Will – Richard Mowbray – 14 Aug 1693

Document Type: Will
Date: 14 Aug 1693
Correspondent: Richard Mowbray
Archive Source: BIA Prerog Court
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In the name of God amen The fourteenth day of August in the fifth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William & Mary by the grace of god King and Queen of England Scotland France & Ireland defenders of the faith and in the year of our Lord god 1693 I Richard Mowbray of Allanheads in the parish of Allandale and County of Northumberland Gent being sick and weak of body but of good and perfect memory (praise be given to god for the same) And knowing the uncertainty of this Life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner & form following That is to say First & principally I commend my soul to Allmighty god my Creator Assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of All my sins And be saved by the precious death and meritts of my blessed Saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus, And my body to the earth from whence itt was taken to be buried in such decent and Christian manner as to my Executrix hereafter named shall be thought meet and Convenient And as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord hath in mercy Lent me my Will and meaning is that the same shall be employed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will is Expressed and first I do revoke and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare and Appoint this my Last will and Testament Item I Give and bequeath unto Joseph Mowbray son of me the sd Richard Mowbray all my Tennemt. of Corby gates lying within the parish of Aldstone and County of Cumberland to have and to hold the sd Tennemt together with the Appurtenances <&> the sd Joseph Mowbray his heirs & Assigns Item I Give and bequeath unto my youngest son Jonathan <all> my Lands att Luffay in the parish of Knaresdale and County of Northumberland together with the Appurtenances to him his heirs and Assigns for ever Item I give and bequeath unto My Daughter Hanah Lowden the wife of Christopher Lowden, and to my Daughter Sarah Mowbray all my tennemt of Sunderlands in the p[ar]ish of Stanhope & County palatine of Durham to be divided in manner as followeth That is to say One  <Eighth [or ‘Third’> part thereof to my sd daughter Hanah Lowden and all the rest thereof to my sd daughter Sarah Mowbray  to have and to hold the sd tennemt in manner as aforesd to them their heirs and Assignes forever Item I give and bequeath unto my sd daughters Hanah & Sarah all my part and title of one Leadmine Lying near Natrice in the p[ar]ish of Aldstone & County of Cumberland together with a sixth part of a North Vein Likewise Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Mary, Elisabeth, and Jane all my Tennemt called Natrice in the sd p[ar]ish of Aldstone & County of Cumberland to have and to hold the sd Tennemt together with the Appurtenances <to> them their heirs & Assignes <Item> I do order and appoint the Sum of One hundred pounds for which the Moiety of the Tennemt called Upper <Swinnhoupshield> does stand Engaged to be payed out of my psonall Estate by my Executrix hereafter named, and that all my other leadmines shall be mannaged and the Charge thereof payed out of my psonall Estate by my Executrix & the pfitts from thence Arising be equally devised to my Executrix & the rest of my Children Except my Daughters Hanah & Sarah, Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest son William One Guinny, & to my son Robert Another guinny, <Item> I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Mowbray of Durham a Guinny, & to my nephew Thomas of Durham another Guinny, <Item> I Give and bequeath unto my nephew Richard Mowbray of the Steal a guinny, & to my nephew Richard of <Dukerfd> another guinny, Item I give and bequeath unto Mr Nathaneall Burnand Minister att East Allen Chapell a guinny, to my nephew Thomas Mowbray of Emly a guinny <Item> I give and bequeath unto my nephew George Mowbray <the> sum of five pounds, <Item> I give and bequeath unto my son in Law Christopher Lowden the Sum of five pounds, <Item> I give and bequeath unto my grand<children> William Lowden and Samuell Lowden to both of them a Guinny, and to my Mother in Law Elizabeth Dridon a Guinny, Item I give and bequeath unto My niece Jane Mowbray of Durham a Guinny and to my niece Hanah Mowbray of the Steal another Guinny, And Likewise to my niece Ann Mowbray of Emly a Guinny, Item All the rest of my goods & chattells whatsoever I give and bequeath unto Margarett my wife and I do make her sole Executrix of this my last Will & testament upon Condition that she shall pay all my debts, Legacies and funerall Expenses And I do Order And Appoint the aforementioned George Mowbray & Christopher Lowden as Trustees or Guardians to mannage for my Children during their minority & to see that this my will and testament be Lawfully performed & executed. In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seal The day & year first above written

Richd Mowbray [signed]

[on verso:] Sealed signed and Delivered in the p.sence of us

Thomas Noble / William Dixon jurat / Elizabeth Nobel / John Collinson <Snr> jurat [all sign]

[Bond signed by:] Margret Mowbray / Christo Lowdon / George Mowbray
BIA Prerogative Court York 98/Nov 1693. Mowbray was agent to the successive Sir William Blacketts at the Allenheads lead mines from 1668, and almost certainly brother of John Mowbray, the Dukesfield lead agent, who predeceased him. See the Background and Support/ Business Structure section of this website. The wrapper and probate bond filed with Richard Mowbray’s will have not been transcribed. The location of Luffay in Knarsdale is uncertain.  Possibly it is the modern Luzley.   Natrice on Alston Moor is the modern Nattrass.    is almost certainly Dukesfield.   Emly will be the modern Embley.   Nathaniel Burnand was ejected as vicar of Brampton in 1662 for nonconformity and became a Presbyterian.

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