Will & inventory – George Fairlamb – 3 Mar 1652

Document Type: Will & inventory
Date: 3 Mar 1652
Correspondent: George Fairlamb
Archive Source: DUL DPRI wills
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In the name of God Amen, I George Farlambe of eDuckesfeild within the Countie of eNorthumberland being sicke of body but of good and perfect remembrance, laud and praise be given unto allmighty God, doe make and declare this my Testament my last will beinge herein contained, That is to say :–

 First I bequeath my soule unto Allmighty, God And my body to be buried the p[ar]ish Church yeard of Slayley as my freinds shall dispose; and this my minde and Intent being my last will, I declare in p[re]sence of seaverall witnesses this Third day of March one thousand six hundred fiftie one as ffolloweth /

Imp[ri]mis I first give legate and bequeath unto Thomas Farlambe my sonne the two foremost Oxen in my draught, <As> allsoe the third part of the Cropp now sowen and for this yeare to sow in and about Dukesfeild for this yeare; Likewise the Third part of the ground belongeinge to the said Dukesfeild. <As> allsoe Twentie shillings in money, And Ten Hoggs now goeinge at Dillston – with one Table, and one Iron Chimney after my wifes decease, And the bedstead now standinge in the fforehouse/

Item I give and bequeath unto George Farlambe and Richard Farlambe my sonnes foure stotes or Steeres, <As> allsoe Twenty sheepe, Likewise one bay Nagg, Equally to be devided betweene them./

Item I give and bequeath unto Joen Bittlestone my sonne in law his two Children two Oxen steeres or stirckes, And unto my daughter Agnes Bittlestone his wife Twentie Shillings.

All the rest of my goods and Chattells moveable and unmoveable my debts legacies and funerall Expenses being payd and discharged I give and bequeath unto Isabell Ffarlambe my wife, whom I make Constitute and Ordaine full Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, And my will and Intent is, That Leonard Farlambe, Gerrard Farlambe, Margrett Farlambe, and Jane Farlambe my sonnes and daughters be left unto the Tuition and guidemy of the said Isabell my wife to bestow upon them as shee shall thinke fitt, And this my last will and testament I ratifie and confirme, and the same subscribe the day and yeare first Above written in p[re]sence of these witnesses:

Richard  Farlambe  (marked with a cross) John Thirlewall Mathew Farllam Richard Todd (mark)	George Farlambe  (mark)

Sworne the twenty ninth day of September one thousand six hundred fifty three by Issabell Farilam the Executrix above written before me  Tho[mas] Gibson   Com[missioner]


A true and perfect Inventory of all such goods and Chattels moveable and unmoveable as George Farlam of Ducksfeild died Seized of being taken & Apprised by Richard Farlam John Thirlewall Matthew Farlam and Lewes Farlambe this foure and twentieth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord god one Thousand Six Hundred fiftie two as ffolloweth  - - - - 

                                                £  s  d

Imp[ri]mis his Apparrell horse and Furniture   10 00 00

Item Nine kine                                 18 00 00

Item Nine Stirkes                               6 00 00

Item 89 Sheepe                                 26 00 00

Item two Cupbords & bedsteads, brasse & pewter

& other houshould stuffe lining & woollen      10 00 00

Item Geese hens and Bees                        1 00 00

Item Plow & plow Irons longe waine 

& Short with other Furniture                    2 00 00

Item the Seed sowen on the ground               2 13  4

Item five bowles of Rie                         3 00 00


Summe is	78 13  4

Debts oweing unto the Testator

	 £  s	

Oweing by Thomas Armstrong of Spartale          3 10

By Robert robson of Merley coat walls           3 10

By Robert Blenkyshipp of Cold Rowley              12

Edward Still of Stobylee                           9

Thomas Jobling of Proudhoe                         6

John Slater of Horsley                             6

John Hopper of Medamley                            6

	                                                       Summe is                                        8 19 00

Disbursed for Funerall Expenses                 8 00 00

Sworne the twenty nynth day of September by Issabell Fairlamb the Executrix <  > (ink blob obscuring word) written before me Tho[mas] Gibson Com[missioner]
Will & inventory DPRI/1/ 1663/F1/1

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