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RICHARD BARROW

HIS WILL

In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Barrow of Knotts in Stainton

in the County of Westmorland Yeoman, being sick in Body but of Sound

and perfect memory and of a disposering mind (praised be Almighty God for

the Saime) And knowing the uncertainty of this life here on Earth and

that all Flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to call Do make

and Ordain this is my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following

(That is to say) First and principally I Commit my Soule unto the Mercyfull pro-

-tection of Almighty God my Creator Trusting and stedfastly believeing that by the

Merits and Mediation of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus I shall Rec-

-eive and Obtain full pardon and Remission of all my Sinns and become an Inherit-

-our of Eternal Life in Glory. And my Body I commit to the Earth from whence it

was taken to be Buried in such decent and Christian Manner as my Executors

herein after Names shall be thought meet and Convenient. and as for my Temporal

Estate both Real and personal I dispose thereof as followeth. First it is my Will and

Mind and I do hereby Give devise and bequeath unto my son William Barrow his heires

and Assignes for Ever All my Messuages and Tenement and Freehold Lands with appar-

-tenances, commonly called and known by the name of Knotts Situate and being in

Stainton aforesaid in the said County of Westmorland Provided alwaiss and upon Condition

Nevertheless that the the [sic] said William Barrow his heires and assignes shall and do well and truly

pay or cause to be paid forth or out of my said Messuage and Tenement and Freehold Lands

and premisses called Knotts in Stainton aforesaid to the severall and respective persons herein

after Named their Severall and respective Executors or Administrators the severall and

respective Legacies or Sumes of Money herein after particularly Named and Mentioned on

days and Times herein after Limitted and appointed for payment thereof (That is to say)

It is my Will and Mind that my said son William Barrow his heires and Assignes shall and do

well and Truly pay or cause to be paid unto my Dear and Loving Wife Susannah Barrow

the sume of Four pounds of Lawfull money of Great Brittain yearly and every year from

the of my Decease for and during the Terme of her Natural life for and in lieu

of the Dower and Widdow Estate out of my Freehold Estate afore Named if my said Wife shall

be willing to accept thereof But provided my said wife shall Claime her Dower and Widdow

Estate out of the premisses aforesaid according to Custom there used and allowed, the said year-

-ly payment of Four pound shall cease and be void any thing before mentioned to the Contrary

notwithstanding. Also it is my Will and Mind that my said son William Barrow his heires and ass-

-ignes shall enter into and upon my Said Messuage and Tenement Freehold Lands and

premisses on the Second Day of February next ensueing my Decease. And. Also that my

Executors hereinafter named shall and may Quietly Hold and Enjoy all the

Rents Issues and profitts of all my hereby above devised Messuage & Tenement Freehold Lands

and premisses from the time of my Decease until the said Second day of February then next

ensueing.. Also I give unto my said Dear and Loving Wife Susannah Barrow the sume of

Fiffteen pounds of Lawfull money of Great Brittain. Also I give to my son John Barrow the

Sume of Fiffty pounds of like lawful money. Also I give to my son Richard Barrow the sume

of Fiffty pounds of like lawfull money. Also I give to my Daughter Margarett the sume of

Ten pounds of like lawfull money. Also I give to me Daughter Agnes now wife of William

Carter the sume of Ten pounds. Also I give to me Daughter Susannah Barrow the sume

of Thirty pounds all good and Lawfull Brittains money. All which said severall and respective and

respective sumes or Legacies above mentioned It is my Will my said son William Barrow his heires

or Assignes shall pay the sums at the End of one whole year next ensueing his Entrance or

right of Entrance into and upon my Freehold Lands and premisses above mentioned And

further it is my Will and Mind and I do hereby further give and bequeath out of the premisses

aforesaid unto my Executors hereinafter Named the full sume of Ten pounds to be paid to them

as those Legacies above are mentioned to be paid. Also it is further my Will and Mind and I do here-

-by further give unto my said son John Barrow the sume of Twenty pounds. Also I give unto my son

Richard Barrow the sume of Twenty pounds. Also I give to my Daughter Margarett the sume of

Five pounds. Also I give to me said Daughter Agnes the sume of Ten Pounds. And I give

unto my said Daughter Susannah the sume of Ten pounds All of which last mentioned Childs

portions given to me said Five Children last named It is my Will and Mind my said son William Barrow

his heires or Assignes shall and do well and truly pay the sumes respectively at the end of one

whole year next ensueing the Decease of Susannah Barrow my dear and loving Wife. And it is

my Will and Mind my said Messuage and Tenement Freehold Lands and premisses Called Knotts

in Stainton aforesaid Shall Stand Charged and Chargeable with all those Legacies and sumes of

Money to be paid as is above mentioned to the severall and respective persons above Named in

days and times above limitted for payment thereof. Also I give unto my son William

Barrow One Long Table and a B both standing in the Body of the House. Also Two Meal

or Malt Chests standing in the upper Chamber over the said Body of the House And one pair

Bedstocks in the Buttery loft. Also It is my Will and Mind that after my Wifes decease my

son John shall have my Clock and Clock Case which I do hereby order to be then

delivered unto him. Also I give unto my son Richard my Joiner Chest now Standing in

the parlour My Large Bibbs and my Walking Cane. Also I give unto my Daughter

Agnes my best pair of Bedstocks Standing in the Parlour. Also I give unto my Daughter

Susannah my Clothes press. Also Standing in the Parlour. Joint Executors of this

My last Will and Testament I do hereby nominate make and Appoint Susannah

my Dear and Loving Wife and my said son John Barrow (Only I do hereby give

unto my Dear and Loving Wife all the remaining part of my Household Goods not above

disposed of, for her own proper use). And I do hereby give unto my said Executrix Suss-

-annah my Wife and John Barrow my said son all the rest and residue of my Goods

Cattle Chattells and personall effects whatsoever and wheresoever they paying all my

Just Debts and Funerall Expenses. Overseers hereof I name and Appoint my two

Very good Friends and Neighbours Richard Sill of Birkrigg parke and George Crossfield

of Low parke both within the Township of Preston Richard in the said County of

Westmorland, yeomen, and I ernestly desire them that they will assist my wife and

Children and as much as in their live to see this my Will performed. And as a 

token of my Love to them I give to each of them Two Shillings and Six pence.

In Witness whereof I the said Richard Barrow to this my last Will and Testa-

-ment Have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal Sixteenth day of April in the

Fourteenth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord George defender of the Faith

And so forth, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and

Forty one.

 

Signed Sealed and declared by the said                                                          his mark and Seale

Richard Barrow the Testator to be his last                                                                   R

Will and Testament in the presence of                                                              Richard   Barrow

us.

 

William Mills

John Nellson

Thomas Fenton

  

5th May 1741

Susannah Barrow one of the Executors above named

appeared personally and was Sworn well and truly to

execute this Will above and so forth, being

and so forth to the other Executor

    before me

Will. Shalforf?