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Thomas Adamthwaite of Hallbank -  d.1798

NOTES: Thomas was baptsied on 16 Nov 1755 at Sedbergh, the son of Thomas and Agnes (Lawrence) - he was an elder brother of Agnes, whose sad will precedes this one, and the younger brother of William who was later ordained and married to Ann Hoggard.

We do not believe that Thomas ever married

He was buried in Sedbergh on 27 Jan 1789 at the age of 42



WILL - dated 12 Jan 1798


In the Name of God, Amen.  I Thomas Adamthwaite of Hallbank in the Parish of Sedbergh and West Riding of Yorkshire being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, I humbly bequeath my Soul to Almighty God and my Body I commit to the earth to be decently buried according to the discretion of my brother William Adamthwaite, and I dispose of my temporal estate in manner hereafter mentioned, to wit, I give and devise unto my Brother William Adamthwaite his Heirs and Assigns for ever, All my Freehold Estate situate lying and being at Hallbank aforesaid, consisting of a Dwelling House and Cottage adjoining with one Garden on the north side and another on the south side of it and an Orchard on the north side of the turnpike road and also my stable Barn and Cowhouse and a Barn called Hunter’s Barn with all their appurtenances thereunto belonging, and the several Closes and Inclosures of Land thereunto belonging called orcommonly known by the several names following, that is to say, Hallbank, Corn Close, Ellers, Walling Parrock, Walling Close, Crabtree, Coombank Top, Coombank Bottom and Seavy Parrock together with all and singular the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, To Have and to Hold the same unto my Brother William Adamthwaite his Heirs and Assigns for ever, subject nevertheless to the Payment of Twenty Pounds yearly to my mother Agnes Adamthwaite one half whereof to be paid every twelfth day of May and the other half on every twenty second day of November yearly for and during the term of her natural Life, to be issuing due and payable forth and out of my Freehold Estate aforesaid.  I also give and bequeath All and Singular my Goods, Chattels, Cattle and Personal Estate of what quality soever and wheresoever unto my said Brother William Adamthwaite Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Twelfth Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.



                                                            Thomas Adamthwaite     (his seal)




Signed Sealed, Published and Declared by Thomas Adamthwaite aforesaid as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses at the Request and in the Presence of the aforesaid Thomas Adamthwaite and in the Presence of each other.


                                                            John Spedding

                                                            James Benson

                                                            Thomas Harper



June 15th 1798 William Adamthwaite sole Executor in this Will named was sworn well and faithfully to execute and perform the same and so forth and that he believed all the personal Effects which the Testator above named died possessed of will not in their real value amount to the sum of One Hundred Pounds.


Before me Richd Sedgwick