Will – Robert Mulcaster – 10 Jan 1806

Document Type: Will
Date: 10 Jan 1806
Correspondent: Robert Mulcaster
Archive Source: DUL DPRI Wills
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I Robert Mulcaster of Blaydon in the Parish of Ryton and County of Durham Refiner of Lead being in good Health and of sound and disposing Mind and Memory, bless God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following –

My soul I recommend into the hands of the merciful Creator and order my Body to be buried at the descretion of my dearly beloved Wife Ann Mulcaster who I nominate and appoint sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and unto her my said Wife Ann Mulcaster I give and bequeath my Copyhold Estate at Synderhope in the parish of Allendale and County of Northumberland and also my Leashold Estate at Harlows in the Parish of Kirkhaugh in the same County in Trust by Sale or Mortgage of the said Estates or the One of them to raise money to discharge every debt I may be justly owing at the time of my Death and after the discharge of the said debts my Will is that she do keep and retain for her own use and behoof whatever may remain of the said Estates for and during her life natural, and at her Death have free liberty to give and devise by Will such remainder of the said Estates, in such shares or portions to our then surviving Children or Grand Children as she shall think proper and unto my said Wife and Executrix Ann Mulcaster I do give all my Houshold Furniture Goods & Chattels of every kind I may at my death be possessed of – and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this tenth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Six.

Robt. Mulcaster

Signed, Sealed and Published by the said Testator as by and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us and each other who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereunto

John Emerson    Robt. Hall     John Emerson Junr.   

On the seventh day of May 1808 Ann Mulcaster widow the Executrix named in this Will was duly sworn etc as usual And that the personal Estate of the Testator within the Diocese of Durham does

not amount in Value to the Sum of three hundred pounds

Before Me   Geo. Emerson Surr

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DPR/1/1/1808/M16/1-2 Date of probate: 7 May 1808

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467