Walter Irwin's Last Will & Testament

13 January 1758

I Walter Irwin of Hallfoot in the parish of Kirklinton and County of Cumberland Widower being weak of body but of perfect memory and remembrance Do this 13th day of January in the year of our Lord 1758 make leave and dispose of the small Effects I have This being my last Will and Testament in the following Manner and Form

First I leave unto my eldest Daughter Elizabeth Moscropp Wife of John Moscropp for the sum of One Shilling Likewise I leave unto my younger Daughter Jane Graham wife of Jeremiah Graham the Sum of One Shilling.

Likewise I leave unto my Grandson Solomon Irwin one cow or such a one of my Cows as my Executor hereafter mentioned shall think proper to give him.

Likewise I nominate constitute and appoint my wellbeloved Son Walter Irwin to be my only and sole Executor of all my Effects and Household Goods whatsoever or in any wise belonging to me And I hereby utterly disallow and revoke and disannull all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legacies by me in any wise before this Time named leaving and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament In witness of which I have hereunto set my Hand the Day and year above mentioned

Walter Irwin his mark

Witnesses

John Ivison affirmed
John Carruthers sworn

Proved 1762

 

Notes

1.Elizabeth married John Moscropp at Kirklinton 10/05/1740
2.Jane, born 24/11/1723, married Jeremiah Graham at Kirklinton 15/01/1747
3.Solomon Irwin born 28/11/1750 was the son of Walter Irwin and Mary, but was born some 10 years earlier than his siblings, when Walter would have been only 18. Mary is also given as the name of the mother of Walter's youngest child, also called Walter, but it is not known whether the two Marys were the same individual.