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In the Name of God Amen I John Walton of Annat Walls in the parish of Aldston & Diocese of Durham and County of Cumberland yeoman being weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory considering the fading & transitory Estate of Mortall men doe make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following That is to say Impr[im]is I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the Meritts of my blessed Saviour to receive free Remission of all my Sins and my Body to the Ground to be buried att the discretion of my Executrix hereafter menc[i]oned and as to my Temporall Goods which it hath pleased God in mercy to lend me I give and bequeath as follow Impr[im]is I will that what Debts I owe either in Law or Conscience to any man be discharged & funeral Expences defrayed by my Executrix Item I give & bequeath unto my wife Frances Walton my whole Tenement att Annat Walls during her naturall life with full & absolute power to convey Assigne and secure the same or any part thereof for the Sume of One Hundred and Tenn pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britaine withall enjoyning her out of my said Tenement to pay the yearly use due thereupon Item My will is that my said Tenement att Annat walls fall descend and bee att the Death of my said wife unto John Walton Son of my Brother George Walton deceased paying and discharging the Said Sume of One Hundred & Tenn pounds secured upon my Said Tenement which security made & executed thereupon by my said Wife Shall be good & valid att Law as well against the Said John Walton Heirs of my Said Tenement as against my Said wife the Said Sume being debted contracted by me wherefore I will my said Tenement discharge the Same. Item my will is that att the Decease of my Said wife Frances the said John Walton or Heirs of my said Tenement pay unto my Sister Ann Archer or her surviving Children Three pounds and unto my Sister Elizabeth Taylour or her surviving Children Five pounds & unto my Niece Jane Crozier Five pounds. Item I give & bequeath unto my Brother in Law Thomas Lee’s Three Children every One Five Shillings. Item I bequeath unto my Brother in law Ralph Vazie deceased’s eldest Children every One Two Shillings & six pence and unto Ann the youngest Child of the Said Ralph Vazie Eight pounds Eleven Shillings Item I bequeath unto my Brother in law William Robinson’s Five Children every one Two Shillings & Six pence Item I give & bequeath unto my said wife Frances all my Goods Chattles & Houshold Stuff whom I make Sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament willing that these Legacys to my Said Brethren in Law’s Children be paid by her within Twelve Months after my Decease declaring hereby this my last will & Testament Revoking & disannulling all other wills made by me either by word or in writing In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this Twelfth Day of May Anno Dom[in]I 1708 John Walton Sealed Read & declared in the presence of my said Tenement Enterlined before Sealing. Frances Vazie Tho: Lee Richard Wallasse A True and p[er]fect Inventory of all the Goods and Chattles which John Walton of Annat: wall in Alston: moor in the Diocese deceased died possessed of made by us Henry Stephenson Thomas Lee Anthony Martindale and Richard Wallasse this 23rd Day of August 1708 £ s d Impr[imi]s His Horse and Apparrell 8 00 00 Ite Eight Cows 16 00 00 Ite Fower Heifers 4 00 00 Ite One little Mare 12 00 Ite Twenty Fower Ews 2 10 00 Ite Five Weather Sheep 1 00 00 Ite Fourteen Lambs 1 8 00 Ite Five Stacks of Hay with Fogg 14 00 00 Ite Husbandry Implements 1 4 00 Ite A Cupboard and a Press 2 10 00 Ite Fower Bedsteeds 1 5 00 Ite Two Tables and Firms 00 10 00 Ite One Long Settle One Dresser and Chairs 1 00 00 Ite Wooden Vessell 1 15 00 Ite Tenn pewter Dishes and Small pewter 2 10 00 Ite Two Kettles and Panns of Brass, Pott and Yetling and Small utensells of Iron 2 10 00 Ite Two Feather Beds and Furniture 5 00 00 Ite Two Chaffe Beds and Furniture 1 10 00 Ite Eight pair of Linen Sheets Two dozen and a half of Napkins & Eight Linen Drawers 3 10 00 In all 70 14 00 Debts own by the party deceased Due by Severall Bonds 110 00 00 Funerall Expenses 005 00 00 115 00 00 Debts own to the party deceased by Severall persons in Book Debt 010 00 00 Nicho: Walton Henry Stephenson Vic[a]r of Alston Tho: Lee Anthony Martindale his M[a]rk X Richard Wallasse 1708 Test[amentum} et Inven[tarium] Johis Walton nup[er] de Annatt Walls par[ochia] de Alston Dunelm dioc[ese] def[unc]ti
DPR/I/1/1708/W2/1-2 Will and inventory; will bond, penal sum £200, 13 October 1708 DPR/I/3/1708/B160/1-2. He died without issue and left his property to his nephew John Walton, son of his brother George Walton, deceased.