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This is the last Will and Testament of me Nicholas Walton of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Esqr. I give unto my eldest Son The Reverend Jonathan Walton Rector of Birdbrook in the County of Essex for whom I have already amply provided the Legacy or Sum of Ten Guineas for a Ring and to his wife the like Sum of Ten Guineas for a Ring. I give unto my daughter Jane Walton the Legacy or Sum of One thousand pounds and I hereby direct that the same Legacy shall be paid to my said daughter Jane Walton at the expiration of twelve Calendar months next after my death with Interest from the day of my death after the rate of five pounds per cent and I do hereby expressly declare that the said Legacy shall not be considered in lieu or satisfaction of any debts or sum of money which I shall owe to my said Daughter Jane at the time of my Decease but that my said daughter Jane shall be entitled to receive her said Legacy given her by me under this my Will exclusive of any debt or Sum of money which I shall owe to my said daughter Jane at the time of my decease I give to such of my present Servants Robert Ward otherwise Wardhaugh Elizabeth Cascagin and Elizabeth Anderson as shall be living with me at the time of my Death one years wages over and above what shall then be due to them respectively and as to all the rest and residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever I give devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of my youngest Son Henry Walton and to his Exec[utor]s Adm[inistrator]s and assigns for ever charged and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of all my just debts and Funeral Expences and the Legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed but if my said Son Henry Walton shall happen to die in my lifetime then and on such event so happening I give and bequeath all the said residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and what nature or kind soever so given and bequeathed to my said Son Henry Walton as aforesaid unto my said eldest Son Jonathan Walton and to his Exec[utor]s Adm[inistrator]s and assigns for ever charged and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of all my just debts and Funeral Expences and all Legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed and I desire my Funeral Expences may be as moderate as decency will admit of and I appoint my Son Henry sole Executor of this my will but in case of his death in my life then I appoint my said Son Jonathan Walton sole Executor of this my will and I hereby revoke all former Wills In witness whereof I have hereunto and to a duplicate hereof set my hand and Seal the ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and four Nichos. Walton Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and also in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Willm. Peters Junr. - Jos. Farrer – Thos. Waites – Proved at London 9th March 1810 before the Judge by the oath of Henry Walton the Son and sole Executor to whom admon. was granted he having been first sworn by Commission Duly to administer.
TNA PROB 11/1509/175 Proved 9 March 1810