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Joseph PARK, Kendal, innkeeper, -
Dated 30 Sep 1826
This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Park of Kendal in the County of Westmorland Innkeeper. In the first place I direct all my just Debts & funeral Expenses to be paid and satisfied by my Executors hereinafter named. I will and direct that all my Estate both real and personal shall be for the use and benefit of my Wife, Jane, during her natural Life and after her decease as she shall by her Will direct and I nominate my said Wife Jane and Thomas Savage of Kendal aforesaid Grocer to be joint Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this thirtieth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.
Signed Sealed and published and declared by the said Testator Joseph Park as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereof
[Joseph Park made his mark and the will is signed John Cartmell, Edw. Harrison, R Read and Robt. Dixon]

George PARKIN, of Smardale, yeoman -
Dated 1739
- Daughter Jennet, wife of Edward LEEW[??]
Daughter Isabell, wife of Jonnathan ALLEN
-son George, son Thomas, son Wiliam -
Son John to be executor -
Witnessed by James WHARTON, Will. SPOONER, Thomas ORTON.
Proved 20 June 1739.

Rachel PARKIN, Kirby Stephen, Westmorland 1763.-
Widow of William PARKIN, deceased. Mentions son in law Edward COWPERTHWAITE and wife Anne; grandchildren William, John, Miles, Hannah, Rachel, Mary and Agnes, children of Edward and Ann COWPERTHWAITE.
Son in law Matthew DIXON and wife Mary; grandchildren Parkin, Matthew, Phillip, Jane, Rachel and Nanny[?], children of Matthew and Mary DIXON.
Grandson George COWPERTHWAITE. Mentions leasehold estate in Lunds in the Parish of Aisgarth in the County of York; Southland Pasture at Lunds; Blade's Tenement at Lunds.
Original document offered for sale on Ebay, 21 May 2005

Ann PARKIN. Single woman, [Partial details]
- infirm of body but sound mind and memory.
Will proved on or after 13 May 1802.
To nephew John BARWISE of Foulsyke, Cumberland, yeoman, 250 pounds, to pay the same to William BONE, son of my niece Ann BONE.
[Family History Library Film 90522]

Isabell PEARSON, Burton in Kendal, co. Westmorland, widow -
Will dated 10 Aug 1729 -
- son John PEARSON - mentioning land called Bracken-burrow “holden of Thomas PENNINGTON Esquire”-
- my two younger children, Robert and Elizabeth, £5 each, at 21 -
- oldest son Stephen PEARSON, half a crown -
- to Margaret, daughter of John HOLME of Burton, 40 shillings due and payable to me from said John HOLME -
- to my sister Margaret TOWERS, 20 shillings, “at present in her hands” -
- my two sons Stephen PEARSON and Robert PEARSON and to my daughter Elizabeth PEARSON , 12 pounds each - rest to son John PEARSON, who I make sole Executor.
Witnesses: John LABROW, Nicholas PRESTON, Robert JACKSON.
Inventory taken 26 Jan 1729 by Robert HADWEN, Richard SILL, John LABROW, Robert JACKSON.
Total £7 3s 3d

William PRESTON of Warcop Hall, Westmorland, clerk -
Will dated 4 Feb 1774.
Personal and real estate in trust to: John ROBINSON, Appleby; Rev. Henry CHAYTOR, Kirkby Stephen, Doctor of Laws, brother-in-law; George POSTLETHWAITE, Co. Palantine of Lancaster, gent.; and son-in-law William WILKIN, Appleby, surgeon -
Wife Mary PRESTON; son William PRESTON under 21; grandson William WILKIN; daughter Priscilla WILKIN.
John ROBINSON, Henry CHAYTOR, George POSTLETHWAITE and William WILKIN to be Executors. Signed Will. Preston.
Witnesses: Tho: ROBINSON, Robert ROBERTSON, ...... ROBINSON, Carleton ATKINSON.
Proved 7 May 1778.

Jonathan PRIESTMAN of Kirkby Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, Stuff weaver.
Will dated 23-May-1707
Mentions Mother Judith PRIESTMAN; Brother Joseph PRIESTMAN; brother Thomas PRIESTMAN; brother in law Thomas ELLWOOD; brother in law John GORDON; father Richard PRIESTMAN; son Thomas PRIESTMAN; friend James FELL.
Inventory date: 29 May-1707, by James FELL, John CREWDSON and George FISHER
Value: £96.0.3
Bondsmen: Joseph PRIESTMAN of Callbeck, Thomas PRIESTMAN of Greystock, and John SOWDEN and Thomas ELLWOOD, junr. of Kirkby Kendal to see that will is properly executed.
Sarah PRIESTMAN of Kirkby Kendal, widow, Thomas ELLWOOD and John SOWDEN to bring up Thomas PRIESTMAN the natural and lawful child of Jonathan PRIESTMAN, late of Kirkby Kendal during his minority.