Will – Elizabeth Ord – 12 Feb 1713

Document Type: Will
Date: 12 Feb 1713
Correspondent: Elizabeth Ord
Archive Source: TNA PROB 11
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In the Name of God Amen

I Elizabeth Ord of West Ord in the County of Durham Spinster being Sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God) I do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God And my Body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my Executrix hereafter named And as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth I give and devise all those Lands Tenements and hereditaments with the appurtances whatsoever called and known by the names of East and West Ord unthanke and Colliery thereunto belonging in the County of Durham, the Tythes of Shotton and Stan<d>alane and the Tythes of Ilderton and Lands and Tythes of and in Lucker in the County of Northumberland and all other my Lands Tenements and hereditaments whatsoever with their appurtenances in the said Countys of Durham and Northumberland unto my Son who is yet unchristened and whom I designe to call William and to his heirs and failing such Issue unto my Daughter Elizabeth and her heirs and failing such Issue unto the right heirs of me the said Elizabeth Ord for ever Item to give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth the sum of one Thousand pounds to be paid out of my said Lands Tythes and Collieryes above devised to my said Son at her age of Twenty one years or Marriage which shall first happen and in the interim giving and allowing the sum of Sixty pounds for her maintenance and education Item I give bequeath and devise unto my Aunt Elizabeth Ord the sum of Forty pounds yearly during her naturall life to be paid as aforesaid And I do constitute and appoint her sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament in trust for and as Tutoress and Guardian to my said Son and Daughter and revoking all former wills I do declare this to be my only last will and Testamt. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and twelve Elizabeth Ord Signed Sealed published and declared to be the last will and Testament of the said Elizabeth Ord in the presence of Christian Walsh, Jemima Cooke, Elizabeth Waite.

Probatum fuit <xxxxx> Testamentum apud London Quarto die mensis Novembris Anno domini Millesimo Septinge<xxxx> decimo tertio etc etc 
PROB 11/536/268  There is a section in Latin at the foot of the will which has not been fully transcribed.   It concerns probate being granted on 4th November 1713 to Elizabeth Ord, executrix. The will was made in February 1712/13, thus 1713 in modern date.

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