Will – George Forster – 13 Apr 1822

Document Type: Will
Date: 13 Apr 1822
Correspondent: George Forster
Archive Source: DUL DPRI wills
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I George Forster of Nicholas Foot in the County of Northumberland do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I order all my Just debts and funeral Expences to be paid  Also I give and devise unto my Dear Wife Betty Forster all the two Messuage Burgage or Dwelling Houses and Gardens with the appurtenances situate at Nicholas Foot aforesaid in which I now live in To hold the same as long as she remains my Widow and if she marry or die I then give and devise the said two Messuage Burgage or Dwelling Houses and Gardens with the appurtenances in equal division among my five Children Elizabeth Forster John Forster Ridley Forster Margeret Forster and William Forster as soon as my youngest child William attains the age of 21 years and if any of my said dear children should happen to die before they all attain the age of 21 years there share or shares to be equally divided among the rest for their Heirs and Assigns for ever I give and divise unto my Dear Wife and Children Elizabeth Forster John Forster Ridley Forster Margeret Forster and William Forster the mill dam situate at Dipton Mill green head which Charles J. Clavering Esqr. gave to me in exchange for a Garden And I give and divise unto my son George Forster 5 shillings And I give and bequeath all my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatso[eve]r unto  my Dear Wife Betty Forster I do hereby appoint my said Dear Wife Sole Executrix of this my last Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this thirtieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

	George  Forster [made mark]

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the Said Testator George Forster as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto

      Thomas Jefferson       Thomas Dixon            John Walton
Will DPRI. Obituary notice: “The 3d inst. at Dipton, Hexhamshire aged 5<8> Mr George Forster, upwards of 30 years in the employment of Col. Beaumont, at Dukesfield Smelt Mill and for that time never lost an hour’s work by sickness or neglect.” Newcastle Courant 11 May 1822. Witness Thomas Dixon was probably the author of the diary edited by Stafford Linsley (Wagtail Press, 2006) & smelter at Dukesfield

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467