Hannah Smith’s Will 1832

Hannah Smith was the daughter of William Huddart of Gamblesby.  She was born in 1754 and married John Smith of Melmerby in 1777.  She died in Melmerby in 1832.  

In the Name of God Amen I Hannah Smith of the Parish of Melmerby and County of Cumberland Widow being of Sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I give devise and bequeath unto my son William Smith all my Freehold and Copyhold Estate situate lying and being at Gamblesby in the Parish of Addingham in the County of Cumberland his Heirs and Assigns for ever Upon the Trusts hereinafter declared viz. That out of the said Freehold and Copyhold Estate devised unto him, he the said William Smith his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall and do pay all my just Debts Funeral Expenses and Legacies hereinafter named that is to say I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Smith the sum of One hundred and Twenty pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Lancelot Smith the sum of One Hundred and Twenty pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Harrison the sum of One hundred pounds Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Jameson Widow the sum of One hundred pounds  Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Agnes Longrigg the sum of One hundred pounds The said several and respective Legacies to be paid unto them severally and respectively immediately after the Expiration of one year after my decease  And my further Will is that in Case any of the persons hereinbefore named to whom I have given Legacies in this my last Will and Testament should die before the Respective Legacies become due then and in such case I do hereby order will direct and appoint that the said Legacy or Legacies be paid to their Heirs and Assigns  Also I give and bequeath unto my Son William Smith my Oak Kitchen Table and Crook  All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Household Furniture Linen and Clothes I give and bequeath unto my Three Daughters, Mary Harrison, Hannah Jameson, Widow, and Agnes Longrigg to be equally divided among them share and share alike  And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Son William Smith aforesaid sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament thereby revoking and making void all and every other Will or Wills at any time heretofore by me made and do declare this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Twenty Seventh day of January in the year of Our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and Twenty Nine   Hannah Smith    SS   Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Hannah Smith as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her Request in her presence and the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto      John Slee    Richard Hudspeth    Thomas Teasdle

Effects under £100 proved by William Smith 8th March 1832

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