Will and inventory – Elizabeth Lee – 26 Jul 1722

Document Type: Will and inventory
Date: 26 Jul 1722
Correspondent: Elizabeth Lee
Archive Source: DUL DPRI Wills
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In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Lee of Blagill in the Parish of Aldston & County of Cumberland widow having out Lived the Agge of man but now of Sound mind & good disposing memory & perfect understanding and calling to mind the yousefullness of settling my Temperalls do therefore maike this my Last will & Testament this twenty Sixth day of July 1722 Hearby disannulling all former wills by me formerly maide  Impr. I give my presus & Immortell Soule to God who gave it hoping through the estable death of my deare Saviour for Salvation therof & my body I desire may be desently interred by my Exect[uto]rs hereafter naimed & as to my temperall Consarns I give & dispose of the Saime as followeth Imprs I give unto my Grandson William Fetherston five Shillings & to my Grandson James Fetherstonhaugh Five pounds.  Item: I give unto my Daughter Ann Robinson Fifteen pounds  upon condition only that she shall on payment thereof Seale & deliver to my Exec[u]t[o]rs after naimed a Sufficient discharge of all Claims & demands whatsoever w[hi]ch on anye account She may claime of or from my Saide Exec[u]t[o]rs  Item: I give to my Grandson James Culceth Five pounds on Condition aforesaid that his mother Robinson shall Seale such a realese as aforesaid or in failling of it my will is that my daughter Robinson shall have only tenn Shillings  Item I give to my Daughter Debora Armstrong Tenn Pounds & I do quite all that she owes to me formarly  Item I give to my Grandaughters Elizabeth Armstrong Five Pounds and to Mary Armstrong Five pounds and to Francis Armstrong Three pounds  Item I give to my Daughter Mary Teasdell Fifteen pounds & to hir son Nicholas Teasdell Two pounds & to hir son James Teasdell Tenn pounds & to hir son John Teasdell Three pounds & to hir daughter Mary Teasdell Two pounds & to hir son Anthony Teasdell Two pounds & to hir son Joseph Teasdell One pound  Item: I give unto my Son in Law Thomas Lee Fowre pounds & to his Son Thomas Two pounds Item: I give unto my Grandchildren to Nicholas Walton One pound to John Walton three Pounds to Ann Walton Two pounds & my bed and beding appertaining thereto & to Elizabeth Walton one Cubbart & desk  Item  I give to the Sons & Daughters of the Late Ralph Vazie to Ralph Five Shilling to William Two Shilling to Francis Five Shilling to Isabell Five Shilling & to Ann Five Shillings & to [Francis] Browne Five Shillings Item I give to Richard Fetherston Smith in Gillsland one pound & to Elizabeth Daughter of Joseph Walton of Blagill one pound & to Debora Daughter of the saide Joseph Walton one black mantis & pettecoate Item: I give to the overSears of the power of the parish of Aldston & of Garegill their sucksessers as over Sears for the Sole youse & behofe benifett & advantage of the Saime power the sume of Tenn pounds & I direct desire & appoint the Saide overSears with the assistance of the Minestar of Aldston to plaise the Saime with a dew & Saife Care out at Intrest & to dispose of the Saide Intrest yearly to the saide power as neare the Nativity of our Saviour as may be Item I give unto my Son Nicholas Walton & his wife each of them One pound & do heareby accknolidg he hath very justly Sattisfied me for the Lands I sould him att Blagill Item: I give to my GranChildren Susanne Walton Francis Armstrong & Mary Teasdell all my househould goods except what is excepted as above  Item: I give to my GranChildren to Susan Walton Tenn Shillings to Jane Walton Five Shillings & Mary Walton Five Shillings Item: I give to Joseph Walton of Blagill Five Shillings and to Elizabeth Bell of SpenceCroft Five Shillings & all the rest & resadeus of my goods & chattles bonds bills debts & Credatis & all my Persanell estate whatsoever I give & devise unto my GranChildren John armstrong & William Walton whom I macke Joyntely Execut[o]rs of this my Last Will & Testament  and I do order that Joseph Walton of Jollebeard house shall be allowed ye halfe Years in rent Six months after my desease  I appoint my Sons Nicolas Walton & Thomas Lee to recive the Legase of James Fetherstonhaugh when it falls dew and to pay it him when he coms to Sixteen years of agge or before if need require My will is if he dye befor he coms to Sixteen years of agge that it shall fall to his brother Edward & my will further is that the within saide Leggisies shall not be payed until twelve months after my deseace and my will further is whoever refusies to take there Leggises as is within mentioned shall have but only Five shillings in wittnes whereof I the Saide Elizabeth Lee have hearunto put my hand & Seale the day and yeare within written.

Signed Seald and deliver[e]d

In the presence of us  Joseph: Walton jur      Tho: Lee  			

Elizabeth Lee  hir mark & seale


A True and Perfect Inventory of all the Goods & Chattells of Elizabeth Lee late of Blagill in the parish of Alston & Diocese of Durham widow Dece[ase]d apprises & Inventoryd by us whose names are underwritten this 7th day of May anno D[om]ini 1723.

                                                       £  s  d

Imprimus her purse & Apparrell                         6 00 00

Item 	1 bedstead & Bedding & Table Linnen              3 05 00

Item	Brass & Pewter & one Silver <.acker>             1 05 00

Item	1 Cupborad,<?> Cheds & 3 Chairs                  1 10 00

Item	1 Table wooden Vesell & other Houshold goods     0 12 06

                                                      12 12 06

Debts owing to the Dece[as]ed	

By Joseph Walton                                     140 00 00

By Tho: Vipond                                        10 10 00

By Henry Bleamire                                     10 10 00

By Nicho. Walton                                       3 10 00

                                                     164 10 00			

                                                     177 02 06 			

Debts owing by the Dec[eas]ed

To Several persons the Sume of                         1 12 11

Funeral Charges                                       13 15  5 1/2

                                                     161 14  1 1/2

Christopher Walton	Nicho. Walton Vicr. of Alston	Joseph Walton

John Tesdell		Nicholas Teasdale
DPR/I/1/1723/L3/1-2, incl inventory 7th May 1723. Will bond with penal sum £200, 9 May 1723 DPR/I/3/1723/B36. Elizabeth Lee was probably nee Stephenson, married firstly to William Fetherstonhaugh of Blagill (Will dated 1684), mother of Susanna Featherstonhaugh (and several others), who married Nicholas Walton, Vicar/Clerk of Alston. Blagill was the location of a 17th century lead smelting mill. Elizabeth then apparently married Thomas Lee of Alston House (will dated 1689, Aldston House). These families all appear to be have been associated with lead mining. The Ralph Vazie mentioned in her will was Alston Moor agent to the Radcliffes, Earls of Derwentwater, in the 1670s.

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