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Page 74, Will, Fenwick Downes, 25 February 1702, p 2; Will, Joseph Bell, 8 November 1700, p 1

Watson Supervisors and Overseers of this my last Will and
Testament and desire their care advice and assistance to my said
wife in the prudent conduct and management of her Affairs
And my Will & pleasure is that if my said wife shall dye before
the said severall & respective Legacyes be paid to my said
Children or any of them that then my said Supervisors shall take
upon them the Burthen and Charge of seeing this my last Will
and Testament duely performed And I make them my Executs
after her Death for ye sole use benefitt and advantage of
my said Children Fenwick Downes and Shaftoe Downes & seeing
the said Hundred pounds paid to my said Daughter Frances
according to this my last Will & Testament In Witnesse whereof
I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this Twenty Fifth
day of February in the first Year of the Reigne of our
Soveraigne Ladye Anne by the Grace of God of England
Scotland France and Queen Defender of ye Faith ec Annoq
Dni 1702. Read signed sealed & published in ye presence of
us Wm. Carr Carleton Hebden Robert Fenwick
Fenwick Downes
In the Name of God Amen the Eight day of November
in the Twelfth Year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord
William the third by the Grace of God of England Scotland
France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith ec Annoq
Dni 1700 I Joseph Bell of Hexham in the County of Northumb :
Carpenter being sick and Weak in body but of sound & perfect
memory praised be God for it doe make constitute ordaine
& declare this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme
following Revokeing & by these presents annulling all former
& other Wills and Testaments by me made either by word or
writeing Impss. I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty
God my Creator hopeing by the meritts Death and passion of
Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to have full
pardon and remission of All my sinns and to inheritt eternall
life and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be
buryed in such decent and Christian manner as by my Exs.
hereafter nominated & appointed shall be thought fitt &
convenient And for the worldly Estate which it hath pleas’d
God Almighty God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as followeth
Item Whereas at the laste head Court held for ye Regallity &
Mannour of Hexham the Fifteenth day of October last past
before the date of these presents I did surrender into ye

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