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Richard EDMONDSON, Holme, parish of Burton, Westmorland, glover, 1768
Transcript marked ‘Extracted from the Registry of the Consistory Court at Lancaster within the Archdeanery of Richmond and Diocese of Chester’
In the name of God amen I Richard EDMONDSON of Holme in the Parish of Burton in the County of Westmorland glover [being sick etc] declare this to be my last will and testament as followeth First I give unto my loving wife Maryan Edmondson the dwellinghouse wherein I now dwell being freehold situate at Holme aforesaid to hold for her natural life [with all rights etc] and after her death to my son Richard Edmondson chargeable with my wife and son paying out of the same one half of my debts and funeral expenses I give to my daughter Ann CLEMMY wife of Thomas Clemmy my Customary dwellinghouse [with all rights etc] holden under the Hon Frances CHARTERS Esq by the payment of rents fines & services therefore due according to the custom of the manner [sic] of Holme aforesaid chargeable with the payment of the other half of my debts [etc] and last I give to my wife Maryan all my personal estate [etc] and I appoint her my sole executrix.
Dated 5 August 1768 and witnessed by George BATESON, Edward THOMPSON and Jno SMYTH.
Added to the transcript is the following:
On the 28th February 1782 administration with the will annexed of the goods of the said Richard Edmondson deceased was granted to Richard Edmondson and Ann Clemmy son and daughter of the deceased and devises named in the will Maryan Edmondson the executrix named in the will having departed this life in the lifetime of the testator.
And
Lancaster 15 February 1837
By desire of Mr Sharp I send you the annexed Office Copy the charges are 9/6. I have searched but do not find either will or admon of the other Mr Edmondson. Admin of the effects of Mr Thos Birkett was granted to Eliz Birkett on the 9 April 1822. Searches correspondence and [?] 8/10. Signed W. Walker and addressed to Jno Fearenside Esq, Solicitor, Burton K.



Birkett ELLERAY of Ambleside, County of Westmorland, Yeoman- Will dated 16 February-1828 Executors: sons Thomas Chamney ELLERAY and Stephen ELLERAY of Winster and sons in law Christopher STALKER and Roger FLEMING of Ambleside
Mentions wife Jane; daughter Agnes, wife of Christopher STALKER; daughter Margaret, wife of Roger FLEMING; daughter Isabel wife of Robert MATTY of Liverpool; daughter Betsey wife of Joseph STALKER of Keswick; daughter Mary ELLERAY; John DIXON of Brundrigg; son William ELLERAY; son John ELLERAY; son Birkett ELLERAY; Charles BIRKETT.
Just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid.
To my wife Jane all my stock in trade and such part of my household furniture as she elects to take within one month after my decease.
All the rest of my personal estate to my sons Thomas Chamney ELLERAY and Stephen ELLERAY of Winster and to my sons in law Christopher STALKER and Roger FLEMING of Ambleside upon trust to sell and dispose of the same. The proceeds arising from such sale to be paid into the Banking House of Messr. Wakefield and Sons of Kendal at interest for purposes hereinafter described.
To my trustees all my estate called Socald Tenement at Winster and all the other properties at Winster (except the two Cottages and orchard devised to my daughter Mary ELLERAY) with all their appurtenances and certain Moss Dales in Cartmel Mosses in Lancashire.
My trustees shall deposit the rents and profits of the said properties into the banking House of Messrs. Wakefield & Sons upon trust that they, my trustees, shall in the first place pay an annuity of thirty pounds to my wife Jane during her life. The payments to be made in equal half yearly portions at May day and Matinmass day, the first payment to be made at the first of these days after my decease, the same to be taken and received by her in satisfaction of all dower and thirds she may be entitled to.
After paying the said annuity and other payments hereinafter mentioned, when the fund accumulates to one thousand pounds I direct that my trustees shall pay the sum of two hundred pounds apiece to each of my daughters:
Agnes the wife of Christopher STALKER, Mary ELLERAY, Margaret the wife of sd. Roger FLEMING, Isabella the wife of Robert MATTY of Liverpool, and Betsy the wife of Joseph STALKER of Keswick.
After payment of the above legacies:
To my son Thomas ELLERAY (charged with the payment of two hundred pounds in case my estate should have to pay off the two hundred pounds to John DIXON of Brundrigg to which I have become surety with my son Thomas) the dwelling house in Winster commonly called the Ancient Fire House with the out buildings, garden, orchard and appurtenances now occupied by my daughter Mary ELLERAY and my son Stephen and also all the buildings and offices therewith now in his, my said son Thomas’, occupation with the Orchard behind and adjoining the same Houses and all the parcels of ground situate at Winster called High Intack Middle Intack Wood Intack and the two fields called Grub Lands with croft ??? Field Well Meadow Pattys orchard Kelsick Meadow and orchard and also one half (the whole into two equal half parts to be divided between my son Thomas and my sons William and Stephen and the expense of fencing of the same to be paid by them in the like proportions) of the parcel of land called the Allotment which I have recently taken in from Winster Common and also all the rest of the Common or newly improved common lands which I have at Winster except the two acre field given to my sons Stephen and William below.
To my sons William ELLERAY and Stephen ELLERAY during their lives and the longer liver of them (chargeable with the payment of one hundred and ninety pounds in case my estate should have to pay off one hundred pounds to John DIXON of Brundrigg and ninety pounds to my son in law Christopher STALKER for which sums I have become surety with my son Stephen) my Mill and the Malt kiln with the kitchen I some time ago erected and built into the house hereinbefore devised to my son Thomas and the gardens therewith in Winster and the closes of land called Mill How Ninevih Orchard Dam Meadow Peaselands Parrach near House End and also my dwelling house at the Head of Winster and all other out buildings and appurtenances garden and orchard as the same is now occupied by Isaac Swainton as Tenant and also the several Moss dales in ??thwaite and Lutherbarrow Moss in Lancashire and also all the newly taken in Field in my own possession which lies the highest up the side of the hill called Steal containing about two acres and also the other half of the parcel of ground called the Allotment.
In case of the death of both my sons William and Stephen without lawful issue, the properties to be equally divided amongst the lawful issue of my sons John ELLERAY and Birket ELLERAY.
To my daughter Mary ELLERAY my two cottages and orchard in Winster which were late the property of Charles BIRKETT.
To my son Birkett ELLERAY two hundred pounds; fifty pounds to be paid within one year after my decease for his maintenance, fitting out and qualifications to practice as a Surgeon and the remainder to be paid as my wife sees fit; such sums to be paid out of the proceeds and accumulations of my real and personal estates.
The money advanced to my son John ELLERAY shall be deemed to be an advancement and he shall not be accountable for the same to my Estate. My trustees may, with consent of my wife if living, advance to any of my daughters up to fifty pounds of their legacies providing that they or their husbands agree to pay interest on the advancement at the rate of four pounds per centum per annum from the advance thereof up to the time when they are to receive the whole of their respective legacies.
I nominate Thomas Chamney ELLERAY, Stephen ELLERAY, Christopher STALKER and Roger FLEMING the Executors of this my will.
In witness whereof I Birkett ELLERAY have to this my last will and testament contained in eight sheets of paper to the first second third fourth fifth sixth and seventh sheets thereof set and subscribed my name and to the eighth and last sheet hereof my name and seal this sixteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
Codicil dated: twenty ??? of November 1828
Witness: W. WALTON, Jane RIGG
Whereas I Birkett ELLERAY of Ambleside in the county of Westmorland, yeoman made and executed my last will and testament dated sixteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight and I now make this as a codicil to be annexed thereto and to form part thereof.
Whereas I devised to my daughter Mary ELLERAY my two cottages and orchard at Winster I now direct that the same be conveyed to her when the other legacies become payable. In the mean time the rents thereof to be added to the value of my Estate.
I authorise my Trustees to extend the advance of fifty pounds to the different legatees applying for the same to the sum of seventy pounds upon the terms as mentioned in the will.
I revoke the devise of the Peat Moss and Dales and now devise the same in equal moieties between Thomas and Stephen and William. Thomas to take one half and Stephen and William the other half.
In witness whereof I have to this my codicil contained on two sheets of paper to the first sheet signed my name and to this last sheet my name and seal this twenty ??? day of November 1828.
Probate ? January 1830:



Stephen ELLERAY of Winster in the parish of Kendal, County of Westmorland, Grocer.
Will dated 2-February-1849
Sole Executrix: my wife Agnes ELLERAY
Witnesses: William HUTCHINSON; Thomas HUTCHINSON
To my wife Agnes ELLERAY all my plate, household goods and furniture whatsoever.
Also to my said wife all my book debts and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever.
Probate 22-March-1867 at Carlisle: Stephen ELLERAY late of Winster in the parish of Kendal, County of Westmorland, Grocer died 22-January-1867 at Winster, aforesaid.
Proved on oath of Agnes ELLERAY of Winster aforesaid, widow, relict of the said deceased the sole executrix named in the will. Effects under £1000; No Leaseholds



Thomas Chamley ELLERAY of Winster in the County of Westmorland, yeoman.
Will dated 25-August-1865
Executors: my nephew William ROBINSON; my said late wife’s son Robert ROBINSON and; my son in law Jeremiah COFFEE
Just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by my executors
To my executors all my farming stock and household furniture to sell the same an to pay the following legacies:
To my grandson Robert ELLERAY, the illegitimate son of my late daughter Jane the sum of two hundred pounds on his attaining the age of twenty five years; in case he should die under that age without lawful issue then the two hundred pounds to be given in equal shares to Robert the illegitimate son of my late wife and my daughter Isabella.
To each of my two granddaughters, the daughters of my said daughter Jane I give fifty pounds each on their attaining respectively the age of twenty five years
To my daughter Isabella during her natural life and after her decease to her son William on his attaining the age of twenty five years subject to his paying fifty pounds to each to his sisters Agnes, Jane and Anne if he (William) should die without issue then to his brothers and sisters as Tenants in Common, my three Cottages or Dwelling Houses Gardens and three inclosures of land called the Intacks with a coppice of wood called Wood Intack situated in Winster aforesaid
To Robert the illegitimate son of my late wife during the term of his natural life and after his decease to his eldest son Thomas subject to the payment of one hundred pounds each to his brothers and sisters John, Stephen, Ann and Mary my estate called Salkeld Tenement situate at Winster aforesaid and all other my Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever.
Probate 14-June-1879 at Carlisle: Thomas Chamley ELLERAY late of Winster in the County of Westmorland, yeoman died 14-April-1879 at Winster, aforesaid
Proved by oath of William ROBINSON of the Oaks, Windermere in the county of Westmorland, farmer, nephew of the deceased and Robert ROBINSON (otherwise ELLERAY) of Winster farmer (son of testator’s late wife) the surviving executors named in the will
Effects under £450. No Leaseholds



Agnes ELLERAY of Winster in the County of Westmorland, widow-
Will dated 23-May-1884
Executors and Trustees: my nephew John JOPSON of Ambleside and Robert William HIGGINSON of Kendal, Solicitor’s clerk
Witnesses: Edward BOWNESS, shoemaker, Winster; Edward WILSON, Tailor, Winster
To my great niece Mary WALKER now residing at Hill Down, Bow North Devon ten pounds
To my great nephews and great niece Thomas WALKER, William WALKER, John WALKER and Mary Agnes WALKER (the sons and daughter of my late nephew Thomas WALKER of Bowness deceased) the sum of five pounds each
To my nephew the said John JOPSON I give forty pounds if he should survive me; otherwise the forty pounds to go to the executors and trustees of his will.
To the said Robert William HIGGINSON five pounds on condition that he act as trustee of my will.
To my niece Eleanor JOPSON of Hawkshead thirty pounds to be paid by my executors in instalments or intervals according to the needs and circumstances of the said Eleanor JOPSON as deemed reasonable and proper by my executors and trustees.
All the rest of my personal estate subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to my niece Mary HERDSON if she survives me; otherwise to my executors and trustees to divide the same into equal moieties one of which I give to John JOPSON and the other to my said niece Eleanor JOPSON.
Probate: Proved at Carlisle 24-December-1885 by the oaths of John JOPSON, the nephew and Robert William HIGGINSON, executors named in the will.
Testatrix: Agnes ELLERAY was late of Winster in the county of Westmorland, widow and died 17-November-1885 at Winster.
Gross value of effects: £1094.14.8



Robert ELLERAY of Winster near Windermere in the County of Westmorland, farmer -
Will dated 15-April-1887
Executors and trustees: Miles Dixon DICKINSON of Winster, yeoman and George FALLOWFIELD of Bowness in County of Westmorland.
Witnesses: WJ LEIGH Solicitor’s managing clerk, Ashley House, Bowness and GE BORWICK, Craig Walk, Bowness
Pay my debts funeral and testamentary then divide equally between my dear wife Agnes and my grandson John ELLERAY, son of Ann HIGGINS wife of Edward HIGGINS of Ulverston in the County of Lancaster, waller
Probate 22-October-1889
Proved at Carlisle by the oath of Miles Dixon DICKINSON one of the executors named in the will, power reserved of making a like grant to George FALLOWFIELD the other executor named in the will.
Robert ELLERAY was late of Winster near Windermere, farmer and died 6-March-1889 at Winster.
Gross value of effects: £44.11.10



Richard ELLISON. [Partial details]
Will dated 3 June 1802. Proved 20 September 1803.
Wife Elizabeth my best bedstead, bed and bedding in order to make a widow’s bed, which together with the dower of my estate I expect will be a sufficient maintenance for her.
To son Richard ELLISON all my lands at Deadrebanks in the Township of Nowby, Parish of Muland,[Morland?] County of Westmorland, also goods, furniture, etc. Son Richard is Executor.
Witnesses: George NAISBIT[?], William JACKSON, Joseph THWAITES.
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George ELLWOOD of Crook, parish of Kendal, County of Westmorland, yeoman -
Will dated 7-Dec-1698
Executor : my wife Genat ELLWOOD and my son Richard ELLWOOD
Supervisor: my trusty friend George BIRKETT of Crook.
Witnesses: Mary WILSON, Jonathan ATKINSON, George BIRKETT
Whereas John CREWDSON of Stramongate, weaver and Richard CREWDSON his father of Crook, yeoman by a bond bearing date fifth of February 1697 became bound to me and to John ELLWOOD of Orest in Applethwaite yeoman my son in the penal sum of twenty pounds for the payment of ten pounds and ten shillings, I give the sum of five pounds being my share of the ten pounds to my son John ELLWOOD, he to take possession within two years next after the decease of the survivor of myself and my wife Genet ELLWOOD.
To Thomas ELLWOOD my son of Kirkby Kendal, linen webster, five pounds
To Robert ELLWOOD my son of Kirkby Kendal, linen webster, five pounds
To Richard CREWDSON my son in law of Crook, yeoman, ten pounds.
To the children of my son in law Richard CREWDSON, five pounds to be equally divided amongst them.
The above legacies payable within one year next after the decease of the survivor of me and my wife Genet ELLWOOD.
My wife to have the benefit, interest, issues and profits of all the aforementioned legacies and all my personal estate during her life.
My debts and funeral expenses to be discharged out of my personal estate.
After the decease of my wife, my son Richard to have the whole personal estate for his own, he paying the legacies before mentioned and discharging the funeral expenses of my wife.
To my supervisor two shillings and six pence.
Bond 27-July-1700 for execution of the last will and testament of George ELLWOOD, late of Underbarrow.
Bondsmen: Richard ELLWOOD of Underbarrow; James BURROW of Strickland Kettle; George BIRKETT of Crook
Inventory 17-Jul-1700: Net £130.02.10



Thomas ELLWOOD of Stramongate in Kendal, County of Westmorland, stuffweaver -
Will dated 6-May-1719
Sole Executor : my son Thomas ELLWOOD
Supervisors: my trusted friends James WILSON of Grayriggfoot, Daniel (?)OVINSON of the Hagg, and John WILSON of Highgate in Kendal, woolstapler
Witnesses: Thomas BATEMAN, Wm HOLMES, Thomas GIBSON.
To my son Thomas ELLWOOD all my lands, house, tenement situated in Kendal and Kendal Parks which are now occupied by me or my under tenets and also the houses, edifices, buildings, lands and rents wheresoever they may be.
To my son in law John SOWDEN and his wife Dorothy five shillings that is two shillings and six pence each, which, with what I have given them (although not in this will) is in full for their part and portion.
To my son in law Thomas JACKSON and his wife Sarah my second daughter sixty pounds.
To my youngest daughter Sibil ELLWOOD two hundred and sixty pounds. To my daughter Sibil all that part of my personal effects and chattels as may be found belonging to me at my decease being in my farm house which I rent from Thomas BRACKEN.
To my grandchildren Jeremiah, Martha and Dorothy SOWDEN (my son in law John SOWDEN’s children) to each of them twenty shillings.
To my grandson Thomas PRIESTMAN five pounds.
To the children of my son in law Thomas JACKSON which are now are may be born to him by his wife Sarah my daughter fifteen pounds equally to be divided amongst them.
Legacies to be paid to my grandchildren as they attain the age to twenty one years.
The residue of my goods, chattels etc. to my executor, he paying my just debts and funeral expenses.
To the supervisors of my will five shillings each.



John ELLWOOD of Bout in Applethwaite, parish of Windermere, in the County of Westmorland -
Will dated 6 Aug 1727
Executors : my nephews John GARNETT and Richard CREWDSON
Witness: John LONGMIRE, George GILPIN, Ellinor GILPIN
To Cousin Jonathan CREWDSON 40 s.;
£20 Thomas GARNETT son to my nephew John GARNETT, weaver;
£20 my nephew Richard CREWDSON; 5 s. nephew Thomas ELLWOOD;
£4 cousin Sarah JACKSON; £5 cousin Abraham SHARPE;
20 s cousin John CREWDSON; 20s cousin Brian CREWDSON; 20s cousin Isaac CREWDSON;
20s cousin Margaret CREWDSON junior; £4 cousin John HARRISON;
£4 cousin Agnes CREWDSON; 20s cousin Sarah CREWDSON; 20s cousin Martha SOWDEN
All my goods, cattle and chattels , bills, mortgages and sums of money and personal estate to my executors they paying and discharging all my debts, legacies and funeral expenses.
Probate 16-Oct-1727
Inventory 8-Aug-1727 by John LONGMIRE & George GILPIN
Purse & apparel 9.0.0
Chest, bedstock & bedding 1.08.00
Saddle & Bridle etc 0.05.00
Due from Bills, bonds 84.03.04
Total 94.03.04
Debts
Funeral Expenses 3.00.07



Richard ELLWOOD late of Crook, but now of Helsington in parish of Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, yeoman.
Will dated 6-August 1745
Sole Executor : my kinsman George ROBINSON
Witnesses: Thomas BARTON Edward SHEPPHERD
To the six children of my kinsman Abraham SHARPE of Kirkby Kendal, card maker namely Isaac, Mary, Eleanor, Sarah, William and Margaret SHARPE sixty pounds to be paid to them as they attain the age of twenty one, equally divided amongst them, which sixty pound is now in the hands of the said Abraham SHARPE and which he is to have the use of during my life and after my decease, disposed of as mentioned above.
To Thomas ROBINSON, son of George ROBINSON of Helsington twelve pounds.
To Anne ROBINSON daughter of the said George ROBINSON ten pounds.
To the three daughter of my nephew Thomas ELLWOOD namely Jane, Sibil and Hannah ELLWOOD five shillings a piece and unto the said Thomas ELLWOOD five shillings.
To Thomas GARNETT son of John GARNETT five pounds and ten shillings and to Sarah and Lydia GARNETT daughters of the said John GARNETT two pounds and ten shillings a piece and to Anne GARNETT wife of the said John GARNETT twenty shillings.
To Elizabeth CREWDSON twenty shillings.
To Sibil THOMPSON of London, widow twenty shillings.
To my niece Martha OSSLEY wife of Thomas OSSLEY twenty shillings.
To Dorothy ODDY wife of William ODDY twenty shillings.
To my niece Sarah JACKSON twenty shillings and to her three children she had by her husband Thomas JACKSON deceased, namely John, Sibil and Hannah JACKSON twenty shillings a piece.
To Bridget OAK five shillings.
To my niece Margaret SHARPE wife of the above named Abraham SHARPE twenty shillings.
The above legacies, except those to the children of Abraham SHARPE to be paid at the end of twelve months after my decease.
All the rest of my effects and personal estate I give to my executor he paying all my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses.



Thomas ELLWOOD of Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, Gentleman. -
Will dated 31-January 1760
Executors : son in law Robert LAWSON and friend and relation William BACKHOUSE
Witnesses: Grace CHAMBER Elizabeth RIGG Thomas HARRISON
To my son in law Robert LAWSON of Lancaster and my friend and relation William BACKHOUSE the elder of Kellet, both in county of Lancashire, all my messuage and tenement with all land, grounds and appurtenances there unto belonging called Old Earth situated at Skelsmergh subject to the life estate therein of my dear wife Mary pursuant to our marriage settlement in trust that they sell the same at public auction or otherwise as soon as is convenient after the decease of my wife and from the proceeds pay the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds as directed by my wife pursuant to our settlement. And the remainder of the said proceeds to be equally given to my loving daughters Jane the wife of the said Robert LAWSON, Sibil ELLWOOD and Hannah the wife of Edward WALTON.
To my executors all my personal estate, goods and effects whatsoever in trust to discharge my just debts and funeral expenses, the expense of the probate of this my will and the legacies hereinafter mentioned.
To my daughter Sibil one hundred pounds.
To my daughter Hannah one hundred pounds.
To my daughter Elizabeth DODGSON, widow two pounds.
To each of my grand children and great grandchildren as shall be living at the time of my decease one pound.
To my sister Sarah JACKSON, widow ten pounds
To my niece Jane THOMPSON of London one pound and one shilling.
To my nieces Martha wife of Thomas OSLEY and Dorothy wife of William ODDY ten shillings each.
To my relation Margaret wife of Abraham SHARP one pound.
After paying my trustees for their expenses, trouble and loss of time besides the sum of ten shillings each which I give to them, the remainder of my personal estate to be equally divided amongst my three daughters Jane, Sibil and Hannah.
To my daughter Sibil I give my silver tankard and the remainder of my plate equally amongst my three daughters Elizabeth, Jane and Hannah.
To my four daughters equally amongst them all my household furniture and linen.



Francis ELLWOOD of Asby in the County of Westmorland, yeoman, of perfect mind.
Date of will 18 March 1801. Proved 21 Sept. 1803.
To my well beloved wife Margaret four pounds ten shillings every year during her natural life, being the interest of one hundred pounds now in the hands of John FAIRER.
The first payment on the first of January after my decease.
To my wife one clock, long table, new round table, one bedstead, bed and bedding, three chairs and what other things she brought with her at our marriage and whatever eatables shall happen to be in the house at my decease as meal, flour, flesh and so forth.
To my grandson William ELLWOOD all my freehold lands in the Manor of Asby Coatsforth known by the name of Bell Gards and Croft to him after the decease of his father, John ELLWOOD.
To my grandson, John ELLWOOD, fifty pounds six months after my decease, and fifty pounds more six months after my wife Margaret’s decease.
To my granddaughter Mary ELLWOOD fifty pounds six months after my decease, and fifty pounds more six months after my wife Margaret’s decease.
All the rest to my son John ELLWOOD, whom I appoint my only and sole Executor and I do hereby appoint John FAIRER to be my Executor in Trust to see my will duly executed with regard to my wife and grandchildren.
Signed by Francis Ellwood.
Witnesses William BOUSFIELD, Richard WALKER, John BOUSFIELD.
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Edmund ELLWOOD of Dufton, Westmorland, of sound mind.
Will dated 7 March 1803. Proved 21 Sept. 1803.
To wife Ann ELLWOOD, three pounds, one cow, feather bed, bedding, bedstead and hangings round it that are in the upstairs room and for her to have the use only of the rest of my household furniture during her natural life and at her decease to go to my executors.
To nephew John ELLWOOD all my freehold land within the Manor of Dufton.
To niece Ann THORNBORROW, wife of Robert Thornborrow of Brampton Crofts Ends, £100.
To nephew John DOBSON £30. To nephews Thomas DOBSON, Nicholas DOBSON, George DOBSON, nieces Elizabeth REDHEAD and Mary FIDLER, each £20. Should nephew George DOBSON be dead, his share be equally divided amongst his brothers and sisters.
To brother in law John HARRISON of Church Brough £5. To brother in law Thomas DIXON £20.
To nephew Joseph DIXON, nieces Jane DIXON, Ann DOOD, Elizabeth FRANCIS, Dorothy ROBINSON, Mary DIXON and Isable DIXON £15 each. To niece Elizabeth THOMPSON £60.
All the rest to brother John ELLWOOD and nephew John ELLWOOD, joint Executors.
Edmund ELLWOOD signed 7 March 1803.
Witnesses: Thos ELLWOOD, George SIDDLE, John HOBSON.
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William ELLWOOD of Croglin, Parish of Croglin, County of Cumberland, yeoman.
Date of will 6 April 1803. Proved 21 November 1803.
Weak in body but of perfect mind.
To son John twenty pounds. To son Thomas twenty pounds. To daughter Mary twenty pounds. To son Bernard twenty pounds.
All which I direct to be paid by my eldest son William when my youngest son Bernard attains the age of twenty one.
If my son John come by the decease of my eldest son into the possession of the estate which I now enjoy, the sum of twenty pounds above bequeathed to him shall be equally divided amongst his younger brothers and sister then surviving.
To son William I give all my husbandry gear.
To wife Isabella ELLWOOD all the rest of my money and goods to her own use. I appoint her sole Executrix.
William Ellwood signed.
Witnesses: Thos ROBINSON, John MULCASTER.
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Cuthbert UBANKE, 1573
Will dated 23rd May 1573, completion date missing on copy: Inventory dated 15th April 1575
(transcribed by Robin Ewbank from photocopy supplied by Margaret Murray December 2006)
In the name of God Amen the 23rd day of May in ye year of our Lord God 1573 (latin figures) I Cuthbert Ubanke of Staynsmoor in Burgh (Brough) parish of perfect memorye do make my last will and testament as followeth. In primis (first) I bequest my soul to God willing my body to be buried in my parish church earth honestly brought forth with godly fear (,) and distributions to the poor according to my final ability (,) and I give to the poor man’s box 12d (pence). To my son Adam Ubank a when being three zero of age (ie 30) or the….conditionally he …require nor claim any portion of goods or fourfold according to himself made to me at his last being with me when I did give to him a horse.
Item I give to Myles my son two kye (cattle) or the pair of them if he be living if not to remain to my executors
Item to Peter my son …
Item I give to Margaret my daughter her marriage goods…. Ten woollen sheep and I do give to her two sheep.
Item I give to Leonard my son the best beast of mine and of goodwillof my fourfold by the licence of my lady.
Item to Anthony my son 6 donkeys and twenty sheep
Item to John Murray 12d and to Elizabeth Ubanke a ..4 sheep
Item to Roger Ubanke a lamb
Item I do ordain and make Leonard Ubanck and Anthony my two sons my executors and administrators and to divide all the rest of my goods betwixt them when debts and funerall charges paid and contented desiring my special good in master Thomas Blenkinsopp to be overseer, and I give him 10s (shillings), and help and counsellor to my executors desiring also Thomas Ubanck to be overseer with him. Witnesses Roland Nycollson, Thomas Ubanck, Myles Ubanck, Peter (or Roger?..)
Inventory for Cuthbert Ubanck dated 15th April 1575:
An inventory of all the goods moveable and immoveable of Cuthbert Ubancke of Kirbisteven by 4 sworn men: Thomas Ubanck, William Ubanck, Leonard Gargett, Robert Johnson of Palhoy(?)
The sum total of goods amounted to £33-18s-4d.
Debts amounted to £2. He was indebted to Leonard AISGILL, Gerry SHAW, Mr Gabriell BLENKINSOPP, Myles UBANCK and Margaret AISGILL.



Alles (Alice) UBANKE of Kings Maeborne, Morland Parish 1578/81
(partially transcribed from a very difficult to read copy by Robin Ewbank, June 1st 2007)
In the name of God Amen 1578 April the 17th day, I Allis Ubanke weddow of Kings Maeborne in the parish of Morland, sicke in bodye..in mynde perfect maike this my last will and testament in manner and form followinge.
First I give and bequeath my soul to Almyghtye God my saviour and redeemer and my bodye to be buried within the parish churchyard of Morland with my dowters ….
Secondlye I give and bequeath to John Tennyson (?) my …and ..of wheat. All the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable, my debts payed, my legacies given and my funeral expenses defrayed I give and bequeath to Frances the wife of James (or Tomas) Wylson, John Kendall and to John Laisenbye, whom I make my lawful executors of this my last will and testament and I ordayne and maike supervisors my welbelovid in Christ Antony Johnson, Mathew Dent, Henry Dent ..wytnesses…of Mathew Dent, Henry Dent…
19th day of month of March 1581 probate granted (all in Latin)
Inventory made the 12th day of February 1581 of all the goods moveable and immovable of Alles Ubanke of Kings Maeborne in the parish of Morland, weadow, …and pryzed by these four sworne men: William Paltred, John Winton, Henry Dent, Christopher Kendall.
Goods totalled £10-5s-7d the major worth was three oxen (£3-13s-4d) and two cows (50s), hay (20s) linen cloth(e)s (20s).
Debts to James (or Tomas?) Wylson of 10s.



Adam UBANCK, Staynmoor, Brough, 1579
In the nayme (name) of God Amen, I Adam Ubanck of Staynmoor in Burgh syk (sick).... of pfit (perfect) remembrance do make my last will and testament as followeth:
In primis (first) I commend my soul to Almighty God my maker willing my body to be buried in ye p’rish church earth with godly fuir (fear) ....…… with distribution to ye poor to my abilitie.
Item. I give to Elisabeth my wife and David my son a black garid (?)calf
Item I give to Leonard Ubanck my brother my best jacket
Item I will that Antony my brother shall have no doying (doings) nor mellying (medling?) with my wife, nor gildring nor fourfold nor goods nor any part thereof.
Item I will that my young son Jerry and my wife shall be my supervisors, willyng them to remayn together and either to be loving and dutiful to the other and so to occupy the fourfold by the …of my good lady.
Item I earnestly desire my special goods freed (?).
Thomas Ubanck, Jaymes (James) Johnson, Margaret Whitfeild and Myles Ubanck to be overseers, orderers, helps and counselers to my said wife and children. Duly also those same iiii (four) to be wittnesses of this my last will and testament.
Xith (11th) die (day of) July 1580 adpbatu fuit (probate was granted)............. …(all in Latin)
October 29th day - The inventorye (inventory) of Adam Ubancke of Burgh Parish in Westmoreland made the 23rd day of October 1579 by these iiii (four) sworn William Offen (?) William Ubanck, Robert Hanson of Palion (?), Harry (?) Nicolson.



John EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen, 1586:
Will dated 9 January 1585/6 and proved 12th April 1586
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank 30th October 2006 from photocopy supplied by Margaret Murray from Carlisle archives. (this is a highly difficult to read will!)]
In the name of God Amen the 9th day of January, the year of our Lord God 1585. I John Ewbank of Kikbisteven (illegible) sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be unto God my maker….my last will and testament in manner and form following…
I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish church yard of Kirbisteven (Kirkby Stephen)…..belongings according to the laws of the realm.
Item. I give and bequeath to the sons (or ‘poor’) of the borough (or poor) of Kirbisteven three shillings and I will treat the same as debit…amongst.. thereafter.
Item. I …to John Hatt one part of .......
Item. I give to my daughter Cyrillay the great pott (pot)…a..pott…. a painted charger, two of the best Tudor dublets and the best …of oxen
Item. I give to Elizabeth Ewbanke my wyfe (wife) a new pott (pot) instead of an older pot….one ton…or with calf to be delivered to her this year not after 3rd December ….two dublets, two single capping (?) and a coat to be delivered to her at the same time.
Item. I give and bequeath to my nephew (godson/stepson? written over top of word) Tomas (Thomas) Ewbanke one …of ..to be delivered to him immediately after my decease.
Item. To Xtofer (Christopher) Ewbanke my nephew one axe, three……and a …
Item. I do bequeath unto To Robert Ewebank 20 shillings
Item. Rest of all my goods not.. after ..and funeral expenses defrayed I give to my niece (niesse?) Dorothy and my daughter Syrillay...
Item. I will make my sole executrix and I will …my said wife Elizath and her goods and shall bring her upon the…till she do....
…and I will that my said wife shall enter bond of obligation…..
…of my said daughter all ..goods and ruttells…
…to my said daughter in virtue of being my last will and testament and shall…....
....to be delivered to the said Cyryllay my daughter all the said goods…said and......
at same time as she shall be able to govern the same herself.
Supervisors of this my last will and testament I bequeath and endow my wellbeloved….Cuthbert ..…and..my nephew Robert Ewbanke helpful to my said wife and daughter and grandson Geo (Leo) …of all…honest and good..and I will …my said wife and daughter shall be endowed and governed by. and..of their disposable charges…. Isabell….in remembrance of my goodwill towards him .
…witnesses John HATT and others….
Xii die mensa Aprilis Anno Dei 1586 (12 April 1586) - latin follows (meaning the will was proved then)



William EWBANKE of Naitbie, 1587 (about two miles from Kirkby Stephen)
In the name of God Amen the 28th day of March an(n)o d(o)mi(ni) 1587 I William Ewbanke of Naitbie whole and perfect in remembrance do make this my last will in manner and form following. First I commit my soul to Almighty God my creator and redeemer and my bodie to be buried in my p’(ar)ish churchyard of Kirkbistephen with all my davoluts (voluntary offerings?) to the church of Brough.
Item. It is my will and mind that Henry Ewbanke my son shall come….Brough of my tenamentcy (tenantcy) wiles (while) the home of my Lord’s is reoffered.
Item. The rest of my goods, my debts and funeral expenses paid and discharged I give unto Elsabeth. To Henry, William, Jane, Isabell, and Janett Ewbanke my children, whom I make my executors and Jordan John Baliss, John Ewbanke, George…, and Edwarde Dic(k)son my sup’(er)visors to… my wife and children each one to have the right…witnesses persons Jonathan (?) Dic(k)son, Edward Rudd, John Balisse and others.
20th day month of July anno domini



Extract from suffixes to the will of
Michael Ewbank of Kirkby Stephen 1587
- [The will itself I only have an illegible extract from and contains the words]:
20th day of May 1587 and Isabella Ewbank -
[On reverse of photocopy are:
The assets and debts of Michael Ewbank with an inventory dated 10th Feb 1587(/8) and signed by Robert Ewbank, Samuel Hall, John Sholto, and Christopher Blaibling as sequesters.
Debts owing out of the following goods:
To Thomas Edmondson 30s [Numbers all in roman script]
To Robert Garnet 30s
To John Smythe 7s-3d
To him for rent 6s
To Michael Wharton 20s
To Ellabeth Wharton 12s
To John Talbot’s wife 3s
To Chris Blaibling wife 12s
To …. 7s
To Peter Olsen’swife 7s
To Thomas Edmundson’s wife 13s
To John Sholto 15s
Total (soma) £8-8s
[ NB does not quite add up so I may have misread some figures]



Margaret EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen 1592/3 -
In the name of God Amen, the 23rd (Roman numerals used) of February 1592. I Margaret Ubank, being of perfect remembrance, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul to God my maker and redeemer. My body to be buried in my parish church earth and at the day of my burial to be homely (?) brought firstly. I do give to the poor man’s box (figures of money).
Item. I give to my three daughters Margaret, Agnes and ?, to each one of them one…..
Item. I do give to John (?) one …that was given to his .oy. by my husband’s will, trusting that he will give this again to my son Thomas’s children.
Item. I do give unto Michael Ubanke e….
Item. .. Thomas Nicholson..
Item. I do give unto … Lightsome one ox and
Item. I do give to John Endd three …of debt
Item. I do give to Elloner Ubanke, Margritt Bird, Margaritt Blenkinsopp, to each one of them one bull(?)
Item. I do give to Roger Ubanke one heifer
Item. I give to the 2(?) children of Patron 2 sheep(?)
Item. I do give to James Lightsome one sheep(?)to Ann (?) Blenkinsopp one sheep(?)..
John Blenkinsopp, Michael Bird, 2(?) lambs
James Hooper one lamb
To Michael Ubanke son of Roger Ubanke one lamb
The rest of my goods not being logared (listed?)I do give to my son Thomas as executor of this my last will
George Pattrick (?), Thomas Nicholson and John Nicholson to see that this my will be performed and that good agreement be among all my children
Witnesses: Jacob and George Pattrick, Thomas Nicholson, John Nicholson, William Waller(?), James Lightsome, and Roger Ubanke
Will ratified 22nd November 1593
An inventory of all the goods moveable and immoveable of Margaritt Ubanke….......
William Ubanke, Thomas Nicholson, Henry Ubanke and George Pattrick this 20th day of May 1592/3 …….



Thomas EWBANKE of Borrenthwait, Burgh, 1594
Transcript of Will of Thomas Ewbanke of Borrenthwait, (Stainsmoor), Burgh 1594 Transcribed by Robin Ewbank from A3 copy supplied by Margot Murray (obtained from Carlisle Wills) March 21st 2007. (original spelling kept but some punctuation added for clarity)
In Dei nomine Amen the 8th day of August 1594, I, Thomas Ewbancke of Borrenthwait in the parish of Burgh, sick in body but of good and parfict remembrance do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie God, hoping to be saved by the merits of Christ’s passion, myne only saviour and redeemer, and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Burgh aforesaid and to be brought forth according to the customs of the countrie.
Item I give to Anne my wife her third of all my goods movable and immovable whom I joyn as executrix with my eldest son Mychell Ewbanke, provided alwaies that whatsoever goods shall remayne after the payment of my debts and legacies my will is that they shall be disposed by the advice of Mr Henry Blenkinsop, Oz (?) Steward and by Wm Ewbanke, Henry Ewbanke, Thomas Nycholson and John Nycholson, witnesses of this my last will and testament.
….. I desire that my sonne Thomas may be remembered
Item I give and bequeath to Thomas Ewbanke, my second sonne…..of his child’s portion the sum of tenne pounds in monie to be levied forth of my goods after that God shall call me to his merit. 20..whether to be sold then towards the payment of the same tenne pounds
Item I give and bequeath to my third sonne Roger Ewbanke the high close comonlie called the rent close.with the consent of my Lord of Cumberland and his commissioners the said close to bear four shillings rent earnestly desiring my eldest sonne Mychell to amend him for good cause and thereafter….
I give to the said Roger two kye (cattle) one dozen gymmers (this word keeps appearing)…I give to his wife Alice one whie and to his two boys Mychell and George two whie calves after they be tithed at Martynmas.
Item I give to either of them one ewe and if my son Roger and his wife be contented to leave there (their) eldest son Mychell with my wife then she to bring him up at her own proper coste and charges so long as she shall live. And whereas I am owing to my Mychell tenne pounde my will is that he shall be payed forth of … yonge cattell as he and I had charges of other…If he be not content therewith to be paied some other way.
Item I give to my daughter Elanor Morland three kye, tenne yewes and tenne lambe
Item on meare (mare) of four years aidge with her foall
Item I give to her two black …ox ..that are tythed going in the high loft…all these same goodes to be delivered at the .. time as she shall be safelie delivered of her first child and if it shall please God to call for her child that then these goods to be disposed at the judgement of Mr Henry Blenkinsopp, Oz (?) Steward, Wm Ewbanke, Henry Ewbanke, Thomas Nycholson and John Nycholson and my two executors.
Item I give to Miles Ewbanke his son and daughter to either of them one yewe
Item to each one of my tenants one lambe
Item I give to John Bird and Margaritt Bird, children to Hew Bird to either of them one lambe.
Item I give to Mr Henry Blenkinsopp twentie shillinges whom I make the chief supervisor of this my present will and testament.
Item I give to Charles Blenkinsopp tenne shillinges
Item I give to the poor of the parish of Burgh tenne shillinges to be distributed by the church wardens.
Item I give to my godson (and son in law) Martyn Morland my riding cloake and my best dublett.
Item I give to my son Roger my best cloake and my best hoase
Item I will that my black…horse shall know (?) amongst my neighbours mares within the daill (dale) and when he growth old my son Mychell to have him and to place another in his stead
Item I give to my sonne Mychell the great cheste in the farre chamber and one bedstead with a …bed in the next chamber.
Item I give to the four witnesses of my will for there paines to each one of them five shillinges
Item I give to Geffray Aiskill two yewes
Item I give to Hew Bird two gymmers
Item I give to Francis Blenkinsopp two gymmers and one calf that shall be tythed at Martynmas next and to give one dought and one gym.
Item to John Shane (?) one goat and ..
Item to Joersobell Patericke three hogg (young?) lambes
Witnesses of this my last will and testament Thomas Nycholson, Henry Ewbanke, …
Decimo octavo die mensis Novembris (18 November) Anno Dei 1594 probate granted (in Latin)



Ann EWBANK of Brough, widow, dated 17 July 1598 and proved 30 July 1599
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank (using modern spelling and some added punctuation) from a good photocopy supplied by Margaret Murray.]
In the name of God, Amen. I, Ann Ewbank, widow, sick of body but of good and perfect remembrance, thanks be to Almighty God, makes this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commit my soul unto Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried within the churchyard of Brough under Stainsmoor with all my duties(?) thereunto belonging well and truly to be discharged and paid for the same. My will is that I be honestly brought forth after my death and such like cost to be made at my funeral and my burial as hath been heretofore used and announced to be made of other such like within the dale.
Imprimis (First) I give to the poor of Brough Parish ten shillings
Item I give to my son Roger Ewbank two ..ies and to his wife my hat, my cloth gown, and one girdle(?)belonging to it
Item I give to my son Roger’s two children George and Ann two …s
Item I give to my daughter Ellinor one feather bed, one bolster, two blankets, one covercloth and one table cloth a yard broad and three yards of length
Item I give to her daughter two spoons and my son Michael to have them in keeping until she come to careful years and also two chargers (dishes)
Item owings of my son in law Martin Morelande six pounds of borrowed money whereof three pounds I give of it to be given to his three children and my son Michael to keep it to there (their) uses
Item I give to my daughter Ellinor the other three pounds; the rest of all my goods moveable and immoveable not being legered I give and bequeath unto my son Michael Ewbanke and to Michael Ewbanke son of Roger Ewbanke whom I make jointly together executors of this my last will and testament; son Michael I will desire you to remember your father’s will as my trust is in you.
This will was thus declared in the presence of these whose names are under written.
John Weffey (Wethey), Michael Dickson
An Inventory made of all the goods and chattels of Mistress Anne Ewbanke widow, moveable and immoveable aprized by those sworn men, Mr Thomas Nicholson, Roger Driskoll, written this 4th day of April 1599
Imprimis (first) vii (7) Kine (cattle) £13-6s-8d (NB a cow worth nearly £2 each)
Item one mear pot(?) £3-3s-2d
Item another £3-6s-8d
Item Two ..ies 40s
Item One feather bed, one bolster, two pillows 10s
Item three coverlets and one happen(?) 26s-8d
Item four blankets 10s
Item linen in one trunk.., one hatband one box 40s
Item one pair of satin (?)… one..hat one bonegrave and one little cover 12s
Item Two gowns £10
Item more in linen 20s
Item one velvet hood one velvet gorgel (?)…two pairs of gloves one knife 30s
Item One petticoat two forekirtles £3-11s-8d
Item one glass one comb with bracelette and one setting stick 4s
Item one ring £3
Item two cupboards and locks… 6s
Item one puder (pewter) (powder?) 20s
Item one fire utensil 30s
Item one candlestick 2s-6d
Item one wood..(poor copy here) 12s
Item one iron.. 3s
Item one pot and spitroast (?) 8s
Item one chest 8s
Item one ambre 4s
Item chairs and two little tables 4s
Item a meat board forms and bed … Two fleeces 4s
Item one husbandry gear 4s
Item Owing to her of (illegible copy here)….Barnard Castle 17s
Item owing to her of James Hanby (?) 6s
Item owing to her of Michael Driskoll 16s
Sum of goods (in latin) £54-16s-4d
(total is within one shilling of sum of parts!!) Debts of the same inventory:
Imprimis owing to her son Michael Ewbanke £7
Item Funeral expenses 58s -8d
Item to the poor of the parish 10s
Item to Mr .. 10s
Item probation 5s
Item for writing 12d
Sum of the debts (in latin) £11-4s-8d
Sum of the balance (in latin) £43-10s-8d



El(i)sabeth EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen ;
Will dated 20th September 1604; proved 12th November 1604.
In the name of God Amen 20th Day of September 1604 I, Elsabeth Ewbanke, sick in body but whole and perfect in remembrance praised be God, do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I commit my soul to Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the parish church yard of Kirkbesteven (Kirkby Stephen).
Item I give all of my …to..
Item I give to Henrico Ewbanke my older son all my husband’s ….
Item I give to Jayne Ewbanke my daughter one blanket…..
Rest of my goods bequested
My debts … and funeral expenses discharged........
Item I give to Wylliame Ewbanke, Jayne Ewbanke, and Esable Ewbanke and James Ewbanke my children and make my formal (?)executors to be divided equally amongst them at the …of my supervisors.
Item it is my will and mind that if any pair of children cannot agree they shall be ordered by my supervisors…..
Item I ordain and make Edward DICKSON, Caito WILLIAMSON, Thomas ROBINSON and John FOTHERGILL my supervisors to this my last will performed.
Witnesses….. Edward Dickson, Thomas Robinson, John Fothergill.
Proved (in latin) 12th day of month of November 1604. Jane Ewbancke
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank 2nd November 2006 from copy supplied by Margaret Murray]



Michael EWBANK, p. of Brough,1617 -
Dated 10 Feb 1609 -
- wife Margrett EWBANK....,; to Francis EWBANCK & his wife....; to Thomas EWBANKE...; to Gilli?? JOHNSON....; to Rychard my son and to his daughter Isabell....; to my daughter Elsabth & her children; my son Edward his children; the children of John JOHNSON; my son Rychard; my father in law Rowland EWBANCK..; Robert POVELL[?]; my daughter Ann.....



Michael EWBANK of Borrenthwaite near Brough, 1620
[This is from a photocopy supplied by Margaret Murray, transcribed by Robin Ewbank 9th November 2006]
In the name of God Amen, the 11th day of March, Anno Dei 1620. I Michael Ewbank of Borrenthwait on the forest of Stainsmoor in County of Westmoreland, yeoman, sick in body but of good and expert remembrance, praised be God, make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I give and bequeath my soul to almighty God trusting by the blood of Jesus Christ to have remission of all my sins, and my body to be buried in my parish churchyard of Brough as near as conveniently may be to the place where my father was buried.
Item. I give to my oldest son Thomas Ewbank …that is mine I had from my father after he accomplish the full age of 21 years.
..of 33 pounds ..that I did buy off David Ewbank unto David Hechstetter, John Kipling, Symond Nicholson and Robert Quobell four of my supervisors, for the bringing up of my younger children and the payment of my lord’s fines and other debts. …the said Thomas…for the frame(?) of 21 years after the said ..and after the expiation of the said lease to distend and come unto the said Thomas and it is my will that what ….to be paid during the minority of mine heir for my whole …my said son Thomas shall repay it again to my supervisors to the … my other children at such time as they shall think fit and to be repayed at their discretion. ..it is my will that when fines debts and other expenses (?)..are all defrayed and payed ..and my children brought up….the residue … remains to be equally divided amongst my other children, but only that my daughter Elabeth shall have £11-13s-3d more than her brethren…
Item. it is my wish that my said son Thomas shall pay to her husband Peter at her marriage 40s to buy her a cupboard or use a cupboard worth 40s in consideration ….I give to my said son my best cupboard.. I give unto him my best bedstead, pictures, rugs, blankets and all other furniture belongings…into it as it stands on the west..
Item. I give.corn, sheep and all my husbandry gear…
Item.it is my will that if it …..my said son Thomas before he accomplishes the age of 21 years…….shall..the same to be equally divided amongst so many of my other children as.. to pay all fines and other…as my son Thomas should do. I do give…and whosoever shall happen to …unto the same.
Item. I give to the poor of the parish 10s(hillings) when…as my supervisors shall see fit. I give to my sister Ellinor as …thereto (therefore?) [bracket in text here] of my wife’s …my wife and my son Thomas to be good unto her.
Item. I give unto my cousin Robert Ewbank of London….
Item. I give to Frances my wife …widowerings both of my goods and ….I give to her one gray ….
Item. It is my will that if my said wife shall happen to marr(i)age shall..then..…and the bringing up of my children to be..at the ..and discretion of my supervisors and as they shall see fit.
Item. It is my will that all my debts ….owing to any…as aforesaid and my other debts out of my as my supervisors shall see fit. All the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable my debts …and funeral expenses thereby acquitted and assigned I give and bequeath unto Frances my wife.and my two youngest sons whom I make my joint executors.
Item. I …and ordain…heretofore........ Tobias Ewbank, Squire (?)Watson, …, John Kipling, Symond (Simon) Nicholson,and Robert…..supervisors ..this my last will and testament…I give one of…...........
Witnesses to this will: David Hechstetter, John Kipling, Symond Nicholson, Robert Quobell, Nycholas Robinson, Matthew Watson and James Johnson
Proved ..July anno dei 1620



Rowland EWBANK of Strysgill, Brough. 1622/1623
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank from copy supplied by Margot Murray (obtained from Carlisle Wills) March 19th 2007. (original spelling kept but some punctuation added for clarity)]
In the name of God Amen the 19th day of December Anno Domini 1622, I, Rowland Ewbank of Strysgill on the forest of Stainmore and Countie of Westmorland, sick in body but of good and perfect memorie, praysed be God, makes this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I give and bequeath my soul to Almightie God and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Brough paying the duties thereunto….
Item I give to Rychard Ewbank, my grandchild all myne apparel
Item I give him more 10s
Item I give to Agnes Ewbank my grandchild two sheep
Item All the rest of my goodes movable and immovable I give and bequeath unto Janet Blith my grandchild, whom I make my whole executrix, my debts legacies and funerall expenses clearly itymissed (?) and discharged.
Rowland Ewbank, mark
Witnesses hereof: William Atkinson, Robert Boxell,
Probate granted (in Latin) 18th day of month of January 1623/4
[Notes: Rowland Ewbank of Strysgill buried Brough 24 Feb 1622/3]



Richard EWBANCKE of Borrenhouses, Stainmoor, Brough, 1626/1631
Transcript of Will of Richard Ewbancke of Borrenhouses Stainsmoor, Brough 1626/1631 Transcribed by Robin Ewbank from copy supplied by Margot Murray (obtained from Carlisle Wills) March 19th 2007. (original spelling kept but some punctuation added for clarity)
In the name of God Amen the 26th day of June 1626, I, Richard Ewbancke of Borrenhouses on the forest of Stainsmoor and County of Westmorland, sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance, praised be God, make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God and my body to be buried in the parish churchyard of Brough paying the ….tribute accustomed.
Item I give to my son in law Mychaell Brunskill and my daughter Julyan his wife five pounds which they owe unto me, upon condition that they, the said Mychaell and Julyan, shall presently after my decease make seal and deliver unto myne executrix……a good and lawful …of all other accounts debts and demands and …..my said executrix practably and quickly to occupy and enjoy my ground and housing now in my possession until the first day of May next after my decease. But if the said Mychaell and his wife…perform the same at the …of my supervisors, then this bequest to be utterly void and the said £5 to be given to my executrix.
Item I give to Anne my wife all her widow’s rights of all my goods moveable and immoveable.
Item I give to Agnes my daughter the third part (?) of all my goods moveable and immoveable for her child’s portion.
Item All the rest of my goods, moveable and immoveable, my debts…and funerall expenses clearly acquitted and discharged, I give and bequeath to my said daughter Agnes whom I make my whole executrix and supervisor of this my will.
Anthony Buckle, Thomas Ewbancke and Robert Boxell as supervisors, desiring them all for God’s cause to see this my last will performed and that my wife and child be not wronged; and for their payments I give unto every one of them 2s 6d.
(Next sentence clearly added as afterthought) Item I give to all my daughter Julyan’s children five …one …equally amongst them.
Richard Ewbancke * his mark
Witnesses hereof: Anthony Buckle, Robert Boxell, Mychaell Waistill, Mychaell Brunskill.
(in Latin) Probate granted 2nd May 1631



Thomas EWBANK of Winton, Kirkby Stephen 1631
In the name of God Amen twenty first of February 1631. I Thomas Ewbank of Winton sick in body but …in mind and remembrance, praise be almighty God, do ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First and principally I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker and redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Kirkbistephen. …I give and bequeath unto my servant Isabell Johnson one…
I give and bequeath unto my servant George Morland two ewes and two lambs.
To my grandchild Marg(a)ret Ubank one brown..
To the parish (?) of Winton.. (a sum of money)
To the parish of KS …(same sum of money)
I give to my son Thomas Ewbank all…of my quick (ie living) goods and cattle, all my husbandry goods.. all my crop of corn and hay…stuff and my apparrill (apparel)
…to my son Rowland Ewbank all my monie…
To pay all my debts and funeral expenses and food
I do make my said son Rowland…my sole and proper (?) executor of this my last will and testament and to…I appoint William Sharow(?) …, William Waller and… witnesses… of all…supraby…(obviously meaning ‘written above’)
Proved 7th March 1631…(in latin)
[Will transcribed by Robin Ewbank 31 October 2006. (Much is hard to read)
Notes: Son Rowland -
Rowland EWEBANCK of Winton, born before Mar 1622/3
Signed Protestation 9 Mar 1641; signed Petition to Lord Wharton 1648;
lived Winton
Buried 11 Apr 1659 Kirkby Stephen
Married Agnes who was buried 23 Dec 1665.

Son Thomas -
Thomas EWBANK died 1636, Will; witnesses William & Edward WALLER, Thomas BARNITTSON, Funkin WALLER
Married Margarett NICHOLSON Brough 1629;
Margaret living 1636; no surviving family.



Annas EWBANK, p Brough, 1633
Annas Ewbanke of light trees? on ye forreist? of Stainmoore ... paris of Brough in Westmorland, Widow, beinge somewhat sicke in bodye but in whole and perfect mind and memorye -
...unto Willyam EWBANKE my son xxs wherof John WAISTILL is to have seven shillings for Winteringe of his childrens?? -
...unto Michaell HUTCHINSON twentie three shillings wch my said son Willyam is endebted unto him and also I forgive him fortye shillings wch he oweth me and all other debts and...
...unto my son Thomas EWBANKE xs and I forgive him ten pounds wch he ... of Mr Anthony SLATER of London ... which was given to me by James AISKELL, I forgive him three pounds wch I payed to my cousin Michaell WALLER of Gillinwoode? for him... upon condition that...
...unto my son in law Michaell HUTCHINSON ten shillings upon condition that... ...unto my son in law John MUNKBY ten shilling upon condition that...
...unto my son in law John WAISTELL ten shilling upon condition that...
...unto my son Willyam EWBANCKEs children thre ewes and thre lambs
...unto my son Thomas EWBANKEs children xxs to be ... equally ... and to be payed to Robert EWBANKE by my executor...
...to my son Michaell EWBANCKEs children fortye shillings
...unto my son in law Michaell HUTCHINSONs children thirtie shillings
...to Thomas MUNKBY of Sowerby ten shillings
...to Margrett WARDELL [?] of Sowerby my grandchild ten shillings
...to my daughter Isabell xiis...
...to my daughter Elsabeth my best cloake
...to my daughter Annas my best ??
...to Catharan MORLAND of Winton
...Thomas WHARTON and Isabell WHARTON his sister five shillings
..to Roger NICHOLSON and Thomas NICHOLSON younger either of them five shillings
...to James HUTCHINSON ... and also to Mary HUTCHINSON ...
...to my daughter in law Margrett EWBANKE four yards of woolen cloath
...to my son in law John WAISTELL
...the rest ... unto my son Michaell EWBANKE of Winyard wch in ye Countie of Durham, whom I make my whole and sole executor of this..



Thomas EWBANK of Winton, Kirkby Stephen 1636.
Mentions brother Rowland EWBANK, children of my brother Rowland, wife Margarett
Witnesses: William and Edward WALLER, x marks, Thom. ? BARNITTSON,? Funkin WALLOR x mark.



John EUBANCK of Coatgill, p. of Orton, Westmorland,
Will dated 1 May 1636 -

- to be buried in the parish church of Orton -
Mentions “my father Oswald EUBANCK” -
Witnesses: George EUBANCK, Edward OBEREND[?], William JACKSON
Probate granted at Appleby 1 Mar 1636 [1636/7] to Oswald EUBANCK
[Note by transcriber: John, son of Oswald Eubanck, was baptised at Ravenstonedale 2 Jan 1614]



Thomas EWBANCKE of Dowgill, Stainmore, yeoman - 1643
Margret my wyfe; my son Robt; my brother Roger EWBANCKE; daughter Margret; my brother in law Willm JOHNSON [ According to IGI, Roger, not Thomas, married a Jullian Johnson 9 July 1622, Brough under Stainmore.
And see below
]



Thomas EWBANCKE of Dowgill, Stainmore, 1643 (transcribed by Robin Ewbank from copy supplied by Margaret Murray 14th May 2007)
In the name of God, Amen, the 25th Day of May 1643, I Thomas Ewbancke of Dowgill on the Forest of Stainmore and the County of Westmoreland, …sick in body but of good and perfect memory and ...make and devise my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I give and bequeath my soul to God that gave it, trusting by the blood of His Son Christ Jesus, which was shed for me to have free remission of all my sins, and I give my body to be buryed in the p’ish (parish) church yard of Brough, payinge the dewties (duties/dues) thereunto dew (due) and …
Item. It is my will and mynde that my debts be fully paid out of my whole estate before there be any division thereof, and for the remainder thereof my will and mynde is that it be equally divyded into three parts: the first part thereof I give to Margret my wyfe for her widowing; and out of my said goods another 3th (3rd) part I give to Margret my daughter for her childes portion out of my said goods; and for the other 3th part, which is all I can dispose of, I bequeath as followeth. First I give to my son Robt (Robert) one read (red?) cow, one yongue colt of a year old, one chest, one table, one great mell, one gavelock, one hacke, the …in the millhowse, two ash middleboards and fower pillows (?).
Item. I give to my brother Roger Ewbancke one greene jerkyn (jerkin), one pair of greene britches (breeches) and one pair of bootes ;
Item it is my mynde that my said wife shall have her widowing pt (part) of the whole…and it shall fall …as well as if I had dyed ..ent thereof myself.
Item all the rest of my goodes moveable and immoveable, my debts legasyes (legacies) and funerall expenses thereby acquitted and discharged I give and bequeath onto my said wyfe Margrett and my said daughter Margret, whome I make my whole and joynte executors; supervisors I desire and ordaine my brother Roger Ewbancke and my brother in law William Johnson desiring them to se (see) this my last will performed and to have their charges…when they go about that busyness .
Witnesses hereof: Francis Ewbancke, Thomas Ewbancke, William Johnson and Robert Rowell (?), Roger Ewbancke
Probate Completed 11th October 1643
(Note a widow Margaret Ewbank will 1674 buried 20.11.1675 Brough)



Miles EWBANK of Stainmoor, 1659/1661
Will dated 24 Dec 1659
.....my eldest sonne Francis.....
......my son Willyam EWBANCKE.....
.....my youngest son Miles EWBANCKE.....
.... my daughter Anne EWBANCKE....
...son Francis and dau Anne to have remainder, and debt of fifty shillings owed by Thomas WILKIN to help pay debts and funeral expenses
....Francis to have all husbandry gear.....
Miles Ewbanck, mark and seal...
Witnesses: Robert DICKINSON, Michael RAYNE [Kayne?]
Probate, 12 June 1661, granted to Anne WHITFIELD “uxor John WHITFIELD”, daughter, and Francis, son.
[Notes from parish registers of Brough:
Miles Ewbanck buried Brough 7 Jan 1659/60
Francis bapt 30.3.1628
Roger bapt 8.4.1631( buried 1657?)
Anne bapt 8.12.1633 married John Whitfield
Willyam bapt 14.2.1635 (will 1692 Willyam of Sowerby Park)
Miles bapt 1.9.1639]



Thomas EWBANK yeoman of Kirkby Stephen 1664 -
[Poor photocopy so opening lines are illegible but follow usual pattern....
…First of all I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker…burial in the parish churchyard of Kirkby Stephen aforesaid
I give to my son Henry Ewbanke four pounds
I give to my son George Ewbanke four pounds
I give unto my son Edward Ewbanke four pounds and to my youngest son John Ewbanke four pounds….my son Thomas to pay…some of the ground I bought him at Kaber.
I make my wife Isabell and my daughter Isabell joint executors of all the …goods and chattels, moveable and immoveable…my debts and funeral expenses..
This is my last will and testament by my hand this 9th day of November in the year of our Lord God 1664.
Witnesses: William Fawcett, Thomas Fawcett, John Bilboro
Proved (this part as usual in Latin) 7th day of December Anno Domini 1664.
Addendum debts owing :
To Christo(pher) Jefferson of Kirkby Stephen 2-11-4
Fawcett of Musgrave 1-10-0
To Robert(?) Dixon of Naitby 1-8-0
To Jo Salisbury(?) of Soulby 1-10-0
To Jo Moss of Kaber 1-10-0
To Chas Spinner of Musgrave 0-9-0
To Henry Fawcett of Waitby 0-15-0
To Jo Bilboro of Kirkby 1-2-0
To William Fawcett of the same 0-13-0
Fawcett….5-0-0
Total owing 13-8-4
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank from photocopy supplied by Margaret Murray] Notes:
Thomas Ewbanke of Kirkby Stephen - over 18 in March 1641 (signs protestation), living Hartley, yeoman; will dated 9th November 1664, proved 7th December 1664; buried 11 November 1664 KS; m Isabell ?; Isabel living 1664.
Children:
Thomas Ewbanke, Baptised 11/02/1651 KS; living in 1664, m Agnes Dennyson KS, 24/11/1670. Thomas and Agnes had two children not listed here.
Isabell, living in 1664
Henry Ewbanke, Bapt 10/12/1654 KS, living in 1664.
George, b ca 1656, living in 1664, m Eliza Fawcett 18/09/1679 KS. George and Eliza went on to have seven children not listed here.
Edward b ca 1658, living in 1664; buried 28/08/1690 KS, m Jane?
John Eubank, the youngest, b ca 1660; living in 1664; m Marey Semson of KS 26/06/1684 KS; John died before Feb 1730/1. John and Marey had nine children not listed here.



Roger EWBANCKE of Mouthlocke, Stainmore, Brough, 4 Feb 1668
Sons Thomas and Michaell; wife Agnes;
Bretheren in law Michaell and William BRUNSKOLL [?]; brother Thomas EWBANCKE; [ According to IGI a Rodger married Annas BRUNSKELL 23 June 1663 Brough under Stainmore]
Longer version below: ....



Roger EWBANCKE of Mouthelocke, Stainmoor, Brough 1668
(buried Brough 21.4.1669) transcribed by Robin Ewbank from copy supplied by Margaret Murray 20 October 2007. Italics are mine. RAE 
The Fourth day of February 1668 (4.2.1669 in New calendar)
In the name of God Amen I Roger Ewbancke of Mouthelocke on Stainmoor in the Pish (parish) of Brough and in the County of Westmoreland, yeoman, being somewhat …in body but in good and perfect remembrance do maike and testify this my last will and testament as followeth….... 
First I commit my soul into the hands of allmighty God my maiker hoping to have his pardon of all my sins only by the …and death and passion of Jesus Christ my redeemer, and my body to be buried in the Pish (parish) Churchyard of Brough, and for the temporall blessing that it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose of as followeth viz: 
Imprimis (first) I give unto my sonn (son)Thomas one table and a …and one javelin and one…one rackintrosk
Item (next) I give my ploughs and all my plough goods…to my sons Thomas and Michael
Item I give unto my wife Agnes, executrix, all my goods and chattells (chattels), moveable and immoveable, all debts, legacies and funerall expenses being discharged, paying unto my sonn Michaell a just som of eight pounds of English monie (money) three years after the day of my decease.
Item It is my will and mind that if the said wife do marry within the span of the said three years, the sum of eight pounds aforesaid shall be paid on the day of her marriage.
Item it is my will and mind that what time soever my said wife shall marry she shall pay the somma (sum) of four pounds more to my son Michaell; and to ..this my will performed I appoint my trusty brethren (brothers) in law Michaell and Willyam Brunskill and my brother Thomas Ewbancke to be supervisors and to …that this..will mind and intent I have set my hand and seale this day..above written 
Roger Ewbancke, mark and seal 
Witnesses hereof Michaell Brunskill, Willyam Brunskill, John Johnson, Thomas Ewbancke
Probate 21 July 1669 to Agnes Ewebanke (original in Latin)(there is a note in the probate about Michaell Ewbank that could indicate that he has died) 
Note Roger Ewbank married Annas or Agnes Brunskill at Brough23.6.1663 (BroughPRS)
Margaret Murray has note that son Michaell baptised at home 8 Feb 1665
A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels moveable and immoveable of Rodger Ewbancke of Mouthelocke on the forest of Stainmoore in the parish of Brough and in the County of Westmoreland and d…of Carlile late deceased as they were prized by fower (four) men viz: Rodger Nicholson, Michaell Brunskill, Christopher Jackson, John Johnson was undated. He had debts (totalling £17-18-10) owing to Thomas WALLER, .... BRUNSKILL, George PATT....., the Church, Henry NICHOLSON, .....MAYES [?], Willyam BRUNSKILL, Thomas EWBANCK, Annas EWBANKE and Michae RISKOLL[?]. His net assets were £22-1-10.



Margaret EWBANK widow of Dowgill on Stainmoor, Brough, Will dated 21 3.1674
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank from good copy supplied by Margot Murray (obtained from Carlisle Wills) March 24th 2007. (original spelling kept but some punctuation added for clarity)]
In Dei Nomine (In the name of God) Amen. I Margaret Ewbank of Dowgill within the parrish of Stainmoore and County of Westmoreland, widow, being old and something feeble of body but in good and perfect memory, praised be God, doe make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say first and principally, being humbly penitent for my sinnes, I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker, hoping to have free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinnes onely by and through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my Redeemer; and my body to be buried in the parish church yard of Brough. And for such temporall blessings as it has pleased the Lord to bestow on me I dispose thereon as here followeth. Viz:
Inprimis (first) I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Johnson of Bleathkeld and her children the sume of three pounds equally to be divided amongst them.
Item I give unto my daughter Margaret Nicholson and her children the life sume of three pounds equally to be divided amongst them.
Item I give unto my said daughter Elizabeth Johnson two blanketts and one happin.
Item I give unto her daughter Margaret Johnson a red pettycoate.
Item I give unto her daughter Jane Johnson a greene waistcoate.
Item I give unto my grandchild Thomas Nicholson my cupboard.
Item I give unto his brother Henry Nicholson the sume of ten shillings.
Item I give unto their two sisters Anne and Elizabeth (Nicholson) my feather bed.
Item I give unto their sister Margaret Nicholson a blanket.
And all the rest of my goods, bills, bonds, and personal estate whatsoever, my debts legacies and funerall expenses clearly acquitted and discharged, I give and bequeath unto my sonne in law Henry Nicholson, whom I make my whole and sole executor. And in testimony that this is my very will, minde and intent, I the said Margaret Ewbanke hereinto set my hand and seale the one and twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy four.
Margaret Ewbanck, * mark
Witnesses hereof: Thomas Nicholson, Thomas Waistell, jurat (he swears)
A ..and perfect Inventory of all the goods and Chattels of Margaret Ewbancke of Dowgill on Stainmoore within the parish of Brough and Diocese of Carlisle, widow, late deceased, as they were apprized by Christopher Jackson and Thomas Waistell on the 29th Day of November Anno Dmi (Domini) 1675.



William EWBANCK of Sowerby Parke, Brough 1692
[Transcribed by Robin Ewbank from reasonable copy (small print!) supplied by Margot Murray (obtained from Carlisle Wills) March 24th 2007. (original spelling kept but some punctuation added for clarity)]
In nomine Dei Amen, I William Ewbanck of Sowerby Parke within the parish of Brough within the County of Westmoreland, yeoman, being found living sick and feeble of body but in very good and perfect mind and memory, praised be God, doe make, ordaine and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say:
First and principally being humbly penitent and sorry for my sinnes I commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my maker, hoping and assuredly believing to have full and free pardon, remission and forgiveness of all my sinnes, only by and through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my redeemer; and my body to be devoutly buried in the parish church yard of Brough aforesaid. And for such temporall blessings as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof and here followeth:
In primis (first) I give and bequeath unto my wife Ysabell Ewbanck the sum of twenty pounds to be given unto her in severall payments in manner following; that is today at Martinmas now next…using time of three pounds for the first payment and so successively at each Martinmas the like summe of three pounds until eighteen pounds of the twenty above-mentioned shall be payed. And at Martinmas, which shall there next come and ensue after the payment aforesaid, the summe of forty shillings for the seventh and last payment of the said twenty pounds if she lives so long. But if and so fortune chance or fall out that the said Ysabell my wife shall dye and depart this life at any time before the said respective payments or….above limited and mentioned become due that then the remainder which shall …impart at and after the date and shall properly redound to fall to and goe to my executor hereafter named.
Item I give unto my sister Anne Whitfeild (Whitfield) the sume of fifty shillings.
Item I give the sume of five pounds to be given and distributed by my executors amongst the poore people of this parish of Brough which shall repair to my funerall upon my buriall day.
Item I give unto Thomas Waistell the writer hereof the summe of fower (four) shillings.
Item I give unto Thomas Ewbanck younger one young colt.
And all the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever, moveable and immoveable, my debts legacies and funerall expenses clearly accounted and discharged I give and bequeath unto my good friend Thomas Ewbanck of Stainemoore… (line missing on copy as original folded here)…….equally to be divided between them.
In testimonie that this is my very will, mind and reall intent, I, the said William Ewbanck hereunto set my hand and seale the fifth day of August in the year of our Lord God 1692. William Ewbanck, *mark and seal
Witnesses hereof: John Laidman, Cuthbert Laidman jurat (swears), Tho. Waistell jurat
Probate granted at Appleby second day of November 1692 (all in Latin) Signed by Thoma Ewbanck and Thoma Ru…
Inventorie (not printed out in full here, but easily supplied if required) thirteenth day of August 1692
Goods worth £78-15-11
Include debts owing to the deceased by Michaell Morland £8, Francis Brough £5-2-0
Debts owed by the deceased £21-2-2 include to John Harrison £2-11-6, Francis Lambert £1-13-4, Ysabell Grainger £5-19-0, Funerall expenses £11-2-4
Net estate £57-13-9
Signed off by John Bousfeild, Michaell Brunskill (mark), Willyam Bousfeild, William Jackson



Thomas EWBANK of Kaber, Kirkby Stephen 1736 Mason.
Proved 30 Sept. Mentions wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth Ewbank, eldest son John (under 21)
Witnesses: George PETTY, Wm GRAINGER, Thomas HALLIDAY
[Also see below]

Thomas EWBANK of Kaber (near Kirkby Stephen)....
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Ewbank of Kaber in the parish of Kirby Steven and County of Westmorland mason being infirm and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory do here make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. IMPRIMIS (first) I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hopeing through the merits of Jesus Christ my saviour and redeemer to have full pardon and remission of all my sins. ITEM (then) I commit my body to the ground to be buried according to the discretion of my executorix, she paying my just debts and funeral expenses. ITEM I give to my eldest son John a table and a great chest uif he let and give leave to his mother Elizabeth Ewbank to live in the house until the said John Ewbank ar(r)ive at the age of twenty one years. Other wise his mother the aforesaid Elizabeth Ewbank is to enjoy them and take them away when she pleases. ITEM I give to my daughter Elizabeth Ewbank three puter (pewter) dishes her mother’s desk and a bible. ITEM I give to my loving wife one close or i(e)nclosure called Parkhead, one inclosure called Four Acres or otherwise Blanon Acres and likewise of all my goods ancidables and chattels. Otherwise I make my aforesaid wife Elizabeth Ewbank to her and her heirs and assigne(e)s for ever my whole and sole executorix. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first of June in the year of our Lord God 1736. Thomas Ewbank his mark. …(Witnesses) George Petty, William Grainger, Thomas Halliday.
Proved at Carlisle the 30th September 1736.
Transcribed from a photocopy of the original by Robin Ewbank 29th October 2006
Notes: Thomas EWBANK: bap Feb 1799 - Thomas son of John EWBANK of KS, mason of Kaber; owned Parkhead and Four acres, Blanon Acres. Buried 23 June 1736, KS. Married 1) Agnes, buried 14 Mar 1723/4; married 2) Elizabeth, living 1736.
Children from PRs: from marriage 1: Elizabeth bap 7 Sep 1720, KS; living 1736.
John bap 14 Mar 1723/4 KS, eldest son in Will
from marriage 2:
Mary bap 13 June 1730 KS, bur 16 June 1730 KS
Robert bap 28 Dec 1732 KS; not mentioned by name in 1736 Will
Thomas bap 17 Sep 1735 KS, not mentioned by name in 1736 Will.



Thomas EWBANK of Winton, Kirkby Stephen 1736 Yeoman.
Proved 3 November. Mentions wife ? Jannnett, daughter Elizabeth MASON, sons Thomas, Rowland and Robert.
Witnesses: Wm MASON, Thomas SPOONER,


[Also see below:]
Thomas EWBANK of Winton (near Kirkby Stephen and Brough). Will 27th June 1736, proved at Appleby 3rd November 1736
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Ewbank of Winton in the County of Westmorland, yeoman, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, praised be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. (That is to say) first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, trusting through the merits and intercession of my blessed lord and saviour Jesus Christ to obtain pardon of my sins and eternall (eternal) life and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix here …ed. And as touching the disposition of all my temporall estate I give and dispose thereof as followeth.
First I will that all my debts and funerall expences be paid and discharged.
Also I give to my son and heir apparent Thomas Ewbank the sum of five shillings.
Also I give and bequeath to my sons Rowland Ewbank and Robert Ewbank and to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of William Mason all the household goods and household stuff and husbandry…equally among them, which belonged to me before my last marage (marriage) to be divided among them after my wife’s decease which said goods are particularly mentioned in a schedule.
Also I give and bequeath to my loveing wife all my new (or now) dwelling house with barn stable and cowhouse with garden and croft on the back side thereof to her sole use during her naturall life; and after her decease I give and bequeath the said dwelling house barn, stable and cowhouse with garden and croft with all their appurtenances unto my loving son Robert Ewbank to have and to hold the said dwelling house and premises to the said Robert Ewbank his heirs and assigns for ever. All the rest and residue (‘and residue’ repeated and crossed out) of my personal estate goods and chattels with the crop now growing on my land, I give and bequeath to my said loving wife Janneth Ewbank whom I do hereby make and appoint sole executrix of this my said last will and testament. And I do hereby torch (??)disanull and make void all former wills and testaments by me heretofor made either by word of mouth or writing. In witness thereof I the said Thomas Ewbank have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of June in the tenth year of the reign of King George the second and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirty and six. Thomas Ewbank. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator Thomas Ewbank as his last will and testament in the presence of us whose names are subscribed as witnesses: William Mason, Thomas Spooner, sworn, Michael Roe sworn
Proved at Appleby the 3rd of November 1736
(Transcribed by Robin Ewbank with original spelling; some punctuation has been added as has material in brackets, 30th October 2006).
Notes appended by me Robin Ewbank following:
Thomas baptised at Kirkby Stephen 27.May.1663 son of Thomas Ewbank and Agnes Waller (they married 19.May 1657). Thomas was about 73 when he made this will and died.
Thomas, the testator above, married first Ann Blaiklin 18 June 1691 at Kirkby Stephen. Before marrying Janneth (possibly Janneth Tunstall 22nd November 1730). Thomas is churchwarden of Winton in 1721. Robert who inherits above is the youngest son baptised 9th April 1707 at Kirkby Stephen. Robert Ewbank is in fact the ancestor of the Birstwith Ewbanks and the Wensleydale Ewbanks, a very large family to this day. Thomas the eldest son and heir apparent was baptised at Kirkby Stephen 23rd April 1696. Elizabeth the daughter was baptised at Kirkby Stephen in October 1697 and married William Mason on 18th September 1719 at KS. Rowland the other son was baptised 14th April 1703.



George EWBANK of Bowderdale, p. of Ravenstonedale, Westmorland, 1743
Will dated 25 Feb 1743 -
- my loving kinsman Thomas DENT of Sandbed in the Parrish of Ravenstonedale.....
- my loving cousins Thomas ROBINSON, Henry ROBINSON, Elizabeth ROBINSON and Al.. ROBINSON of the town and Parrish of Crosby Garrett......
- George FOTHERGILL, Margaret FOTHERGILL and Elizabeth BOWL, the son and daughters of Robert FOTHERGILLl of Sheet in Ravenstondale,......
- to John ROBINSON now of Silliside and Margaret the wife of Thomas BOUSFIELD both of Ravenstondale......
-to the children of my cousin Isabel HASTWHITTLE or HASTWELL who that live to the age of twenty one years and which are now born, each the sum of ten pounds.....
- to my late father’s servants Tho: BROWN and Isabel ATKINSON the sum of five pounds.....
-to John CAUTLY (?CANTLY), Elinor ALDERSON, Lidia CAUTLY, Isabel CAUTLY all of Ravenstonedale .....and Mary the wife of George BIRKBECK of Lercher Hill in the Parrish of Orton.....
-my loving kinsman Tho: DENT of Sandbed my whole and sole executor.
George Ewbank, mark
Witnesses: John Fothergill Tho. Blackburn Tho. Fothergill Arth. Fothergill
Probate document dated 27th day of May 1745
Witnessed by Thomas Dent, James Richardson, John Bousfield, Robert Fawcett, Thomas Fawcett



Michael EWBANKE of Mouthelick on Stainmore: Will 10 June 1746;Inventory 14 Jan 1756
Unto my loving cousin Sarah BRUNSKIL of Bowes the sum of one pound
Unto my loving cousin John EWBANK five pounds.
Unto my loving cousin William BRUNSKIL of Upmanhow on Stainmore the sum of five shillings.
Unto my loving cousin Mary WAISTEL of Calversford on Stainmore the sum of five shillings.
Unto the poor of Stainmore the sum of two pounds and ten shillings
Rest and Residue unto my dearly beloved wife Annas EWBANKE, sole executrix
Michall Ewbanck 10 June 1746.
Witnesses - George BRUNSKILL, Michal WASTELL, Jona EWBANK junr.
Inventory taken 14 Jan 1756 by Joshua EWBANKE, John MILNER and John NICHOLSON.
At Appleby, 9 June 1756, appeared Annas Ewbank, widow - sole executrix named in the will of Michael Ewbanke late of Mouthelicke on Stainmoor in the parish of Burgh (Brough) under the Moor, Diocese of Carlisle, yeoman, deceased....etc.



Robert EUBANK, Winton, Kirkby Stephen, yeoman, dated 15 Dec 1766
Inventory 27th December 1766, proved July 22nd 1767 at Appleby.
Daughters Ann and Isabel EUBANK - land called Melgails, about one acre, with appurtenances. Should Isabel die before 21 without issue, then her half share to go to her sister Ann. Should Ann die without issue then her half share to her sister Isabel.
Residue to loving wife Isbael EUBANK - sole executrix.
Robert Eubank, his mark.
Witnesses: Thomas EUBANK sworn; Robert BLACKEN; Tho: BREAKS
Inventory taken and appraised by Thos EWBANK, James PARKIN, Samuel ARCHBANK and Edward COWPERTHWAITE, 27 Dec 1766.



Isabel EWBANK, 1773, Kirkby Stephen, widow -
Will dated 23 July 1765; proved 9 June 1773
...to granddaughter Mary RUDD all my personal estate of what nature; said Mary RUDD to be sole exectrix.
Isabel Ewbank, her mark
Witnesses: Robert JOHNSON, Rebecca HAYTON, her mark, James PERKINS.



Jonathan EWBANK, yeoman of “Stanemore in the parish of Brough”- 1776 - 1777
Died intestate - Administration granted to Hannah EWBANK, widow, Stanemore, 2 Jan 1777.
Bondsmen: William WHARTON of Waitby in the Said County, yeoman, John HUTCHINSON of Great Musgrave in the said County, yeoman
Inventory taken 17 Dec 1776 by Jonathan Ewbanke, Wm Wharton, Thos Carr (?) and John Nicholson. Document signed by Hannah Ewbank, in the presence of John Bowness, Wm Wharton, John Hutchinson.



Thomas EWBANK, 1779 Winton, Kirkby Stephen, yeoman
Will dated 10 Mar 1779.
.....Brother Roland EWBANK the sum of twenty pounds, and also the dresser in the forehouse, the cupboard between the forehouse and the …bedstead and a large chest upstairs to contain (?) and stand in the house as heirlooms.
.....to my nephew John EWBANK of London the sum of thirty pounds.
.....to my nephew Thomas EWBANK at the sea the sum of thirty pounds.
.....to my niece Mary Halwel [?] of London the sum of twenty pounds.
Also I give and bequeath to my nephew John EWBANK of Goodle Hill (Goodle Hill is at Asby Windwath) the sum of ten pounds.
Also I give and bequeath to my nephew Thomas EWBANK, parson, the sum of twenty pounds.
Also I give and bequeath to my niece Ann HUTCHINSON and her daughter Margaret HUTCHINSONn each ten pounds.
Also I give and bequeath to my niece Isabel EWBANK of London the sum of ten pounds.
Residue to my dear wife Isabel, sole executrix.
SigneD and Sealed, Thomas Ewbank.
Witnesses: John ROGERSON…., James PERKINS, John PERKINS
Proved May 31st 1779



Jonathan EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen Proved 25 July 1780 Gentleman.
Loving wife Barbara EWBANKE receives freehold Hellbeck properties. Witnesses: Josh. EWBANKE, Anthony DAVIS, Mary DAVIS


Barbara EWBANKE of Borenthwaite, near Kirkby Stephen, widow, 1784/5
Will dated 10 Dec 1784. Described as “widow and executrix of the last will and testament of Jonathan EWBANKE late of the same place, yeoman, deceased.”
.....To dau Elizabeth DENTON....sole use...not for use of her husband Thomas DENTON, clerk.....
......my two sons Jonathan EWBANKE and Thomas EWBANKE...
....mentions “my five freehold cattlegates or five flints in Hillbeck Intach in the parish of Brough”.....
.......unto my granddaughter Elizabeth Dobson the sum of five pounds
......Jonathan Ewbanke and Thomas Ewbanke joint executors of this my last will and testament
witnesses: Josh Ewbanke, Thomas Dent, J Forcettworth
Proved 6 Sept 1705



Thomas EWBANK, late Master of His Majesty's Ship 'The Warwick', now gentleman of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland - dated 1783; proved 1787 -
Mentions wife Isabella, sister the late Ann TOMLINSON and nieces Mary TOMLINSON and ?Jane HURLAND ? Wife Isabella is named as executrix.
Will written 14th November 1783 and witnessed by John PERKINS, O FAWCETT and Richard HOLDEN. Proved 24th May 1787.
[PROB11/1153 - Prerogative Court of Canterbury]



Thomas EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen 1787 Administration Gentleman, bachelor.
Died intestate. All goods delivered to his sister, Elizabeth DENTON, wife of Thom.
Signed: Thom DENTON, John NICHOLSON, Jo. WOODS, Richard DENTON.



Thomas EUBANK of Keld 4 November 1792.
Bequests to beloved Wife Mary EUBANK daughters Betty DOBSON, Mary EUBANK and Margaret GIBBENS.
The residue to son Thomas EUBANK executor.
Signed sealed by Thomas x Eubank
Witnesses: Edmond LANCASTER John HAYTON X
Proved 1793 Effects under £100



Edward EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen, shopkeeper, 1798
Will dated 6 October 1798.
All my freehold premises etc in Kirkby Stephen to beloved wife Ann EWBANK; also to her all my goods, chattels etc, she to be sole executrix.
To sons William, Thomas, John and Edward, and to daughters Elizabeth and Ann, one guinea each.
Edward Ewbank [signed]
Witnesses; John JACKSON, senior; John POWLEY; John JACKSON, junior.
Administration granted at Appleby May 16th 1799 to Ann Ewbank. “The said Ann Ewbank was sworn to the truth of the premises, and to faithfully administer and to exhibit a full and perfect inventory, and also to render a true and just account, and so forth, when thereunto lawfully required; and that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased do not amount to the value of one hundred pounds.”



Joseph EUBANK of Rosgill Administration 11 June 1811.
Granted 11 June 1811 at Appleby Elizabeth UBANK widow of Joseph UBANK late of Rosgill in the parish of Shap Yeoman, deceased, who died intestate.
Effects under £200
Sealed and delivered. The mark of Elizabeth UBANK, James HOLME, Joseph UBANK In the presence of John MATTINSON
An inventory dated 19 September 1810 lists his goods and chattels, appraised by Joseph ABBOT and William HALL



John EWBANK of Park Houses, Brough January 1813.
Son Thomas executor.
Bequests to dear wife (not named) daughters Mary and Ann, grandsons John HORN, John EWBANK and John BLACKET.
Wearing apparel to sons Robert, Thomas and James EWBANK.



Elizabeth UBANK of Rosgill, Administration 21 April 1815 Widow.
Granted 21 April 1815, to Joseph UBANK of Rosgill, husbandman, Joseph HERRING and James BURTON both in the parish of Shap. All three named persons signed.
Oath administered to Joseph UBANK of Rosgill by Thomas PEARSON 18 April 1815 at Rosgill.



Ann EWBANK of Brough 22 July 1818.
Bequests to daughter Lydia, son Thomas (who has to turn up and collect), grandson Richard (son of Thomas), son John (one shilling).
Main beneficiary daughter Isabella sole executor, freehold house stable warehouse(s) carthouse and nursery garden and garden.
Ann Ewbank her mark Witnesses: William DEIGHTON Richd SPENCER
Effects under £100. Proved by the executrix 19th May 1824



Thomas EWBANK of Gilts, Crosby Ravensworth 20 October 1818 Farmer.
Trustees Robert EWBANK of Light Trees, parish of Brough, Robert HORN and Henry LANGHORN charged with investing £900. Annuity of £5 to be paid to mother, Agnes EWBANK. Remainder of interest to wife Annas EWBANK towards maintenance and education of daughter Ann EWBANK. “Should my said Daughter die … I will that the said Nine Hundred Pounds be equally divided amongst my brothers and sisters, namely Robert EWBANK, James EWBANK, Bella HORN, Nanny BLACKITT and Mary EWBANK”. The residue of the estate bequeathed to wife Annas, the sole executor.
Signed and sealed Thomas Ewbank
Witnesses: Joseph BRISCOE Anthoney FURNESS
Effects under £1500
Proved by Annas EWBANK of Gilts, Widow, the sole Executrix the 22 December 1818



Ann EWBANK of Brough
Will written 22. July 1818, proved 18 May 1824
In the name of God Amen the 22nd of July 1818. I, Ann Ewbank of Brough, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God, I do make this my last will and testament. First I give to my daughter Lydia forty pounds of lawful money and a bed and 6 chairs and other necessaries. Also I give my son Thomas ten pounds. Also I give my grandson Richard five pounds and should anything happen that Thomas does not come himself for his legacy, it must go to my grandson Richard. Also I give to my son John one shilling. Also I give to my daughter Isabella, whom I constitute make and ordain my sole executor of this my last will and testament, the freehold house, stable, garden, …house and necessary garden and garth behind the same. And I do revoke and disannul all and every other will made by me. In witness thereof I have set my hand this day and year above. Written Ann Ewbank X her mark. Witnesses William DEIGHTON, Richard SPENCER…….
Effects under £100 proved by the executrix 19th May 1824
Ex.LB Cobb (Goff?)
[Transcribed from poor photocopy by Robin Ewbank 2nd November 2006. Notes of family from PRs and grave MI and will above, from Margaret Murray and Robin Ewbank]:
Robert EWEBANKE, b ca 1737, died 2.3.1787 aged 50; waller/mason
m Ann NICHOLSON 23.6.1763 - Ann b ca 1738; Ann died 3.3.1824 Brough aged 86; detail from Brough grave -
Children:
Thomas EWBANK bap 9.2.1764 Brough, buried 14.4.1764 Brough
Isabel(la) EWBANK bap 20.5.1765 Brough, died before 1851, living in July 1818, and May 1824, executrix of mother's will -
m William Serg(e)ant 26.1.1803 - William b Richmond Yorks, widower at High Street Brough in 1851 -
John EWBANK bap 8.8.1767 Brough, alive in 1818, inherited one shilling from mother -
Thomas EWBANK bap 22.5.1770 Brough, alive in July 1818, inherited £10 from mother -
Lydia Nicholson EWBANK, bap 23.4.1773 Brough, alive in July 1818, inherited £40 and a bed from mother,
m ?? 12.5.1836 Henry HODGSON at Brough -
Robert EWBANK bap 23.8.1776 Brough, died aged 9 Brough -
Elizabeth EWBANK, bap 3.10.1779 Brough, died aged 2 1/2 of smallpox -
Grandchildren, children of Isabella and William SERGEANT:
Richard EWBANKE, bap 11.9.1785 Brough,living in July 1818, inherited £5 from mother; m Elizabeth ?
Ann SERGEANT b ca 1803/4, died 4.12.1835 MI Brough
Great grandchildren, children of Richard above:
Robert Nicholson EWBANKE bap 14.7.1816 Kendal -
Isabella EWBANKE, b Kendal, bap 1.3.1819 Kendal, Strickland Gate Wesleyan Methodist; at Brough as housemaid aged 31 in 1851 with William Sergant, (step)grandfather;
m 22.9.1857 at Brough, Robert SERGEANT, widower/pensioner.



Robert EWBANK of Winton, Kirkby Stephen 3 June 1834 Yeoman.
Bequests to nieces Mary TODD and Sarah TAYLOR, nephews John NEWBOLT, Jackson EWBANK, Robert EWBANK and William EWBANK. Freehold Bay Horse and another house in Winton to Thomas NEWBOLT, sole executor, eldest son of nephew Joseph NEWBOLT of Rokeby Yeoman.
Robert EWBANK his x mark and seal
Witnesses: Thomas ROBINSON Joseph GIBSON James HUTCHINSON
Effects under £200; Proved 24 August 1837 by Thomas NEWBOLT sole executor



Edward EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen 1849 Yeoman.
Mentions niece Ann SUTHERLAND, her husband, a gardener from Penrith, niece Elizabeth MILNER; her son Anthony MILNER of Bela Bridge, parish of Brough received most of his properties and was the sole executor.
Witnesses: Matthew PRETTY, Thomas DODD
[Also see below]

Edward EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen
Will dated 6.Feb.1849; Codicil 31.Mar.1849; Proved 8.Jun.1849.
This is the last will and testament of me Edward Ewbank of Kirkby Stephen in the county of Westmoreland, yeoman. First I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann SUTHERLAND, wife of Mr Sutherland gardener of Penrith, in the county of Cumberland the sum of thirty pounds to be paid twelve months after my decease by my executor hereinafter named. Then I give and bequeath unto my (great) nephew Anthony MILNER of Bela Bridge in the parish of Brough and County of Westmoreland husbandman, son of my niece Elizabeth Milner all those two dwelling houses situate in Kirkby Stephen and county aforesaid; also I give and bequeath unto my said nephew Anthony Milner hereinbefore named all my household furniture, books, linen, cash, bonds and securities and all other effects……..
…………I also nominate constitute and appoint my nephew Anthony Milner hereinbefore named the executor of this my last will and testament working(?) and making void all former and other wills by me made at any time heretofore made done and executed and do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this sixth day of February in the Year of our Lord 1849. Edward Ewbank. Signed and sealed published and declared by the testator Edward Ewbank as and for his last will and testament who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto.
Matthew PETTY; Thomas DODD
(Codicil)
Whereas I Edward EWBANK of Kirkby Stephen in the county of Westmoreland yeoman have by my last will and testament bearing date the sixth day of February 1849 given and devised all my real estate(s?) situated at Kirkby Stephen and county aforesaid unto my nephew Anthony MILNER of Bela Bridge in the Parish of Brough and County of Westmoreland and whereas since the making and publishing this my said will now I do hereby give and devise to my niece Elizabeth MILNER, mother of my nephew Anthony Milner the sum of five pounds five shillings out of my real estates to be paid to her by two half yearly payments by my nephew Anthony Milner heretofore named, his heirs and assigns during the term of her natural life. And I order and direct that my said niece Elizabeth Milner shall not sell her income out of my said dwelling houses. And I also order and direct that my said nephew Anthony Milner shall not sell or mortgage the said dwelling houses during his mother’s lifetime. At her decease my nephew Anthony Milner hereinbefore named his full claim (?) power and authority of my real estates according to my former will. And I do hereby declare this present writing to be by me intended to be a codicil to my said will and testament. Also the same shall be deemed and taken as part thereof as fully and effectually to all and any purposes of the same……
In witness thereof I the said Edward Ewbank have set my hand and seal this 30th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. Edward Ewbank. Signed sealed published and declared by me Edward Ewbank as and for this my said codicil who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses there unto.. Matthew PETTY, John SAYER, Effects under £100 proved 8th June 1849 by Anthony MILNER.






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