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Notes: Baptised 16 nov 1718 at Sedbergh, son of John Adamthwaite of Hallbank, jr and Jane Holm
Buried 21 jul 1776 at Sedbergh
Married 22 oct 1744 at Sedbergh to Deborah Allen
Known children (all baptised at Sedbergh):
John, baptised 29 nov 1745
Thomas, baptised 28 aug 1748
Jane, baptised 28 feb 1750/51
WILL - witnessed 6 June 1773
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I WILLIAM ADAMTHWAITE of Branthwaite in Frostraw ITPO Sedbergh … Yeoman, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make and ordain this my Last Will and testament in manner following,
I COMMEND my Soul to Almighty God and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of DEBORAH my Wife and I dispose of my Temporal Estate as hereinafter is mentioned, That is to say,
I GIVE and Bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife DEBORAH all the income of my estate called Branthwaites where I now dwell together with the income of that estate called Gap where EDWARD MOORE now dwells, with the use and benefit of all my household goods and chattels during her natural life in case that she continue my Widow and keeps herself sole and unmarried.
BUT provided always and if it shall so happen that my said Wife shall marry after my death to any person whatsoever then and immediately after such her marriage I will and direct that she shall have no further concern either with the Rents or Profits of the said Estates or receive any benefit from or out of the other Goods and Chattles but all such demands shall cease and determine and not be any more alow’d her or at any time during her natural life.
AND I will and declare that the yearly Rents or Profits of the said Estates called Branthwaites and Gap, together with the use of my other goods shall be in lieu, full satisfaction and recompence of all Dower, Right and Title of Dower or Thirds at the Common :Law which my said Wife can or lawfully may have claim to
I GIVE and devise unto my Son THOMAS and to his heirs and assigns for ever the said Estate called Branthwaites together with that other Estate called Gap, both in Frostrow, to enter upon immediately after the death of DEBORAH my Wife or after her marriage as the contingency shall happen
I GIVE unto my daughter JANE all my Household Goods and Husbandry Gear and Chattles to enter upon immediately after the death of DEBORAH my Wife or after her marriage as it shall happen
I GIVE unto my son’s JOHN and THOMAS whom I make Executors of this my L W and T all my money and securities for Money equally betwixt them, provided and upon condition that they shall pay all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses equally
AND it is my will and mind that my said sons JOHN and THOMAS shall pay to my Daughter JANE … [£400] … equally betwixt them at the end of twelve mnths after my decease
AND LASTLY I revoke all my former Wills and declare this only for my L W and T
IN WITNESS whereof … [6 June 1773] … WILLIAM ADAMTHWAITE
Witnesses: John Wilson, Hannah Wilson her mark, Rachel Giveson
Probate granted 22 august 1776 to JOHN ADAMTHWAITE and THOMAS ADAMTHWAITE, Joint Executors.
Probate Bond in £600
Date: 22 august 1776
Parties: John Adamthwaite otpo sedbergh, Clerk
Thomas Adamthwaite otpo Sedbergh, yeoman and
Antony Sharp otpo Sedbergh, Grocer
Condit: John Adamthwaite and Thomas Adamthwaite otpo Sedbergh to execute the will of William Adamthwaite late of Branthwaites, yeoman deceased
Witnesses: W Gawthrop, Edward Oliver