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This is the last Will and Testament of me Nicholas Walton of Farnacres in the County of Durham Esquire that is to say I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Nicholas Walton the Younger of Farnacres aforesaid All my real and personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and of what nature Tenure or kind whatsoever the same be To Hold the same and every part thereof unto my said Son and to his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for Ever But subject and liable nevertheless to the payment of all my just debts funeral Expences and the Legacies hereinafter mentioned that is to say I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Walton the sum of One thousand Pounds And I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Jane Walton the like sum of One thousand Pounds and I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Jonathan Walton the like sum of One thousand pounds which said three Legacies I will shall be paid twelve Months next after my death out of my said real and personal Estates with Interest for the same of five per cent from my death And I also give and bequeath unto my Grandson Henry Walton (payable out of my said Estates) the Sum of One thousand Pounds, on his attaining his age of Twenty one years, with Interest from my death at five per cent to be paid for and towards his Maintenance and Education until that time And I do hereby make Void all former Wills by me at any time made And do nominate constitute and appoint my said Son Nicholas Walton sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto (and to a duplicate thereof) set my Hand and Seal the Twenty third day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five. Nichos. Walton Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Testator Nicholas Walton Esqr. as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto at the request of and in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of each other. Wm. Peters Jos. Farrer Robert Wardhaugh On the sixteenth day of May 1795, Josias Farrer, one of the subscribing witnesses to this will was duly sworn to the truth and due execution thereof by the Testator and Nicholas Walton, sole executor therein named, was also sworn to the truth thereof and well and faithfully to execute and perform the same, and that the Testator’s Personal Estate, within the Diocese of Durham, does not amount in value to the sum of five thousand pounds, before me, John Ellison, Surrogate Under £5000 Wood Proctor 1795 The Will of Nichs. Walton late of Farnacres decd. Registd.
DPR/I/1/1795/W4/1-2. Date of probate: 16 May 1795