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Page 5, Will, J Dawson, 6 Jan 1694/5; Will,J Bell, 1693/4; Inventory, J Dawson, 22 Aug 1695

In the name of God: I John Dawson of Studdon in ye parish of Allandaile
John } & County of Northumberland being sick in body but in good & Pfect remembrance Doe
Dawson } make this my last Will in manner & form following: First I bequeath my Soul
to Almighty God my Redeemer hopeing to receive full pardon of all my Sinns
Inps I give unto my Nephew Thomas Dawson of Studdon Sixteen pounds
being in Robert Watsons hands of Studdon: Item I give unto my Neece
Annas Dawson of Studdon Eighteen pounds which Thomas Dawson of Burnfoot
is oweing me: Item I give unto Margaret Dawson of Whitehill five Shillings
Item I give unto John Dawson of Whitehill One shilling: Item I give unto
William Cragg of Whitehill five Shillings Item I give unto Mary Dawson
of Rowntree Stobb One Shilling Item I give unto John F[u?]ller One Shilling
Item I make Annas Dawson Executor of this my last Will: In Witnesse
Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this Sixth day of January
1694/5: Leonard Spark, Thomas Dawson, Robert Watson
see ye invry below
John Dawson
John Bell
In the name of God Amen Jo Bell of Hexham: & being in good health
John } of body & of sound & Pfect mind & memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God
Bell } Doe make & ordeine this my last Will & Testamt in manner & form following (that
is to say) First & principally I comend my Soul into ye hands of Almighty God
hopeing through ye merritts death & passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free
pardon & forgivenesse of all my Sins to Inherritt Everlasting life & my body I committ
to ye Earth to be decently burryed at ye discretion of my Executor hereafter named
Jos: Bell my Second Sonn living at psent, as touching ye disposition of all such
Goods & Chattells as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give & dispose
thereof as followeth: First I will that my debts & funerall shall be payd &
Discharged: Item I leave in consideration of that my horse & two Cows & rest of
my Goods: Item I give unto Jos: Bell Executor Twenty pounds upon Two Bonds
that Jo: Armstrong in Cock[s?]hoe* Farmer owes me & Robt Nicholson in ye Markett
Street owes me Talor: Item I give unto my Son William Bell the Wheat Crop
in ye Greens as a Legacy [???]*
Item that my Son Jos: Bell shall give to Thomas Cragg Son of Wm Cragg
Forty Shillings as a Legacy Six Yeares after my decease, And if Thomas
Cragg Sonn of Wm Cragg chance to dye that ye moneys come to Jos: Bell
back againe, and Jos: Bell shall have a Hay Stack in Orchard Gape & half
Work Gear: Item that my Son Jos: Bell shall give to Jane Nicholson Daughter
of Robert Nicholson forty Shillings as a Legacy Two Yeares after my decease
& if Jane Nicholson chance to dye that it fall to Elizabeth Nicholson ye Younger
Sister: Item I leave all ye household goods to my Wifes disposition & necessari[es?]*
for ye house at her disposition here nameing ye person Jos: Bell full &
So[l]e* Executor of this my last Will & Testament: And I desire that my
body may be burryed in the C. And I Doe hereby revoke disannull
& make voyd all former Will & Testaments by me heretofore made
In Witness whereof I the sd John Bell to this my last Will and
Testament being conteined in One Sheet of Paper & thereunto I sett
my hand to ye topp & thereof sett my Seale in ye Year er: 1693/ 4
Signed Sealed in psents of us: Cuthbert Elwood, Geo Rewcastle
John Bell
A true & Pfect Invry of all & singular ye Goods & Chattells whereof
John Dawson late of Studdon in ye parish of Allandale in ye County of
Northumbland & Dioces of York Yeom decd Dyed possessed, Exhibited by Ann*[*]
Dawson Spinster his Neece & Executrix of his last Will & Testament
the Twenty Second day of August Ao Dm 1695
£ s d
Inp His Purse & Apparrell 02: 00: 00
Item Oweing to ye decd by Robt Watson of Studdon 16: 00: 00
Item Oweing to him by Thomas Dawson of Burnfoote 18: 00: 00
Tot 36: 00: 0

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