Will – Joseph Richmond – 4 Mar 1762

Document Type: Will
Date: 4 Mar 1762
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Archive Source: DUL DPRI wills
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Be it remembered that this is the last will and Testament of me Joseph Richmond of the Town & County of Newcastle upon Tyne; made this fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & sixty two. Viz. I commit my Soul into the hand of almighty God; hopeing for his mercy & favour through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer. And as to the temporal effects which it has pleased God to give me, I leave and dispose of the same in manner following, I leave and bequeath to my son John the sum of twelve hundred pounds , the int[e]rest whereof to commence from the time of my Decease at four per Cent[iu]m. I leave and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth the sum of twelve hundred pounds, the int[e]rest whereof to commence from the time of my Decease at four and a half p[er] Cent[iu]m. I leave and bequeath to my Daughter Joanna Headlam the sum of five hundred pounds, as an augmentation to the five hundred pounds I gave her at her marriage, the int[e]rest to commence from the time of my Decease at four p[er] Cent[ium], All which said respective sums so left to my said three children as above are to be paid on twelve months notice if the money I have at int[e]rest can be got in; or the Securities for the same transferr[e]d by Consent, and if any loss shall happen before that time of any part of the money I have now out at Int[e]rest, such loss to be born[e] by all my children in proportion to the respective fortunes I have given them, computing my son Henry’s fortune at two thousand pounds, I leave to my two grandchildren Ann & George Headlam & to each of them the sum of fifty pounds, to be disposed of for their use & benefit according to the Direction of their mother and my Executor hereafter mentioned, and the int[e]rest thereof in the mean time to be paid to their mother at four p[er] Cen[ium], I leave to my son John and Daughter Elizabeth the sum of twenty pounds a peice for mourning, & to my Daughter Headlam the sum of thirty pounds, for her own & childrens mourning, I will that all my Children shall have and enjoy with my Executors their meat, drink, washing & Lodgeing for the space of twelve months from my Decease in the same manner they now enjoy with me without paying anything for the same; And after the End & expiration of the said twelve months, I will that my Daughter Elizabeth shall have and enjoy with my said Executor, meat, drink, washing & Lodgeing as she now enjoys the same with me for the space of three years longer, or be paid the sum of twenty pounds a year for the said three years, as she shall at any time make it her choice, and I further leave to my said Daughter Elizabeth the furniture of her own lodgeing Room and the room over the kitchan. And all the rest of my estate & effects I leave and bequeath to my son Henry, who I do hereby constitute and appoint the sole Executor of this my last Will, revoking all former wills by me made & lastly I order all my debts and funeral expenses to be discharged. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand the day of year first above mentioned, the whole being my own hand writing.

                                 Jos[eph] Richmond 
Will DPRI 1/1763/R12/1 Date of probate is 1763. The Testam[en]t of Joseph Richmond late of Newcastle dec[eas]ed

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