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John Adamthwaite of Hallbank in Frostrow, the elder - Will & Inventory - d1720

Notes: Baptised 27 nov 1639 at Sedbergh, the son of Wm Adamthwaite

Buried 11 oct 1720 at Sedbergh, ‘John Adamthwaite senior of Hallbank’

Married 4 feb 1663 at Sedbergh to Margaret Heblethwaite

Known children – Ann (1664 - ), James (1669 – 1676), John (1671 – 1728), Elliner (1673 - ),          Thomas (1676 – 1678), Dorothy (1679 - ), Jane (1681 - )

At the baptisms of his children, he was farming at Dowbiggin, Sarthwait and Garsdalrig




WILL dated 11th September 1720


To my son-in-law William Atkinson £5

To my granddaughter Mary Atkinson £20

To my son-in-law John Fawcett £5

To my grandson John Fawcett (30

To my nevey John Adamthwaite of Mosse 20 shillings

To my nece Elinor Brown 20 shillings

To my nevey William Adamthwaite 20 shillings

To my nece An Adamthwaite 20 shillings

R & R to son John Adamthwaite, sol exec.


Testator marked


Witnesses: John Adamthwaite

                  William Atkinson

                  Thomas Adamthwaite


Proved 5 nov 1720 by the oaths of William Atkinson, one of the witnesses and John Adamthwaite sole exec.



INVENTORY dated 21 october 1720 ………………………………………..£159 5s 0d


Appraisers: John Atkinson

                   William Atkinson (married to John’s dau Dorothy)

                   John Fawcett (married to John’s dau Jane)

                   Benjamin Nelson



Lonsdale Deanery Probate files; A surnames; 1691-1750; FHL film #98823