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NOTES: John Adamthwaite was baptised at Brough under Stainmore on 30 May 1772, he was the son of William Adamthwaite, farmer of Augill Head, and Jane Devis his wife
He married Ruth Robinson (nee Sayer) at Brough on 20 Dec 1792 - she died in 1837, aged 87 years
In the 1841 census, John Adamthwaite was a farmer, living at Johnson's Plain with his housekeeper Elizabeth Rain.
He died on 10th August 1850 at Stainmore.
Known children of John and Ruth Adamthwaite:
Elizabeth, b. 1793, mar Thomas Dent in 1817
John, b. 1794, d.1865 - married Sarah Steel in 1818
WILL - dated 15 Jul 1850
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Adamthwaite of Johnsons Plain on Stainmore in the Parish of Brough in the County of Westmorland Yeoman. First I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the expences of proving this my Will be fully paid and satisfied out of my personal estate by my Executor hereinafter named I give and devise unto my Grandson John Adamthwaite the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid twelve months after my decease and I also give and bequeath to my said Grandson all my Dairy utencils and Milking vessels that shall be in my house at the time of my decease and also all my husbandry Gear. I give and bequeath to my housekeeper Elizabeth Rain one bed and bedstead. I give and devise all the remainder of my household furniture goods and effects whatsoever which shall be in and belonging to my dwelling house at the time of my death unto my Granddaughters Elizabeth Dent Ruth Dent Martha Dent and Ann Dent their respective executors administrators and assigues for their and each of their separate use and benefit absolutely the same to be equally divided between and amongst my said Granddaughters their respective executors administrators and assigus by my executor hereinafter named. All the rest residue and remainder of my Messuages Tenements lands hereditaments effects both real and personal of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Adamthwaite To hold the same with the appurtenances unto my said Son his heirs executors administrators and assigus forever according to the nature and quality thereof Subject nevertheless and I do hereby charge and make chargeable the said property so given and devised to my said Son with the annuity and the several Leguacies hereinafter mentioned and specified I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Dent for and during the term of her natural live one Annuity clear yearly Rent charge or sum of Ten pounds and eight shillings of lawful money of Great Britain free and clear of and from all taxes deductions or abatements whatsoever parliamentary or others the said annuity to be chargeable and charged on and issuing and payable out of the said Messuages or tenements lands hereditaments and premises hereby given and devised to my said Son and to be paid by him my said Son by weekly payments or instalments of Four shillings a week the first payment or instalment to begin and be made at the expiration of seven days after my decease. To hold the said Annuity unto my said daughter free from debts control or engagements of her present or any future husband and the Receipts or Acquittances of my said daughter without her present or any future husband shall be sufficient discharges for the payment of the said Annuity and every instalment thereof as if she were sole and unmarried. But I will that the said Annuity or any part thereof shall not be sold assigned or in anywaise disposed of or incumbered by my said daughter or her present or any future husband. And in case my said daughter or her present or any future husband shall so sell assign or encumber the said Annuity or any part thereof I will that the same shall sink and go into the residue of my estate. And I do hereby charge and subject the said Messuages or Tenements lands hereditaments and premises so devised to my said Son to and with the payment of the said Annuity yearly rent charge or sum of Ten pounds and eight shillings accordingly. And it is my will that in case the said annuity or any part thereof shall at any time during the life of the said Elizabeth Dent be behind or unpaid for the space of twenty one days over or after the days of payment whereon the same is hereinbefore directed to be paid as aforesaid being lawfully demanded that then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Elizabeth Dent and her assigus to enter upon the said Messuages or Tenements lands hereditaments and premises hereby charged with the said Annuity as aforesaid and to distrain for the same Annuity or for as much thereof as shall be in arrear and the distress and distresses then and there found to detain and keep until she shall be fully paid and satisfied all such arrears of the said annuity with costs and charges in and about the making and keeping the said distresses for the same I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thos Dent the sum of Five pounds. I give and bequeath to each of my Grandsons John Dent William Dent and Robert Dent the legacy or sum of Forty pounds and to each of my Granddaughters the said Elizabeth Dent Ruth Dent Martha Dent and Ann Dent the Legacy or sum of Thirty pounds to be paid twelve months after my decease or so soon as they shall respectively arrive at the age of twenty one years the same Legacies being charged and chargeable upon the said Messuages or Tenements lands hereditaments and premises so given and devised to my said Son as aforesaid. And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Son John Adamthwaite Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills at any time heretofore by me made. In Witness whereof I the said John Adamthwaite have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty.
John Adamthwaite (seal)
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto
George Henry Bailey
Effects under £450 proved by Commission be John Adamthwaite the Sole Executor 18th January 1851.