George Irving's Last Will & Testament

15 April 1854

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Irving of Little Corby in the parish of Hayton in the County of Cumberland Yeoman. I give and bequeath the legacy or sum of one hundred and fifty pounds to my daughter Margaret the Wife of James Graham to be paid to her one year after my decease, I give and bequeath the legacy or sum of fifty pounds to Dorothy Irving the daughter of my said Daughter Margaret to be paid to her in like manner one year after my my decease, I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary, the wife of David Ferguson and Frances, Wife of Joseph Nelson both now in America and who have already received what I consider a fair share of my Effects the sum of five pounds each if they shall come to England to receive the said legacies from my Executors hereinafter named, I give and devise unto my Son John All those two Cottages Houses with the Garden Ground behind and in front of the same situate at Little Corby aforesaid and adjoining the property of Philip Henry Howard Esquire for and during the rest of his natural life. I give and devise unto my Son James All those two other Cottage houses with the Garden Ground immediately behind and in front of the same situate at Little Corby aforesaid adjoining the property of Peter Dixon Esquire for and during the term of his natural life. I give and devise unto my Son Walter All those two Cottage houses with the Garden Ground immediately behind and in front of the same also situate at Little Corby aforesaid between the properties hereinbefore devised to my said Sons John and James for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the decease of my said Sons John James and Walter respectively. I give and devise the said several cottages hereditaments and premises devised to them for life respectively unto my Sons Thomas and George their heirs and assigns absolutely as joint tenants. I also give and bequeath unto each of my said Sons John James and Walter the annuity or yearly sum of twelve pounds which said annuities or yearly sums I hereby charge and make chargeable upon my residuary real Estate hereinafter given and devised to my said Sons Thomas and George And I hereby also direct that the same shall respectively be paid and payable in two half-yearly portions I give devise and bequeath All my messuages Lands and tenements in the parishes of Hayton Irthington and Wetheral in the said County of Cumberland, and all the rest residue and remainder of any real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever, And all the residue and remainder of my personal Estate whatsoever subject to and charged with the payment of my Just debts and funeral and testamentary Expenses and of the Legacies and annuities hereinbefore bequeathed unto my said Sons Thomas and George their heirs Executors administrators and assigns according to the respective natures and tenures of the same absolutely as joint tenants. I appoint my said Sons Thomas and George Executors of this my Will and revoke all other Wills and Codicils by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and testament contained in this and the preceding Sheet of paper set my hand this fifteenth day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four

George Irving

Signed by the said George Irving the testator as his last Will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses

Robert Bendle Solicitor Carlisle
John Hall Little Corby

Proved 5th January 1856 by the Oath of George Irving one of the Executors

Effects under 450