Will and inventory – William Fetherstonhaugh – 9 Dec 1684

Document Type: Will and inventory
Date: 9 Dec 1684
Correspondent: William Fetherstonhaugh
Archive Source: DUL DPRI Wills
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In the name of God Amen I Will[ia]m Fetherstonhaugh of Blagill in Aldston moor in the County of Cumberland gent sick of body but of good and p[er]fect memory & remembrance (praised be God for the same) I doe make and ordain this my last will and Testam[en]t in manner and forme following that is to say Imp[rimu]s I give and bequeath my soule into the handes of Almighty God my maker hopeing assuredly by the Meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and redeemer to receive full pardon and Free remission of all my sinnes and as for my body I commend it to the earth of which it was made to be buryed in the p[ar]ish Church of Aldston and as for those temporall goodes which the Lord in mercy hath lent me I give and bequeath as hereafter followeth.  Imp[rimus] I give and bequeath unto my Sonn George Fetherstonhaugh Clerk the sume of two poundes Ite[m]I given unto Elizabeth Teasdaile my woeman servant Tenn shillings And I make and ordaine my wife Elizabeth Fetherstonhaugh to be my sole and full Executrixe of this my last will and Testament to dispose and give portiones to my children as shee shall think fit and convenient provided allwayes that my absolut will and reall intention is that if my said wife Elizabeth shall after my decease shall chance to marry that shee shall onely have yearely dureing her natural life the summe of sixe poundes to be payed forth of my land at Blagill and that all my Landes and houses at Blagill aforesaid (if my wife shall chance to Marry) shall after her marriage fall due to the rest of my children (onely my sonne George excepted) as my wife shall think fit to dispose the same for the absolute portions future advancem [en]t and Livelyhood for my children And I doe hereby elect appoint and choose my brother Richard Fetherstonhaugh my Nephew Alexander Fetherstonhaugh Gilbert Walton and Thomas Stephenson to be supervisors for my children to see and take notice that my children be noe way wronged of what may fall due to them by this my last will and testam[en]t  And I doe hereby revoke and disannul all former wills by me made either by word or in writeinge And I doe declare this to be my last will & Testament In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the Ninth day of December Anno Domi[ini[ 1684

Will[ia]m Fetherstonhaugh

Wittness the same	Christopher Walton  	Henry Wallasse		Alex: Fetherstonhaugh


Test[amentum} et Inven[tarium] W[ilia]m Featherstonhaugh nup[er] de Blagill par[ish] de Alston def[unc]ti

Allston=moor in comit: Cumbr.

A true and perect Inventory of the goodes chattels and whole personal Estate of Mr Will[ia]m Fetherstonhaugh late of Bley=gill in the Territorie and County afoarsaid diceased Taken and apprized by us whose names are hereunto subscribed the three and twenteth day of December Anno D[omi]ni: 1684.

                                                                £  s  d

Imp[rim]us his purse and apparels                              10 00 00

It[em] Eleven Kine                                             20 00 00

It[em] Eight young beastes                                     05 04 00

It[em] Ten Calves                                              02 10 00

It[em] Two and Fourtie ewes wethers and Tups                   09 05 00

It[em] Two and thirtie hog sheep                               05 06 08

It[em] an old mare, a fole, and a filly, and hay for           02 00 00

        wintering the goodes abovs[ai]d

It[em] Cubbordes Tables Chestes Chaires Bedsteades, Formes     05 00 00

        Trunkes  deskes a presse and other wooden utensels	

It[em] Pewter Brasse Bedding Earthen vessels glasses,and Table 05 00 00

        linen, Carpets with all woollen and linen of all 

        sortes in the house, with some Copper utensils

It[em] All Implements of or belonging to husbandrie whether    00 05 00

        Iron or wooden 

It[em] Bookes of or belonging the dec[ease]d                   00 10 00

It[em] Spits, Rackes, pots, pannes, with other Implements of 

        household Stuff, of like nature                        00 10 00

       Sum[m]a Tot[a]lis                                       65 10 08

Alex: Fetherstonhaugh  		Richard Fetherstonhaugh his marke F

Gilbert Walton			Thomas: Stephenson		Will[ia]m Stobert de Alston vic:

Debts owing to the dec.d by his son John Fetherstonhaugh      160 00 00

upon Bond by Richard Myles                                      2 00 00

Debts owing by the Dec[ease]d

To several persons upon Bond and otherwise                    140 00 00

Besides other debts that the Executrix of the said 

Dec.d is doubtfull will come <agt> her, to the value of        30 00 00
DPR/I/1/1684/F8/1-4 Will and inventory. Fetherstonhaugh was probably the first husband of Elizabeth Lee of Blagill, father to Susanna Fetherstonhaugh, wife of Nicholas Walton, Vicar of Alston.

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