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In the Name of God Amen I Obadiah Emerson of Low Houses in Garrigill in Alston Moore Diocese of Durham and County of Cumberland Yeoman being weake in body But of good and Perfect Memory (Blessed be god) But Considering the uncertainty and fraility of Mankinde doe make this my Last Will and Testament In Manner and forme following Vizt. First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty god hopeing thro[ugh] the Meritorious Death of my Saviour Jesus Christ for the free pardon of All my sins and my Body to the Ground to be bury[e]d In decent Manner att the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter Mentioned, And as to the temporal goods god in his Mercy hath Lent me I give and bequeath as hereafter followeth First I give unto my Eldest son Thomas Emerson the Sum of One Hundred and Sixty pound, unto My Eldest Daughter Hannah Emerson the Sum of Eighty pound unto my Second Son Joseph Emerson the Sum of One hundred pound And to my Second Daughter Unas Emerson the Sum of Eighty pound All w[hi]ch Legacyes I will shall be p[ai]d by my Executrix As they shall attain the Age of Twenty One years And if any of these my s[ai]d Children doe Happen to dye before they he or she doe attaine the Age of twenty one years the s[ai]d Child or Child’s portion to be divided proportionaly amongst the rest according to their portuns as above bequeathed – And my Will further is that my wife Hannah Emerson have the Intrest of the said fower hundred and twenty pound bequeathed as above towards the bringing up of my s[ai]d Children And I doe hereby Apoint Thomas Dickinson of Eshgill & Thomas Emerson of the Same trustees or Gaurdians for my S[ai]d Children And all the rest of my goods and Chattells of what kinde soever I give and bequeath unto my dear and loveing wife Hannah Emerson whom I doe hereby Nominate and Appointe Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament revokeing All other wills made by me Either in word or writeing And doe declare this to be my Last Will and Testament this Second day of July 1737 Witness John Bateson Joseph Emerson Obadiah Emerson August the 27th 1737 Joseph Emerson one of the subscribing Witnesses was sworn to the due Execution and Hannah Emerson sole Executrix with named was also sworn well and faithfully to execute and perform the same before me John Toppin Surrogate 1737 Test. Obadiah Emerson late of Low Houses in Garrigill in the County of Cumberland Regd.
DPR/I/1/1737/E3/1-2, probate granted 27 Aug 1737