Will & inventory – Richard Fairlamb – 11 Apr 1654

Document Type: Will & inventory
Date: 11 Apr 1654
Correspondent: Richard Fairlamb
Archive Source: DUL DPRI wills
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In the name of God Amen, The Eleaventh day of the Moneth of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand six Hundred fiftie foure Richard Farlambe of Steele Hall within the Parish of Slealey, in the Countie of Northumberland yeoman being sicke and Weake of body, but of Sound and perfect remembrance, Laud and Praise be given unto God for it, doe hereby make my last Will and Testament, in Manner & forme as Followeth, That is to say, First I bequeath my Soule unto Allmighty God & Jesus Christ, my maker Saviour and Redeemer, by whose Precious death and Passion I hope to be saved And my body to be buryed in the Parish Church yard of Slaley as my Freinds shall dispose and thinke Convenient.

Imprimis I Give Legate And bequeath unto Elinor the wife of George Fearon of the Ould Towne two kine and the sheepe which I have goeing with Anne Greene of the Upper Raw greene

Item I give Legate and bequeath unto Lewis Farlambe Richard Farlambe and William Farlambe of Steele hall And sonne to the aforesaid Lewis Farlambe, my draught of Oxen with the Appurtenanc<es> consisting of Eight beasts, with the Cropp now sowen and to sow in and upon the ground which I now farme in and about the Steele hall, and the two parts of the cropp which I have sowen & to sow at Duxfeild Hall, And my wife to be Joint Sharer with them in the s[ai]d Cropp, with all the right and Interest w[hi]ch I have in and unto the ground in and about Steele Hall & Duxfeild Hall, for the time being 

Item I give Legate and bequeath unto Richard Todd one quie

Item I legate and bequeath unto Jane Todd one of the Daughters of Richard Todd of Hexham halfe a Score of Sheepe

Item I give legate and bequeath unto Mary Leadbitter of Hexham widdow one quie.

Item I likewise give and bequeath unto Anne the wife of Thomas Forster of Bywell one quie

Item I give Legate and bequeath unto Dorrathy Farlambe and Isabell Farlambe the two youngest Daughters of Mathew Farlambe of Hexham either of them five hogge sheepe.

Item I give Legate and bequeath unto Agnes Hodeson the Daughter of Thomas Hodeson of Hexham halfe a score of Ewes.

Item I give legate and bequeath unto Elizabeth Farlambe the Daughter of Robert Farlam of Holehouse the one halfe of the sheepe which I have goeing at the Blackhall Mill

Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Trumble halfe a dozen Lambs

Item I give legate and bequeath unto Jane French my servant halfe a dozen of Lambs

Item I legate give and bequeath unto Thomas Trumble halfe a dozen Lambs.

Item I give Legate and bequeath unto Henry the sonne of Alice Farlambe foure Lambs

All the rest of my goods and Chattells Moveable and unmoveable, my debts and Legacies & funerall Expenses being paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Lewis Farlambe, Richard Farlambe William Farlambe and my wife whom I make, constitute and ordaine to be Joint Executors of this my last Will and testament And I doe hereby utterly Revoke, null, and make void all other former Wills, Testaments, guift, Legacies and bequests whatsoever, by me at any time before Willed, Made, given Legated and bequeathed. In wittnesse whereof I have unto th<..> my last will and Testament Subscribed my hand writeing. In presents of these wittnesses

Richard Farlambe	His mark

Peeter Dixon his mark John <Dugid> his mark Peeter Thirlewall his mark 

Richard Todd [signs]


A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods & chattells moveable and unmoveable that Richard Farlambe of Steele Hall within Bywell Lordshipp in the countie of Northumberland, dyed seized of, viewed Taken and Apprized this twentie seaventh day of Aprill Anno Domini 1654: By John Thirlewall of Neather Ardley, Robert Farbridge of Hackford Mathew Farlambe of Hexham and George Carr of the Upper Stapples as Followeth

                                                £  s d

Imprimis his Apparrell and the Furniture

 with money in his purse                        5 13 00

Item the one halfe of a Mare & a foale          1 10 00

Item the one halfe of another Mare                10 00

Item Eight Oxen and two stotts                 24 00 00

Item Fiveteene kine and a Bull                 32 00 00

Item 2 quies                                    3 00 00

Item one quie                                   1  6  8

Item a browne quie strike                         10 00

Item five stirks more                           4 10 00

Item 48 Ewes and Lambs                         16 00 00

Item 23 geld Ewes                               6 13  4

Item 28 Hoggs                                   6 00 00

Item 35 Weather Sheepe                         12 00 00

Item 6 Tupps                                    1  4 00

Item Corne sowen on the ground at

 Steele Hall and Ducksfeild Hall                1  8 00

Item 3 Hives of Bees                            1 00 00

Item 14 sheepe w[i]th Anne Greene of   

       upper raw greene                         3 10 00

Item 13 Ewes at Blackehall Mill                 3 00 00

Item the furniture belongeing to the draught    1 00 00

Item Thrashed corne in the house & unthrashed   1 00 00

Item Pewter and Brasse vessell in the house     1 00 00

Item Cupbords and Cawell Table & Bedsteeds  

 with other wooden vessell and Iron geare

 belongeing to the house                        1 00 00

Item Beding linning and woollen                 2 00 00

                                                                         Sub Total                                     128 15 00

disbursed for the Testators Funerall Expenses   9 18 10

oweing unto the testator by Barbary Makpeece       7 00

Oweing by the Testator for Racke rent           7 00 00

Oweing likwise for Fee farme Rent                  5 00

Signed by the Apprizers aforesaid the day and yeare above written

John Thirlewall Robert Farbridge Mathew Farllam Georg Carr
Will & inventory DPRI/1/1662/F1/1

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