Walter Irwin's Last Will & Testament

1 April 1813

In the name of God Amen I Walter Irwin of Hallfoot in the Parish of Kirklinton in the County of Cumberland Gentleman being weak in Body but of sound and prefect disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be God for the same do make publish and declare this for and as my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my Wife Mary Irwin all and singular my Household Furniture in my House at Hallfoot aforesaid also the best Milch cow which I may die possessed of, to be immediately Selected and taken by her after my Decease I also give and devise unto my son George Irwin of Little Corby all and every my Freehold Messuages Lands Tenements Parcels of Ground Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurtenances situate lying and being at Little Corby aforesaid or elsewhere within the Parish of Hayton Also that my Messuage and Tenement Parcels of Ground and Premises with their Appurtenances situate lying and being at Newby in the Parish of Irthington in the said County To hold to him my said son George Irwin his Heirs and Assigns for ever Subject nevertheless to the payment of the Sum of Nine Hundred Pounds which I order and direct may be paid to my son Walter Irwin my Executor hereinafter named towards enabling him to pay and discharge my Just Debts, the whole of those Debts Included that my said son George Irwin in Standing surety along with me for, and Legacies hereinafter directed to be paid Also I give and devise unto my Son Robert Irwin All that my Freehold Messuage and Tenement with the Appurtenances situate lying and being at Black Hill in the Parish of Kirklinton aforesaid. To Hold to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my said Son Robert Irwin one Horse and one Milch Cow which he may chuse and select immediately after my Decease, but after the Cow is taken by my Wife as aforesaid Also I give and devise unto my Son Walter Irwin all my Freehold Messuage and Tenement with the Appurtenances situate lying and being at Hallfoot aforesaid To Hold to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever Subject and chargeable along with the Nine Hundred Pounds to be raised by my said Son George Irwin to and with the payment of my Just Debts Annuities and Legacies hereinafter directed to be paid Also I give and bequeath unto my said Son Walter Irwin all my Stock Crop Husbandry Utensils and residue of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I may be possessed of at the time of my Decease but the same also to be subject to the payment of my Just Debts Funeral Expenses and the Expenses of proving this my Will and Testament and also the Annuity and Legacies hereinafter given and bequeathed. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the Annuity of a yearly Sum of Five Pounds during the Time of her Natural Life to be paid half yearly the first payment to be made at the of six Calendar Months next after my Decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Dinah Little the Sum of Fifty Pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Jane Wife of John Wannop the Sum of Fifty Pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Wife of Robert Walker the Sum of Fifty Pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary Little the Sum of Fifty Pounds being a Compensation for all Wages due to her for Servitude under me to the Time of my Decease. And I also hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Son Walter Irwin sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament he paying and discharging all before is directed all and every my just Debts the Annuity and Legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed And revoking all former and other Will and Wills by me made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Walter Irwin have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the First Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight Hundred and Thirteen.

Walter Irwin Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who in his presence and at his request and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

James Boustead
Isaac Davidson
David Chambers

Proved 23rd July 1814

 

Notes

Mary was baptised 08/10/1762
Dinah baptised 11/11/1764 married William Little 12/11/1786
Abigail married Robert Walker 16/10/1802
Jane baptised 12/06/1768 married John Wannop 01/02/1792
Mary Little, apparently the only child of Dinah and William, was baptised at Kirklinton 13/01/1788