John RUMNEY 1801
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At Carlisle 17th day of January 1801.

On which day appeared personally Thomas Rumney and alledged that he was and is sole Executor named in the last will and testament or testamentary schedule of John Rumney late of Stockdalewath in the parish of Castle Sowerby and diocese of Carlisle, Gentleman the deceased. Wherefore he prayed execution of the said last will and testament & testamentary schedule of John Rumney late of Stockdalewath in the parish of Castle Sowerby  and diocese of Carlisle, Gentleman ?? deceased.  Wherefore he prayed excution of the said last will and testament & testmantary schedule of the said deceased, to be committed and granted to him the said Thomas Rumney.

The said Thomas Rumney was then sworn in due form of law to the truth of the premises, and to faithfully administer, and to  exhibit a full and perfect inventory, and also to render a true and just account, and so forth, when thereunto lawfully required; and that the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased do not amount to the value of one hundred pounds.

Before me

Mr: Grisdale

Sur:


In the Name of God Amen I John Rumney of Stockdalewath on the parish of  Castle Sowerby in the county of Cumberland Gentleman being of sound Memory and Understanding but knowing the Uncertainty of this trasistory life and being full of Years have made up my Mind to Dispose of my worldly Conc??s in Manner following -

I Give Devise and Bequeath to my oldest Son Thomas Rumney all the old Messnage and Tenement with the Barn Byar Stable and all other the premises with their Appurtenances & which are thereunto belonging Together with the Land adjoining or belonging the same consisting of about twenty Acres situate at Stockdalewath (on the Townfields thereof) aforesaid and now in my present Occupation and possession To Hold to him my said Son Thomas his Heirs and Assigns In Trust upon the following Conditions -

I Give to my Son John Rumney the Sum of One Hundred Pounds to be paid in a manner following by my said Son Thomas Rumney, towit, Fifty pounds One year after my Decease and ten pounds a year for five years after in Order to make up the said sum of One Hundred Pounds which I hereby Order and direct my said Son Thomas or his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to pay as aforesaid & I do hereby charge & order the same to be paid out of the premises so left to my said Son Thomas.

I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Son Isaac Rumney All that My Messnage and Tenement Close and other the premises with the Appurtenances situate in the parish of Dalston in the said County of Cumberland called Holm Head To Hold to him his heirs and Assigns forever.  Also I Give to my said Son Isaac Rumney the Sum of One Hundred Pounds which I hereby Order and Direct my Said Son Thomas or his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to pay to my said Son Isaac one year after my Decease And I do hereby charge and order the same to be paid out of the premises so left to my said Son Thomas.

I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Son Joseph Rumney All my pasture land on Sowerby Pasture in the Pasture and parish of Castle Sowerby in the said County consisting of about twenty six Acres To Hold to him his Heirs and Assigns forever Also I Give to m said Son Joseph Rumney my Cowed Scotch Cow for his sole use immediately after my decease.

I Give to my loving Wife A Bed Bedstead and Hang?ings with the Bed Cloaths and a large chest in the parlour of my personal Dwelling House which she may immediately take after my Decease, but in case she dies before me & makes no will the same to go to her Heirs.

I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of Ten Pounds I also Give to my Daughter Ann the sum of Ten Pounds.  Which I Order my Son Joseph his Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns to pay one year after my decease And I do hereby charge the premises I have left to my said Son Joseph with the payment of the said And I Do hereby Order and Direct and it is my Will and pleasure my Intent and Meaning, that in Case my Son Thomas shall die without Issue Male lawfully begotten that then the whole of the premises so left to him by this my Will

I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Son John And in Case he shall die without Male Issue Then I Give Devise and Bequeath the same premises to my son Isaac  And in Case he shall die without Male Issue Then I Give Devise and Bequeath the said premises to my Son Joseph And in Case he shall die without Male Issue (all of which I mean lawfully begotten), then in failure of that issue Male of Thomas the aforesaid premises to go to the Heir Male of John (if dead) but to himself if living & to his Heirs Male forever but in Case his Male Heirs (meaning his own Sons lawfully begotten) shod all die without Issue, Then the same premises to go to Isaac on if he be dead to His Heir male And so to continue in the Male Succession of his family lawfully begotten But in Case his Male Heirs lawfully begotten shod be extinct Then the premises to go to my Son Joseph on if he be dead to his his Heir Male And so to continue in this Male succession of his family lawfully begotten But in Case his Male Heirs lawfully begotten should be extinct then I Give Devise and Bequeath the said premises so Given devised and Bequeathed as aforesaid on the conditions and Trusts aforesaid to my two Daughters aforesaid and their Issue male and female equally amongst them  And I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my said Son Thomas Rumney Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I Give and Bequeath to my said Son Thomas Rumney All my Goods Chattles personal Estate and Effects Money Securities for Money & all other my personal Estate whatsoever and Wheresoever In Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this Tenth Day of January 1800

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the abovenamed John Rumney as & for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto.

Isaac Snowden

John Bouch                        John Rumney his Mark X

Isaac Snowden