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Thomas DENT, yeoman of Winton, 1753 -
- nephew George; brother William; sons and daughters of said William -
- 3 children of William HASTOCK [?HASTWELL] of Kirkby Stephen, that is, Robert, Isabel & Eleanor -
3 youngt. children of John WALLER of Winton, that is, Robert, Eleanor & Isabel -
Rest & residue to wife Jane DENT, full & sole executrix.



Jane DENT, of Winton, Kirkby Stephen, "widow woman", 1768 - -
- Will dated 26 June 1767 -
- Nephew John WALLER of Winton, executor -
- Eleanor, daughter of above John WALLER -
- her brother Robert WALLER -
- Isabell MORLAND, wife of John MORLAND of Rookby -
- Isabell BIRKBECK; her sister Eleanor HASTWELL; Robert HASTWELL, brother of said Isabell BIRKBECK & Eleanor HASTWELL -
- William WALLER of London -
- Agnes THOMPSON of Winton & her daughter Jane WALLER.



Jane DEVIS (DAVIS) of Hartley p Kirkby Stephen -Spinster
Will written 24 Aug 1790 proved 2 Nov 1791-
Mrs Eleanor RUDD, Kirkby Stephen twelve pounds; Miss Nelley RUDD, Kirkby Stephen four pounds;
Miss Mary BRADLEY, Kirkby Stephen ten pounds; Miss ?Bollow CLEASBY, Barnard Castle ten pounds;
Mr HUTCHINSON jnr son of John Hutchinson Smith five pounds;
Wm BRUNSKILL, Oxonthwaite two daughters by his first wife Saray and her sister Marey, the sum of seven pounds each (bedding to Saray BRUNSKILL also);
Matthew ROBINSON Ringile one pound one shilling; Agnes HARKER wife of John HARKER, Hartley , one pound one shilling;
Eliz. DAVIS wife of Jos. DAVIS, Kirkby Stephen twenty pounds (also other named goods);
Phill: RUDD, Hartley and wife Elizabeth and four children five shillings each;
Jno.HUTCHINSON, Smith ,Hartley and wife Ann five shillings each; Charles DAVIS, Stainmore one pound one shilling;
Jane RAKESTRAW, Hartley, cambrick handkerchiefs etc; Elizabeth RUDD wife of Phill: RUDD, Hartley (clothing);
Ann HUTCHINSON wife Jno HUTCHINSON, Smith, Hartley, clothing listed; Isble HUTCHINSON dau Jno HUTCHINSON, Smith bedding;
Ann HUTCHINSON dau Jno HUTCHINSON Smith, Hartley one sheet.- Elizabeth DAWSON wife Jno DAWSON, Hartley (clothing listed);
Rest and residue of estate to my loving friend Jno DAWSON of Hartley , also sole exec.
Wit Phillip RUDD, Miles HUTCHINSON.



Thomas DEWHURST of Tebay, Orton-
Will written 6 May 1869 -
Nine equal shares -
son, Thomas DEWHURST - one share;
son, John DEWHURST - one share
son, Christopher DEWHURST - two shares
grandson, Robinson DEWHURST - one share
daughter, Agnes VEST - one share
daughter, Elizabeth HODGSON - one share
daughter, Alice BLAMIRE - one share
daughter, Dorothy HERRING - one share
Trustee - James LEIGHTON of Shap.
Thomas DEWHURST made his mark.
Witnesses - W PHILIPSON, Richard SMITH.
On 12 Jun 1869, at Kendal, one of the witnesses, William PHILIPSON of Tebay in Orton Parish, Yardsman, made an oath that the will was the one he witnessed.
The will was proved 16 Jun 1869 at Carlisle by James LEIGHTON. Valued under £200. At that time it was noted that Thomas DEWHURST died 18 May 1869.
[Source - LDS Film #1544903, Record Copy Wills D June, 1869 (Bangor) to Dec. (York) E Jan., 1869 (Birmingham) to Oct. (York)]
[Notes: In the calender of grants of probate James Leighton's occupation as Butcher. Thomas Dewhurst died 18 May 1869 aged 85 (death registration) and was buried at Shap 21 May 1869 (Shap PR).]



William DICKINSON of Witherslack, Westmorland -
Will dated 8 June 1715 -
- my son John DICKINSON -
- my grandson Daniel DICKINSON -
- grandson Robert DICKINSON -
- granddaughter Isabel DICKINSON -
- my son Robert DICKINSON, Executor -
Witnesses: William ROW, Robert STAINBANK, Robert TAYLOR.
Obligation of Robert DICKINSON, Executor, signed in the presence of Robert HEBBLETHWAITE, Robert STAINBANK
Inventory of the goods of William DICKINSON of Lowwood, ....... made 20 Oct 1715 by William ROW, John PEARSON, Thomas CROSSFIELD and Robert STAINBANK.



John DICKINSON, of Lowood in Witherslack, p. Beetham, yeoman -
Will dated 8 Feb 1757 -
- son Daniel DICKINSON of Dawson Fold in Lyth - lands in Witherslack -
- my daughter Isobel HARRISON wife of John HARRISON of Poolbank
- my servant Catherine GARNETT, widow - 20 shillings
- my said son Daniel DICKINSON full and sole Executor
- to Anne MARTINDALE of Town, Widow the sum of twenty shillings -
Witnesses: Robert BAINBRIDGE, Agnes BAINBRIDGE, Robert BELLIS
- Proved October 10 1758, by Daniel DICKINSON, sole Executor



Daniel DICKINSON, Dawson Fold, Lyth, Heversham, yeoman -
Will dated 28 Dec 1790
First I give and devise all that my customary messuage and tenement with all the lands and grounds thereunto belonging called and known by the name of Lowwood, situated lying and being in Witherslack in the said County of Westmorland unto my son Robert DICKINSON of Dawson Fold and James DIXON of Howe both of Lyth aforesaid, their heirs and assigns or to the survivors of them in trust nevertheless and to the intent and purpose that they the said Robert DICKINSON and James DIXON, their heirs and assigns or the survivors of them shall as soon as conveniently after my decease sell or farm or let or otherwise dispose of my estate at Lowwood aforesaid for the most advantage and benefit that may be got for the same and the yearly profits or interest arising therefrom, I give unto my said son Robert DICKINSON to be by him laid out, applied for and towards the maintenance and education of my Grandchildren until such time as my Grandson John DICKINSON shall attain his full age of twenty one years. Then as soon as my said Grandson John shall have attained his full age of twenty-one years old, then I give, grant and devise unto him my said Grandson John DICKINSON, his heirs and assigns all that my customary messuage and tenement called and known by the name of Lowwood aforesaid with all the lands, grounds, closes, enclosures or parcels of land or ground thereunto belonging, situated, lying and being as aforesaid in Witherslack being parcel of the manor or Lordship of Witherslack and holden of the Earl of Derby by and under payment of the yearly customary rent of seventeen shillings and five pence halfpenny. To have and to hold the said customary messuage and tenement, lands, grounds, closes, enclosures or parcels of land or ground thereunto belonging or therewith enjoyed together with its their and every of their rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances unto my said Grandson John DICKINSON, his heirs and assigns forever subject changed and changeable nevertheless with the payment of such legacies or sums of money as I shall hereinafter mention (that is to say).
First I give and bequeath unto my four Granddaughters, Elizabeth now wife of Thomas TOWNSON, Margaret, Isabel and Anne DICKINSON to each of them the sum of forty pounds apiece, to be paid to them by my said Grandson John DICKINSON out of my messuage, tenement and premises at Lowwood aforesaid at the end of twelve calendar months next after my said Granddaughter Anne DICKINSON shall have attained her full age of twenty one years and in case she happens to die before that time then to be paid at the end of twelve months next after my said Granddaughter Isabel hath attained her full age of twenty one years and my will and mind is that if any of my said Granddaughters should happen to die before their said legacies shall become due and payable then I order that no benefit shall accrue to the survivor of them by such death but that the legacy of such of them as shall happen to die shall become the property of my said Grandson John DICKINSON and not be paid.
Also I give and devise unto my said trustees Robert DICKINSON and James DIXON, their heirs and assigns or to the survivor of them all that my moiety or half part of all that customary, messuage and tenement, lands, grounds and premises called by the name of Bowes Tenement situated, lying and being in Witherslack aforesaid. In trust nevertheless for the uses and purposes hereinafter specified and declared (that is to say) that they the said Robert DICKINSON and James DIXON or the survivor of them shall let and to farm let all my said share of the estate called Bowes Tenement aforesaid until my Grandson Frank DICKINSON shall attain his full age of twenty one years and the rents and yearly profits thereof to be paid out by my said trustees in and for the support and education of my Grandchildren that are in their minority. And as soon as my said Grandson Frank shall have attained his full age of twenty one years, then I give grant and devise unto my said Grandson Frank DICKINSON, his heirs and assigns all that my said moiety, share or half part of all that customary messuage and tenement with the lands, grounds, closes, enclosures and parcels of land or ground thereto belonging and all my right, title, interest or demand of in to or out of the same all which said premises are as aforesaid situated, lying and being in Witherslack and called or commonly known by the name or names of Bowes Tenement or Middle Lowwood. To have and to hold all the said moiety, share or half part of all that said customary messuage and tenement, lands, grounds and premises called Bowes Tenement or Middle Lowwood aforesaid with all and singular rights, mentions, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging unto my said Grandson Frank DICKINSON, his heirs and assigns for ever: subject and charged nevertheless with the payment of such legacies as I shall hereinafter give and bequeath (that is to say).
First, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Robert DICKINSON of Queen’s College in the University of Oxford the sum of one hundred pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Malley DICKINSON the sum of forty pounds. Also I give unto my two Great Grandchildren, Robert and Elinor TOWNSON son and daughter of my said Granddaughter Elizabeth TOWNSON to each of them the sum of twenty pounds apiece, all which said four legacies my will and mind is shall be paid by my said Grandson Frank DICKINSON out of my said moiety or half part of the estate called Bowes Tenement aforesaid to the said legatees at the end of twelve months next after my said Granddaughter Malley hath attained her full age of twenty one years and in case of her death before that time then to be paid at the end of twelve months next after the youngest of the said legatees shall have attained his or her full age of twenty one years, and also my will and mind is that if any of the said four legatees last mentioned should die before their said legacies shall be due and payable, then in such case, I will and order that the legacy or legacies of such of them as shall happen to die shall belong to my said Grandson Frank DICKINSON and not be payable to the surviving legatees.
Also I give unto my Grandson Daniel DICKINSON of Dawson Fold aforesaid my Silver Tankard to be his own absolutely for ever.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate whatsoever or in whose hands soever, I give and bequeath unto my said son Robert DICKINSON, he paying out of the same all my just debts, funeral expenses and all other contingent charges about this my will and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint him my said son Robert DICKINSON my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. And lastly, I do hereby resolve and make void all former wills and testaments by me made and do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the twenty eighth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator, Daniel Dickinson and for his last will and testament in the sight and presence of us ….
[There were no signatures on the document.]



Robert DICKINSON the elder, Dawson Fold in Lyth, p. of Heversham, yeoman -
Will dated 10 Feb 1795
-Son John DICKINSON - all freehold land in Lythe -
unto my eldest daughter Elizabeth TOWNSON, widow of Thomas TOWNSON - an annuity of 6 pounds
- unto my son the Reverend Robert Dickinson of Queens College, Oxford -
- unto my son Frank Dickinson , 100 pounds at 21 -
- unto my three daughters, that is Isabel, Anne and Mally Dickinson, 100 pounds each at 21 -
Lands mentioned: Dawson Fold, Buckhead House or Buckhead Tenement, Bowes Tenenment or Middle Lowwood ....
- son John sole executor.
Witnesses: Robert Baker, James Atkinson, James Dixon.
Will proved 9 May 1795 by John DICKINSON, sole executor.



Frank DICKINSON, Lowwood, Witherslack, p. Beetham.
Will dated 13 May 1835.
- To son Frank DICKINSON residing with me, 100 pounds, after my wife's decease -
- sons Frank DICKINSON & Tobias DICKINSON, executors - in trust -
- 2 estates called Lowwood and Buckhead House
- my eleven children, namely my daughter Elizabeth SERGEANT, my son Robert DICKINSON, my son Frank DICKINSON, my son Daniel DICKINSON, my son Tobias DICKINSON, my daughter Ann HODGSON, my son John DICKINSON, my daughter Jane DICKINSON, my son Thomas DICKINSON, my son Charles DICKINSON and my son William DICKINSON -
- my wife Jane DICKINSON -
Witnesses: George BENNETT, William STOCKDALE, John BENSON
Will proved 14 Jan 1837.



Henery DIXON, Kirkby Stephen, yeoman, 8 Dec 1668 -
Brother Edward; sister Isabell DIXON; sister Jane; brother Mathew:
sister Anne DIXON; sister Margrett DIXON; "my brother Adam HARKER".



John DICKSON of Nateby, yeoman, 10 Dec 1669, inventory 29 Aug 1671 - Sonne Mathew; sonne Edward; daughter Jane; daughter Isabell; daughter Anne; daughter Margrett.


Margret DICKSON of Nateby, Inventory only 1678


Matthew DICKSON of Nateby, 26 July 1681, proved August 1681 -
Son John, son Edmond, son Philip;
dearly beloved wife Agnes DICKSON, full and sole executor.



Matthew DIXON, Nateby, parish Kirkby Stephen, yeoman -
Will dated 29 Feb 1719 A.D.
Mentions wife Isabella and younger son William DIXON, £20 -
To wife, household stuff -
Rest & residue to son Anthony DIXON, he to be full and sole executor.
Signed with mark & seal, Matthew DIXON.
Witnesses: James SIMPSON, jurat; Richard MARSHALL; John WILLSON, jurat.
An Inventory was taken 10 May 1720, by Tho: FAWCETT, John THOMPSON, James SYMPSON, & William CUNNINGHAM; goods amounted to £63-7-2; but "debts owing by ye decd" amounted to £77-11-6. "Debts surmounting ye Inventory, £14-04-4 as appears by ye balance"....Thomas FAUCET, James SIMPSON, jurat; Wm CUNNINGHAM, his mark; Jno THOMPSON, parish clarke.
Conditional document signed by Anthony DIXON, and witnessed by Tho: NELSON, James SIMPSON, and John THOM[SON?]



Anthony DIXON of Nateby, parish of Kirkby Stephen, co. Westmorland, yeoman -
Will dated 2 Dec 1753 - Son James, £50, daughter Isabel, wife of Thos. RAILTON, £10 Daughter Christoball, wife of James ORTON, £20 Daughter Dorothy DIXON, £40, daughter Barbara DIXON, £40 These legacies to be paid by my son & heir Matthew DIXON To daughters Dorothy DIXON & Barbara DIXON, houshold goods except a table, lonctle, cuboard to go with dwelling house to my heir. Rest and residue to sons Matthew DIXON and James DIXON - executors. Anthony Dixon [signed] Witnesses: Richd. CUNNINGHAM,sworn; Michaell ROE. Proved 18 June 1760.


Richard DIXON, Kirkby Stephen, cooper - Will dated 12 Apr 1761
My neece Mary GILL, wife of Ralph GILL, Naitby - My neece Agnes COLLIN, wife of John COLLIN, Naitby - My wife Elizabeth DIXON
Proved 1763.



Agnes DIXON, Eden Cottage in Kirkby Stephen, spinster -
Will dated 9 Jan 1845, with codicils 27 June 1845, 4 Mar 1846 and 27 May 1846. Proved (Carlisle) 19 June 1846.
Bequests include: to Vicar and Churchwardens of Kirkby Stephen 100 pounds upon trust to invest upon government mortgage or real securities and apply interest or annual produce towards maintenance of one poor indigent blind child born in township of Kirkby Stephen and not chargeable to said township for term of natural life, etc.
Executors, Thomas HAMILTON, Matthew ROBINSON, and Christopher HARKER.
Witnesses, Middleton HEWITSON of Kirkby Stephen, solicitor, John FLOWER, clerk to Messrs Jackson & Hewitson, solicitors, Kirkby Stephen.
[These details from the Kendal Record Office archival descriptions - under the heading "Feoffees"].


Ralph DIXON, Nateby, p. Kirkby Stephen, proved 1745


Matthew DIXON, Kirkby Stephen, proved 1746


Phillip DIXON, Kirkby Stephen, proved 1746


Edmund DIXON, Kirkby Stephen, proved 1787



Anthony DIXON, Ridding House in Nateby, Kirkby Stephen, proved 1789
Dear wife Ann DIXON, full and sole executrix -
eldest son Richard DIXON; son Thomas DIXON; son Ralph DIXON,
son Anthony DIXON, daughter Alice ALDERSON wife of Richard of Musgrave.



Bartholomew DIXON, Esq., Winton Hall, Kirkby Stephen, proved 1790


Bowes DIXON, widow, Winton, Kirkby Stephen, proved 1794


John DODGSON of Brendrigge in Strickland Kettle, county of Westmorland, Shearman -
Will dated: 11 February 1666
Executors: my sons James and Robert DODGSON
Witnesses: Andrew BROCKBANK Chr. BATEMAN
Supervisors: Myles BATEMAN and Myles HALEHEAD
To my sons George DODGSON and Thomas DODGSON to be divided between them: - my messuage and tenement situated at Brendrigge of the lands of Robert PHILLIPSON, Esquire, and of the yearly rent of xviij s. and viij d;
- my parcel of ground situated near Brendrigge late in the holding of Rowland BATEMAN of the lands of Richard BRATHWAIT, Esq. and of the yearly rent of iiij s;
- my messuage and tenement situated at or near Brendrigge late in the holding of Rowland BATEMAN of the lands of Robert PHILLIPSON of the yearly rent of ij s. viij d.;
- my three parcels of ground containing by estimation one acre lying at or near Brendrigge of the yearly rent of one penny called improvement rent;
- my parcel of land being freehold commonly called the Carre lying near Boning-yate within the Strickland Kettle late in the holding of James WILLIAMSON,
all which premises I purchased of Roger FISHER of London, mercer, together with all houses which I and my son George have built thereon, with all other houses edifices, barns, stables, orchards, gardens, lands, meadows, closes, grounds, mosses, commons, bracken dales, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises upon condition that my sons George and Thomas DODGSON pay the money as hereafter is mentioned.
My son George DODGSON to pay to my executors twenty pounds within one year next after my death.
My son Thomas DODGSON to pay to my executors three score pounds, ( forty pounds within one year after my death and twenty pounds within the second year after my death).
If my sons, George and Thomas DODGSON, do not pay the sum of four score pounds before mentioned; then I give my parcel of ground with its appurtenances known by the name of Bonin-field containing by estimation eight acres part of my messuage and tenement at Brendrigge aforesaid unto Myles BATEMAN eldest of Tullithwait and Miles HALEHEAD of Mount-joy both in Underbarrow, yeomen under the yearly rent of five shillings as part of the rent of xviij s. viij d. to be sold by them and from the price thereof I give four score pounds to my executors. The remainder of the said price to be paid to George and Thomas my sons. And if it happen that the said close called Bonnfields be sold as aforesaid for want of payment of the said four score pounds by my said sons George and Thomas DODGSON then my will and mind is that the part and share of all the premises above mentioned which my said son George DODGSON and his heirs shall have by virtue hereof shall be forty pounds at least in value better than what share thereof as may said son Thomas DODGSON and his heirs is to have.
I give to my son Thomas DODGSON a long table in the body steads(?) of the house wherein I now dwell.
To my daughters Ann DODGSON and Jane DODGSON each of them forty pounds to be paid as follows: twenty pounds each in the first year after my death and twenty pounds each within the second year next after my death.
If it happen that what debts are now owing to me from Matthew ..ington, John TURNER and John HARRISON or any of them or any part thereof shall at any time hereafter be gotten by my executors then I give my said daughters Ann and Jane ...... shall so be gotten......., equally to be divided betwixt them.
I give my grandson John DODGSON forty shillings and I will that my said sons George and Thomas nor either of them shall have.............................................................
Item all my household good (not before given) tables, bed stocks, cattle, chattels, rights, debts, credits, moveable and immoveable quick and dead whatsoever and wheresoever together with the fourscore pounds herein mentioned, the same I give and bequeath unto my sons James DODGSON and Robert DODGSON equally to be divided betwixt them.
And I make my sons James and Robert DODGSON joint executors my will, they paying my debts legacies and funeral expenses and discharging what I have before given to their sisters.
I give my fullen mill with its appurtenances being within the precincts of Crook which I purchased of Lancelot LOWTHER of Overstavely unto my sons George DODGSON, Thomas DODGSON, James DODGSON and Robert DODGSON as follows: George DODGSON and Thomas DODGSON to have the use and occupation of the said mill either of them two days in every week, and my said sons James DODGSON and Robert DODGSON to have the use and occupation of the same mill either of them one day in every week my said four sons George, Thomas, James and Robert their heirs and assigns paying the Lords rent thereof and repairing and amending the same proportionately amongst them according to the said shares they have thereof.
I give my supervisors ten shillings each for their pains to be taken herein besides their necessary expenses about this.
Andrew BROCKBANKE
Chr. BATEMAN



Isabel DODGSON of Strickland Kettle, parish of Kendal in the county of Westmorland, Spinster , -
Will dated: 9 July 1683
Sole executor: my cousin Thomas DODGSON of Brundrigg, yeoman
Witnesses: Martin ABBEY Jennet GARNETT Randal NOBLE.
To my brother William DODGSON one shilling.
To my sister Anne DODGSON one shilling.
To my cousin George DODGSON of Brundrigge sixteen pounds.
To James DODGSON of Crook brother of my cousin George DODGSON six pounds.
To Robert DODGSON youngest brother to George and James forty shillings.
To my cousins Anne POSTLETHWAITE of Kendal, widow and Jane DODGSON of Brundrigge twenty shillings each.
All the rest of my goods after payment of my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses I give to my executor Thomas DODGSON.



George DODGSON of Brundrige in Strickland Kettle, parish of Kirkby Kendal in the county of Westmorland, Yeoman -
Will dated: 6-February 1685
Executors: my three brothers Thomas, James and Robert and my brother in law Henry GARNETT of Manchester
Witnesses: Thomas NICHOLSON Thomas DODGSON, Thomas DIXON.
All my messuage house wherein I now dwell and all other houses, edifices, buildings. Lands, grounds or Tenements situated at Brundrige in Strickland Kettle which my later father John DODGSON purchased of Roger FISHER of London Mercer, which he gave unto me by his last will, and also the third part of the fullen mill called Green mill unto my eldest son John DODGSON upon condition that he pay thirty pounds to my executors for the benefit of my five younger children: Cornelius, George, James, Margaret and Katherine equally divided amongst them within twelve months next after his entrance there unto and the expiration of the widow estate of my wife.
I give to my third son Jonathan DODGSON the messuage and tenement situated at Beckside in Underbarrow which I lately bought from John and Robert Wilson his son on condition that he pay one hundred pounds to my executors for the use of my five younger children - fifty pounds in the first year and fifty pounds in two years after his entrance thereto and the expiration of my wife’s widow’s estate.
If my said son Jonathan should die before he attains the age of twenty one then I give the said messuage to my fourth son Cornelius DODGSON upon condition that he pay one hundred and fifty pounds within twelve months of his entrance there unto to my executors for the use and benefit of my four youngest children equally between them.
To my son Jonathan one table, one cupboard two garners and one presser and three pair of bedstocks all of them at Beckside in Underbarrow, the same to be in lieu and full satisfaction of his child’s portion of my personal estate.
I give to my eldest son John three tenters of the best I have which he will choose and also the sum of thirty pounds; ten pounds within six months after my decease and twenty pounds immediately after he loose (ie. be free of) his apprenticeship, the same to be in lieu and full satisfaction of his child’s portion of my personal estate.
I give to my second son Thomas DODGSON one hundred pounds to be paid to him by my executors from my personal estate as shortly after he shall be loose of his apprenticeship as possible. This amount to be in lieu and full satisfaction of his child’s portion.
Whereas my loving wife of her own good will and consent has promised to be satisfied and content with the widow estate of my tenement right land, disposing all my personal estate to my children so she may be free from being executrix this my will or collecting my debts yet I give to my wife one bed of clothes in lieu of her widow’s bed and five pounds in money or five pounds worth of goods which she will choose.
I give to my brothers and sisters and my brother in law Henry GARNET and to Thomas DIXON five shillings each.
I give to every one of my servants as shall be living with me at my decease 2 s 6d.
I give unto John TYSON, John GAITESCALL, Miles FREARSON and Martin WILLAN my workmen 2s 6d each.
It is my will that a catalogue be taken of all my books and kept carefully for all my children’s use and benefit during their minority, and when they accomplish the age os xxi years my eldest son to choose and take which of the bibles he likes, and my second son the next and so on every one after in like manner till all the bibles be gone. And the remainder of my boos to be divided amongst my children at the sight and discretion of my executors.
And the remainder of my goods, chattels, cattle etc. I give to my five youngest children Cornelius, George, James, Margaret and Katherine DODGSON equally between them. And my will is that they shall be educated, maintained and brought up according to their degree and calling till they attain the age of twenty on years, and as they attain that age they to receive their equal share of what remains giving a release to my executors for the same.
I nominate my two brothers Thomas and James DODGSON as tutors and guardians to my said children during their minorities.
Inventory of George DODGSON late of Brundrigge in Strickland Kettle in parish of Kirkby Kendal, Westmorland, yeoman.
Dated 26-July-1688
Appraised by : William BRADELEY, Abraham GARNET, Robert HUBBERSTON (?) and John HOLME.



Thomas DODGSON of Brundrige in Strickland Kettle, parish of Kirkby Kendal county of Westmorland, Yeoman -
Will dated: 11-March 1689
Executors: my two brother James DODGSON and Robert DODGSON and my two nephews John DODGSON and Thomas DODGSON
Witnesses: Thomas DIXON, John ROWELL, George DIXON
All my estate both real and personal to my two brothers James DODGSON and Robert DODGSON and my two nephews John DODGSON and Thomas DODGSON sons of my late brother George DODGSON, deceased. Upon condition that they shall pay the legacies hereinafter expressed.
To my brother James DODGSON children thirty pounds.
To my brother Robert DODGSON children thirty pounds.
To the children on my late brother George DODGSON (except John and Thomas aforementioned) thirty pounds.
To my sister Ann POSTLETHWAITE thirty pounds.
To my brother Matthew FOSTER twenty pounds.
If my nephew John DODGSON desires to purchase my real estate, he to have the same for one hundred and eighty pounds.
The rest and remainder of my real and personal estate to my executors.
To my nephew Jonathan DODGSON that part of the Green Mill my father gave me.
Inventory - Date: 30th September 1691
The goods, chattels, etc. of Thomas DODGSON, late of Brundrige in Strickland Kettle, parish of Kirkby Kendal, Westmorland, yeoman -
Appraisers: John HOLME, John WILLIAMSON, James NOBLE & Thomas BATEMAN.
Totals Assets: 143.15.6
Debts 85.13.11
Net 58.01.07



John DODGSON of Brundrigg in Strickland Kettle, parish of Kirkby Kendal in the county of Westmorland, Shearmandyer -
Will dated: 7-January 1694
Executors: my uncle James DODGSON, my brothers Thomas and Jonathan DODGSON and my uncle in law Robert BATEMAN
Witnesses: John HARRISON Jonathan BIRKETT Thomas DIXON jr. John WILLIAMSON.
All my messuage house and tenement wherein I now dwell and also all my portion of a fullen mill called Green mill to my son George DODGSON upon condition that he pay to my son Thomas four pounds yearly until Thomas shall attain the age of one and twenty years or be lawfully married, the first payment to be in the first year next after the determination of the widow’s estate of Anne my natural mother in the moyetie of the said messuage and tenement. And also upon condition that the said George pay unto my son Thomas the sum of one hundred pounds when he attain the age of twenty one or lawfully married.
I give my dye house in Kirkby Kendal to my executors in trust to be sold and the money coming from such sale I bequeath as follows: half to my loving wife, and the other half to my executors intrust for the use of my son Thomas.
I give to each and every of natural brothers and sisters (Thomas and Jonathan excepted) the sum of two shillings and six pence.
I give my two workmen Miles FREARSON and Martin WILLIAN and to each of my servants one shilling and sixpence.
To my natural mother five shillings.
All my goods, chattels etc. after debts, legacies, and funeral expenses to my loving wife and son Thomas to be divided equally betwixt them. To my executors five shillings.
My executors also I name to be trustees and guardians of my children until they reach the age of twenty one years.
To my father in law five shillings.
I give to each of the trustees one shilling.
To my uncle Robert DODGSON two shillings six pence.
Inventory of John DODGSON of Brundrigg Strickland Kettle in Kirkby Kendal, shearmandyer, deceased.
Date proved: 16 April 1695
Appraised by: John HOLM, James BURROW, John WILLIAMSON & Cornelius DODGSON.



Cornelius DODGSON of Strickland Gate in Kirkby Kendal, county of Westmorland, Shearmandyer -
Will dated: 6-June 1700
Executors: Ann DODGSON my mother and Thomas DODGSON my brother
Supervisors: my uncle James DODGSON of Crook, my brother in law Jonathan BIRKET and my friend George MANSERGH both of Kirkby Kendal.
To my mother Ann DODGSON thirty pounds in satisfaction of what is due her from me by virtue of my father’s will.
To my sister Catherine DODGSON twenty pounds.
To my nephews Matthew BIRKET and George BIRKET ten pounds each.
To my aunt Ann POSTLETHWAITE twenty shillings.
To my cousin John DODGSON one of my best tenters and my best coat.
To my cousins John, Matthew and Mary FOSTER ten shillings each.
To my nephew George DODGSON ten shillings.
To my workman Robert BURROW half a crown.
To my workman Robert NICHOLSON half a crown, he paying what is due to me.
To my uncle and aunt Henry and Catherine GARNET five shillings each.
From the hundred pounds given by my father’s will to his younger children and from Beckside Tenement my portion being thirty three pounds six shillings and eight pence I give as follows: to my nephews Matthew and George BIRKET five pounds each, the rest I give to my brothers Thomas DODGSON and Jonathan DODGSON equally between them.
To the supervisors of my will half a crown each.
My brother Jonathan DODGSON shall be equal with my brother Thomas in the rest and residue of my estate providing he assist in the execution of the will.
Inventory of Cornelius DODGSON late of Kirkby Kendal, shearmandyer deceased 24-July-1700 by Christopher BARROW, James COOKSON and John BARROW.
Assets: 217.08.08
Debts: Joshua LEIGHTON 31.10.00
Jona. BIRKETT 31.10.00
Thos WOODBURNE 22.00.00
Ja. DODGSON 10.10.00
Widdow HOLME 10.10.00
Mary DODGSON 13.10.00
On contract 1.09.06
Funeral Expences 7.15.00
Total 128.14.06



Katherine DODGSON of Stricklandgate in Kirkby Kendal, county of Westmorland, Spinster.
Will dated: 9-November 1708
Executors: my brother Thomas DODGSON and my brother Jonathan DODGSON
Witnesses: Margaret WASHINGTON, Sarah MOORE, Agnes THOMPSON
To my brother Thomas DODGSON thirty pounds and my right, interest and title in the estate in Underbarrow called Beckside out of which the thirty pounds is to be paid to me by virtue of my late father’s will after the decease of my mother Ann DODGSON.
To my mother forty pounds.
To Matthew and George BIRKETT sons of my kinsman Jonathan BIRKETT of Slip Inn in Kirkby Kendal ten pounds each.
To my nephew George DODGSON ten shillings.
To my four aunts: Katherine GARNETT, Margt. WOODBURNE, Mary the wife of Robert DODGSON, and Ann POSTLETHWAITE two shillings and six pence each.
To my executors ten pounds, the interest of which is to be paid annually on Shrove Tuesday to the poor widows of Stricklandgate in Kirkby Kendal.
To my executors the residue of my personal estate after their payment of all my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses.
Inventory of Katherine DODGSON late of Kirkby Kendal, spinster, deceased. Date: 18-January 1708/09
Total assets 181.14.09
Total debts 16.04.04.5
And by bond to her sister Mary DODGSON for 16 shillings eight pence per year during the natural life of her mother Ann DODGSON.



James DODGSON of Crook in Kirkby Kendal, county of Westmorland, Yeoman -
Will dated: 15-July-1710
Executors: my four daughters Margaret, Hannah, Ann and Jane
Supervisors: my friends and nephews David ATKINSON and Thomas DODGSON
Witnesses: Thomas DICKINSON, Richard ELLWOOD, Richard TYSON
To my dear and loving wife Margaret: the occupation of my messuage and tenement and all my lands in Crook where I now dwell being of the yearly rent of eighteen shillings payable to James GRAHAM, during the time of her viduity or chaste widowhood; also all my personal estate and such of my goods and chattels as she may chose to the value of forty pounds or under forty pounds and the remainder to be paid in money, the goods to be valued by my supervisors.
My wife shall have the use and occupation off all such plate as shall be found in my house or in my possession for the term of her natural life.
After the end of the widowhood of my wife I give all my messuage, tenements and lands in Crook unto my son in law Joshua LEIGHTON and to my natural daughter Isabel his wife upon condition that they pay two hundred pounds to my four younger daughters as follows fifty pounds to my daughter Margaret in the first year after their entrance to the lands; to my daughter Hannah fifty pounds in the second year after their entrance to the lands; to my daughter Ann fifty pounds in the third year after their entrance to the lands; to my daughter Jane fifty pounds in the fourth year after their entrance to the lands and if any of my daughters should die before the fifty pounds becomes due then I leave the fifty pounds to their issue equally divided between them and if Jane should die with no issue then the fifty pounds to be equally divide between her four sisters: Isabel, Margaret, Hannah and Ann.
If my son in law Joshua and my natural daughter Isabel do not pay the legacies as stipulated then I give the messuage and lands to my daughter Margaret upon condition that she pay forth to my son in law Joshua and my natural daughter Isabel one hundred pounds and unto my three youngest daughter fifty pounds each in the manner and form previously stated.
I give to my nephew John DODGSON my part of a fullen mill given to me by my father’s will.
I give to my daughter Jane one hundred pounds to be paid out of my personal estate.
I give to my grandson James LEIGHTON ten pounds when he shall attain the age of one and twenty.
I give to my grandson Mark WALKER fifty pound when he shall attain the age of twenty one.
To my son in law Benjamin GILPIN the interest on fifty pounds towards the maintenance of him the said Mark WALKER until he shall attaint the age of twenty one, but if he die then my four executors shall have the fifty pounds between them.
I give to my brother Robert DODGSON ten shillings.
To my daughter Isabel a silver spoon she suffering her mother to use during her natural life and I give one silver spoon to my grandson James LEIGHTON
All the rest of my plate, linen etc. I give to my four daughter Margaret, Hannah, Ann and Jane whom I make executors..



Jonathan DODGSON of Stricklandgate in Kirkby Kendal Westmorland, Shearmandyer. -
Will dated: 14-Dec-1734
Executors: my son George DODGSON
Witnesses: Benj. PEILE, John STRICKLAND, John GOSLING solemnly affirmed.
Supervisors: my brother Thomas DODGSON, my cousin John DODGSON, Alderman, and my friend John GOSLING all of Kirkby Kendal
I give my messuage and tenements called Great Beckside, Little Beckside and Atkinson Folds and all my freehold lands whatsoever lying in Underbarrow to Abigail my loving wife during the term of her natural life, in full compensation of her widow right. She to keep all the houses on the said premises in good repair during the said term, my son allowing her to take wood on the premises suitable for all necessary repairs. After her decease I give the said messuage, tenements, lands and hereditments to my son George DODGSON.
It is my will that Abigail my wife shall have the free use of my household goods during her natural life. After her decease I give the same to my son George DODGSON, whom I appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament; and give to him all my goods, chattels, credits, bonds, bills, book debts and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever he paying all my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses, and allowing my said wife the free use of my household goods for her own use during her natural life as aforesaid.
I give to my son George DODGSON my freehold lands called Benson Wife Close and Low Close situated in Strickland Kettle and also one barn situated at the northwest end of Stricklandgate.
I give to my said son George DODGSON my right and interest in that fulling mill called Beck Mills in Skelmergh now held and enjoyed by me and Gabriel SHAW's widow.
I give to my said son George DODGSON my freehold lands called Moss Closes situated in Strickland Kettle
Nevertheless chargeable and charged with the payment of the annual sum of ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to my daughter Elizabeth DODGSON during her natural life as aforesaid.
And whereas there is in my son George DODGSON's hand the sum of thirty five pounds which will become due to my said daughter Elizabeth upon the decease of her aunt Mary BACKHOUSE being a legacy left her by her grandfather Roger BACKHOUSE deceased, it is my will that my son George shall pay her the further sum of fifteen pounds immediately after my decease.
I give to my daughter Anne now wife of John AYREY the sum of one hundred pounds if she be living at the end of twelve months after my death. But if she be then deceased and leave any surviving issue, I give the said sum of one hundred pounds to such child or children if any such be.
I give to my daughter Bridget now wife of Joshua WHALLEY the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid her at the end of two years next after my death, if she be then living or in the event of her death I give the said sum of one hundred pounds to my grandson Jonathan WHALLEY to be then settled or put out at interest for his use and paid to him with interest and produce thereof when attains to twenty one years of age, and in case he die before he attain that age I give the same to and equally amongst the surviving issue of my said daughter Bridget; and for want of such issue if none be then surviving I will that the same shall fall and remain to my son George DODGSON.
I give to my grandson Jonathan WHALLEY twenty pounds if he live to be twenty one years of age.
I give forty shillings to poor housekeepers in Stricklandgate to be divided amongst them at the discretion of my son George DODGSON immediately after my decease.
I give of my supervisors of my will each one guinea.
Probate 17 October 1738. The executor within named appeared personally and solemnly affirmed well and faithfully the will within written and so forth before me Will STRATFORD.
The inventory of the personal estate of Jonathan DODGSON late of Kendal in the County of Westmoreland shearman deceased as the same was apprized Obr. 17th 1738 by us whose names are underwritten.
Imprimus -
His purse and apparrel ..................12.00.00
Cash owing to him........................25.00.00
Barley........................................... 8.00.00
Oats.............................................. 6.10.00
Hay............................................... 2.10.00
Husbandry gear.............................. 1.15.00
In the house -
Clock and case............................... 3.03.00
Silver spoons 1/2 doz. ................... 1.10.00
Pewter dishes and plates................. 1.06.00
Sconce things.................................... 6.00
Table chairs books pans etc. .......... 1.01.00
Parlour-
Bed & Bedding............................. 3.00.00
Beuroc Table looking glass etc. ..... 2.15.00
Best Room-
Bed & Bedding................................... 3.00.00
Chest of drawers, table, looking glass... 1.10.00
Plate................................................... 4.00.00
Linen & etc. ....................................... 3.00.00
House loft-
Bed & Bedding................................... 2.00.00
Close press & drawers......................... 2.10.00
Chests table & etc. ............................... 5.00
Garrets-
Meal barrels chairs & etc. .................... 1.00.00
86.01.00
Appraised by us: Simon MOORE, Anth. STRICKLAND, Thos. REBANKS



George DODGSON the younger of Kirkby Kendal in the county of Westmorland, Shearmandyer.
Will dated: 6-January 1748
Executors: Stephen FIELD and Isaac WILSON
Witnesses: William HUNTER, James WATTERSON, George CROSFIELD
I give my burgage house, messuage and tenement in Stricklandgate in Kirkby Kendal where I now live to my dear and loving wife Elizabeth for the term of her natural life and chaste viduity. After her decease or marrying again I give the same to my eldest son Jonathan DODGSON.
I give: my barn in Stricklandgate, and my two closes of freehold land called Bensonwife close and Lowclose in Strickland Kettle, and my three closes of freehold land in Strickland Kettle called Mosscloses, and my freehold tenement lands and grounds called Greatbeckside, Littlebeckside and Atkinsonfolds in Underbarrow (the said three lands being subject to the lives estate therein of Abigail DODGSON my mother), and the residue of my term in the fulling mills at Beck Mills in the said county to Stephen FIELD of Kirkby Kendal Silkmaster and Isaac WILSON of Kirkby Kendal, dyer, for such trusts and purposes as are herein after mentioned.
I give to my wife such of my household goods as she shall choose to the value of eighty pounds.
The residue of my goods and chattels whatsoever (save those in my mother's possession, the use and possession I give to her during her natural life) and the same after her death with all other my personal estate whatsoever I give to Stephen FIELD and Isaac WILSON in trust that they shall out of the yearly profits of the said three closes called Mosscloses pay unto my sister Elizabeth DODGSON ten pounds yearly during her natural life agreeable to the direction of my late father's will.
And that they shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of the said barn and two closes called Bensonwife close and Lowclose and also my term in the said mills and also my goods and chattels whatsoever (save those given and disposed by me as aforesaid) in public sale. And also that they shall as soon as may be after the respective deaths of my mother and sister, sell and dispose of the said messuage, tenements, lands and premises in Underbarrow aforesaid and the said closes called Mosscloses and also the said goods in my mother's possession in public sale or otherwise.
Out of the money raised out of my real and personal estate to pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral expenses, and then I give to my wife the sum of two hundred pounds upon condition that she execute to the said Stephen FIELD and Isaac WILSON a proper release of all her dower thirds or widow right in all my said freehold lands and premises.
And the residue of the money arising out of my said real and personal estate (after deducting to themselves all their reasonable and necessary charges) that they the said Stephen FIELD and Isaac WILSON shall place the same at interest upon mortgage or real security by the advise of counsel and the interest yearly arising there from to be applied for the maintenance, education and bringing up of my children Jonathan, Robert, Abigail, Jane, Elizabeth and Ann and the said principal sum I give to my said children equally amongst them to be paid as they attain twenty one years of age or marry. In case any of them shall die in their minority or before his or her legacy shall become due and payable, and without issue of his or their bodies then I give the share and proportion of such child or children so dying to and amongst the survivors or survivor of my children share and share alike.
And provided my said wife bear unto me a child or children after the date hereof then I give such child or children an equal and proportionable share of the money to be raised as aforesaid with and amongst my other children and to have the same benefit of survivorship as my other children.
In case my son Jonathan shall die in his minority and without lawful issue, then I give to my son Robert (after the death or sooner determination of the viduity of my said wife) all that my said burgage house and tenement in Kirkby Kendal.
And in such case he shall also receive an equal share amongst my other children of the money to be raised as aforesaid.
I give the tuition of my said children to my said wife and trustees desiring that they will take great care that they be virtuously and religiously brought up and educated but incase my said wife shall marry again then I give the sole care and tuition of my children to the said trustees and the survivor of them
I appoint Stephen FIELD and Isaac WILSON executors of this my last will and testament and give each of them one guinea
Probate Feb 7th, 1748/9.
Stephen FIELD and Isaac WILSON, executors in the will ..... (being both persons called Quakers) did solemnly affirm that they would well and faithfully execute & perform the same.



Ann DODGSON of Kirkby Kendal in the County of Westmorland. -
Will dated: 6-May-1762
Executors and trustees: my brothers in law John BARROW and John BACKHOUSE, merchants in Lancaster
Witnesses: Ann WILSON, Mary SALTHOUSE
I give two hundred pounds being part of my portion left me by my father George DODGSON deceased to my mother Elizabeth DODGSON during her natural life. After the decease of my said mother I give the said sum of two hundred pounds unto my sister Elizabeth DODGSON if she so long remain unmarried. After her marriage or decease I give the said sum of two hundred pounds share and share alike unto my brothers & sisters (to wit) Jonathan & Robert DODGSON, Abigail the wife of John BARROW, Jane the wife of John BACKHOUSE, Merchts. in Lancaster & in case my sister Elizabeth DODGSON marry it is my will that she have an equal share with my brothers & sisters aforesaid.
After all my just debts and funeral expenses are discharged I give the residue of my portion left me by my father aforesaid and five pounds which was a legacy left me by my uncle Robert CHAMBERS deceased and will become due to me after the decease of my aunt Grace CHAMBERS share and share alike, unto my brothers & three sisters aforesaid or to their lawful representatives.
I give unto my sister Jane the wife of John BACKHOUSE my silver shoe buckles.
I give all by bed & table linen and six silver tea spoons unto my sister Elizabeth DODGSON.
I give all my wearing apparel unto my three sisters aforesaid to be divided amongst them as they shall think most proper.



Thomas DODGSON Kirkby Kendal, county of Westmorland, Shearman-
Will dated: 20-February 1774,
Executors: my friends Joseph COOPER, hosier and Jonathan DODGSON, both of Kirkby Kendal
Witnesses: Wm ATKINSON John PARROT
To my eldest son George DODGSON all by estate called Brundrigg in Strickland Kettle, County of Westmorland, he paying four hundred and fifty pounds for which the land is mortgaged and the interest due there on.
Also to my son George fourteen of my tenters and my dobby house on the Tenter Fell in Kirkby Kendal.
To my friends Joseph COOPER, hosier and Jonathan DODGSON, grocer both of Kirkby Kendal all my burgage house with the back buildings, rights and appurtenances there unto belonging situated on the east side of Strickland Gate in Kirkby Kendal and also my part or share in that fulling mill commonly called the Low Mill situated in Kirkby Kendal together with my share of the implements and utensils there unto belonging; and also all my estate situated at Ratherhead Side in Strickland Kettle and my field called Noble Bank in Underbarrow in County of Westmorland and all other real estate whatsoever and wheresoever
Upon trust that they dispose of the said premises in public sale for the most money that can be got and apply the money for the purposes herein after mentioned.
I give all my personal estate to my executors upon thrust that they will dispose of the same and collect all debts that shall be due me at the time of my decease and the money raised devised to them as for my real estate upon trust to pay all my just debts and satisfy themselves for all their costs, charges and expenses attending the execution of the trusts hereby in them reposed and afterward to place out at interest sufficient amounts to raise the yearly sum of eighteen pounds which is to be paid to my dear wife during her natural life and the residue to be given equally to my four children James, Thomas, Mary and Alice to be paid to them when they attain the age of twenty one years at the end of two years after my decease. If any of the four children should die without issue before receiving their share then that share to be divided between my son George and the other surviving children.
After the death of my wife the money set out at interest for the annuity to be equally divided amongst my younger children.
I give my wife my such of my household goods and furniture as my trustees think sufficient to furnish a house.
I give each of my trustees one guinea.
Codicil 31st day of May 1774 -
To my friends Joseph COOPER, Hosier and Jonathan DODGSON, both of Kirkby Kendal, trustees of my will ....... see to the education and maintenance of my younger children.
Bond 3-August 1774 - Joseph COOPER, hosier and Jonathan DODGSON, grocer of Kendal bound for one thousand pounds to well and truly execute the last will and testament of Thomas DODGSON.



Jonathan DODGSON of Kirkby Kendal in the county of Westmorland, Grocer -
Will dated: 26-December 1792
Executors: friend Simon CROSFIELD, nephews George BACKHOUSE and George BARROW
Witnesses: Thomas HARRISON Wm. STRICKLAND James PENNINGTON
I give my burgage house, messuage and tenement with the Buckside house, warehouses stable hayloft garden crofts and other appurtenances except the front shop and warehouse situated on the west side of the street called Stricklandgate in Kirkby Kendal where I now in my own occupation to my dear and loving wife Elizabeth for the term of her natural life if she perform the conditions hereinafter required of her.
I give to my sons George DODGSON and John DODGSON the said shop and warehouse.
My wife shall release all her dower or thirds at common law in all my closes or parcels of land called Moss Closes in Strickland Kettle hereinafter given to my son John DODGSON.
I give to my wife all my plate, linen, books and household goods and furniture for her own use and also the sum of three hundred pounds in.
I my wife does not release her dower rights then I give the property in Stricklandgate aforementioned to my son George DODGSON and the Moss Closes in Strickland Kettle to my son John subject to the dower rights of my sister in law Elizabeth DODGSON widow of mt late brother Robert DODGSON; and al the plate, line etc and the three hundred pound to be added to my personal estate and effects.
I give all my good, chattels, stock in trade, money, securities and other personal estate and effects to my executors upon special trust to pay all debts, funeral expenses and probate charges and upon the conditions aforesaid to deliver to my wife all my plate, linen etc and pay her three hundred pounds .
And then to place eight hundred pounds in real or personal security and from the interest to pay to my sister in law Elizabeth DODGSON an annuity of thirty pounds according to the will of my later brother Robert DODGSON and a further annuity of thirty shillings agreeable to his request during the term of her chaste viduity and the remainder of such interest added to my personal estate.
I give the interest, income, produce and profits of the rest of my personal estate for the maintenance and education of all my children in their respective minorities; my wife and executors to serve as joint executors. But if my wife remarried then I give the guardianship of such of my children under the age of twenty on to my executors only.
As my children attain the age of twenty one years I give them four hundred pounds.
When my youngest child attains the age to twenty one the remainder of my personal estate to be divide between them.
My executors to deduct for themselves the costs and charges arising out of the discharge of my will.
In addition I give to each of my executors five guineas.
Probate date: 24-January-1799; executors and trustees named in the will proved the will.



Elizabeth DODGSON of Kirkby Kendal in the County of Westmorland, Widow -
Will made: 28-May-1805
Executors: my friends Simon CROSFIELD and George BACKHOUSE both of Kirkby Kendal
Witnesses: Thomas HARRISON Christopher HOLME
To my son George DODGSON my large silver pint, my silver pepper box, my small silver cup and six odd silver tea spoons and the sum of five pounds.
To my son John DODGSON my silver Tankard and the like sum of five pounds.
To my three daughters Elizabeth DODGSON, Jane CARR and Abigail DODGSON equally between them all other plate, books, linen, clothes and wearing apparel, household goods and furniture whatsoever and all my money, securities for money and other personal estate and effects subject to the payment of all debts, funeral expenses, probate charges and legacies to my executors hereinafter mentioned.
To my executors five shillings each
If any of my said three daughters shall die in my lifetime and not leave any lawful issue that shall survive me I give the share or shares of such of my daughters so dying to my son George DODGSON and his surviving sister or sisters.
Probate dated 23-May-1809, By Simon CROSFIELD and George BACKHOUSE, Quakers, joint executors named in the will.
Value: less than 200 pounds.






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