Will & inventory – William Armstrong – 19 Jun 1799

Document Type: Will & inventory
Date: 19 Jun 1799
Correspondent: William Armstrong
Archive Source: NRO 672 A 31 38
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I William Armstrong of Stonehouse in Hexhamshire in the County of Northumberland Husbandman do make publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following, that is to say, First I will and order that all my just Debts and Funeral charges shall be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Hannah Armstrong all the Household Goods and Furniture Linen Beds and Bedding which belonged to her at the time of our Intermarriage for her own use and benefit absolutely and for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my said dear wife Hannah Armstrong the sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid her by my Executor hereafter named but without any Interest for the same in manner following, that is to say, Ten Pounds Part thereof at the end of two calendar months next after my decease Ten Pounds other part thereof at the end of twelve calendar months then next after and Ten Pounds the residue and in full payment and satisfaction thereof at the end of the next succeeding Twelve Calendar Months then after  And as to all other my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature quality and kind soever after payment of my debts and funeral charges and the said legacy of thirty pounds to my said dear wife in manner aforesaid I give and bequeath the same to my son Thomas Armstrong and I do appoint him my said son Thomas Armstrong sole executor of this my last will and testament And I do hereby revoke all former and other wills at any time heretofore by me made either by Word or Writing In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetynine

								William Armstrong

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Armstrong as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto

John Armstrong

Thomas Armstrong of Holms

A Schedule of the Money Stock and Household Furniture &c belonging to William Armstrong of Stonehouse deceased July 24th 1799

Money at Use        10..0..0

Horses              20..0..0

Horned Cattle       26..0..0

Sheep               12..0..0

Household Furniture  8..0..0

Husbandry Gear       3..0..0

Wearing Apparel      1.10..0


Appraisers Matthew Marton Geo. Thirlwell
Will and inventory

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