinson, Jr. Robert X Wilkinson
his mark his mark & seal
his
William X Collison
mark
Tho: Holland 30 Jan.y 1720
Juratus ... ... Coram ...
Geo: Neweth
adrian
#4 | Posted: 11 Sep 2008 05:20
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George Rimmington of Epworth will written 3 May 1817 pr 25 May 1823

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Rimmington of Epworth in the County of Lincoln yeoman made and published the third day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventeen (in the first place I have duly Surrendered all my Copyhold Estate to the Use of this my will) I give and devise unto my dear wife Ann Rimmington her Heirs and Assigns All that my Messuage or Tenement with the yard garden and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate at Epworth aforesaid as now occupied by myself and all other my Real Estates to Hold the same unto my said wife Ann Rimmington her Heirs and Assigns forever And as to all and singular my Household Goods and Furniture Monies securities for Money rights credits and personal property I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my said wife absolutely forever. Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment thereout of all and singular my just debts funeral Expenses and the cost of proving this my Will And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Ann Rimmington sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Signed Sealed and delivered by the within named
George Rimmington the Testator as and for his last The Mark
Will and Testament in the presence of us who in George X Rimmington
His presence and at his request and in the presence
of each other have hereunto set and subscribed our
Names and Witnesses to the due Execution thereof
George Addey
John Pilsworth
William Shaw


On the 25th Day of August 1823 Ann Rimmington of Epworth in the County of Lincoln Widw. near Thorne Yorkshire the Executrix within named was duly sworn and also made Oath that the whole of the Personal Estate & Effects of the deceased at the time of his Death did not amount in Value to the sum of Twenty Pounds.
Before me
Thos Nelson Sur.
adrian
#5 | Posted: 11 Sep 2008 05:20
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John Harrison of Doddington, LCC will 1818/104 written 14 Oct 1817 pr 27 Mar 1818

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Harrison of Doddington Pigot in the county of Lincoln yeoman I give and devise unto my dear wife Mary Harrison all my Real Estate situate at East Markham in the county of Nottingham to hold to her and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same and every part thereof unto my son John Harrison to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever chargeable nevertheless as hereinafter mentioned. Item I give to each of my seven children (that is to say) Ann, Sarah, Joseph, William, George, Richard, and Mary the sum of fifty pounds to be paid to them by my said son John out of my Real Estate above devised to him immediately upon the decease of my said wife provided my cousin William Poole be then dead also but if not then immediately upon his decease and I do hereby charge and make chargeable my said real estate with the payment of the said several legacies at the times and in the manner aforesaid and do direct that the same may be vested interests in the several legatees immediately upon my decease. Item as for and concerning all my ready money securities for money goods chattels personal estate and effects in whatsoever and wheresoever charged and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses and in the first place subject and liable thereto I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said dear wife Mary Harrison and it is my particular request that she my said dear wife do at her decease divide all such property as she may happen to die possessed of equally amongst all our children and lastly I constitute and appoint her my said wife sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. It witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen.

Signed sealed published and declared
by the said Testator as and for his John Harrison
last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who in his presence
and at his request have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.
...
W. M. Wing
W. M. Starkey

On the twenty seventh day of March 1818 Mary Harrison of Doddington Pigot in the county of Lincoln Widow the sole Executrix named in the above written will was duly sworn and made oath that the whole of the personal estate and effects of the deceased at the time of his death did not amount in value to the sum of six hundred pounds.

Before me
George Jepson, Sur.

Dec’ed died twenty ninth October 1817.
adrian
#6 | Posted: 11 Sep 2008 05:20
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Mary Parkin Epworth Stow wills 1831-33/115 written 16 Feb 1831 pr 29 May 1832

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Parkin of Epworth in the County of Lincoln Widow made by me the sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one in manner following that is to say First I direct that all my just Debts and Funeral and Dischargeable Expences shall be fully paid and satisfied by my Executor hereinafter named. And I give devise and bequeath unto my son William Parkin of Epworth aforesaid Innkeeper All my messuages cottages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever situate at Epworth aforesaid or elsewhere within the Kingdom of Great Britain to hold the same unto him my said son William Parkin his Heirs and Assigns forever subject nevertheless to the payment of my said Debts and Funeral Expenses and to the payment of the several Legacies hereinafter by me bequeathed that is to say to the payment of the Legacy or sum of Fifty pounds to my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of John Clarke of Ferry miller which Legacy I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and direct the same to be paid two years next after my decease and subject to payment of the legacy or sum of Forty pounds to my daughter Catherine the wife of William .arrop which Legacy I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and direct the same to be paid to her two years next after my Death but also subject to the payment of the Legacy or Sum of Twenty pounds to my Daughter Mary the wife of Benjamin Richardson which I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and direct the same to be paid to her twelve months next after my death and also subject to the payment of the legacy or sum of Twenty pounds to my Daughter Martha the wife of Samuel Turner which I give and bequeath to her and direct the same to be paid to her twelve months next after my decease and also subject to the payment of the legacy or sum of Ten pounds to my daughter Hannah the wife of Moses Fielding which I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and direct the same to be paid to her twelve months next after my decease and also subject to the payment of the Legacy or Sum of Ten pounds to Martha Parkin the illegitimate daughter of my daughter Catherine which I hereby give and bequeath to her accordingly and direct the same to be paid to her in her attaining her age of twenty one years and I give and bequeath to my daughter Catherine a feather bed with the hangings and other things belonging thereto and a set a china and six silver teaspoons for her own use as also a set of wainscot drawers and all the rest of my furniture and linen I direct shall be equally divided between my son William Parkin (by him) and my said five daughters and I consitute my said son William Parkin residing legatee and sole executor of this my Will and I revoke all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year before written.

Signed sealed published
and declared by the said her mark
Mary Parkin, the testatrix as Mary X Parkin
and for her last will and and seal
testament in the presence
of us who in her presence
at her request and in the
presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses
John Collinson
William Hill
Richard Maw
On the 29th day of May 1832 the Executor within named was duly sworn and made oath that the whole of the personal property of the deceased at the time of hrt death was under the value of L100. The testator died on or about the 10th day of Feb 1832. WB H……
 
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