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Page 15, Memorandum, Richard Orde, 19 January 1696; Will, George Armstrong, 21 November 1696

NB To ye aforesd Will ye following Md was added.
Memorandum that upon ye Twenty Eight day of December last: Mr Richard
Orde ye testator being then of sound mind & memory was moved by some
friends to make his last Will & testamt Declared in ye psence of Us
Christopher Dodd of Mill hills in ye County of Northumberland Yeom, &, Titus
Angus of Juniper house in ye said County Yeom, & severall other psons
these words following (vizt) I have made my Will severall years agoe
& its lying in my Parchmt coloured Book Signed & Sealed: Which
said Will being accordingly sought for this Paper Writeing being
found was brought to ye said Richard Orde the testator, & being asked
if this was ye Will he meant of hee Declared these other
Words following (that is to say) This is it, And This is all
the Will I will make: Declaring thereby this above menconed
Writeing to be his last Will & testamt Which paper Writeing
is ye same that was produced to ye testator: In ye psence of
Us ye said Christopher Dodd & Titus Angus: as Witnesse
our hands this Nineteenth day of January Ao Dm 1696.
Christopher Dodd, Titus Angus.
In the name of God Amen I George Armstrong of Sandho in ye
County of Northumberland this psent 21st day of November Ao Dm 1696
being in pfect memory although week & indisposed in body: Do Declare this my
last Will & testamt in manner & form following: Imps I give & bequeath
unto God my Soul in whom through ye merritts & passion of our Saviour
Jesus Christ I hope for mercy & Salvation, & my body to ye Earth:
Item I give & bequeath all my Personall Estate unto ye Disposall of my
daughter Katherine Mentioning Only that I leafve* my Wife Jane
ye Ordering of all my [???] Psonall Estate below menconed
till Shee come to Pfect & full years to have ye Tuition of it herself
Item I give & bequeath unto my Wife Jane ye full power & Ordering
of my real Estate of Sandho before menconed (ie) for tearm of
her life if Daughter Katherine dye not haveing Issue: Item I further
give & bequeath unto Katherine Ridley Child of Thomas Ridley of ye
Park End Inn my Real Estate of Sandho before menconed: faileing
my Daughter Katherine & her issue. Item, I further give & bequeath
unto Ann Ridley Child of Thomas Ridley aforesaid my Real Estate
before menconed: faileing ye aforesaid Katherine Ridley & her heires.
Item I give unto my Sister Margt Brown twenty Shillings:
Item I do further give & bequeath unto my Daughter, Katherine
All other my Debts not herein menconed And I do Declare
her Sole Executor of this my last Will & testamt In Witnesse
Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand ye aforesaid 21st day of
November Ao Dm 1696, Mary Carr, Mary Hudspeth & Wm Ladler.
Exd [???] [J:R:]* Geo Armstrong

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Transcribed by LF and JW