Will & inventory – Richard Fairlamb – 11 Jun 1698

Document Type: Will & inventory
Date: 11 Jun 1698
Correspondent: Richard Fairlamb
Archive Source: DUL DPRI wills
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In the name of god, amen, the eleventh day of June in the year of Oor Lord God   One thousand six hundred and ninety eight I Richard Farlam of Middle Duxfield in the County of Northumberland yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect memorie thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertaine Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield until death when it shall please God to call doe make Constitute Ordaine and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme following Revoking and annulling by these presents all and every testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or by writeing and this is to be taken only for my last will and testament and none other.  And first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I give and Comitt my soul unto Almighty God my Creator and unto Jesus Christ my Redeemer in whom and by whose merits I Trust and believe assuredly to have full pardon and free remission of all my sins and my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be buryed in such place where it shall please my Executors hereafter named to appoint , and now for the settling of my temperall Estates and such goods, Chat[te]ls and Debts as it hath pleased God far abive my deserts to bestow upon us.  I do order give and dispose of them in manner and forme following that is to say first I will that all these debts which I owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons what so ever shall be well and truly contented and p[ai]d or ordained to be paid within Convenient tyme after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named.  

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Isabelle one cow and two quien.  Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane wife of Lancelott Walton one cow and one  quye and for all the rest of my goods after my debts p[ai]d and funeral expenses performed I give and bequeath unto my wife Eliz Farlam and my Son Richard Farlam and I make Constitute and Ordaine and appoint them with the said Eliz Farlam my wifr and Richard Farlam my son joint Executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I name hereunto set my hand and seal the day and the year first above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us		mark

Richard Farlam his mark          Lancelott Walton & seale              Thos Featherston


A True and perfect Inventory taken of all such Goods and Chatt[el]s moveable and unmoveable as Richard Fairlam of Middle Duxfield in the County of Northumberland Yeoman dyed Ceised and -  Possessed of Apprized by Joseph Bittleston George White, Thomas Dickinson and Thomas - Featherston, the five & twentieth day of June in the yeare of o[u]r Lord God 1698 viz.

                                              £  s  d

Imp[rimi]s His Horse purse & apparall         3  0  0

Item Five Mares                               7	  0  0

Item Six Oxen                                16  0  0

Item One Steer and One Quy                    3  0  0

Item Six Kine and a Bull Calfe               11 10  0

Item Two and Tirty Sheep                      7  4  0

Item Fifteen Lambs                            1 10  0

Item One Swine                                   5  0

Item Household Goods                         10  0  0

Item Waines Ploughs and Harrows with Geeres

  Belonging to them                           7	  0  0

Item Corne Growing                           10  0  0

Item Gees and Pullen                             2  6


                                            £76 11  6

Money oweing to the s[ai]d Deceased	

  at the time of his death                    8 14  0


                                            £85	  5	  6

Jos: Bittlestone       George White      Th. Dickinson      Thos Featherston
Will & Inventory DPRI/1/1698/F2

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