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ABSTRACTS OF WESTMORLAND WILLS



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George BAILEY of Rookby Scarth in the Parish of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland. Farmer.
Date of Will 4th December 1856.
To my Son, John BAILEY all and every part of that Estate called or known by the name of Bowes Croft in the County of York.
To my Daughter, Margaret BAILEY that field or parcel of land being in the Parish of Brough in the County of Westmorland and also the sum of Six hundred pounds of good and lawful money.
To my Wife, Mary BAILEY during her natural life, the sum of twenty pounds to be paid yearly and every year out of my Estate called or known by the name of Bowes Croft lying in the Parish of Bowes in the County of York, aforesaid such payment to be made half-yearly at Whitsuntide and Martinmas in each year.
I give and bequeath all my furniture, plate silver china Glass, Books and other household effects unto my said Wife Mary BAILEY for her natural life and after her decease I bequeath the silver to my Son and Daughter to be equally divided between them.
As to the residue of my personal Estate I give and bequeath the same to my Wife and Son Equally between them, whom I nominate, constitute and appoint Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
Witnessed by George Henry BAILEY and Johu BAILEY
Effects under £600.



Mary BAILEY of Rookby Scarth in the Parish of Kirkby Stephen, Widow.
Date of Will 18th February 1875.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary BAILEY of Kirkby Stephen in the County of Westmorland Widow.
I bequeath to my daughter Margaret the Wife of William HUTCHINSON of Rookby Scarth Yeoman for her sole and separate use during her life the Income of Three hundred pounds Darlington D Preferential five and a half percent Stock of the North Eastern Railway Company now standing in my name and after her decease I bequeath the same Stock with the annual Income thereof unto and equally amongst the children of my said daughter Margaret share and share alike.
I bequeath to my daughter in Law Agnes the Wife of my Son John Gill BAILEY for her Sole and separate use during her life the Income of Three hundred forty five pounds Darlington D Preferential five and a half percent Stock of the North Eastern Railway Company and after her decease I bequeath the same Stock with the annual income thereof unto and equally amongst the children of my said daughter in Law Agnes by my said Son John Gill Bailey share and share alike.
I give devise and bequeath all my real Estate and residuary personal Estate if any belonging to me at my decease to my Son John Gill BAILEY absolutely. I also give and devise to him all Estates if any vested in me as Trustee or Mortgagee subject to the Trusts and Equities affecting the same[?].
I appoint my said Son John Gill BAILEY Sole Executor of this my Will and declare that such of the provisions of the Trustees and Mortgagees Act as may be applicable to the Trusts of this my Will shall operate and take effect as if the same had been fully and at length set out herein and I declare this to be my last and only Will. In witness whereof I have signed my name at the foot of this my Will this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five---------
Mary her X Mark BAILEY----------------------
Signed by the said Mary Bailey the Testatrix in the presence of us who in the presence of her and of each other all being present and done at the same time have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses---------------George BROWN-------------Philip JONES-------.
Proved at Carlisle the thirty first day of August 1875 by the Oath of John Gill Bailey Son of the Testatrix the Sole Executor named in the Will to whom administration was granted.
The Testatrix Mary Bailey was late of Kirkby Stephen in the County of Westmorland Widow and died on the tenth day of March 1875 at Kirkby Stephen aforesaid.------------------------------ Under £1000---------Thomas Hartley PRESTON------Solicitor------Kirkby Stephen-------.



John BANKS of Ravenstonedale, deceased. Admin. Bond 1770
[bur Ravenstonedale 27 June 1770 "John BANKS of Fell End"]
Isabel BANKS, widow of John BANKS. Mentions: Anthony FOTHERGILL of Murthwaite.



Roger BARBER (Ravenstonedale). Admin. Bond 1716


Roger BARBER Jnr. deceased (Ravenstonedale). Admin. Bond and Inventory 1728
[bur Ravenstonedale 7 April 1728 "of Ravenstonedale Town"]
George PARKIN of Crooks, Ravenstonedale, Thomas ELLYETSON of Scarsikes, Jacobus. FOTHERGILL of Brownber and Peter GILES of Weasdale
Inventory: Amounts owing to the deceased: includes Thomas LAW 10s 0d.



Henry BARROW of Loughrigg in the County of Westmorland, yeoman-
Will Dated: September 1666
Witnesses: John UDDAL, Robert HIRD
-All the church dues and rights for my burial and all my debts be paid.
I give to Elizabeth BARROW my wife all my messuages, tenements and lands with all their appurtenances at Loughrigg during her widowhood.
After my wife’s widow right I give all my messuages tenements and lands with all their rights and appurtenances at Loughrigg and elsewhere both freehold and customary, to Reginald BRATHWAIT of Loughrigg, yeoman, John SIMPSON of Flookburgh County of Lancaster, yeoman and Henry BARROW my son at Braithwaite in Cumberland, yeoman and Robert BRATHWAIT of Skelethwait in Lancaster yeoman upon special trust that they employ all profits therefrom for the education and bringing up of Henry BARROW my grandson son of William BARROW my son late deceased until he accomplish and come to the full age of 21 and any left over after his maintenance and their own charges and expenses to be employed for the maintenance and bringing up of my granddaughters Jane BARROW and Margaret BARROW until their said brother Henry BARROW attain to the full age of 21 years.
And after that my trustees shall convey the said messuage, tenement and lands to the said Henry BARROW my grandson. In case my said grandson Henry BARROW shall die before he reaches 21 years it is my will that if my grandson John BARROW son of Henry BARROW my son shall within in six months next after he accomplish the full age of 21 years pay to my granddaughters Jane BARROW and Margaret BARROW twenty pounds each and if one be dead then the other to have her share and if neither be living it shall be equally divided amongst my son in law Edward BENSON’s daughters.
I give to my granddaughters Jane BARROW and Margaret BARROW ten pounds each to be kept in the trustees hands to pay the yearly interest for their maintenance till they come to lawful age and then upon payment of the 10 pounds by my grandson John BARROW my trustees shall convey the said messuage tenements and lands to my said grandson John BARROW.
I give to my son in law Edward BENSON in full satisfaction of his child’s portion twenty shillings.
I give unto my wife’s four sons twenty shillings each.
I give to John UDALL ten shillings and to his wife five shillings.
I give to George BENSON my godson 2s 6d.
I give to my grandson Henry BARROW one brass pot, brass doubler, all tables, all bed stock all iron goods whatsoever cupboard, arks and chests, chairs and forms all things within the kiln.
I give to the trustees two shillings each
I give to my granddaughter Hester BARROW five pounds.
I give 10 pounds to the poor of Loughrigg the interest to be paid yearly by the overseer and church warden.



William BARROW of Loughrigg, parish of Grasmere
Dated: April 1, 1663
executrix: my wife Dorothy
Witnesses: Henry BARROW, younger; Richard ?????
All my right and title in ouston at the Bouber Gate should be sold by my two supervisors for preferment of my two children Jane and that child which is in my wife’s body.
And as for my goods at Loughrigg it is my mind that they should be sold and my children to have their parts according to custom and my wife Dorothy executor.
It is my mind William HOLM should have my best ????? bolt and a pair of britches.
I make my father Henry BARROW and Francis BENSON my supervisors and I give to them two shillings six pence a piece. This is my will and to this I set my hand.



William BARROW of The Oaks, Loughrigg, parish of Grasmere, County of Westmorland- Will dated: 15-April 1760
Supervisors: my neighbours Christopher ROBERTS of Ellers, Anthony ATKINSON of Fold, and John SAWREY of Wallthwaite.
Witnesses: William HIRD, David HARRISON, John HIRD
Mentions my son Edward BARROW, my son William BARROW, my loving wife Margaret, my daughter Agnes BARROW, my sister Elizabeth HIRD
Will proved 8-Dec-1760
Bond: William BARROW of Oaks, Loughrigg parish of Grasmere and Christopher ROBERTS Ellers, Loughrigg, parish of Grasmere. Dated 8-Dec-1760.



William BARROW of The Oaks, Loughrigg, parish of Grasmere, County of Westmorland, yeoman-
Will dated: 10-January-1774 Sole executrix: my wife Mary
witness: Jonathan NEWTON, Hannah NEWTON, William SPEDDING
To my neighbour and relation Christopher ROBERTS of Ellers in Loughrigg all my messuage tenement with all the lands, grounds and closes, inclosures or parcels of land etc lying and being at Oaks or elsewhere in Loughrigg upon special trust and confidence reposed in him to raise money by sale of the said lands or parts thereof to pay all such debts as I shall justly owe at the time of my decease including all his charges and expenses in regarding the execution and trust of this will.
I will, devise and order that my dear and loving wife Mary shall on request of Christopher ROBERTS release her customary dower and widow right to the said Christopher ROBERTS upon the trust specified in this will, otherwise she shall not have any benefit whatsoever by virtue of this will.
The yearly rents, issues and profits from the said messuage, land tenements etc to be used by my wife for the maintenance of herself and my son John BARROW as long as she continue to be my chaste widow.
Any money that arise from falls of wood the said premises shall be paid at the discretion of Christopher ROBERTS toward the better support and maintenance of my wife and son.
All my goods, chattels, stock of sheep, household goods and personal estate whatsoever I give to my wife for her sole and separate use.
My executrix to be my said wife, she paying the expenses of my funeral and charges of probate of this will. If she refuse to execute my will then the legacies to her are forfeit and go to Christopher ROBERTS to be used by him in the discharge of my said debts, funeral expenses and probate fees and he becomes the sole executor of my will.
All my said messuage and tenement lands and premises as well as leasehold and customary properties with their appurtenances I give to my said son.
Will proved 2-May-1781 by Mary CASSON wife of John CASSON, formerly Mary BARROW, widow, executrix of the will of William BARROW of the Oaks, Loughrigg, parish of Grasmere,



John BARROW a minor -
Bond dated 14 November 1775
Bondsmen: Mary CASSON, formerly widow of William BARROW late deceased, now wife of John CASSON; John CASSON, blacksmith and William SPEDDING.
Condition of bond: to educate and bring up and protect pasts and portions due him (John BARROW) as a result of the death of William BARROW late of the Oaks, Loughrigg.
John BARROW now aged 2 years and six months, lawful child of the said Mary CASSON formerly BARROW.



Robert BATEMAN of Fellside in Kirkby Kendal, bachelor -
Will dated: 16 Jul 1696
Executor nephew George BATEMAN
To nephew George BATEMAN son of brother Daniel BATEMAN land in Crook
Four nieces, daughters of brother Daniel - Mary, Margaret, Susan and Rebecca;
niece Agnes ORSLEY; niece Hannah ORSLEY; niece Mary DODGSON of Brundrigg £5; niece Ann ROWLANDSON, wife of Edward ROWLANDSON; niece Elizabeth BATEMAN:
landlord Benjamin BACKHOUSE, his wife Mary;
sisters Elizabeth BATEMAN and Rebecca ORSLEY;
sister in law Mary BATEMAN; friend James DODGSON of Crook; nephew Richard SCAITH
- Richard MIDSTON
Inventory 27-July-1696 by James DODGSON, Ben BACKHOUSE, John HARRISON
Will proved 8-August-1696



HENRY BATEMAN of Collwith in Little Langdale, parish of Grasmere, Westmorland -
Will dated: 1-Nov-1723
Sole Executor: my son John BATEMAN
Witnesses: John PARTRIDGE, John SAWREY, William SAWREY, jr
I Give to Jane my daughter the yearly sum or Annuity of Ten Shillings.
I Give to Jane my daughter the interest of five pounds yearly till such time as her youngest child shall attain the age of fifteen years and then I Give the said five pounds in money to be equally divided among such children as shall then be alive.
Item I Give to Richard CUMSTONE her husband my son in law two shillings and six pence in money.
Item I Give to Margaret my daughter the yearly Interest of Thirty pounds till such time as her youngest child shall attain the age of fifteen years and then I Give the said sum of thirty pounds in money to her children to be equally divided among them. And I give the said Margaret my chest.
Item I Give unto Arthur .. . ................ six pence in money .
Item I Give unto John BATEMAN my son and to the said Richard CUMSTONE and to Arthur MACKRETH aforesaid all my clothes that is all my wearing apparel to be equally divided among them.
Item I Give unto John BATEMAN my son all the residue of my Goods, Credits and Chattels and I make the said John BATEMAN my son my sole executor he paying all my debts legacies and funeral expenses.
Bond: John BATEMAN of Colwith parish of Grasmere,yeom.
Gulmun TYSON of Ambleside, Innholder
Signed: John BATEMAN , W m TYSON
Inventory of Henry BATEMAN -
A true a perfect Inventory Indented and made of the Goods and Chattles of Henry BATEMAN late of Colwith in the Parish of Grasmere and County of Westmorland yeoman, Deceased. Apprized the fourth day of January Ano Domi. 1723 by Mr. William SAWREY Leonard BENSON Oliver PARTRIDGE and William Holme as followeth:
Imprimis: Purse and apparel.............. £10 00s 00d
A Chest ....................... 00 03 00
Debts owing to the deceased
upon specialty............... 34 00 00
Debts owing to the deceased
without specialty ........... 05 00 00
Total ....... 49 03 00
Debitory: Funeral expenses .............. 06 13 04
Apprizors: Will. SAWREY , Leonard BENSON , Oliver BENSON , William Holme (his mark)



Joseph BAYLEY, 1869
B: 1799, Casterton, Westmorland
D: 28 October 1869, Casterton, Westmorland
The Testator Joseph BAYLEY was late of Casterton in the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale in the County of Westmorland yeoman and died on the twenty seventh day of October 1869
Decease ?? and bequeath unto my friends Joseph Airey Dawson of Kirkby Lonsdale, hotel keeper and George Banks in the County of Lancashire, farmer, all my money and securities for money personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever freehold to them their executors and administrators. Upon f… to get in any money owing to me at the time of my decease and there outpay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and stand possessed of the clear residue thereof. Upon ?? to invest the same in their names upon Governmental or a good personal security and receive the interest dividends and annual income. ??? to outpay to my said sister Mary ?? DODGSON the annuity or annual sum of Fourteen (?) pounds during her life to be paid to her half yearly the first payment to become due and be made at the end of six months after my decease. And to stand possessed of the residue ?? interest and dividends and annual income. Upon First to pay and apply the same in and towards the maintenance education and advancement of my nephew James BAYLEY until he shall attain the age of twenty five years. And when and as he shall attain that age then to pay of ?? to him such amount of capital as such ?/ into as into their judgement appear in their possession or power sufficient to yield the said annual sum of Fourteen pounds, and during the life of my said sister Mary and immediately after her decease then I direct the ?? trust by of this my will to pay or transfer the remainder of the capital of such ?? investments unto him my said nephew James Bayley to whom I give and bequeath the same. I give and direct unto the said Joseph Airey Dawson and George Banks ?? cost to visit in me as trustee or mortgagee subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same, and I appoint the said Joseph Airey DAWSON and George BANKS trustees executors of this my will. …….. Signed 9 October, 1869



Nicholas BAYLEY, 1855
B: 1812 Casterton, Westmorland
D:17 Nov 1855 Casterton, Westmorland
This is the last will and testament of me Nicholas Bayley of Casterton in the Parish of Kirkby Lonsdale in the county of Westmorland, Yoeman. First I order and direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences to be paid by my executors hereinafter named and appointed. Then I give devise and bequeath all that my freehold estate _____ at Casterton aforesaid and also all other my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (except the clock which was presented to my by the Township of Casterton aforesaid, which I hereby give and bequeath to my son James Bayley) unto my brother Joseph Bayley of Casterton aforesaid yeoman and George Banks of Gale within the township of Burrow in the county of Lancaster, farmer, their heirs executors __________ and assigns upon trust to get all the debts due home and convert all my personal estate except aforesaid into money and let or lease my real estate and receive the rents of the real he interest of the personal estate (which I hereby direct them to invest in such manner and on such security as to them shall seem most beneficial) from time to time as the same becomes due and payable and after deducting the costs and expenses of the necessary spans (?) of my same real estate pay the same half yearly unto my dear wife Mary until my son James Bailey shall have attained the age of fourteen years, and from and immediately after the happening of the last mentioned event upon invest to pay unto my said wife during her natural life an annuity of ten pounds sterling for annum, half yearly and to receive and accumulate the residue of such rent, and income and stand possessed of such or accumulations. Upon the invest hereinafter mentioned that is to say upon trust to let the same rents and income accumulate by way of compound interest until my said son James shall attain the age of twenty five years. And then upon trust to convey grant and apine the said real estate unto my said son James his heirs and ________ (subject to the proviso or power of suntgaying (?) and charging the same real estate hereinafter contained) and upon further invest to pay out of the said accumulations, or if they be insufficient then out of the funds or money to be realised _______ real estate by virtue of the power hereinafter given, unto all and each of my other children now living or to be born in due time after my decease, the several and respective sums of one hundred pounds sterling each provided always and I ______ expressly declare that in case my said wife shall marry again or shall have or bear a child by any other man, then and on happening of either of those events all bequests and interest given or provided for her by this my will shall cease and determine to all interests and purposes and on her decease, or marriage again, or of her bearing a child by any other man I hereby give and bequeath to each of my said children now living or to be born alive in due time after my decease (except for my son James) the further and additional sum of one hundred pounds sterling each to be paid to them on them respectively attaining the age of twenty five years provide always further and I direct and empower my trustees for the time being if they or he shall deam it advisable to rebuild my present homestead and out buildings at Casterton aforesaid or either of them and to expend such a sum of money thereon as to them shall seem expedient or necessary and I further declare and direct that in case from any cause whatever the said accumulations of rent and income shall be insufficient to meet such sum or seems to be expended in such rebuilding as aforesaid or if raising and satisfying the said several sums or legacies hereinbefore given, as the case may be I do hereby empower and direct my son trustees and trustee for the time being to charge and raise by way of mortgage or other? Over my real estate such a ___ or ___ of money as will enable them and him to meet and pay any deficiency thereof. And I appoint the said Joseph Bayley and George Banks joint trustees and executors of this my will and I also hereby appoint my ____ dear wife as long as she shall remain my widow or until the happening of any of the events aforesaid and then my said trustees and executors to be the guardians and guardianess (?) of my children during their minorities and I hereby revoke all former and other will by me at any time herebefore made and do declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament. Dated 28 October 1855



John BAYLIFFE of Morthwaite, parish of Ravenstonedale. Will 1710
[bur Ravenstonedale 24 Feb 1710-11 " of Morthwait"]
Tuition of James BAYLIFFE, Murthwaite.
Edmund SHAW of Murthwaite, William FAWCETT of Foggygill and James FAWCETT of Street.



John BAYLIFFE of Dent, Husbandman. Admin. Bond 1721
[bur Ravenstonedale 8 March 1721 " John son of John BAYLIFFE, Murthwaite"]
Robert and Mary FAWCETT, James BAYLIFFE and Edmund SHAW



Hugh BAYLIFFE of Town Head, Ravenstonedale. Will, 1748
[bur Ravenstonedale 13 July 1749 " of Town Head"]
Wife Isabel, son Richard, daughter Mary.



Isabel BAYLIFF, widow, of Ravenstonedale Town. Inventory 1758
[bur Ravenstonedale 12 March 1758]


Elizabeth BECK of Artlegarth, Ravenstonedale. Will 1738
Widow of John BECK.
Mentions sons John, Roger and Richard, and two tenements at Artlegarth to son Edward.
Also mentions daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Isabel and Ann.



Edward BECK deceased of Artlegarth, Ravenstonedale. Admin. Bond 1784
[bur Ravenstonedale " age 73 of Artlegarth"]
Henry BECK, Nanny PERKIN and John BECK.



John BECK of Dubs, Ravenstonedale. Will 1813
Mentions son Edward, and daughters Ann and Mary BECK.


John BECK, deceased of Dubs, Ravenstonedale. Admin. Bond 1814
Mary BECK of Dubs, spinster, Ann BECK of Dubs, spinster and John BECK of Dubs.


Henry BECK of Artlegarth, Ravenstonedale. Will 1820


Margaret BECK of Ravenstonedale Town. Will proved 1834


Mary BECK, spinster of Dubs, Ravenstonedale, Will 1832.
Will proved 1840.


Mary BELL the wife of Herbert BELL Gentleman of Strawberry Bank, Ambleside in the County of Westmorland.
Will dated 3-March-1913
Executors and trustees my husband Herbert BELL and my brother in law Thomas BELL of Ambleside, chemist
Witnesses: JC SHEPHERD, Solicitor , Ambleside; Wilfred MONKHOUSE, chemist, Ambleside
To my daughters Silva and Gertrude all my wearing apparel, trinkets, jewellery and personal ornaments in equal shares.
To my trustees all my real estate and the remainder of my personal property upon trust to:
Pay my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses; and upon further trust to
Invest the rest and allow my husband to receive the income from those investments during his life and after his decease the capital to be equally divided between my said daughters Silva and Gertrude.
Probate 16-June 1922: Mary BELL of Strawberry Bank, Ambleside in the County of Westmorland died at St. Mary’s gate, Lancaster in the county of Lancaster on 12-April-1922.
Probate at Carlisle, administration of estate granted to Herbert BELL of Strawberry Bank aforesaid, Gentleman, husband of the deceased and Thomas BELL of Ambleside, retired chemist, the executors named in the will.
Gross value of the estate: £3388.13.0
Net value of personal effects: 3352.16.0



Herbert BELL of Strawberry Bank, Ambleside in the County of Westmorland, Gentleman. -
Will dated 2-June-1936
Executrix: my daughter Gertrude or if she should predecease me then my daughter Silva THOMPSON
To my daughter Gertrude all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever. If said daughter Gertrude should predecease me then all my real and personal estate to my daughter Silva THOMPSON
Probate 11-March-1947. Herbert BELL of Strawberry Bank, Ambleside, Westmorland died there 1-November-1946
Administration of estate granted to Gertrude BELL of Strawberry Bank aforesaid spinster, daughter of the deceased and sole executrix named in the will.
Gross value of estate: £3976.7.9
Net value of personal estate: £1934.8.4
Estate duties paid: £78.18.3



Gertrude BELL of Strawberry bank, Ambleside in the County of Westmorland, spinster. -
Will dated 18-January-1963 Executors and trustees: my sister Silva THOMPSON and Helen FALLON of Rossall School Fleetwood in the County of Lancaster
To the Trustee of Armitt Library on thousand pounds with the wish that some tablet of other memorial may be erected commemorating the work of my late father Herbert BELL who devoted most of his life to the purposes of the library.
To the Charlotte Mason College Association one thousand pounds to be applied to the Goodwill Fund
To the Vicar and Churchwardens for the time being of Saint Mary’s Parish Church Ambleside one hundred pounds for general purposes of the Church.
To Helen FALLON three hundred pounds
To my Godchild Elizabeth FEIBUSCH care of Mrs. Francis 17 Appleby Road, Kendal five hundred pounds
To Mrs. Phyllis PHILLIPS of High Waterhead, Coniston three hundred pounds
To my daily help Mary THOMSON of 4 Oak Street, Windermere three hundred pounds
To my cousin Mary SORABJI of 4 Osler Road Oxford three hundred pounds
To my solicitor Leigh Kerfoot BROWNSON of Ambleside three hundred pounds
To my cousin’s child Margaret HINDLEY of 4 Milford Avenue Sidmouth South Devon two hundred pounds
To my cousin’s child Gertrude HINDLEY of 4 Milford Avenue Sidmouth South Devon two hundred pounds
In the event of a sale of my property known as Littlerigg having been effected during my lifetime to my friend Doctor Raymond William ELDRIDGE and in the event there being no mortgage or loan outstanding in respect of such transaction I release him from any further payment in respect of such loan and bequeath any land adjoining the said premises to the said Doctor Raymond William ELDRIDGE for his own use absolutely.
I bequeath my personal chattels to my trustees to allow my my sister Silva THOMPSON to have such items as she shall wish to take, it is my wish that she shall have all my personal wearing apparel and any articles of personal use and adornment, the items of family furniture and silver and to hold the rest of my personal chattels in trust for my friend Helen FALLON and if she predecease me then in trust for her son Michael Harry FALLON.
I bequeath my dwelling house known as Strawberry Bank and fields adjoining to my trustees upon trust to allow Helen FALLON to have the use and enjoyment thereof during her life and after her death for her son Michael Harry FALLON for his own use.
All other property real and personal to my Trustees upon trust to call in and convert into money and after the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to invest the residue and pay the income therefrom to my sister Silva THOMPSON during her life and after her decease in trust for Doctor Barnardos Homes. Up to one half fo the capital of the residuary estate to be advanced to my sister Silva THOMPSON to enable her to live in reasonable comfort, notwithstanding that such an advancement will reduce the amount available to Doctor Barnardos Homes.
Probate 26-April-1968:
Gertrude BELL of Strawberry Bank, Ambleside, Westmorland died on 17-December-1967 at Christony Nursing Home Eshton Hall Gargrave Yorkshire
Proved at Carlisle; administration granted to Silva THOMPSON of 23 regent Street Crescent Skipton Yorkshire, widow sister to the deceased and Helen Sanderson FALLON of Fleur-De-Lys House Rossall School Fleetwood Lancashire married woman the executrixes named in the will
Gross value of estate £18283.4.0
Net value of personal Estate: £18090.3.0
Estate duties paid £2149.17.0



Elizabeth BELLAS of Marton, 1580 -
Mentions sons Lancelot, John, Robert, Richard, and daughter Agnes BELLES.

[See alsoThe History of the BELLAS Family]
Lancelot BELLESE of Marton, 1608 -
Son George BELLESE, Grch Nycholas BELLESE;
Robart BELLESE; Robart BELLESE of Keaslye; James BELLESE of Brampton [no relationships mentioned]; John SPEDDING; Henry GREGSON; Nycholas GREGSON;
Executors: George BELLESE, Henry GREGSON.



John BELLAS of Brampton, 1627 -
Wm RICHARDSON of Marton, my brother in law, sole executor.


Lancelot BELLAS of Marton, 1638 -
Younger son Stephen; son John, wife Elizabeth, daughter Barbara, daughter Jennett.


Stephen BELLAS of Brampton, 1671 -
Son James; daughters Agnes and Elizabeth BELLAS


Julian BELLAS of Longmarton, 1686 -
Son John; grandchildren John [and?] Richard; Jennet ATKINSON of Milburn Grange; Elizabeth FOALSON


George BELLAS of Longmarton, 1704 -
Grandchn Martha [and?] Ann BOWMAN; sons Wm, and George; brother Lancelot; daughter Mary BOWMAN; chn of son George BELLAS; son in law Thos ATKINSON; son in law Thos ALLON; son John BELLAS, son Richard BELLAS, daughter Eliz. ATKINSON; daughter Agnes ALLON.


John BELLAS of Longmarton, 1712 -
Son Richard of Milburn; son Lancelot; son John.


James BELLAS of Brampton, 1719 -
Wife Julian; son John, son [in law] John BLACKET of Murton; son Stephen.


Julian BELLAS [widow of James], Brampton, 1727 -
Son in law John BLACKETT of Murton ; son John; his wife Julian ; dau in law Catherine BELLAS of London [wid. of Stephen].


William BELLAS of Longmarton, 1729 -
Daughters Elizabeth TOD, Margrat PEARSON, Isabel BELL, Sarah BIRBECK;
Executor son John BELLAS
1/- each to James WHARTON, James WHARTON jnr, to John WHARTON.
Witnesses, Wm ATKINSON, Thos BLAND.



George BELLAS of Longmarton, 1737 -
Granddaughter Dorothy MONKHOUSE of Fieldhead; daughter Jane RAISBECK; loving wife Elizabeth BELLAS; son Joseph, executor.
Witnesses, Lancelot BELLAS, Wm NICHOLSON; Wm ALLEN.



Stephen BELLAS of Brampton, 1762 -
[A batchelor]. Sister Julian BELLAS, sole executor; two nieces, daughters of Guy COWPERTHWAITE.


Julian BELLAS of Brampton, spinster, - 1764 -
Administration - Bondsman, Guy COWPERTHWAITE. Jane (wife of Guy COWPERTHWAITE0 only next of kin and lawful sister.


Joseph BELLAS of Longmarton, 1767 -
Wife Margaret, children Hugh and Margaret BELLAS.


Richard BELLAS senr. of Brampton, 1782 -
Children John, Lancelot, Richard, son Thomas and his son Richard.


John BELLAS of Longmarton, 1790 -


Richard BELLAS of Bolton, 1791 -
Wife Hannah; children Betty, Mary, Joseph, Margaret, Hannah, Jane, Ann.


Robert BELLAS of Knock, Longmarton, 1792 -
Wife Elinor, children, Robert, Richard (dec) - his children Richard and John. Grandchildren, Ann LOY and John LOY.


John BELLAS, weaver, of Bolton, 1794 -
Brothers William and Stephen. Beneficiary Mary PEARSON. Witness: Hugh BELLASSIS.


Robert BELLAS of Longmarton, 1803 -
Wife Catherine; nephews John BELLAS, John LOY; niece Ann PARKER wife of Joseph PARKER;
Beneficiaries, Lancelot LOY; John ATKINSON of Breats, nephew to my wife; Richard ATKINSON of Kirkhouse; Jane HULLOCK, wife of Wm, niece to my loving wife; Ann CANNON, wife of Wm, niece to my loving wife; Isabella BRUNSKILL, wife of Joseph, niece to my loving wife; nephew Richard BELLAS; cousins Wm and Margaret ROBINSON.



Richard BELLAS of Brampton, 1808 -
Wife Elizabeth (Betty), eldest son Richard of Brampton; younger ch.; brother Lancelot, Vicar of Brough.

Richard BELLAS of Brampton, 1810 -
Older borther Thomas of Queens Col. Oxford; younger brothers Lancelot, John, William, George, Septimus.
Executor, Lancelot BELLAS, Vicar of Brough.



Elizabeth BELLAS of Brampton, 1811 -
Widow of Richard, died 1808. Admon. to son Thomas.


Thomas BELLAS of Milburn, Kirkby Thore, 1813 -
Dau Eliz.STEPHENSON, the 8 ch. of his late dau. Margaret BROWN - John,Wm, Mary,Geo. Thos. Michael, Joseph, and Peggy BROWN
Granddaughters Margaret and Mary DIXON.
Sons Michael BELLAS of Bongate, lab.; Isaac BELLAS of Heskett in the Forest, shoemaker; son in law Jonathan DIXON of Milburn, lab.
The last three executors.



Hugh BELLASSIS of Longmarton, 1825 -
Son John of Longmarton, dau Frances wife of Richard DIXON of Harbour Flatt; their children Hugh, Matthew, Wm, Agnes -
Grch Margaret wife of Thos.WINSKILL of Milburn, Mary w of Thos.BELLAS of Longmarton.



Mary BELLASSIS widow of Longmarton, 1845 -
Daughter Margaret dec'd. wife of Thomas WINSKILL, their children, Elizabeth, George; Daughter Mary wife of Thos. BELLAS -their children, John, Thos, Mary, Eliz.Savage.
Witnesses:John and George BELLASSIS.



Joseph BELLAS of Kirkby Thore, 1847 -
Wife Mary; ch.Joseph DOBSON B.Jane JACKSON, Mary DOBSON B.Elizabeth, Ann, John, Robert; Brothers, Robert, William.


John BELLAS of Longmarton, 1848 -
Will dated 23 Nov 1847; codicil added 8 Dec 1847 -
Sons Stephen, William, Lancelot; daughter Ann wife of John BLAND; son Thomas; daughter Margaret, wid.of Wm.HUTCHINSON, eldest son, John; daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas GOWLING.
Proved 9 Feb 1848.



Betty BELLAS of Longmarton, 1849 -
(Admon.) sons, John, Lancelot.


Thomas BELLAS of Milburn, 1856 -
Wife Mary.


William BELLAS, Clergyman of Longmarton, 1861 -
Brother Stephen and his children "with whom I have been living".


Richard BENNETT of Gill at Hubesty Head in Crosthwaite, parish of Heversham, yeoman -
Will dated 24 Feb 1832
- my loving wife Ann BENNETT, stock and household goods etc, messuages and tenements called the Gill and Yewes....situated at Hubesty Head...
- after her decease, Gill and Yewes, to my friends Edward FIDLER senior and Edward FIDLER junior both of Braken Hall in the township of Lambrigg in the parish of Kirkby Kendal in the county of Westmorland yeomen, and John SWAINSON of Broughton in Furness in the county of Lancaster husbandman - in Trust - to be sold by public auction for the best price that can be obtained -
- unto my son Edward BENNETT the sum of five pounds, to my son Richard BENNETT the sum of twenty pounds, to my son Thomas BENNETT the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, to my daughter Jennett CAPSTICK, the wife of William CAPSTICK the sum of sixty pounds, to my daughter Ann WATSON the wife of William WATSON the sum of sixty pounds, to my daughter Hannah BENNETT the sum of one hundred pounds, to my daughter Elizabeth BENNETT the sum of one hundred pounds -
Residue to be equally divided amongst my children.
Witnesses: Thomas BELL, Robert BELL, Robinson CARTMELL
[Will proved 16th May 1840. Richard died 19th April 1840, his wife Ann died 18th April 1840 both of natural causes]
In the 9th and 16th days of May, in the year of our Lord 1840, this will of Richard Bennett late of Gill at Hubesty Head in Crosthwaite in the parish of Heversham, in the county of Westmorland, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, in the diocese of Chester, Yeoman who departed this life on or about the 19th day of April last was proved in manner and form and Edward Fidler of Banisdale Head in the township of Fawcet Forest, in the parish of Kendal in the county of Lancaster, Farmer (formerly of Braken Hall in the township of Lambrigg in the parish and county aforesaid, Yeoman) and John Swainson of Broughton in Furness in the county of Lancaster, Husbandman, the surviving Executors therein named were sworn (viz the said Edward Fidler on the 9th day of May and the said John Swainson on the 16th day of May) well and faithfully to execute and perform the same and so forth and that acxcording to the best of the knowledge, information and belief of the said Edward Fidler and John Swainson, the whole of the goods, chattels and credits of which the said testator Richard Bennett died, possessed within the archdeaconry aforesaid exclusive of what the said testator might have been possessed of or entitled to, as a trustee for any other person or persons and not beneficially and without deducting any ? on account of the debts due or owing by and from the said testator were under the value of two hundred pounds.
Before me John Henderson, Surrogate



George BENNETT of Ayside, p. Cartmell, co. Lancaster -
Will dated 13 May 1851
Trustees: Robert TOWNSON of Lyth, co. Westmorland, yeoman; Robert GARNETT of Guisedale, co. Lancaster, land agent and William Henry WAKEFIELD Esq. of Sedgewick, co. Westmorland.
- Dau Isabella BENNETT wife of Edward BENNETT,now of Hincaster, co. Westmorland - 5s a week until she is in receipt of annuity left her by late Rev Robert DICKINSON, and then to cease.
- Son George BENNETT to the care of Trustees - hoping he will reside with nieces - also to receive annuity from will of his late uncle Rev Robert DICKENSON...
- my daughter Elizabeth BURROW, wife of Robert BURROW of Ayside -
- my grand-daughter Isabella BENNETT (out of health), 40 pounds
- have already advanced to grand-daughter Mary BROWN and her husband William BROWN 145 pounds
- Personal estate to be converted into money and “and shared among my six granddaughters namely Mary Brown, wife of William Brown of Well Heads, Elizabeth Burrows, wife of Robert Burrows of Ayside, Ann Bennett now residing at Heaver Lodge, Jane Bennett now residing at Sowhow, Cartmel Fell, Isabella Bennett now residing at Ayside and Hannah Bennett now residing at Ayside, the children of Edward and Isabella Bennett, now of Hincaster, their heirs or assigns.”
- Witnesses: James KIRKBRIDE, James GARNETT.
Will proved 10 Apr 1852.
In the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord, 1852, this will of George Bennett, late of Ayside in the parish of Cartmel in the county of Lancaster in the archdeaconry of Richmond in the diocese of Chester, yeoman who departed this life on or about the first day of February 1852 was proved in common form and Robert Townson of Lyth in the parish of Heversham in the county of Westmorland, yeoman and Robert Garnett of Grisedale in the parish of Hawkshead in the county of Lancaster, land agent, two of the executors according to the tenor of the will were sworn well and faithfully to execute and perform the same and so forth. Power being reserved for William Henry Wakefield Esquire of Sedgewick in the county of Westmorland one other Executor according to the tenor of the will therein named.



James BENSON of the Busk in Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland, Yeoman. -
Will dated 1-June-1836
Executors: the Rev. William SEWELL of Ambleside and William HIRD of Ulpha, in parish of Millom, Cumberland, blacksmith
Witnesses: Robert HOGARTH, Robert BENSON and Robert RIGG
To my executors all my lands and grounds known as High Hyriggs, Low Hyriggs, Hoghouse Close, with the outhouse therein, and Little Meadow all being part of my estate at Busk and my right of Furbury and Fell Grasses upon Scandale stinted pasture Levelling Houses, outhouses, gardens orchards, smithy and all other real property at Busk in Ambleside. To my executors all my goods, chattels and all other personal estate in special trust for the uses hereinafter mentioned.
I give to my wife my dwelling house, outhouses, smithies, orchards, gardens, dunghillsteads on the west side of Henry HIRD’s property at Busk during the term of her natural life and widowhood.
All the remainder of my property on the East of Henry HIRD’s property that is, High Hyriggs, Low Hyriggs, Hoghouse Close, with the outhouse therein, and Little Meadow all my messuage or dwelling house lately erected on part of my close called Low Hyriggs with the garden and appurtenances now in the occupation of the widow of my late son James BENSON and all my Furbury and Grasses upon Scandale stinted pasture, I order my trustees to sell and from the money arising to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all expenses attending the sale. The remainder to be placed out at interest and the interest and as much of the principal as my trustees see fit to be used, I give to my wife for her comfort and support and after her decease I give one fourth equally between Alexander and Mary BENSON, children of my late son James BENSON as they respectively attain the age of 21.
I give to my grandson Alexander, son of my late son James BENSON the shop or Smithy lately erected and built adjoining Busk Lane and commonly called the Low Shop or Smithy.
The remaining residue of the money arising from the sale to be split between my sons Henry, William and Robert or their lawful issue.
I give to my son Henry BENSON all my messuage and dwelling house and the shop or Smithy and the use of the tools of trade of blacksmith adjoining the orchard lately erected and built by me called the High Shop or Smithy, now in the occupation of the said Henry BENSON at Busk (except the messuage or dwelling house lately erected and built on part of my close called Low Hyriggs at Busk with the garden and appurtenances and now occupied by the widow of my late son James Benson and the smithy devised to my grandson Alexander Benson) during the term of his natural life only and not to be assigned. And after his death I give an devise to James BENSON my grandson, son of my son Henry BENSON the aforementioned premises devised to his father for the term of his natural life.
I give to my son Henry BENSON and my grandson Alexander BENSON, son of my late son James BENSON three sittings in the pew marked 59 in Ambleside Chapel.
I give all the household furniture to my wife Jane.
If any legatees of this will seek legal action to annul this will I authorize my trustees to deprive the legatee or legatees from their portion and to share that forfeited portion amongst the other legatees.
Codicil to the will of James BENSON of the Busk in Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland bearing date 1- June 1836.
Date of Codicil: 4-June-1836 Witnesses: William FELL, surgeon; Joseph THOMPSON; Robert RIGG
The property devised to my grandson James BENSON, son of my son Henry BENSON, that is my dwelling house, barn, outhouse, orchard and garden and smithy commonly called the High Shop, I charge with the payment of one hundred pounds. One fourth part to the younger brothers and sisters of my grandson James BENSON son of Henry BENSON as they attain the age of twenty one years; one fourth part to my grandson Alexander and his sister, children of my late son James BENSON; and the remaining fifty pounds between my sons Robert and William. These legacies to be paid twelve months after the decease of my wife Jane and Henry BENSON, my son.
Probate 10-September-1836 of the will with one codicil attached of James BENSON late of Busk in Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland, yeoman who died 11-June-1836 proved by William SEWELL of Ambleside and William HIRD of Ulpha in parish of Millom, Cumberland, the executors named in the will.
Under 100 pounds



James BENSON junior of Busk Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland, smith -
Will dated 23-March-1836
Executors: Rev. William SEWELL of Ambleside; Nicholas WILSON, Troutbeck, yeoman
Witnesses: James BENSON, senior; Henry BENSON; Robert BENSON
To my executors all my goods, household furniture, tools of trade as a Blacksmith, bonds, bills, securities and all other personal effects for the purposes set out below.
My executors to sell all my household furniture, tools of trade as smith and from the proceeds to pay all my just debts, testamentary and funeral expenses. The residue to be invested and the interest therefrom to be used for the maintenance of my children Alexander and Mary Benson until they reach the age of twenty one. And after they reach twenty one the remainder to be equally divided between my surviving children.
Probate: of the will of James BENSON junior, late of Busk in Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland, smith, who died 22-April-1836, dated 10-September-1836, granted to William SEWELL of Ambleside, parish of Windermere and Nicholas WILSON of Troutbeck of the same parish, executors named in the will.
Under 400 pounds



Jane BENSON of Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland-
Will dated 14-October-1836
Executor: my son Robert BENSON
Witnesses: William FELL, Surgeon; Thomas TROUGHTON
My body to be decently interred and my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses paid by my executor.
To my son Robert BENSON of Ambleside, blacksmith all my household goods and chattels, personal property and wearing apparel except the following articles:
To my granddaughter Jane BENSON, daughter of my son Henry BENSON six silver tea spoons, one pair of silver sugar tongs, one plated tea pot, one large looking glass and one bed quilt, which belonged to my late daughter Mary.
Probate 14-November-1836, of the will of Jane BENSON, late of Ambleside, parish of Windermere, Westmorland, widow, who died 28-October-1836, granted to Robert BENSON, sole executor named in the will.
Under 100 pounds



James BENSON of Fisher Bank, Ambleside, Westmorland, Blacksmith -
Will dated 22-February-1899
Executor: my son William James BENSON
dear wife Margaret, seven dwelling houses at Blue Hill, Ambleside in one of which known as Fisher Bank he now resides
my three sons Robert Henry BENSON, William James BENSON and Jackson BENSON -
my daughter Mary Ann BENSON
smithy at Blue Hill
Probate 13-February-1912, of the will of James BENSON of Fisher Bank, Ambleside, Westmorland, blacksmith who died 26-November-1911, granted to William James BENSON, blacksmith.
Effects: £2039.15.9



Dorothy BIRD, of Garshill, parish of Ravenstonedale. Will 1834
Witnesses: Peter and John ROWLANDSON.
Apprisers: Thos. SCARBOROUGH and John MILNER



Alice BIRKETT of the Street, Ravenstonedale. Inventory 1717
[bur Ravenstonedale 11 Feb 1718 " of Street"]


Richard BIRTLE of High Stennersceugh, Ravenstonedale. Inventory 1751
[bur Ravenstonedale 23 June 1751 " of Stenersceugh"]


Margaret BLACKBURN, spinster, of Town End, Ravenstonedale. Inventory 1727
[bur Ravenstonedale 29 June 1727 ]


Thomas BLACKBURN, deceased of Newbiggin, Ravenstonedale. Admin. Bond 1748
Died intestate. [bur Ravenstonedale 28 March 1748 "of Newbigan"]
Wife Margaret, Mr John BLACKBURN and Thomas WADDINGTON of High Scale, Garsdale, yeoman.



BLADES, Ravenstonedale. Tuition Bond 1602
Tuition Bond of Dorothy, Mary, John and Helen BLADES, minors.
Christopher BLADES.



John BLADES of Tarnhouse, Ravenstonedale. Will 1756
Names wife Mary, son John, daughters Mary and Alice, and daughter Elizabeth SHAW.
Also grand-daughter Isabel HODGSON.



Henry BLAND, of Orton, county of Westmorland, yeoman -
Will dated 5 June 1769
To my nephew Joseph POWLEY; to my niece Ann CATRICK; to my noece Agnes MASON; to my niece Mary POWLEY; to John .....bank[?]; to Mary wife of Danial TINSDALE; to Isabel TAYLOR, widow; to Martha, the wife of Joseph ROBERTSON; to Frances BRIGGS of Orton; to John the son of the said Thomas BRIGGS; to Thomas ROBINSON, parish clerk; to Thomas DAVISON and John HARRISON, both of Long-Sleddal; to Mr Thomas BLAND, curate of Great Salkeld. To the minister and some twelve men of the Parish of Orton & Township of Orton for the time being the sum of ten pounds, the yearly interest thereof to be applied by them for the use and benefit of Orton School for ever. All the above said sums to be paid thereout by my sister (in law) Agnes POWLEY to whom I give all the residue of my Estate and appoint her Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. I have herewith set my hand.
Henry Bland.
Witnesses, Ri: BURN, Thomas BLAND, Mary IRELAND.
Proved 11 Nov 1769.



Joseph BLAND, of Little Strickland, Parish of Morland and County of Westmorland, Yeoman -
Dated 26 March 1770
Mentions Daughter Sarah BETHAM; grand daughter Jane BETHAM; grand daughter Elizabeth BETHAM ; Grandson John BETHAM . Also daughter Elizabeth BLAND, Grandsons John ABOT, Christopher ABOT. Granddaughter Charlotte BLAND.
Also wife Elizabeth BLAND whom I do hereby nominate institute and appoint sole executor.
In the presence of Thomas HODGSON X the mark; Richard (MO…?)
Proved 5 Nov 1771



John BLAND of Belah Bridge in the township of Brough Sowerby parish of Brough & County of Westmorland .
Will dated 25 April 1812[?1813]
First I give to my son Thomas BLAND ….to be paid to him at the age of twenty one years He to pay his mother Margaret BLAND …yearly every year during her natural life. Thirdly I give devise to my daughter Elizabeth BLAND the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid her at the age of twenty one years she to pay to her mother Margaret BLAND the sum of four pounds and ten shillings yearly every year during her natural life. I fourthly give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes BLAND the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid at the age of twenty one years she to pay to her mother Margaret BLAND four pounds ten shillings every year during her natural life. Fifthly I give and devise to my daughter Isabella BLAND the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid to her at the age of twenty one years she to pay to her mother Margaret BLAND the sum of found pounds ten shillings yearly every year during her natural life and it is my will that if any of the above legatees should die before the age of twenty one years their legacys to be divided equally divided amongst the survivors. Lastly I appoint Thomas RUDD of Brough Sowerby, Edward LAMB of Sandford and my wife Margaret BLAND my sole executrix she paying all my just debts and funeral expenses.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Bland as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names in the testators presence and at his request and in the presence of each other. John Bland
Edward LAMB : Thos RUDD. Proved December 1813



THOMAS BLAND, Kirkoswald, county of Cumberland, mercer & tailor Will dated 6 Sep 1819 -
-Daughter Jane....."which belonged to my late wife"; ..daughter Mary; remainder to my brother Joseph BLAND of Kirkoswald aforesaid, innkeeper, & Thomas CARRUTHERS of Melmerby Hill in said county, miller - in trust ...etc... and convert into money to be divided between said two daughters when they respectively attain the age of 21; in the meantime the interest to go to their maintenance and education. " It being the wish of my late Father that my sister Mary now the wife of William RICHARDSON Shall have the rents of my Customary property situate at Kirkoswald till my sister Isabella attains the age of twenty one years and whereas the said Isabella was left residing with my said sister Mary now in order to conform as far as I can the will of my said Sister my will and as sure is that the said William RICHARDSON do pay unto the said Isabella the annual sum of six pounds as a rent for (1 house and) premises till she shall attain the age of twenty one years."
Executors, Joseph BLAND and Thomas CARRUTHERS.
Thos Bland (S:S) Signed & sealed .
Witnesses, Francis HENDERSON, Josias T. LAMBERT.
Proved this 20th Day of September 1819 by Joseph Bland and Thomas Carruthers.



Thomas BLAND of Musgrave, parish of Musgrave, county of Westmorland, yeoman. Will dated 30 May 1819
- Daughter Mary NICHOLSON; nephew Thomas NICHOLSON; nieces Mary NICHOLSON, Agnes NICHOLSON, & Elizabeth NICHOLSON; nephew William BLAND; niece Agnes BLAND; son Thomas BLAND; wife Jane BLAND, remainder.
- wife Jane BLAND, son Thomas BLAND, daughter Mary NICHOLSON, joint executors.
Witnesses: Thomas BLAND, Edward LAMB, Richard ALDERSON.
Proved 13 July 1819, by executors named.



Barnabas BLAND of Blacksike in the parish of Warcop, county of Westmorland, yeoman
Abstract of his will dated 16 April 1827.
I give to my Daughters Hannah and Ann all of my Household, Furniture to be divided equally between them.
To my only son Thomas BLAND all my Freehold possessions.
I give to my daughter Mary the sum of Five pounds per year to be paid unto her yearly and every year during her natural life.
I give to my Daughter Hannah the Legacy or sum of Two Hundred and Fifty pounds
I give to my Daughter Ann the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds
I also bequeath unto my said son Thomas all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects on payment of legacies.
I appoint my son Thomas sole Executor of this my Will.
In Witness I have unto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Twenty Seven. Barnabas Bland
Signed Sealed in the presence of us and in the presence of each other: Edmund THORNBARROW, Scaife WILSON, Elizabeth THORNBARROW.
Effects under £450 proved by Thomas BLAND the sole Executor 18th June 1830



Barnabas BLAND the Elder of Blackside in the Parish of Warcop and County of Westmorland Yeoman
Abstract from Original Will dated 8 Feb 1804
To my Son Barnabas BLAND all my freehold premises consisting of one close or inclosure, a part of a close, one cattle gate/ pasture called High Close one cattle gate/pasture called Haburn. All within the manor of Warcop with their appurtenances to hold the same in effect to him the said Barnabas Bland his heirs and assigns for ever.
I give to my daughter Catherine BELL wife of Robert BELL the sum of twenty pounds.
I give to my Grand daughter Margaret THOMPSON twenty pounds.
I give to my Grandson William BLAND the sum of twenty pounds.
I give to my grand daughter Mary BLAND otherwise JOHNSTONE if living the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to herself and no way under the control of her husband, if dead to be divided amongst her children then living within six months after my decease Share and Share alike.
All the rest and remainder of my person estate of what kind or nature source, I give to my son Barnabas BLAND who I do hereby make, nominate constitute and appoint my whole and sole Executor. Willing and requesting him to pay all the legacies above mentioned within six months of my decease my just debts and funeral expenses.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this eighth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and four : Barnabas BLAND his X Mark.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator Barnabas Bland in the presence of us as witnesses thereto. Richard BREAKS, Ralph WILSON, Scaife WILSON :



John BLAND of Bybeck in the Parish of Orton , Westmorland, Farmer.
Abstract of his Will dated 9 January 1854.
I give to my son “Robert BLAND” the sum of ten pounds.
All the residue shall be divided into six equal shares or parts and that one such shares or parts shall be paid to each of my children Thomas, John, Robert, Agnes and Mary the remaining share shall be divided in equal shares amongst the surviving children of my late daughter Ann JACKSON. I do hereby constitute and appoint Joint executors my Sons Thomas and Robert.
This ninth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty four John Bland.
Witnesses: Agnes HAYTON, John Septimus SISSON
Proved 3rd April 1855 by Thomas BLAND and Robert BLAND: Effects under 500 pounds.



Edward BLAND of Hoff in the Parish of St. Lawrence in Appleby,Westmorland -
Abstract of his Will dated 15 January 1701 -
Grand daughter Margaret WILSON of Hoff daughter to William WILSON of Hoff the sum of fifty pounds
John COULSTON of Sandport in the Parish of Crosby Garrett & Elizabeth COULSTON his wife.
John COULTSON, Thomas COULTSON and Elizabeth COULTSON all children to the said Elizabeth COULSTON of Crosby Garrett
and I do hereby appoint Ann WILSON wife of William WILSON of Hoff Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament.
This fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and One. Edward BLAND X
Witnesses: Thomas RICHARDSON, Jurat, Thomas SMITH Jurat, Thos SMITH, Ric. BAYNES Jurat



Hugh BLENCARN of ?High Stennersceugh?, Ravenstonedale. Inventory 1698
[bur Ravenstonedale 13 May 1698 "Hugh Blenckarne"]
Inventory - Includes debt owing to him by Richard CHAMBERLAIN.



Robert BLENCAIRN, deceased. Inventory and Admin. Bond 1806
died intestate (of ?Ravenstonedale?)
Daughters Mary and Sarah, William PARKIN, Thomas HASTWELL.



Isabel BOUSFIELD, Ravenstonedale.
Administration Bond 1706.


Abraham BOUSFIELD, Town Head, Ravenstonedale. Will 1708. [buried Ravenstonedale 14 Dec 1712] Mentions....... brother Henry. Richard and Sarah CHAMBERLAIN. Their children John, Thomas, Sarah, Michael and Joseph CHAMBERLAIN. His sister Isabel ?JEFERSON?, and her children Emma, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Isabel. John TODD's four daughters at London. John and Mary BOUSFIELD, and Margaret TODD.


Mary BOUSFIELD, Ravenstonedale Town. Will 1718
[buried Ravenstonedale 15 June 1722 "of Newbiggin alias Mary HUNTER"]
Mentions......sons Edward and James.



Eleanor BOUSFIELD, widow, of Wath, Ravenstonedale. Died Intestate 1721.
[buried Ravenstonedale 13 Sept 1721]
Her goods claimed by Isaac HANDLEY of Narthwaite, Ravenstonedale.



Ann BOUSFIELD of Scarsikes, (Weasdale) Ravenstonedale. 1724 Inventory. [buried Ravenstonedale 5 April 1724]
Appriser Thomas ROBINSON.



Mary BOUSFIELD, Ravenstonedale Town. Will 1730
Mentions ........her son John BOUSFIELD. Joseph SHAW's children, her son-in-law, husband of her daughter Sarah. Two grandchildren John and Margaret FAWCETT. Grandson Thomas BOUSFIELD


Michael BOUSFIELD of Brunt Hill, Ravenstonedale. Will 1736
[buried Ravenstonedale 22 May 1736]
Mentions....wife Elizabeth, daughter Isabel.



Elizabeth BOUSFIELD of Lowhouse, Weasdale, Ravenstonedale, spinster 1741
Mentions..... brother Simon BOUSFIELD. Apprisers: Peter GILES, James FAWCETT


Simon BOUSFIELD, Tranmer, Ravenstonedale. Will 1742
[buried Ravenstonedale 12 Oct 1746 of Backside, Wandale]
Mentions... wife Isabel. Witness Peter GILES



Richard BOUSFIELD, Weasdale, Ravenstonedale. Will 1783
Mentions.....sons Ralph, Christopher, Robert and Richard. Daughter Ann, wife of John CHAMBERLAIN, Greenside. Daughter Betty. Grand-daughters Ruth and Agnes CHAMBERLAIN. He owned Castlehaw, Howgill. Son-in-law Richard DIXON.


Ralph BOUSFIELD of Dubbs, Ravenstonedale.
1810 Inventory and Admin. Bond.
Elizabeth, widow of Ralph BOUSFIELD deceased of Dubbs , Richard DIXON, Christopher BOUSFIELD.



Elizabeth BOUSFIELD, spinster, Ravenstonedale.
Will 1827.
Mentions... £25 each to three nephews Stephen, Richard and Robert CHAMBERLAIN. £20 each to seven nieces Ruth, Agnes, Mary, Ann, Isabel, Hannah and Margaret CHAMBERLAIN. Three other nephews John Robert and William. Witness Robert CHAMBERLAIN



John BOUSFIELD of Soulby in parish of Kirkby Stephen, yeoman
Dated 4th July 1757
To son James BOUSFIELD twenty pounds, to daughter Sarah BOUSFIELD sixty pounds
Wife Elizabeth BOUSFIELD, sole executrix.
Proved 19 Apr 1758.



Joshua BOUSFIELD of Hartley Milnex[?], parish of Kirkby Stephen
Dated 16 September 1769
To two sons Joshua and John, and my three daughters, Mary, Elizabeth & Sarah - fifty pounds
Wife Sarah BOUSFIELD, sole executrix.
Proved 19 June 1770



Thomas BOUSFIELD, of Kirkby Stephen, farmer -
Dated 9 Oct 1822
To son William BOUSFIELD of London, 3 pounds -
To daughter Margaret JOHNSTON wife of William JOHNSTON of Kirkby Stephen, 3 pounds
To daughter Agnes HUNTER wife of John HUNTER of Astick one guinea
To son Thomas BOUSFIELD all my house, cart, husbandry gear, household goods, beds and furniture
Son Thomas BOUSFIELD, sole executor. Effects under £100.
Proved 6 Nov 1823



Joshua BOUSFIELD of Hartley, parish of Kirkby Stephen, yeoman- Dated 3 April 1838
To son John BOUSFIELD all my freehold Mill with the Mill butts or Garth adjoining, situate at Barnard Castle in County of Durham
To son William BOUSFIELD the legacy or sum of 180 pounds
To daughter Sarah MANGHAM [?MAUGHAM] the legacy or sum of 270 pounds
To daughter Elizabeth LOADMAN the legacy or sum of 180 pounds
To daughter Margaret SWINBURN the legacy or sum of 270 pounds
To daughter Jane BURNS the legacy or sum of 270 pounds
To son William BOUSFIELD all that my dwelling house and one half of the garden adjoining thereto situate at the north end thereof and one stable situate in Thorngate and now in the occupation of John BOUSFIELD and William HARBERT.
To daughter Elizabeth LOADMAN all that my dwellinghouse and one half of the garden next adjoining the above devised MIll now in the occupation of Sarah MANGHAM [?MAUGHAM].
The two last mentioned dwellinghouses garden and stable are situate at Barnard Castle.
To daughter Margaret SWINBURN the sum of 150 pounds from the sale of property at Harley in the County of Westmoreland
To two daughters Jane BURNS and Margaret SWINBURN all my household furniture plate linen and china.
Executors: John GIBSON of Barnard Castle in County of Durham, grocer, & Edward SERGRANTSON, Vicar of Kirkby Stephen in the County of Westmorland.
Proved 29 Dec 1838. Under £200



Elizabeth BOUSFIELD, 'Craca', parish of Barton. Will 1825
She died 1825, will proved 1831.
Trustee and Executor: Stephen CHAMBERLAIN of Greenside, Ravenstonedale



Margaret BOUSFIELD of Townhead, Ravenstonedale. Will 1832
Names brother Stephen BOUSFIELD.
Witnesses: William BIRTLE and James HAYGARTH



Elizabeth BOVELL of Rigg End, parish of Ravenstonedale. Inventory 1709


Michael BOVELL of Newbiggin, Ravenstonedale, yeoman. Will 1739
[bur Ravenstonedale 28 Jan 1740, widower, of Newbiggin]
Names sons Richard and Robert, daughter Margaret HUNTER wife of Robert HUNTER, grand-daughters Margaret, Mary and Ruth, son (in-law) John FAWCETT of Backside, Ravenstonedale.



Michael BOVELL of Lonedale, Newbiggin, Ravenstonedale. Will 1822


Robert BOVELL of Newbiggin, Ravenstonedale. Will 1829
Devises to Thomas GIBSON of Oddendale, tenement and messuage of High Stennersceugh in occupation of John KIRKBRIDE.
Also mentions John FAWCETT of Greenside, Ravenstonedale.



Eleanor BOWMAN, Will 1738
[bap Ravenstonedale 1662 dau of John KNOUSTOB]
Names brothers Henry and Michael KNEWSTUPP, sister Margaret FAWCETT, son-in-law George LONGSTAFFE, and grand-daughter Jane BINDLOSS.



Rev. Jeffery BOWNESS, Will 1812
Names wife Mary. Estate called 'Acres' in Orton. Daughter Elizabeth HUNTER, grandson Robert HUNTER, and grand-daughters Ann, Mary, Isabel, Elizabeth and Alice HUNTER.


William BOWNESS of Raisbeck in the Parish of Orton, Yeoman.
Date of will 13 July 1804.
To my wife Christable BOWNESS, a Messuage and Tenement at Townhead in Raisbeck, consisting of two dwelling houses, two peat houses, one barn, two cow houses, one stable, one swine house, one cart house and a little house, two garths called Fore Garths and two other garths called Back Garths with a plantation fenced off from the same, one garden, one close called Arthur Garth, one other close called Croft, one other close called Backdykes, one other close called Parklands, one other close called Swinbank, one other close called Moorbarrow Mire, one other close called Kold, one other close called Intake, one cattle gate or grassing for a cow in Raisbeck Wood, two cattle gates in Farm Moor Pasture, one allotment of Turbary in Fryar Moss both mured out with all appurtenances belonging to the said premises, for the term of her natural life.
Immediately after the decease of my wife, I give all the aforesaid premises to my grandchildren, John and Thomas CLEASBY.
I further order that after the death of my wife the above premises shall be sold, and the money arising be divided equally between John and Thomas CLEASBY first paying a legacy of one hundred pounds to my granddaughters Agnes CLEASBY and Christable CLEASBY to be equally divided between them.
To my son in law John CLEASBY ten pounds, and to my grandson Bowness CLEASBY ten pounds, both to be paid out of the personal property twelve months after the decease of my wife.
To my granddaughters Elizabeth CLEASBY, Mary CLEASBY, Barbara CLEASBY and Margaret CLEASBY all that messuage and tenement situate at Dawnsbank near Raisbeck consisting of one dwelling house, one barn, one byer, one stable, one peat house, one cart house, and a swine house, together with all my improved closes or inclosures of ground, and whatever lands belong to me on the south side of the Turnpike Road leading from Orton to Ravenstonedale and one cattle gate and a half in the Farm Moor Pasture; and one cattle gate in Raisbeck Wood together with all the appurtenances. And further order that all the last devised premises be sold so soon as the said Mary CLEASBY and Barbara CLEASBY shall attain the age of twenty one years, and the money arising from the sale thereof shall be divided equally share and share alike among them the said Elizabeth, Mary, Barbara and Margaret CLEASBY, but Margaret’s share shall remain unpaid till she attains to the age of twenty one years, and the said premises shall be subject to the payment thereof with interest after the rate of four pounds in the hundred by the year.
I give & dispose of the guardianship and tuition of my four youngest children during their minority to John WHITEHEAD, Leonard BOWNESS, George BOWNESS and Robert BOWNESS, authorising and empowering them to let to farm all or any part of the premises devised to my said four youngest grandchildren, and to expend the money thence arising according to the discretion of the said tutors and guardians in the maintenance and education of my four said grandchildren according as exigencies may require.
I do hereby order that the accounts of the guardianship be inspected yearly by Jeffery BOWNESS, or Thomas REDMAN, and if approved by him or them shall undergo no further examination.
I further order that if any of my said grandchildren die before they have received their respective legacies, and leave issue such issue shall be entitled to the father or mother’s share, but if no issue be left the property shall be shared among all my surviving grandchildren. I further order that if any of my grandchildren be not content with the legacies bequeathed to them by virtue of my Will, and prove refractory so that the rest or any of the legatees cannot procure their just shares without trouble and expense, that he, she or they shall for so doing forfeit their legacy or legacies and that the same be divided equally among the other legatees who are not refractory. Remainder to Christable BOWNESS, my wife, whom appoint sole Executrix.
William Bowness Signed, in presence of us who subscribed our names and at his request the word "order" being underlined in the third page before the execution hereof.
Stephen DENT, William DAWSON, John PARKING.
Proved August 21st 1804
[no word "order" is underlined in this copy] [Transcription from photocopy from Family History Library microfilm 90522.]



Robert BOWNESS of Raisbeck in the Parish of Orton in the County of Westmorland and Diocese of Carlisle, Yeoman.
1831.
The whole of my freehold furniture except the plates, dishes and other articles of pewter to my daughter Isabel WHITESIDE. All the rest to my son George BOWNESS, Rector of Rokeby, to my son-in-law George BOWNESS of Sunbegin, Yeoman, and to William BURRA of Raisbeck, Yeoman, on the following trusts.
I direct that they sell my freehold estate at Raisbeck with my stock and crops intact by public auction. From the proceeds I direct that all my expenses be paid. To my daughter Elizabeth BOWNESS two hundred and fifty pounds, which sum I direct to be under the management of my trustees for her benefit. If she die without issue, any residue shall be divided among her brothers and sisters or their descendants.
To my son Thomas BOWNESS I bequeath the interest of three hundred pounds during his life to be paid to him by my trustees, and I direct that the three hundred pounds be equally divided at his decease among his children or their descendants.
To my daughter Mary ROBERTSON I bequeath the interest of two hundred and five pounds during her life to be paid to her by my trustees, and at her decease the two hundred and five pounds be divided in equal shares among her children or their descendants.
To my daughter Agnes BOWNESS I bequeath the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds. To my daughter Isabel WHITESIDE I bequeath the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds.
To my son William BOWNESS I bequeath the sum of three hundred pounds, to be under the management of my trustees for his benefit. If he die without issue any residue shall be divided among his brothers and sisters or their descendants.
To my son Robert BOWNESS I bequeath the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds.
To my son George BOWNESS I bequeath the sum of fifty pounds.
To my son John BOWNESS I bequeath the sum of forty pounds.
To my grandson Leonard BOWNESS, the son of my son Thomas BOWNESS, I bequeath the sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings.
To my grandson Robert BOWNESS, the son of my daughter Isabel WHITESIDE, I bequeath the sum of ten pounds to be paid to him by my aforesaid trustees when he is ??ing of ??
In case of any surplus my three trustees giving yearly the interest to my children or their descendants who may be judged by them to be most needful and deserving according to trustees’ judgment and discretion. At the expiration of seven years after my decease any surplus shall be divided in equal shares among my sons Thomas and William and my three married daughters or their descendants they being judged most necessitous and deserving.
In case of the death of one of my aforesaid trustees the two survivors shall immediately proceed to choose any reputable and respectable person in the neighbourhood as a third trustee. I also direct that the above sums of money in trust be made to bear interest and the said legacies be paid as soon after the sales of my estate and effects as it can be conveniently done.
In case of any misunderstanding among my said trustees or legatees such dispute or disagreement shall be referred to the Reverend Thomas MOSS, Master of the Grammar School of Orton and John DODD of Raisbeck, Yeoman, and that their decision shall be final. If either of the said referees should happen to die I direct that the survivor shall immediately proceed to choose another respectable person in the neighbourhood. I appoint my son George BOWNESS and my son in law George BOWNESS joint Executors.
Robert Bowness Signed. Witnesses: William SISSON, John Garnet HOLME, Robert TAYLOR.
Codicil dated 3 April 1832.
Whereas I bequeathed unto my son William BOWNESS the sum of three hundred pounds and whereas my said son William Bowness has lately deceased I hereby revoke that part of my said Will in which the said legacy of three hundred pounds is bequeathed unto him. I hereby give to my daughters Elizabeth BOWNESS, Mary ROBERTSON and Agnes BOWNESS the further sum of fifty pounds each.
To my daughter Isabel WHITESIDE I give the further sum of ninety pounds.
To my son Thomas BOWNESS I give the further sum of fifty pounds.
To my granddaughter Agnes ROBERTSON I give the sum of ten pounds.
Robert Bowness his X mark and seal.
Witnesses: Robert TAYLOR, Robert BRUNSKILL, Robert COWPERTHWAITE.
Effects under £200 proved 25th Sept. 1832.



Orton BRADLEY, Eden Place, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, Esquire -
Will dated 7 Dec 1839 - wife Mary BRADLEY £50 - eldest son Richard Holland BRADLEY, freehold in Kirkby Stephen adjoining bridge over River Eden now in occupation of Ed. SHAW - other real estate to wife Mary Bradley, son Richard Holland Bradley, and brother Richard BRADLEY of Sunderland, Co Durham, linendraper, and son in law Robert BOWERY of Hill House, Monkwearmouth, gent., upon trust......to be sold etc..
Mentions marriages of two daughters (and money already given them) - Margaret Marianne, wife of said Robert BOWERY, and Agnes Caroline, wife of Mr Reginald ORTON -
Reference to settlement dated 20 Nov 1820 made by Richard HOLLAND Esquire "for benefit of my wife, myself and our children".
Remainder of estate to form part of Trust Fund, the income for wife for life or until she remarries; then for children. Mentions four daughters, [two as above], and Frances Elizabeth BRADLEY and Eleonora Catherine BRADLEY.
Executors: wife, son Richard Holland BRADLEY, brother Richard BRADLEY, and Robert BOWERY; also to be Guardians of all children under age. Signed, Orton Bradley; witnessed by Edward SHAW, Kirkby Stephen, Eliza SHAW, Do.
1st Codicil dated 23 July 1849. Executors altered, Richard Holland Bradley and Richard Bradley replaced by son Reginald Robert Bradley. Witnessed by Philip RUDD, clerk, Dorothy BRUNSKILL.
2nd Codicil dated 8 Nov 1854. To wife all household goods, furniture, etc. Witnessed by M.A. REYROUX, Sol. Old Broad, London; Robert CLARK, Farm Servant to Mr Bradley.
Testator died 20 March 1857. Will & two codicils proved by Robert BOWERY, Hill House, Monkwearmouth, Co Durham, gent., one of the executors, 22 June 1857 (power etc for Mary Bradley, widow, & Reginald Robert Bradley, the other executors.) Sworn, under £4000. Prerogative Court of York.



Mary BRADLEY of Eden Place, Westmorland, widow
Dated 30 June 1857 -
To dau Fanny silver teapot given me by Sir John SOANE and silver coffee pot given me by Mr Henry ROWLES - To dau Ellen silver teapot, sugar basin and cream jug which formerly belonged to Mr William ORTON
also remainder of plate linen and wearing apparel to two daughters equally
-rest of estate to daughter Fanny, sole executrix.
Signed Mary Bradley. Witnesses M.A. REYROUX, Sol., Old Broad, London; Mary Ann PHILIPS, Blackheath Park, London.
Codicil dated 20 Mar 1860, witnessed by Rob. Geo FREEMAN, and Jane E. SMITH, Trafalgar Rd, Greenwich, has reference to a "journey" about to be made; also any money arising from interest due at time of death, to be placed in the "general fund belonging to my children".
11 Sep 1865 - Will and Codicil of Mary BRADLEY formerly of Eden Place, Westmorland, but late of Watford, Co. of Hereford, widow, deceased, who died 3 July 1865 at Watford, proved by Oath of Frances Elizabeth (in will written Fanny) Bradley of Hill House, Sunderland, Co. Durham, spinster, daughter of the deceased, sole executor - Princ. Registry of HM Court of Probate.



Robert BRADLEY, Kirkby Stephen, 1743, (Admon.)
Administration of the estate of Robert BRADLEY, late of Kirkby Stephen, granted at Appleby 11 May 1743 to Catherine BRADLEY, widow & relict of the deceased.
The Bond relating to the "goods, chattels, and credits" of Robert Bradley, deceased, was to Catherine Bradley of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, widow, Henry DENNYSON of the same place, gent.; and Robert CHAMBERLAIN of the same, weaver. Dennison and Chamberlain signed their names; Catherine Bradley made her mark, X. Witnesses were Henry WAUGH and John NICOLSON.



Thomas BRAIDLEY, Kirkby Stephen, (Admon.) 1746
Document mentions his natural and lawful son Thomas junior, a clogger. Mathew DIXON, shopkeeper of Kirkby Stephen was one of the witnesses.


Thomas BREAKS, yeoman, of Newbiggin, Ravenstonedale. Will and Inventory 1726
[bur Ravenstonedale 1 July 1726 "of Nubiggin".]
Wife Margaret, sons Richard, John and Robert. Mentions Anthony FOTHERGILL of Brownber.



Margaret BREAKS of Newbiggin, Ravenstonedale. Will 1745
Names brothers Richard and Robert, nephew Solomon CONSTANTINE, Michael, Joseph, Mathew and Sarah BREAKS. Richard, John and Robert BREAKS. Sister Mary ROBINSON. Mathew CONSTANTINE


William BROWN of Gatebeck, in Preston Patrick, Westmorland, farmer -
Will dated 20 Mar 1882
- my wife Mary BROWN -
-my grandson Edward Bennett BROWN, son of my daughter Dorothy McKELVEY, 20 pounds at 21 -
- my son William BROWN of Gatebeck & my three daughters, Dorothy wife of George McKELVEY of Dalton in Furness, Elizabeth the wife of Richard JAMES of Gatebeck, and Isabella Mary BROWN of Gatebeck.
- Edmund BRACKEN of West View in the township of Preston Patrick Farmer and Joseph JORDAN of Kendal Corn Dealer, Executors -
Witnesses: John DAWSON Sedgwick Builder; Elizabeth BRACKEN West View Farmer’s wife.
Proved at Carlisle the fourteenth day of April 1893 by the Oaths of Edmund Bracken and Joseph Jordan the Executors named in the Will to whom Administration was granted.
The Testator William Brown was late of Gatebeck Farm in the township of Preston Patrick in the county of Westmorland Farmer and died on the fourteenth day of January 1892 at Gatebeck Farm aforesaid.
Gross Value of Personal Estate £195 6s 0d
Messrs Bolton & Bolton, Solicitors



Henry BRUNSKILL, late of Murthwaite, Ravenstonedale. Admin Bond 1779
[bur Ravenstonedale 28 Oct 1779 age 66]
Isabel BRUNSKILL, John BRUNSKILL of Murthwaite, Arthur BOUSFIELD, Anthony FOTHERGILL



William BRUNSKILL, deceased, late of Wandale, Ravenstonedale. Admin Bond 1811
[bur Ravenstonedale 18 Sept 1810 age 57, of Wandale]
Ann BRUNSKILL, widow, Fawcett HUNTER, John HANDLEY.



Ann BRUNSKILL, deceased, of Wandale, Ravenstonedale. Inventory and Admin. Bond 1813
Son David BRUNSKILL of Wandale, Thomas RAW of Swaledale, Edward WILKINSON of Sedbergh


John BRUNSKILL of Ravenstonedale Town. Will 1827
Names daughters Isabel and Ann BRUNSKILL, also daughters Margaret MACHEL and Betty SMITH.


Isabel BRUNSKILL, spinster of Ravenstonedale Town. Will 1841


Richard BUCK, Sleagill Head, Westmorland, Farmer
Will dated 7 June 1866
To my two Sons John and Anthony BUCK the sum or Legacy of One hundred and twenty pounds sterling to be divided between them share and share alike....Unto my Son Richard LANGLEY ...Twenty Five pounds....Unto Jane LANGLEY Senr of Sleagill Head...Thirty pounds and also one Bedstead Bed and Bedding as now standing in the Parlour...I also give...unto Jane LANGLEY Senr the interest of the share...bequeathed unto Jane LANGLEY Junr of Sleagill aforesaid until she attain the age of Twnety one years, the said interest to be paid to Jane LANGLEY Senr...at the rate of Four and one half percent per annum . And lastly I give and bequeath unto my Sons and Daughter, the whole of my Farming Stock Crop Implements of Husbandry Threshing Machine and Dairy Utensils which I ..direct to be sold by Public Auction as soon as convenient ..in the course of Twelve months after my decease...the proceeds thereof after... Legacies...all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses, viz. unto John BUCK, Anthony BUCK, Richard LANGLEY, Joseph LANGLEY, William LANGLEY, George LANGLEY and Jane LANGLEY to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike. And I hereby ...appoint to my two Sons, Anthony BUCK and Richard LANGLEY ...joint Executors of this my Will and Testament.
Witnesses: Wiliam KENDALL--Morland, James PARKIN--Sleagill [his mark].
Proved at Carlisle 17 November 1869.
The Testator Richard BUCK was late of Sleagill Head in the parish of Morland in the County of Westmorland Farmer and died on the tenth day of January 1869 at Sleagill Head.
"Under 450 pounds" John Giles MOUNSEY, Proctor, Carlisle
Note: Jane LANGLEY Senr was a domestic servant in Richard BUCK's household. She came into service in her teens, when (or before) Richard's wife Elizabeth HARRISON died shortly after the birth of Richard and Elizabeth's fourth child (1829). Jane LANGLEY's relationship to Richard BUCK was shown as "servant" on all census, although the BUCK brothers showed her as "mother" in the 1871 census. Richard BUCK and Jane LANGLEY lived together for more than forty years
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