1 Lionel Ward of Stanhope 1547

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					             EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                            Contents                John Simpson of Easington, 1615
Matthew Atkinson of Haswell Grange, 1554            Henry Todd of Horden, yeoman, 1615
Adam Thornbeck of Great Haswell, 1555               Richard Storie of Shotton, yeoman, 1616
Richard Paxton of Easington, 1560                   Thomas Young of Edderdackers , 1616
Richard Kerston of Hawthorne, husbandman, 1563      Nicholas Burdon of Eyeington, 1619
William Bee of Hawthorne, husbandman, 1563          Topp Heath of Little Eden, Easington, 1620
John Winshop of Hawthorne, husbandman, 1563         John Herrinson of Horden, yeoman, 1621
Robert Robinson of Easington, husbandman, 1563      Christopher Young of Edderdakers, 1623
John Winship, senior, of Hawthorne, 1563            Henry Anderson of Haswell, esq., 1626
Ralph Emmerson of Shotton, 1567                     Richard Dune of Easington, 1626
Margaret Eggleston of Haswell Grange, widow, 1567   Richard Whyte of Hawthorne, 1627
William Eggleston of Haswell Grange, yeoman, 1567   Christopher Robinson of Easington, yeoman, 1627
William Coulson of Hawthorne, 1573                  Percivell Wilbourne of Shotton, 1629
Richard Paxton of Easington, 1575                   Lancelot Wilkinson of Horden, yeoman, 1629
Agnes Parkinson of Easington, widow, 1575           Robert Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1630
Gawan Thurlebecke of Haswell, husbandman, 1579      Philip Richardson of Shotton, 1630
Christopher Paxton of Shotton, 1581                 Elizabeth Smyth of Little Eden, widow, 1632
William Browne of Shotton, 1582                     John Lynn of Shotton, yeoman, 1632
Ellin Arkinson of Haswell, widow, 1586              William Ingleby of Great Haswell, yeoman, 1632
Leonard Trollop of Eden Dean, 1586                  Thomas Marshall of Hawthorn, yeoman, 1634
James Paxton of Easington, husbandman, 1587         William Newby of Little Haswell, 1635
George Wardell of Easington, yeoman, 1587           Abraham Robinson of Easington, clerk, 1636
Robert Sharpe, 1587                                 Edward Taylor of Haswell Grange, gentleman, 1637
George Robinson of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1588          Thomas Burdon of Shotton, yeoman, 1637
Richard Reed of Shotton, 1590                       Thomas Ayre of Easington, yeoman, 1637
John Skott of Hawthorne, 1592                       Frances Shepperd of Haswell, 1638
Robert Cotsworth of Little Eden, yeoman, 1593       Annas Burdon of Shotton, 1638
John Kereston of Hawthorn, 1596                     Gabriel Robinson of Easington, 1642
Richard Conyers, esquire, of Horden, 1596           Gilbert Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1645
John Robinson of Hawthorn, cooteman, 1597           George Paxton of Little Thorpe, 1645
Jane Hedworth of Horden, 1602                       Richard Walker of Little Thorpe, 1646
John Jurdeson of Easington, 1603                    Isabell Thompson of Shotton, 1646
Robert Coward of Hordon, Easington, 1605            Christopher Shacklock of Great Haswell, 1646
William Mavyn of Easington, 1605                    Robert Etherington of Edderdacres. 1647
Eobert Young of Edderdackers, gentleman, 1606       Thomas Robinson of Hawthorn, yeoman, 1649
Elizabeth Robinson of Hawthorne, 1606               John Thompson of Easington, yeoman, 1653
William Hill of Shotton, husbandman, 1607           Anne Young of Ether Dakers, widow, 1654
Christopher Conyers of Horden, esquire, 1608        Edward Burden of Easington, 1657
Mathew Hayeson of Easington, husbandman, 1608       Nicholas Bordone of Shotton, 1660
Edmond Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1609            Miles White of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1661
Robert Jurdeson the younger, of Shotton, 1611       Nicholas Heath the elder of Little Eden, 1662
Thomas Lighton of Easington, 1611                   Richard Read of Shotton, yeoman, 1662
Robert Jordison of Shotton, 1612                    Robert Jameson of Easington, yeoman, 1662
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William Wardale of Easington, yeoman, 1663
John Shadforth of Hawthrone, yeoman, 1664
Richard Foster of Easington, yeoman, 1665
Thomas Midford of Pesspool, esq., 1666
Anthony Byars of Shotton, 1668
Robert Smith of Hordon, yeoman, 1668
William Watson of Easington, 1669
William Robson of Pespoole, 1670
Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne, 1677
William Young of Etherdakers, yeoman, 1679
Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1681
Cuthbert Jourdison of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1681
William Jurdeson of Thorpe, 1681
Thomas Sharpe of Hawthorn, 1681
George Woolfe of Hawthorne, Easington, 1682
Thomas Howson of Shotton, 1682
Thomas Stothard of Shotton, yeoman, 1684
George Robinson of Easington, 1684
George Wardell of Hawthorne, gentleman, 1685
Robert Leighton of Shotton, 1685
Edward Newbie of Easington, yeoman, 1685
William Wood of Easington, 1686
Richard Rawling of Little Thorpe, yeoman, 1687
William Rutter of Thorpe, 1688
George Richardson of Shotton, 1689
Thomas Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1689
Anne Paxton of Easington, widow, 1690
Mathew Craggs of Hastings House, 1692
George Jurdeson of Shotton, yeoman, 1693
Elizabeth Knaggs of Low Efferdakers, widow, 1694
Alice Leighton of the Low Hills, Shotton, widow, 1695
Ralph Loftus of Little Eden, 1697
Richard Lightfoot of Easington, 1699
Richard Jurdeson of Easington, yeoman, 1700
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Matthew Atkinson of Haswell Grange, 1554
                                                                                   Adam Thornbeck of Great Haswell, 1555
In the nayme of God, Amen, the xijth day of Novembre in the yere of our
Lord God, a thowsand, fyve hundrethe, fyftie and foure, I, Mathew                  In the nayme of God, amen, the xijth of June 1555, I, Adam Thrnbecke of
Atkinson of Hashewell Grainge within the parishe of Esington, hole of              the greter Hasslewell within the parisshe of Esington, hole of mynde &
mynd and good remembrance thoughe presentlie seke in bodie, maike                  gud remembrance thoughe presentlye seke in bodye, make this my last
this my last will and testament in manner and form folowinge. Ffirst, I            will & testament in manner & form folowing. Ffirst, I bequethe my
bequethe my soule to almightie God, our Ladie Saynte Marie and to all              soole unto God omnipotent with all holye companye of heaven, and
the holie company of heven, my bodie to be buried within the paishe                my bodye to be buried in the chechyarde off Esington, with soole
church of Esington before the blissed roode with soule masse, durge                masse & diregues be torn for my soole with the mynister thereoff.
and other exequies to be sunge by the ministers of the sm? with my                 ltem, I geve unto my two children, William Thirnbecke & Agnes, for
mortuaryes due and accustomed. Item, I gyve to the blissed                         their childs portions unto either of them, 1 cowe & fowre yewes with
sacramente for tiethes forgotten, v s. Item, unto the churche worke xiijs          their lames valewed to iijli' viijs and unto my son William all my
iiijd. Item, I gyve to the poore foure markes wherof twentye shillings to          defensible araye, that is to saye, 1 cote of plate with my sword &
be distributed this present weke. Item, I gyve to my naturall father,              bucler valuwed unto x'' all the which parsell which the said William I
John Atkinson, vjli xiijs iiijd. Item, I gyve to my thre bretherine, (that is to   give thorder & governance of my mother-in-lawe, Janet Wrey,
saye) Myles Atkinson, Christofer & Thomas, to every of theym, lxvjs                dwelying at Wedifeld within the parisshe of Witten of Wear yff she
viijd. Item, I gyve to my half-suster unmarried, xxxiijs iiijd. Item, to James     will take hym. ltem, I geve the said Agnes Thirnbecke 1 kettle, price viijs
Atkinson xls and a qwye with calf. Item, to my suster, Alice Crosbye,              vjd , the which fornaymed parcels, with the said Agnes, I put unto
Ixvjs viijd. Item, to Elisabethe Sugeswicke, xxs. Item, to my nephew,              thorder & tuetion off my naturall father, Gawdry Thirnbecke. And in
Urbane Atkinson, Cs. Item,to Alice Thomson xijs. Item, to Katherye                 defawtt of thone childe, the portion to go to the other lyvyng childe.
Atkinson, xxvjs viijd, with a qof God,wye. Item, to the wif of parson?             And in deffawt of bothe to come unto Margery my wyff. The rest of
viijs. Also, where one maister Smythe of thexchequer at London haith               my goods not beqwest, bothe movable & not movable, my detts paid
heretofore troubled me for certeyn sommes of moneye which (as he                   & funerall expenses distharged, I geve unto my wiff Margerye whome I
saethe) I should have received of hym to thuse of Rauff, laite erle of             make my sole executre to occupye & dispose as she shall seme
Westmorland, which somes of money here I take upon my conscience                   convenyent. Witnesse of the sayme, William Rawe, John Galland,
at this my last will making, I never received one peny, nether for my              Edward Cocke & Robert Holme, with others.
lord ne any other as theis witnesses folowing will recorde. The rest of
my goods un bequest, both moveable and immoveable, my detts paid
and my funerall expenses discharged, I gyve unto my wif, Margaret                  Richard Paxton of Easington, 1560
Atkinson, whom I make my sole executrix, to occupie and dispose as
she shall deame convenyent for the welthe of my soule. Also I doe                  In the name of God, amen, the xv th day of Septembre in the yere of our
maike Mr doctor Bennett, Mr Robert Bennett and Mr Parkinson of                     lord God, a thousand, ffye hundrethe and iij score, I, Richard Paxton of
Esington, supervisors of this my last will and testament, to se the same           Esingtone, holl of mynd and of good remembrance, thancks be to God,
accomplished and performed in every condicione. Witnesses herof,                   make this my last will and testamente in forme and mannner
Mr doctor Bennett, Mr Robert Bennett , Mr Parkinson, Edward                        ffollowinge, ffyrst, I geve and bequith my soule to God almightie and
Beckmoore and Robert Holme with others.                                            to our ladie, Saynct Marie and to all [torn] of heven and my bodie to be
Latin follows.                                                                     bured within Esington parishe churche torn duetes therto belonging.
                                                                                   And I make my wife and torn executors and administers of my goodes,
                                                                                   moveable and [torn] and dispose the same to the honor of [faded and
                                                                                   torn] and there proffet. Recordes herof, George [faded and torn]
                                                                                   Crystophore Paxtone, Richard Paxton
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Register of Wills, I, f.3                                                               and witnessing & writing the inentaries twise over           8s 0d
                                                                                 Item, paid for iiij men’s dinners that were the prasers
                                                                                        of the goods, two sundry days for ther costs                  5s   0d
Richard Kerston of Hawthorne, husbandman, 1563
                                                                                 Item, to the priste for writing                                      2s   0d
                                                                                 Item, for iij stones of iron                                         5s   0d
         The inventory of all the goods and cattell of Richard Kerston,
                                                                                 Item, for his lawstone and for his wive’s                            6s   8d
         Husbandman, lait of Hawghthorne, deceased, prased by four
                                                                                 Item, for coles                                                      5s   0d
         Honest men, viz., William Colson, George Robinson, Richard
                                                                                 Item, to M r M awde for a mortuary                                  10s   0d
         Wolf and John Robinson, the vijth of M aij, anno domini 1563
                                                                                 Item, for iij bushels of ry                                         12s   0d
                                                                                                                 Summa vijli xiijs iiijd
In primis, vj oxen                                                  6  4s   0d
                                                                                                             Remanith clere xxxli xviijs vjd
Item, ij kye and ij calves                                          2  5s   0d
                                                                                 Register of Wills, II, f.87 verso.
Item, xij ewes & xij lambes                                         1 13s   4d
Item, vij wedder shepe                                              1  6s   8d
Item, ten geld sheape                                               1  0s   0d   William Bee of Hawthorne, husbandman, 1563
Item, a maire                                                         19s   0d
Item, viij akers of hard corne and eight akers of ware corne        6 3s    0d   In dei nomine, amen, the 16 day of July in the yerar sic of our lord God,
Item, iij akers of waire corne                                        13s   4d   1563, and the fift yeare of the reigne of our soveraigne Lady, Elizabthe,
Item, plowge and plowge geare, wayne and wayne geare                1 8s    0d   by the grace of God quene of England, France and Ireland, defender of
Item, muke and maner                                                   8s   0d   the faithe, I, William Bee, husbandman, of Haughton sic, being hole of
Item, all maner of things within the heck of the howshold                        my mynd and in good memory, laud be God, make and ordayne this my
        gear and stuffe and clothes with ijs in his purse           5 10s 0d     present testament, conteining therin my last will, in maner and forme as
                                                                                 folowithe, fist, I bequithe and recommend my soule to almightie God
                               Detts owing to laite                              and my body to be buried in the parishe churche of Esington. Item, I
                                Richard Kerston                                  bequithe to George Be, my brother’s eldest sonn, of sic kowe of the
                                                                                 best with two yowes. Item, I geve and bequith to my sonn, John Bee,
Item, in hole                                                      15 8s 0d      my farmold, liing and being in Hawthorne, he for to have and to inoye
       Wherof is in John Robinson’s hand of Stranton                             it as sone as he shall come to the age of xxj years, my wiffe being full
        that he could not getten, xls                                            ruler and overseer of the said farmold until that time come, my wiff also
        And of a souldyer that went awaye xlvjs viijd                            beinge ? of the said howse afterwards as long as she shall kepp hir
        And so remanithe xjli xs jd                                              wedowe. The residew of all my goods, moveable and unmoveable, I
                                                                                 geve and bequithe to my wife and children, whome I maik my full
                           Detts of the abovesaid lait                           executors, paing all my debts and also legacs out of the said goods,
                               Richard Kerston                                   thes men being witnesses, George Robinson, John Scott, George
                                                                                 Paxton, John Robinson and John Large, Clarke.
In primis, paid to Jenken Robinson                                  1 0s    0d
Item, paid to Sir Richard Foster                                      17s   0d                 This ys the inventarie of all the goods, moveable
Item, paid to the smith for work                                       2s   0d              & unmoveable of William Bee of Hawthorne, praised by
Item, for an oxe that was bought                                    1 10s   0d               thes iiij men, John Scott, George Robinson, Thomas
Item, paid for his burial and funeral                                 13s   4d                              Robinson, John Robinson
Item, to John Kerston of lent money                                   13s   4d
Item, for a beast gait in Dawldon park                                 4s   0d   In primis, five draught oxen                                      5 10s 0d
Item, for a letter of administracion, for an obligation                          Item, foure hagg oxen                                             4 0s 0d
                 EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, thre kye                                                 3  6s   8d   being witnesses, Richard Jordeson, George Robeson, John Kerstone,
Item, thre hagg kye & a calfe                                  2 15s   0d   Thomas Robinson, William Dand, John Large, Clarke.
Item, two meyres & a phillie                                   3  0s   0d
Item, xiiijth sheipe                                           2 15s   6d                        This is the inventory of all the goods,
Item, a gylt, ij pigs, eight gese                                 7s   8d                          moveable and unmoveable, of John
Item, xvjth dule acres of corne                               16 0s    0d                      Winshopp of Hawthorne, prased by thes
Item, plough, pleughe geare, wayne & waine geare               1 11s   4d                         four men, George Robinson, William
All household stuffe                                           3 15s   6d                     Robinson, John Kerston & Thomas Robinson

                    Debts which the said William Bee owethe                 In primis, eight drawght oxen                                  10   13s   4d
                                                                            Item, two hagg oxen and tow stirks                              4    6s   8d
In primis, to Thomas Hull of Newton                            3 6s 8d      Item, another cowe and a strike                                 1    6s   8d
Item, to John Todd of Hawthorne                                1 6s 8d      Item, two mears                                                 2   13s   4d
Item, to George Paxton of Esington                             3 0s 4d      Item, twelve old sheap & vij lames                              1    6s   8d
Item, to William Paxton                                          9s 0d      Item, x doble akers of corne                                   10    0s   0d
Item, to M r Conyers                                             6s 0d      Item, pleughe and plewe geare, wayne and also wayne geare       1    6s   8d
Item, Thomas Burstall                                            1s 1d      Item, all manner of howsold stuffe                              5    0s   0d
                              Summa totalis xxxiijli xiijs
Register of Wills, II, ff.42, 92                                                                          Debts owing to the said
                                                                                                             John Winshopp
John Winshop of Hawthorne, husbandman, 1563
                                                                            In primis, Richard Phussell                                     1 7s      2d
In dei nomine, Amen, the second day of August, the yere of our lord         Item, William Jefferson of Hauthorne                               6s     8d
God, 1563, and the fift yere of the reigne of our soveraigne lady,          Item, John Robinson of Hauthorne                                2 8s      4d
Elizabeth, queen , I, John Winshop, husbandman, of Hawthorne in the         Item, John Jackson of Esington                                  2 3s      4d
county of Durham, being of hole mynd and good memery, lawd and              Item, William Watson of Esington                                1 13s     4d
praise be to God, maks and ordeyne this my present testamentn               Item, John Burdon of Esington                                     13s     4d
conteining therin my last will in maner and forme as folowithe, first, I    Item, William Claxton of Esington                                  3s     4d
bequithe and recommend my soule to almightie God and my body to be          Item, Ralf Pasmore of Hauthorne                                    2s     8d
buried in the middest of the churche yard of Esington. Item, I bequithe     Item, Richard Buttery of Durham                                    2s     8d
to John Woffe, ny wife’s brother, a canvese cott and my best jacket         Item, Christofer Hall of Durham                                    3s     4d
butt one. Item, I bequithe to my brother, William Winshopp, a russet
jacket with a ledder cott. Item, I bequithe to my sonn,William                                     Debts which John Winshopp owithe
Winshopp, my best mear and my best oxe with plowghe and plowghe
geare, wayne and wayne geare and also part of my rament. Item, I            In primis, to John Simson of Esington                             13s     4d
bequithe iijs iiijd to be distributed amongst the poore and impotent        Item, to William Philpe of Ludworthe                            1 6s      4d
people. Item, I bequithe to my brother, William Winshopp, one oxe           Item, to Sir Robert Foster                                         3s     7d
strike and to Richard Jorddison, my cosing, an angell of gold, to the       Item, for the reparacion of the howse                           2 0s      0d
intent that they towe may taike upon them the overseing of this my          Item, for the farme                                             1 0s      0d
present testament. The residew of all my goods, moveable and
unmoveable, I geve to my wiffe & my children, my wiffe being full                                         Summa totalis xlli xijs viijd
executour, paing all detts and legacs for the of the said goods. Thes       Register of Wills, II, f.94
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                                    Item, j caiser & on Stole                                                       2d
                                                                                    Item, j olde cupstole                                                      16s 0d
                                                                                    Item, j olde chare                                                              2d
Robert Robinson of Easington, husbandman, 1563                                      Item, ij potts & one yettlyng                                               4s 0d
                                                                                    Item, ij dublers                                                            1s 0d
In dei nomine, amen, the xxv th day of September, the yere of our lord              Item, j basing                                                              1s 8d
God, 1563, and the xvjsic yeare of the raynge of our soverraynge                    Item, a lytell cupboard                                                     1s 0d
laydie, Elizabethe, by the grace of God queen of England, France and                Item, ij chests & ij tubs                                                    1s 6d
Ireland, defender of the faithe &c., I, Robert Robinson of Esington,                Item, ij coverletts & j blanket                                             3s 4d
housbandman, being of hole minde and in good memorie, lawded be                                                          Suma xvjs xd
God, make and ordayne this my present testament, conteyninge therin
my last will, in maner & furme as folowethe, ffirst, I bequiethe &                                                         In cattell
recommend my soule to almightie God and my bodie to be buryed in                    Item, on oxe price                                                       1 0s 0d
the mydest of the churche yearde of Esington. Item, I bequiethe to                  Item, j cowe price                                                         14s 4d
Georg Robinson, my sonne, a cowe & an acre of land in everye feld.                  Item, iij yowes & ij lames                                                  6s 0d
Item, I bequiethe to my sonne xxxiijs iiijd with a lode of wheat & a lode                                                Suma xls iiijd
of ottes. Item, I bequiethe to my two doughters , that is to say, to Phillis
Robinson and Isabell Robinson, ixli vjs viijd with all the housold stowffe                                          Debita quod debet
equally to be devided betwexte them two. Item, I bequiethe to my                    Inprimis, for house ferme                                                1 3s    0d
sonne, Christofor Robinson, a cowpe wayne & a plowght, with two                     Item, in funner expences                                                   10s   0d
sommes and two yokes. Item, I bequiethe to Agnes Warden & Jennatt                   Item, to Isabell Wolfe                                                      6s   8d
Warden two yowes betwixt them two. Item, I bequiethe a busshell of                  Item, William Wolfe                                                         1s   0d
wheat to be geven amonge the pore people. The residew of my goods,                  Item, John Kirston                                                          2s   0d
movable and unmovable, I and sic bequiethe to my sonne, William                     Item, Buttre’s wife                                                         6s   8d
Robison, whom I make my full executor, paying all detts and legaces                 Item, Elen Packe                                                            7s   1d
outt of the said goods. Thes being witnesses, William Warden, William               Item, for reparation of his house                                          14s   4d
Foster & John Large, Clarke.                                                                                           Suma iijli ixs
Register of Wills, II, f.102.                                                                         Sic est suma totalist, debitis deductis iijli ixs xd
                                                                                    Register of Wills, II, f.104
John Winship, senior, of Hawthorne, 1563
                                                                                    Ralph Emmerson of Shotton, 1567
     Inventarium omnorum et singulorum bonorum Johannis Whinshope,
            senoris, de Hawthorne, appreiatum tertio Octobris, 1563,
                                                                                    In die domine, I, Rauffe Emmerson of Shotton, of good and perfect
               per iiijor viros fide dignos, videlicet George Claxton,
                                                                                    memorie makes this
               William Colson, Richard Kirton, George Robinson
                                                                                    my last will & testement in maner & forme followying. ffyrst &
Inprimis, l threve, prece                                              2 10s   0d
                                                                                    principalli, I doe bequeath my sowie unto allmighty God, my creator &
Item, xij threve bige, price                                             12s   0d
                                                                                    redimer & my bodie to be buried within the parysh church yard of
Item, xij threve peese                                                    6s   8d
                                                                                    Staindrop, with my mortuaries etc to be done according unto the
Item, thirtye threve otts                                                13s   4d
                                                                                    custom of the lawe. ffirst, I bequeath unto my sonne Rauffe, a gimmer,
                                      Suma iiijli ijs
                                                                                    and also to my dowghter, Margare, a cow & a gymer & to my sonn,
                                                                                    Bartholomew, a gymer. Item, my mynd & wyll is that John Fedderston
                                Howsold stufe
                                                                                    ,my father in law, shall have my dowghter Margaret hyr childe's portion
Item, j iron chimlaye                                                    2s 8d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
and Cuthbert Park of Langton shall have my dowghter, Jane, & hyr              William Thomson, clark, an old noble. Also I geve to John Walche, v s.
childe's portion and John Emmerson for to have William my sonne his           Item, to every one of Mr Bennet’s servants, ijs. Also I geve to Jennet
childe's portion & also Thomas [?] will is that Jaine my wyff shall have      Eglestone one cowe, one calf and tenn shepe and to every one of my
my two young childer and their childes' portions & also Thomas Navell         servants, xijd. Also I geve to Thomas Widdowson and his sone one
shall have my sonne, Bartholomew, & his child's portion. Also, if it will     why and iiij ewes. Also I geve to Jann Hall a riall and one bowell of
please my lord of hys honor & goodnes that Jane, my wyff, &                   wheate. Also I geve to John Swalwell the eliter, v s. Also I geve to
Bartholomew, my eldest sonne, for to occupy the ferming equalie               Roland Shafto, v s. Also I geve to Jennett Emerson, xijd. Also I geve to
betwixt them, & then if it shall please God that my wyfe shall marrye,        my ante Browen, iijs iiijd. Also I geve toJennat Coltman, iijs iiijd, and to
then my said sonne, Bartholomew, to enter into thole leving if it shall       my brother Thomas wife, vjs viijd. Also I geve to my brother John’s
plese my lord thus. My detts & legeses payed & discherged, I do make          wife, vjs viijd. Also I geve to my brother, Thomas Crippe xxs. Also I geve
my six childer for to be my executors of all my goodes, quicke & deade        to to poore of Esington parishe, xxs, and to the poore of Pittington
forth. I desyer Thomas Navell & John Feddeston for to be my                   parishe, v s. Also I geve to every child that I christened, xijd. Also I geve
supervisors of this my last will & testement that they shall see all thes     to Sir HAlso I geve to James Perkinson, v s and to his wife, v s. Also I
things forth be done for the profett of my wyff & childer.                    geve to Dame Bentley and hir daughter one boule of wheate and
Wittnesses herof, Francis Brakinberry, clerico, Thomas Nevell, John           parteclothes. Also I geve to to my sister Tripp and her daughters my
Langstrawe, John Bailles.                                                     rament, to be devided amongst them as it shall plese Mr William
                                                                              Bennett, doctor, at his discretion, according to ther demeners. Also I
Margaret Eggleston of Haswell Grange, widow, 1567                             geve to Mr viccar of Pittington, vjs viijd. The residew of all my goods,
                                                                              my detts paid, legacs and funerals discharged, I geve to my espiciall
In dei nomine, Amen, the xxv th day of Jun in the yere of our lord God,       frend, William Bennett, doctor, whom I do make my hole executour, he
1567, I, Mergrett Eglestone of Haswell Grange in the perishe of               to dispose them to the honour of God and helth of my soule and thes
Esington, widow, hole of mynd and of perfect memorie, thanks be to            to be supervisours of this my last will and testament, William
God, maks this my last will and testament in maner and forme following,       Thomson, clerk, and John Swelwell, witnesses of this my last will and
first, I bequithe my soule unto almightie God, my redeemer and savior,        testament, Robert Murray, vicar of Pittington, William Thomson ,
and I will that my body be buried within the churche of Esington, what        Clarke, and John Swalwell.
time it shall please Him to call me to his mercy. Also I geve and             Register of Wills, III, ff.12verso to 13.
bequithe to my sister, Elizabeth Cripp, two kye, thre whyes, one
chalder of wheate, one chalder of haver and one quarter of peas, and to       William Eggleston of Haswell Grange, yeoman, 1567
hir children three-score shepe with thre oxen and one kowe. Also I
geve to my brother, Thomas Browen, two kie, two calves, two oxen, iij         In dei nomine, Amen, the xxiij day of Marche, Anno domini, 1567, & in
quarters of wheat, one chaldron of haver and one quarter of peas, and         the ix yere of the reigne of our soveraigne ladie, Elizabeth, by the grac
to him and his children xxxtie sheape. Also I geve to my brother, John        of God queen of England, Franc & Ireland, defender of the faith &c., I,
Browen, twenty sheap, one oxe, one whye, and to every one of his              William Egleston of Hauswell Grainge, of the pariche of Esington in the
children, five sheap. Also I geve to Robert sister tenn shepe. Also I         of the countie of Durham, yoman, ske in bodie yet of good & perfett
geve to Elizabethe Eglestone five shepe. Also I geve to Thomas                remembranc, thanks be unto God, do ordene & mak this my last will &
Lawson thre shepe. Also I geve to Eleoner Clement foure shepe. Also I         testament in maner & furme following. Ffirst, I geve my soul unto
geve to Jennet Backus, vjs viijd. Also I geve to Ralf Foster five shepe.      almightie Gpd, by whome only I trust to be saved, & my bodie to be
Also I geve Esabell, his sister, vjs viijd. Also I geve to Francs Litster’s   buried in the church of Esington aforesaid. Also I geve & bequieth
wife, vjs viijd. Also I geve to John Dixon one kowe and one calfe. Also I     unto my wellbeloved brother, Christofer Egleston of Hunstanworth, a
geve toThomas Dixon, my godson, an old ryall. Also I geve toThomas            farmehold in the occupacion of Steven Egleston, his brother. Further, I
Potts one kowe that was his owen. Also I geve to Thomas Potts the             geve & bequieth unto the said Christofer Egleston, my brother, the
younger, vijs, and other vijs I was intedded to hime. Also I geve to          gyft of the parsonage of Hunstanworth. Also I geve unto Steven
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Egleston & Thomas Egleston , his brother Christofer’s sone, after the          Item, j danse chist, iij lyne shets, iij straken shets &
dethe of my welbeloved wyf, Margaret Egleston, a peace of ground                       a towell                                                 10s     0d
called Sled Medowes. Further, I geve & bequieth unto my welbeloved             Item, j arke & a flanders chist                                   5s     0d
brother, Steven Egleston, the farmehold of Knewlston, in the                   Item, iij quartersw of haver malt                              1 4s      0d
occupacion of Nicholas Dixon, for the holle yeres of the lease. Further,       Item, one prese for clothes                                       5s     0d
I geve unto Felope Jenninge, the lease of a farmehold lying inb the said                                         Suma vijli ixs iiijd
Knewlston, nowe being in his owne occupacion. Also I geve &
bequieth unto my brother sone, William Egleston, the farmhold which                                                   The parlor
the said William haith nowe in his owne occupacon, during the yeres            Inprimis, j stand bed, a fether bed, a bowster, a cood,
of the said lease. Also more I geve & bequiethe unto my brother,                       a pare of shets, a pare of blankets, a coverlet, a
Steven Egleston, the farmehold for the yeres of the lease nowe in the                  covering lined & ther courtines with jerns?            2 0s 0d
occupacon of Georg Dunne. Further, I will that the said Christofer             Item, ij counters, iij chists, ij chares & iij quishines         13s 4d
Egleston shall helpe or causse to be helpen, his brother Steven, to the                                             Summa liijs iiijd
making of a new stane house. Also I geve & bequiethe unto my
brother, Richard Egleston, a peac of grase ground called towne greene                                              The hall house
with the house that the said Richard dwells nowe in for his lyfe. Also I       Inprimis, ij tables & ij furmes                                   8s     0d
geve & bequiethe to the pore of Esington parishes, xxs. Also more I            Item, ij almeres                                                 15s     0d
geve & bequiethe to the pore of Hunstanworthe parishe, xxs. More I             Item, a lytle peac of silver parcell gilt                      1 0s      0d
geve to the pore of Pittington, v s.Further, I geve & bequiethe unto my        Item, j lytle salt doble gilt                                    10s     0d
brother, Richard Egleston, x yewes & ij kye. Also more I geve &                Item, iij spones with knoppes of our lady & v
bequiethe untp Thomas Browne, vj yewes & a yong cow, provided                           with lyons parcell gilt                               1 10s 0d
always I mak myne executors thes persones following. First, Imak my            Item, iiij brase potts & ij posnets                            1 0s 0d
welbeloved wyf, Margaret Egleston, Christofer Egleston, Steven                 Item, vij dublers, xj dishes, viij pottingers, vij
Egleston & John Browne, thes iiij, to be my full & lawfull executors.                  sawcers, ij salts, j potle pott, a quarte pott,
Last of all, I mak my welbeloved frend, Mr doctor Bennet, to be the                    a pynt pot & a gill pot                                1 5s 0d
supervisor of this my last will & testament, to se all things performed        Item, ij brase basines, vij candilsticks, ij brase
according to the same. Witnesses & records att the making of this will                 brase lavers, a scumer & a chafin dish                   8s      0d
& testament, William Bennet, Rowland Shafto, John Swalwell, Edward             Item, ij table cloths & ix table napkins                         5s      0d
Wryter & Phillope Parkinson.                                                   Item, j iron chymnay, a reconcruk, a pare & a pare of tongs      9s      0d
                                                                               Item, ij spets & a broling iron                                  1s      0d
                                                                               Item, fleshe in the backes                                     2 0s      0d
       The invitory of all the goods & cattells lait William Egleston’s                                           Summa xxxiijs iiijd
          of Haswell Graing, deceased, praised the iij day of Aprill
   anno domini 1567 by iiij indeferent persons, that is, Nicolas Cocksonne,                           Owt houses, the barne & in the felds
         Rolland Shafto, John Swalwell & Georg Taylor, as folowith             Item, xvj oxen & j stott                                      32    6s   8d
                                                                               Item, vij kye new calved & ther calves                         9    6s   8d
                            the chamber over the parlor                        Item, iiij kye with ther stirks                                5    6s   8d
Inprimis, ther is purse, is girdle & mony                             12s 0d   Item,vj other kye & a bull                                     6   13s   4d
Item, ij dubletts, ij pare hose, ij jackketts, a clok &                        Item, vj spaved calves                                         2    0s   0d
        other his apparell                                         3 6s 8d     Item, xij stotts & whyes & j yong bull                        12    0s   0d
Item, bedding ther, ij bedsteds, mattresses, shets,                            Item, x twinters                                               6   13s   4d
        pillowes, blankets, coverlets & j covering                             Item, iiijxxxj wethers & tupes                                18    4s   0d
        unlyned                                                    1 6s 8d     Item, waynes & wayne gere, plewghes &
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         plewgh gere with yoks & temes                            3  0s     0d   Item, ther half yeres rent of Haswell Granng                           11 0s 9d
Item, v score yewes & ther lames                                 18  6s     8d   Item, ij hole yeres rent for the tythe                                  2 13s 4d
Item, xxxvj geld yewes                                            5  8s     0d   Item, for making the said grainge tenantable in
Item, xij gemers & ther lames                                     2  4s     0d            reparacions                                                    3 16s   8d
Item, xvij gemers without lames                                   2 11s     0d   Item, to the procter of Esington                                          13s   4d
Item, vj ille hogs                                                   4s     0d   Item, to the vicar of Pittington                                           4s   6d
Item, iij meires, ij foles & a filly                              5 0s      0d   Item, to M r John Lampton                                                  3s   4d
Item, iij stakes in the garth of whet & pese                     10 5s      0d   Item, to Sr John Blyth prieste upon an obligacon                        1 0s    0d
Item, xx thrave of whet in the barne berryed                                     Item, to Thomas Potts of Newcastell                                     1 13s   4d
         & unbyried                                               2 0s 0d                                       Summa xxxli viijs 10d
Item, half a chader of otts in the barne baired                     10s 8d                        Summa totalis deductis deducands ccxxiijli iijs ijd
Item, xj swine & ij pigs                                          2 4s 0d        Register of Wills, III, ff. 69-70verso
Item, xxxij doble acres of whet & haver one
         the ground                                              21 6s 8d        William Coulson of Hawthorne, 1573
                                  Summa clxvli xs viijd
                                                                                 In dei nomine, Amen, 1573 the xxjrh daye of December, I, William
                                  Hunstainworthe                                 Coulson of Hawthorne, sicke in bodye but whole in mynde do make
Inprimis, ther iiij oxen                                          4  0s     0d   this my last will and testament as foloweth. Ffirste, I bequeathe my
Item, ij kye & ther calves                                        2 13s     4d   soule to almightie God, hopinge to be saved by Jesus Christe, and my
Item, ij twinter stotts                                           1  0s     0d   bodye to be buried in Esington church yearthe as my executors will.
Item, vj yewes & lames                                            1  2s     0d   ffirste, I give to my wyfe all my goods within the house, the hole
Item, ij wethers                                                     8s     0d   farmehoulde with the lease, viij oxen, twoo ploughes & twoo waynes
Item, xxxix dynmoths & gemers                                     5 16s     0d   with all the furnture therto belonginge, all come that groweth on the
Item, iiijxx & vj hoggs                                          11 2s      0d   farmehould both in the garthe and in the barne, twoe stotts in Daldon,
Item, j cawdron                                                      5s     0d   iiij kyen, halfe of my sheape yonge and oulde, twoo meares, one white
Item, ix thrave of ry in the barne                                  18s     0d   and a bawson. Item, I give to Henrie Punder iiij lams on Myddle
Item, ij acres of rye one the ground                                 6s     8d   Harrowe law, twoe riggs, above hoopiall, sowen with wheat, iiij riggs at
Item, iij hyves of bees                                           1 0s      0d   Graye Stones and twoo riggs, goinge over Battie lawe, sowen with
                                 Summa xxviijli xjs                              haver, to have these for the firste croppe, one rigge of wheat lyinge on
                                                                                 Greme law by este Sowledge. Also all my title and right of twoo houses
                 Detts owing unto hyme at the oure of his deth                   and one coterighte. Item, I give unto John Punder one ewe and one
Inprimis, Robert Chamber of Gatished & is partener                               lambe and one bushell of wheat after the croppe. Item, I geve to Agnes
        for stotts                                               19    0s   0d   Wray vijli. Item, I give to Thomas Coulsone one ewe and one lambe.
Item, John Dixon for iiij stotts                                  8   13s   4d   Item, I geve to Roberte Coulson ij ewes & ij lambes. Item, I geve to
Item, Thomas Potts of Newcastell ij stotts                        4    0s   0d   wedow Simpson one rigge of wheat nearest the southe on Bradlaye
Item, the said Robert Chamber for iij oxen                        4   13s   4d   letche. Item, I geve to William Wray, yonger, one fillie foole and ij
Item, William Shadfurth of Shereburne for                                        stotts. Item, to William Wraye, eldest, a cowe and to his wife one
         a stott                                                  1 16s 8d       whye. Item, I geve to Elizabethe Jenkinson one ewe and a lambe. Of
                              Summa xxxviijli iijs iiijd                         this my last will and testamente I make executors Magdalen, my wife,
                             Summa totalis ccliijli xijs                         and William Wraye, hyr sonne, to whome I geve the reste of my goods.
                                                                                 In witness whearof, George Robingson, Thomas Robinson, Richard
                    Funeral expences & dets which he ought                       Woofe, John Robinson and Richard Jackeson.
Inprimis, his funeral expenc                                      9 13s 10d
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Register of wills, IV, f.90v.                                                                 the viij day of Apryll, anno domini 1575,
                                                                                                    prayed by Phillip Parkynson,
                                                                                                William Foster, Christofer Paxton and
                                                                                                James Paxton & Thomas his brother

                                                                           Inprimis, eyght oxen                                                  17    0s   0d
Richard Paxton of Easington, 1575                                          Item, fowre kye                                                        5    0s   0d
                                                                           Item, iij stotts of iiij yeares olde                                   6    0s   0d
In dei nomine, Amen, anno domini 1574, the 27 day of Februarye, I,         Item, iiij stotts of iij yeares olde                                   3    0s   0d
Richard Paxton of Esington, seeke in bodye but hoole in mynde, doe         Item, three whyes                                                      2   13s   4d
make this my last will and testamente as foloweth. First, I bequeath my    Item, two styrkes                                                          13s   4d
soule into the hands of almightie God, hopinge to be saved by Jesus        Item, three mayres                                                     3    6s   8d
Christ, and my bodie to be buried in Easington church earth 1 as my        Item, three stages                                                     4    0s   0d
executors will. First, I gyve to the poore iiis 4d. seven words deleted    Item, xx ewes & xx lambes                                              3    6s   8d
Item, I gyve my eldest sonne, Christofer Paxton, ploughe and wayne,2       Item, x wethers                                                        1   13s   4d
geare belonginge to them and one bay younge horse or stagge. Item, I       Item, x hoggs & two tupes                                              1    4s   0d
gyve to Thomas, my sonne, the bay mayre stagge. Item, to Edmonde3          Item, one sow & two hogges,                                                10s   0d
another stagge and I gyve to Annas and Mergret, my daughters, 2            Item, ij geese, one stegge & ix mallards                                    4s   0d
whyes goinge in Hordon close. Item, I gyve to Mergerie one other           Item, xij hens & one cocke                                                  3s   4d
whye. Item, I gyve to my 3 yongest 4 sons 3 yonge stotts. Item, I gyve     Item, xiiij double acres                                              14    0s   0d
to my wyfe5 3 yonger stotts. Item, I gyve to Annas 6 on branded styrke.    Item, in malte corne                                                   2    0s   0d
Item, I gyve to Margret another styrke. Item, 7to Margerie on yonge        Item, ploughe, wayne, coupe and that apperteynth to them               1    6s   8d
calfe. Item, I gyve to John Paxton, shomaker8, 20s. Item, to my syster's
son and daughter 2 ewes & 39 lambes. Item, I gyve to my brother                                          Goods within the house
Thomas' boyes, evrie one, on gymmer lambe. Item, to my brother             Inprimis, ij ammeries & one call                                         13s 4d
James' children 10 evrie one, one gymmer lambe. Of this my last will &     Item, one meate boorde, ij fourmes and one chayre                         1s 8d
testamente I make 11my wife & all my children executors to whom I          Item, vj brasse potts, one caldron, two kettels & two pans             1 6s 8d
gyve the rest of my goods, and also make my brothers, Thomas &             Item, xx peec of pewder, iiij salts and v candelsticks &
James 12, supervisors. In witnes herof Richard Jacson, John Johnson,                 one fryin pan                                                    13s 4d
Thomas Paxton 13 with others 14.                                           Item, one arke, one flanders chest and iij lyttle chests                    6s 8d
1. register copy says “yearde”. 2. register copy adds “and”. 3.            Item, iij sackes, one wyndyn cloth                                          5s 0d
register copy adds “my sonne”. 4. register copy omits “yongest”. 5.        Item, one payre of bedd stocks, v codds, v blankets, vij
register copy adds “Annes”. 6. register copy adds “my doughter”. 7.                   coverlets, xj happens                                       1 16s 8d
register copy adds “I geve”. 8. register copy says “cordiner”. 9.          Item, two payre of lynnyn shetes and three payre of
register copy says “twoo”. 10. register copy says “boyes”. 11.                       harden shetes and v codd pellebers, two table clothes
register copy adds “Agnes”. 12. register copy says”bretheringe” after                and three towels                                             1 0s 0d
James.13. register copy adds “        Jhonson”. 13. register copy adds     Item, one jacket, one doublet and one payre of hose
“Christopher Paxton jur, Margrett Paxton jur.                                        & one hatt                                                       6s 8d
                                                                           Item, reckencrokes, potclipes and tonngs                                   1s 8d
                      An inventorie of all the goods
                      moveable and unmoveable of                                                     Summa totalis £72 13s 0d
                      Richard Paxton of Esington,                                              Another copy of the will only in Register of Wills, iv, f.54.
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                              ltem, I gyve unto Elizabeth Robinson, the daughter of Christofer
                                                                              Robinson, one yewe. And all the residewe of my goods and cattells, as
Agnes Parkinson of Easington, widow, 1575
                                                                              well moveable as unmoveable, I gyve, will and bequeath unto my said
                                                                              sone, Phillip Parkinson, to his owne proper use interlined, whome I
In the name of God, Amen, the xiijth day of December 1573, anno regni
                                                                              make my full executor of this my last will and testament. In witnesse
Elizabethe regine &c., decimosext, I, Agnes Parkinson of Easington in
                                                                              whereof I, the said Agnes Parkinson, to this my present last will &
the county of Durham, wydowe, of perffitt mynde and memory, do
                                                                              testament, have sett my hande & seale the day & yere ffirst above
make my last will and testament in manner and forme ffollowing. Ffyrst,
                                                                              writtten.
I commytt my soule unto almightie God and my body to be buryed in
                                                                                                                                     mark and seal
the queare of the church of Easington afforesaid. ltem, I gyve unto my
sone, Phillipp Parkinson, a fawie table in the hall and lang settle with a    Signed and sealed in the presence of us
bedd in the same interlined there and the beste ffether bedd and              William Browne
bedstocks and all things to the same best belonging, ltem, I give &           John Stowt
bequeath unto my sone-in-lawe, George Robinson of Hawthorne, xs for           DPRI/1/1574/P1/1; Register copy
a token, and I give unto his wiffe a silver spone & the least of my
ffower latton basings and a laver and a candlestike interlined. And I         Gawan Thurlebecke of Haswell, husbandman, 1579
give and bequeath unto my fower daughters, viz., Isabell the wiffe of
Christofer Robinson, Margaret the wife of Christofer Heighington,             In the name of God, amen, the xxixtie day of Septembre, anno domini
Dorathie the wiffe of Roger Hall and Margerie the wife of the said            1579, I, Gawdyon Thirlebecke of Haswell within the parish of Easington
George Robinson, all my apparell, as well lynyn as wollen, and the            & in the countye of Durham, husbandman, hole of mynde and perfytt
same to be equally devided emongs them. Also I give unto every of my          in remembrance, prayse be to God, make this my last will & testament
said daughters, a silver spone of the lightest and smalest of value.          in manner & fourme folowinge, ffyrst, I bequith my soule unto the
ltem, I give unto my daughter Agnes, my son Phillip's wiffe, my best          mercye of God & my bodie to be buryed in the parish churche yeard of
latten basyn with a laver and two of my best candlesticks & a twylt           Easynton. Item, I bequithe to John Thurlebecke, my son, my lease
towell to be the second interlined. And I gyve unto the said Christofer       taken of Sr John Wyddrington for xxjtie yeres and Thomas, my sonne,
Robinson wiff & Roger Hall wiffe, eyther of them a latten basyn, a laver      to gain his levinge one the said farmhold & his goods I entend to leve
interlined and a candlesticke. And I give unto the said George                hym, upholdinge of the same duringe the said lease, always provided
Robinson his wife a candlestick deleted Christofer Robinson's wiffe a         that my wyffe & the rest of my children have their levinge of the
bede of clothes, viz., a mattress, ij blanketts, a pare of lynyn shetts & a   farmholde so longe as she dothe kepe hir wedo & tell the tyme that the
pare of harden shets, a happen and a coverlett, ij codds, ij codwayrs of      yongest of my said children come to the aidg of xxjti yeares. Item, I
the best I have. ltem, I gyve unto my said daughter, the wiffe of             bequythe to my wyffe thre kie & x yowes in full satysfaccionn of all hir
Christofer Robinson, one oxe and a cowe. And I gyve unto the same,            porcion of my goods. Item, I bequithe to my s onne, William, two
my daughter Robinson, a payre of silver crokes in ffull recompence &          yowes & one stagge. Item, I bequithe to Agnes, my daughter, &
satisfacion of hir child's porcion, ltem, I gyve unto my said daughter        margerett, my daughter, one why & five yowes , equallye to be
Margaret, the wiffe of Christofer Heighington, a bedde of clothes, a          devided betwine them. Item, my mynd & will is that my sonne Adam’s
cowe, ij pillybers & ij codds of the meanest sort interlined & ffyve          childrin have the goods that I am charged with which is their childs
yewes. ltem, I gyve unto my cosen, Barbarey Lambert, the some of vili         porcion, that is, xviijth shepe, thre bests & one caldronn. Item, I will that
xiijs iiijd. ltem, I gyve unto my        aunt, Dorathie Watson, iij yewes.    my wyffe & all my children gotten of her bodye have all that the
And I give unto Roger Hall, Christofer Robinson and Thomas Lambert,           hushold goods within the house, to be equallye devided amonge them.
my sones-in-lawe, every of theym, iijs iiijd. ltem, 1 gyve unto my sone,      Item, I bequithe to my said sone, John Thurlebeck, three oxen & one
William Parkinson, xs for a token. ltem, I gyve unto my cosen, Ellyn          mayre to occupye withall. Item, I bequithe to my said sonnne, Thomas,
Heighington, one yonge whie interlinedand unto georg Hall, my                 thre oxen & one mayre, lyckwyse plughe & plughe gear, wayne &
cosen, xiid. ltem, I give unto my cosen, Thomas Stott, ffyve shillings.       wayne gear, this to be equallye devided between the said John and
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Thomas, my sonnes. Item, I will that the corne in the barne, staggarthe    Item,to M r Bellsis for one oxe                                2 5s 0d
& in the feild be equallye devided amonge them all afore named, that is,   Item, to Richard Smyth, tayler                                 1 7s 8d
my wyffe & my five children. The rysedue of my goods, my debts paid        Item, to James Bee                                               15s 0d
& funerall expences maid, I bequithe to John & Thomas, my sonnes,          Item, to John Kerston for one boule of peese                      6s 0d
whom I make my full executors ioyntlye togyther. Morover, I will that      Item, to M ark Hall for bygge                                    12s 9d
Nycholas Halle & Christofor Wilkynson be the supervisors of this my        Item, vij boules of corne, malt and groates                    3 6s 8d
last will, havyinge for their paynes, ether of them, a yowe & a lambe.     Item, to Roger Richardson of Newcastle                            4s 0d
Thes beinge witnesses, William Jennyson, Roland Shafteye, Nycholas         Item, to M r Riddell for yron                                     7s 4d
Hawle, Christofor Wilkinson jur, Thomas Watson jur, & Robert Graye         Item, for sessment                                                7s 0d
with others.                                                               Item, to Christofer Wardell                                       1s 5d
Register of Wills, I, f.69v.                                               Item, to George Wardell                                           2s 0d
                                                                           Item, to Thomas Lyghton                                          10s 0d
                                                                           Item, Whittsontyde rente                                       1 2s 2d
Christopher Paxton of Shotton, 1581
                                                                                                       Suma totalis £17 18s 0d
                                                                           Witnesses hereof, James Paxton, John Paxton, John Sympson, James
In dei nomine, Amen, Anno Domini 1580, the xxv th of March, I,
                                                                           Bee, Richard Jacson with others
Christofer Paxton of Esington, sick in body but whole in mynd doe
make this my last will and testament as followeth, first, I bequeath my
                                                                                              An inventory of all the goods moveable
soule into the hands of almightie God, hoping to be saved by Jesus
                                                                                              and unmovable of Christofer Paxton of
Christ and my body to be buryed in Esington church earth. First, I give
                                                                                             Esington, late deceased, praysed by theis
unto my sonne, Christofer Paxton, the house on the middle raw and the
                                                                                                 foure men, Georg Wardell, William
lande belonging to yt. Item, I doe gyve to my wyfe and John, my eldest
                                                                                               ffoster, Christofer Wardell and James
sonne, the lease of the demayne. Item, I doe gyve to John Paxton, my
                                                                                                 Paxton the xvjth day of M ay, 1581
eldest sonne, all my wayne, plouhes and all things that belongeth to
them and all wood geare aboute the house. Item, I doe gyve to
                                                                           Imprimis, vj oxen                                              9 0s 0d
Edmonde Paxton, my sonne, in evrie severall feilde one rude of land,
                                                                           Item, one cowe and one styrke                                  1 10s 0d
during my wyve’s life. Item, I will that my syster, Jenet Paxton, shall
                                                                           Item, two old mares and one stag                               2 6s 8d
have houserowme in the house so long as she lyveth and that for
                                                                           Item, one sowe and three shootts                                 12s 0d
rament yerely v s and as for her child’s portion, I have fully payd it
                                                                           Item, xiij double acres of corne                              13 0s 0d
alreadye to hyr hands. Item, I have alreadye fully payd my sonne,
                                                                           Item, one almery, one caule, one counter, one chayre
James Paxton, his childe’s portion, item, that Thomas Lyghton shall
                                                                                   and one bourde                                           10s 0d
sow the next croppe of corne (both with wheat and otts and that all his
                                                                           Item, v pewder vessel, one bason, three potts, two pans
soile be ledd to the mayntenance of this farmholde and that after the
                                                                                    & frying panne and one candlestick                      14s 0d
sayd croppe he peaceabley departe without he agree further with my
                                                                           Item, one cowp wayne, one longe wayne, iiij sowmes,
wife. Item, I doe gyve to Doritie Paxton, my daughter, one counter in
                                                                                    two plowghes & yron yoks                              1 3s 8d
the hall. Of this my last wyll and testament, I doe make my executors
                                                                           Item, a recken croke, yron chimney, tongues and speatt           2s 6d
Elsebeth Paxton, my wife, and John Paxton, my sonne to whome I gyve
                                                                           Item, three hens, one goose & goslings                           1s 8d
the rest of my goods.
                                                                                                          Suma tota £29 0s 6d

                              Debts that I owe
                                                                                                          Debts that I owe
                                                                           Item, to M r M ychael Calverley                                5 0s 0d
Inprimis, to M ychaell Calverley                              5 0s 0d
                                                                           Item, to Thomas Lyghton                                        1 11s 0d
Item, to Thomas Lyghton                                       1 11s 0d
                                                                           Item, to Richard Smyth, tayler                                 1 7s 8d
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Item, to M r Bellogs for one ox                                   2 5s    0d    taken by Barbarey, my wife, for and to her onely use towards the
Item, to James Bee                                                  15s   0d    brynging upp of my said three daughters and to be yerelie payd to her
Item, to John Kyrston for one boule of peese                         6s   0d    by the hands of the said John ffranckleyn and William Williamson,
Item, M arke Hall for bygg                                          12s   9d    who stand charged and severally bounden to me for the payment of
Item, vij boules of corne & malt groates                          3 6s    8d    certen severall rent chargs, either of them, viijli by yere severallie to be
Item, to Roger Richaaradson of Newcastle                             4s   0d    payd furth of their severall ffermeholds, lands and grounds interlined
Item, to M r Ryddell for yron                                        7s   4d    of Amerston and Elstobb afforesaid, for and during the terme of xxj
Item, for sessments                                                  7s   0d    yeres. Item, I further will that Barbarey, my wife, shall have the
Item, to Christofer Wardell                                          1s   5d    occupacion of certen lands and tenements latelie being in the tenure
Item, to George Wardell                                              2s   0d    and occupacion of one George Hargill of Hutton afforesaid interlined
Item, to Thomas Lyghton                                             10s   0d    during her liffe. And, after her decease, my whole interest which I have
Item, Whytsontyde rente                                           1 2s    2d    in the said fermehold shall remayne and come to the hands and
                              Suma totalis £17 18s                              occupancion of my said daughter Anne. Item, I give further to every of
                                                                                my said three daughters severally, the severall summes of tenn pounds
William Browne of Shotton, 1582                                                 to be taken by way of legacy over and beside the said severall summes
                                                                                of fower score pounds hereby lymitted to be payd to them as is
 The xxiijth of May 1581, in the xxiijth yere of the reigne of our sovereigne   afforesaid. Item, I give to William Johnson, my sister sonne, five
                             lady, Elizabeth &c.                                pounds, five ewes, fyve lambes, one yonge quye of ij yeres olde and
In the name of God, Amen, I, William Browne of Shotton in the countie           one bay fillye. Item, I give to Mr Thomas Calverley, my master, my
of Durham, being of perfect mynde, do make this my last will and                white meare. Item, I give to my mistress, one old angel. Item, I give to
testament in maner and forme following, ffirst, I commend my sowle to           John Calverley and Barbary Calverley their children, either of them, xs.
the hands of Almightie God, my saviour and redemer Christ Jesus by              Item, I give to my mother, one olde angell. Item, I give to every other
the onlie meritts of whose death and passion, I trust to be saved. Item,        the residue of the children of my
I give to every of the poorest householders within the parish of                two sisters, Agnes and Jane, every of them severally, one shepe. Item,
Esington, severally interlined, iiijd in money. Item, I will that for and       I give to my uncle, John Wrightson, vjs viijd. Item, I give to my aunte
towardes the preferment of lsabell Browne, myne eldest daughter, there          Agnes, sometymes the wife onesic one Raphe Pereson, vjs viijd. Item, I
shalbe, yerelie, during the terme of theise eight yeres nowe next               give to George Wardell, xs. Item, I give to Richard Jackson, clerke
ensewinge interlined, payd and levyed, the summe of xli, to be payd             curate of Esington, xs. Item, I give to my cosen, Thomas Browne, my
yerelie by thands of John ffrancklyn of Amerston and William                    yonge gray meare. Item, I give to my said cosen Thomas deleted I give
Williamson of Elstobb untill the summe of fower score pounds be                 to my trusty frends, Mr Anthony Welbery and to my said cosen
payd. And, after the levying and payment of the same summe of fower             Thomas Browne deleted, either of them severally, two olde angells and
score pounds as is aforesaid, then I will that there shalbe hadd,               I do hereby ordeyne and do hartely pray and desier them, the said Mr
receyved and taken, the summe of iiijxxli more for and to the use of            Anthony Welbery and my cosin Thomas Browne, not onlie interlined
Elizabeth Browne, my second daughter to be, likewise, for and during            to be the supervisors of this my last will but also to have a respect and
the terme of other eight yeres then next ensewing interlined, yerelie           regard to the bringing upp of my said three daughters , with the
payd by the hands of the said John ffranckleyn and William                      govemement of them and the saife keeping of their parts, porcions and
Williamson. And, I further will that after the payment of the said              legacyes geven unto them, my said children interlined as is afforesaid,
severrall summes of fower score pounds, the summe of xxxli shalbe               as I especially trust they will do. And, I do make the executors of this
hadd and receyved and taken for and to the use of Anne Browne, my               my last will and testament, my said three daughters, Isabell Browne,
youngest daughter, to be, likewise, payd by the hand of the said John           Elizabeth Browne interlined and Anne Browne unto whome I give the
ffranckleyn and William Williamson, theire executors or assignes. And,          rest of my goodes.
I further will that the summe of vjli yerely shalbe hadd, receyved and          These being witnesses
                                                                                Richard Jacson
            EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
John Readhead and Thomas Browne.                                            Item, chiste and one arke                                        10s 0d
                                                                            Item, ix payer lynnen shets & harden, vij towels, xxx
                       An inventorie of all the goods                                 napkins & all other lynnen geare                    2 10s 0d
                    movable and unmoveable ofWilliam                        Item, iiijor mattresses                                       1 0s 0d
                    Browne, late of Shotton, deceased,                      Item, blanketts & clothes for iiijor beids                    1 10s 0d
                    praysed by George Wardell, George                       Item, tubbes & wodden vessel                                    10s 0d
                   Robinson, Christofer Wardell and John                    Item, sacks and poks                                             5s 0d
                      Readhead, the vijth day of June                       Item, iiijor coverlidds, ij payer blanketts, iij codds &
                     Anno Domini 1582 as followeth                                     one carpett clothe                                  1 13s   4d
                                                                            Item, all the corne on the ground                             13 6s    8d
Imprimis, in gold and money                                32     4s   6d   Item, in debts as appereth by his booke                       17 8s    4d
Item, xj kyne                                              13     6s   8d   Item, in old money                                             2 10s   0d
Item, fower stotts                                          4    13s   4d   Summa toatlis.£137                                           15s 10d
Item, fower stirks                                          2     0s   0d
Item, one quye                                                   10s   0d   Ellin Atkinson of Haswell, widow, 1586
Item, iij quyes                                             1    13s   4d
Item, two calves                                                  6s   8d         Anno Domini, 1586, regni Elizabethae, 28 Junij, derimo tertio
Item, xviij wethers with woll                                4   10s   0d   In the name of God, Amen, I, Ellin Atcheson of Haswell in the parrish
Item, xxxv ewes & lambes with ther woll                    42    15s   0d   of Easington, widow, sick in body but whole in minde and perfit in
Item, xij geld gimbers with there woll                      2     0s   0d   memorie, make this my last will and testament in manner and forme
Item, vij shorne gimbers                                         16s   6d   following, first, I bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty God
Item, iij rames or tuppes                                        10s   0d   who gave it & hoping to be saved by the death and passion of Jesus
Item, one nagg and one meare                                3    13s   4d   Criste and my goods I deleted body to the church earth and my goods
Item, one bay filly                                         1     6s   8d   I give and bestow as hereafter followeth. Imprimis, I give to my
Item, ij other meares                                       6     0s   0d   daughter Agnes a yoke of oxen called Brock and Spenser. Item, I give
Item, one sowe and ij hoggs                                      14s   0d   to my sonn William a yoke of oxen called Mark and Thuler. Item, I give
Item, ij ploughes, iij stengs & v plougheads                      7s   0d   to my daughter Isabell the thirde yoke of oxen. Item, I give to my sonn
Item, ij payer of stengs, v axeltrees & bourds                    6s   8d   William the young bay mare. Item, I give to my daughter Agnes the
Item, ij payer of harrowes                                        8s   0d   young dun mare. Item, I give to my daughter Isabell the gray mare.
Item, v yoks whereof iiijor have yrons                            2s   8d   Item, I give the four kine to my two daughters , to either of them two.
Item, bourds and cowpe waine sales?                               9s   0d   Item, I give to my sonn William the two young quies . Item, I give the
Item, iiijor yron muckforks                                       3s   0d   thre calfes to my thre children, to everie one, one. Item, I give to my
Item, wheat and hay in stack                                6     0s   0d   sonn William all the ploughs and plough geere and all the waynes and
Item, ij ladders                                                  2s   6d   wain gear. Item, I give to my daughter Agnes xxx sheepe. Item, I give to
Item, ij bee hyves                                                8s   0d   my daughter Isabel xxx sheepe. Item, to my sonn William I give the xvj
Item, in yron geare for husbandry                                 6s   8d   sheepe that remaine. Item,I give to my two daughters all the houshold
Item, ij sythes                                                   2s   0d   stuff within the heck to be equallie divided betwen them two. Item, I
Item, potts, pannes and fyery vessel                        1     0s   0d   give the cropp on the earth to be equallie divided by the bushell
Item, all pewter vessell & candlesticks                     1     3s   0d   among my thre children. Item, the lviijs which William Person of
Item, spitt, chimney, reckoncroke flia? pann clippes             10s   0d   Durham, butcher, oweth unto me, I give to my thre children to be
Item, ij cubbourds                                          1     6s   8d   equally divided among them. Item, I give to my sonn William, the sowe,
Item, ij tables, formes, ij chaires in the hall                  14s   0d   the other two swine with the gese, and the pullon I give to my two
Item, v payer of bedstocks                                       13s   4d   daughters to be equallie divided between them. Item, I will that xs taken
              EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
out of the whole be given to the poore of the parrish of Easington. Of           hande tyll the sayd Alse come to xviij yeres of age. Item, I gyve to Jane
this my last will and testament I make my two daughters thre children,           Willyamson, my daughter's daughter, one whye styrck which is yonge
William deleted Agnes and Isabelle ioint executors.                              and branded, this to be in the custodie of my Mistress Troulloppe tyll
                                                                                 she come to xviij yeres of age. Item, I doe gyve Alse Willyamson
By me Richard Bubworth, curate of Easington                                      aforesayd, one kettell and one cawle, this, likewise, to be in the
(the first of two copies of this will, making corrections embodied in            custodie of my wife tyll she be of the age aforesayd. Item, I doe gyve
the second which also names two witnesses, Thomas Paxton and                     and bequeathe unto my wife all my rents and interlined lands in
Robert Anderson. There is a third copy in Register of Wills)                     Barwicke dureinge hyr naturall life, she payinge unto my sonne,
                                                                                 Anthonie Troulloppe, xxvjs viijd yerelye at the ffeasts ofWhitsontyde
         An inventorie of all the goods and cattell of Ellin Hecheson            and ffeast of Saynte Martyn by equall porcions dureinge hyr lyfe and
             Widow, late of great Haswell within the parrish of                  then, the rents and interlined lands I doe gyve to my sonne Anthonie
              Easington, deceased, praysed by these four men                     Trolloppe and, for lacke of heyres male of his bodie, lawfullie begotten
              whose names hereafter follow, vidlz., Cuthbert                     interlined, I doe gyve yt to my Master of Thomley and to Mr ffrancys,
              Burnop, Henrie Bee, Robert Anderson, William                       his sonne, for ever. And yf the sayd Anthonie, my sonne, have
           Hurde, the eleventh day of Julie, Anno Domini, 1586.                  daughters and no sonnes, that then the sayd rents and interlined land
                                                                                 in Barwicke to be thers nyne yeres onely to have ther porcions. Item,
Imprimis, sixe oxen                                               16   0s   0d   the rest of my goods, the legacies and funerall expenses discharged, I
Item, foure kine                                                   6   0s   0d   doe gyve
Item, two whies                                                    2   0s   0d   unto my wife, Anne Trolloppe and Anthonye Trolloppe my sonne to
Item, lviijth olde sheepe                                          9   0s   0d   be equally deleted all my goods torn, both moveable and unmoveable,
Item, xx lambes                                                    1   3s   4d   to be equallie torn them. Item, I doe gyve unto Alse Willyamson torn
Item, the standing corne in the field                             16   0s   0d   after my wiv's lyfe off this my last torn doe make my sole executors
Item, three mares                                                  6   0s   0d   torn Anthonye Trolloppe torn my goods tornley xs whom I desyre to
Item, three calves                                                    12s   0d   be torn will and testament.
Item, three swine                                                     11s   0d
Item, wayne and waynegeare with plough and plough geare             1 3s    4d   Witnesses
Item, all the household stuff within the heck.                      6 13s   4d   Bryn Lam
                                                                                 torn Gibson
                            Suma totalis lxvli xiijs                             torn Cottsworth
                                                                                 torn Applebe and
Leonard Trollop of Eden Dean, 1586                                               torn Jacson, clerk

In the Name of God, Amen, Anno Domini 1586, the xxth day of                                      An inventorie of all the goods moveable and
ffebrurarie, I, Leonarde Throulloppe of Eden Deane within the parishe                             unmoveable of Leonard Trolloppe, late of
of Esington, seeke in bodye but whole in mynde, thanks be unto God,                          Eden Dean, deceased, within the parish of Esington,
doe make this my last will and testament as followeth. ffirst, I bequeath                      praysed by these foure men, M r Robert Younge,
my soule into the hands of Almightie God, hopeinge to be saved by                               John Readhead, William Burstall and Robarte
Jhesus Christ, and my bodye to be buryed in Esington church.                                 Cottsworth, the ix day of M arch, Anno Domini 1586
Inprimis, I doe gyve to the poore of the parishe wherein I dwell, vjs viijd.
Item, I doe gyve to Alse Willyamson, my daughter's daughter, two kye,            Imprimis, two kye                                                 4 0s 0d
the one called Souseo and the other Riggie, and also I doe gyve the              Item, viij shepe hoggs                                            1 6s 8d
sayd Alse, viij shepe, the said kyne and shepe to remayne in my wive's           Item, one caule                                                     6s 8d
                                                                                 Item, one kettell                                                   6s 8d
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Item, one yron chimney                                         10s0d      DPRI/1/1586/T2/1-[?].
Item, one branded calfe for a wenche                           10s0d
Item, foure kye                                              8  0s0d
                                                                          James Paxton of Easington, husbandman, 1587
Item, one old branded cowe                                   1  0s0d
Item, foure calves                                           1  6s8d
                                                                          In the name of God, Amen, I, James Paxton of Easington within the
Item, xxxjtie shepe                                          6  0s0d
                                                                          countie palatine of Durham, husbandman, sick in bodie but whole in
Item, two cobbards                                           2  0s0d
                                                                          minde and of perfit memorie, make this my last will and testament in
Item, one counter, one boorde & two forms                       6s8d
                                                                          fourme following. Ffirst, I commend my soule into the hands of
Item, xiij peeces of pewder & iiij sawcers                     10s0d
                                                                          almightie God, assuring myselfe to be saved by the death and merits of
Item, foure candlesticks                                        2s0d
                                                                          Jesus Christ and my bodie I committ to the earth and my goods I give
Item, one pewder pott                                             4d
                                                                          and dispose as hereafter followeth. Imprimis, I give to my sonne,
Item, two brasse potts                                         6s 8d
                                                                          Edmond Paxton, the lease of my farmehold. Item, I give to my saide
Item, two kettells, ij pans, j fish scummer                  1 0s 0d
                                                                          sonne, Edmond Paxton, the lease which I tooke of John Paxton. Item, I
Item, v tubs, ij kitts, iiij skeels, xx bouls, xj chese[?]
                                                                          give to my saide sonne, Edmond Paxton, a yoke of my best oxen with
        and one swall with all other wood whatsoever         1 0s 0d
                                                                          all my ploughes and plough geare, waynes and wayne greare and all
Item, v bee hyves                                            1 0s 0d
                                                                          other implements of husbandrie thereto belonging. Item, I give to my
Item, iiij payre of lynnyinge sheets, vj pillowes, [?]
                                                                          two daughters, Annes and Margerie Paxton, all the household stufe
        table napkins and xj harden sheets                   1 2s    0d
                                                                          within the hecke, two bedds with the furniture excepted which I give to
Item, iij bourdcloths and ij towels                             4s   0d
                                                                          my two sonnes, Edmond and Robart Paxton. Item,I give to my wive's
Item, two stone of lynt spunn and not spunne                   10s   0d
                                                                          sonne, Robart Paxton, x1s besides his childe's portion which is viili.
Item, iiij sacks and two pooks                                  4s   0d
                                                                          Item, I give to my sonne, Edmond Paxton, the iron chimney with the
Item, three heckles, iij seaves, one temps                      1s   8d
                                                                          bushell and pecke. Item, I give to my nephew, John Paxton, xxs and a
Item, iiij payre of bed stockes                                10s   0d
                                                                          bushell of pease and to either of his two daughters a lambe. Item, I
Item, his apparel                                            1 10s   0d
                                                                          release John Paxton of the eleven shillings which he oweth me. Item, I
Item, one fetherbedd and boulster                            1 0s    0d
                                                                          give to everie one of my sister Paxton's foure children, which are
Item, two mattresses, j boulster, iij codds                    10s   0d
                                                                          unmarried, an ewe. Item, I give to my brother Thomas his two sonnes ,
Item, iij coverletts, [?] happens, iij blankets                10s   0d
                                                                          which are unmarried, ij ewes. Item, I give to William Woofe, my sister's
Item, one old wynding cloth & ij old chests                     1s   0d
                                                                          sonne, an ewe. Item, I give to the poore of the parish of Easington xxs.
Item, two geese, iiij henns, one cocke                          3s   4d
                                                                          All my goods unsett and unbequeathed, I give unto my three
Item, ix quussens                                               2s   6d
                                                                          children, Edmond, Annes and Margerie Paxton, to be equallie devided
Item, one axe, one recken croke, tongues, two racks
                                                                          among them, and of this my last will I make them three ioynt executors.
        and speett                                             2s 0d
                                                                          Item, my will is that my two daughters, Annes and Margerie Paxton,
Item, one sowe                                                 5s 0d
                                                                          shall keepe house together with my sonne Edmond Paxton, during the
                                   Summa totalis [?]
                                                                          space of three whole yeeres or longer as they cann agree.
Item, one pare of cart wheeles                                 3s 4d
                                                                                                     A note of debts
Item, two ladders                                             [?]         Imprimis, Raulfe Applebie oweth me liiis iiijd.
                                                                          Item, Richard Woofe of Hawthorne oweth me xls to be payde att
                        Debts that the testator doth owe
                                                                          candlemas next.
Imprimis, to Alse Willyamson [?]
        coverlett which is worth                              [?]
                                                                          Of this my last will, I make Robart fferrow of ffishborne, supervisor,
Item, for one stone of lynt                                   [?]         and I give unto him xs.
                            Summa totalis xxviijs iiijd
                 EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                                     Item, his apparrell and furniture belonging to his back        1 10s 0d
Per me Richardus Bubworth, ecclesiae Easingtonianae ministrum
John Simpson mark                                                                                              Summa totalis cxxxili ijs xd
Christopher Paxton mark                                                              DPRI/1/1587/P6/1-2
Thoma Paxton mark
                                                                                     George Wardell of Easington, yeoman, 1587
                    A trew inventorie of all the goods and cattel,                   (check the original for the lost edge)
                    moveable and unmoveable, of James Paxton
                      of Easington within the countie of Dur-                        In the name of God, amen, the sixt daie of September in the nyne and
                    ham, husbandman lately deceased, praysed                         twentie yeare of the reigne of our sovereigne ladie, queene Elizabeth, I,
                     by these foure men, vidz., Georg Warden,                        George Wardell of Easington in the countie of Dureham, yeoman,
                     Georg Robinson, John Robinson and John                          beinge of whole minde and in good and perfitt remembrance (praise be
                     Simpson, the xxijth of August, anno domini                      unto almightie God) make and ordeyne this my last will and testament
                                         1587                                        in maner and forme followeinge. ffirste, I commende my sowle unto
Imprimis, six oxen                                                   20    0s   0d   almightie God, my make and redemer, and my bodie to be buryed in the
Item, two fatt oxen                                                   4    6s   8d   parish churche of Brancepeth. Item, I will that all such poore people
Item, foure kine                                                      6    0s   0d   within Easington as are indebted unto me, not haveinge in goods to
Item, two quies and two yonge stotts                                  4   10s   0d   the valewe of fortie shillings, shall not be chardged by my executoors
Item, five calves                                                     1   16s   8d   for the paymente of there debts unto me. Item, I give and bequieth
Item,two oxen given to his sonne, Edmond Paxton,                                     unto the poor people remay ning and dwellinge within Easington, xls in
       by legacie                                                     9    0s   0d   monie or els come to the valewe thereof. Item, I give and bequieth
Item, foure horses                                                    5   10s   0d   unto my Master, Thomas Calveerley, esquier, and my mistress, his
Item, fourtie old sheepe                                              6    0s   0d   wife, twentie markes, desyreinge my said master to se this my will
Item, twenty lambes                                                   1    5s   4d   executed and performed accordinge to the trew meaninge and intent
Item, the hay                                                         4   10s   0d   thereof. Item, I give and bequieth unto John Calverley, Tobie Calverley
Item, waynes and wayne geare, ploughes and plough                                    and Barbara Calverley, to everie of them twentie shillings. Item, I give
        geare, with all implements of husbandry                                      and bequieth unto Isabell Paxton, one spanged whie, and likewise to
        thereto belonging                                            11 0s 0d        Elizabeth Paxton, one broked whiey. Item, I give to my brother, Richard
Item, the corne upon the grounde                                     33 0s 0d        Wardell, all my apparrell. Likewise, I forgive and acquite the said
Item, two leases given by legacie unto his sonne,                                    Richard of all such debts as he oweth unto me. Item, I give unto my
        Edmond Paxton                                                12 0s      0d   said brother, Richarde Wardell, xls in monie or els one cowe and one
Item, three swine                                                       10s     0d   horse, either of them to the valewe of xls. Item, I give unto my sister,
Item, three geese                                                        2s     0d   Dioness Littlefaire, one lease of sex acres of arable lande and pasture
Item, eight henns and a cock                                             2s     6d   for two beasts in the towne feilds and in a close of pasture at
Item, an iron chimney, with a bushell, a peck, a spit                                Easington aforesaid, called the Skottielawe close, maide to me by
         and a payre of tongues, given to his sonne,                                 blank for the terme of certaine yeares yett to come and unexpired.
         Edmond, by legacie                                               6s 8d      Item, I give unto Anthonie Littlefaire, fyve pounds. Item, I give unto
Item, one bedd of clothes given to Robart Paxton by                                  Margaret and Elizabeth Littlefaire, eyther of them, a whie stirke of the
          legacie                                                         13s 8d     greatest. Item, I give unto William Pickerill one whie stirke and sex woll
Item, one bedd of clothes given to Edmond Paxton by                                  shepe, one clotheinge of white and reade russett. Item, I give unto
          legacie                                                         13s 8d     George Haisand, George Jackson, George Wardell and George Paxton,
Item, all the household stuff within the heck, given by                              my godsonnes, evrie of them, one ewe and a lambe. Item, I give unto
           legacie unto his two daughters, Annes and M argerie        8 0s 0d
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Agnes Twedele one bushell of pease and one bushell of wheate, to be        untill such tyme as she shall come to the aige of one and twentie
delivered unto hir by my executors yearelie dureinge hir life; and and     yeares or els be maryed. In witness hereof to this my present will and
also one fudder or waine loade of cooles to be delivered by my             testament, I have sette my hande and seale, the day and yeare above
executors at hir house, dureing hir life yearelie. Item, I give and        written. Sealed in the presence of us, William Calverley, Roger
bequeth unto Margarett, my wife, and hir assigns, all my whole interest    Wrightson, Oswold Richeson, James Bryan & Thomas Rainton.
and terme of yeares yet to come of and in one tenement or farmhold
with thappurtenances, lyeinge on the south rowe in Easington, laite in     A codicill maide by George Wardell of Easington which he willed to be
the tenour or occupacion of one George Paxton, deceased, provided                          annexed to his last will and testament.
alwaies the said Margarett and hir assignes shall paie the filiall
porcions which are dew to be paied unto Isabell Paxton & Elizabeth         I will that if Jane Wardell, alias Jackson, dye before she come to the
Paxton, hir daughters, when they or eyther of them shall lawfullie         aige of one and twentie yeares or att any tyme after, without issue of
demand the same. And if the said Margarett refuse to content and paie      hir bodie lawfullie begotten, then I will, nominate and appointe that
the saime as aforesaid, then I bequieth my whole interest and terme of     Christjofer Paxton shall make an estaite, accordeinge to the custome of
yeares yet to come of and in the said tenement, with thappurtenances,      the halmott courte, of and upon one messuaige and husbandlande &
unto Jane Wardell, alias Jackson, my daughter baise begotten, the said     one acre of lande with a cottaige and other fower acres of lande,
Jaine paieinge unto the said Isabell and Elizabeth, their said severall    called Swarden peece, to Thomas Calverley of Littleburne, esquire, and
parts and porcione at such tyme as the same shalbe lawfullie               his sequeles in iure. Witnesses hereof William Calverley, Roger
demanded. Item, I give and bequieth unto the said Jane Wardell, alias,     Wrightson and Oswold Richeson.
Jackson all of my estaite and title of and in my demeane lande
belongeinge unto Tweddell farme. And likewyse all my estate and            In dei nomine, Amen, and latin follows
interest of the demaine which belongeth to the same fyne on the south      DPRI/1/1587/W3/2
raw, latelie in the tenour of wedow Tweddle. Item, I will and by this
my present testament declare, nominate and appoint that Christjofer        Robert Sharp, 1587
Paxton, his heires, executors and assigns, shall at all tyme and tymes
hereafter upon request and demande maide unto hym by Jane Wardell,                                   The inventorie of all the goods
alias Jackson, my daughter, baise                                                                     & cattell of Robarte Sharpe,
begotten, assur, surrender and yeild upp his whole estate, title, clame                             late deceased, praysed by John
interest and demande, accordinge to the custome of the halmott courts                                ffoster, William Read & John
of and upon one messuaige and husbandlande, with thappertenances,                                        Sharpe, the vijth day of
in Easington. And also one acre of land, with a cottaige, and fower                                  M arche, Anno Domini, 1587
other acres of lande called Swarden peece, lyeinge and beinge within
the towne feilds of Esington, to the said Jane Wardell, alias Jackson,     Imprimis, foure key, tow wheies & one calfe                  8    3s   4d
and hir squeles, in iure. Item, I give and bequieth unto my wife and my    Item, tow meres                                              3    6s   8d
daughter, Jane, ioyntlie all my interest and terme of yeares of and in     Item, twentie sheipe                                         3    6s   8d
Haswell Grainge. And all the rest of my goodes, moveable and               Item, all the smythie gre                                    1   10s   0d
unmoveable, my funerall expenses, legacies and debts dischardged, I        Item, all thinges above the hecke                            2    0s   0d
wholie give to my said daughter, Jane Wardell alias Jackson, whom I                                     Somme is xviijli vjS viijd
make whole executrix of this my last will and testament. Item, I make my
Master Thomas Calverley, esquire, and Isabell, his wife, my mistress,                                 Deats which I doe owe
supervisors of this my last will and testamente, whom I request to take    Imprimis, to Rychard, my sonne                                 13s 0d
upon them the order andgovernment of the said Jane Wardell, alias          Item, to William, my sonne                                   1 5s 0d
Jackson, and of all such goods, lands & tenements as to hir belongeth                               Somma totalis xvjli vijs viijd
as executrix or otherwyse by force of this my last will and testament
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DPRI/1/1587/S6/2                                                                 and two ewes to her two daughters. Of this my last will and testament I
                                                                                 doe make my executors Richard Reed, Anthony Reed, William Reed
                                                                                 and Robarte Reed, my sonnes, to whom I gyve the rest of my goods.
George Robinson of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1588
                                                                                 Witnesses hereof John Burdon, John Reedhead and Richard Jacson.
In the name of God, Amen, the xxiijth day of June in the yeare of our
                                                                                                   An inventory of all the goods moveable and
Lord God, a thowsand, five hundred, fower score and five, I, George
                                                                                                     unmoveable of Richard Reed of Shotton
Robinson of Hawthorne in the parish of Easington in the county of
                                                                                                   late deceased, praysed by these foure men,
Durham, yeoman, of perfecte remembrannce, thankes be to God, make
                                                                                                     John Burdon, George Tompson, Richard
this my last will and testamente in manner and forme followeinge. ffirst,
                                                                                                    Jurdeson and Richard Jacson, the xij th day
I bequeath my soule into the handes of Almightie God, my maker,
                                                                                                   of August, Anno domini 1590, as followeth
hopeing to be saved by the meritts of Jesus Christe, my redemer and
                                                                                 ffirst, vj oxen                                                  11  0s   0d
saviour, and my body to be buryed in the parishe churche of Esington.
                                                                                 Item, three oxen                                                  5  0s   0d
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Agnes Jurdeson, vjli xiijs
                                                                                 Item, two kye and two styrks                                      3  6s   8d
iiijd, in full satysfaction of her child's portion. Item, I give and bequeath
                                                                                 Item, three kye                                                   3  0s   0d
unto Ellen Jurdeson, the wife of William Jurdeson, vjli xiijs iiijd, and to be
                                                                                 Item, three calves                                                  12s   0d
paid to them both so soune as conventlie my executors may paie them.
                                                                                 Item, three mares, one foole                                      3 6s    8d
Item, I give and bequeath unto Phillip Jurdeson and Michaell Jurdeson,
                                                                                 Item, xij sheep, foure lambes                                     1 13s   4d
to either of them, fyve markes and to be paid when they shalbe of
                                                                                 Item, one longe wayne, one coupe wayne, two payre of
lawfull yeares. The rest of all my goodes, moveable and unmoveable,
                                                                                           wheeles, vij soomes, vij yokes, geared ploughe and
my debtes and funeralls discharged, I give and bequeath unto my
                                                                                          therto belonginge                                        4 0s    0d
welbeloved wife, Mergerie Robinson, and my loveinge sonne, James
                                                                                 Item, one oxe harrowe and foure horse harrowes                      12s   0d
Robinson, whom I make my full and sole executors of this my last will
                                                                                 Item, xviij double acres of corne                                18 0s    0d
and testamente.
                                                                                 Item, all the furniture within the howse and chamber              1 0s    0d
Witnesses hereof; William Draver, William Shipperde, Thomas
                                                                                 Item, one cocke and vij hennes                                       2s   8d
Robinson
                                                                                 Item, xvj geese                                                      8s   0d
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                                                                                 Item, one sowe & three shootts                                      10s   0d
                                                                                                            The totall sume £52 11s 4d
Richard Reed of Shotton, 1590                                                    DPRI/1/1590/RS/1-2

In the name of God amen, anno domini 1590, the xxixth of Julie, I, Richard
                                                                                 John Skott of Hawthorne, 1592
Reed of Shotton, seke in bodye but whole in mynde, doe make this my
last will and testament as followeth. First, I bequeath my soule into the
                                                                                 In the name of God, Amen, the xxth daie of Marche in the yeare of our
hands of almightie God, hoping to be saved by Jesus Christ and my
                                                                                 Lorde God, 1590, I, John Skott of Hawthorne in the parishe of
bodye to be buried in Esington church earth. I doe gyve unto the
                                                                                 Eassington, seeke in bodie but hole of mynde and of good and
poore of the parishe xs. Item, I doe gyve unto Anthony Reed, my
                                                                                 perfecte remembrannce, thankes be unto Almightie God, do ordaine
sonne, one oxe called Lustie and one taggs cowe. Item, I doe gyve
                                                                                 and make this my laste will and testamente in maner and fourme
unto my sonne William Reed one oxe called Snappe and one dunn
                                                                                 followinge. ffirste, to Jesus Christe, my maker & redemer, by whome I
cowe. Item, I doe gyve unto my sonne Robarte Reed one oxe called
                                                                                 trust to be savide and I will that my bodye be buryed within my parishe
torn and one black cowe. Item, I doe gyve forever deleted unto my
                                                                                 churche of Eassington. Item, I do geve & bequeathe in legacie, the
sayd sonnes, William Reed and Robart Reed, my ffreehold lande which
                                                                                 lease of my farmholde unto my loveinge wyfe, Margere Skotte, and to
I bought to be equallie devided betwixt them, to them and their heirs
                                                                                 my sonne, William Skotte, together and to the longer lyver of eyther of
forever. Item, I doe gyve my daughter, Mergery Mylburne, one caldron
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them two, and if my wyfe dye before my said sonne, then I geve my            Item, iiij calfes                                                  1  6s     8d
said lease to my sonne and to those whome shalbe appointed his               Item, ij mares and one stage                                       4  9s     9d
governor or tutor, if he have not his speache and discretion to guyde        Item, v yewes and v lambes                                         1 13s     4s
him selfe, & and this to be done by the consent of these my                  Item, iiij hogg shepe                                              1  5s     0d
supervisors. And for defalte of bothe my wyfe & my sonne leavinge            Item, v regald shepe                                                 16s     0d
this mortall lyfe without any will makeinge, then I will my saide lease to   Item, one soowe and ij young swine                                   12s     0d
come unto all my children beinge then lyvinge and unmaryed and they          Item, ij bee hyves                                                    5s     8d
to pay & discharge all things whiche my wyfe and my sonne shall then         Item, corne thresht and unthresht                                 10 13s     4d
forton to be indebted and owinge, and every one of my children then          Item, all the corne on the grounde, wynter & waire                20 0s      0d
lyvinge to agree together, without any suite or troublinge one a nother      Item, waine and waine gear, pleuinghe & plewe geare, with
in the lawe or other wayes duringe the tyme of my said lease & to                      old wood that is about the house                         3 0s      0d
behave them selfes honestly to all good neighboures. Item, I do geve         Item, all his apparrell                                              10s     0d
in legacie and beside theire portyons to every one of my thre                Item, one Iron chimney with recone croke, rackes and spittes          5s     0d
daughters, that is to say, Maudelaine, Marye and Margreat Skotte,            Item, pottes, kettles, pannes & all fyer vessell                   1 6s      8d
fforty shillings.. Item, I do geve unto Ellinor Foster, wyfe unto James      Item, x peece of puther, ij puther saltes and ij candlesticks        10s     0d
Foster, xxvjs. viijd. Item, I do geve unto Christofer Bee, the sonne of      Item, ij ambres and one cawell                                       16s     0d
Rycharde Bee of Harte, a yewe & a lambe or eles in mony, fyve                Item, one counter & ij boourdes with formes, stoles &
shillings. Item, I do geve unto Margreate Rychardeson, the daughter of                one chaire                                                     6s 8d
Thomas Rychardson of Nether Throston, a yewe & a lambe or eles in            ltem, iiij chistes                                                     10s 0d
mony, fyve shillings. The residewe of all my goodes moveable and             Item, one fether beed, iiij fether codes, one coverlett and
immovable, my debtes and legacies paid and my funerall expenses                       vj happins                                                1 0s 0d
discharged, I do geve Margere Skott, my wyfe, & William Skotte, my           Item, iij lynning shetes, iij strakin shets, iij harden shetes,
sonne, whome I do ordaine and make full and hole executors of this my                 iiij cod wares & one bordeclothe                              16s   0d
last will & testament, concludid & ordained without any any assent or        Item, ij iron grapes, shovells, spaids & wombles                        4s   0d
consent of any person or persons save my selfe onelye; and of this my        Item, ix hennes, ij cokes & one capon                                   3s   4d
last will aforesaid, I do ordaine & make supervisors, the worshipfull M r    Item, one goose & one gander                                            2s   6d
Rychard Conyers of Horden, esquire & M r Christofer Conyers, his             Item, a windinge clothe, ij sookes & v pockes                          10s   0d
sonne, bothe my good masters, and for there great paines & travell           Item, v bordes                                                          1s   0d
therein, I do geve eyther of them, for a token, xs. Wittnesses hereof,       Item, all the windinge geare                                            1s   0d
Thomas Robinson, thelder, James Robinson, John Ranoldson and                 Item, iij standing beedes                                               6s   8d
John Wilkinson.                                                              Item, one masking tube with skelles, bowles & all other
                                                                                      wood vessel                                                   10s 0d
                The inventory of all the goods and chattels                                                    Sowme £65 13s 2d
                movable and unmovable of John Skottes of                                                    Debts that he doth owe
                  Hawthome, laite deceased, praysed by                       Imprimis, to Rychard Conyers                                      22 13s 4d
              fower men, vidilicet, Thomas Robinson thelder,                 Item, to Robert Fell                                               1 6s 8d
                John Robinson, James Robinson and John                       Item, to Rychard Shacklock                                           18s 0d
            Raynoldson, the 22 daie of Aprill, Anno domini 1592              Item, for servants wages                                           1 16s 6d
                      Anno regni Elizabethae the 34                           Item, his funerall expenses, his laire stall & his mortuarij      2 0s 0d
                                                                                                                   34 14s 6d
Imprimis, fower oxen                                              10 0s 0d                                   Debtes owen unto him
Item, fyve kye and one calf                                        8 0s 0d   Item, of John Wilson of Durham, butcher                            1 0s 0d
Item, iij whyes and one stott                                      3 6s 8d   DPRI/1/1592/S4/1-2
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                                                                            John Kereston of Hawthorne, 1596

                                                                            In the name of God, Amen, the ninthe day of Julie, Anno Domini 1594,
                                                                            I, John Kereston of Hawthorne in the parish of Easington, beinge sick
                                                                            in bodye and of perfect remembrance, praised be God and so forth, I
Robert Cotsworth of Little Eden, yeoman, 1593                               doe make this my last will and testament in maner and forme
                                                                            followinge: ffirst, I commend my soule unto Jesus Christ and my bodie
In Dei nomine, Amen, 1592, the xvj day of Januarj, I, Robert Cotsworth      to be buried within my paryshe churche aforesaid with all suche
of Little Eden in the countie of Durham, yeoman, seke in bodie but          dueties to be paied therefor that ought of right, according to God's
whole in mynd, doe make this my last will and testament as followeth.       lawes and the Queene's majestie’s. Item, I give and bequeath unto
First, I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie God, hoping to       Robert Keirston, my sonne, the whole interest, occupacion, title and
be saved by Jesus Christ, and my bodie to be buried in Esington             terme of yeres that is yet to come in one half farmehold, which
church earth. First, I gyve to the poore of the parishe, v s. Item, I doe   farmehold I and my uncle, John ffoster, hold togither of the worshipfull
gyve to my wyf, Alse Cotsworth, my mare and v s in gold. Item, I doe        Mr ffrancis Radclyfe, Esquire, in Hawthorne aforesaide, to be and
gyve unto my sonne, ffrancis Cotsworth, xli. Item, I doe to my sonne,       stand for his whole child’s porcion of my saide good and chattells.
John Cotsworth, xli. Item, I doe gyve to my brother Thomas Cotsworth,       Item, I give and bequeathe likewise unto my sonne, Thomas Kereston,
one word          whye that came from Ffroston, the most part of my         for his whole childe's porcion of my saide goods and chattels, eight
apparell. Item, I doe gyve unto my syster, Alse Cotsworth, one cowe         pounds. Item, I give unto Christofor, my sonne, for his whole childe's
called Spence and the stirke that is with her. Item, I doe gyve unto my     portion of my saide goodes and chattells, the summe of eight poundes.
master, ffrancis Trolloppe, xs, to be good unto my wife and children.       Item, I give unto Richard Kereston, my sonne, for his whole childe's
Item, I doe gyve unto my good Mistris Trolloppe half a gallon of hony.      portion of my said goodes and chattells, the some of eight poundes.
Item, I doe gyve unto John Trolloppe, my master's sonne, and ffrancis,      Item, I give and bequeathe unto my daughter, Betteras Kereston, to her
his daughter, eyther of them, one gymmer lambe at the Whitsontide           whole childe's porcion of my saide goods and chattels, all such
next after my death. Item, I doe gyve unto Robart Clarke of Lomley, my      houshold stuffe, bedding and other thinges within the house and
cosen, and Christofer Paxton of Esington, xs betwixt them whom I make       chamber whatsoever. Item, I give and bequeathe unto my sonne,
supravisors of this my last will and testament. And also, I constitute      William Kereston, in legacie, one cowpe waine, one longe waine, being
and appoynte the sayd Robart and Christofer, tutors and gardens for         called two goeing waines, and one goeing pleughe and he the saide
my children and to have the educacion of them and there porcions            William Kereston to paie unto his sister, Betteras, att suche tyme as
duringe there minoritie yf my wife marrie without there consents and        she shall accomplishe xxjth yeres of age or be married, the summe of
where they mislik. Item, I gyve unto Richard Jacksonne, clark, xs for his   fforty shillings. Item, I give and bequeathe unto my saide sonne,
paynes to be taken in helping of my wife and children. Item, I commytt      William, one load of wheat and one load of otts and he, the saide
my two children, ffrancis and John Cotsworth, to the government &           William, to paie and deliver for that same corne unto his brother,
education of my wife so longe as my supravisors shall like of yt. The       Richard, one quarter of wheat and one quarter of otts at suche tyme as
residue of my goods not bequeathed, my debts payd and funerall              he shall come to xxj yeres of age. Item, I give and bequeathe unto my
expenses discharged, I doe whollie gyve unto my two sonnes, ffrancis        said daughter foure ewes and one yoke of oxen, servant and brand.
and John Cotsworth, whom I make, constitute and appoynte sole               Item, I give unto my sonne, Richard, in legacy, one baie fillie stagg.
executors of this my last will and testament. And I do charge my said       Item, I give unto my brother, Thomas Kereston, one read oxe stirk and I
executors to pay all my debts, legacies & funerall expenses interlined.     give likewise unto my said brother's wife one gymer hogg. And I give
Witnesses hereof                                                            unto John Kereston and Margaret Kereston, my said brother's
                      Christofer Paxton and Richard Jacson                  children, either of them, a gimmer shepe hogg. Item, I give in legacie
DPRI/1/1593/C7/1                                                            unto my sonne, Christofer Kereston, one gimmer hogg. Item, I give
                                                                            unto Robert Kereston, my brother, one bushell of wheat and one
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bushell of pease. Now, lastlie, I make and ordeine my three sonnes,                       three sommes, a shakell                                    2 0s 0d
vidzt., Thomas, Christofer and Richard, my whole and full executors of            Item, two waines more                                              1 0s 0d
this my saide last will and testament and my brother, Thomas                      Item, sommes, a coulter, a shakell, a ledder, two shoules
Kereston, my       unckle, John fforster, and John Renoldson the                          a mucke forke & a corne forkes                                 6s   8d
supervisors of the same and for theire paines taken, everie of them xijd a        Item, an ox harow & three horse harowes                               13s   4d
peece. Item, I give unto my saide brother one little graie mare and he to         Item, all bordes and wodden stuff                                     13s   4d
discharge and paie all other suche debts owing to himself and not                 Item, straw                                                            5s   0d
expressed in this my saide will. In witness whereof I have set to my              Item, cooles                                                           5s   0d
hand to this my saide will in this presence of these witnesses , Thomas                                 Prised & valued by us whose names
Robinson the younger, John foster, John Renoldson, Thomas                                            are subscribed, vizt., John Robinson elder,
Kereston, William Thompson, with others.                                                                 James Robinson, Robart Wray and
                                                                                                                  Willyam Draver
                A True Inventorie of all the goodes and cattle,                                   The whole somm of this inventorie is £79 3s 2d
                   as well movable as unmovable, of John
                   Kearston of Hawthorne, late deceased                                          Debts to be taiken oute of the whole somm, vizt.,
                                                                                  Item, to one Raph Younge, Durham                                   1 0s 0d
                           Goodes within the house                                Item, to John Burdon of Shotton                                    4 6s 8d
Inprimis, a cubborde                                               1 13s 8d       Item, to Shaklooke of M orton                                      3 3s 4d
Item, foure brase poots & a cawdron                                1 0s 0d        Item, M r Radclyfes rente                                             8s 4d
Item, xij peace of pewder, two candlesticks and a salte               5s 0d       Item, to Richard Donn                                              1 0s 0d
Item, a cawell, one old ammeri, two skeales, foure tubes                          Item, to John Pattison of Strannton                                  12s 0d
       with other wodden vessel                                    1 0s 0d        Item, to Robart Atcheson for a load of ry                            11s 0d
Item, two beds with the bede clothes                               1 0s 0d
Item, a table borde, recken crokes, tongues, spete, iron                                                       The childrens porcions
       bares with other small things                                    5s   0d   To Thomas Kirston                                                 8    0s   0d
Item, a stone of wooull                                                 6s   0d   Item, to Christopher for his porcion                              8    0s   0d
Item, three pounde of lyne                                              1s   6d   Item, to Richard for his porcion                                  8    0s   0d
Item, painted clothes                                                   2s   0d   Item, to Betteres for her portion                               13    16s   6d
Item, a jacke and a clooke                                             10s   0d   To Robart Kerston for his portion                               13     0s   0d
Item, a jerkine, a dublate, bruches, shoes, a steall                                         The whole somm of the childrens portions is £51 16s 6d
      cape and a bill                                                  13s 4d
                                                                                  Geven by leggacie to Richard Kearston                              2 13s 4d
                     Goodes & cattle withoute the house                           To Bettres Kearston for waines & ploughes                          2 0s 0d
Inprimis, six oxen                                                17    0s   0d   DPRI/1/1596/K3/
Item, a cow and a calf                                             1   13s   4d
Item, a read stote                                                 1    0s   0d   Richard Conyers, of Horden, Esquire, 1596
Item, two meares                                                   4   13s   4d
Item, a filly cowllored bay                                        1    6s   8d                         A true inventorye of all the good
Item, xiij olde shepe & two lambes                                 3   10s   0d                        moveable and unmovable of RIchard
Item, xviij dubble acars of corne                                 24    0s   0d                        Conyers, Esquier, of Hordone, late
Item, a leace of M r Radclyf                                      14    0s   0d                         deceased, praysed by these foure
Item, a longe waine, a colpe waine, a pleugh with                                                     men, M r James Bainbridge, Christofer
        irons belonginge, three waine ropes, three yokes,
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                        Wardell, James Jurdesone and                      parishe church of Essenton, yealding & paying theruntoe all such
                            William Jurdesone                             duties as I doe owe or which are unto the same belonging. Item, I geve
                                                                          & bequeath unto the poure of the same parishe five shillings to bee
Imprimis, one chaine of goulde and one tablit of goulde       21 0s 0d    distributed by my executors att the time of my buriall. Allsoe, I geve &
Item, foure horses, two graye and two blacke                  16 0s 0d    bequeath unto my tow bretherin, Robert Robinson & George
                                                                          Robinson, al my lands, tenements and hereditament whatsoever in
                        Debtes owen unto the sayde                        Hawthorne aforsayd, and unto the heires mayles of ther two bodyes
                       Richarde Conyers as fowloweth                      lawfullye begotten & to bee begotten, providede alwayes and my full
                                                                          mynd & intent ys that my brother Thomas Robinson shall have,
Imprimis, owen by M r John Trolupe of Thornley, Esquier,      60 0s 0d    occupie & enioye all the sayd lands, tenements & hereditaments in
        and to be payid yearly xxxli                                      Hawthorne aforsayd duringe his naturalle lyef withowte any eviction,
Item, M r Raiphe Conyers of Latone for a debte upon his                   trouble or molestation of my forsayd bretherin, Robert & George
         Brother, M athew Conyers, deseased, the some of      40 0s 0d    Robinson, or any other persone or persones. Item, I geve and
         A desperit debte, not knowinge whether it shall be               bequeath unto my thre bretherin, Robert, George & Thomas Robinson,
         gotten or not                                                    one flanders chest, another great chest with a counter. And I doe mor
Item, monye lent to M r Thomas Bainbridge of Wheatlye                     geve unto my sayd brother, Thomas Robinson, one stone trowgh
         Hill                                                 10 0s 0d    beinge at my dwelling howse in Hawthorne aforsayd. Item, I geve &
Item, lent to Phillipe Welbery of Nesbit                       2 0s 0d    bequeath unto Alison Raynaldson, wyef of John Rayn aldson, my
Item, lent to Symond Welberye of Nesbit                          11s 0d   brasse potte. Item, I geve and bequeath unto Margarett Draver, wyef
Item, lent to John Hedworth of Harrowtone for a horsse         4 0s 0d    of William Draver, one wodden chaire. Item, I geve and bequeathe all
Item, lent to Robart Younge of Aderdakers                      1 1s 0d    the rest of my howshold stuffe & uttensell of howse, beinge within of
Item, lent to John Awall of Durham                               10s 0d   my sayd howse in Hawthorne aforsayd, unto Isabell Robinson,
Item, lent to Edwarde Hodgson of Durham                          10s 0d   daughter of my sayd brother Robert
Item, George M iddeltone for a horsse                          7 0s 0d    Robinson. Item, I geve mor unto the sayd Isabell one yonge black
Item, George Brantingam                                        1 0s 0d    cowe and my read whye. Item, I geve & bequeathe unto my sayd
Item, Charles Viccars, Clarke                                  2 0s 0d    bretherin, Robert, George and Thomas Robinson & toe the sayd Isabell
                                                                          Robinson aforsayd, all my corne now sowinge & growing uppon my
James Baynbrige                                                           grounde in Hawthorne aforsayd. Item, I geve & bequeath unto George
Christofer Wardelle, his marke                                            Robinson, sonne of the sayd Robert Robinson my brother, my gray
James Jurdeson, his marke                                                 naige. Item, I geve & bequeath unto Margrett Wylde my blake whye
William Jurdesone, his marke                                              of one yeare olde. Item, I geve & bequeath unto Robert Wraye, sonne
DPRI/1/1596/C5/1                                                          unto Robert Wraye thelder in Hawthorne aforsayd, one gemmer hoge.
                                                                          Item, I geve & bequeathe unto John Raynaldson, sonne to John
                                                                          Raynaldson thelder, one yowe & a lambe. Item, I geve & bequeath
John Robinson of Hawthorn, cooteman, 1597
                                                                          unto William Robinson, sonne of the sayd Robert Robinson, one oxe
                                                                          sturke of a yeare ould. And lastlye, I make my forsayd bretherin,
In the name of God, Amen, the xv th day of ffebruarie, 1596, I, John
                                                                          Robert, George & Thomas Robinson, my sole executors of this my last
Robinson of Hawthorne within the county of Durisme, yeoman, beinge
                                                                          will & testament, unto whome I doe alsoe geve & bequeathe all other
sicke in bodye yett of good & perfecte remembranc, laude & praise bee
                                                                          goods & chattells whatsoever herein befor note bequeathd, my debtes,
unto God therfore, doe make this my last will and testament in manner
                                                                          funerall & legassies beinge first dischardged, payd & delivered
and forme folowinge. Ffirst, I geve & bequeath my soule unto the
                                                                          fourthwithe after my deceasee, toe bee equalie devidede amongste my
almightie God, my lord & saviour, Christ Jhesue, trusting to bee saved
                                                                          sayd executors. In wyttnesse wherof, I, the sayd John Robinson, have
by his death and passion. And my body toe bee buried within my
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hereuntoe subscribed my marke, in the presence of these wyttnesses      therupon & the bedsteed which standeth in the high chamber at
whose names are heare under written.                                    Saltwell Syde and twooe silver spannes that are plaine without knopps.
                        John Robinson, his marke                        Item, I give & bequeath unto my doughter, Elizabeth ffenwike, one
Wyttnesses hereof                                                       featherbed with all the stuffe thereunto belonging which I lent unto the
John Pattinson                                                          said doughter & now is in the possession of the said Elizabeth, and
Robert Wray                                                             one cupp of silver (called my[?] cup). Item, I give to my grandchildren,
John Raynaldson                                                         Ann Conyers & Issabell Conyers, to either of them, one silver peece
Thomas Robinson with others                                             guilt. I give to the said Ann & Issabell Conyers, twooe kye betwixt
                                                                        them. Item, I give to my sonne, John Hedworth of the Deanerie of
                     A true inventorye of al the goodds                 Chester, twentie pounds & a litle gold ring with maiden's head on. Item,
                        and cattall of Jhon Robinson of                 I give & bequeath to my doughter [torn] Margerie Constable, one
                    Hawthorne in the parishe of Esington                featherbed & bedsteed w[i]th the curtaynes & tester & the furniture
                     in the county palatine of Durham,                  therupon, as it now standeth in the parlor at Saltwell Side and one
                        cooteman late deceased, priced                  white silver peece [-—ine] & twooe white silver spoones playne. Item,
                      by three indifferent men, Richard                 I give to my doughter, Margret Creswell, tenn poundes and my best
                    Foster, William Draver, Jhon Rainson                gowne but one, & one kirtle of wrought taffitie. Item, I give & bequeath
                       ffebruary 19 Anno domini 1596                    unto my son[n]es in law, that is, to wit, to Thomas Bainbrig,
                                                                        Christopher Conyers, James Constabell, George ffenwicke, to everie of
Imprimis, his apparel!                                     1 10s 0d     them, one spur ryall, which is xv s in gold, a pece. Item, I give &
Item, his beddinge                                         3 0s 0d      bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Gatesyde, fortie shilings &
Item, al the woodd geare in the howse & chamber            1 10s 0d     unto the pore folks of the parish of Chester in the street, fortie shilings.
Item, al the metall, pewder, brasse with ketle & other                  Item, I give unto John Blackwood of Bishop Aukland, one spur ryall,
       lyke implements                                     2  0s   0d   that is, a xv s pece in gold. Item, I give & bequeath to my servant,
Item, hey                                                  1  0s   0d   George Wheden, twentie shillings. Item, I give and bequeath unto
Item, wheat, otes and pease                                2  6s   8d   sutch houshold servants as doe serve me [torn] one whole yere
Item, two acres of wheat in the feyld                      1 10s   0d   wages. Item, my further will is that sex pore women have sex black
Item, woodd geare without the howse                           6s   8d   gownes & twooe of my serving men have, either of them, one blacke
Item, three kye, three stirkes & twoo whees                9 0s    0d   coate &, my mind is that ther shall be noe more blacks bestowed. Item,
Item, one nagg                                             2 0s    0d   I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Issabell Hedworth, all the rest
Item, one ew, one hogge                                       6s   0d   of my goods & chattells, reall & personall, apparell, houshold stuffe,
                                 Sum £24 9s 4d                          utensyles & [creased ] whatsoever (not before or hereafter by me in
DPRI/1/1597/R9/1-2                                                      this my will disposed on ). And I doe make and constitute my said
                                                                        daughter, Issabell Hedworth iur, my full & sole executor of this my last
                                                                        will & testament. Item, for the continuance of peace and [? ] amongst
Jane Hedworth of Horden, 1602                                           my children and for the avoyding of all sutes & contention, my intent,
                                                                        will and mind is further, that everie of my said children [torn] ther with,
In the name of God, Amen, I, Jane Hedworth of Horden, late wife of      their husbands & alsoe my son, John Hedworth, shall, upon the resceit
John Hedworth of Hamerton, esquier, within the countie of Durham,       of their severall legacies, make one generall acquittance unto Issabell
deceased, doe make my last will & testament in man[n]er & fourme        Hedworth, my executor, of all portions, detts & demands whatsoever
following. In primis, I commend my soule into the hands of Almightie    against her as my executor, & my will is that all my children doe hold
God, my creator & redemer & my bodie to be buried in the parish         themselves content with their legacies without any further claime or
church of Chester besides my husband. Inprimis, I give & bequeath       challenge. And, if any of my said children or their husbands doe make
[torn] Katherine Bainbrig, one featherbed with all the furniture        any further claime to any of my goods (contrary to this my will) or doe
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refuse to make sutch generall acquittance as aforesaid, then my will                with all thother woode                                4s 0d
and mind is, that sutch person or persons so clayming any further            Item, three forkes, two grapes, one fowe, two
portions or refusing to make sutch acquittance as aforesaid, shall take             shelves, one muck hacke                               2s 0d
noe benefit or advantage of this my will and shall be as if he, or they,     Item, xiij duble acres of wheate and wairecorne           20 0s 0d
had never been named in this my will. Item, I give & bequeath to my
sister, Clare Hedworth, one black clooth gowne & a plaine taffitie kirtle.                            Goodes within the house
(deleted "in witnesse") Item, I give and bequeath unto my [torn] tenn        Item, in the seate house, a cawell, one ambrie with a
poundes. In witnesse whereof, hereunto I have sett to my hand and                   spence                                             1 6s    8d
seale, dated the sextenth daye of Januarie in the foure & fortieth yeer      Item, two kettles, one panne                                13s   4d
of the reigne of our Sovereigne Ladie, Elizabeth, by the grace of God,       Item, three brasse pottes, one iron pott                  1 0s    0d
Quene of England, ffrance & Ireland, Defender of the Faith etc.              Item, all the pewther and candlestickes                     10s   0d
     Jane Hedworth [marked with a capital H or, possibly, a double I]]       Item, the longe settle, the bordes, the chaire, the
                                                                     seal           counter with all the fformes and stoolles            13s 4d
Sealed & witnessed in the presence of us                                     Item, three chistes                                          3s 0d
Christofer Conyers iur                                                       Item, vj mealles, one flackett, two chesfattes, iij
John Blackwood iur                                                                   skeelles with dishes, trenchers and spoones          3a 4d
John Merriman iur                                                            Item, sewes, ridles, tempses, seives, skeppes and
                                                                                     hopper                                               1s 8d
                                                                             Item, one chimney, one racking crooke, one paire of
James Jurdeson of Easington, 1603
                                                                                     tonges and a speite                                  5s 0d
                                                                             Item, two bedsteedes                                         3s 4s
             An Inventorie of all the goodes , moveable & unmoveable,        Item, iij lynn sheetes, v harden sheetes, iij towelles,
              of James Jurdeson of Easington, had and taken the xvjth               two codwaires, three fether coddes                 1 0s 0d
         daie of Maie, Anno Domini 1603, praised by William Jurdeson         Item, two coverlettes, two happinges, one blanckett         6s 8d
                   William Shepperd, George fforster and Christofer          Item, one mattresse                                         6s 8d
                                    Paxton                                   Item, one servannt’s bedd, one wynnowinge cloth,
Imprimis, iiijor oxen                                          11 0s 0d              three pookes and a sacke                             5s 0d
Item, iiijor kyen and a calf                                    7 0s 0d
Item, two maires                                                6 0s 0d                                     His apparrell
Item, iij swyne                                                    12s 0d    Item, three dublettes, two paire of britchess e, three
Item, xiiij old sheep and vj lambes                             4 0s 0d             coattes, two jacketts, two paire of stockinges,
Item, two ploughes                                                  6s 0d           one paire of bootes, one paire of shooes, one
Item, one ox harrowe, two horse harrowes                           12s 0d           jacke, one bowe, a quyver with arrowes, a
Item, wheate unberryed                                          1 0s 0d             sworde, a dagger with all the furniture for
Item, one iron bounde waine with all that                                           his body                                           2 0s 0d
        belongeth thereto                                       2 0s 0d      Item, his lease of his ffarme                             6 13s 4d
Item, one longe waine with wheelles, one coope                               Item, in money in the house for one ox which was
       waine without wheelles                                   1 0s 0d             Solde                                              3 7s 8d
Item, v soomes of iron, two shackles, a coulter, a                                                     Summa totalis £74 2s 0d
       socke, one ax with all the rest of the iron
       stuffe, vj geared yookes with iron                       1 0s 0d                              What debtes he did owe
Item, vj axeltrees, two paire of stinges, with ij nailles           7s 0d    Imprimis, to Robert Teasdall                              5 5s 4d
Item, v plough heades, one mold borde, two laddirs                           Item, to Percivell Milburne                               3 5s 0d
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Item, to John Gibson 4                                     18s      0d                            Domini 1605: Richard Harryson
Item, to Richard Dune                                        2 8s   0d                              Parcy ffawe, William Colman
Item, to Robert Porratt                                      3 1s   4d                            and Nicholas Bacon, as followeth
Item, to Robert Jurdeson for rente                           2 6s   8d    first, vij peece of pewder                                       4s 0d
Item, to Thomas Sharp                                        4 0s   0d    Item, old bars, one iron pott broken, one brasse
Item, owinge to blank for iron                                 5s   0d            candelstick, & broken tongues                             1s 0d
Item, owinge to the Byshopp                                  1 4s   4d    Item, one stone troughe                                           1s 0d
                                                                          Item, one old cubbord and a bord                                  2s 0d
               Summa totalis debitorum £26 13s 8d                         Item, his apparrell                                               2s 8d
             Summa totalis, debitis deductis £47 6s 6d                    Item, two peece of new clothe                                     4s 4d
DPRI/1/1603/J8/1                                                          Item, one ewe and one hogge                                      10s 0d
                                                                          Item, hay                                                        13s 4d
Robert Coward of Hordon, Easington, 1605                                  Item, one old sithe                                                   8d
                                                                          Item, one payre of shoes                                          2s 0d
In the name of God, amen, the xxvjth day of November, anno domini                                        Sume total £2 1s 0d
1605, I, Robert Coward of Hordon, sicke in body but of perfect
remembrance, thanks be to God, doe make this my last will and                                    Debts owinge to the testator
testament in maner & forme followinge, first, I committ my soule to       Inprimis, Richard Reed                                         1 14a   8d
almightie God and my body to be buried in the churcheard of Esington.     Item, William Lynley                                             13s   0d
First, I doe gyve unto my brother, John Coward, xxs. The residue of my    Item, Anthony Wile                                             1 0s    0d
goods not bequeathed, my debtes payed and my funerall expenses            Item, William Colman                                           1 8s    8d
discharged, I doe give unto my uncle, William Thirnbecke iuratus, whome   Item, M r John Welbery                                         1 7s    0d
I make sole and onelie executor of this my last will and testament.       Item, by the sayd M r Welbery                                     6s   9d
                                                                                                     Sume total £6 10s 1d
                        Debts owinge to me are these
First, Richard Reed                                          1 14s 8d                             Debts that the testator oweth
Item, Anthony Willy                                          1 0s 0d      First, to M r John Welbery                                     1 8s    0d
Item, William Lynley                                           13s 0d     Item, to widow Tweddell                                           2s   0d
Item, William Colman                                         1 8s 8d      The funerall expenses                                            11s   0d
Item, M r John Welbery                                       1 7s 0d      Item, to widow Person                                             1s   3d
Item, by the sayed M r Welberye                                 6s 9d     Item, to William Linley                                           2s   5d
                          Summe totalis £6 10s 1d                                                      Sume total 37s.4d
Witnesses hereof                                                                             Summa de claro, debitis solutis £6 13s 9d
Richard Harrison                                                          DPRI/1/1605/C6/1-2
Henry Huntley
John Dixon iuratus                                                        William Mavyn of Easington, 1605
Edward Newton
Richard Massam                                                            Memorandum, that William Mavyn of Esington, seeke in body but of
wi th others                                                              perfect remembrance, the fourth daye of Maye, Anno domini, 1605, did
                  An inventory of all the goods moveable                  legate and bequeath his goods nuncupativelie as followeth, first, he
                   and unmoveable of Robert Coward,                       gave onto Margaret Mavyn, his brother's daughter, one ewe and one
                    deceased, praysed by these foure                      lambe. Item, he gave to Anne Hutson one ewe and one lambe. Item, he
                    men, the viijth of December, Anno
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gave to Ann North one payre of nether stocks and one payre of shoes.      lambe. Item, I give to my dawghter, Barbarie Younge alias Reade, hir
Item, he give unto Christofer Hasen one doublett one jerken, one payre    sonne Thomas Reade, a yowe and a lambe. Item, I give to my sonne
of leatherne breecher and a cappe. The rest of his goods, not             Thomas Younge his dawghtere Ellinore Younge a yowe and a lambe.
bequeathed and given, he gave to his Master George Hasen, under           Item, all the reste of my goodes, moveable and unmoveable, my debtes,
whom he sayd had gayned and gotten the same. And hereupon his             legaces and funerall expenses dischargede, I give and bequeathe them
Master dyd putt hym in mynde of his brother, Oswold Mavyn, & other        to my dawghtere, Agnes Younge, whome I make my full and solle
his frends, what he woold bestowe & gyve to them for he was lothe to      executrixe of this my laste wille & testamente. Wittnesses hereof,
come or be in trouble, the sayd William Mavyn answered that he had        Christofer Younge, Thomas Younge and George Shadfourthe with
none of his father's goode but his other brethren & that they neded       others.
none of his goods & therefore he wold gyve them nothinge.
                                                                                              An inventarie of all the goods, chattelles &
Witnesses hereof, Gilbert Paxton,                                                            creadittes of Roberte Younge of Ederdackers
Anne Dunne and Anne Hutson, with others                                                   in the p[ar]ishe of Easingetone, of latte deceassed,
                                                                                           praissed by fowre honeste men, vidzt, Christofer
                   An Inventory of all the goods moveable                                   Richardesonne, George Tompsonne, Christofer
                    and unmoveable of William M avyn,                                          Paxtone & Cuthberte Gellsonne, the xijth
                     late of Esington, deceased, prysed                                          daye of Jannuarie, anno domini 1606
                   by these foure men, Christofer Paxton,                 Imprimis, fowre kyne praysed to                                        8    0s   0d
                        Edmond Paxton, John Burdon                        Item, thre younge stirkes                                              3    6s   8d
                        and Gilbert Paxton, the xxiiijth                  Item, thre calves                                                      1   11s   0d
                    daye of M aye, Anno Domini, 1605.                     Item, thirtene owlde sheepe                                            3   11s   8d
                                                                          Item, aleaven hogges                                                   2    3s   0d
First, his apparell                                            4s 0d      Item, one meare                                                        2   13s   4d
Item, two kye and one calfe                                  3 6s 8d      Item, come in the garthe                                               1    8s   0d
Item, ix ewes, viij lambes & fyve hoggs                      3 2s 8d      Item, haye in the garthe                                               1   16s   8d
                             Summe total £6 13s 4d                        Item, corne groweinge one the grounde                                  2   13s   4d
DPRI/1/1605/M1/2-3, inventory indented                                    Item, towe swine                                                            6s   8d
                                                                          Item, towe bee hives                                                       10s   0d
Robert Young of Edderdackers, gentleman, 1606                             Item, 2 bacon flickess, a warmeinge pane, a tinne cottell
                                                                                & a maskin fatte                                                   8s 0d
In the name of God, amen, the sixte daye of Januarie, anno domini 1605,   Item, plowes & plowe geare, waine & waine geare                        1 2s 0d
I, Roberte Younge of Ederedackers in the countie of Durham,               Item, tow chares, a basinge & a ewere & all the reste of
gentleman and of the parishe of Easingetone, beinge sicke in bodye              the pewdere                                                      1 8s      0d
but wholle in mynde and of perficte memorie, praises be given to          Item, an almerie                                                         16s     0d
allmightie God, doe make this my laste will & testamente in mannere       Item, tow pottes, one caldrone & iij pannes                              14s     0d
and forme followeinge. ffirste, I committe my sowie unto the merciefull   Item, all the bedinge with the furniture thereto belongeinge           1 16s     0d
protecksione of allmightie God, my maker & onlye reademere, and my        Item, all the lynnen, sheattes & table clothes                            6s     8d
bodye to be buriede in the queare of the saide parishe church of          Item, one arcke, towe bedsteades, 2 tubbes, one chiste,
Easingetone. Item, I give to my sonnes , Christofer and Thomas                   3 seaves, a hopper & a pecke                                        16s 0d
Younge, eyther of theme a paire of lynnen sheattes. Item, I give to       Item, towe chaires, sixe quishions & a bracke                               4s 6d
Roberte Younge, sone of Christofer Younge, one irone chimneye, a          Item, one irone chimneye                                                    5s 0d
yowe and a lambe. Ltem, I give to Agnes Younge & Issabell Younge,         Item, a paire of broylinge irones & a speate, a recken crocke
dawghters to the said Christofer Younge, eyther of them a yowe and a            & a pare of rackes                                                   2s 4d
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Item, a chirne, 3 skealles, 8 mealles, 4 cheasefattes, a stande,                 Horsele, her sister’s sonn & that she wold make him full executor of her
      a barrell, a table & a buffett forme & a butter kytte           11s 0d     last will & testament, witnesses present att the making of the said will,
                                                                                 James Robinson iur, Allic Hazon iur and Robert Marshal1.
                                Summa [no entry]
                                                                                                     An inventory of all suche goods & chattels
                          Debtes owen by the testator                                               as Elizabeth Robinson of Hawthorne in the
Imprimis, to Christofer Younge                                     1 11s 6d                        countie of Durham, wedow, died possesed of,
Item, to one of Shottone                                           1 0s 0d                          valued by Roger Walker, Richard Shaklocke,
Item, to Agnes Younge                                                 6s 8d                      James Robinson & William Draner, September 8,
Item, the rente dewe at the Ladye Daye                             1 9s 1d                                              1606
Item, servantes waiges dew at Candelmas                               9s 8d      Inprimis, five oxen                                              18    0s 0d
Item, disburssed to the poore & about his funerall                 1 13s 0d      Item, five kine & tow wheies                                     16    0s 0d
Item, oweinge to George Shadfourthe                                1 13s 4d      Item, five stirks                                                 3    6s 8d
                                                                                 Item, tower mares & one foale                                     8    0s 0d
                                Summa vijli xixs xjd                             Item, xxix ould sheepe                                            7    0s 0d
                                                                                 Item, xiij lambes                                                 1   13s 4d
                                                                                 Item, ploughe geare & waine geare                                 6    6s 8d
                                    Legaces                                      Item, xij double acres of corne in the ground                    24    0s 0d
Imprimis, to Roberte Younge a yowe & a lambe & one                               Item, ould corne in the garthe                                    4    0s 0d
      iron chimneye                                                   10s   8d   Item, hay                                                         3    6s 8d
Item, to Agnes Younge a yowe and a lambe                               5s   8d   Item, eight hives of bees                                             16s 0d
Item, to Issabell Younge a yowe & a lambe                              5s   8d   Item, beddinge, brasse & peuter with other
Item, to Thomas Reade a yowe & a lambe                                 5s   8d           houshould stuffe                                         13 6s 8d
Item, to Ellinore Younge a yowe & a lambe                              5s   8d   Item, butter & cheese                                             1 0s 0d
Item, to my sonnes Christofer & Thomas Younge, eyther                            Item, tow swine hogges                                              15s 0d
        of them a pare of lynnen sheattes                             16s 0d     Item, hens, dukes & geese                                         1 0s 0d
                                                                                 Item, the lease of one farme in Hawthorne                         3 6s 8d
                                 Summa xlixs iiijd                               Item, fower stottes & one cowe                                   10 13s 8d
                                                                                 Item, fouer pasture gates on Esington Lea taken
The totalle some, debtes & legaces deducted                        26 13s 6d              of Roger Walker                                          2 13s 4d
DPRI/I/1606/Y1/1-2                                                               Item, one close, towe pasture gates & sixe acres of
                                                                                          arable land taken of John Robinson                       4 13s 4d
Elizabeth Robinson of Hawthorne, 1606                                            Item, in gould & monis                                           22 6s 0d
                                                                                                                Summa £252 4s 0d
Memerandurn, that in or about the beginninge of August 1606 last,
Elizabeth Robinson, late of Hawthorne within the paryshe of                                                Debtes due to the testator
Easington, deceased, beinge then somewhat sick in body yet of perfect            Inprimis, by Roger Walker                                         6 10s 0d
mynd & memorie, did noncupatively, by word of mouth, declare her                 Item, by M r Christofer Conyers of Horden                         1 6s 8d
last will & testament before these witnesses here underwritten as                Item, by ould mistris Conyers                                       10s 0d
followeth, vidzt, one Robert Marshall asking the said Elizabeth                  Item, by M r Conyers his first wife                               2 0s 0d
Robinson to whom she wold dispose her goods and make her executor,               Item, by Richard Reade                                            2 0s 0d
the said Elizabeth Robinson then said that she wold give all the goods           Item, by James Robinson                                             16s 0d
moveable & unmoveable, whatsoever she had, to one Marmaduke                      Item, by wedow Scott of Hawthorne                                   11s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, by   M r Thomas Blakestone                                1 3s   0d     Wittnesses hereof
Item, by   Antonie Robinson                                       4s   8d     Richard Reed, mark
Item, by   wedowe Kinge                                           3s   0d     John Hetherington, marke
Item, by   wedow Currie                                        10 0s   0d     William Wilkinson clerk
                             Summa £25 4s 4d
                                                                                       An Inventorie of all the goodes and Chattels of William
                         Debtes due by the testator
Inprimis, to M r Ratcliffe                                      1 15s 0d                            Hill of the parish of Easington,
Item, to M r Frelippe                                           4 0s 0d                           deceased, praised by iiijor indifferent
Item, for tythes                                                  13s 4d                           and honest men, John Readhead,
Item, to the clenser                                            4 0s 0d                            George Paxton, Robert Jurdeson,
Item, for decipher] her will                                                                         Richard Shaudforth, the xvjth
Item, spent in her business & her keep                          4 13s 4d                                   daie of Julie, 1607.
used during her shuttings omission
DPRI/1/1606/R8/1-2                                                            Inprimis, viij acre of corne                                     5 0s 0d
                                                                              Item, two cubbordes and two chistes                              1 6s 8d
William Hill of Shotton, husbandman, 1607                                     Item, one brass kettle and one pann                                4s 0d
                                                                              Item, a chimmey, a recken crooke, a speite, and
In the name of God, Amen, the seaventh day of Aprill in the year of our              a paire of tonnges                                          4s 0d
Lord God, 1602, I, William hill of Shotton within the county of               Item, iij grapes, two iron fforkes and a bill staffe               2s 0d
Durhame, husbandman, sike in body but whole in mynd & of good and             Item, two fformes                                                  1s 0d
perfect remembrance, praysed be God, do make this my last will &              Item, one cheesbord, one iron fforke                                  6d
testament in maner & forme following. First, I give my soule into the         Item, one stande, one wood fflackett                                  6d
hands of Almightie God, my maker & redemer, and my body to be                 Item, one candlestick, one salte                                      6d
buryed in the parish churchyard of Easington. Item, I give and bequith        Item, one pecke, one earthen                                          5d
by legacie unto my sonne, William Hill, all that my right, title, lease and   Item, one cubborde                                               1 0s 0d
terme of years which I have in Shotton aforesayd of the grant of the
right reverend father, Tobie, Lord bishop of Durham. Item, I give to my                                  Some of all the goodes viijli
five daughters all the insight gear I have, equally to be devided
amongest them. And I give & bequeth to them, likewise, to be paid                                 Debts which the said William Hill oweth
them by my sayd sonne, William, out of my sayd farmold, viijli, that ys       Item, to Percivell M ilburne                                     2   10s   0d
every of them xls in foure yeares next after the mariage of my sayd           Item, to Widdow Easterby of Hutton                               1    0s   0d
sonne William and a crop word that ys, every year xls to be payd to           Item, to George Thompson of Shotton                              1    0s   0d
one or other of them as they shall have neid thereof till yt be all payd.     Item, to William Read of Shotton                                 1    0s   0d
The rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable that is my wayne &               Item, to Anthonie Read                                               15s   0d
plough geare, my debts payd &c. interlined I give and bequith to my           Item, to Thomas Todd of Eden                                          4s   8d
said sonne whome I mak sole executor of this my last will and                 Item, to Raph ffarrow                                                19s   0d
testament. This onely and alwayes excepted that my wife, his mother,          Item, to Richard ffletcher of Durham                                 12s   0d
after my decease have a competent fynding in and about my sayd                Item, to Richard Read of Shotton for a stone of wooll                 7s   0d
farmhold during her lyffe. And I make Richard Rand supervisor of this                                Somme of all the debtes viijli vijs vjd
my will & tutor and governor of my said sonn, trusting he will helpe my       DPRI/1/1607/H9/1-2
sayd sonne to maynteyne the farmold & so that none do him wronge.
                                                                              Christopher Conyers of Horden, esquire, 1608
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                             ltem, one twinter blacke coltt stag
                             September 12 1608                               ltem, one big gray ambling mayr
In the name of God, amen, I, Christopher Conyers of Horden in the            ltem, one littell old white mayr                            23 0s 0d
countie of Durham, esquire, doe make & ordeine this my last will and         line deleted
testament in manner & forme following, inprimis, I comend my soule           ltem, in swyen, one sewe, iij hoggs, one brawnt, ij pigs     2 10s 0d
unto almighty God, my creator & redemer & preserver & will that my           ltem guayese, ij old ewes. one stegg & viij young ewes      11
bodie bee buried under the blew marble stone before the Church               line deleted
porche dore att Esington. Item, I give unto my son, John Conyers, one
guilded salte with the cover and my signet. Item,I give unto my                               Hushold stuffe in the hall
daughter, Francis Conyers, wife to the sayde John, one silver peece,         Imprimis, ij longe ocke selings for seatts about the hall
haveing the Madens Head graven in it, & one pare of virginals. Item, I       Item, one drawinge taible nye the fyer
give unto Marie Conyers, my yongest daughter, one wind milne neere           Item, one longe shovell, gratt taible with the fraime
Esington, comonly called Esington Milne, with the lease & all other my       ltem, one taible for servants with ij forms joining to it
clame, interest and title thereto belonging. Item, I give unto my brother,   line deleted
John Hedworth his wife, one angell in gould. Item, I give unto my            Item, iij buffett stooles, iij illegible seats a peace
brother, John Catherike his wife, one angell in gould.                       ltem one longe forme
an empty space equivalent to about fifteen lines occurs here                 ltem one short bord for a lyvere taible
                                                                             Item, one skuttel of illegible
All the rest of my goods, moveable and unmoveable, my debts,                 Item, iij halberts
legacies & funeral expences discharged, I give unto my three                 Item, ij precks, one spear and one halffe long
daughters, Anne, Isabell and Marie Conyers, whome I make ioynte              ltem one latten candilstick
executors of this my last will & testament whereof I also appoint my         ltem one oken portal                                         3 10s
brothren, John Cathericke & Cuthebert Conyers, gentlemen,
supervisors, desiringe them to see the same faithfully executed and to       In the parler
either of them, I give ten shillings, provided that I give unto my sayd      ltem, one lundon bedsted with teaster, vallence and
yongest daughter, Marie Conyers, the sayde wind milne in                            curtings of grene say with a featherbed and
consideration of ten pound given unto her by her grandmother which I                mattresse, pair of blanketts, one bolster, one
received to despose of to her use.                                                   pillowe, ij coverletts and an oversay coverlet       7
                                                    Christopher Conyers      ltem, one taible with leaves
Witnesses to this will                                                       ltem, one longe buffett stooll
Abraham Robinson, clerk                                                      ltem, ij three-seat buffett stooles
John Dixon, his mark.e                                                       ltem, v buffett stooles
                                                                             ltem, one leveray taible
8 Octobris 1608 Two lines in Latin                                           ltem, one pair of vergennales
                                                                             line deleted
An inventory of all the goods, movable                                       ltem ij cubberts
and unmovable, lait Christofer Conyers of                                    line deleted
Horden, deceased, taiken this xxiiijth of September                          ltem, one long settell bedsted
Imprimis, viij oxen                                           37 0s 0d       ltem, one chair
ltem, x kyene                                                 24 10s 0d      ltem, one longe taible clothe of blew
ltem, iij calves                                               2 6s 8d       ltem, one clothe for the counter of black & blew
ltem, one sorrale geldin                                                     Item, viij quishions wherof three nedell worke
ltem, one yonge gray geldinge                                                ltem, one pair of swifts for wydening silk
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
ltem, another paire of illegible                                               ltem, one black lantheran                                        4s 0d
ltem, ij cubbert clothes                                                       ltem, in Richard Haryson’s hands
ltem, one basket for a swifte                                                  ltem, one counter
ltem, one wannded illegible                                                    ltem, one wheall bedd
ltem, iij ierand barrs with a pair of tongues                                  ltem, one longe taible
ltem ij pickters                                                               ltem, iij shelves                                                4s 0d
ltem, illegible littell cubbert clothes                              5 10
ltem, one pair of seasers                                                                                        In the woodhouse
ltem. one littell marker for illegible of brasse                               ltem, ij counters and ij sillegibles
ltem, 8 shelves                                                                ltem, ij boltts and ij shaickels
ltem, one hand baskett                                                         ltem, ij pair of lin pillegiblees & one pair of almers
ltem, one large graite                                                         ltem, xij ierand sewennts
ltem, vij wanded glasse bottels                                                ltem one hay spaid
ltem, ij ston bottles                                                  2s 6d   ltem, ij loose crutches
ltem, iiij venis drinking glasses                                              ltem, ij axes
ltem, v bottell glasses                                                        ltem, iij ierand forks
Item, v conservay glasses                                                      ltem, vjj raickes
Item, ij greene potts                                                          ltem, one matthack
ltem, ij heavye muggs                                                          ltem, ij shod shuvels and ij unshod
ltem, one littell gilted glasse with a cova                                    ltem, one syethe
ltem, one pair of fyre graites                                                 ltem, ij shod muckfoyks
ltem, iij glasse plaitts                                                       ltem, ij ierand graippes
ltem, ij wudd flanders beacers                                                 ltem, one muckhack
ltem, iij drinking cupps and a possett cupp                                    ltem, viij draught yocks and iij hed yocke geare
ltem, one pair of pepper whaits                                        5s 0d   ltem, xv oxen bowes
ltem, one kristing wheell                                                      ltem, one pair of waine ropes
ltem, ix gengerbred pillegible                                                 ltem, ij illegibleocke crutchs
ltem, one pair of brase wyghts and one pound weight of brasse                  ltem, iij plewes
ltem, ij old hatt killegible                                                   ltem, iij longe waines, ij with wheels
 ltem, one ston illegible with a illegible                                     ltem, coupe waines with wheals
ltem, one littell cubbert clothe with a frindge of white and black             ltem, iij pair of askel nailes
ltem, one pair of gold waights                                                 ltem, xvij ierand straicks & vj score nailes
ltem, pair of wullen shears                                            6s 8d   ltem, iij bowels of ierand and the ierand of an old clock
ltem, xj yeards of harden & iiij clewes of harden yearne               8s 0d   ltem, vj pair of new coupe wain stings in the
ltem, one paire of plait sleives & a capp                              2s 0d   ltem, one illegible paire lent to Robert Smithe
ltem, pairt of a gaillegible of steel                                     6d   ltem, ix more plew beames
ltem, one littell bell of brasse                                          4d   ltem, ij pair of coupe waine overings more
ltem, one littell flanders painted bell                                        ltem, ij oxe harrowes and iij horse harrows tothed with ierand
ltem, one other illegible painted buckett                                      ltem, one clethe bord and a shillegiblet coillegibleinge
ltem, one draw-boxe for spice                                                  ltem, xj new akseltres
ltem, one yeaillegible wain                                                    ltem, ij pair of coupwaine soels & one vering in the barne
ltem, ij pepper boxes                                                          ltem, xxij mold buerds
ltem, one toestinge ierand of silver with a brassell rodd                      ltem, xj hedds for plewes
                 EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
ltem, ij pair taible tressels                                          ltem, one pair of ganntries
ltem, one choppinge taible                                             ltem, one long settell
ltem, j bedd hedd and the feett of a standing bedd                     ltem, vij carved bords for a bedd
ltem, other old wood that was of old building                          ltem, one wanded creddell
ltem, one frame for a chese trowe                                      ltem, ij pair of gawnwindels ?
ltem, one candell caice                                                ltem, one lampe of candell broches
ltem, vj load of the slaites                                           ltem, ij pair of littell stocks for a chamber
ltem, xiij plewe                                                       ltem, one brasse tare pott with a trawling? ierand            10s 0d
ltem, one waine blaid in Henry Todd's hand                 12 17s 5d
                                                                                            In the buttree
                  On the saw hall                                      ltem, in plait, one geltt saltt with the Stafford knott
ltem, xiij peces of timber wood                            1 0s 0d     ltem, one other saltt of selver with a trencher
                                                                              saltt and a pepper boxe all in one
                    In the court                                       ltem, an other silver trencher saltt
ltem, one grendston and one rinnge bell                      5s 6d     ltem, one boell of silver with the maidens heed
ltem, coels in the coeall hall                             1 6s 0d     ltem, one other great silver boell
ltem, in the bee garthe iij winter stooles                 1 0s 0d     ltem, one silver cupp for wyene
                                                                       ltem, one beaker of silver
                In the lyme house                                      ltem, xv silver spoones
ltem, the lyme ther                                        5 0s 0d     ltem, one golde ringe, a plaine hoope which ever
                                                                               he wore him scelf
ltem, one leace of the wyend mill of Essington             10 0s 0d    Item, one cubbert
                                                                       ltem, one great bread arck?
                  In the stillinge house                               ltem, ocke cubbert and a littell old cubbet
ltem, one bedsted with iij curtings red & yellow                       ltem, 8 shelves
ltem, one old illegible bed, carpet clothe, one fether                 ltem, one glasse caige
        bedd on it, one blankett & ij happes and bolster               ltem, iij dossen of tewcers?
        and one pillowe                                                ltem, ij hoggheds and iij halfe hogheds for bear
ltem, one littell taible                                               ltem, iij wooden dublers for bear droppings
ltem, one cheste                                                       ltem, one wanded mawnd
ltem, one still of tinn                                    1 4s 0d     ltem, ij maunds for eggs
                                                                       ltem, one long wanded mawnd for carryeing candels
                    In the low house                                   ltem, ij pair of gantres for barrels
ltem, iij beaffe taibles and ij lesser                                 ltem, one longe forme and other lesser
ltem, one butter kitt                                                  ltem, one buffett stooll
ltem, iij emptye beehives                                              ltem, one butter kitt with a cover
ltem, one counter with iij leaves                                      ltem, iiij formes
ltem, ij firkings                                                      ltem, iij drinking glasses                                   1 4s 5d
ltem, one great maund
ltem, one taible                                                                    In the chamber over the parler
ltem, one bird caige                                                   ltem, ij standing beds and a whelle bedd with curtings
ltem, iij shelves                                                             of yeallowe woolling
ltem, one stawcke for an hand baysing                                  ltem, one fether bed and mattresse, one pair of blanketts,
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
        iij coverings, ij bolsters and one pillowe of the bedsted              Item, one fether bedd of it and a matres, iij bolster,
        next the fyer                                               4 0s 0d            one pillowe, iij happings, one pair of blankets
ltem, the other standinge bedd and mattresse, one fether                               and one covering of yellow wolling                    3 0s 0d
        bedd, one pair of blanketts, one bolster, one pillowe,                 Item, one wheell bed with a fether bedd on it, ij
        iij happings                                                3 10s 0d            happings, one pair of blancketts, one bolster
ltem, on the wheelbedd, one fether bedd, one pair of blanketts,                         and one pillowe                                      1 13s 4d
        one bolster, one pillow and ij coverlets                    2 6s 8d    Item, one presser                                             1 3s 4d
ltem, one fower square taible                                                  ltem, one cubbert                                                3s 4d
ltem, one counter with iij leeves                                              ltem, one littell taible                                         3s 4d
ltem, iiij lowe wedemens stolles                                               Item, iij chaires                                                3s 0d
ltem, iij ierand barres in the chimlay                                         Item, iij wainscott coffers                                      6s 0d
ltem, one pair of tongues                                                      Item, ij flanders chests                                         6s 8d
ltem, one great presser                                                        ltem, ij littell buffett stooles and one greater
ltem, one old counter                                                          (line missed off bottom of photocopy)                            1s 4d
ltem, one chair of ashe wood                                                   ltem, one glass coffer with v glasses in it                     10s 0d
ltem, one wanded chair                                                         ltem, one turned boxe for starche                                   4d
ltem, one wanded screene                                                       ltem, old hangings about the chamber with
ltem, one nedell worke taible clothe for the square taible                             some pickters and scutchenes                            5s 0d
ltem, one other for the counter                                                ltem, one littell taible clothe of stannell?
ltem, one longe taible clothe of yeallow & greene                              ltem, one cubbert clothe of blew & white darnex                 3s 0d
ltem, one short one of yellow & greene                                         ltem, in linning yearne some ij yards                           3s 0d
ltem, one windowe quishing of vellett                                          ltem, one other cubbert cloth of blew & white frindges          2s 0d
ltem, one quishing of illegible for a windowe
ltem, ij nedell work quishings                                                                                    His apparell
ltem, more ij pillowes                                                         ltem, one clothe gowne
ltem, one old chaire                                                3 18s 0d   ltem, one blacke chamlett gown
                                                                               ltem, one black brodclothe clocke
               In the chamber next to it                                       ltem, one satten dublett
                                                                               ltem, one pair of blacke vellett breches
Item, one longe taible with a frame                                            ltem, one gold ring with seal of his armes
Item, one fraime belonging it                                                  ltem, ij pair of Spanishe lether showes
Item, one bedsted with a woodde teaster                                        ltem, ij pair of worsted stockings
Item, silke vallance and curtings to it                                        ltem, one pair of white wulling knitt stockings               9 6s 8d
M ore to it, one mattres, one fether bedd, one pair of                         ltem, one vayswall?
        blanketts, iij coverings, one bolster and one pillowe                  ltem, iij ierand barrs in the chimnay
Item, one presser bedsted                                                      Iem, one pair of tonges                                         2s 0d
Item, one wanded screene
Item, iij wanded baskets                                            2 17s 4d                                     In the ?strye
                                                                               ltem, one stand bedd with a tester of red & yellow
                              In his owene chamber                                    with a fether bedd
                                                                               ltem, one pair of blanketts
Item, one bedsted with valence and curtings of                                 ltem, one bolster and ij happings                             1 0s 0d
       yellowe woollinge                                            1 0s 0d    ltem, on a low bedd for servants wheron theris a mattresse,
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        one pair of blanketts, ij happins, one bolster      13s 0d   ltem, one stone trowe
ltem, an other bedsted wheron is an old fether bedd and              ltem, one great ark
        one old happin                                      3s 0d    ltem, one great bourd
Item, iij barrs of ierand in the chimeley                            ltem, ij boards covers for the leade
Item, one chest                                                      ltem, one buckett and a fonnell
ltem, one old truncke                                     1 0s 0d    ltem, ij washing toublers
ltem, one presser                                                    ltem, one coupp for carryeing
ltem, ij corsletts the one blacke                                    ltem, iij waine blades
ltem, iiij cotts of plaite                                2 10s 0d   ltem, iij long styes
ltem, one littell cubbert                                            ltem, one great ierand brandrethe                         3 3s 4d
ltem, v firdailes
ltem, iij heckyls                                                                          In the kitchinge
ltem, ij clock bags                                         5s 0d    ltem, iiij great brasse potts                             2 13s 4d
ltem, iij stell capps                                       3s 0d    ltem, iiij littell potts & a possett                      1 10s 0d
                                                                     ltem, iiij great panes                                      16s 0d
                                  In the clossett                    ltem, iij littell panes                                      1s 6d
ltem, one leverye taible                                             ltem, one old brasse pott
ltem, one glasse kaitge for glasses                                  ltem, one ierand kettell                                    2s 0d
ltem, one cubbert                                           13s 4d   ltem, one brasse morter and a pestill
ltem, one flanders chist                                             ltem, ij great cawdrons                                   1 6s 8d
ltem, one da?yt chest                                                ltem, ij great bottils                                    1 0s 0d
Item, one fourme                                                     ltem, one cawell cubbert                                     5s 0d
ltem, one desk                                              13s 4d   ltem, ij taibels                                            12s 0d
ltem, one fower foled stooll                                         ltem, iij shelves                                             1s 0d
ltem, one flower firkine                                    6s 0d    ltem, ij littell trenshers                                       4d
                                                                     ltem, one ierand chimley with iij illegible& gallabacks
                              In the conting house                   ltem, ij pair of ierand racks
ltem, v hogesheds and ij halfe hogeshels                             ltem, one pair of tongues and an ierand pan               1 0s    0d
ltem, one great counting trowe                                       ltem, v pair of pott culpps                                  2s   0d
ltem, one couler                                                     ltem, x spits                                               10s   0d
ltem, one grelinge fatt                                              ltem, ij dripping panes                                     16s   0d
ltem, one brecke for bread                                           ltem, one puder laddell
ltem, iij secks, one bushel pocke & a halfe bushel                   ltem, ij pair of broyling ierands
ltem, one stout/tent? clothe                                         ltem, one pair of egg ierands
ltem, one straw skeppe                                               ltem, one ierand baister and a fleshe crucke                10s 0d
ltem, one livinge barr toubbe                                        ltem, one scone frame and a ridell
ltem, one open hogeshed to put chessell in                           ltem, one old chair
ltem, one pair of granikers                                          ltem, one buffett stooll
ltem, ij ssoes                                            1 9s 8d    ltem, one pair stone musterd whernes                        2s 0d
                                                                     ltem, one chopping knife, one shredding knyffe and
                In the bruing house                                           iij lesser knyves                                  1s 8d
ltem, one brewinge leed                                              ltem, one fryeinge panne                                    1s 0d
ltem, one masking fatt                                               ltem, iij ierand wedges and a pair of pincers               2s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
ltem, ij fyshe scummers of brasse
ltem, one chaiffing dysh of brasse                          2s 0d                                   In the henn house
ltem, one caice of gilt pistolls                                     ltem, one henn cawell, one rack, one caipon and iij hennes        2s 6d
ltem, j musket, one foling pece, one    pece, one
        kallever                                          1 13s 4d                                       In the kill
                                                                     ltem, one great illegible

                                In the milke house                                                   In the cheise chamber
ltem, xiiij boels                                                    ltem, ij great fleacks for dryeing of chese
ltem, ij churnes                                                     ltem, ij woollinge spinninge wholes
ltem, ij butter kitts with covers                                    ltem, one littell taible for otemeall
ltem, one stand                                                      ltem, barrell illegible of severall sort
ltem, iiij milk skeels                                      11s 0d   ltem, a webalcke and scailes                                      6s 8d
ltem, xij shelves                                                    ltem, all the corne in the barne and stackgarthe,
ltem, one kitt for ottemeall                                                 winter and ware                                      24 0s 0d
ltem, bords                                                          ltem, all the hay                                            20 0s 0d
ltem, one mugg for creame                                            marginal note, 289li 10s 3d
ltem, xij chesfatts and one stacker                         6s 8d
ltem, ij relinge? pannes                                             Christofer Richardson mark
ltem, one pair of gantries                                           William Sharpe
ltem, one flower firkine                                             John M ereman
ltem, one sieve and a creaming dishe                                 Henery Todd mark
ltem, one butter cupp                                       1s 0d
                                                                     the following five lines deleted
                              In the cappe house                     Serten stuffe lent to Harresone
ltem, one henn cawell                                                Item, one candle
ltem, one shelfe                                                     Item, one wheall bedd
ltem, one ambre for vessel!                                          Item, one long table
ltem, one choppin board                                              Item, iij shelves
ltem, one vinygar bottell and a musterd boxe
ltem, one stone trowe for stping of fyshe                                                        The detts which he owethe
ltem, one roling pinn                                       3s 0d    Imprimis, Sr Raphe Lawson for one halfe year’s rent
                                                                             nowe at martinmas                                    15    0s   0d
                              In the lantheye chamber                ltem, to Thomas Denton for one other halffe years rent       10    0s   0d
ltem, one stand bedd with a fether bedd, one bolster,                ltem, to Lyonell Wheststone                                  14    0s   0d
        one pair of blanketts and iij happiness           1 0s 0d    ltem, to George Foster of Essington                          20    0s   0d
ltem, an other bedsted with a matresse, one pair of                  ltem, to John illegible                                      11   14s
        blanketts, ij codds and ij happiness                         ltem, all other small detts and servants waiges              10    0s   0d
ltem, an other stand bedd with a mattresse, one blanket
         ij codds and ij happines                                                       Credetts
ltem, one great chest with ij bedds and locks                        Imprimis, Efferand Weetherington, knyeght, in part of
ltem, one other longe chist                                                 a house price                                          5 0s 0d
ltem, ij henn panniers                                    1 2s 0d    M r Thomas Bainbrigg of Wheatlay Hall                        40 0s 0d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
DPRI/1/1608/C10/1-6                                                            and William Hayesone, my brother, whom I make joyntelye executors
                                                                               of this my laste will & testamente.
Mathew Hayeson of Easington, husbandman, 1608
                                                                               Wittnesses hereof, Abraham Robinsone, clarke, George Wardell,
In the name of God, amen, the eight and twentethe daye of December             Christofer Paxtone, George Paxtone & Gylberte Paxtone with others.
in the yeare of our Lorde God, 1607, I, Matthewe Hayesone of the
towne & parishe of Easingtone in the countie of Durham, husbandman,                          An inventarie of all suche goods & chattelles as
beinge of good & perfect memorie, God be praysed for it, doe make &                        M atthewe Hayesone dyed possessed of, vewed and
ordaine this my laste will and testamente in manner and forme                                 valewed by George Fostere, Gylberte Paxton,
ffolloweinge. Ffirste, I comitt my sowle to allmightie, God my creatore,                        John Ranesone & George Wardell, the xxjth
preservere and redeamer, and my bodie to be buried in the churche                                 daye of Januarie 1607, as ffollowethe.
yearde of Easingtone aforesaide. Item, I give to James Hayesone, my
unckle, one yeare in the cotte howse and garthe which he nowe                  Imprimis, sixe oxen praissed to                                  20    0s   0d
dwellethe in & occupiethe, more then those yeares which he and I did           Item, thre kine and a calfe                                       6    0s   0d
agre upon, if he survive the expiracion of the said yeares, provided that      Item, sixe younge beastes                                         5    6s   8d
he have not that yeare the occupacion of the thre roode of lande in the        Item, one meare and a horse                                       4   13s   4d
fealde which he nowe occupiethe & muste occupie to the end of the              Item, tenn sheape                                                 2    0s   0d
yeares agreed upon by us. Item, I will that if Isabell Hayeson, my wife,       Item, fowre swine                                                     12s   0d
be with childe, be it man childe or woman childe, that she and it have         Item, all the wheate in the bame and stackgarthe,
and enioye the ffarme and leasse which I nowe dwell upon, in this                      and dressed wheate                                        5   5s    0d
manner, to witte, if it be a man childe, that when he commithe to the age      Item, thre lode of bige                                           1   4s    0d
of twentie and one yeares, he shall have the one halfe of the farme &          Item, all the otes and pease                                      6   0s    0d
my wife the other halfe dureinge hir life. If it be a woman childe, that       Item, wheate and rye sowne one the ground                        10   0s    0d
then Issabell, my wife, shall have the wholle farme till she come to the       Item, the lease of the farme                                     30   0s    0d
age of twentie & one yeares and the halfe thereof dureing hir life             Item, plowghe and plowe geare, waine and waine geare              7   0s    0d
naturall. Item, I will that if Issabell, my wife, have no childe by me, that   Item, all the househoulde stufe & bedinge                         4   0s    0d
then William Hayesone, my brother, have paid unto him twentie markes           Item, his apparrelle                                              1   0s    0d
in moneye, tow brasse pottes, thre pewtere platters and one                                                 Summa bonorum Ciiijli js
candelsticke & a counter, which are his ffiliall porcione given by his
father. If he                                                                                          Debtes owne by the testatore
cannot enioye the one halfe of the farme, then besides that twentie            Imprimis, to Roberte Pemberton to be paide thre poundes
markes, his porcion, I give unto him, the said William Hayesone, ffortie              by yeare                                                  14 0s 0d
markes more. Item, I will that if my wife, Issabell Hayeson, be not with       Item, owen to William Geffersone                                  4 13s 4d
childe, that then she and William Hayeson, my brother, have my farme           Item, to Christofer Bee                                              7s 0d
devided betwene them and the surviver of them and there executors to           Item, owne to Roberte Jurdesone                                   1 13s 4d
have the wholle ffarme, provided that if William Hayesone be admitted          Item, owne to Richarde Dunne                                      1 4s 2d
joynte executore with Issabell, my wife, that then he shall clearlye           Item, to Rauphe Relfe                                               13s 4d
renounce the said porcion and legacie. Item, I give unto him my beste          Item, to Rauphe Raintone, his servante                              12s 5d
clooke. Item, I give unto James Hayeson, my onnckle, my beste                  Item, to his made servante                                           3s 9d
britches. Item, I give unto Richarde Hayesone, my brother, a busshell
of wheat and the leadinge of a ffuther of coulles yearlie duringe his life                             Summa debitorum xxiiijli 7s 5d
naturall. The reste of my goods, moveable and unmoveable, my debts,
legaces and funerall expences dischargede, I give to Issabell, my wife,                                    Debtes owne to him
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Owne to him by James Shadfourthe                                   10 0s 0d   them, xv li. Item, I gevye and bequythe unto Robert Paxton, my brother
                                                                              of the half- bloode, xiijs iiijd to be payd unto hym yearlye fourth of my
             Summa declareo, debitis deductis lxxviijli xiijs 7d              sayd messuage and tenement, by the occupyers theyrof for the tyme
DPRI/1/1608/H6/1-3                                                            being, for and during all the years which shall be to come in my sayd
                                                                              lease yf he so long shall lyve. hower of my deathe marginal note Item,
                                                                              I geyve and bequythe unto my cozen, John Paxton of Lyttle Thropp, a
Edmond Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1609                                      busshell of wheate. Item, I geyve and bequythe unto my syster,
                                                                              Margerye, hyr children, everye of them, a gymmer lambe. Item, I geyve
In the name of God, Amen, the sixt daye of Januarye, anno domini              and bequythe unto Barbarye and Anne Jackson, the chyldren of
1608, I, Edmonde Paxton of Easington in the countie of Durham,                Jaymes Jackson and Allizan his wyfe, my syster of the halfe-bloode,
yeoman, whole of mynde and of good & perfytt memorye, thancks be              eyther of them, a gymmer lambe. The resydew of my goods , movyable
to God theyrfore, doe make this my last wyll and testament in manor           and unmovyable, my debts and legaces payde and funeralls deducted,
and forme following. Fyrste, I bequythe my soule into the hands of            I geyve and bequythe unto my wife, Aylce Paxton, and my eldest
almyghtye God and my bodye to be buryed within my paryssh churche             sonne, Jaymes Paxton, who I ordayne and make joynt executors of this
of Easington aforsayde, as nyghe unto my late father, Jaymes Paxton,          my last wyll and testamente. And my wyll ys that the sayd Aylce, my
as convenyenlye maye be. Item, I geyve and bequythe unto the poore            wife, shall have the tuyssion, educacion and governemente of all my
of the parysshe of Easington aforsayde, xiijs iiijd, to be distributed        chuldren and theyre filliall portions untyll sutche tyme as they
amongeste them at the discrecion of my executors. Item, my wyll ys            syccessyvlye, one after another, shall marye or accomplysshe the full
that my wife, Aylce Paxton shall have thoccupation, yssues & profytts         age of xxjth years, yf she so long shall lyve and contynew a wyddowe.
of my messuage & tenemente in Easington, wth all & singuler                   And fynallye, I mayke supervysor of this my last wyll and testamente
thappurtenances towards the education of my children untyll sutche            my trustye and welbeloved uncle, Robert Farrowe thelder of
tyme as they successyvelye, one after another, shall marye or                 Fyssheborne, to see this my last wyll and testamente executed and my
accomplysshe the full age of xxjth years yf she, the sayde Aylce so           chyldren put to good reseyte as my truste ys in hym. And I geyve
long shall lyve and contynew a wyddow, and yf she shall departe               and bequythe unto hym, xs and his charge to be borne when he shall
frome this mortal! lyfe or marye agayne before my sayd chyldren shall         goe or ryde abowte the supplement of the same. Wytnesse of this my
successyvelye, one after another, marye or accomplysshe the sayd age          last wyll and testamente, Robert Farrowe thelder, Mychaell Farrowe,
of xxjth years, then my wyll ys that Jaymes Paxton, my eldest sonne,          John Paxton.
shall have, occupye and enjoye my sayd messuage and tenamente,
with all and singular thappurtenances togeyther with my lease which I                   An inventorye of all the goods and chattells movyable and
have of the same and yf he shalbe departed frome this mortall lyfe                unmovyable which latelye dyd apperteyne unto Edmonde Paxton, late
before                                                                         of Easington, deceassed, prized the 27th day of June, 1609, by Roger Walker,
the maryage or death of the sayd Aylce, my wyfe, then my wyll ys that              George Foster, Christofer Paxton and John Raynoldson as followyth.
my seconde sonne, Robert Paxton, shall have, occupye and enjoye my
sayd messuage and tenemente, with all and singuler thappurtenances,           lmprimis, 10 oxen price                                           40    0s   0d
togeyther with my sayd lease after the death or maryage of the sayd           ltem, 9 kyne price                                                16    0s   0d
Aylce, my wyfe, provyded alwayes that yf eyther of my sayd sonns              ltem, 4 stotts price                                               5   13s   4d
shall enter unto my sayd messuage and tenemente before my yongest             ltem, 8 younge beasts price                                       13    6s   8d
daughter, Anne Paxton, shall (or myghte yf she lyve) accomplysshe             ltem, 5 styrks price                                               3    0s   0d
the full age of xxjth years, then my wyll ys that he with shall enter as ys   ltem, 42 shorne sheape price                                       8    0s   0d
aforsayd, shall educate and bryng upe the residew of my sayd children         ltem, 13 lambes price                                              1    1s   8d
theyreupon untyll they successyvelye, one after another, shall marye          ltem, 3 mares, 2 coltstaggs and one fillye stagg price             9   10s   0d
or accomplysshe the full age of xxjth years. Item, I geyve and bequythe       ltem, one swyne hogg, one sowe and 2 pyggs price                       16s   0d
unto my three children, Robert, Margarett and Anne Paxton, everye of           ltem one brodgoose, one stegg, 4 young gease
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
        & 4 ducks price                                          5s 0d        ltem, to William Jeyfreyson                                         2 0s    0d
 ltem, 7 henns and one cocke price                               3s 0d        ltem, his funerals                                                    13s   4d
ltem, corne in the stack yarthe price                          3 6s 8d        ltem, his mortuarye                                                   10s   0d
ltem, 18 duble acres of corne growing upon the                                ltem, hys layrestale                                                   3s   4d
        gronde price                                          30 0s 0d        ltem the probate of the testament, the tuyssion and
ltem, plowhes and plowhe geare, waynes and wayne                                     other chargs theyrunto incident                              2 0s 0d
        geare and all other implements of husbandrye                                                    Summa debitorum defuncti                 44 4s 0d
        price                                                  9 0s 0d                             Summa declaro debitis deductis               146 12s 4d
ltem, certayne parcells of new implements of                                  DPRI/1/1609/P1/1-2
        husbandrye price                                           13s 4d
ltem, one kylne hayre price                                        13s 4d     Robert Jurdeson, the younger, of Shotton, 1611
ltem, two cupbords, one spence, one presse and
       one cawell price                                        4 0s 0d                        An Inventorie of all the goodes, moveable and
ltem, all the brasse and pewther viz., potts, panns,                                            unmovable which was dewe unto Robert
       candlesticks, dublers & all other implements                                          Jurdeson of Shotton, the younger, lait deceased,
       and howshould stouf in the hall howse price             4 10s 0d                        praised by these men, Robert Jurdeson the
ltem, the bedstocks, chysts and all other implements                                              elder, Richard Read, John Edrington.
       and howshoulde stufe in the two chambers price          1 0s 0d                        George Paxton, the younger, Aprill 30th, 1611
ltem, all the bedding and napperye price                       3 11s 0d
ltem, the woole price                                            13s 4d       Inprimis, one cowe                                                  1 13s 4d
ltem, the lease of the fermhoulde price                       20 0s 0d        Item, one meare                                                     1 10s 0d
ltem, hys apparell and furnyture for servyce in his                           Item, two sheep hogges                                                 5s 0d
        majestyes warrs price                                   1 13s 4d      Item, the corne                                                       17s 0d
ltem, monye in hys poursse                                      4 0s 0d       Item, his apparel
                                  Summa bonorum               180 16s 8d                                     Some £4 13s 4d

                          Debts owen to the testator                                                  The debts which is owen to him
Rychard M altlande of Shaldfourth, mylner, for a                              Inprimis, Anthonie Byers                                          10 0s     0d
       gelding for the which he ys to enter bond                              Item, Richard Jurdeson                                               18s    0d
       to paye the 3 day of M ay next                           4 0s 0d       Item, George Hewetson                                              1 16s    8d
Nycholesse M allance to be payde the fyrst day of M ay next     1 14s 0d      Item, William Clark                                                1 9s     4d
Andrewe Corrye of Durham for a bowle of wheate                    14s 0d      Item, the foresaid Richard Jurdeson more for sheep                 3 0s     0d
William Gawdye for mallet                                       3 12s 0d                                     Suma £16 14s 0d
                                  Summa debitorum              10 0s 0d                       Summa totalis bonorum et debitorum £21 7s 4d
                    Summa bonorum cum debitorum               190 16s 8d                                The debts which he did owe
                                                                              Item, to Robert Jordeson the elder                                  2 4s 0d
                                                                              Item, the ffunerall expenses                                        1 0s 0d
                           Debts owne by the testator                         Item, to the foresaid Robert Jordeson                               1 0s 0d
ltem, to Ann Paxton, his syster, a parcell of hyr                                                             Somme £4 4s 0d
       fyllyall porcion                                       26    0s   0d                      Summa de claro, debitis deductis £17 3s 6d
His halfe year’s rents dew at the Feast of Penticost last      7   17s   4d   DPRI/1/1611/J5/2
ltem, the reparations of the howses                            4    0s   0d
ltem, to hys brother, Robert Paxton, for his wags              1    0s   0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Thomas Lighton of Easington, 1611                                             Margret Emerson, wife of Godfrey my son-in- lawe, 20s. Item, I give to
                                                                              John Emerson, son of Godfreye, three gimer lambes. Item, I give to Jane
In the name of God, Amen, the xxiijth day of Apryll, Anno Domini, 1611,       Emerson one lambe. Item, I give to Thomas Nicholson one gimmer.
I, Thomas Lighton of Esington, seeke in body but whole in mynde, doe          Item, I give to George Jordesons children, eche of them, a lambe. Item, I
make this my last will and testament as followeth. First, I commyt my         give to Robert Sudwicke, son of Philip, tow gimmers. Item, I give to
soule into the hands of Almightie God, hopinge to be saved by Jesus           Meriall Emerson, daughter of Godfrey, one black whie which is nowe
Christ, and my bodie to be buried in Esington church earth. I doe gyve        pastured on Shotton moore. Item, I give to Christofer Jordison, my
unto my wife, Margery Lighton, all my goods and cattell, moveable and         brother William’s son, 20s. Item,I give to Margorie Jordison, my sayde
unmoveable whatsoever I have and I doe make my sayd wyf, Margery              brother William daughter, 20s. Item, I give to the sayd Christofer &
Lighton, sole executrix of this my last and testamente, my detts payed        Margerie Jordison, eche of them, towe lambes pastured on Hardwicke
& funerall expenses discharged. Winesses hereof, William Jurdeson,            moore. Item, I give to Margret crossed out John & Margret Jordison,
Christjofer Paxton, Raphe Hawks and Peter Jacson.                             children of Michaell of Esington, eche of them, tow lambes pastured
                                                                              on Hardwicke moore. Item, I give to An Richardson one blacke whie
27 July 1611                                                                  pastured on Shotton moore. Item, I give to Richard Jordison, his fower
                                                                              children eche of them, one lambe. Item, I give to Phillip Richardson one
             An inventory of all the goods moveable and                       bawson or white-faced filly. Item, I give to Hellen Jordison, wife of
            unmoveable of Thomas of Esington, deceased,                       William my brother, one ewe. Item, I give to An Jordison, wife of
         praysed by these two honest men, Christofer Paxton                   Richard, one ewe. Item, I give to Phillip Sudwicke 20s. Item, I give to
       and George Wardell, the xxv th of Julie, Anno Domini, 1611             eche of Philip Sudwicke his daughters                 20s . Item, I give to
                                                                              Anthonie Biars 20s. Item,I give to Anthonie Biers his children 5s . Item,
First, two kye and one styrke                                  4   10s   0d   I give to William Biars his children                5s. Item, I give to the
Item, three shepe and two lambs                                1    8s   0d   poore of Shotton 6s 8d. The rest of my goods , moveable &
Item, sowen corne                                              1    0s   0d   unmoveable, my debtes, legaces & funerall expenses discharged, I give
Item, houshold stuffe                                          1   10s   0d   & bequeathe to Margerie Jordison, my daughter, whome I make &
Item, one calfe, his apparell & a bee hyve                         10s   0d   ordeine sole executor of this my last will & testament.
                                                                                                     Debtes due by the Testator
                             Sume total £8 18s 0d                             To John Dobson                                                   5  0s   0d
DPRI/1/1611/L6/1-2                                                            To Anthonie Watson                                               2 13s   4d
                                                                              To William Stoddarte                                             8 12s   0d
Robert Jordison of Shotton, 1612                                              To Wedow Archer                                                  3  6s   0d
                                                                              To Thomas Nicholson                                              2  0s   0d
           September 18: Anno Domini 1612                                     To Thomas Burden                                                    6s   0d
In the name of God, I, Robert Jordison of Shotton in Esington perishe         To George Pearson of Durham                                         4s   0d
in the countie of Durham, beinge of good & perfect memorie, God’s             To Adam Blaxton                                                     6s   6d
name bee praysed, doe make & ordeine this my last will & testament in         To William Watson                                                  18s   0d
manner & forme followinge. Inprimis, I comend my soule to Almightie           To James Hall                                                       7s   0d
God, my creator, redemer & preserver, & will that my bodie be buried          To Richard Jordison                                              1 6s    8d
within Esington churche. Item, I give to Richard Jordison of Shotton          To Parcivall M ilborne                                             10s   0d
five poundes. Item, I give to Margorie Jordison, my daughter, one             To Robert Errington                                                 4s   0d
Sparn riall in gould. Item, I give to William Jordison ,my brother, 20s.
Item, I give to Michael Jordison                      20s. Item, I give to                   An inventorie of all suche goods & cattels as
Meriall Chilton wife of Christofer, my son-in- lawe, 20s. Item, I give to              Robert Jordison of Shotton of Esington parishe within the
                                                                                        countie of Durham died possessed of, vewed & valued
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                by George Paxton, Thomas Burden, John Burden                  foale & one ewe & to Margret Simpson, Edmond Simpson's daughter,
                 & John Edderington, prisers of the sayde goods               one cowe & one ewe. Item, I give unto my son, Henry Simpson, tow
                          October 7 Anno Domini 1612                          kine & one horse & all the crop upon the ground & in my garthe & all
Imprimis, sixe oxen                                              32 0s 0d     the haye & strawe. Item, I give to Henry Simpson's three daughters, all
Item, seven kine                                                 18 0s 0d     the houshoud stuffe with in the hecke & everie of them, one ewe. Of
Item, fouer whies & one stott                                      7 0s 0d    this my last will &testament, I make Henry Simpson, executor.
Item, 16 calves                                                    6 16s 8d   Witnesses hereof, William Jordison iuratus, Christofer Paxton, Robert
Item, 27 ould sheepe                                               6 15s 0d   Skurfeild iuratus,
Item, 12 sheepe hogges                                             1 13s 0d   Edmond Simpson's marke.
Item, tow stagges or younge horses                                 4 0s 0d    John Simpson mark
Item, one gray mare                                                2 13s 4d
Item, one sowe & tow pygges                                          10s 0d                          Debtes due by the testator
Item, corne in the stackgarthe                                    20          To Henry Simpson                                              1 12s 0d
0s                                                              0d
Item, plough & ploughe gere, waine & waine gere                    7 4s 6d                          An inventorie of all suche goods
Item, in monie                                                     1 0s 0d                         & chatles as John Simpson, late of
Item, his apparel with his furniture                               1 13s 4d                    Esington, died possessed of, vewed & val-
Item, salte butter                                                    6s 0d                   ued by Christofer Paxton, William Jordison,
Item, his pullen                                                      3s 4d                       John Bemouldson & Richard Woolfe
Item, the lease of his parte of Hardwicke                          2 10s 0d                                                            13 November 1615
Item, the lease of his land in Esington                            6 13s 4d
Item, for corne to bee lefte by William Jordison at the                       Harde corne                                                   2 18s 0d
          end of his lease                                         2 0s 0d    one horse                                                     2 0s 0d
Item, towe saddels                                                    6s 0d   fouer sheepe                                                    17s 0d
Item, haye & coales                                                3 0s 0d    towe kine                                                     3 15s 0d
Item, houshould stuffe                                           13 17s 4d    An amrie, a cowell & 3 chestes                                  18s 0d
Item, debtes due to the testator                                 44 9s 0d     wood vessell                                                     2s 0d
                                 Summa £182 10s 10d                           peuter & brasse                                               1 0s 0d
DPRI/1/1612/J5/1,3                                                            beddinge, linings & apparrell                                 1 6s 8d
                                                                              iron implements                                                  2s 6d
John Simpson of Easington, 1615                                                                             Somme £12 19s 2d


In Dei nomine, Amen, Anno Dominj, 1615, the first day of January, I,
John Simpson of Esington, sicke in bodie but whole in minde, doe                                      Debts due by the testator
make this my laste will & testament as ffollowethe. Firste, I bequeathe       To Henry Simpson                                              1 12s 0d
my soule into the hands of Allmightie God, hopinge to be saved by             DPRI/1/1615/S13/1-2
Jesus Christ, & my bodie to be buried in Esington church yarde. First, I
give to John Simpson, Edmond Simpson's son, my lease with all the             Henry Todd of Horden, yeoman, 1615
interest save one halfe acre of arable land in every feilde & one coate
righ right upon the common moore, which I give unto Henry Simpson,                                         10,0ctober 1615
my youngest son, for payinge twelve pounds to John Simpson,
Edmond Simpson's son. Item, I give unto John Simpson, one cowe, one           In the name of God, Amen, I Henry Tod of Horden in the countie of
                                                                              Durham, yeoman, sicke in bodie yet of good & perfect memorie (God's
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
name be prateed for it ), doe make & ordeine this, my last will &                Item, deleted
testament, in manner & forme followinge. Inprimis, I committ my soule            Item, table, & counters & other housould stuffe                1 14s    0d
to Almightie God, my maker, redemer & preserver & will that my bodie             Item, a chimney & other iron implements                          12s    0d
be buried in the chancell att Esington. Item, I give unto my daughter            Item, wood vessell                                             2 6s     8d
Isabell Tod, 20li. Item, I give unto my sayde daughter, Isabell Tod, one         Item, butter & cheese                                          1 0s     0d
copper cettell & one feather bed, with furniture thereto belonginge.             Item, sackes & pookes                                             8s    0d
Item, I give unto Richard Rowle a grey coulte foale. Item, I give unto           Item, his apparell & his purse                                 4 0s     0d
Susan Haysen one whie calfe. Item, I give unto Ralphe Tod a blacke               Item, the lease of a farm in Throston                         26 13s    4d
oxe calfe. Item, I give unto Rouland Harrison one whie calfe. Item, I            Item,the winter eatage of the ground                          38 0s     0d
give unto everie of my servants nowe beinge, 12d. The rest of my                 Item, corne sowne & to sowe                                   42 0s     0d
goods, movable & ummovable, my debts, legaces and funerall
expences discharged, I give unto Margret Tod, my wife, & Isabell Tod,                                      Debts due to the testator
my daughter, whome I make ioynte executors of this my last will &                Inprimis, by Ralphe Tod ofThroston                            26 13s    4s
testament. In witnes whereof I have set to my hand this tenthe daye of           Item, by William Gaudis alias Thirlbecke                          5s    6d
October,1615.                                                                    Item, by John Pope                                               5s     0d
                                                                                 Item, by John Dixon                                               4s    0d
Wittneses of this will                                                           Item, by M istris Hedworthe                                      13s    0d
Abraham Robinson iur, clarke                  Henry Tod, his marke               Item, by Richard Harrison                                         4s    2d
Richard Harrison iur                                                             Item, Henry Farrowe                                               3s    0d
William Boore                                                                    Item, by William Lighton                                          2s    0d
Nicholas Stodderte                                                               Item, by Richard Haysen                                           2s    8d
Richard Roowlliur                                                                Item, by William Hall                                             2s    8d
                                                                                 Item, by Thomas Aplebie                                           1s    5d
              An inventory of all suche goods & chattels as Henry                Item, by Isabell Dixon                                            3s    0d
     Tod of Horden in the parrishe of Esington, died possessed of, vewed
      & valewed by Christofer Richardson, Thomas Younge & Christofer                                         Suma debitorum £29 0s 4d
                 Younge & George Jackson, 7 December, 1615.                                      Summa totalis bonorumet debitorum£383 10s 4d
Inprimis, towe stotes & three quies                                 8 10s   0d                               Debts due by the testator
Item, twelve stirkes                                              14 10s    0d   Imprimis, to M r Conyers                                       7 10s    0d
Item, horses, mares & foales                                      22 13s    4d   Item, to Richard Roule                                        28 13s    4d
Item, eight oxen                                                  27 0s     0d   Item, to Susan Haysen                                         22 13s    4d
Item, 29 kine & one bull                                          70 0s     0d   Item, to Robert Dobson                                         1 17s    0d
Item, 14 calves, yeare old                                          8 6s    8d   Item, to M athew Curye                                         3 6s     8d
Item, 30 sheepe                                                     9 10s   0d   Item), servantes'wages                                         1 3s     4d
Item, 8 swine                                                       2 10s   0d   Item, to M r Conyers for Whitsontide rent                     70 0s     0d
Item, pullen                                                          10s   0d   Item, for the ffunerals of the said deceased
Item, all corne & haye                                            49 13s    4d            and to the poore & his lare stall                     1 3s     8d
Item, pwlowesic, plowegeare, wane & wane geare                      3 0s    0d   Item, for his mortuarie                                           10s   0d
Item, bedds, bedinge & lininge                                    14 0s     0d   Item, to the curate for makinge & writing
Item, deleted                                                                             the will & inventories                              no entry
Item, line                                                          1 2s    0d   Item, for the fees of the court to all the officers
Item, brasse & pewter vessels                                       4 6s    8d            for the provinge of the will and the
Item, three cupboards                                               2 4s    0d            tuicion of lsabell Todd & a proctor ffee              1 17s    8d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, for the wedow and her witneses and suerties charges             5s 0d                                 Soma totallis £20 19s 8d

                           Summa £139 1s 8d                                                       Debts which this testator did owe at his death
                 Besides for makeinge & writinge the will                        Imprimis, to his sister Julian                                    6 13s 4d
                       & inventaries to the curatt                               Item, to Parcivell Rey                                            1 3s 4d
DPRI/1/1615/T6/1-3                                                               Item, to John Clark                                                  5s 0d
                                                                                 Item, his funerall expences and church deuties                      16s 0d
                                                                                                                Some is £8 17s 8d
Richard Storie of Shotton, yeoman, 1616                                          DPRI/1/1616/S19/1-2

Memorandum that Richard Storie of Shotton in the parish of Esington              Thomas Young of Edderdakers, 1616
in the countie of Durham, yeoman, the nyne and twentie day of
September, Anno Domini 1616, being sick in bodie but of whole and                             An inventarie of all suche goods & chattelles ,
perfect remembrance, thankes be to God Almightie, did nuncupativlie,                     moveable & unmoveable, as Thomas Younge of Edder-
by word of mouthe, make and declare his last will and testament, in                     dackers, late deceased, dyed possessed of & praysed the
maner and forme following, Imprimis, he did give his soule to Almightie                    xxviiijth daye of October, 1616, by honest neighbers,
God and his bodie to be buried in Esington church yeard. Item, he did                    vidzt., Roberte Pembertone, Nicholes Briges, Christjofer
give to his brother, William Storie, fortie shillings. Item, he did give to a               Younge, ffranncis Tyndell & George Shadfourthe
childe of his said brother's that he did christen xxs. Item, he did give to                                     as ffollowethe.
another child of his brother's which was last begotten, xxs. Item, he did
give to his mother, fortie shillings. Item, he did give to a child of Robart     Imprimis, sixe oxen price                                         20    0s   0d
Gibson's of Ederdakers v s which was owen him. All the rest of his               Item, xixten kyne & [a bull stirke deleted]                       40    0s   0d
goods, moveable and unmoveables, his legacies and funerall expenses              Item, ix younge beastes                                           13    0s   0d
paid and discharged, he did give to his his sic sister, Julian Storie whom       Item, tow whye stirkes                                             2    0s   0d
he maid sole executrix of his said will and testament.                           Item, sixe horsses & meares                                       10    0s   0d
Witnesses hearof                                                                 Item, thre score & three ould sheepe                              21    0s   0d
John Clarkeiur                                                                   Item, fiftye hogges                                                8    6s   8d
Thomas Byers iur                                                                 Item, six swine                                                    2    0s   0d
Raph ffarrowiur                                                                  Item, thre score & fourten thrave of wheat & rye                  14   16s   0d
                                                                                 Item, fortye five thraves of bigge                                 6   11s   8d
                  An inventorie maid the twentie day of                          Item, fyftie thre busshell of bigg                                 9   14s   4d
             November, 1616, of all such goodes and cattell,                     Item, twelve score thraves of ottes                               24    0s   0d
             credits and debts as Richard Storie of Shotton                      Item, xxij busshell of wheat & tow busshell or rye                16    0s   0d
      in the parish of Esington, died possessed upon, as follows.                Item, all the haye                                                 8    0s   0d
                                                                                 Item, plowghe & plowegeare, waine & waine geare
Imprimis, Georg Jackson of Esington ys owen him                   2    0s   0d         & all the things belonginge to ther husbandrye              6 0s 0d
Item, William Robinson of Esington is owen him                    1    0s   0d   Item, other tymber woode abowte the howse                         1 0s 0d
Item, William Robinson of Blackhurworth was owen him              1    7s   0d   Item, the windodothe, sackes & other implements
Item, Percyvell Rey of Castle Eden is owen him                    6    5s   8d         for windoweinge                                               10s      0d
Item, John ffarrow of Shotton is owen him                         3    3s   4d   Item, one kyllne hayre                                               5s      0d
Item, Edward Highley of Castle Eden is owen him                   4    0s   0d   Item, all the howseholde stufe within the forehowse               7 0s       0d
Item, Percivell Rey of Castle Eden is owen him                    2    9s   0d   Item, in the loft above the forehowe                              6 0s       0d
Item, John Pemberton is owen him                                      13s   0d   Item, in the chamber, one olde presser                               6s      8d
                 EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item,   all the milke vessell & other stufe in the kytchin        2 0s      0d   did about a fortnight after Lammese last past, anno 1618, make and
Item,   towe bee hives                                              10s     0d   declare his last will and testament nuncupatively and by words in
Item,   all the pultreye                                            13s     4d   effect as followeth, vidt, he did give and bequeath to Elizabeth and
Item,   in butter & cheasse                                       2 0s      0d   Alice Burdon, his sisters, ether of them, xli & to James Burdon and
Item,   his apperrell & other furniture                          10 0s      0d   Christofer Burdon, his brethren, ether of them, £5 a peace and to
                                                                                 William Burdon, another of his brethren, iijli vjs viijd and the rest of his
                           Summa ccxxxijli iijs viijd                            porcion, being vjli xiijs iiijd he did give unto Jennet Burdon, his mother,
                                                                                 and John Burdon, his eldest brother, and being asked what he would
                Debtes owene to the saide deceassed                              give to Ellinor, his sister that was married, he said he would not give hir
Inprimis, by Rauphe Eden                                         11 0s      0d   anything but if it should please God she should have a chyld, he willed
Item, by John Allensone of Crawcroke                                 8s     0d   that his brothersic, Jennet Burdon, should give to it xxs and the same to
Item, by Rauphe Newbye                                              10s     0d   be put into the keeping of William Watson of Eyeington,to goe
Item, by George Halle                                             1 0s      0d   forward till that chyld should be of yeers.
                                                                                 Wytnesse.
                              S[um]ma xijli xviijs                               George Jackson
                                                                                 Christofer Bee
                        S[um]ma totall[is]ccxlv li js 8d                         William Watson
                                                                                 DPRI/1/1619/B10/1
                  Debtes owinge by the said deceassed
Imprimis, to Roberte Hedleye                                     30    0s   0d   Topp Heath of Little Eden, Easington, 1620
Item, to Percivell Mylburne                                      11    0s   0d
Item, to Will[ia]m Reade                                          6    8s   0d         The true & perfecte inventory of such goods of my s onne
Item, to Will[ia]m Stodderte                                      5   10s   0d             Topp Heath, deceased, that he died possessed of
Item, to Allisson Buckles                                         1    0s   0d         which came to my hands, to the uttermosi of my knowledg,
Item, to Jane Thompsone                                           1    0s   0d                taken the 20 day of May, Anno Domini 1620
Item, to Nicholes Brigges                                        14   11s   0d
Item, to Christofer Younge                                        2    0s   0d   Imprimis, his apparell & money in his purse                      6 13s 8d
Item, for the corne lande at Kasleadon for one yeare                             Item, a graye meare valued at                                    5 0s 0d
       to end at Saint Helinmes next                             26    0s   0d   Item, certaine bookes valued at                                    13s 4d
Item, for the rent of Halles ffarme for on yeare                  8   10s   0d   Item, a rydinge sadle with furniture                                6s 8d
Item, for the halfe cropp of halles ffarme                       11   10s   0d   Item, a trunck & a deske                                            5s 0d
Item, for the rent of the halfe Northe More                       7    0s   0d   Item, a bedsteade with curtins of grene saye                     2 0s 0d
Item, owinge to Nicholes Wriller                                  3   10s   0d   Item, a sworde & a belte                                           10s 0d
                                                                                                                                        ?        15 8s 8d
                       S[um]ma debitorum cxxvijli xixs
                                                                                                        Debts owinge by the deceased
          S[um]ma de claro debittis deductis cxiijli ijs viijd
DPRI/1/1616/Y2/1-2                                                               Imprimis, to Robert Harte of Thorpe per bonde                   12   12s   0d
                                                                                 Item, to Robert Ridlington ofHartlepoole per bonde              10   10s   0d
Nicholas Burdon of Eyeington, 1619                                               Item, to George M artin                                          2    0s   0d
                                                                                 Item, to M ister John Kinge                                      2    0s   0d
Memorandum that Nicholas Burdon of Eyeington being of the age of                 Item, to John Kinge of Woollenstone per bonde                    5    0s   0d
xiiijo years and a quarter, being sick but of perfect mynd and memory,           Item, for funerall chargs                                        4    5s   0d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, charg aboute thadministration & a commisshon to
        the judg                                                   6s 10d     Received in money owing to the deceased                        34 0s 0d
And to the register                                                5s 4d
Item, to M r John Heath of Kepier per bonde                     2 0s 0d                                Summa totalis £45 0s 0d
                                                               38 19s 2d      DPRI/1/1621/H1/1-2
DPRI/1/1627/H5/1
                                                                              Christopher Young of Etherdacres, 1623
John Herrinson of Horden, yeoman, 1621
                                                                              In the name of God, amen, the xxvijth of November, Anno Domini 1623,
In the name of God, Amen, the first day of May 1620, I, John Herrinson        I, Christofer Young of Etherdacres in the countie of Durham, yeoman,
of Hordon in the countie of Durham, yeoman, being sicke in bodie but          being sicke in bodie but of perfect remembrance, thankes be to God
of good and perfect remembrance, thankes be to allmightie God for it,         therfor, doe make this my last will & testament in manner & forme
doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme                  following. Imprimis, I committ & commend my soule into the hand of
following. First, I give and committ my soule to almightie God and my         Allmightie God, my maker & redemer, by whose mirritts I trust to be
bodie to be buried in my parish church yearde of Esington. ltem, I give       saved, & my bodie to be buried in Easington church & my goods to
unto Richard Herrison of Hordon and unto Bettrice, his wife, to either        be disbursed as hearafter shall follow. Imprimis, I give to the poore o f
of them, xls. ltem, I give unto Isable and Agnes Herrinson, daughters of      Easington parrish, xiijs iiijd. Item, I give to my daughter, Isabell Young,
Richerd Herrinson, xxs a peace. ltem, I give unto Richard Herrinson,          threskore & tenn pounds & a bride wayne worth twentie poundes to
sonne of the saide Richerd Herrinson, xls. ltem, I give unto Christopher      be paid at the day of her maryage, all which porcion is to be paid fourth
Herrinson of Kibbelsworth and unto Elizabeth, his wife, and unto              of my goodes & debts which is owne me. Item, I give to my sonne,
Roger Herrinson & Ales Herrinson, sonne and daughter of the said              William Young, threskore poundes. Item, I give to my sonne,
Christopher Herrinson xls in forme following, that is to saide xxs unto       Christopher Young, thre skore poundes which six skore poundes is to
Christopher Herrinson & the other xxs to be devided between Elizabeth,        be paid when they come to lawfull yeares or sowner if they stand nead
his wife, and their twoo children. I give unto George Herrinson of            of it by my eldest sonne, Robert Young. Item, all the rest of my goodes,
Ceaton Carew xlibra . ltem, I give unto John Herrinson, sonne of              howses, cattle, landes & all things else which is mine I give to my wife
Christopher Herrinson iiijlibra . Item, I give unto Richerd Richerdson, the   & my eldest sonne, Robert Young, all charges being paid & legaces
sonne of Rowland Richerdson, v libra . ltem, I give unto John Herrison of     discharged, and after my wife’s decease all her halfe of my land &
Durham, sonne of George Herrinson, xls of which xls I give xxs unto           goodes to come to my said sonne, Robert Young, or to his heires ir
Beatrice, his wife. ltem, I give unto the twoo sonnes of Richard              assignes. And them two doo I make executors together of this my last
Herrinson of ffullwell xs a peace. ltem, I give unto the poore of             will & testament, witnes my hand the day & yeare above written.
Esington parish xs and unto the poore of Stranton parish other xs. ltem,                           Christopher Young, marke [marked with a symbol]
all my goodes, moveable and unmoveable, not given nor bequeathed,             Witnesses hearof
my debts and funerall expences being discharged, I give and bequeath          Anthonie Young, marke [marked with a vertical line]
unto Richerd Herrinson of Horden and George Herrinson of Ceaton               Percevell Wilbourne, marke [marked with an oblique line]
Carew whom I make sole executors of this my last will and testament, in
presentes of these witnesses, viz: Richerd Massam, William Hunter.            [Latin follows]

                      The inventorie of his goods                                           An Inventorie of the goods moveable and
                                                                                              unmoveable of Christopher Younge of
                               Debts owen                                                   Edderdakers, deceased, taken the ffirst day
Ralph Smith of Seaton Carew                                    10 0s 0d                     of December,1623, by Percivell Wilbourne,
Thomas Johnson of Seaton                                        1 0s 0d                      William Hirdman, Anthorie Younge and
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                Richard Read the younger as followeth                          Item, his purse & apparrell                                    3 6s 8d
                                                                               Item, fower coverletts & one carpett                           1 0s 0d
Inprimis, thirtie thraves of wheate & rye in the                               Item, eight happings                                           1 0s 0d
      stack garth                                              3 0s 0d         Item, two paire of blancketts                                    12s 0d
Item, xxtie thraves of oates                                   2 10s 0d        Item, one feather bedd, one feather bolster and tenn codds     2 0s 0d
Item, foure acres of grene corne newly sowen,                                  Item, one mattresse                                               6s 0d
      being wheate & rye                                        4    0s   0d   Item, fower paire of lynnen sheets with a frindge for a
Item, three stacks of hay                                       7   10s   0d         white bedd                                               1 12s 0d
Item, six oxen & two stotts                                    18    0s   0d   Item, two paire of straking sheets & fower paire of
ltem, xiijtene kyne                                            22    0s   0d         harden sheets                                                15s 0d
Item, fower stirks                                              3    0s   0d   Item, six lynnen pillowbeers                                        8s 0d
Item, nyne calves                                               4    0s   0d   Item, two lynnen table clothes & one strakinge table clothe            6s
Item, foure score ole sheep & fowertene hoggs                  15    0s   0d                                                                 0d
Item, two mares & two stags                                     7    0s   0d   Item, fower long towels                                             4s 0d
Item, three coope waynes, two long wayne, with three                           Item, one dozen of table napkins                                    6s 0d
       paire of wheeles                                        3 0s 0d         Item, three stone of lyne spunn & unspunn                          19s 0d
Item, fyve draught yoakes                                         3s 4d        Item, one iron chimney, one paire of barres, two spitts,
Item, three ploughes, fower solmes with sock & Culter            13s 4d             two racken crokes, [torn] paire of tonges,
Item, two paire of old siles, three paire of stings, a                              one frying pan & two shedding knives                          10s 0d
       paire of coope wayne soles                                   10s 0d     Item, one cocke & two hens                                          1s 0d
                                                                               Item, xij geese                                                     8s 0d
Item, three cubbords & one little cawell                       3 0s 0d
Item, three little tables, two frames, one olde counter                                                     Summa cxiijli xs
      and three little furmes                                       14s   0d
Item, two chayres & ffive buffett stooles                            5s   0d                        Debts owne to the deceased
Item, one arke                                                       6s   8d
Item, two brewing tubbs, one barrell & three stands                  4s   0d   Richard Clewghe of Winlaton                                   [no entry]
Item, five skeeles, milke bowles, chesffatts &c.                     5s   0d   Nicholas Swinburne of Winlaton                                 5 13s 4d
Item, two chirnes                                                    2s   0d   William Redhead of Chester in the Street                       8 15s 4d
Item, one knopp tubb & two butter kitts                              2s   0d   Elizabeth Trotter of Winlaton                                  2 12s 4d
Item, fower leven tubbs                                              2s   0d   John Readhead of Shotton                                       6 10s 0d
                                                                               Richard Meaburne & Robert Meaburne of Shaldforth               2 0s 0d
Item, fower stand beddsteeds & one trinle bedd                 1 0s 0d         Anthony Byers of Shotton                                       1 13s 4d
Item, fower olde chists                                          4s 0d         Bryan ffrizell of Coreforth                                    1 0s 0d
                                                                               Christopher Whelden of Crawes house                            1 3s 8d
Item, xxtie piece of pewter, xiiijtene sawcers, fower pewter                   Phillipp Gibson of Durham                                      5 8s 4d
      candlesticks, fower salts, one pewter quart pott         1 10s 0d        George fforest of Edderdackers                                 2 3s 9d
Item, three brasse potts, two brasse candlesticks, one                         Thomas Currye of Swalwell                                      1 0s 0d
      little brasse morter                                     1 0s 0d         Thomas Richardson of Castle Eden                                  9s 0d
Item, two little kettles & five pannes                           15s 0d        Nicholas Hall of Winlaton                                      4 6s 8d
                                                                               Margaret Pickering of the same                                   10s 0d
                                                                               William Gawdie of Easington                                    2 13s 4d
             EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Ann Harrison of Huton Moore                                           6 0s 0d       tuiciones of his children to the somme of                       [No entry]
Henry Patteson of Swalwelle                                           6 0s 0d
                                                                                             Debts owing by the said deceased at the tyme and that tyme
                              Summa ljli xixs jd                                               paid and discharged by this accomptant to the parties
                           Summa totalis clxv li ixs jd                                                   undernamed as followeth, vizt.,

Percival Wilburne, sigmum [marked with a horizontal line]                           Imprimis, to M r Christopher M idforth by bond                    53 6s    8d
Willim Hirdman, sigmum [marked with a symbol]                                       Item, to Richard Stobbart by bond                                 65 15s   8d
Anthonie Young's marke [marked with a vertical line]                                Item, to M r Richardson by bond                                 115 0s     0d
Richard Read’s marke [marked with two parallel vertical lines]                      Item, to M r John M aunton by bond                              310 0s     0d
DPRI/I/1623/Y1/1, 3-4                                                               Item, to George Hodgshon and Thomas Turner by bond                16 0s    0d
                                                                                    Item, to M r Thomas Sutton of London                              53 15s   0d
Henry Anderson of Haswell, esq., 1626                                               Item, to William, Lord Bishopp of Durham by bill                  26 0s    0d
                                                                                    Item, to M r Boules of London by bond                           117 0s     0d
      A just, true and perfect accounte of the execucion of the last will and       Item, to M r Francis Anderson by bond                             47 18s   0d
testament of Henry Anderson of Haswell in the county of Durham, esq., made          Item, to Thomas Crawforth by bill                                  5 0s    0d
and exhibited by Sir Henry Anderson of the aforesaid county, knight, executor       Item, to M r Richardson by bond                                   16 0s    0d
   of the said last will and testament of his said father, deceased, as followeth   Item, to M r Thomas Hearon                                      127 2s     1d
  under protestacion to add, subtract to or from the said account or to reforme     Item, to the workemen of St Lawrence                              77 18s   0d
 the same hereafter as he shalbe further or better enformed or may come to his      Item, to Ann, laytte wife of Bartram Anderson, upon foure bonds      120   0s
                                    knowledge.                                                                                                       0d
                                                                                    Item, to M rs M idforth                                         110 0s     0d
Imprimis, the said accomptant by way of accounte only doth                          Item, to the Lord Russell since the death of the testator, paid
charge himseife with the p[er]sonall estate of the said deceased                           by this accomptant                                        1650        0s
as the same is comprized and sett downe in an inventary thereof                                                                                      0d
with a surplusage or additament to the same inventory exhibited                     Item, to M r Deareham by bond                                   200 0s     0d
unto this court by this accomptant amounting to the som[m]e of 2589           2s    Item, to Nicholas Cole                                            12 0s    0d
                                                                 4d                 Item, to William Blithman                                         30 0s    0d
                                                                                    Item, to M rs Carr of Durham                                      27 0s    0d
But this accomptant doth not charge himselfe with certaine                          Item, to the Lady ffoster                                       100 0s     0d
debts supposed to be owing to the said deceased, vizt.,                             Item, to seaven of the testators children for their porciones
to M rs Lewes and John Raine mencioned in the addition                                     given by the testator in his testament, in toto           1800        0s
to the said inventary but desireth to be discharged thereof                                                                                          0d
for that they were not nor could not be recovered by this
accomptant to the som[m]e of                                        50 0s 0d                                Som[m]e totall of these debts
Out of which first great somme this accomptant desireth                                                  and disbursements over and besides
to be allowed and discharged of these debts and necessary                                                    the fun[er]all is 5129li 6s 5d
and lawfull disbursements by him paid and defrayed as
followeth, v[i]zt.,                                                                 Et sic computat computand et allocat allocand, this accomptant
                                                                                            hath paid and discharged debts &c. more than the value
lmprimis for the funerall expense of the said deceased, chargs                              of all the deceased’s estate, his funeralle not therein
aboute the apprizeing of his goods, probate of his testament and                            accompted, to the som[m]e of                            [No entry]
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
This accomptant hath also paid and discharged diverse and                     constitute & appointe the foresaid George Rutter & George Paxton my
       sundry other debts owing by the said deceased without                  whole executores of this my last will & tetamente. In witness wherof,
       specialities but knowne to be very due to diverse persons                                                                      William Fletcher
       specified and putt downe in particular in the inventory                                                                    Christofer Robinson
       exhibited unto this court to which this party referreth                                                                         Richard ffoster.
       himselfe which last debts said to amount to the somme of 190 4s 2d                A tme & perficte inventorie of all the goods & chattelles,
                                                                                         moveable & unmoveable, of Richard Dunes of Esington,
[Latin follows]                                                                      late deseased, praised by Christopofer Paxton, George Warden,
DPRI/1/1626/A1-2                                                                       Robert Paxton & Richard ffoster, the fourth daye of August
                                                                                                                  1626.
Richard Dune of Easington, 1626
                                                                              Imprimus, tow kine, praised at                                   5  0s     0d
In the name of God, Amen, the thirtie daye of Maie, one thousand, sixe        Item, tow whyes, praised at                                      5  0s     0d
hundereth, twentie & syx, I, Richard Dune of Esington within the              Item, fortie old sheepe                                         13  0s     0d
countie of Durham, being secke of bodye but of a sounde & perfict             Item, one score of lambes                                        4  0s     0d
memorie, thankes be to God thereof, doe make this my last will and            Item, old hey & new hey                                          3 10s     0d
testament, the daye and yeare first above written, in manner & forme          Item, for stro                                                      9s     0d
followeing. I give & bequieth my soule into the hands of the ever             Item, tow arkes, tow ledders & other implementes                   13s     4d
liveing God, my creator & merceifulle father, hopeing that he will            Item, the crope on the earth                                    14 0s      0d
receave me into his ever lasting kingdome as an inheritor thereof for         Item, a musket bandalerie & murrain, with all that
ever, through the merits of Jesus Christe, his onely begotten sonne &                belonging to hir                                           1 0s 0d
my onely medyator and redemer. I give and bequeith my body to the             Item, his appriell & his purse                                    3 6s 8d
grounde in hope that it shall rise again, at the last daye, to etemall lyfe
through the poore of the Holye Ghost, my present comforter, and that                                 Debtes due unto Richard Dune
it shalbe decentlye buried in Esington churchyard, nere my ancestors. I
give and bequeith unto my s ysster, Isabell Robinson, late wife of            Item, Raiphe Parken                                              9    0s   0d
Umpherye Robinson, five pounds & I give and bequieth unto Margrat             Item, Richard White                                              5    0s   0d
Taller, wife to William Taller, five pounds & to hir childrens, five          Item, Anthony Robinson                                           3    0s   0d
pounds, to be equally divided amongest them, this Margrat Taller              Item, Richard ffoster                                           30    7s   0d
beinge my syster daughter. I give & bequaith unto John Foggat of              Item, Christofer Robinson                                       10    0s   0d
Esington, five pounds. I give & bequieth unto Isable Corble, being my         Item, William Fletcher                                           8    0s   0d
servant & hath taken much paines about me, xls. I give & bequieth unto        Item, Gilbart Paxton                                             2    3s   4d
Ane, daughter of Thomas Ullae, being my sisster's sonne’s daughter,           Edward Hutson                                                         5s   0d
xxs. I give unto Richard ffoster children of Esington, xxs. I give &          Geoorge Wattson                                                      12s   0d
bequieth unto Robart Paxton of Esington, the elder, five pounds. I give       Lorance Huntter                                                       5s   0d
& bequieth unto George Rutter's daughter, Myrrill Rutter, xxs. I give &
bequieth unto George Paxton's sonne, John Paxton, 10s. All the rest of                            Legeses given by the said Richard Dune
my goods & chattlles, my debts paide, my funeralle expenses deduced,          Item, Isable Robinson                                             5 0s     0d
I give & bequieth unto George Rutter, being my sisster Anne Ruter's           Item, John Foggitt                                                5 0s     0d
sonne, & to George Paxton of Esington, he marriing my syster's                Item, Robart Paxton                                               5 0s     0d
daughter, being my frind that I make most ackount one therefore. I doe        Item, William Taller's wife, 5li & his children, 5li              5 sic    0d
                                                                              Item, Isable Corble                                               2 0s     0d
                                                                              Richard ffoster                                                   1 0s     0d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
M errialle Rutter                                               1 0s 0d       ffortie shillings yearly dureing the life of the said William. Ittem, I give
Thomas Ullae's daughter                                         1 0s 0d       unto the poore twentie shillings. Ittem I give to my brother Meriman's
his finerall exspences                                          3 15s 10d     three children, to each of them, a gimber hogg. Ittem, the rest of my
Luke Furth.                                                       10s 0d      goods, my debts, legacies & funerall expences discharged, I give to my
DPRI/1/1626/D1/1-2                                                            wife, Maryeiuratas Whyte & my sonne Myles reser Whyte & Anne &
                                                                              Elizabeth, my daughters, whom I make my joint executors of this my
                                                                              last will & testament.
Richard Whyte of Hawthorne, 1627
                                                                                                       Debts dew by the testator.
                                                                              Imprimis, to Mr Abraham Robinson of Esington, clake, seventeene
            Januarie the 29th, annoque domini 1626
                                                                              pounds. Ittem, to Richard Rowie of Lytle Thorpe, tenn pounds . Ittem to
In the name of God amen, I, Richard Whyte of Hawthorne, beinge,
                                                                              William Smithe of Pittington, three pounds . Ittem, to William Jefferson
God's name be praised for it, (of good & perfect memorie), doe make &
                                                                              of Esington, tenn pounds . Ittem, to William Sharpe of Hesleden, five
ordaine this my last will & testament in manner and forme as foloweth,
                                                                              pounds. Ittem, to Nicholas Shadford of Hawthorne, five pounds , foure
viz., imprimis, I commend my soule to Almightie God, my most gratious
                                                                              shillings & sixpence.
saviour, and will that my bodie be buried in the churchyard at
                                                                                                              Richard Whyte mark
Esington. Ittem, I will that my brother-in-lawe, Christofer Armstronge,
                                                                              Sealed & signed in the presence of us
in full satisfaction of all reckonings betwene him & mee, shall have two
                                                                              Abraham Robinson iuratus, clarke
third partes of my farme in Hawthorn torn the space & terme of eight
                                                                              Nicholas iuratus Shadforth
yeares, begininge the first day of Maye which shalbe in the torn of our
                                                                              Anthonye Robsinson, his mark
Lord, 1627, accordinge to a lease of the said 2 partes for 12 yeares
                                                                              Robert Meriman, his marke
bearinge date the first of May, 1623. Ittem I give unto my two
                                                                              Robert Tonge
daughters, Anne & Elizabeth, the close called Milbank Close and a
pasture gate and a halfe in the coopes which belonged sometime to
                                                                                                   An inventorie of such goods & chattles
Marmaduke Highfield, untill my sonne, Myles Whyte, shall give unto
                                                                                                    as Richard White of Hawthorne, latly
my two said daughters, fifftie pounds. Ittem I give unto eyther of my
                                                                                                   deceased, died possessed of, vewed and
said daughters, Anne & Elizabeth, for their filliall portions, fortie
                                                                                                    valued by William Sharpe, Christofer
pounds, to be paid by my sonne Myles Whyte, if he be maried before
                                                                                                      Armstronge, Roberte fforster and
them, to be paid by him in this manner, viz., twentie pounds at the daie
                                                                                                    Nicholas Shadforth, 10th of Februarie,
of the mariage of eyther of them, and tenn pounds that time twelfmonth
                                                                                                                    1626
and other tenn pounds half-a-yeare after that. But if my said sonne do
                                                                              Imprimis, seaven kyne and six calves                            24   10s    0d
not marie in the meanetime, I will that the said fortie pounds to eyther
                                                                              Item, one whie and fyve stirkes                                  7     0s   0d
of them be not paied unto my said daughters untill my bro ther
                                                                              Item, foure horses and mares and a foale                         8    0s    0d
Armstrong's time in the farme be fully expired, which will be about
                                                                              Item, thirtie ewes & hoggs                                      10    0s    0d
eight yeares hence, and then my sonne Myles, at the expiration of the
                                                                              Item, fyve swine                                                 1    0s    0d
said eight yeares, shall paye unto eyther of my said daughters , twentie
                                                                              Item, the corne in the barne and staggeth                        4    0s    0d
pounds, and other twentie pounds to eyther of them, that time twelve
                                                                              Item, the corne on the earth                                     1    6s    8d
month. Ittem, I give to eyther of my daughters a fourth part of all my
                                                                              Item, waine & waine greare, plough and plough geare              4    0s    0d
household stuffe at the day of the mariage of eyther of them, & the
                                                                              Item, the cupbords and a spence                                  3    6s    8d
other halfe therof to be devided equally betweene them at the death of
                                                                              Item, the brasse & pewter                                        6    0s    0d
my wife, Marie Whyte. Ittem, I will that my wife, Marye Whyte, doe
                                                                              Item, beds and beddinge                                          8    0s    0d
finde William Scott, her brother, with meate, drinke & doathing dureing
                                                                              Item, 5 chistes                                                  1    0s    0d
her naturall liffe, and after her decease, if the said William survive her,
                                                                              Item, tables & stooles & formes and quishions                    1    6s    8d
then I will that my sonne Myles doe paye unto the said William Scott
                                                                              Item, two chimnes & three spitts, two rackencrookes
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
        & tonges                                                 1 6s 8d          Robinson, the lease of my ffarme in Esington during the time of her
Item, a winoweing cloth, sacks & pockes, sives                                    widowhood and if she marie again to any other man, my will is that my
        & riddles                                                      10s 0d     sonne, George Robinson, shall have my said lease. Ittem, I give &
Item, skeeles, mells & braninge trough, with dishes                               bequeath unto eyther of my two [said deleted] daughters, Isabell &
        & trenchers                                                 5s       0d   Anne, twentie markes in moenye. Ittem, my will is that my lease shalbe
Item, hay forkes, g……s & f…s, spades & shovels                      5s       0d   renewed out of all my goods & chattells in generall. Ittem, I will that my
Item, yarne, geese & pullen                                      1 10s       0d   two younger sonnes' partes of goods & chattells shall, by my wiffe &
Item, all his leases                                            28 0s        0d   William Robinson, my brother, or their assignes, be put forth for the
Item, his purse & apparel                                        3 6s        8d   best benefite of my two sonnes, Thomas & Nicholas, untill they come
                                                                                  to the age of twentie & one yeares &, in the meanetime, in regard my
                          Summa totalis £114 13s 4d                               said two sonnes doe paye their parte out of my goods & chattells,
                                                                                  towards the renewing of the lease, my will & desire is that they shall
                         Debts oweing by the deceased                             have their education, meate, drinke & cloathinge out of my said ffarme,
Imprimis, to M r Abraham Robinson of Easington, Clarke          17      0s   0d   hopinge, my two said sonnes, when it shall please God to enable them
Item, to Richard Rowie of Litlethorp                            10      0s   0d   to worke, that then they will doe what lyeth in them for the benefite of
Item, to William Smith of Pittington                             3      0s   0d   the ffarme, unlesse the [sic] take any other course of liffe upon them.
Item, to William Jefferson of Esington                          10      0s   0d   Ittem, all the rest of my goods & chattells, my rents paid, my ffunerall
Item, to William Sharpe of Hesledon                              5      0s   0d   expences deducted, my wive's third sett forth unto hir out of my goods
Item, to Nicholas Shadforth of Hawthorne                         5      4s   6d   & chattells, I give & bequeath unto my five children, George Robinson,
Item, to Williamm Newbye                                         2     14s   8d   Thomas Robinson, Nicholas Robinson, Isabell Robinson & Anne
Item, more owing to M r Abraham Robinson aforesaid               1     15s   0d   Robinson & I doe constitute & appointe these my five children, joint
Item, his funerall expences, money given to the poore,                            executors of this my last will & testament. Ittem, I give & bequeath to
        mortuarie &c.                                            3 10s 0d         Isabell Mason, twentie shillings. Ittem, to Ales Yeilder, twentie
                                                                                  shillings & to her two children, eyther of them, a gimber lambe. Ittem, I
                        Summa debitorum £58 3s 10d                                give to Margerie Woolffe, twentie shillings & to her two children,
                                                                                  either, a gimber lambe. Ittem, to each of William Mason six children a
Item, the charges of probat of will & testament,                                  gimber lambe. Ittem, to George Jordeson's three children, each, a
        bondsmen, witnesses &c.                                   no entry        gimber lambe. Ittem, I give to William Jordeson's sonne of Newcastle, a
                                                                                  gimber lambe. Ittem, to William Robinson two sones, each, a gimber
       Summa de claro besides the charges of will provinge £56 9s 2d              lambe. Ittem, to the poore, twentie shillings. Ittem, I give to my brother
DPRI/1/1627/W3/1-2                                                                Robert's sonne a gimber lambe. Witnesses heereof, Richard ffoster,
                                                                                  William Robinson [Robert Robinson deleted], Robert Tongue &
Christopher Robinson of Easington, yeoman, 1627                                   Abraha[m] Robinson, clarke.
                                                                                  Abraham Robinson, clarkiur [full name signed ]
                 ffebruarie the twelfth, Anno Domini 1626                         Robert Tongeiur [full name signed ]


In the name of God, Amen, I, Christoffer Robinson of Esington within                                       Debts due to the testator
the countie of Durham, yeoman, being sicke in bodie but of a good and             Impr[imis], Robert Robinson                                    3 0s 0d
p[er]fect memorie, God be thanked for it, doe make & ordaine this my              Ittem, Edward Hudson                                           2 12s 10d
last will and testament in manner & forme following, vizt., I comend my           Ittem, Richard Harison                                         1 0s 0d
soule unto the Almightie God, my redemer and will that my bodie be                Ittem, M r M ettforth's man                                      12s 0d
buried in Esington churchyard. Ittem, I give to my wiffe, Meriall                 Ittem, M r Nicholas Heath de Eden, junior                     10 0s 0d
                                                                                  Ittem, John Rogerson                                           8 0s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Ittem, Robert Driden ofWhicham                                         11s 0d      Percivell Wilbourne of Shotton, 1629
Ittem, Henrye Babington                                                 3s 6d
It[e]m, to M r Nicholas Heath de Eden, junior                           5s 0d      In the name of God, Amen, I, Percyvell Wilbourne of Shotton, sicke
                                                                                   and craised in body but in good and perfect remembrance, laud and
                                                                                   praise be unto Almightie God, my only maker, savour and redemour,
      An inventorie of all suche goods & chattels as Christofer Robinson           doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme
             of Easington, lately diseased, died possessed of, vewed               ffollowing. ffirst, I commend my soule to the Almighty God in whose
      & valued by George Wardell, Richard Walker, Christofer Paxton &              mercy I hop to be saved, and my body to be buried in Easington
                        Christofer Bee, 28 M arche 1627                            churchyeard. Item, I give unto my wiff, Dorothy Wilbourne, xxli. Item, I
Imprimis, sixe stotes                                               18 6s     8d   give unto my wiff Dorothy the easter halfe of the newe house of
Item, fourteene kine                                                37 6s     8d   Humble Knowle. Item, I charge my sonn, John Wilbourne, to fynd his
Item, towe whies, one of them with calfe                             4 6s     8d   mother, meat, drinke and apparill soe long as she shall live. Item, I give
Item, foure stirkes                                                   4 0s    0d   unto my daughter Barbary Thompson xli. deleted Item, I give unto my
Item, eleven calves                                                   7 6s    8d   daughter’s children ffifty poundes and that money to goe forward to
Item, towe buls & a branded stirke                                    4 13s   4d   the use and profitt of my daughter’s children till they come at age, at
Item, thirtie & three ewes & lames                                  13 4s     0d   the discretion of Christopher Richardson, John Thompson, John
Item, thirtie & three ewes without lames                              9 0s    0d   ffoster and John …… deleted. Item, I give unto my sonne Edward
Item, thirtie weathers & tuppes                                       6 13s   4d   Wilbourne, one hundred and ten pounds in regard of his portion. Item,
Item, fourtie & nine sheepe hogges                                  13 0s     0d   I give unto Christofer Jerdison, my wive's sonn, ffower pounds. Item, I
Item, five kine & calves                                            13 6s     8d   give unto Anne Jerdison, my wive's daughter, other fower pounds.
Item, eight oxen                                                    39 0s     0d   Item, I give unto my ffirst wive's children, everie one of them, ffiveten
Item, fouer mares                                                     8 13s   4d   shillinges apece. Item, I give unto my brother, John Wilbourne, fforty
Item, tow stagges & towe foales                                       6 0s    0d   shillinges. Item, I give unto my said brother, John Wilbourne, halfe my
Item, come in the stackgarthe                                         7 0s    0d   clothes, saving my clockes. Item, I give unto my sister, Jaynat Smyth,
Item, haye in the stackgarthe                                         1 10s   0d   fforty shillinges of lawfull Englishe mones. Item, I give unto my sister
Item, the crop upon the ground in Esington towne feilds &                          husband, William Smith, the other halfe of my clothes, saving the
       Pespoole fields                                              25 0s     0d   clockes. Item, I give unto the poore in the parish of Easington xxs. Item,
Item, plough & plough geare, wanes & wane gere                        8 0s    0d   I give unto the poore of the parish of Trymdon, other twentie
Item, timber                                                            13s   0d   shillinges. If the Lord will that I shall dy and from this wretched world
Item, his purse & apparrell                                           2 0s    0d   depart, this wicked world I doe leave withall my last will and hart. In
Item, an amris & cauwell & other woodden vessell                      2 0s    0d   witnes whereof I have to this, my last will and testament, sett to my
Item, brasse & pewder vessell                                         3 6s    8d   hand and seale the xxth daie of June in the ffist yeare of the reigne of
Item, beddings & bedcloathes                                          2 0s    0d   our souveraigne lord, Charles, by the grace of God, of England,
Item, tow bed steades                                                    4s   0d   Scotland, ffrance and Ireland, King, Defender of the ffaith, Anno
                                                                                   Domini 1629.
                           Summa totalis [no entry]
DPRI/1/1627/R9/1-2                                                                 And I, Percyvell Wilbourne, before the ensealinge hereof, doe make my
                                                                                   son, John Wilbourne, whole executor and to see that these portion and
                                                                                   legacies be paied and dischardged that then                        his
                                                                                   signum                                Percyvell Wilbourne

                                                                                   Sealed and delivered in the
              EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
 presence of us                                                             barronett, to stay in his hand, fourthe of the hundred pounds I am to
John Liddell mark                                                           receive of him at Lammas, and that he will be pleased to continue it in
Richard Liddell iuratus                                                     his hand for her use, paying the concederation yerely thereof unto
                                                                            George Grahame of Horden ffor her maintenance, who I do desire to
My mening is that this will shall stand & be good but that my mening        keepe her during her noneage for my mind is that, my brother William
is to give my sonne, Edward, fifty poundes more then is within the will     shall not have the bringing on her upe nor have her education and my
to make him eight score whereof I give him forty poundes nowe and           mind further is that after it shall please God the said Elizabethe Pattison
the sixe score that is remaineing to be in John Wilbourne hand, his         shall accomplishe the age of tenn yeres, that then she shall maintain
brother's hand, & to give him vij poundes in the yeare during his life      her self by her survice and all the use of the thirtie pounds shall be
and if it please God that the said Edward shall have any children, that     reserved to her portion untill such time as she may lawfully dispose of
every one of these children shall have five poundes a peace after           it and, if she shall happen to die or she can dispose thereof, then the
Edward desese. Item, I give unto Barbary Thompson hir childerren thre       said moneyes to discend upon my brother William Wilkinson and my
score poundes amonges them. Item, I give unto my wife all my                brother is to give her all maintenance untill Martinmas next otherwise
househould stufe and, for my armore, I give unto my sone John and           to receive after the rate of 40s a yere for her maintenance deleted unto
this I make to inlarge my will a for going. In witness whereof I set my     George Graime in respect he hathe received mony all ready for her
hand & marke the sixt dave of March 1630.                                   maintenance. I give and bequeathe unto John Wilkinson, my brother
                                           Parsevell Wilboume his mark      William's sonn, 10li. More 1 give unto Jane, William his daughter, 10li. I
                                                                            give to 8 children I christened every one, 5s, 2li. I give to George Graime
Wittnes, Christofer Richardson juratus                                      of Horden, 2li. I give unto Margrett Halcote, jli. I give to Margarett
John Tomson his marke juratus                                               Boyes, 2li. I give Elizabethe Marshall, 10s and I give Mary Halliday, her
                                                                            daughter, 10s, jli. And my will concerning my funerall is that every aged
 Memorandum that the witnesses of this codicill affirmeth that the          poore shall, at my burial, receaive every one, 2d and the younger poore,
testator caused the fower lynes in the will rated, to be soe rated by the   jd a peace and the neighbours shall have entertenment with plentie at
directions of this the said testator att the makeinge of the codicill.      Easington after a neighbourly manner and for the discharge thereof, I
DPRI/1/1629/W                                                               do allowe fburteene pounds and if any thinge do remaine it shall be to
                                                                            the benefitt of my executor who I do ordaine to be my brother William
                                                                            Wilkinson of this my last will and testament.
Lancelot Wilkinson of Horden, yeoman, 1629
                                                                                                   Wittnes whereof
Memorandum, that Lancelott Wilkinson of Horden, yeamonn,
                                                                                                    John Conyeres
deceased, who died the nine and twentie day of Januarye last, 1629,
beinge sicke and weake in body but of a perfect mind and memorie, did,
                                                                                                    Debts owing unto the testator
the day before his death, desire to speake with Sir John Conyers,
                                                                            Sir John Conyers, barronett as last part of payment
baronet, who no souner came unto him but he told him he did much
                                                                                  for my beasts due at Lammas next                        100 0s 0d
desire to make his last will and testament that ever he entended to
                                                                            M r Nicholas Heathe for 3 swine already due                     1 5s 0d
make in this life, unto which words the said Sir John Conyers maid
                                                                            John Pope                                                          3s 0d
answere that he hard he was not unprovided of a will already maid by
                                                                            Bartholomew Starne                                                 2s 6d
Mr Robinson, unto which the said Lancelot Wilkinson replyed he had
                                                                                                                                          101 10s 6d
burned it and nowe he wold relaite his last will which, having once
repeated over, he did desire the said Sir John Conyers to put it in
                                                                                                    Debts owing by the testator
writinge at that instant which was doun to the effect as followeth:
                                                                            William Stoddart upon bond                                     10 16s 0d
ffirst, I give unto Elizabethe Pattison, daughter of Margarett Pattison,
                                                                            To Sir John Conyers upon? reconinge for beast gates
thirtie pounds for her portion which I desire Sir John Conyers,
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                           John Conyeres                                                                          Summa totallis             22 8s 8d

                  The inventory of all the goods & chattels                                          Debtes oweing to the testator
                    mouveable & inmouveable of Lancelott                     Inprimis, by Sir John Coniers, baronet, upon bond              100 0s 0d
                     Wilkinson of Horden in the parish of
                      Easington in the county of Durham,                                       Thomas Paxton
                    yeoman, praised by Thomas Paxton &                                         George Paxton, his marke
                    George Paxton of Little Thorpe, George                                     George Grame, his marke
                    Grame, Robert Atkinson of Horden, all                                      Robert Atkinson, his marke
                  within the parish of Easington in the coun-                DPRI/1/1629/W10/1-4
                   -tie of Durham, yeomen, this first day of
                         ffebruary, Anno Domini 1629.
                                                                             Robert Paxton of Easington, 1630
Inprimis, his purse valued to                                   1 10s 4d
                                                                             In the name of God amen, I, Robart Paxton of Easington in the county
Item, all his clothes, linnen and wollen belonging
                                                                             of Durham, yeoman, sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie,
        to his backe or bodily wearing                          3 0s 0d
                                                                             God be praised, doe make & ordaine this my last will and testament as
Item, for his linnen & harden sheets with other
                                                                             followeth. Inprimis I comend my soule unto Almighty God, my creator,
      linnen                                                    1 4s    0d
                                                                             preserver and redeemer, and will that my body be buried in Easington
Item, for sword & belt                                            3s    4d
                                                                             church yard. Item, I will that my farme on the South Row in Easington
Item, all his bedding                                           3 5s    0d
                                                                             and all my goods and chatteles be sold and all my debtes being
Item, two yards of new kersie                                     3s    4d
                                                                             discharged therewith, the remainder I dispose of in this maner: I give to
Item, fower pound of linnen yame & fower of
                                                                             Jane Gorn, my daughter, for her filiall porcion iijli vjs and viijd. ltem, I
       harden yame                                                 5s   6d
                                                                             give to Alice, my wife, a cow at her owne choise. Ltem, I give to my
Item, for a cubbard & spence                                    2 15s   0d
                                                                             sonne, Christofer, my young blacke mare. The rest of my goods ,
Item, two chaires                                                  1s   0d
                                                                             moveable and unmoveable, my debtes, legacies and funerall expences
Item, thre bedsteads                                            1 0s    0d
                                                                             discharged, I give to my sonnes Christofer, James and Richard whom I
Item, fower chests                                                 8s   0d
                                                                             make ioint executors of this my last will and testament, which
Item, a wollen wheele                                                   6d
                                                                             executorshipp I will shall stand for there porc[i]ons. In witnes wherof I
Item, a table and two stooles                                      4s   0d
                                                                             have sett my hande hereunto, this xxiiijth of ffebruarie anno domini
Item, all the pewter vessell                                       6s   8d
                                                                             1629. Witnesses of this will, Abraham Robinson, Richard Foster,
Item, all the wodden vessell                                       6s   8d
                                                                             Thomas Paxton.
Item, all the brasse vessell                                      12s   0d
Item, a hopper and a basket                                             8d
Item, 1 pokes and 2 seckes                                        1s    0d
                                                                                                           A true inventorie
Item, all the iron stuffe                                         3s    4d
                                                                                                         of all the goodes and
Item, waine ropes                                                       6d
                                                                                                          chattells of Robart
Itejm, a saddle                                                         6d
                                                                                                          Paxton of Easington
Item, bourds and other wood geare                                 3s    4d
                                                                                                         within the countie of
Item, two kine and a calfe                                      4 6s    8d
                                                                                                        Durham, yeoman, late
Item, the hay                                                     6s    8d
                                                                                                         deceased, praised the
Item, one mare                                                  2 0s    0d
                                                                                                       ffowerth day of M arch,
Item, two hens                                                          8d
                                                                                                           one thousand, sixe
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                           hundreth, twentie seaven,                            Item, I give all the rest of my goodes, moveable & unmoveable, [to my
                          by Richard Walker, George                             wife & my sonne John whom I make sole exsecators of this my last will
                            Wardell, Thomas Paxton                              and testament deleted]
                            and Robert Jameson as                               Item, I give my wife & rest of my childeren all the rest of my goods,
                              hereafter followeth                               moveable and unmoveable, my detes, legasie & funeralle expens
                                                                                discargges. I do make my wife & my eldest sonne John whome I maik
Imprimis, fower oxen & one stot praised att                       11 6s 8d      my sole executors of this my last will and testement.
Item, fower kine and two whies praised at                         12 6s 8d
Item, two calves praised att                                         15s 0d                            Dettes owing by the testator
Item, one horse and one mare praised att                           2 6s 8d
Item, corne in the garth praised att                               2 0s 0d      Imprimis owing to William Stoderte                                20  0s   0d
Item, ffower swine praised att                                     1 0s 0d      Item, owing to Parservell Welbourne                               10  0s   0d
Item, one hay stacke praised att                                   2 0s 0d      Item, owing to Gorg Tomson                                         8  0s   0d
Item, the cropp on the ground praised att                         20 0s 0d      Item, owing to Robarte Dobson                                      4  0s   0d
Item, the plow geare and waine geare praised att                   1 10s 0d     Item, owing to Phillope Clark                                      2 10s   0d
Item, one litle cupbord with some other implements praised att       10s 0d     Item, Christofer Heryson                                           2 10s   0d
Item, his purse and apparell praised at                              10s 0d     Item, owing to Christofer Stodarte                                 1  0s   0d
Item, his lease on the Southerowe praised at                     110 0s 0d      Item, owing to Jane Emersone                                      21  0s   0d
Item, three load of otes praised att                               1 4s 0d      Item, owing for bushope rent                                         13s   4d
Summa totalis                                                    165 9s 0d      Item, owing for tind [?] rent                                        18s   0d
                                                                                Item, owing for writing of lease                                   3 0s    0d
Concordat hec copia cum original     per nos                                    Thomas Paxtoniur [full name signed]
M ungo Scott [other text]                                                       John Tomsoniur [marked with a symbol]
Rich[ard] Newhouse [other text]
DPRI/1/1630/P2/1-2                                                                        An inventory of all the [goods and ch torn]attells movable
                                                                                           and unmoveable of Ph[illip Rich torn]ardson of Shotton
                                                                                            & in the parrish of Easi[ngton torn] dissesed, praised
Philip Richardson of Shotton, 1630
                                                                                             by foure indifferent m[en torn] November viiij 1630
                                                                                                        John Tomson, Thomas [torn],
In the name of God [Amen, I, Phillipp Richardson torn] of Shotton
                                                                                                        Richard Jurdeson, James Byers
sicke in [body torn] but in good [and perfect memorie,? torn]thankes
be to God, doe make my last will[and testament in torn] manner and
                                                                                Imprimise, foure oxen                                             12 0s 0d
forme following, first, I give [my soule torn] to almighty God my maker
                                                                                Item, iij stottes                                                  5 6s 8d
& redemer & [my bodie to be buried torn] within my parrish church
                                                                                Item, v keye, one quye & one stu[rk torn                           9 6s 8d
yarde of [Easington? torn]
                                                                                Item, tow calfes                                                     13s 4d
                                                                                Item, ix old shepe & vj hoges                                      3 10s 0d
Imprimise, I give to my eldest sonn [John torn] legasie           2   0s   0d
                                                                                Item, a horse & a mare                                             3 6s 8d
Item, I give to my sonne Richard [in legasie torn]                2   0s   0d
                                                                                Item, a sewe & a pige                                                13s 4d
Item, I give to my sonne Thomas [in lega torn]sie                 2   0s   0d
                                                                                Item, fourty threaves of wheat & rey                              10 0s 0d
Item, I give to my sonne Gorge [in legasie torn]                  2   0s   0d
                                                                                Item, otes & pease                                                 4 0s 0d
Item, I give to my sonne Phillop in legasie                       2   0s   0d
                                                                                Item, wheat & rey sowne one grond                                  6 0s 0d
Item, I give to my daughter M argate in legasie                   2   0s   0d
                                                                                Item, haye                                                         3 0s 0d
                                                                                Item, long waines & cop waines with axiltres & stinges at          4 13s 4d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, one oxe harrow, a paire of horse harrows                           8s   0d   age of xxjtie yeares in case hee soo long live, the same to remain in the
Item, two plowes with a pair of irones                                   5s   0d   hands of his father & mother during his minoritie without making any
Item, foure yokes, three somes, two shakles, a pair of hors geare       11s   0d   allowance for the same. Item, I geve and bequeath to my grandchild,
Item, a sholle, a spad, one mucke hacke & two fowe                       3s   0d   Elizabeth Heath, daughter of the saide Nicalas Heath, the some of fiftie
Item, his purse & apparrell                                         1    0s   0d   pounds to be paid unto her when she shall accomplesh the age of xxjtie
Item, a cubbard & one cawell                                        1    6s   8d   yeares or be married, by and with the consent of her parents without
Item, pewder vessell                                                1    0s   0d   any alowance for the same. Item, I give unto her, the said Elizabeth
Item, two kettell & two pottes                                      1    0s   0d   Heath, one fetherbed with bolster, pillowes and all other things
Item, wod vessell with seves & riddell hopper                           10s   0d   belonging the furniture of a bed. Item, I give and bequeath unto
Item, three kistes                                                       3s   4d   Margret Heath, another of my sone's daughters, the some of xxxli
Item, waines, ropes & two irones forkes                                  2s   0d   [twentie pounds in National Archives copy] & to Kathrine Heath, her
Item, two beds & one presser                                            10s   0d   sester, the some of xxxli to be paid unto them when they shall
Item, coverlides, hapen & blankets                                  1    6s   8d   accomplesh the age of xxi yeares or bee married, without any allowance
Item, one matteres & v codes                                        1    0s   0d   for the same. Item, I give and bequeath to Nicholas Heath, there
Item, one table, one chare, two chesbres                                 3s   0d   brother, my grandchild, the some of xxxli to be paid unto him when he
Item, a pair of bares, a spate, a reckon croke, a frying pane            5s   0d   shall accompleshe the age of xxi yeares without any alowance for the
Item, one arke & a riding sadle                                          4s   0d   same. Item, I give unto Franses Heath, my god-daughter and
Item, foure paire of line sheats, iij paire of harden, tow table                   grandchild, another of the daughters, the some of xxli, a fetherbed,
       cose, ij pellebers                                            1 10s 0d      bolster & furneture belonging there unto when shee shall accompleshe
Item, a bead, one cote                                                  2s 0d      the age of xxjtie yeares or to be paid unto her at her marege, by and with
Item, a case for two lines                                          30 0s 0d       the consent of her parence. Item, I give and bequeath to my worthie
DPRI/1630/R4/1-2                                                                   kind ffrend Mrs [P]eacocke, one gold ring with death’s hed upon it.
                                                                                   Item,I give and bequeath unto my [kinde] frend [MrsAnne Newhouse,
                                                                                   wife of Mr Richard Newhouse, for a remembrance to weare for my]
Elizabeth Smyth of Little Eden, widow, 1632
                                                                                   sake, xxxs in a reng. Item, I give and bequeath to Mr Richard Nuhouse,
                                                                                   my loving & kind frend, to were in a ringe for my sake, xxs. Item, I give
In the name of God amen, I, Elizabeth Smyth, of late of the cetie of
                                                                                   and bequeath to my servant, Issabell Hodgshon, the some of xxs. All
Durham and nowe of Litle Eden, widdow, being sicke and weake in
                                                                                   the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever, my funerale being
body yet of good and perfete remembrance, thankes be geven to
                                                                                   descharged, I geve & bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Heath, wiffe
almightie God, doo make and ordaine this my last will and testament in
                                                                                   unto Mr Nicholas Heath, whome I make my executrix of this my last will
maner and forme ffolloing, first and prencirpally, I committ my soule to
                                                                                   & testament. And I make & ordaine my sonn in law, Mr Nicales Heath
Almightie God, my maker and redeemer, in full assurance of a ioyfull
                                                                                   of Litle Eden, my supavisor hereof, in witness whereof I have hereunto
reserrecction at the day of iudgement, and my body to bee hurried in
                                                                                   sett my hand & seale, the 20th of March, 1631 [in the presence of
the parish church of St Marrie's within the South Bayley, in the Citty of
                                                                                   MrNicholas Heath, Richard Redhead].
Durham, as neare unto my late husband as conveniently may be. Item,
                                                                                                                                                      ES seal
I give and dispose to the poorest inhabitants of that parish the some of
                                                                                   Seld in the presence of us
xxs to be destributed by the discretion of my executrix and her husband.
                                                                                   Nicales Heath
Item, I give and bequeath to the poore of the paresh of Easington the
                                                                                   Christopher Humble, the mark of
some of xxs to be distrebuted at the descretion of my executrix and her
                                                                                   Richard Redhead mark
husband. Item, I give and bequeath unto Henry Croone, my godsonne,
                                                                                   [ Text in italics supplies torn and missing material in Durham copy
the sume of xli at xxj yers of age. Item, I give and bequeath unto my
                                                                                   from the National Archives copy]
grandchild, Roger Heath, sonne of Nicholas Heath of Litle Eden, the
                                                                                   DPRI/1/1632/S13/1; another copy in National Archives, Prob 11/161
some of one hundreth pounds to be paid when he shall accomplish the
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                                          and unmoveable, belonging unto John Lynn, late
                                                                                         of Shotton deceased, apprised by Richard Butler,
John Lynn of Shotton, yeoman, 1632
                                                                                     James Jordan, John Cowling & Thomas Storye as followeth

In the name of God, Amen, xixth day of Aprill, anno domini 1632, I, John
                                                                            lmprimis, xij oxen                                           56     0s   0d
Lynn of Shotton in the county of Durham, yeoman being sicke in body
                                                                            ltem, xxix kyne & one bull                                   93     0s   0d
but in whole and perfect memorie, thanks be to God, doe make and
                                                                            ltem, xxij stotts                                            60     0s   0d
ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and
                                                                            ltem, viij stotts & six whies                                23    10s   0d
forme following. ffirst, I committ and comend my soule into the hands
                                                                            ltem, xx yeare old calves                                    21    10s   0d
of Almightie God, my creator, and his sonne, Jesus Christ, my redemer,
                                                                            ltem, one yong bull                                           1    10s   0d
hopeing assuredly to be saved by his death and merritts alone, and by
                                                                            ltem, ix mares and ij horses                                 26    13s   4d
a true and lively faith in him and by no other meanes, and I will that my
                                                                            ltem, five fillies & five yeare old fooles                   22     0s   0d
body be buryed within my parish churchyard of Sedgfeild so neare
                                                                            ltem, one gray fillye, 3 yeares old, given by legacie unto
unto my brother, William Lynn, as conveniently may be. And touching
                                                                                    Robert Lynn                                           3     0s   0d
such wordly estate of goods and chattells as it
                                                                            ltem, one gray horse given by legacie unto William Lynn      11     0s   0d
hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to bestow upon me, I
                                                                            ltem, 180 ewes with lambes                                   86     0s   0d
doe hereby dispose as followeth. ffirst, I doe give and bequeath unto
                                                                            ltem, 180 hoggs                                              68     0s   0d
my sonnes, William, Richard and Robert, and to my daughters, Ann
                                                                            ltem, xlij shering wethers                                   20     0s   0d
and Mary, unto everie of them, the summe of one hundreth pounds for
                                                                            ltem, ix tupps                                                4     0s   0d
their filiall and child’s porcions. ltem, I doe give and bequeath unto my
                                                                            ltem, xxix fatt wethers                                      20     0s   0d
sonne, William, my best gray gelding. ltem I doe give and bequeath
                                                                            ltem 4 swyne                                                  2    13s   4d
unto my sonne, Robert, my best yong gray mare. ltem, I doe give and
                                                                            ltem, corne in the barne & staggard                          35     0s   0d
bequeath unto my brother, Robert Lynn, tenn shillings and to my
                                                                            ltem, corne groweing on the ground                           60     0s   0d
brother, Richard Lynn, tenn shillings for tokens. ltem, I doe give unto
                                                                            ltem, ploughes & waines with furniture thereunto
Elizabeth Lynn, xs, to Ellin Lynn, xs, and to Jone Lynn, xs. ltem, I doe
                                                                                    belongeing                                            9    0s 0d
give unto Christofer Hixon, xxs, to Edward Hixon, xxs. ltem, I doe give
unto Elizabeth Hixon, Margaret Hixon and Margerie Hixon, to everie of
                                                                            ltem, in the hall house, two cubbards                         3 13s 0d
them, one bushell of wheate. ltem, the residue of all my goods ,
                                                                            ltem, 3 other cubbards
moveable and unmoveable, my depts, legacies and funerall expenses
                                                                            ltem, brasse & puder                                          8 0s 0d
being deducted, I doe give and bequeath unto my loveing wife,
                                                                            ltem, bedding & furniture thereunto belonging with
Elizabeth Lynn, and my sonne, William Lynn, whome I make and
                                                                                    chiste & stooles                                       3 0s 0d
ordaine the sole executors of this my last will and testament. In
                                                                            ltem, bedsteades & tables                                     15    0s
witnesse whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name the daie &
                                                                                                                                         0d
yeare above written.
                                                                            ltem, milke bowles, skeles with other furniture belonging
                                                       Johne Lynn, signum
                                                                                   unto milknesse                                         2 10s      0d
In the presence of us.
                                                                            ltem, spitts & racks with such other like necessaries           10s      0d
Richard Butler
                                                                            ltem, beefe & bacon with other provision for the house        4 0s       0d
John Hixon, marke
                                                                            ltem, one musket                                                10s      0d
John Farelesse
                                                                            ltem, tableclothes, napkins & other lining                    6 10s      0d
                                                                            ltem, his purse & his apparel                                20 0s       0d
Shotton, primo M aij
                                                                            ltem, moneyes oweing unto him                                55 0s       0d
                                                                            DPRI/1/1632/L5/1,3
             An inventorie of all the goods & chattels, moveable
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                              and 2 uncles, my will is that shee shall have eight score pounds and
                                                                              the lease to be divided amongst her sisters and my fourth daughter to
                                                                              have the close I bought of John Bell and an hundred pounds. Item, my
William Ingleby of Great Haswell, yeoman, 1632                                will is that none of my daughters shall have any benefitt of my leases
                                                                              till they come to the age of eighteen yeers. Item, my will is that my
In the name of God, amen, June the five and twentieth, anno domini            daughters shall live with my wife till they come to age to chose their
1632 and the eighth yeere of the reigne of our soveraigne lord,               guardian and that each of my children shall have five pounds a yeer for
Charles, by the grace of God, King of Great Brittaine, France and             their education. Item, my will is that my fourth daughter Anne and that
Ireland, defender of the faith etc., I, William Ingleby of Great Haswell in   daughter my wife shall beare mee shall have their portions made up
the county pallatine of Durham, yeoman, being visitted with sickness          three hundred pounds a yeare a peece. Item, I give and bequeath to my
but of good and perfect memory (praised be God) doe constitute and            nephew, John Ingleby, twenty shillings. Item, I give and bequeath to
make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following,           Mungay Burne fourty shillings. Item, I give to each of my three men
revokeing thereby in law and in deede all my former wills and                 servants a noble. Item, I give to Christopher Richardson of Shotton
testaments whatsoever. Imprimis, I commend my soule into the hands            tenne shillings, to George Wardell of Easington tenne shillings and to
of Almighty God my maker, hopeing assuredly through the onely                 Thomas Sharpe tenne shillings, whom I make overseers of this my will.
meritts of Christ, my saviour and redeemer, to be made partaker of life       Item, I desire my brother in law, Richard Thursby, and my brother, John
everlasting, and my body to the ground whereof it is made to be               Ingleby, to see this my will performed and my will is that each of them
interred in Easington churchyarde. Item, I give to the stock of the           shall have four pounds. Item, my will is that out of my lands, rents and
poore of the parish of Easington five pounds. Item, I give to my wife,        goods, moveable and unmoveable, my yongest children that have no
Elizabeth Ingleby, five pounds for a legacy. Item, whereas my wife is         leases shall have their portions to be made equall with those that have
now with child, my will is that if it be a man child he shall have my lease   the leases, if the goods will amount to so much. Item, I make my wife,
of the Moore-house and halfe of a farme in Rainton when he cometh to          Elizabeth Ingleby, sole executrix of this my last will and testament, in
the age of eighteene yeares. Item, I give to the sayd manchild an             wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand the day and yeere
hundred pounds when he cometh to the sayd age. Item, I give to my             above written in the p[re]sence of us.
daughter, Margrett Ingleby, eight score pounds and if shee shall marry                              William Ingleby, his marke [marked with a symbol]
with the consent of her mother and my brother in law Richard Thursby          Christofer Richardson [full name signed]
and my brother John Ingleby, I give her the lease of Flemin field. Item, I    George Wardell [full name signed]
give and bequeath to my second daughter, for her portion, seaven              Richard Thursby iur [full name signed]
score pounds. Item, I give to my third daughter Isabell six score             Thomas Sharpe iur [full name signed]
pounds. Item, I give and bequeath to my fourth daughter Anne four
score pounds and the close I bought of John Bell in Rainton. Item, if         Julij xixth 1632 A trew inventory of all the goods & chattels
my wife shall beare mee now a daughter I give and bequeath to the                                of William Ingleby late of Great Haswell,
sayd daughter six score pounds and then my will is that my oldest                           deceased, in the countye of Durham, yeoman, with
daughter Margrett shall have my lease of the Moorehouse, provided                               their severall prices as they were apprised
always if shee marry with the consent of her mother and her 2 uncles                        by Christofer Richeson, William Hirdman, George
aforesayd. And if shee doe not marry with their consent, I give her                        Wardale & Robert Dixon in the said countye, yeomen,
eight score pounds and my lease to goe to the rest of her sisters. And                                  the day & yeare abovesaid.
my will is that my second daughter] Elizabeth shall have my lease in
Rainton if she marry with consent as aforesaid, and if shee marry             Imprimis, in ready money & bonds                                210 0s 0d
without consent then my will is that shee have eight score pounds and         Item, his apparell                                                6 13s 4d
the lease to goe to the rest of her sisters. And my will is that my third     Item, a beddsteed, mattres, ffeatherbed, one boulster & two
daughter Isabell shall have my lease of Flemin field if she marry with              pillowes, one paire of blancketts, 2 happins & coverlid
consent as aforesayd, but if she marry without consent of her mother                with curteynes & vallence in the forehouse                   4 0s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, a beddsteed, mattres, ffeathebed, one boulster & two                       Item, one table & a forme, three chaires and eight stooles     2  0s      0d
       pillowes, one paire of blancketts, two happins, a                         Item, two cubberds & a table att M oore house                  4  0s      0d
        coverlidd with curteynes & vallence in the                               Item, all the wod vessell, 3 dosen of trenchers                2  6s      8d
        chamber over the house                                      3 6s 8d      Item, a muskitt & bandelere & fowelinge peece                  1 10s      0d
Item, a bedsteed, mattres, ffeatherbedd, one boulster, two                       Item, plow & plowe geere, waine & waine geere                 12 10s      0d
        pillowes, one paire of blancketts, two happins & a                       Item, all the poletrey                                            6s      8d
        coverlett in the chamber over the parler                    1 13s 4d     Item, two whit stackes & two oate stackes                     15 0s       0d
Item, a truckelbedd, a featherbedd, mattres, a paire of                          Item, eight [loade? creased ] of oates in the howse            3 4s       0d
        blancketts, a bowster, 2 pillowes, 2 happins, on                         Item, all the mradow hay & strawe with the profitt
         coverlett in the forehouse                                 1 0s 0d              of the falloes                                        26 6s 8d
Item, the servants’ bedds, two mattresses, two bowsters,                         Item, come on the grounde, seaventeene ackers of wheat,
        two paire of blancketts, fower happins                      1 0s 0d              rye & bigg & xiiijtene ackers of oats                 60 0s 0d
Item, the men servants’ bedd                                          13s 4d     Item, butter, cheese                                           2 10s 0d
Item, more beddinge in a presse, five happins, two                               Item, sixtene [illegible, creased] one cowe & three stotts
        coverletts, two carpetts, a feathered ticke, a bowster                         in Flemin field                                         70     0s   0d
        & curtaynes [illegible                                      6 13s 4d     Item, twentye kyne & two whyes                                52     0s   0d
Item, a dosen & a halfe of cushons                                  1 10s 0d     Item, foure [illegible, creased ] there                       12     0s   0d
Item, sixe paire of linninge sheats, sixe paire of pillowbers       3 0s 0d      Item, twenty oxen in Falloe field                             63     6s   8d
Item, a dosen & a halfe of harden sheates, two paire of                          Item, fower stotts there                                      12     0s   0d
        Pillowbers                                                  3 12s   0d   Item, eight stotts there                                      30     0s   0d
Item, two linn table cloathes                                          8s   0d   Item, twelve oxen there                                       57     0s   0d
Item, three dosen of napkins                                        1 16s   0d   Item, seaventeene kyne & a bull                               53     0s   0d
Item, two shorte course table cloathes & sixe course napkins           3s   4d   Item, fower two yeare ould beasts & a quye                     6    13s   4d
Item, thirtye yards of lynninge cloath                              1 10s   0d   Item, five calves                                              2    10s   0d
Item, fiftye two yards of harden cloath                             1 5s    0d   Item, tenn runts in Deadman Dailes                            36    13s   4d
Item, sixe lynn towells                                                6s   0d   Item, yewes two hundred & twelve tuppes                       86     0s   0d
Item, Fower dosen & fower pece of pewter, a dosen sawcers,                       Item, weathers & dimmons, 287                                130     0s   0d
       a dosen porindgers, five flagin potts, a pynt pott, three                 Item, yewes & rigelts, 38                                      9    10s   0d
       pewter and seaven brasse candlestickes                                    Item, lammes, 135                                             27     0s   0d
      An ewer, fower double salte sellers, fower pewter cupps,                   Item, three mares & a fole & a crucke horse                   12     0s   0d
      thre chamber potts, a tynne botle & a cadle pott              4 2s 0d      Item, a stande horse                                           4    10s   0d
Item, a silver bowle & halfe a dosen of spoones                     4 0s 0d      Item, a blacke horse                                           6     0s   0d
Item, sixe brasse potts at M oore houses                            1 0s 0d      Item, a gray mare, a bay mare, a sorreld mare & her stagg     15     0s   0d
Item, three kettles, two fishe pannes, three iron potts, one                     Item, fower swine                                              2    13s   4d
       little brasse pott & a skellett, five little pannes          3 0s 0d      Item, one blacke courlt & a bay filley                         7    10s   0d
Item, three iron chimneyes, two spitts, one paire of rackes,                     Item, the lease of M are House                               400     0s   0d
       two dripin pannes, two paire of tonges, a fire shovell,                   Item, the lease att Raynton called Pitt field                100     0s   0d
       two laddles, a chafin dishe, two paire of broylinge irons,                Item, the lease of fflemin field                             100     0s   0d
       two sherdin knives, a smoothinge iron & two reckin
       crookes, two morters & two pestells                          1 0s 0d                                  The total som[m]e is             1106         3s
Item, a presse, a liivery cuberd, a chare & two chists, a glasse                                                                               4d
       case                                                         3 10s 0d
A cuberd & a cawell                                                 2 10s 0d     Debts owinge by the deceased, funerall charges, expences,
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
legasies & other dybursements                                   205 3s 4d              men whose nams are underwritten, M arch the 28th, anno Caroli 10,
                                                                                                            Anno Domini 1634
                             Sic rest                            902 7s 4d
vijo Octobris, 1636                                                              lmprimis, sex kin and foure calves                               16    0s   0d
Exhibitum fuit hui[ ] inventory per Elizabetham, executricem &c.                 ltem, two quies and foure yeare ould calves                       7   10s   0d
DPRI/1/1632/I1/1-3                                                               ltem, on mare                                                     3   10s   0d
                                                                                 ltem, on and twentie ewes and lambs                               8   10s   0d
                                                                                 Itjem, ten sheap-hogs and on ram                                  2   18s   8d
Thomas Marshall of Hawthorn, yeoman, 1634
                                                                                 ltem, two acres of corne growing on the earth and on
                                                                                        of wheat and on of ware corne                              2 13s     4d
In the name of God, Amen, I, Thomas Marshall of Hawthorne in the
                                                                                 ltem, corne in the barne with hay and straw                       1 10s     0d
countie of Durham, yeoman, being sick of bodye but in good and
                                                                                 !tem, on swine                                                    1  0s     0d
perfect memorie, thanks be to allmightie God, doe make my last will and
                                                                                 ltem, bras and puther together with a presse                      1 13s     4d
testiment in manner and forme following. ffirst I bequeath my soule to
                                                                                 ltem, on bed and beding                                           2  0s     0d
allmightie God, my maker, hopeing to be saved throughe the mirits of
                                                                                 ltem, new linin and harden unused                                 3  0s     0d
his sonne, my saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to be buried in my
                                                                                 ltem, thre pare of sheats                                         1  0s     0d
parish church yeard of Easington nere the east end of the church.
                                                                                 ltem, thre chests and all other wooden vessel                       13s     4d
                       Legacies by the testator.
                                                                                 ltem, all the poultre                                                1s     0d
lmprimis, I give unto my eldest daughter, Isable, one of my best ewes
                                                                                 ltem, his purse and his apparell                                  1 13s     4d
and lambs, and likwisse to my second daughter, Margaritt, I give
                                                                                                                  Suma tottallis is               53 13s     0d
another of my best ewes and lambs.
                                                                                                             Debts the testator oweth
The rest of all my goods , moveable and immouveable, my debts,
                                                                                 lmprimis, to Thomas Herrysone                                    28  0s     0d
legacies and ffunerall expences descharged, I give and bequeth to
                                                                                 ltem, to Thomas Sharpe                                            3 10s     0d
Isable and Margarit, my daughters, and I doe constitute and appoynt
                                                                                 ltem, to Thomas ffoster                                           2  0s     0d
Elizabeth Marshall, my wife, executor of this my last will and testiment.
                                                                                 ltem, his Whitsontid rents                                        2  2s     9d
                                                                                 ltem, his tith rent                                                 13s     4d
                         Debts the testator oweth
                                                                                 ltem, his ffunerall expences & to the poore of the parish         1 12s     0d
lmprimis, to Thomas Herrysonn of Readmarshall                    28 0s 0d
ltem, to Thomas Sharpe of Hawthorne                               3 10s 0d
                                                                                                           Some of debts is £37 18s 1d
ltem to Thomas ffoster of Hesselden                               2 0s 0d
                                                                                                          Sum remaineing is £16 5s 11d
                                                                                 Prisers’ names
In wittness wherof, to this my last will and testament, I have sette my hand
                                                                                 Willam Sharpe
and seale, this 13th day of M arch, anno 1633
                                                                                 Robert ffoster's mark
                                              Thomas M arshall's mark and seal
                                                                                 Thomas Sharpe
Witnesses
                                                                                 William Pattson's mark
John ffosteriur
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Thomas Thompson's mark
Robert Sharpeiur
                                                                                 William Newby of Little Haswell, 1635
          An inventorie of all the goods and chattle moveable and
      immoveable of Thomas M arshall of Hawthorne in the countie of                                            June the 16th, 1635
    Durham, yeoman late deseased, valued and prized by ffoure sufficient
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
             A true Innvitory of all the goods of William Newby                      Item, to Thomas Shephard                                        4    0s   0d
        of Little Haswell in the parish of Easington, deceased the 13th              Item, to John M artiell                                         3    0s   0d
                         day of this present moneth.                                 Item, to Isable Barcas                                          3    0s   0d
                                                                                     Item, to John Rutter                                            1   10s   0d
Imprimis, his purse and his apperrell                                3     6s   8d   Item, for the funerall                                          5    0s   0d
Two stotts and thre whyes at xxxiijs iiijd a beast                   8     6s   8d                                                 Soma totalis     64    6s   8d
Two yeare old stirkes at xviijs a beast                              1    16s   0d   DPRI/1635/N1/2
Thirtene key at iijli a cow                                        39      0s   0d
Two oxen for draft                                                 10     10s   0d
                                                                                     Abraham Robinson of Easington, clerk, 1636
Two mares                                                           9      0s   0d
Eighty nine shepe at eight shillins a sheepe                       35     12s   0d
                                                                                     In the name of god amen, I, Abraham Robinson of Easington in the
The cropp of come one the ground                                   30      0s   0d
                                                                                     countie Durham, clerke, sick in bodie but of good perfect memorie,
For the plough geare and waine geare                                 2    10s   0d
                                                                                     God’s name be praised for it, do mak and appoynt this my last will and
Houshold stuffe, two cubberts in the hall                            2     0s   0d
                                                                                     testament, as followeth.
Twenty pewder dublers with other puder plate                         2     0s   0d
Beding, thre coverlids                                               1    10s   0d
                                                                                     Imprimis, I comend my soull to my most mercifull redeimer and will that
Seaven happens                                                       1    15s   0d
                                                                                     my bodie be buried at Easington church. Item, I give unto my wyfe,
Thre matterisses                                                     1    10s   0d
                                                                                     Elizabeth Robinson, so long as she remaines my widow; my farme in
Two paire of blanket                                                 1     0s   0d
                                                                                     Littill Thorp, near Easington, and my two fynnes or coppiholds in
A boulster with foure pillowes                                            15s   8d
                                                                                     Easington, to enjoy and bestow the benefit of the same towarde her
Two calderans                                                             13s   4d
                                                                                     owne maintance and the maintance of my three naturall children ,
Five panes                                                                10s   0d
                                                                                     Elizabeth Robinson, Gabriell Robinson and Mildred Robinson, and
One iron pott with a brasse pott                                          10s   0d
                                                                                     encreasse of their portiones untill my two daughters be married and my
Thre bed steeds                                                           10s   0d
                                                                                     sonne, Gabriell, be of the age of on and twentie yeires , and then my
A table in the hall with seats                                            10s   0d
                                                                                     wife Elizabeth to have her thirds of the farme, during the rest of hir life
A longsettle in the hall                                                   4s   0d
                                                                                     naturall, and the said farme and coppiholds to come entirelie unto my
Two chares with thre joynt stooles                                         5s   0d
                                                                                     said son Gabriell, provyded that my son Gabriell be maintained out of
                             Soma totalis 153 16s 4d
                                                                                     the revenewes of the premisses till he be of the age of on and twentie
                                                                                     yeires, and my two daughters, Elizabeth and Mildred, untill they be
Valued by us whose names
                                                                                     maried or capabill of their portiones ; and in caise my said son, Gabriell,
is hereunto written
                                                                                     die unmaried or without heyre, that then the said farme and two
Robart Chilton [full name signed]
                                                                                     coppiholds do discend and be divyded equallie betweine his two
John Gibson, his marke [marked with a symbol]
                                                                                     sisters, Elizabeth and Mildred, and their heires. Item, I give unto
George Burdon, his marke [marked with a symbol]
                                                                                     Elizabeth Robinson, my eldest daughter, for her full filiall portion, the
John Scurfeild [full name signed]
                                                                                     summe of on hundereth and twentie pounds, to be payed unto her
                                                                                     within halfe on yeir after her lawfull mariag. Item, I give unto my
                       A note of the debts of the forsaid
                                                                                     daughter, Mildred, for her full filiall portione, the sume of fourscoar
                          William Newby deceased
                                                                                     pounds, to be payed unto her within halfe an yeir after her lawfull
                                                                                     mariage, and fourtie pounds mor to be payed unto her within two yeirs
Imprimis, to Robert Chilton                                        20      0s   0d
                                                                                     after that. Item, I will that all my housholde stuffe be divided betweine
Item, to Thomas Thursby                                            13     10s   0d
                                                                                     my wyfe and my two daughters Elizabeth and Mildred. Item, I give
Item, to M r Robinson                                              10      0s   0d
                                                                                     unto my son, Gabriell, all my bookes. Item, I will that my wife and my
Item, to John Foster                                                4      6s   8d
              EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
son Gabriell be ffynned in the coppihold of Easington holden of the              Item, his apparrell and purse                                       10 0s 0d
Bishop of Durham so soon as may be. Item, I give unto the poore of               Item, wood about the hous                                            1 0s 0d
Easington parish, twentie shillings. The rest of my goods, moveablle             Item, two capones, fyve hennes and a cock                               5s 0d
and immoveablle, my debts, legacies and funerall expensses                       Item, an gander, a gous and nyne gaislings                              4s 0d
discharged, I give unto my wife Elizabeth and my thrie childr, Elizabeth,        Item, books to the value of                                         10.    0s
Gabriell and Mildred, whom I mak joynt executores of this my last will                                                                              0d
and testament. In witnes whereof, I have set to my hand and seall the
first day of Aprill on thousand, sex hundred, thirtie sex.                       George Wardell
              Abraham Robinson [full name signed and seal attached]              Richard Walker
                                                                                 Thomas Paxton
Witnesses of this will                                                           DPRI/1/1636/R8/1-3
John Hood, witnes
Richard Walker [Both these names in the same hand as the will]                   Edward Taylor of Haswell Grange, gentleman, 1636
                            Debts due to the testator                            M emorandum, that in the month of March, Anno domini, 1636, upon or
Imprimi, M r Nicolas Heath of Eden, elder, four scoarpounds       80   0s   0d   about the xvjth daie of the said moneth in the yeare aforesaid, Edward
Item, M r Thomas Nicolson of Hartinpooll, sixtein pounds          16   0s   0d   Taylor of Haswell Grange in the parishe of Easington and dyoces of
Item, William Harrison of Pittington Halgarth, four pounds         4   0s   0d   Durham, gentleman, being sicke in bodie but of good and perfect
Item, Cuthbert and Robert Jurdeson of Hauthorne, fyve pounds       5   0s   0d   memorie, and advised by Robert Chilton, his neare neighbour, to make
Item, Williame Newbie and John Newbie, ten pounds                 10   0s   0d   his will, did, in the presence of the said Robert Chilton and Robert
Item, John Foster and Nicolas Shadforth, fourteine pounds         14   0s   0d   Taylor, likewise his neighbour and some others thear present, with full
Item, Richard Walker, ten pounds                                  10   0s   0d   purpose and desire to make his will (as the witnesses there present
Item, Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne and James                                     conceived) make and declare his last will nuncupatively, by worde of
      Robinson, ten pounds                                        10 0s     0d   mouth, in manner and forme following, or in wordes tending to the like
Item, George Paxton, eightein shillings                              18s    0d   effect, vizt, all the goodes and chattels moveable and unmoveable
Item, Henrie Farrow, twentie shillings                             1 0s     0d   whatsoever, which I he then interlined had or did belong unto him me
Item, John Foggoat, twentie shillings                              1 0s     0d   deleted, I give he did interlined legate and bequeath unto Anne, his
Item, Elizabeth Kell, ten shillings                                  10s    0d   his wife, who had forsaken all her freindes in marryeing with him, not
Item, John Poap, fyve shillings                                       5s    0d   doubting but she would prove a loveing mother to his children.
Item, William Bouer, sex shillings, eight pence                       6s    8d   Witnesses hereof, Robert Chilton iur, Robert Tayleriur and others.
Item, John Newbie, sex shillings, eight pence                         6s    8d
                                                                                       A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels moveable
  An inventerie of all the goods and chattell, moveablle and immoveable, and          and unmoveable of Edward Taylor of Haswell Grange, late deceased,
              houshold stuife of Abraham Robinson, deceased                            praised the 27 of M arch by Robert Rutter, Richard ffoster, Robert
                                                                                         Chilton and John ffoster, viz., as followeth, anno domini, 1637.
Imprimis, sex kyne                                                16 10s    0d   Inprimis, 3 oxen praised at                                         12 0s     0d
Item, on keiping calfe                                               10s    0d   Item, 6 kine praised at                                             12 0s     0d
Item, two meires and on horse                                      2 16s    0d   Item, 3 twinter calves and 2 yeare old ones                          4 0s     0d
Item, four wedder sheip                                            1 8s     0d   Item, 14 sheepe hoggs praised at                                     4 2s     0d
Item, eight ackers of wheat and eight ackers of warr corne        16 0s     0d   Item, one gray horse and one browne mare praised at                  4 0s     0d
Item, wheat in the hous, worth                                     2 0s     0d   Item, one gander & 2 geese praised at                                    4s   0d
Item, of cupboards, tables, chests, chaires, bedding, naperie                    Item, one turky cocke and a turky henne                                  3s   0d
      and other furnitorie to the value of                        40 0s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, the croppe sowen upon the earth praised at                4 0s 0d     of my goods, that is, to witt, to Anne Burdon, Tomeson Burdon, Aylce
Item, the seed sowen at Woodston house                          5 16s 0d    Burdon & Merrill Burdon. Next, I give unto my wife, Aylce Burdon, hir
Item, 2 cubboardes, one towel, 8 buffet stooles & 2 tables      2 10s 0d    due parte, & the rest of my goods , both moveable & immoveable, I
Item, one trunke and one chest praised at                          2s 6d    give unto my sonne Nicholas Burdon, Anne Burdon, Tomeson
Item, 2 drinkeing jugges                                              6d    Burdon, Aylce Burdon, Merrill Burdon, my foure daughters , to be
Item, one standing bed and one trinell bed praised at              6s 8d    divided amongnst them. Also I make my wife, Aylce Burdon, my full &
Item, 2 feather beds, 2 bolsters, 4 feather cods and 2 paire                sole executor of this my last will & testament.
       of blankets praised at                                   2 0s 0d
Item, 3 coverlets, one carpet and 4 happings                    1 6s 8d                            Debtes owen to the testator.
Item, 7 cushions praised at                                       5s 0d     lmprimis, Katherine Sheraton, now the wife of
Item, 3 paire of sheets, 2 paire of pillows, 3 towels, 3 lin                       M iles White for clothes, petticotes, wastecote
       table cloathes, one dozen and a halfe of napkins         2 0s 0d             with laces                                            2 3s 4d
Item, on fowling peece praised at                                 10s 0d    William Tomson of Hawthorne oweth to the testator
Item, peuter and brasse praised at                              2 0s 0d              the sume of                                         30 0s 0d
Item, the wood vessell as churnes, pales, bowles, cheswarts                 William Cadwell of Sunderland, for a bacon flitch
       2 creame mugs, 2 stands praised at                         10s 0d    John Garfoote of Windgate Grange oweth for a whey at
Item, 2 axes & one spaid praised at                                2s 0d             Whitsuntide next                                     2 12s 8d
For plough geare & waine geare praised at                       1 0s 0d     Phillip Tweddell of Windgate for a cow to be payd at
Item, one paire of iron barres, 2 spits, one rackencrooke and                        M artinmas next                                      3 0s 0d
       tongues with other implements                              10s 0d    Guyan Ridley for a cow to be payd at M artimas & one
2 butter baskets praised at                                           8d             come a twvelmoneth                                   3 1s 0d
Item, 7 yeards of hardne and 4 pound of woollen yearne.            5s 6d    John Watson of M unkehesledon                                 1 0s 0d
Item, his purse and apparell praised at                         3 0s 0d     Item, John Trowlop, esquire, of Thornley oweth to the
                                                                                     testator the sume of a C & ten poundes as
                                      Summe totall is           62 14s 6d            appereth by bond                                   110    0s
                                                                                                                                        0d
                      whereof oweing by the deceased            33 17s 4d   Item, my sonne, Nicholas Burdon, oweth                        5 0s 0d
Richard ffoster                                                             Samuell Bell of Hetton                                          6s 4d
Robert Rutter
John ffoster                                                                                         Debtes oweinge by the testator
Robert Chilton, his marke                                                   Ffirst, to Robert Etherington                                    6s 2d
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                                                                                                                                      Thomas Burdon
Thomas Burdon of Shotton, yeoman, 1637                                      Wittnesses of this testament
                                                                            Christofer Richardsoniuratus
                                                                            George Burde iuratus marke
                        15th of May 1637
                                                                            Richard Juredeson marke
In the name of God, Amen, I, Thomas Burdon of Shotton of the parrish
                                                                            John M idford
of Easington, yeoman, beinge sicke of body yet of perfect memorie,
                                                                            DPRI/1/1637/B12/1
thankes be to Almightie God, do constitute & ordaine this my last will
& testament. First, I give & bequeath my soule unto Almightie, my
maker & redeemer, & my body to be buried in the churchyard of
Easington. ffirst I give to my foure daughters by legacie the third part
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                                                     Ayre, late of Easington, deceased, apprized
                                                                                                     the 15th day of January, 1637, by Gilbert
Thomas Ayre of Easington, yeoman, 1637
                                                                                                     Paxton, Georg Paxton, John Jurdeson and
                                                                                                                    Henry Clarke.
In the name of God, Amen, I, Thomas Ayre of Easeington in the
countie of Durham, yeoman, weeke in body but strong in mind & of a
                                                                                    Imprimis, his purse and apparel                                  2 10s 0d
sound, perfect & disposeing memorie, God's name be praised for it, doe
                                                                                    Item, for bedding                                                1 0s 0d
constitute, ordaine and make this my last will & testament in manner &
                                                                                    Item, for two bed steeds                                            8s 0d
forme followeing. First, with a fre & willing hart, I render & give into
                                                                                    Item, for 4 chists                                               1 0s 0d
the hands of my lord & creator my spirit which, of his fatherly
                                                                                    Item, for wooden vessel                                          1 0s 0d
goodnesse, he hath given me, nothing doubteing, but that of his
                                                                                    Item, for 2 cubboardes                                           4 0s 0d
fatherly goodnesse & infinite mercies, set forthe in the blode of his
                                                                                    Item, for a table                                                  12s 0d
welbeloved sonne Crist Jesus, our onely saviour & redemer, he will
                                                                                    Item, for 5 buffett stooles & chares                                7s 0d
receive my soule into his glory & place it amongst the heavenly
                                                                                    Item, for 4 quishans                                                2s 0d
angells & blessed saints. And, I will that my body be buried in
                                                                                    Item, for 11 puter dishes                                        1 15s 0d
Easeington church or church yard or other parishe church or church
                                                                                    Item, for a quart pott and a flagen                                 4s 0d
yard, within which parishe it shall please God to make separacion
                                                                                    Item, for 5 candlesticks                                            7s 6d
betwixt my body & soule. Item, I give and bequeath unto Alice my wife
                                                                                    Item, for a salt seller & a flowre pott                             2s 0d
in full of what she may or can pretend to have for her widdow right, the
                                                                                    Item, for a pewter beaker & a boule                                 1s 6d
somme of threescore pounds oflawfull mony of England or other
                                                                                    Item, for 2 cettles & 3 panns                                    1 6s 0d
goods or chattells in satisfaction of the same. And, as for my two
                                                                                    Item, for 2 brass potts                                            18s 0d
children, Ann & Elizabeth Ayre, in respect they are infants & of tender
                                                                                    Item, for a frying pann                                             2s 0d
yeares, and alsoe presumeing that my father, Robert Ayre, would have
                                                                                    Item, for a brush                                                       8d
assigned over the farme in Easeington, on which I now live & remaine,
                                                                                    Item, for a speate                                                  1s 6d
if I should have been likely to have lived any tyme but now not in my
                                                                                    Item, for a grate                                                       4d
dispoicion, I doe therefore require & humbly pray my said father,
                                                                                    Item, for one pare of barrs                                         8s 0d
Robert Ayre, to take my said daughters, Ann & Elizabeth, into his care
                                                                                    Item, for a rackencrooke                                            2s 0d
& custody, to se them brought up in good nurture & in the feare of
                                                                                    Item, for a paire of tongs                                              6d
God, and to give them such competent porcions as to him shall seeme
                                                                                    Item, for one paire of sheetes                                      4s 0d
fitt, either in his life tyme or by his last will, if it shall please God to call
                                                                                    Item, for a codd and a winding cloath                               3s 0d
him before they be disposed of. The rest of my goods, moveable &
                                                                                    Item, for a happin                                                  3s 0d
unmoveable, my debts, legacies & funerall expenses discharged, I give
                                                                                    IteJm, for a spining wheele                                         1s 5d
unto my father, Robert Ayre, whom I make sole executor of this my last
                                                                                    Item, for a hopper, 12d, seaves & riddles, 12d,                     2s 0d
will & testament. In wittnesse whereof, I have set to my hand & seale
                                                                                    Item, for a peck and a haife peck                                   1s 0d
this xvjth of September Anno Domini 1637.
                                                                                    Item, for 4 oxen                                                17 0s 0d
                                                              Thomas Ayre seal
                                                                                    Item, for 3 cowes deleted kine                                   8 6s 8d
Witnes hereof
                                                                                    Item, for 3 calves                                               1 13s 4d
Richard Belt
                                                                                    Itjem, for a horse and a mare                                    6 0s 0d
Clement Calvret
                                                                                    Item, for 2 paire of linn wheeles, one paire of wollen wheles    5 6s 8d
Richard Ayre
                                                                                    Item, 2 coupe waines, a long waine & axletree & 2 axle nailes    7 10s 0d
                                                                                    Item, 2 paire of stings, 3 axle nailes & an axle tree              10s 0d
                 An inventorie of the all the goods & chattles
                                                                                    Item, for 2 plough beames                                           2s 8d
                   moveable and unmoveable of Thomas
                                                                                    Item, for a plough                                                  8s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, for an oxe harrow & 2 horse harrowes                           12s   0d   had causa si in sua potestate esset eandem conferre; et interrogetur
Item, 2 somes. a boult & a shackle                                    4s   0d   eorum quilibet con et div de quolibet.
Item, 3 pokes                                                         3s   4d
Item, 2 grapes and a forke                                            2s   8d   2. Item, interrogetur quilibet testis quo loco quo die qua parte dies
Item, a paire of pincheres and a spaide                               1s   0d   conditum fuerit huoi di testament et an sit doctus vel instructus vel
Item, for 2 axes                                                      1s   2d   informat quid ac qualiter diceret vel dependret in hac causa. Et a quo
Item, for a saddle                                                    1s   0d   vel quibus ac quasndo vel quomodo fiat ut .
Item, for the corne in the garthe & the straw                   10    0s   0d
Itemm for one loade of wheate                                    1    0s   0d   3. Item, who wrote the said pretended testament, whether did the
Item, for the cropp on the earth                                20    0s   0d   testator dictate the same verbatim as it is now published, was not the
Item, for hay & straw in the barne                               3    0s   0d   will brought readie written to the testator or did he give short notes of
                                                                                the substance and give order that it should be drawne up into forme, if
Henery Clarke, his marke                                                        yea, is this will be the same in substance with the said noates and
John Jurdeson, his marke                                                        where be the said notes. Et fiat ut supra.
George Paxton, his marke
Gilbert Paxton, his marke                                                       4. Item, whether did not the testator say he would further consider of
                                                                                the said will and that he might thinke of some thing else than was there
                          Debts oweing by the testator                          expressed or alter some things that were allready disposed of. If so,
to John Pope                                                     3   15s 0d     what were those things that he would alter and whether did he alter
to Edward Burden                                                 3    0s 0d     them before he died.
to M ary Dawson                                                  3    0s 0d
to William Wilson                                                1    0s 0d     5. Item, interrogetur cor quilibet de vera cause scientiae suae        de
arrearages for sessments during the testator's life tyme              8s 0d     causa ac dep mis sue dep m . Et fiat ut supra.
for one man's wage                                                    9s 0d     DPRI/1/1637/A10/1, 3-4
for funerall expences                                            2   11s 0d
for the probat of the will & tuition of the children             1   12s 10d    Frances Shepperd of Haswell, 1638
Item, to Edward ffell                                            2     4s 0d
Item, to M argarett Gowland                                      2     0s 0d                                May the 12. 1638
Item, for a horse to the executor                                2   10s 0d     I, ffrances Shepperd of Haswell, sicke in bodye but yet sound in mind
Item, to M ister John Wisk for physick                                7s 0d     and of perfect memorie, godes name be praised, doE thus utter my
Item, payde since to the chancellor and M r Newhouse                            mynde willing all whome it shall concerne, upon God’s blessing &
       and others for proveing of the will in formall juris      1 13s 0d       myne, to be content thearewith I leave.. Imprimis, I give to my sonne
                                                                                Thomas his five children, ffrances Shepperd, Thomas Sheppard, John
                                                                                Shepperd, Joane Shepperd, Alse Shepperd, fifty shillinges equally to
                                                                                be devieded. To my daughter Allison hir eldest sonne, John Jackson,
                 Interrogia ministrat et per parte Aliciae                      2li. To hir other children, Alsibath Jackson, Grace Jackson, Nickeles
              Ayre, viduae, contra omnes et singulos testes                     Jackson, Alse ffoster, wife to William ffoster, forty shillings equelly to
            praedicti defuncti, Tho Ayre, per Robertum Ayre                     be devided. To Elsibath Robson, wife to Georg Robeson of Halthorne,
                             product et iurat                                   20s. All the rest of my goods moveabel and unmoveable, my debts,
                                                                                legaties and funerall expences being discharged, I give to my daughter
1. Iprimis, interrogetur eorum quilibet( expeito prius              et pena     Allison Jackson whome I make executor of this my last will &
testis falsidici) cui parti partium magis favet et cui conferet victoriam in    testament.
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                   ffrances shepperd, the marke of                  wherof she haith set to hir hand and mark, the day and yeare above
Witnesses                                                                           written.
Robert Rutter                                                                                                                    Anas hir marke Burden
Raiph Bartill mark                                                                  In witness wherof we
Raiph Newbie                                                                        have set to ther handes
                                                                                    Christofer Richardson iuratus
                         An inventary of the goods of                               Richard Jurdeson iuratus
                            ffrances Sheppard, late of                              John Potter
                             Hall Haswell, deceased.                                DPRI/1/1638/B11/1
Imprimis, a bond date? to the said deceased by
       Richard Walker                                               13 0s 0d        Gabriel Robinson of Easington, 1642
Item, the reversacon of a lease for a yeare & a halfe
       att xls per annum                                             3 0s 0d        In the name of God, Amen, I, Gabriell Robinson of Easington in the
Item, his apparell                                                     5s 0d        county of Durham, being sicke in body but of perfect minde and
                                                                    16 5s 0d        memory, praised be God therefore, doe make this my last will and
DPRI/1/1638/S5/1-2                                                                  testament in manner and fourme following, ffirst, I bequeath my soule
                                                                                    into the hands of Almighty God and my body to be buried within the
Annas Burdon of Shotton, 1638                                                       chancell of the parish church of Easington. Item, I give unto the poore
                                                                                    of the parish of Easington aforesaid, the summ of three pounds, to be
In the name of Gode Amen, I, Annas Burdon of Shotton within the                     disposed of at the discretion of my executor [hereafter named almost
parrish of Essington, sicke in body but in good and parfite                         illegible]. Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother in law, William
remembarrance, thankes be to God, I do maike this my last wille and                 Johnston, clerke, the bigger deske standing in my study at Easington
testament in maner & form following. First, I give and bequeath my                  and I give my lesser deske to my couzin, Michaell Walker. Item, [I give
sole into the handes of allmighty God, my maker and redemare, and my                almost illegible] unto Anne Johnston, daughter of the said William
body to be buryed within my parrish church yard of Essington, the                   Johnston [illegible] bowle. Item, I give unto Jane Car, ten shillings.
xxxiiij day, June 1638.                                                             Item, I give unto Robert Tong, one cloath coat. Item, I give and
                                                                                    bequeath unto the aforesaid William Johnston, all my books which
Imprimis, I give & beque unto Tommeson Burden in legasie, sixlibra xiijs.           were given unto me in legacy by the late, faithfull preacher of God's
Iitem, I give unto Alese Burden in legase, sixlibra xiijs iiijd. Iitem, I give to   word, M r John Rudd, for which bookes the said William Johnston,
Meroll Burden in legacie, sixlibra xiijs iiijd. Iiteme, I give unto Elezabeth       clerke, is to pay the summe of fourty pounds, for satisfying of my
Stodder, wife to William Stadder, v li & one chist. Iitem, I give unto              debts, legacies and funerall expences which, being fully discharged,
William Stodder's sone one yowe & a lame in legasy. Item, I will that               the remainder of the said fourty pounds, if any be, as also the rest of
Richard Jurdeson shall be paid for my table which comes to xxxijs. Item,            my goods and chattells, as namely bills, bonds, debts, duties or other
my will is that the mony which I have given to my three sisters by                  specialties whatsoever, I give and bequeath unto my two sisters,
legasie is to remaine in my brother Nicollas Burdon hand till they come             Elizabeth, now wife of the said William Johnston, clerke, and to
to xxi yeares or els be married and he to pay them use for it,                      Mildred Robinson, equally to be divided betwixt them. And I doe
acording to the statut. Item, all the rest of my goods , moable &                   hereby constitute and appoint the said William Johnston, clerke, to be
unmoable, I give unto my brother Nicollas Burden whom I maik my                     full and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witnessing
exsecutor of this my last will and testement which is dew unto me by                whereof, I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the fourth day of
my father, Tommas Burden, his last will & testement by legasie or by                December, Anno regni regis Caroli nunc Angliae etc. xvij, Anno
my chaild part or by any way or menes may fall dew unto me. In witnes               Domini 1641.
                                                                                                            Gabrjell Robinson [full name signed, and sealed]
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Read, published and declared                                                     and principally, I commend and commit my soule into the hands of
in the presence of                                                               almighty God, my maker, hoping assuredly by the death & passion of
George Robinson [full name signed]                                               my saviour, Jesus Christ, to have life everlasting & my body I
 Marmaduke Peart [full name signed]                                              commend to the earth from whence it came & the same to be buried
                                                                                 within the parish church yard of Easington afforsaid. Item, I give &
       An inventory of the goods that appertained to Gabrill Robinson            bequeath unto the poore of the parish of Easington the ssomme of
        Of Esington, late deceased, taken by M r Thomas Nicholson of             ffourtie shillings. Item, my will & and minde is, soe long as my executor
    Hartinpoole in the county of Durham, marchant, and Richard Walker            pleaseth, to keepe the aforesaid ssomme of fforty shillings in their
 Of Littlethorpe of the said county, the six day of July, Anno D[om]ini 1642     hands to pay at Christinmas tern poore widows of Easington, each of
                                                                                 them foure pence, for the use of it, & my minde is when they please to
Imprimis, a library of bookes that was left unto the deceased by                 pay in the sume to the church stocke of Easington. Item, my minde &
         his uncle, M r John Rudd, valued at                       40 0s 0d      will further is that my wife Elinor shall have & inioye all my lands,
Item, one silver bowie, valued at                                   1 10s 0d     tenements, hereditaments whatsoever lying & being in the towne
Item, two deskes, valued at                                           13s 4d     territories and fields of Easington soe long as she is my widow and
Item, bookes belonging to him by his father, valued at              5 0s 0d      unmarried. Item, my will & minde further is if my wife Elinor marie, then
Item, his bedding, valued at                                        1 10s 0d     to have yerly during her life naturall sseven pounds paid, that is to
Item, his cloathes, valued at                                       3 0s 0d      say, three pounds tenn shillings to be paid out of the lease for lives &
Item, his trunke, valued at                                            3s 4d     likewise thre pounds tenn shillings out of the lease for yenaces{?], the
Item, due to him upon by a bond by M r Spencer, disperate debt     10 0s 0d      one halfe at Penticost & the other halfe at St Martin the Bishopp in
Itejm], due to him by his uncle North by legacie                    7 0s 0d      winter by even & equall proportions. Item, my will & minde is that my
                                                                                 daughter, Elinor Watson, shall have & inioye all my lands, tenements
                                                        Summe      68 16s 8d     hereditaments whatsoever lying & being in the towne fields and
                                                                                 territories of Easington, belonging to a lease for years , to enter upon
                         Debts owing by the testator                             the afforesaid lease for yeares as soon as my wife Elinor doth marie,
                                                                                 paying yearly unto my wife Elinor the ssome of three pounds tenn
Imprimis, owing to William North of Sheephall in the                             shillings as above saide. But & if my wife Einior remaine my widow
        county of Hartfordshire, the summe of                      20 0s    0d   until her death soe long to inioye the afforsaid lease for years, without
Item, owing in Cambredge                                              17s   0d   interruption of my daughter Einior or any other claiming any right by or
Item, owing to his uncle John Walker                                3 12s   0d   from her. Item, that my will & minde is that my daughter, Elizabeth
Item, for funerall expences                                         7 0s    0d   Paxton, shall have & inioye all my lands, tenaments & hereditaments
                                                                                 whatsoever lying and being in the towne fields & territories of
Thomas Nicholson [full name signed]                                              Easington, belonging to a lease ffor thre lives and to enter upon the
Richard Walker [full name signed]                                                afforsaid lease for lives as soone as she shall marie, if that she marrie
DPRI/1/1642/R5/1,3                                                               with her mother's consent but & if she shall marie without her mother's
                                                                                 consent, not to enter unpon the afforesaid lease till her mother' s death.
                                                                                 Item, I give & bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Paxton, one third
Gilbert Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1645
                                                                                 part of all my goods and chattels moveable and immoveable. Item, I
                                                                                 give and bequeath unto my George Paxton's eight children, ech of
In the name of God, Amen, the twentie seaventh day of ffeburarie,
                                                                                 them, ffive shillings. Item, I give and bequeath unto my brother Edward
Anno Regni Regis Carolis, &c. viginto, Anno Domini 1644, I, Gilbert
                                                                                 Paxton’s six children, ech of them, ffive shillings. Item, my will and
Paxton of Easington in the countie of Durham, yeoman, sick in bodie
                                                                                 minde further is that my brother, Edward Paxton, shal have the acker of
butt of good & perfect remembrance, praised be God, doe make this my
                                                                                 land he now inioyeth, ffree wrought in the tourse of husbandry. Item, I
last will & testament in manner and forme following, that is to say, first
                                                                                 give and bequeath unto my daughter's Elinor's ssone, William Watson,
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
one mull eared stage. Item, my will & minde further is that my brother,          Item, eighteen puter platers, one morter, two brasse
George Paxton, shall have one halfe acker of land in ech of the thre                   candlestickes, four puter candlesticks, thre salt
ffields during his life naturall out of the lease ffor yeers and his heirs             sallers, one fflaggon potte, one quart potte, one
and executors to take up & carie away their new[?] growing croppe                      chamber potte                                           1 8s 0d
after my brother's death. All the rest of my goods & chattles,
whatsoeve, movable and unmoveable, my debts, legacies and ffunerall                                                 In the chamber
expences paid & discharge, I give and bequeath unto my wife, Elinor              Item, one bedsteed, one ffeatherbed, one bolster,
Paxton and my daughter, Elizabeth Paxton, whom I make and ordaine                      ffive pillowes, two coverlids, ffour happings,
executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and fforsaking all              thre pair of linne sheets, thre pair of harden
former wills by me fformerly made. In witness hereof, I have hereunto                  sheets, one rugge                                       5 0s 0d
sett my hand and sseall this twentie seaventh day of ffebrarie, anno
Domini 1644 .                                                                                             Debts owing to the testator
                         Gilbert Paxton, his mark [marked with a symbol]         Imprimis, John Briggnell of Lampton                           23 0s 0d
Witnesses hereof,                                                                Item, Robert Renardson                                              10d
Christopher Bee, his mark, [marked with a symbol]
Michaell Bryan [full name signed]                                                                           Debts owed by the testator
Richard Rawlin [full name signed]                                                Imprimis, his fflmerall expences                              5 6s 8d
                                                                                 Item, bishoppe's rents                                        3 16s 5d
                  A true imventorie of the goods & chattells                     Item, sservant wages                                          2 9s 4d
               of Gilbert Paxton of Easington who deceased the                   Ittem, tithe rent                                              [no entry]
              ssix & twentie day of M arch, Anno Domini 1645                     Ittem, to Richard ffoster of Easington ffor a yoake of oxen   7 16s 8d
                                                                                 Cristopher Bee, his mark [marked with a symbol]
Imprimis, his purse & apparell                                    2    0s   0d   Georg Bordon, his mark [marked with a symbol]
Item, eight oxen                                                 24    0s   0d   Richard Ralling [full name signed]
Item, nine kye                                                   15    0s   0d   M ichaell Bryan [full name signed]
Item, a white mare and a stone colt and a ffillie                 4    0s   0d   DPRI/1/1645/P3/1-3
Item, corne in the barne, thrashed & unthrashed                   4    0s   0d
Item, the croppe on the ground                                   40    0s   0d
                                                                                 George Paxton of Little Thorpe, 1645
Item, wood in the hay barne                                       1   10s   0d
Item, plough & plough gear, waine & waine gear with
                                                                                           A true inventorie of all the goods & chattelles of George
      other imployments belonging to husbandrie                   6 13s 4d
                                                                                         Paxton; of Little Thorpe, late deceased, praised the 5t daye of
Item, a lease for yeares                                         40 0s 0d
                                                                                  M aie 1645 by Symond Lackenbie, Christopher Bee, henry Clarke and John
                                                                                                     Jurdeson, viz. as hereafter followeth.
                                 In the fforehouse
Item, one cubborde & a presse & a table & a frame &
                                                                                 Inprimis, eight oxen & one blacke whye praised at             27 0s 0d
       a chaire, thre bufforde stooles & a furme                  3 0s 0d
                                                                                 Item, 7 kine & 5 calves praised at                            18 0s 0d
Item, tubbes, skeels & bowles with other
                                                                                 Item, 8 acres & a halfe of whete land & as much warecorne
       wooden imploym[en]ts                                           10s 0d
                                                                                       land at Thorpe                                          24 0s 0d
Item, one kettle, one potte, thre panns, one
                                                                                 Item, at Easington 2 acre of whete land & 5 acre of
        dreeping pan, one pair of barrs, a porre
                                                                                       warecorneland                                           9 0s 0d
        & a pair of tongs, one speet & a reckencroke              1 0s 0d
                                                                                 Item, corne in the stagarth & corne in the barne praised at   8 0s 0d
                                                                                 Item, peese in the garner praised                             1 12s 0d
                              In the forehouse
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Item, on little Gallaway mare                                         1 6s 8d                                                                        113 3s 4d
Item, plowe geere & waine geere                                       4 10s 0d     The debt deducted there remains                                    36 3s 4d
Item, one cubbord in the hall praised at                              1 10s 0d     Symon Lakenbie [full name signed]
Item, one buffett form, one table, 2 buffett stoles & on                           Richard ffoster [full name signed]
       glasscase; item, 2 olde chares, 3 skeels, one cradle,                       John Jurdeson, his mark [marked with a capital “T”]
       3 canes & one picher pott                                          16s 0d   Christopher Bee [marked with two vertical lines]
Item, 7 booles, 8 dishes, one chime, one kitt to put butter in            11s 0d   Hennery Clarke [marked with three vertical lines]
Item, in the parlor, one bedsted with tubes & other things                         DPRI/1/1645/P2/1
       praised at                                                     1    0s 0d
Item, 3 foues, 2 grapes, 3 forkes, two spads & on shoule,                          Richard Walker of Littlethorpe, yeoman, 1646
       one axe & one muckhack                                           8s 0d
Item, in the loft, 2 bedsteeds & in the low rome, wood geer           2 5s 0d      In the name of God, amen, I, Richard Walker of Litle Thorpe in the
Item, 2 coverlids, 3 happines, 2 shetts & 4 sakes & pookes            1 0s 0d      county of Durhame, yeoman, being sicke in bodye but of a sound
Item, 13 peace of puder, 3 candlesteckes, 1 chamberpott,                           mynde, doe make this my last will and testament in manner following.
       2 pint potts & one quart pott, 3 flowre potts                  1 4s 0d      First, I bequeath my soule into the hands of Jesus Christ, my redeemer,
Item, one brasse pott, 1 ireone pott, 2 frying panes, one                          and desire my body to be buried in the church of Easington. Item, I
        little pane                                                       9s 0d    give to my sonne, Michae; Walker, my farme in Litle Thorpe, with all
Item, one pare of bares with reckencrooke, toonges & speet                         other my lands and houses their, as also the halfe of my stocke of
        & one firdall                                                      4s 0d   goods. Item, I give unto my sonne, John Walker, for his filiall portion,
Item, 6 quissions, one goosse & one henn                                   6s 0d   the summe of foure hundreth pounds or my lands of Litle Eden when
Item, 3 looggs or peaces of wood lieing in the streat                     13s 0d   he shall come to the age of one and twentithe yeares and till then my
Debts oweing the deceased, Richard Thomson, 4li 6s 8d,                             will is that my sonne, Michael Walker, shall injoy the profits of the said
        John Brignell, 5li 2s 0d                                       9 8s 8d     lands, he allowing to my sonne John sufficient maintenance during his
                                                   Some totalle is   113 3s 4d     minoritie and at full age my sonne, John Walker, shall enter upon the
                                                                                   foresaid lands of Eden or shall receive for the same from my sonne
                         Debts oweing by the deceased                              Michael the foresaid sum of foure hundred pounds. Item, I give to my
Imprimis to M argaratt Robinson                                      20  0s   0d   daughter, Ann Burne, ten pounds. Item, I give to my [sic] sonne,
Item, to Helin Paxton, widow                                         10 0s    0d   Anthony Burne, two blacke stottes. Item, I give to my grandchildren,
Item, to wedow Herreson                                              14  0s   0d   John and Michael Burnes, ten pounds. The rest of my goods and
Item, to George Paxton                                                4  0s   0d   chattels whatsoever, my debts and funerall expenses being discharged,
Item, to M argarat ffoster of Durham                                  5 15s   0d   I give to Elizabeth Walker, my wife, and to John Walker, my sonne, to
Item, to Thomas Whelden                                               4  0s   0d   be equally divided betweene them whom I appoint to be executors of
Item, to John Lambert                                                 4  0s   0d   this my will and testament. In witnessing whereof, I have hereunto set
Item, to wedow Patteson                                               2  0s   0d   my hand & seale, at Litle Thorpe, the first of July, Anno 1644.
Item, to Anthony Taller                                               2  0s   0d                             Richard Walker [full name signed and sealed]
Item, to William Paxton                                               1  0s   0d   Signed and sealed in the presence of
Item, to Hellin Paxton the wife of Gilbert Paxton                     1 16s   0d   William Johnston [full name signed]
Item, to George Wardlle                                               2 13s   4d   John Jurdison, his marke [marked with a symbol]
Item, to Elsabeth Wardell                                                7s   6d
Item, to M r Thomas Nickolson                                         1 10s   0d             A true inventorie of all the goods & chattells of Richard
Item, to Thomas Catehesson of Kirklie                                 3 6s    8d            Walker of Litle Thorpe, laite deceased, prised the twentifift
Item, to Christopher Paxton                                             12s   0d            of September 1644, by William Younge, Thomas Lighton,
Debt which the deceased did owe                                      77 0s    0d
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            John Jurdeson & Richard ffoster as hereafter followeth                          cawels with other smale emplements                     1   10s   0d
                                                                                     Item, in the garding, fower bee hives                         1   10s   0d
Inprimis, his purse & apparell prised at                              5 0s 0d        Item, one lease houlding of the Deane & Chapter              16    0s   0d
Item, alsoe 200 threves of wheate prised at 2s 6d per                                Item, one steepeleade & an ould sile-hare prised              2   10s   0d
       threves, in his own stacyard & barne                          25    0s   0d
Item, in the same stacyard, 20 threves of big prised at               3    6s   8d                             Disparate debts oweing to
Item, 100 threves of oates in the same stacyarde at                   6   13s   4d                             the desseased as foloweth
Item, pesse in the same stacyard prised at                            4    0s   0d   Item, by Thomas Reed of Harte                                27 0s 0d
Item, hay in the same stacyard & of the same ffarme                   8    0s   0d   Item, by Richard M ullins of Hart and John Wilson
Item, 12 kine & a bull pris[ed] att                                  21   13s   4d         of Lumley Castle                                        7 5s 0d
Item, plow and plow geare, waine & waine gearit                      13    6s   8d   Item, by Captain Robert Sharpe of Hawthorne                   5 5s 0d
Item, 14 sheepe prised at                                             3   10s   0d   Item, by M r. George Lecke, curate to D[ ], clarcke           1 3s 0d
Item, 8 oxen prised at                                               23    0s   0d   DPRI/1/1646/W1/1-3
Item, one ould gray mare prised at                                    1    0s   0d
Item, two oxen & two stotts & two calves                             12    0s   0d
Item, corne att Eden feilds pris[ed] att                             10    0s   0d
Item, hay att Eden feilds pris[ed] att                                2    6s   8d

                                 In the haule hose                                   Isabell Thompson of Shotton, 1646
Item, 2 cubbords, 2 tables, 2 chares, 3 buffett stowles and
       one buffett forme                                              3 0s 0d        In the name of God, Amen, I, Isabell Thompson of Shotton in the
Item, one pair of iron bares, 2 recon croukes, one fier                              parrish of Easington, being sicke in bodie but whole & perfect in
       shovell, a pare oftonges, a pare of iron rackes, one                          remembrannce, praised be unto all mightie God, as concerning here my
       spett, one pare of broyling irons                                  13a 4d     last will and testament in maner and forme as followeth. First, I
Item, two potts, 5 candlestickes, 10 puter platens, one                              commend my soule unto the hands of all mightie God, my maker &
       quart pott, one bowle, one morter & a pestle, six                             redemer, and my body to be buried in Easiington churchyarde.
       quissions, with other smale emplements                             3s 0d      Imprimius, I bequeath & give unto my eldest brother, George
                                                                                     Shadforth, one oxe & a gray meare. I give unto my brother, Richard
                                  In the parlor                                      Shadforth, two oxen, one meare price in money, a coole waine and the
Item, two bedstedes, one leveracobert, two chares                                    geare belonging to it. Item, I give to my two youngest sisters , Barbarie
       and one trinell bed                                            1 0s 0d        Shadforth & Alise Shadforth, 3 kye and all my houshold geare except
Item, two fether beds, 3 coverlids, 5 happings, 5 coarse                             one bedd and a desk. I give the desk bedd deleted to Robert Harrison,
       shets, 10 fether cods                                          3 10s 0d       my brother-in-law, & the bed desk deleted to my sister, Margett
                                                                                     Harrison, & I give unto my father, one oxe. Debtes oweing unto me,
                            In the two upper roumes                                  John ffarrowe, twentie shillings, I give to my father. Thomas Reed,
Item, two chares, one stand bed, 2 trinell beds, one chist,                          thirtie five shillings tenn pennce, I give to my father. Witnesses to the
       one table & a carpett cloth, scepes, shering,[illegible]                      said,
       sives w[i]th other smale emplements                            1 10s 0d                                                       Isabell Thompson, marke
Item, thre coverlids, two materisses, two pare of shets                              Robert Jurdison uratus mark
       & 4 fether cods                                                1 0s 0d        John Nelson
                                                                                     George Shadforth mark
                           In the buttere & chiching                                 DPRI/1/1638/B11/1
Item, bowles, tubs, stands, one ould cupbord, two ould
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Christopher Shacklock of Great Haswell, 1646                                George Ridley                  his mark
                                                                            John Shacklock
In the Name of god Amen I Christopher Shacklock of Great haswell            Christopher Shacklock his mark
sick in body but
perfect in memorie thanks be to god do make this my last will and           A trew and perfect inventorie of all the goods and chatles of Christofore
testament in                                                                Shacklocke of Great Haswell, deceased, praised by foure honest men chosen
manner and forme following ffirst I give and bequeath my soule unto         for that purpose, vizt., William Shipperdson, John Gregson, Robert Rut ter
almighty go my                                                              and Raph Bartell, the 21th Januarij, anno domini, 1646
Saviour and Redeemer in and through whose blood I hope to be saved
and my body to                                                              Imprimis, 22 kyne and a bull, prased at                            80  0s   0d
the grave. Imprimis I give to my brother Richard Shaddock thre pounds       Ite, 2 quies and a stot                                             7 10s   0d
for a legacie                                                               Item, 4 yeare old stirkes                                           4  0s   0d
I give to John Shacklock my brother Richard sonne eight pounds for a        Item, 3 calves                                                      2  0s   0d
legacie I give                                                              Item, 85 olde sheep, ewes and wethers                              53  2s   6d
to my brother Mark Shacklock ffortie shillings my legacie and to everie     Item, 35 hoggs                                                     15  0s   0d
one of his                                                                  Item, one mare                                                      1 10s   0d
three children thirty shillings a peece. I give to my aunt Margaret         Item, 3 swyne                                                       1  6s   8d
Ridley a quy of 2                                                           Item, 2 geese 5 hens & a cocke                                         8s   0d
years old I give to Margaret Shacklock my wyve's sister twenty              Item, hay of the ground                                             6 0s    0d
shillings . I givae to                                                      Item, 2 cubords, a table, 2 stoles, 2 chares & a form
Richard Shacklock my wife's brother ten shillings that whaereas It hath             in the forehouse                                            2 10s 0d
pleased god                                                                 Item, puther in the house                                           1 0s 0d
that my wife being now with child that if her saye child shall live a       Item, brasse vessele                                                1 13s 4d
yeare after birth I                                                         Item, iron implements                                                  6s 8d
give unto the said Child thre sorce pounds for a porcion and it it please   Item, lyning and harden cloathes                                    2 10s 0d
god it dye                                                                  Item, the bed and bedstees in the inner chamber                     2 10s 0d
within a yeare then I give and bequeath to my said wife Thirty pounds       Item, 3 chests, a table & a spinning wheele                           10s 0d
of the said                                                                 Item, a bed in the midle chamber and the furniture                    10s 0d
money and I give to everyone of my brother Mark's Children now              Item, 2 coverlids, 2 blankets & curtans                             1 13s 4d
living fower pounds a peece and Eighteen pounds to John Shacklock           Item, 22 cheeses                                                    1 13s 4d
my brother Richard's sonne I                                                Item, wood vessell about the house                                  1 10s 0d
givae to the poor of this parish forty shillings and I make my loving       Item, 6 qushions                                                        3s 0d
wife Jane                                                                   Item, 12 ponnes of linning and harden yame                            12s 0d
Shacklock sole executrix of this my last will and testament and I give      Item, a cheese press & 2 spining weeles, with other
unto her all my                                                                     wood utences about the house                                   5s 6d
goods moveable and immovable the legacies discharged And I make             Item, his purse and apparrell                                        5 0s 0d
my uncle George                                                                                                               The total sume   194 4s 2d
Ridley of Durham supervisor of this my same will and ffeosie In trust
for my same                                                                 William Shipperdson, John Gregson, Robert Rutter
wife and child. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my            Raph Bartell, his marke
hand this 13th of                                                           DPR1/1/1646/S3/1-3
January 1646.
Signed in the presence of us              Christopher Shacklock             Robert Etherington of Edderdacres, 1647
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                                                                                   Which said summe the widdow and administratrix of the deceased’s goods,
                              Aprill the 23th, 1646                                came of her owne accord & desired it might be added unto the inventary, being
 An inventorie of all the goods movable and unmovable of Robert Etherington        formerly concealed by reason of the danger and troubles of the times.
  of Ederdacre, deceased, praysed by foure indifferent and honest men (viz)                                 Elizabeth Etherington, signum [marked with a cross]
     John Thompson, Richard Read and William Watson of Shotton, and
           Thomas Sigswicke of Castleden, yeoman, as ffolloweth                                         Attestatur per hos ffideiussor eius
                                                                                   Edwardi Newby signum [ marked with a capital E]
Imprimis, thirteene kine and weyes, jli 15s 6d a beast             23 1s 6d        Ralph Newbie [full name signed]
Item, three yeare olde calves, 13s 4d a calfe                       2 0s 0d
 " tenn old sheape and foure lambes, 4li                            4 0s 0d                                  Summa totalis omnium et singlorum    143 6s 10d
 " one maire, two pounds and 10s                                    2 10s 0d       DPRI/1/1647/E4/1-2
 " his purse and apparrell, ffortie shillings                       2 0s 0d
 " three cubords and one cawell, 3li-                               3 0s 0d        Thomas Robinson of Hawthorn, yeoman, 1649
 " one chiste 6s, seaven pewter dublers, 2 candlstickes,
      one salt, three little sawcers, one pewter boule 12s            18s 0d       In the name of God amen, I, Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne in the
 " an old table, two cheasbords and a chaire, 2s, one                              countie of Durham, yeoman, being sick of bodye but of good and
       brasse potte with an old kettle, a frying pan, barres,                      perfect memorie (thanks be to God for it) doe make my last will and
       tongs and reckon crookes, 12s                                  14s 0d       testament in maner and forme followeing. First, I bequeath my soule to
 " milke boules, cheasefatts, a sincker and trainchers, 4s             4s 0d       Almightie God, my maker, hopeing to be saved by the miritts and
 " three stands, two skeles, a kitt and a knopp tubb, one                          passion of Jesus Christ, my only saviour and redemer, and my body to
       levien tubb and one coffer, 10s, an iron soame, a rope,                     be interred in the churchyard of Easington, my parish church, nere the
       an axe & a spad, 4s.4d                                         14s 4d       east end of th said church. Lmprimis, I give to the poore of Easington
 " two old chistes and one chease prese, 4s                            4s 0d       parish to be added to the church stock fortie shillings by legacie. Item,
 " one bedd steede, one curne, forkes and other impliments,11s        11s 0d       I give to my eldest sonne, Michael Robinson, on bay gelding or ten
" on bill belonging to William Brasse, 11li, in readie money, 22li 33 0s 0d        pounds by legacie. Item, I give my younger sonne, Abraham
 " desperate debts, Cuthbert Walker, jli 6s, weadow                                Robinson, ten pounds by legacie. Item, I give to my wife, Ellen
       Shiphird, jli 4s                                             2 10s 0d       Robinson, on of my best kine to chuse on where she pleaseth by
                                                       Summ        75 6s 10d       legacie. The rest of all my goods, moveable and immoveable, my debts,
John Thompson, his mark [marked with a symbol]                                     legacies and funeral! Expences discharged, I give and bequeath to
Richard Read [full name signed]                                                    Abraham Robinson, my younger sonne, whome I make sole executor of
Thomas Sigswick [full name signed]                                                 this my last will and testament, provided allwayes that if it happen my
William Watson, his mark [marked with a symbol                                     said wife, Ellen Robinson, to be with child and the said child to live,
                                                                                   then the said child to be joynt executor with my said sonne Abraham.
                        xxvto M artij Anno Domini 1648                             And I do constitute and appoynt my beloved wife, Ellen Robinson,
Quo die comparuit personaliter Elizabetha Etherington, vidua, uxor nuper et        supervisor of this my last will and testament and tutor for my children.
administratix dicti defuncti et exhibuit hanc schedulam extendenta ad suma 68 li   In witness wherof I have set to my hand and seale this 15° th of June,
0 0, quam petijt recepi et admitti et huic inventorium annecti                     anno 1647.
                                                                                             Thomas Robinson, marke [marked with a symbol and sealed]
                        M artij 250 Anno Domini 1648                               Witness
                                                                                   Thomas Taylor [full name signed]
Item, in ready monies in the house att the time of the death                       Richard ffosteriur [full name signed]
of the said Robert Etherington                                     68 0s 0d.       Robert Sharpe [full name signed, with an illegible abbreviation]
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Execuc[o] comisse Abrahamo Robinson et Janae posthum et filia dicti defuncti   Richard ffoster [full name signed]
coexecutoribus                                                                 Nicholas Shadforth [full name signed]
                                                                               Thomas Sharp [full name signed]
                    A true inventorie of all [th]e goods                       DPRI/1/1649/R3/1,3
                  & chattles moveable and immoveable, of
               Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne in the countie                     John Thompson of Easington, yeoman, 1653
                of Durham, yeoman, late deceassed, valued
                 and prized by us whose names are under-                        In the name of God, amen, I, John Thompson of Shotton in the parish
                  witten this 27th day of September, 1647                      of Easington in the county of Durham, yeoman, being sick in body but
                                                                               of good and perfect memory, thankes be to God, doe make this my last
lmprimis, 3 oxen                                                18 10s 0d      will and testament in manner and forme followeing. ffirst of all I committ
Item, 4 kine and 2 quies                                        20 10s 0d      and commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker,
Item, 3 year ould quies                                          5  0s 0d      hopeing assuredly through the onely merits of Jesus Christe, my
Item, 17ten ould sheap & 13ten lambs                            13  5s 6d      saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting, and my body to be
Item, on bay gelding                                             7 13s 4d      buried in the church yard att Easington. Alsoe I give and bequeathe
Item, on draught horse & a stagg                                 6  6s 8d      unto my daughter, Elizabeth Thompson, the summe of thirty pounds,
Item, on calfe                                                     13s 4d      and to my other daughter, Anne Thompson, the like summe of thirty
Item, all the come and hay                                      57 6s 10d      pounds. And to either of my said daughters I give and bequeathe the
Item, on sue and 5 piggs                                         1 13s 0d      summe of seaventy pounds apeice for and in lieu of their filial! and
Item, 4 bee hives                                                2 0s 0d       child's porcion, provided that they and either of them doe marry with
Item, 2 cubbords, i table, 1 chare, a spence, 2 formes                         the good will and likeing of their mother, Babara Thompson, otherwise
       & a trunke bed in the forehouse                           6 3s 4d       they are to have their legacies onely. Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto
Item, in the chamber below, 1 bedstead, 1 chest and a counter    2 0s 0d       my wife, Barbara Thompson, all my freehold lands in Shotton soe long
Item, in the chamber above, on bedsteed, 1 boulster,                           as she shall continue my widow. And if that she shall happen to marry,
       2 pellowes, 4 bed covers, 2 payre of valances                           then she is have but onely her thirds. And my will and minde is that my
       with hangers, 2 carpitts, 6 quissions, 1 table,                         said wife shall, out of the rents, issues and profits of my my said lands
        2 chists, 2 chares, 4 stooles, 1 levery cubbord                        dureing all the time that she shall enioy the same, pay unto my eldest
        and bason & ewer                                        10 0s 0d       sonne, George Thompson, for and towards his maintenance after he
Item, in the chamber over the forehouse, a trunck bed,                         shall attaine his full age oftwentyoneyeares,the summe of tenn pounds
        a spenning wheale and a cradle                             10s 0d      yearely, att the feasts of Pentecost and St Martin the Bishopp in
Item, 4 payre of sheats, 12 napkins & 6 pellowes                 3 0s 0d       Winter, by equall porcions. Alsoe I give and bequeathe unto my sonne
Item, all the pewter and brass                                   3 10s 0d      John Thompson, his heirs & assignes for ever, immediately from and
Item, 2 payre of iron grartes, 1 payre of tonges, friing                       after the death or intermarriage of my said wife which shall first
         pan, rick crook with other implements                   1 0s 0d       happen, my house which William Appleby doth now dwell in, and my
Item, skeels, tubs, boules and other wudden vessel               1 0s 0dl      house that Nicholas Usher doth now dwell in, and the one halfe of my
Item, ploughs and plough geare, waines and waine                               freehold land in Shotton aforesaid. And last of all, I doe constitute,
       geare with forkes                                          7 0s 0d      ordaine and appoint my said wife, Barbara Thompson, to be full and
Item, esh wood unwroughte with a payre of new silles              1 0s 0d      sole executrix of this my last will and testament. And I doe hereby
Item, all the poultrij                                              10s 0d     revoake and adnull all and every other former will and testament by me
Item, his purse and apperrell                                     5 0s 0d      in any wise before this time made. In witnes whereof, I have hereunto
                                                                173 12s 0d     sett my hand and seale the ninetenth day of May in the yeare of our
Prizers names                                                                  Lord one thousand, six hundred, ffifty three. John Thompson, his
Robert Sharpe [full name signed]                                               marke. Signed, sealed and declared by the said John Thompson to be
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his last will and testament in the presence of John Richardson, Edward      first sworne truly to administer the same accordinge to the tenor and
Newby, Michael Brian.                                                       effect of the said will there beinge no executor or executrix named
                                                                            therein.
This will was proved att Westminster before the judges for probate of       Register of wills, National Archives, Prob11/243
wills and graunting of administracions, the eight and twentieth day of
July in the yeare of our Lord God one, thousand, six hundred, ffifty        Edward Burdon of Easington, 1657
three by the oathe of Barbara Thompson, the relict of the said
deceased and sole executrix named in the said will, to whome was            Memorandum that on or about the tenth day of the month of August
committed administracion of all and singular the goodes, chattells and      In the yeare of our Lord God, One thousand, six hundred, ffiftie and
debts of the said deceased, she being by vertue of a commission first       seav, Edward Burdon, late of Easington in the countie of Durham,
sworne truely to administer.                                                deceased whilest hee lived and was of perfect mynde and memory and
Register of wills, National Archives, Prob11/226.                           haveinge an intent to make his will and dispose of his estate, by word
                                                                            of mouth did speake and utter theese words following or the like effect
                                                                            (to witt) I give and bequeath to my sonne, ffrancis Burdon, ffoure
Anne Young of Ether Dakers, widow, 1654                                     score pounds. I give unto my brother, George Burdon, tenne pounds in
                                                                            William Wardell’s hands. I give unto eyther of my two sisters now
Memorandum, that on or about the eighteenth day of October in the           living, ffive pounds a peece. I give unto Robert Paxton, Thomas Paxton
yeare of our Lord God 1654, Anne Younge, late of Ether Dakers in the        's brother, and to his sister Alice, ffive pounds a peece. I make and
county of Durham, widdowe, deceased,, beinge sicke of body but of a         ordaine ffrancis Burdon, my sonne sole executor and doe nominate,
sound & perfect memory and understandinge, and havinge a serious            constitute and appointe my loveing ffrein, Richard fforster, tutor and
intencion and setled resolucion to make and declare her last will and       guardian for my said sonne ffrancis, which words, or the like in effect,
testament, did, in the presence of credible witnesses heerafter named,      hee, the said deceased, spake and uttered with an intent the same
nuncupatively and by word of mouth make and declare the same in             should stand and bee as and for his laste will and testament. In the
manner and forme followinge, or in words tendinge to their like effect,     presence and heareinge of divers credible witnessed, witnesses thereof
vizt: I doe gyve, leave and bequeath all my goods and estate or all that    Robert Sharpe, John Jackson, his marke.
whatsoever I have unto my loving cozen, William Younge, meaninge
William Younge of Ether Dakers aforesaid in the county aforesaid,           This will was proved att London before the judges for probate of wills
savinge some small matter or guift which I will bee given unto or           and grauntinge adminstration, lawfully authorized, the sixteenth day of
bestowed upon Mary Sparke her childe, meaninge the childe of Mary           September in the yeare of our Lord, One thousand, six hundred, ffifty
Sparke, a small token of remembrance by and att the discrecion of my        and seaven by the oath Riachard fforster, testamentary curator and
said lovinge cozen, William Younge, or shee the said deceased used,         guardian of ffrancis Burdon, the sonne and sole executor named in the
uttered and declared wordes of the like effect with a full intencion that   said will of William Burdon, deceas, to administer all and singuler the
the same should stand and bee for and as her last will and testament, in    goods, chattells and debts of the said deceased, for and dureing the
the presence and hearinge of credible witnesses. Elizabeth Paxton, her      minority and nonage of the said mino to whom administration of all and
marke, Alice Newby, her marke.                                              singuler the goodes, chattells and debts of the said deceased was
                                                                            committed, hee being ffirst by commission sworne truly to administer
The eighteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 1654, English         the same.
style, a commission issued forth unto William Younge, cozen to the          National Archives, Prob11/267.
deceased principal! and residuary [illegible] named in the nuncupative
will of Anne Younge, late of Ether Dakers deceased, to administer with      Nicholas Bordone of Shotton, 1660
the said nuncupative will annexed, all and singular the goods, chattells
and debts of the said deceased, hee being by vertue of a commission                A true invytory of goodes and chattles of Nickkolas Bordone
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                   Of Shotton, latte desease, in yeare 1660               betwen George and William Wardell on the on parte and me, the said
                                                                          Milles White, on the other parte, as by the said lease more att large
Inprimis, his purse and apparall                               1 9s 6d    may appere. I give the said Matthew White forty pounds in currant
Item, a horse and a cowe                                       3 13s 4d   mony of England and all this for his filiall porcon to be paid when he
Item, on coubert and that belongs to the head of it,                      shall come to the yeares of on & twentie. Item, I give to Catheron
      5 puder dishes, 2 saltes, one flaging pot, 1                        White, my daughter, thre score pounds of lawuall money of England
      tone, one pueder boule, one quart pote, one                         for her filiall porcon, to be paid att mariage or when she s hall come to
      chamber pote, one canddelsticke                          1 6s 8d    the years of twenty and on. Item, I give to ffrances White, another of
Item, 5 miclke boules, one chease fate, one buter                         my daughters, thre score pounds of like lawfull English money, to be
       cite, one flackate, 9 tranchers, 7 dishes, one                     payed att mariag or when she shall come to the age of twenty and on.
       quart cane, one cupe, 6 spunes                            4s 8d    Item, I give to Martin White, my eldest sonn ,all my plough gere and
Item, tow pare shites, 3 coverings, 4 codes, 3                            waine gere by legacy. The rest of all my goods mouvable and
       pillowes, 1 bordcloth                                     19s 0d   imouvable, my debt, legacies, porcons and funerall expences
Item, tow bedes, one chist, one cirne, three stands                       discharged, I give to Elizabeth White, my wife, who I make sole
       one barell, towe skeales                                  12s 0d   executrix of this my last will and testament and tutor for my children. In
Item, one table and a frame, one chare                            6s 8d   witness whereof, to this my last will and testement, I have sett to my
Item, one brasse cettell, two ioreone potes, one brasse pane     15s 0d   hand and seale the ninth day of ffebruary, 1658.
Item, one paire of ireone bares, one recking croke, one pare                                                                     Milles White, seal
       of tonges.                                                4s 0d    Witness
                                                               9 5s 10d   Robert Sharpe
Thomas Houson, his marke [marked with a symbol]                           Nicholas Wudds, mark
William Appleby [full name signed]                                        DPRI/I/1661/W17/1
Leatt Burdone, weadoe, her marke [marked with a symbol]
DPRI/1/1660/B1                                                            Richard Read of Shotton, yeoman, 1662
Miles White of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1661                                                           In the name of God, amen
                                                                          I, Richard Read of Shotton in the county of Durham, yeoman, being
In the name of God, Amen, I, Milles White of Hawthorne in the county      sicke of body but of perfect memory, praised be almighty God, doe her
of Durham, yeoman, being sick in body but of good and perfect             make my last will & testemente in manner and forme fforme following.
memorie, prased be God, doe make this my last will and tes tament in      Imprimis, I bequeath my soule to almighty God and my body to
manner following, first, I bequeth my soule to almighty God, my maker,    theburied in deleted dust. Item, I give to the poore, thirteene shillings,
hopeing to be saved through the miretts of Jesus Christ, my redeemer,     fowr pence, to be distributed at my buriall. Item, I give to my sonne,
and my body to be interred in the church yeard of Easington.              James Read, five pounds, and to my sonne, Thomas Read, twenty
                                                                          shillings and to my sonne, Richard Read, twenty shillings and makes
Item, I give to the power of the parish of Easington to be added to the   them joynte executors of this my last will and testemente and, having
church stock thre pounds, the consideracon yearly to be given to the      heard it read and consedered of it, I have sealed it and subscribed it
poore of Hawthorn. Item, I give to Matthew White, my second sonn,         this eleveanth day of September, 1662.
the water milne and bancks thereto belonging and two closes called
the milne closes butting on the north on the strate leading from                                                         Richard Read, his marke seal
Hathorne to Durham, on the south on the hallfeild and the east            William Young iurat
Sunderland streat, and west on Richard and Robert Davyson,                Robert Leighton
containing by estamacon twelve acres, more or less, to him and his
heires for ever, dureing the ......... of a lease for on thousand yeare                   A true inventory of all the goodes & chattles,
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                  both moveable & immoveable, of Richarde                            Item, sadles with an old arke and other implements               9s 0d
                  Reads of Shotton, deceased the 19th day of                         Item, money in the house                                      2 19s 6d
                 September and prised the 26th of September
                     1662 by fowre sufficient, honest men,                                                   Debts oweing to the testator
                   namely, William young, William Watson,                            Imprimis, Thomas Read of ffishburne                         20    0s   0d
                 William Read & Robert Leighton as ffolloweth                        Item, Robert Read of Durham                                  7    0s   0d
                                                                                     Item, Richard Read of M ordon                                4   10s   0d
Imprimis, his purse & apparel                                          2   10s 0d    Item, Richard Robinson of Sunderland                         1   13s   4d
Item, fowr oxen                                                      23     0s 0d                                                 totall        264   11s   8d
Item, fowrteene kine                                                 46     0s 0d
Item, sixty sheepe                                                   18     0s 0d                            Debtes oweing by the testator
Item, nine swine                                                       2    5s 0d    Imprimis, William Read of Durham, one bond                 103 10s 0d
Item, six horse & mares and one foale                                18     6s 8d    Item, William M oore of Sherington, one bond                41 12s 0d
Item, the cropp of corne                                            65      0s 0d    Item, M ary Atkinson of Biddick, one bonde                  20  8s 0d
Item, the hay                                                        12     0s 0d    Item, Charles Thompson of Sunderland, one bonde             20  8s 0d
Item, the winter eatage at Crowes house                               5     0s 0d    Item, Raiph Hedley of Durham, one bonde                     21 10s 0d
Item, plow & plow geare, waine and waine geare                       11     5s 10d   Item, John Sharpe                                            1  7s 0d
Item, land to be sowne at Crowes house                                 3    0s 0d    Item, Richard Jackson                                          12s 0d
                                                                                     Item, Crowes house rent                                     36 0s 0d
Item, in the forehouse, two cubarts 2 spences & on                                   Item, Bushopp rent                                             15s 10d
        hurle bed, one table & one frame, one furme, one                             Item, tith rente                                                9s 6d
        chist, one chaire, 6 stooles, 1 long sittle, one dreeping                    Item, John M arr of Hardwicke                                  13s 0d
        pan, one frying pan, with other implements, with 8                           Item, Robert Young of Newcastle                              1 10s 0d
        quistions and one bedding of cloath                           6 3s 0d                                                      totall       259 3s 4d
Item, in the parler, one leavey cubbart, one table with                              William Young
        Frame, one chaire                                                  15s 0d    William Watson
Item, in the chamber over the parler, two beds with bed                              Robert Leighton
        cloathes, one table with frames                               1 12s 0d       DPRI/1/1662/R4/1,2
Item, in the chamber over the forehouse, one bedsteed
        with bed cloathes, one presse, one table with frame,                         Nicholas Heath the elder of Little Eden, 1662
        three spinning wheales, two paire of wooll cards,
        on chist, two timees, with other implements in                               In the name of God, amen, the first day of July in the yeare of our Lord
        that roomr.                                                   3 10s 0d       God, 1659, I, Nicholas Heath of Little Eden, the elder, being weake in
Item, five sheets, six pillows, thre towels, ii table napkins,                       body yet of perfect & good memory (I praise my God for it) doe
        three table clothes, three yards of harden, ten yards                        constitute & make this my last will & testament in manner & forme
        of woollen cloath                                             2 5s 0d        following, ffirst and above all, I commend & committ my soule into the
Item, seven tubs, three skeps one hopper, one voyder                    9s 6d        handes of Almighty God, my creator & maker, assureing myselfe that
Item, one wineding cloath, six sackes & pokes, with seves                            through faith in the merittes and mercyes of Jesus Christ, his onely
       and riddles                                                       5s 0d       sonne & my onely saviour, to obtein salvacion without any trust and
Item, brasse and puter                                                4 16s 10d      confidence in my selfe. And for my body, my minde & will is be
Item, brue vessell and milke vessel, one glasse case,                                decently buried where my executrix thinkes most fitting, when it shall
        cannes and other implements                                   1 10s 0d       please God to call me to his mercy. As for all my landes and worldly
Item, gease and other pultery                                            6s 0d       goodes which God hath endued me withall, my minde & will is as
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followeth, ffirst I give, legate & bequeath my capitall mesuage and             Robert Newhouse, publique notary, Richard Newhouse, George
tenement, togeather with all other my landes and tenements lyeing &             Kirkeby younger.
being at Little Eden in the county of Durham, with their & every of                                              Concordat haec copia una cum
their appertenances unto my dearely beloved wife, Elizabeth Heath,                                                   originali ep r per me Robert
dureing her life naturall (the satisfying and dischargeing all my debtes                                                   Newhouse, egrarium
that I really owe unto anybody out of the issues & profittes of my
landes as they shall arise and become due unto her after my death ).            The 26th day of November, anno domini 1662,
Item, I give, legate & bequeath unto Thomas Heath, my sonne, the                Thomas Heath, sonne of the said Nicholas Heath,
summe of twenty poundes per annum forth of my landes at Little Eden             received from the handes of Robert Newhouse,
to be paid unto him halfe yearely, that is to say, at Whitsontide, at           register, the originall will of his said late ffather
Martinmasse, by eaven & equall porcions , whether shall first happen            deceased at the probate thereof.
after my death and the same to be duly paid by my executrix dureing
his life naturall, in full satsfacion of his filiall and childe's part &        M ay 17
porcion. ltem, I give & bequeath unto my daughter, Katherine, the               1660
summe of five poundes per annum forth of my landes at Little Eden, to              A true & perfect schedule of the goods & chattells moveable and immo-
be paid unto her yearely, dureing her life naturall, by my executrix in             veable late of M r Nicholas Heath of Little Eden, deceased, praised by
full satisfacion of her filiall childe's part & porcion. Item, I give, legate                   four men the day & year abovesaid as followeth
& bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Waddell, the summe of tenn
poundes for a legacye, to be paid by my executrix. Item, I give, legate &       Imprimis, in the hall one drawing table, one chest valeued att        11s 0d
bequeath unto Archbald Waddell, my grandchilde, the summe of ffifty             In the parler, one drawing table valewed att                        2 0s 0d
poundes when he shall attaine to the age of xxjty yeares, to be paid by         ltem, two livery cupbords, two chairs, 7 could stools att           1 8s 0d
my executrix out of my landes at Little Eden aforesaid. Item, my will &         In the closet, one old chest valewed att                               1s 0d
minde further is that after the death & decease of my loveing wife,             In the parler, one clock with strings & plumbs att                  1 3s 4d
Elizabeth Heath, and after all my debtes & legacyes be fully satisfyed          In the closet, one iron way bank & one heckle att                      1s 4d
& paid, that then all my landes and tenements in Little Eden                    In the kitchen, one tempsis, five shelves, 2 chesbords at              6s 0d
whatsoever shall come and discend unto my grand childe, Nicholas                One table                                                                  6d
Heath, sonne of my sonne, Thomas Heath, and to the heires of his                One trough stone, a long settle bed, a salt it, 3 speets at           11s 0d
body lawfully begotten forever. And faileing the heires of his body             In the little roome & in the great chamber, ne bedsted at           1 13s 4d
lawfully begotten, then to the next heires of me, the said Nicholas             Two livery cupbords                                                   18s 0d
Heath, forever. Item, I give, legate & bequeath unto my sister Burnell          One rund table & one pres at                                        1 4s 0d
fforty shillinges to buy her a ring in token of remembrance of my love          Two wainscot chests                                                   12s 0d
towardes her. All the rest of my goodes , moveable & immoveable,                In the chamber over the parler,one bedsted, one livry
whatsoever I give, legate & bequeath unto Elizabeth Heath, my loveing                    cupbord, one chest, 4 sheets, one chair                    1 18s 0d
wife, whome I make my full & sole executrix of this my last will and            One ffetherbed, one mat, two blankits, one rugge, one
testament, desireing my welbeloved friends, Richard ffoster of                           coverlid, one boulster, 2 down pillows, 5 curtains
Easington, George Jurdeson of Little Eden and Robert Sharpe of                          & vallance at                                                3
Hawthorne, to be supervisors of this my last will & testament, and to           10s                                                                0d
be aiding & assisting to my wife in the due performance thereof as my           In the kitchin chamber, one cupbord, on bedsteed,
trust is in them reposed, to whome I give twenty shillinges as a token                  4 curtains, 2 fetherbeds, 2 boulsters, on flock boulstr,
of my love amongst them. In testimony whereof I have hereunto sett                      2 old coverlids, one blankit                                5 10s 0d
my hand & seale the day and yeare abovesaid. Read, signed, sealed               The hall bars & kitchin bars at                                       12s 0d
and acknowledged to be his last will & testament, in the presence of            The 2 little chamber bars, the great chamber bars
                                                                                       & the parler with 2 pair of tongs & rand iron                     10s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
In the closet in the garret, one table, 3 shelves                          1s    6d   & forme as followeth, the 13th day of March in the fourteenth yeare of
In the yallow chamber, 3 chairs, one wool wheele                            3s   0d   the raigne interlined of our soveraigne lord, Charles the second, King
Two kurnes, one milk syle                                                   5s   0d   of England &c., Anno Domini 1661. Imprimis, I doe give & bequeath
Six empty kasks, one off basket                                            3s    0d   my soule into the hands ofAllmightye God, my most gratious &
One peck, one half peck                                                    1s    0d   mercyefull maker & creator, nothing doubting but, in & through the
3 milk bowls, 8 chesswayts & one sinker                                    2s    0d   meritts & mediation of Jesus Christ, my most gratious & mercyfull
One little tub & one skele                                                       6d   redeemer, he will take it & receive it to his mercye. Also, I bequeath my
One dryer for corn, one Flanders chest & one hamper                                   body to the earth to be buryed in the church at Easington, in full &
       with 12 curtain rods                                                9s 6d      assured hope of resurection. And, as for my worldly goods, I doe give
In the study, one table, 9 shelves, one Flanders chest, on                            & bequeath as followeth. Item, I doe give & bequeath to my daughter,
        old chest with one pair of garden sheeres                          8s 0d      Elizabeth Smyth, her heires & assignes, the south house & garthe in
In the middle garret, one old bedsted with cords                           8s 0d      Clappersgate in Easington aforesaid for ever. Also, I give & bequeath
In the great garret: one bedsted, one trunk bound with iron,                          to my said daughter Elizabeth, the summe of twentye pounds in the
       one wainscot chest with other lumber                                18s 0d     yeare to be payde to her or her assignes at Martinmase & Penticost by
In the garner, one table leaf with 2 iron feet, 6 dales, one                          equall proporcions & soe halfe-yearely every yeare for and dureing the
       wainscot door, 2 old axes, 2 hammers, one markin                               tearme of her life naturall, to be payde out of my lands at Easington. I
       iron, one hay spade, one sick, one iron gavelet, 6 hoops                       also give & bequeath to my said daughter, twentye pounds to be payd
       for tubs                                                            11s 0d     at my death or within sixe monethe next after. Item, I doe give &
In the larder, one siling board, on chest, 2 shelves, a brake,                        bequeath my grand child, Elizabeth Smyth, my daughter's her eldest
       one cask                                                            12s 0d     daughter, all my lands, houses & tenement in Readmarshall, after my
On great bowl                                                               5s 0d     death, to enter upon when she shall attaine to the age of eightene
In the milkhouse, one syling board, 14 shelves, one chesspress             10s 0d     yeares, together with all the rents & profitts which shall issue & arise
In the brewhouse: one brewlead, 4 tubs & a seall, a pair of                           interlinedforth of the said lands after my death, to be payd &
       gantres, on bench                                               3 6s 8d        accompted unto her untill she shall accomplishe the said age. Also, I
In tongs chamber, one bedsted, on trunk wth other lumber              1s 0d           doe give & bequeath to my said grandchild, Elizabeth Smyth, one
In barn, one pair of bound wheeles, one pair stings, one                              hundred pounds in money to be payde her when she shall attaine the
        axletree, 2 ploughs, one ox harrow, 2 hors harrows, on ship                   said age of eightene yeares, together with a read rugg & bedding
        yard, & a peece of oak, one chesebough, one gate               3    0s   0d   which I have, one chest, a paire of barrs & a paire of tonges. I doe give
One little dunnad                                                      2   13s   4d   to my said grandchild or otherwise if she shalbe lawfully marryed, my
Ln the barn, 18 thrave of wheat at                                     2   10s   0d   will is that she enter one the abovesaid profitts before the said age.
                                                                      38   18s   0d   Item, I doe give & bequeath to Jane Smyth, my daughter Elizabeth
                                                                                      Smyth her third daughter, the summe of three hundred pounds, to be
George Jurdeson                                                                       payde to her when she shall attaine to the age of eighteen yeares or
John Jurdeson                                                                         otherwise shalbe lawfully marryed, together with one chest at
William Bee                                                                           Easington. Item, I doe give & bequeath to Ann Smyth, my daughter
DPRI/1/H11/1-2                                                                        Elizabeth her fourth daughter, the summe of two hundred pounds to be
                                                                                      payde her when she shall attaine to the age of eightene yeare or
Robert Jameson of Easington, yeoman, 1662                                             otherwise shalbe lawfully marryed. Item, I doe give & bequeath to
                                                                                      Dorithye Smythe, my daughter Elizabeth her fifth daughter, the summe
In Dei nomine, Amen, whereas I, Robert Jameson of Easington in the                    of two hundred pounds, to be payde her when she shall attaine to the
countye of Durham, yeoman, being sicke and crasye in body yet of                      age of eightene yeares or otherwise shalbe lawfully marryed. Item, I
good & perfect remembrance, praise be to almightye God, doe make,                     doe give & bequeath thone halfe of all the usse & intrest of all the
constitute & doe ordaine this to be my last will & testament in manner                abovesaid summes to each particeler child, her part to goe forward to
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
be an augmentacion to her porcion. And if any of these four children               other iron implements                                         8s 0d
dye, that her porcion shalbe divided amongst the rest, my will is. Item, I                                               Summa                 6 8s 0d
doe give to my sister Ann Atkinson, the summe of fortye shillings with
my best cloathes to her husband. And to each of my said sister                                                                             John Humblle
Atkinson's foure children, twentye shillings a peece, to be payd at my                                                                        John Welsh
death or within sixe monthes after. Item, I doe give to William Chilton                                                                 Henry Williamson
& to Robert Chilton, my sister Marye her two sons, twenty shillings                                                                      John M itcheson
apeece, to be payd them at my death or within sixe monethes after.
Item, I give to my brother Richard Jameson, his daughter, twentye                                    Debts owen to the deceassed
shillings, to be payd at my death or within six moneths after. Item, I doe                               by these followeing
give to be bestowed one my fflmerall expences, twentye pounds. Also,         lmprimis, M r John Brignell                                     108  0s    0d
I give to the poore people of Easington towne, ffortye shillings, to the     ltem, John Watson                                               129 12s    0d
poore people of Shotton, twentye shillings and to thother poore              ltem, William M allam                                           108  0s    0d
people which cometh in communion, two penc apeece. Item, I give &            ltem, William Chilton                                            80  0s    0d
bequeath to Widow Jane ffroud, her bond at my death which is seaven          ltem, John Twentieman                                            21 12s    0d
pounds, eleven shillings, eight pence. Itjem, I give & bequeath to           ltem, M argaret Smyth, widow                                    114  0s    0d
Margret Smyth, my daughter's second daughter, three pounds, to be            ltem, Robert Sharpe                                              54  9s    9d
payd at my death or within sixe moneths after. Item, I doe give &            ltem, Ellener Watson, widow                                      43  4s    0d
bequeath to my brother, Richard Jameson, & to my daughter, Elizabeth         ltem, Richard Bee                                                32  8s    9d
Smythe, the other halfe of all the usse & intrest, to be equally divided     ltem, Thomas Todd                                                43  4s    0d
interlined, untill the children above mencioned shall accomplish the         ltem, Thomas Paxston                                             21 12s    0d
age abovesaid or otherwise shalbe lawfully marryed, which two, my            ltem, William Chipchasse                                         21 12s    0d
brother Richard & my daughter Elizabeth Smyth, I doe make to be sole         ltem, John Hixson                                                11 17s    8d
interlined executors to this my last will & testament duely executed. In     ltem, Richard Clarke                                             21 12s    0d
wittnesse hearof, I have heareunto set my hand & fixed my seall, the         ltem, William Davyson                                            10 16s    0d
day & yeare first above                                                      ltem, John Pattyson                                              10 16s    0d
written.                                                                     ltem, John Jackson                                               10 16s    0d
                                              Robert Jameson, his marke      ltem, William Stoddart                                            4   0s   0d
                                                                             ltem, John Hixson & William Stoddart                              7   0s   0d
Signed & sealed in the presence of                                           ltem, John ffoster                                                3   5s   0d
John Humble iurat                                                            ltem, Richard Welsh                                               2   4s   0d
William Mitcheson                                                            ltem, James Denton                                                2 10s    0d
John Mitcheson iurat                                                         ltem, William Wardaille                                           1  0s    0d
                                                                             ltem, Nicholas Emmerson                                             17s    0d
   An inventorie of all the goods & chattells, mouveable & immouveable of                                             Summa                  864 17s    2d
   Robert Jameson, late of Eassington in the countye of Durham, yeoman,
deceased, apprized & set down by foure men, viz: John Humble, John Welsh,    ltem, more owen to the deceased due upon bond from one
Henry Willyamson & John M itcheson, the 13th day of October, Anno domini           Thomas Simpson the summe of                                 5 6s 0d
                                     1662                                    DPRI/1/1662/J5/2

lmprimis, the purse & apparell of the deceased                   5 0s 0d     William Wardale of Easington, yeoman, 1663
ltem, a read rugg with some other bedding                        1 0s 0d
ltem, two chests, a paire of barrs, a paire of tongs with some                        The inventorye of all the goods and chattells, moveable and
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
  immoveable, of George deleted Willyam Wardayle, late of Easington in the     To M r ffarrow if it appeare due                               5   0s    0d
county of Durham, yeoman, deceased, prised the eight day of Aprill, annoque    To George Wardale                                              5   1s   10d
 domini, 1663, by us Richard Braidley, Christopher Richardson, senior, and     M ore for the suite                                            2   5s    0d
      Thomas Robinson, Richard Draver, in manner & forme following             To George Wardale which he paid to M r Shadforth               5   0s    0d
                                                                               To George Wardale & Christopher Wardale if due                20   0s    0d
Inprimis, his apparell and purse                               21   0s    0d   To Robert, George, Thomas & Eli Hippell                       41   0s    0d
Item, a nag and two mares                                       5   0s    0d   To Eli Hippell for a cowe                                      4   0s    0d
Item, two oxen                                                 10   0s    0d                                                                124   8s    9d
Item, five kine                                                11   0s    0d   DPRI/1/1663/W7/1
Item, five stirks                                               6   0s    0d
Item, sixe calves                                               2   0s    0d
                                                                               John Shadforth of Hathron, yeoman, 1664
Item, a sowe and thre pigs                                         16s    0d
Item, eight sheepe                                               2 5s     0d
                                                                               December the first, 1663.
Item, nine acres of wheate & about twelve acres
                                                                               In the name of God, Aman, I, John Shadforth of Hathron in the county
      of pease & oats                                          26 0s 0d
                                                                               of Durham, yeoman, being wake in bodie but of good and perfickt
Item, plow geare and waine geare                                1 0s 0d
                                                                               memorie, prased be to all mighty God, doe make my last will and
Item, halfe the rate of one cupboard                              10s 0d
                                                                               testament in forme as foloweth. Imprimis, first, I give my sole unto God
an old chirne, a stand, and an old barrel                          3s 4d
                                                                               who gave it and second my bodie to bured at the churchyard at Dalton
The hay is included in the mouveable goods
                                                                               and thirdly I dispose of my goods as foroweth. Item, secondly, I give
                                                               66 14s 4d
                                                                               unto my eldest daughter, Margrat, ten pound for a lagese out of my
                                                                               movabell goods to goe forward for hir behalfe. Item, and thirdly I give
Given under our hands the day and yeare above said
                                                                               unto my loving wife the third part of all my land goods during hir life
Richard Braidley
                                                                               naturall. Item, and 41y , my will is that the tow part of my land shall go
Richard ffoster
                                                                               for the bringen up of my thre children during there minoritie. Item, and
Thomas Robinson
                                                                               fiftly, my will is that after the death of my loving wife, that my thre
Richard Draver
                                                                               children, Margrat, Elsibeth and Isabell shall have all my land equaly
                                                                               distribeted amongst them. Item, and sixtly, my will is that my loving
                         Debts owed to the deceased
                                                                               wife and thre children be joynt excetores of this my last will and
By M r. Anderson                                               64 0s 0d
                                                                               testament. In witness wherunto I have set unto my hand and seale.
By M r. Henry Lampton that is to say , the heires and
                                                                                                                                      John Shadforth seal
      executors of Sr Willyam Lampton deceased                00    0s 0d
                                                                               Witneses
By the hires & executor and administrator of
                                                                               Thomas ffosteriur
      Robert WiIkinson                                         54 0s 0d
                                                                               John Marshall
                                                              218 0s 0d
                                                                               Robert Shadforth iur
                          Debts owed by the deceased
                                                                                                          January the 15th, 1663
To George Robinson                                              6   12s   9d
                                                                                          A true inventory of all the good and chatles moveable
To Edward Paxton                                               10    0s   0d
                                                                                         and immoveable of John Shadforth of Hawthrone, lately
To Richard Rawlin                                               6   16s   8d
                                                                                     deceased, valued and prized by us whose names are underwritten
To M r Willyam M idford                                         4    0s   0d
To M r Thomas Cradock                                           2    2s   6d
                                                                               Imprimis, five coowes and three stots                          20 0s 0d
To Henry Smith                                                  1   10s   0d
                                                                               Item, eighteen olde sheepe, sevene sheepe hoogs                 6 10s 0d
To ffrancis fell & Alis Potts                                  11    0s   0d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, three yeare old stirks                                   2 5s 0d      Wittnesses
Item, one horse                                                2 13s 4d     William Young
Item, all the corne and hay with the crope on the ground       8 13s 4d     Abraham Paxton iur
Item, two cubarts in the forehouse with pudeer, brase,                      Thomas ffoster
       one table with two formes and other smale implements    5 9s 4d      Nicholas Paxton iur
Item, one bedstead in the chamber with other smale
       implements exepting two arkes which is heirelomes is     1 17s 0d                              June the 29th 1665
Item, his purse and apparall                                    1 10s 0d         A true inventory of all the goods and chattels, moveable and
                                           The sum totall is   48 18s 0d          immoveable of Richard ffoster of Easington, latly decesed,
The priseres’ names                                                                  vallued and prized by us whose names are hereunto
Thomas ffoster                                                                                             subscribed.
Thomas ffoster
Robert M arshall                                                            Imprimis, his purse and apparel                              5    0s    0d
Robert Shadforth                                                            Item, eight oxen                                            24    0s    0d
DPRI/1/1664/S2/1,3                                                          Item, seaven kine and a bull                                20    0s    0d
                                                                            Item, one stot, 2 yeares old, and three storks               4   10s    0d
                                                                            Item, ffoure calves                                          1    6s    8d
Richard Foster of Easington, yeoman, 1665                                   Item, horses, mares and fooles                              11    0-s   0d
                                                                            Item, twenty foore acres of wheate, rye and bigg            48    0s    0d
In the name of God, Amen, 1655 April 23th, I, Richard Foster of             Item, ffiftene acres of pease and ots                       17    0s    0d
Easington in the countie of Durham, yeoman, being whole & sounde            Item, ploughs and plough geere, waines and waine
both of body and mind, which I give my gratious God most hartie                    geere, with other smale things thereunto belonging   10 0s 0d
thankes for it, doe make this my last will & testament as followeth.
First, I bequeathe my soule into the hands of Almightie God, hopeing                                             In the hall
to be saved by the mirites of Jesus Christ, my redeemer, and my body        Item, beding and one bedstead                                1 10s 0d
to be buryed in Easington church earth. I give & bequeath unto the          Item, one table, one carpit, one forme, one chare
poore of Esington parish, twenty shillings. Item, I give unto my wife,             one quision                                             10s 0d
Isable ffoster, the best cowe which I gave in token of my love. I give      Item, a cubart, a spence and one glase case                  3 0s 0d
unto my sonne, George ffoster, thirtie pounds. I give unto George           Item, putter dishes, ten, three salts, two books,
Robinson or to his wife, my daughter Elizabeth Robinson, tenn                      one candilsticke with other smale things              1 10s 0d
pounds. Item, I give unto Christofer Robinson, sonne of my sonne-in-        Item, three pannes, one ketle, one pot, a speete,
law George Robinson, twenty shillings. Item, I give unto Christofer                a paire of tonges, a ricke crooke with other
Hendry, sonne of Cuthbert Hendry, twentie shillings. Item, I give                  smale things thereunto belonging                          16s 0d
Richard Robinson, sonne of Thomas Robinson, my sonne-in-law,                Itjem, all the wooden vessel                                     14s 0d
twentie shillings. Item, I give unto each of my brother, John ffoster's     Item, three table cloaths, thertene table napkins,
children, three shillings, foure pence. Itim, I give unto each of my                two pare of lining sheets, two paire of harden
brother, William ffoster's children, three shillings, foure pence. Item,            sheets, six pillyvers, one towel                     2 5s 0d
after my debts & funerall expencs being discharged and my wife, hir
third sett fourth, and leggacies paid, I make my sonnes , George ffoster                                       In the parler
& Richard ffoster, and my daughter, Margaratt ffoster, my whole             Item, one table, foore buffat stules, three chares
executors of this my last will & testament. In wittnes hereof I have               one forme, foure quisions, one chist, one trunke,
hereunto sett my hand and seale the daye & yeare first above written.              one bible with other booke                            1 7s 4d
                                                    Richard ffoster, seal   Item, one bed for a sarvant                                    10s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                           Mary Tonstall, I give three hundred pounds. To Elizabeth Buttler, my
Item, in the uper roume, one table, one carpit, one bed                    grandchild, I give one hundred pounds, to be payed at her marriage or
        and bedstead, one chist and one chare                 2 0s 0d      when she shall be twenty and one years old and if the said Elizabeth
                                                                           shall dye before either of these tearmes, that then the mony shall return
                           The sume is £154 19s 0d                         to my executor. To my sister,Allis Clavering, I give five marks yearely,
                                                                           to be paid her out of my land at Hutton aforesaid for her naturall lyfe
The prizer's names                                                         and further doe will that her annuety of twenty nobles, given her by
Thomas ffoster                                                             my brother Christopher Midford of Hulam, esquire, be duely paid her
Cuthbert Hendry                                                            out of the same land in Hutton Henry aforesaid, according as it hath
George Paxton                                                              been paid her. To Ann Thursby, now with me at Pespool, I give ten
John Jackson, his marke                                                    pounds. To Barbara Midford, daughter of my brother Charles Midford,
DPRI/1/1665/F10/1,3                                                        I give ten pounds. I give ten pound to bye a fayre marble stone to lye
                                                                           upon my grave. To my sone, William Ingleby, I give fourty shillings to
Thomas Midford of Pesspool, esq., 1666                                     buy him a ring. To my sone, William Tonstall, I give fourty shillings to
                                                                           buy him a gold ring. To William Liddall, I give six pounds if he lyve not
In the name of God, Amen, I, Thomas Midford of Pespool in the              at Peespool but if he continue at Peespool, I will that he have meat,
county of Durham, esquire, being in health of body and in perfect          drink and lodging during his naturall lyfe. Further, I doe make my sone,
memory, thanks be to Almighty God, trusting, through the meritts of        William Midford, sole executor of this my last will, charging him to pay
Jesus Christ to be saved and to live in the lande of the everliving God,   and discharge all my just debts. And I doe (make deleted) give unto
doe make this my last will and testanment in manner and forme              William Coleman, six pound, thirteen shillings and foure pence, left him
following. first, I give my soule into the hands of Almighty God and my    by my brother Christopher Midford. I doe appoint Thomas Sanderson
body to be buried in Esington church. And, for my worldly goods, I         of Hedlihope, overseer of this my will and doe give him five pounds for
give and bequiath to my loving wife, Ellinor Midford, one third part of    a token. In witnesse of those presents I have hereunto set my hand
my lands in Esington aforesaid for her naturall lyfe, two hundred          and seal this seventh day of October, one thousand, six hundred, fifty
pounds in mony and a silver tankert which she brought with her at          nine.
her marriage. To my sone, William Midford, I give all my lands at                                                              Thomas Midford seal
Pespool (my wyv's joynter only excepted for her lyfe) and all my lands     Signed and sealed in the presence of
in Hutton Henry called Blackly, Huddick, Herrin Meadow and the             Georg Tonstall
moor. Also, to the said William Midford, I give all my eightenth part of   Ralph Barker iurat
the grand leas collyery within the mannors of Whickam and Gatesyde,
with all my part of colemines in Jesmondfeilds within the county of                  A note of what moneys haith been paid and discharged by
Northumberland. To Thomas Midford, sone to the said William, I give                              M r. William M idford of Pespoole
all my lands in Esington, except a third parte, with the monys yearely     Imprimis, paid ffunerall charges                               130     0s   0d
due to me from Robert Paxton of Esington aforesaid. Also, I give unto            paid to Ellen M idford                                   200     0s   0d
the said Thomas, all my mony yearely due from Georg Richardson &                 paid to Christopher M idford                             150     0s   0d
Robert Byers of Shotton as may appear by a statute, marchant and                 paid to William Inglebye                                 122     0s   0d
defezance. Also, I give unto the said Thomas Midford, three hundred              paid to William Tonstall                                 302     0s   0d
pounds due to me from Robert Johnson of Newcastle, alderman, as by               paid to Thomas M idford                                  550     0s   0d
a statute marchant and defezance may appeare. To my sone,                        paid to John M orland                                      6     0s   0d
Christopher Midford, I give and bequeath all my lands in Pittington              paid to Barbary M idford & Ann Thursbye                   20     0s   0d
mannor and one hundred and fifty pounds in mony. To my daughter,                 paid to William Coleman                                     6   13s   4d
Ann Ingleby, I give one hundred pound and will that the remainder of             paid to Thomas Sanderson                                    5    0s   0d
her portion (being twenty pounds), be duely paid her. To my daughter,            paid to Elizabeth Butler                                 100     0s   0d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                         1591     13s 4d      Item, 28 thraves of wheate                                          5   0s    0d
                                                                              Item, 16 akers & ½ of pease in the stacke yarde                     5  10s    0d
             An inventory of what goods & chatlles moveable and               Item, 30 thraves of oates in the towne field                        2   0s    0d
   immoveable of Thomas M idford of Pespoole, esquire, dyed seased on         Item, 160 thraves of oates in the moore                            12  10s    0d
                                     viz:                                     Item, 12 akers & 1 rood of wheate growing upon the ground          20   0s    0d
Imprimis, 6 oxen, valued worth                                  24 0s    0d   Item, hay in the stacke yarde                                       5   0s    0d
       6 steares                                                18 0s    0d   Item, 06 oxen                                                      18   0s    0d
      10 kyne                                                   35 0s    0d   Item, 09 kine                                                      21  12s    0d
       2 bulls & 1 oxe                                           8 0s    0d   Item, 03 whye stirkes & 2 calves                                    4   0s    0d
       3 whyes & 1 stote                                        10 0s    0d   Item, 05 sheepe                                                     1  15s    0d
       7 whyes & stots yeareings                                 8 0s    0d   Item, 03 swine                                                      1   2s    0d
      70 sheepe                                                 24 10s   0d   Item, 01 horse & 1 mare                                             5   6s    0d
       8 horses                                                 40 0s    0d   Item, 11 gease, 1 cockes, 7 hennes                                     10s    0d
       swine, geese and other pultery                            3 0s    0d   Item, 02 cubbarts in the forehouse                                   2 5s     0d
       waine geare & plough geare                               10 0s    0d   Item, 01 table & frame, with other implements of
       corne, wheate, rye, bigg & oats                          30 0s    0d         househould stuffe                                                 10s   0d
       plate & househould stufe                                110 0s    0d   Item, 02 stands & 2 milke pailes with other implements                   9s   0d
       1 bond due ffrom Anthony Wilson                          50 0s    0d   Item, 02 iron potts, 1 iron pann, 1 brasse kettle, 1 brasse pann        13s   0d
       1 bond due ffrom M r. Christopher M idford               50 0s    0d   Item, 06 puder dublers with some other implements                        7s   0d
       1 bond ffrome M r. Petter Sanderson                      50 0s    0d   Item, 01 frying pann & 1 recking crooke with some small
       1 bond due ffrom M r. Robert Johnson                    300 0s    0d          implements                                                       3s 0d
       1 bond of John Tod                                       16 0s    0d   Item, 00 plough & plough geare, waine & waine geare                  4 10s 0d
       2 bonds due from Richard Reed, William                                 Item, 00 in the parler, 1 bedd stead, 1 table, 1 chist                 15s 0d
          Reed & Robert Buckle                                  90 0s    0d   Item, 00 in the chamber, 1 bedd stead, 1 table, 1 chist, 2
       2 bonds due ffrom Robert Paxton & George                                      stooles with other things                                     1 12s 0d
          Richardson                                           150 0s    0d   Item, 02 courtaines, 1 vallance, 1 coverlidd with other things       1 14s 0d
       the rent of the collery                                 180 0s    0d   Item, 01 windeing cloath with poakes & seckes, seave
                                                          1206     10s   0d          & riddles                                                       10s 0d
                                                                                                                          Total is               118 13s 0d
                            290 M artij 1666
            Exhibitum fuit hoc inventarium sub protestacione                              Debts owinge by the aforementioned Anthony Byars.
                         de addendo si causa sit                                                               deceased
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                                                                              lmprimis, to George Huntington of Castleadon                       45 0s 0d
                                                                              Item, to George Huntington for 2 yeares to come,
Anthony Byars of Shotton, 1668
                                                                                     11li per annum                                              22 0s 0d
                                                                              Item, to George Huntington for 6 yeares next after,
                          November the 13th 1668
                                                                                     10li per annum                                              60 0s 0d
  A true inventory of all the goods & chattles moveable & immoveable of
                                                                              Item, to George Huntington for 1 yeare next after that;
Anthony Byars of Shotton deseased, prised & valued by us whose names are
                                                                                     20 pounds                                                   20   0s    0d
                      hereunder written as followeth
                                                                              Item, to John Thompson of Shotton, yeoman                          40   0s    0d
                                                                              Item, to Richard Oliver of Hart, milner                            13   0s    0d
lmprimis, his purse & apparrell                                 1 0s 0d
                                                                              Item, to Thomas Oliver of Hart, labourer                            4   6s    0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, to Ann Sheild of Durham, spinster                          10    0s 0d                                     In the chamber
Item, to the poore of Easington parrish                          10    0s 0d    ltem, two stand beds with a trinnell bed with the
Item, to Thomas Paxton of Easington, taylor                      10    0s 0d            furniture to the same belonging, one great chest
Item, to John Clarke of Fattcloase                                8    0s 0d            & two little chests, an old cawell, a forme with all
Item, to Robert Wanlas of Fatcloase house, sarvant                3    0s 0d             other implements in the said roome                      3 0s 0d
Item, to M argaret Blainch of Shotton, spinster                   3    0s 0d
Item, to Cuthbart Hendry of Easington, for tyth rent              2    6s 4d                                     In the milkhouse
Item, to Edward Usher of Shotton, labourer                        2    0s 0d    Item, three firkins of butter, two kettles, three pans, four
Item, to James Anderson of Shotton, sarvant                       3   10s 0d            churnes with skeeles & mealles & other milk
Item, to Edward Beares of Sunderland by the Sea, kealeman         6    0s 0d            vessells in the said house                               4 0s 0d
Item, more to John Thompson                                       6    0s 0d
Item, funerall expences                                           6    0s 0d    ltem, in a little roome, a servant bed with some
                                                The totall      272    9s 10d           other small things                                           6s 8d

An imprisal made by us                                                          ltem, chesses, by our estimacion worth                           2 0s     0d
whose names are here unto subscribed                                            ltem, waines & waine geare, plowes with the plowe
William Young [full name signed]                                                        geare with all the furniture to the same belonging      10   0s   0d
George Jurdeson [full name signed]                                              ltem, sixe oxen                                                 24   0s   0d
Nicholas Reed [full name signed]                                                ltem, foure oxen in the fould                                   16   0s   0d
John Richardson [full name signed]                                              ltem, one & twenty kine & a bull                                52   0s   0d
DPRI/1/1668/B18/1                                                               ltem, eight whyes                                               13   6s   8d
                                                                                ltem, ffive calves                                               3   6s   8d
Robert Smith of Hordon, yeoman, 1668                                            ltem, two mares & foles, two that is years old &
                                                                                         one sadle mare                                         13 6s 8d
              An inventorie of all the good & chattells moveable &              ltem, seaven score & twelve sheep                               41 10s 0d
            imoveable of Robert Smith, late of Hordon in the coun-              ltem, seaven swyne                                               2 10s 0d
             tye of Durham, yeoman deceased, apprissed by foure                 ltem, a geese & gander with other poultrye                          5s 0d.
                men, viz., Georg Blackett, Richard Crookes, Va-                 ltem, corne in the barnes & stock garth                         25 0s 0d
               lentine Smyth & John M itcheson, the 17th day of                                         The sume of the goods                  216 11s 8d
                    December in the yeare of our Lord, 1668.
                                                                                                           Debts owen to the deceased
lmprimis, his purse & apparell                                       3 0s 0d    ltem, owen by    M r William Bristow                            20  0s    0d
ltem, in the foore house, one cubbord, two cawells,                             ltem, owen by   Thomas Coulson                                   1 11s    0d
         a table & a chaire, two formes                              2 0s 0d    ltem, owen by   M argret Watson, widow                           6  0s    0d
ltem, aileven peeces of puther, five candlestickes,                             ltem, owen by   the executors of Georg Haswell                   9  2s    8d
         three flowre potts & two brasse candlesticks,                          ltem, owen by   Thomas Baylife                                   1 10s    0d
         a pestle & a morter, a salt, two quishons, two                         ltem, owen by   Edward Robinson                                  1 17s    6d
         smothing irons.                                              10s 0d    ltem, owen by   Robert Hughhall                                  1 19s    0d
ltem, one chest, a paire of barrs, two racking crooks,                          ltem, owen by   Humphrey Humble                                  1 15s    0d
         two paire of tonges, one fire shovell, two iron                        ltem, owen by   Robert Thompson                                    18s    0d
          potts with all other implements in the said                           ltem, owen by   Henry Johnson                                    2 5s     0d
         foor house                                                   10s 0d                                The summe of the debts              46 18s    2d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                        Debts owen by the deceased                                     Item, for three henes and a coke                                     1s   4d
Owen to Sir Christofer Conyers for his Whitsuntide rent            71 10s 0d           Item, for 7 paire of sheats & 10 pillowbers                       3 6s    0d
Owen to Ann Steward                                                 6 0s 0d            Item, for 2 table cloathes & 4 napkins & 3 linn aparans              9s   0d
                                                                                       Item, for 20 yeards of harden cloathes & 9 smockes & 5 sharts     2 2s    0d
Wittness our hands                                                                     Item, for smale lining cloase & 3 paire of stockins                  5s   6d
George Blackett                                                                        Item, for 8 hapings & 3 cuerlids & 9 feather cods                 1 18s   0d
Vallentine Smith                                                                       Item, for 2 cafe beds & 2 paire of courtings & vallans               9s   0d
Richard Crookes                                                                        Item, for a 11 pettycoates & 5 wast coates                        3 0s    0d
John M itcheson                                                                        Item, for a rideing suite & a hatt & a paire of bodyes               8s   0d
DPRI/1/1668/S16/1                                                                      Item, for 2 paire of showes                                          3s   0d
                                                                                       Item, for one chist & 3 coffers & 2 preses                        1 4s    0d
William Watson of Easington, 1669                                                      Item, for one bedstead, one table, 2 fourmes & 2 chares             16s   0d
                                                                                       Item, for 3 stoules & a fur dale & 14 bowles & 6 cheswats            6s   8d
           A true inventory of all the goods and chattells of William                  Item, for 2 sadels & a pad & a fryin pan & a milke sile              7s   0d
                     Watson, late of Easington, deceased.                              Item, for 3 skeles & 3 barrels & 8 dishes & a dusan trenshers       11s   0d
                                                                                       Item, for 3 seaves & ruddels & 3 wheales & a paire of temses        10s   0d
Imprimis, foure kine at                                                 6    0s   0d   Item, for 2 potes & 2 panes & a kettle & 2 paire of tongs           11s   0d
Item, two acres of wheate at                                            2   13s   4d   Item, for 2 smouthing irons & 2 reckingcrookes                       3s   0d
Item, for two acres of oates                                            1    6s   8d   Item, for one speet, 2 paire ofpotclipes & a paire of tosting
Item, for a cubbert & a Spence                                          1    0s   0d           Irrons                                                      1s 0d
Item, for a bed & bedding                                               1    4s   0d   Item, for 6 puder dishes & a dusan & a halfe of spounes,
Item, for a longe settle                                                     4s   0d           one salt, too candlestickes & a sase pott & 5 canes         16s 0d
Item, for a table                                                            4s   0d   Item, for a cropp of corne growing and hay                       10 0s 0d
Item, for a chist                                                            3s   0d                                               The sume in all is   44 15s 0d
Item, for a washing tube                                                     1s   0d
Item, for 2 sceales                                                          1s   4d   Imprimis, debts to be payd for funerall charges and
Item, for a candlesticke & a puter dish                                      1s   4d         the rent of the land and other debts                        8 3s 8d
Item, for two canns                                                               2d                                                                    25 3s 4d
Item, for a pott                                                      3s          0d   John Woofe
Item, for his purse & apparel                                       1 0s          0d   John Hulerthome mark
Item, for a cocke & hens                                              1s          6d   DPRI/1/1670/R19/1
                                          Summa totallis           14 3s          4d
M argareta, vidua                                                                      Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne, 1677
DPRI/1/1669/W11/1
                                                                                                                    M ay the 15th, 1677
William Robson of Pespoole,1670
                                                                                                                 A true inventory of all the
                 August the 29th 1670                                                                  goods and chattles of illegible erasure Thomas
                   A true & perfect inventory of the goods &                                                     Robinson of Hawthorne,
             chattels of William Robson, late of Pespoole, deseased                                             lately deceased, valued and
Imprimis, for foure kyne & three calfes                             9 0s 0d                                   and prized by us whose names
Item, for a mare & a fole and a stage                               5 10s 0d                                      are hereunto subscribed
Item, for a leaven oues & a lame & tenn geace                       2 17s 6d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Imprimis, one cubbart                                             1 0s 0d    as shall give suffictient securitie for it, and to be disposd of as
Item, one spenc & on cawell                                         5s 0d    ffoloweth, that is to say, the lawful! use and intrest of the same to be
Item, one bedstead, one paire of courtains, one covertelt,                   distrubuted by the Ministers, church wardens and oversers of the
       four happins, one paire of blankits, one paire sheets,                power of the said parish, thirtie of the powerest theire, evrie yeare at
       one caff bed and three pillowes, one cradle & one churne   1 10s 0d   the feast of the Nativatie of our Blessed Saviour and Easter, by equall
Item, one chist with lininmg deleted the clothes therein             6s 0d   portions, that is to say ten shilling to the constaplerie of Shotton, ten
Item, two old chists, one forme, one table with tresses              3s 6d   shillings to the constaplerie of Eassington, eight shillings to the
Item, the puter with two litle brasse deletedpans and                        constaplerie of Hathrone and two shillings to the constaplerie of
        one iron pott                                                6s 0d   Heswell. Item, I give to my deare and lovinge wife all that houshold
Item, the wodden vessell which is ten bowels, one washing                    stufe and plat with bedinge and linninge that she brought with her
        tub, one runlet, one cann with other smale wodden                    when we were married. Item, I give to my sonn, Robert Sober, ten
        vessel                                                       4s 6d   pounds. Item, I give to Docter Young of Newcastell ten pounds. Item, I
Item, one spining wheele, one pair of cours hare timsess,                    give to my sister, An Reed, twintie shillings. Item, I give to my brother,
        one sive and one riddle, one lader                           2s 6d   Roger Baxton, twintie shillings. Item, I give to my sister Ogle twintie
Item, one paire of jron barrs, one reckcrook, one paire of                   shillings. Item, I give to my sister, Dorithy Lame, twintie shillings. Item,
       jron tongs, one speet, one paire of crankes, one hay                  I give Humphra Norton twintie shillings. Item, I give to John
       spad, one axe, one hay crouke, two womels, one hand                   Wilbourne, Parsevell Wilbourne and Henrie Wilbourne that is now
       saw with other smale wodden things in the twixdores,                  with me, each of them twintie shillings a pece. Item, I give to John
       one percell                                                   4s 6d   Wilbourne the younger that part that I have of that ship that I have a
Item, hersic purss and apperell                                      5s 0d   bill of sale of from James Reed. Item, I give to my grand sonn, John
                                                                             Sober, five pounds. Item, I give to my lovinge wife and my lovinge
                                             The sume is          4 7s 0d    sonn Robert Sober, eatch of them, a two and twintie shillings pece of
The prizers' names                                                           gold and makes them joynt executors of this my last will and testement,
Thomas ffoster                                                               and after my depts, the gifts and legases and funerall expeces be
Thomas Woofe                                                                 discharged, which my will is they shall have halfe a yeare for the
Anthony Robinson                                                             paiment of them, and my will is that all the remainder of my bonds,
M icheall Robinson                                                           monies, goods, moveable and immoveable, be equilie devided betwine
                                                                             my dearelie beloved wife and my sonn Robert Sober's five children,
Item, the remainder of a term for yeares belonging                           that my daughter, Jan Sober, baire to him, that is to say, William Sober,
       to the deceased at Hawthorn, valued at.                    20 0s 0d   Jan Shipperd, Ledea Sober, Dorithy Sober and An Sober, and my will is
DPRI/1/1677/R11/1                                                            that theire parts, I meane William, Jan, Laddea, Dorithy and An Sober,
                                                                             that theire parts, both prinsipal and intrest, goe forward for theire use
William Young of Etherdakers, yeoman, 1679                                   till they attaine theire age of on and twintie yeares or be maried, and
                                                                             haveing redd it and considdered of it, I have sealed and subscribed it.
In the name of God, amen, I, William Young of Etherdakers, in the
countie of Durham, in the parish of Eassington, yeoman, beinge of                                                William Young seal
good and perfect minde and memorie, praised be to God for it, doe            Witnes hearof
make my last will and testement in manner and forme ffollowinge, ffirst,     Richard Rawlin jurat
I commit my soule into the hand of my blessed saviour and redeemer,          Humphrey Norton
Jesus Christ, through whose merits and saticefaction I hop to be             William Woods
saved; and my bodie to the dust. Imprimis , I give to the power of           John Wilbourne
Eassington parish twintie five pounds for ever and to be paid within         John Errington jurat
halfe a yeare also after my death and to be put into the hands of such       Late pencil endorsement, £320 inv
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
DPRI/1/1679/Y3/1                                                                  Item, one litell bed stead in the middell rome with a
                                                                                      ffeather bed & a cauf bed, there cods, one coverlid, a
                               September 8 1679                                       laiying & one paire of sheats                              1 0s 0d
                                                                                  Item, one tabell & fraime, chist & fforme, tow temses, wod
      A true &. perfect innventory of all the good & chattels of William              chaire & chaires, three coverlides, one paire of
       Young, late of Edderdakers in the parish of Easington & county                 curtines                                                   1 0s 0d
                        of Durham, yeoman, deceased                               Item, 9 yokes & sokes, windo cloth, tow pekes & ridells
                                                                                       and seaves                                                1 3s 4d
Imprimis, his purse & his aparrell                                10   0s    0d   Item, twelf bushell of masigns                                 1 10s 0d
Imprimis, for all the said corne & big                            33   0s    0d   Item, twenty tow cheases                                         15s 0d
    Six cows                                                      15   0s    0d   Item, ffoure paire of line sheats, 5 paire of harden sheats,
    Six oxen                                                      21   0s    0d        there paire of pilevers, ffower towels, tow dosen &
    Six tow yeares ould                                           12   0s    0d       eight of napkins, there tabell clothes, one pease of
    ffivefe storkes                                                4   0s    0d       tikin which is 12 yards                                    4 10s 0d
    There maires & a ffole & gallaway                             10   0s    0d   Item, in the garet, tow chists, seaven tubs and great
Item, six axeltrees, one gantye of spaikes & arke heads                               bowle, wolling wheale, tow line wheales, wole,
    & sheathes with all the remainder of wode that is                                 cards, gimellik quishons & hamer, feathers with
    in the bire or stabell                                         1 15s 0d           other implements in the garet                              1 0s 0d
Item, there paire of irons, bound wheales, tow cope                               Item, in the fore house, two cobarts, one spence & tow
    waynes with 3 pair of stinges, 3 long waynes                                      tabels with ffraimes, tow bufet stowles, one forme &
    with six pirles & runners, aselmites & axeletrees                                 fotstep & tow chaires                                      2 10s 0d
    & all thereunto belonging & all the ould wheales               8 0s 0d        Item, twenty pease of puther, fivef puther kandell stikes,
Item, tow plowes with shares, 5 somes with [word?]&.                                  one iron, tow bras kandel stikes, six pottengers, tow
    shackels, 3 harrowes with horse geare & other                                     chamber pots, puther bowls, a salt & a mustard pot,
    implements thereunto belonging, 5 yokes                        1 15s 0d           puther bottell, floggon and a pint pot                     2 0s 0d
Item, the nue wood & ould all lying upon the ground                               Item, a warming pan & a speat, five showels & tonges,
    and within the ffould                                          2 13s 4d           rekincrok, tow paire of sheares, hekell & tow yam
Item, tow steas                                                       4s 0d           winell stobes & a loke & cole raike                          8s 0d
Item, , ould irons, fforkes & showles & spaides, axes,                            Item, one kettell & iron pan, bras pot & there other pans
    matteck with raikes & waine ropes                                  10s   0d       & other implements                                         1 0s 0d
Item, the coles                                                        15s   0d   Item, there drink barrels, tow stands, one churn, tow
Item, the swine                                                        16s   0d       tubs, ffower skeales, firkin, other tow tubes, one
Item, the pulterey                                                      6s   0d       great bowell, knoke cheas pres & other implements
                                                                                      belonging to the kitchen                                     15s 0d
Item, one stand bed in the parlor with a fotestep, one                            Item, in the man's rome, stand bed, fivef hapins, one pair
    ffeather bed, a caufe bed, a paire of blankets, one                               of blankats, fflok bed, one cod, tow chists & all other
    coverlid, one ruge, tow cods & a boalster with the                                implements                                                   8s 0d
    rods & hangers belonging                                       3 0s 0d        Item, fivef trays, sixteane bowles, milk sile, tow creaming
Item, a tabell & ffraime, joynt stowles and a chaire, there                           dishes, tow sileing dishes, seaven chesfats, tow
    quishings & a carpet, seing glase & a silver taister               18s 0d         sinkers, seaven runlets, tow kans & eight trenshers        1 0s 0d
Item, one stand bed in the parler chaimber, one ffeather                          Item, one ffirkin & a halfe of butter, emty firkins            1 0s 0d
    bed, one caufe bed, blanket & a rug, tow cods & a                             Item, two earthning moges, other seaven smale earthning
    bowlster with rods & hangers, tow quisons                      2 0s 0d            things in the milkis besides                                 3s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Item, the mill with a house belonging with another stone                         Christian manner as to my executrix hereafter named shall be thought
    liein upon the hill, with all other implements                               meet & convenient. And now for the setling of my temporal! estate &
    belong to the said mill                                     100    0s   0d   such goods, chattells & debts as it hath pleased God to bestow upon
Item, the bakon fflikes                                           1    0s   0d   me, I doe give, order & dispose the same in manner & form following
Item, for debts owing to the deseased                             1    0s   0d   (that is to say), ffirst I will that all my debts & duties as I owe in right or
Imprimis, M r M idford for wod                                    1   10s   0d   conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be
    Belie Hunte                                                       10s   0d   well and truly contented and paid, or ordained to be paid within
    Thomas Read                                                  31    9s   6d   convenient time after my decease by my executrix hereafter named.
    Robert Weldon                                                10    8s   4d   Item, I give & bequeath unto my son, Richard Adamson, one silver
    M r M idford of Pesyell M ore                                20    0s   0d   spoon & one draught soame and my house in West Renton. Item, I
    James Read                                                    2   10s   0d   give & bequeath unto my daughter Jane one ewe. Item, I give &
    George Richardson off Shotton                                 5    0s   0d   bequeath unto my daughter Alice tenn pounds, two silver spoons &
                                                   The some     320    7s   6d   one chest & one ewe for her portion. ltem, I give & bequeath unto my
                                                     Legasies    58    0s   0d   daughter Dorothy tenn pounds, one chest, one silver spoon & one
                                         ffunerall expences      14    8s   0d   ewe for her portion. Item, I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary
Thomas Lambe                                                                     tenn pounds, one chest, one silver spoon & one ewe for her portion.
Richard Reed                                                                     Item, my will & mind is that my daughter Mary her portion be paid by
Nicholas Read                                                                    my executrix within nine monthes after my decease & also that my
George Ovington                                                                  daughter Dorothye's portion be paid within one yeare & three monthes
Prisers                                                                          after my decease, and likewise that my daughter Alice's portion be paid
DPRI/1/1679/Y3/1, 3-4                                                            by my executrix wihin one yeare & three quarters after my decease.
                                                                                 Item, my will & mind is that if any of my three daughters above
William Adamson of Hayston House, yeoman, 1681                                   expressed should die before they be marryed, that her portion, so
                                                                                 dyeing, shall be equally divided betwixt those two that are liveing, & if
In the name of God, amen, I, William Adamson of Hayston House in                 two of my said daughters should die before they be marryed my will is
Comitat[ ] Dunelmensis, yeoman, being sick in body but of good and               t[hat] both their portions shall be given to her that is liveing. Item, I
perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, and calling to                        give & bequeath unto my daughter Isabel! tenn pounds for her
remembrance the uncertaine estate of this transitory life and that all           portion. Item, forasmuch as my wife perceives herself to be with child,
flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, do make,           if it please God to give her safe deliverance & that the child shall live,
constitute, ordaine & declare this my last will & testament in manner &          my will & mind is that the child shall have tenn pounds for its portion.
form following, revoking & adnulling by these presents all & every               Item, my will is that my daughter Isabell's portion be paid by my
testament & testaments, will & wills heretofore by me made & declared,           executrix & also the child's now supposed to be in the mother's womb,
either by word or writing, & this to be taken only for my last will &            & if it please God either of them shall die before they be married, my
testament & none other. And, first, being penitent & sorry from the              will is that the porcion of that child so dyeing shall be paid to that child
bottom of my heart for my sins past, most                                        that is liveing. Item, I give & bequeath unto my wife Margarett all my
humbly desiring forgiveness for the same, I give & committ my soul               goods & chattells, moveable and unmoveable, (excepting what is
unto Almighty God, my creator, in whom & by the meritts of Jesus                 above expressed) with my household stuff and plow geere & waine
Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved & to have full                  geere, & also make her my sole executrix & do constitute and appoint
remission & forgiveness of all my sins & that my soul with my body at            William Merryman of High Throston in the county of Durham, yeoman,
the generall day of resurrection shall rise again with joy & through             to be supervisor of this my last will & testament & to see that this , my
[th]e meritts of Christ's death & passion possess & inheritt the                 will, be duely performed. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my
kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect & chosen.and my body to                 hand & seale this ffifth day of January 1679.
[th]e earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in such decent and                                The marke of William Adamson (marked with a cross)
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                                                onely my houshold goods) and my son Martin to have and to hold one
Signed, sealed, published & declared                                            full moyety of all my lands to him and his heires , for and dureing the
in the presence of                                                              full tearme of nine hundred, ninety and nine yeares, to be fully run and
                                                                                completed from the time of the sealing hereof paying therefor, unto
Henry Westmorland, the marke of (marked with a symbol)                          Richard aforesaid, his naturall brother, his heires or assignes, two
Christopher Fulthorp jur (full name signed)                                     shillings and sixpence yearely and every yeare dureing the said tearme,
                                                                                att two equall payments, viz., att Whitsuntide and Martinmas (if the
                            April! the 13, 1681                                 lawes of England enable me so to set and dispose of my lands). But, if
                                                                                my sonne Richard shall or do, by laws or otherwayes, recover and
                This a true inventory of the goods of William                   possesse my whole estate of land (which is contrary to my intent and
                 Adamson, laitt of Hastens House desessed                       purpose herein), then the said Richard shall pay unto his brother
                given in by praisement by those which have                      Martin, one hundred and sixty pounds , and also, the said Richard
                        subscribed theire names below                           possessing the whole estate, shall pay all my debts and all portions
                                                                                after mentioned. Item, I give unto my daughter Elizabeth, sixty pounds
His purse and apperrell                                          1   10s   0d   to be paid by her brothers , Richard and Martin abovesaid, viz., by
18 beefe                                                        20    0s   0d   Richard, thirty pounds, and, thirtie more by Martin if he possesse one
24 sheepe                                                        7    4s   0d   full moyety of my lands, according to this my will and, if Martin cannot
Waine geare, plough geare                                        2    6s   8d   possesse one halfe of my lands, Richard shall pay the whole summe of
3 horses                                                         5   10s   0d   sixtie pounds; and, the payment by whomsoever, shall be in manner as
The cropp in the field                                          16    0s   0d   followeth, tenn pounds shall be paid unto her within twelve months
Goods in the house                                               3    0s   0d   after my decease and fiftie pounds more at the end of three yeares after
In ready money                                                   3    0s   0d   my decease. Item, I give unto my daughter Anne, sixty pounds to be
                                                                58   10s   8d   paid by her brothers, Richard and Martin aforesaid, viz., by Richard,
Witness our hands                                                               thirtie pounds and thirtie more by Martin, if he possesse one full
William Erington, his marke (marked with a symbol)                              moyety of my lands according to this my will and, if Martin cannot
Robbart Liddle, his marke (marked with a symbol)                                possesse one halfe of my lands, Richard shall pay the whole summe of
John Erington (full name signed)                                                sixtie pounds and the payment by whethersoever shall be in manner as
DPRI/1681/A3/1-3                                                                followeth, tenn pounds shall be paid unto her within twelve months
                                                                                after my decease and fiftie pounds more shall be paid unto her at the
Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1681                                      end of three yeares after my decease. Item, I give unto my two
                                                                                daughters, Elizabeth and Anne, all my houshold goods, to be equally
In the name of God, Amen, the twentie sixth day of September, 1680.             divided betwixt them. And my will and pleasure is that if either of my
according the computation of the Church of England, I, Thomas                   daughters shall dye unmarried before the expiration of three yeares
Robinson of Hawthorne in the county of Durham, yeoman, being of                 after my decease or, being married, shall dye within that time and leave
perfect memory (praysed be God), do make and ordaine this my last will          no issue, then the same money which should have been due unto her if
and testament in manner and forme followeing. First, I bequeath my              she had lived, shall be equally divided amongst her brothers and sister
soul into the hands of Almighty God, my maker, hopeing that, through            or those of them that shall then be liveing and the household stuffe,
the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ, my onely saviour             which should have been due to her if she had lived, shall be due unto
and redeemer, to receive free pardon and foregivenesse of all my sins           her sister that then liveth. Item, All the rest of my goods, utensills for
and, as for my body, to be buried in Easington church-yard. Ittem, I            husbandry, stock and crop, I give unto my two sonnes, Richard and
give unto my two sonnes , Richard Robinson and Martin Robinson, all             Martin, and to their heires for ever, upon condition that they shall pay
my estate of lands and goods in Hawthorne or elsewhere, whether in              all my debts and legacies, and make them joynt executors of this my
possession or reversion, to be equally divided betwixt them (excepting          last will and testament, revokeing all other wills and testaments. In
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
wittnesse whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and          body to be buried in Easington churchyard. Ittem, I give unto George
yeare first above written.                                                    Jourdison my grandchild, all my houses with the garth adjoyning to
                                        Thomas Robinson’s mark seal           them in Hawthorne, to enter upon the same at my death and for ever to
Sealed and subscribed                                                         enjoy the same to him and his heires if he live to yeares of one and
in the presence of us                                                         twentie, and if he shall dye without issue before the same time, then
Thomas Sharpe                                                                 the same houses and garth to returne to my son Robert and his heires
George Robinson.iur                                                           for ever. Ittem, I give unto George Jourdison aforesaid twentie shilling
                                                                              by legacy. Ittem, I give unto Ellinor Jourdison, sister of the said
                                                                              George, twentie shillings by legacy. Item, I give unto Michael
           A true and perfect inventory of the goods and chattells of         Robinson, my daughter Isabel! her sonne, twentie shillings. Ittem, I
     Thomas Robinson of Hawthorne in the County of Durham, yeoman,            give unto Robert Jourdison my naturall sonne, all my goods besides,
 lately deceased, as they were found and prized by the persons whose names    moveable and immoveable, my stock, cropp, plough geare and wain
                                are underwritten.                             geare with all my household
                                                                              stuffe, and all other goods and chattells whatsoever not formerly
Imprimis, his purse and apparel                                 3   6s   8d   disposed of herein, and make him sole executor of this my last will and
Ittem, foure oxen                                               8   0s   0d   testament, revokeing all others made formerly by me, he paying all my
Ittem, two horses                                               8   0s   0d   debts and legacies. In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand
Ittem, foure cowes and one quie                                 8   0s   0d   and seale the day and yeare first above written.
Ittem, two young beast                                          1   6s   8d
Ittem, plough geare and waine geare                             5   0s   0d                                          Cuthbert Jourdison’s marke
Ittem, corne in the stack-yard                                 10   0s   0d   In presence of us
Item, hay                                                       5   0s   0d   Thomas Sharpe
Ittem, house-hold goods                                        10   0s   0d   William Thompson jur
                                                                              Robert Christian jur, his marke
                                       Summe totall            58 13s 4d
                                                                                     A true inventory of the goods and chattells of Cuthbert Jourdison
         The debts of Thomas Robinson aforesaid as they are found.                   of Hawthorne in the county of Durham, yeoman, lately deceased
Imprimis, for funerall expences                                  6 16s 0d              as they were found and apprised by the persons underwritten.
Ittem, moneys by him borrowed and secured                       21 0s 0d            And also a coppy of the debts of the said Cuthbert Jourdison, and
                                                                                                              legacyes left by him
Richard Robinson                                                              Imprmis, two oxen                                                   5 5s     0d
George Robinson                                                               Ittem, two milke cowes                                              4 0s     0d
Alexander Dixon, his marke.                                                   Ittem, one gray horse 5li 0s, one gray mare 2li l0s,
DPRI/1/1681/R16/1, 3                                                                 one bay mare 10s, in all                                     8 0s     0d
                                                                              Ittem, two young steeres                                            1 5s     0d
Cuthbert Jourdison of Hawthorne, yeoman, 1681                                 Ittem, one three yeare old steere                                   1 17s    0d
                                                                              Ittem, two yeare old quies                                          2 15s    0d
In the name of God, amen, the 13 day of October in the yeare of our           Ittem, foure litle oate stackes and one wheate stacke               8 0s     0d
Lord God 1680, I, Cuthbert Jourdison of Hawthorne in the county of            Ittem, foure acres of ground sowen with wheate                      9 6s     8d
Durham, yeoman, being of perfect memory, praysed be God, make this            Ittem, plough-geere and waine-geere                                 3 0s     0d
my last will and testament in manner and forme following. Imprimis, I         Ittem, two litle hay stackes                                        2 0s     0d
bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty God, hopeing through              Ittem, two cubbards, three bedsteads, one table, with
the meritts of Christ Jesus to obtaine remission of all my sins, and my               other wood geere                                               13s   4d
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Ittem, foure pewter dishes with brasse geere and                                       A trew inventory of the goods and chattels, mouvable and immoveable
       yron geere within the house                                   10s      0d   of William Jurdeson of Thorpe in the county of Durham, late disceased, prised
Ittem, bedding and linen                                           1 16s      8d            by us whose names are underwritten the day and yeare above
Ittem, coales and old wood aboute the house                          13s      4d                                        named
                                        Summe totall              49 2s       0d   Imprimis, a cropp of wheat in the staggarth prized at             4 10s 0d
                                                                                   Item, a crop of oates and pease in the staggarth prized at        6 5s 0d
          The debts of Cuthbert Jourdison aforesaid were as followeth                  All the hay in the staggart prized at                         2 10s 0d
lmprimis, indedted to George Panton of Easington                        12s 0d         Three young beasts at                                         2 10s 0d
Ittem, to Nicholas Story, servant to the said Cuthbert              1   14s 0d         Five cowes prized at                                          9 10s 0d
Ittem, to Elizabeth Westland, woman servant to the said                                Two oxen prized at                                            6 0s 0d
       Cuthbert                                                          8s   0d       Two steares and two cows prized at                            8 3s 4d
Ittem, to M r Caunt, landlord to the said Cuthbert                  6    7s   6d       One mare and two geldings                                    11 10s 0d
Ittem, to Thomas Welsh, landlord also to the said Cuthbert          1    4s   0d       All the householde stufe                                     24 1s 6d
Ittem, to William Kelsey of Durham                                       5s   0d       Plough geare and waine geare                                  1 0s 0d
Ittem, to John Etherington of Durham                                     4s   0d                                                                    65 19s 10d
Ittem, to Anthony ffell of Dalton                                        4s   0d   Richard Jurdeson
Ittem, to John Robinson of Hawthorne                                1    2s   0d   Richard Crookes
Ittem, to John Pattison of Easington                                    16s   0d   Christopher Jurdeson
Ittem, to Thomas Huntley of Sunderland                                   2s   0d   Christopher Robinson
Ittem, to M argarettTaylor of Weeremouth                                16s   0d   DPRI/1/1681/J17/1
Ittem, to Richard Kendall of Sunderland                                  8s   0d
Ittem, to John Browne of Weeremouth                                     15s   0d   Thomas Sharpe of Hawthorn, 1681
Ittem, to Anthony Robinson of Hawthorne                             5    0s   0d
Ittem, to Thomas Welsh, aforesaid, due att Whitsuntide then                        George Woolfe of Hawthorne, Easington, 1682
        followeing                                                  1   0s 0d
Ittem, to M r Caunt, aforesaid, to be due att Whitsuntide then                                               September the 15th 1670
        following                                                   6    7s 6d                        A true and perfect inventory of goods
Ittem, funerall expenses                                            2   10s 0d                       and chattels of Georg Wooife of Hathom,
Ittem, demanded in the behalfe of George Jourdison and                                                              late deceased
        Ellinor Jourdison, grand-children to Cuthbert aforesaid   15    13s 8d
                                                     Summe        46     7s 2d     Imprimis, for a yooke of oxen and five kine                       18    0s   0d
                                                                                   Item, for two quis and fouer sturks and two calfes                 9    0s   0d
                      Legacyes left by Cuthbert aforesaid                          Item, for two mares and two stags                                  7    0s   0d
lmprimis, to George Jourdison, grandchild to Cuthbert                              Item, for forty-five sheape                                        3   10s   0d
         aforesaid                                                 1 0s 0d         Item, for plowgeere and waingeere                                  3   10s   0d
Ittem, to Ellinor Jourdison, grandchild to Cuthbert aforesaid      1 0s 0d         Item, for corn and haye                                           14    0s   0d
Ittem, to M ichael Robinson, grandchild to Cuthbert aforesaid      1 0s 0d                                                                           65    0s   0d
DPRI/1/1681/J16/1-2                                                                Thomas Woolfe
                                                                                   Richard Reede mark
William Jurdeson of Thorpe, 1681
                                                                                                A true and perfect inventory of the goods & chattells
16th September 1681                                                                                 which were & did belong unto George Woolfe,
                                                                                             late of of Hawthorne in the parish of Easington, deceased,
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
            & which came to the hands & possession of Anthony                    proportionly, Item, my houses, lands & tenements I give unto Nicholas
             Woolfe, sonne & administrator of the goods of the                   Reed and I make him sole executor of this my last will and & testament,
                               said deceased                                     revoking all other wills and testaments . And after funerall exspences
                                                                                 and debts and legacies be paide, that then William Blanch shall and
Inprimis, the deceased's apparel                                  1    0s   0d   Richard Blanch, the sons of Barbry Blanch, shall have & injov all the
Item, fower kine                                                 12    0s   0d   revertions of the said permisscs.
Item, two quies, fower stirks & two calves                        9    0s   0d   In witness wherof, have here unto sett my hand and seale, the day and
Item, two mares & two stags                                       7    0s   0d   yeare first above written
Item, plough geer & waine geer                                    3   10s   0d                                                    Thomas Hewson, seal
Item, corne & hay                                                14    0s   0d   William Patterson jur , his mark
                                                                 46   10s   0d   George Humble, his mark
                                                                                 George Jurdeson jur
Anthony W olfe                                                                   George Jurdeson
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                                                                                 June the 1st , 1682
Thomas Howson of Shotton, 1682                                                              A true and perfect inmetary of the goods and chatels which
                                                                                              belonged to Thomas Hewson of Shotton, late deseased
In the name of God Amen, the 14th of March, 1681, according to the               Item, his purs and apparel                                              10s 0d
computation of the Church of England, I, Thomas Hewson ot Shotton                Item, given by legse to Barbery Blench, 2 hapins, 2 blankets,
in the county of Durham, yeoman, being in. perfect memory, praised be                   2 sheats, one speat, one cod, one sceale                         13s 4d
God, doe make and ordaine this my last will & testament in maner &               Item, legeses set to Rachel Blench, one cubert, 4 puther dishis,
forme following, first, I bequeath mv soule into the hands of Almighty                  2 candelsticks, one beare boule, one salt, one flowerpot,
God, my maker, hoopeing that the meritorious death & passion of                         2 cods, one coverlid, one lin sheat, one chare, one fether
Jesus Christ, my only saviour & redeemer, to receive free pardon &                      bed, 2 pilevers, one glascase, one bufet stoole, one table
forgiveness of all my sinnes &, as for mv body, to be buried in                         with the frame, one hapin                                    4   5s 0d
Christian buriall at tlie discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned.        Item, legeses set to An Stuert, 2 stend beds, one pare of
Item, first, I give unto mv sister Barbry 2 happens, 2 blankets, 2 sheats                courtms, 1 coverlid, 6 hapins, one cafbed, 8 cods, one
and one speate, one cod, one skeale & the house for her life. Item, I                    blanket, one fur cubert, one cavel, 12 puther dishis,
give unto her daughter Rachell one cubbartt, 4 pewder dishes, 2                          2 candelsticks, one pint pot, 2 drinking pots, 3 pots,
candlestickes, one beare boule, one salt, one flower pott, 2 cods, one                   one kettle, 2 pans, one frying pan, one pare of racks,
coverlide, one line sheate, one chaire, one ffeather beed, 2 pillins, one                one pare of tongs, one of bars, one speat, 2 char, 2
glascase, one buffet stool, one table with a fram, one dish, one happin.                 chists, one cofer, one trowstone, one table with the
Item, I give unto my daughter, Ann Steward, 2 stand beds, one payre                      frame, one stoole, one recking crooke                       6   5s 0d
of curtaines, one coverlid, 6 happins, one caff bed, 8 cods, one blanket,         Item, for the housing and the land, being a lease for yeares      50   0s 0d
one fur cubbartt, one cawell, 12 pewder dishes, 2 candlesticks, one pint
pott, 2 drinking potts, 3 pots, one kettle, 2 pans, one frying pan, one          As witness our hands
payre of racks, one payre tongs, one payre of bars, one speate, one              George Jurdeson, Robert Jurdeson, Nicholas Reed,
little chaire, 2 chists, one coffer, one trow stone, one table w ith the         William Padeson, his marke
frame, one stool, one reckincroke. Item, I give unto mv daughter, Ann            DPRI/1/1682/H25/1,3
Steward, !0li 0s. Item, 1 give unto Rachell, my sister’s daughter, !0li 0s.
Item, I give unto Elizabeth Wilson of Sunderland by the sea, 2li 10s.            Thomas Stothard of Shotton, yeoman, 1684
And after my debts and funerall exspences be discharged & paid then
these legacies to be paid as it accrues out of the land to eviryone                 A trew inventory of all the goods and chattles moveable and immoveable
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
      of Thomas Stothard of Shotton in the county of Durham, yeoman,
       deceased the 20th day of December, 84, and prized the 15th day         Witnesses present, Richard Crookes, William Thompson, John Thompson
       of January, 1684, by fowr honest men vidtz., Richard Read, John        DPRI/1/1684/S22/1
     Thompson & Willam Thompson, all of Shotton, and Richard Crooks
       of Little Eaden in the county of Durham, yeoman, as ffolloweth.        George Robinson of Easington, 1684
lmprimis, his purse and aparrell                                1 0s 0d       A true and perfectt inventory of all the goods and chattles of George Robinson
ltem, one lease holden of the Bishopp Durham,                                   of Easington, now deceased, praised by us whose names are underwritten
          11 years in being.                                  225 0s 0d
ltem, one lease for lives, two lives in being                 225 0s 0d       Imprimis, his purse and his apparel                                2 0s 0d
ltem, in the fore house, one cubbart, one table, one                          Item, three beds and things belonging to them                      2 10s 0d
          long settle, one dresser with some small peases                     Item, two cubberts and a glass case & things
          of puter                                              2 10s 0d             belonging to them                                           2   0s   0d
ltem, in the two low roomes, two standbeds & a                                Item, the pewter in all                                            2   0s   0d
           hurle bed, one line wheale, one little box, one                    Item, foure cowes                                                  8   0s   0d
           feather bed with one boulster, 3 feather cods,                     Item, two tables and seats belonging to them                       1   0s   0d
           one rugg, six happings, one paire of courtings                     Item, two cettles, two potts and two pans and
           with some other small peases of bedding              2 0s 0d              other iron and brass geare                                 2    0s 0d
ltem, in the two lofts: one bed with bedcloaths there                         Item, two churns and two skeales and other
           upon, one line wheele, one riding sadle with                              smale wood vessel                                           1 0s 0d
           some other small implement things, as also                         Item, one horse                                                    2 0s 0d
           one lead                                             2 2s 6d       Item, one lease                                                    5 0s 0d
ltem, one iron pott, one kettle, one pan, two pales, one
           churne, 6 bowles with some other brue vessell        1 5s 0d       Christopher Robinson
ltem, two chists, one trunke with the linning &                               Richard Jurrdeson
           wooling therein                                      2 0s 6d.      Chnstopher Jurrdeson
ltem, one clock, one sword with 3 chaires                       1 10s 0d      M icheall Robinson
ltem, one long waine, one coope waine, one paire of                           DPRI/1/1684/R19/1
          wheales, one paire stings with axeltree and
         axell nails, one old wheale with tire thereupoon                     George Wardell of Hawthorne, gentleman, 1685
         one oxe harrow, two horse harrows, three teemes,
         fowre yokes with some old iron                         4 10s    0d   In the name of God, Amen, I, George Wardell now of Hawthorne in the
ltem, two plowes with two paire plow irons                        10s    0d   county of Durham, gentleman, being of perfect memory, praysed be
ltem, sixteene smale furr balkes                                  11s    0d   God, do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner
ltem, fowre oxen                                               10 0s     0d   and forme followeing. Imprimis, I bequeath my soul into the hands of
ltem, six kine, fowre young beasts, one mare, one                             Almighty God, my maker, hopeing, through the meritorious death and
         gelding and one bull segg and two mares               20 1s 0d       passion of Jesus Christ my saviour, to obtaine remission of all my
ltem, corne in the barnes, threashed and unthreashed           10 0s 0d       sinnes and my bodie to be buried in Christian buriall at the discretion
ltem, hay in the stackyard                                      6 0s 0d       of my executors after mentioned. Item, I give unto my naturall sonne,
ltem, one paire drawers, one table & frame, one                               John Wardell, all my land in West Moorton with all the tenements and
         pair of virgenells                                     2 0s 0d       conveniences thereunto belonging, the said John paying unto Jane
ltem, James Shireton ofThroston oweth the testator                            Wardell, my wife, twelve pounds yearely and every yeare at four equall
         fifty pound upon bond                                 50 0s 0d
                 EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
payments, viz., att the feast of Pentecost, three pounds , att Lammas,     In wittnesse whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 27
three pounds, att the feast of Saint Martin, three pounds, and at the      day of December in the yeare of our Lord God, one thousand, six
purification of the blessed virgin, three pounds, yearely and these        hundred, eightie and foure.
payments to take their beginning upon the first of those termes which
happen to come next after my decease. And, also, the said John             Memorandum, that the words (and to his heaires forever) in the
Wardell paying yearly unto the poore of Sedgefield parish, twentie         nineteenth line, and the words (lying and being in the towne of
shillings, for the terme of eight yeares next after my decease. Item, I    Easington) in the fourtie and second line, were inserted before the
give unto my sonne-in- law, John Busbie, and to his heires forever, all    sealing hereof.
my cow-close and moore in Easington, with the appurtenances and                                                 George Wardell, his marke seal
conveniences thereof, the said John Busbie paying unto William             In the presence of us
Adamson, my sonne-in-law, or Margarett his wife, the summe of              Thomas Sharpe
fourscore pounds, upon receipt whereof, the said William and               Christopher Wardell
Margarett or one of them, shall give sufficient security unto my           Richard Wardell, his marke
executors to pay unto every one of the three daughters of Martin
White, my late sonne-in-law, to one after another, to witt, to Jane           The inventorie of the goods and chattels of George Wardell of Hawthorne
White, Margarett White and Mary White, to every of them, twentie            late deceased, vewed and praised the 24th day of January as followeth, in the
pounds, as the said children shall come to the yeares of twentie and                                  yeare of our Lord, 1684/5
one. And, if it shall please God, that any one or two of these daughters
dye before they attaine to the yeares of one and twentie, then the         Imprimis, his purse and apparell                                    5  0s   0d
portions or portions which should have beene paid to the deceased if            two kine                                                       4 10s   0d
they had lived, shall be paid to the daughter or daughters which shall          three stirkes                                                  2  0s   0d
be liveing at such time as the some should have been paid, if all and           one black maire                                                2  5s   0d
severall of those daughters had lived to the yeares of one and twentie.         three sheep                                                      15s   0d
But, if it shall please God, that all these daughters dye before any one        plough geere and wayne geere                                   3 0s    0d
of them come to that age, then the whole summe which all of these               one hay ruck                                                  12 0s    0d
three daughters should have had if they had lived, shall be paid unto                                                                         29 10s   0d
George White, the naturall sonne of Martin White abovesaid, when the
said Goerge shall come to the yeares of twentie and four yeares. Item, I   M ichael Robinson
give unto George Wardell, my naturall sonne, all my dwelling houses        George Wardell
and houses of office, with all bames, stables, stackyards, folds and       Christhopher Wardell
other conveniences appertaining to the same, lying and being in the        William Adamson his marke.
towne of Easington, and also, I give unto the said George, my sonne,       DPRI/1/1685/W4/1,3
all my meadow close in Easington township, commonly known by the
name of the broad meadowes, to him and his heires forever. Item, I give
                                                                           Robert Leighton of Shotton, 1685
unto Christopher Wardell, my naturall sonne, two shillings and
sixpence. Item, All my other lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods
                                                                                       A true inventory of the goods and chattles of Robert
and chattells whatsoever, I give unto John Wardell, my naturall sonne,
                                                                                       Leighton of Shotton, deceased the 19th day of M arch
and John Busbie, my sonne-in-law, whome I appoint joynte executors
                                                                                         1685. And prized the 16th day of Aprill 1685 by
of this my last will and testament upon condition that they pay all my
                                                                                       John Hendry, Christopher Hendry, Richard Crookes
debts and legacies, revokeing all other former wills or testaments
                                                                                                and William Stothard, as followeth
whatsoever made by me, or any for me.
                                                                           lmprimis, his purse & apparel                                      10 0s 0d
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
ltem, seventeen kine & one bull                                   54 0s 0d        cow; and to my daughter, Alice Newbie, I give two oxen & two cowes
ltem, six oxen                                                    24 0s 0d        & the old bay maire & the sturke in the banks & my wife to have al the
ltem, two steers & 2 whyes (3 yeare old), 2 steers                                houshold stuf that she brought with her, and my daughter Alice to
ltem, 3 whyes (2 yeare old), alsoe 5 that are one yeare old       25    0s   0d   have all the rest of the houshold stufe but the bed in the chamb; and to
ltem, twentie ews & lambs                                          6    0s   0d   my son in law, John Hubbethorn, two shillings sixpence and to my son
ltem, one mare & one gelding                                       8    0s   0d   in law, George Lockey, two shillings sixpence and to my son in law,
ltem, seven calves                                                 3   10s   0d   Robert Gifferson, two shillings sixpence and to my sonn in law, William
ltem, ffour swine                                                  1   10s   0d   Atchinson, two shillings sixpence. And all the rest of my estate I give
ltem, the corne threshed & unthreshed                             10    0s   0d   to my so, Edward Newby, whom I do constitute & appoint my sole
ltem, six acres of wheat growing & 6 acres of bigg                20    0s   0d   executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have
ltem, five acres of oates & 5 acres of pess growing               10    0s   0d   hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare above written.
                                                                                                                   Edward Newby[marked with a symbol]
ltem, in the fore-house, 2 cubbarts, 13 putar dishes                                                                                                  seal
        and some other small putar, one table                      3 10s 0d       signed, sealed
ltem, 2 firmes, 2 chairs                                                          & delivered in the presence
ltem, in the parlour, 2 bed steads & beding belonging them,                       of us
        one cubbart, 5 chairs, one table, one firme, one trunke                   Maurice Lisle [full name signed]
        & frame                                                    4 0s 0d        Thomas Melsonbe [full name signed]
M ilke vessells in the milke house                                 2 0s 0d        John Wilkinson [full name signed]
ltem, in the chamber above the parlour, 2 bed-steads                              Elizabeth Layes [marked with a symbol]
        & beding upon them, one pannell chist, one table,
        one chaire, beding that is not upon the beds               6 0s 0d                       A true inventory of all the goods & chattels of
ltem, one chist of linnen in that room                             4 0s 0d                       Edward Newbie of Easington in the county of
ltem, two long waines, 2 coope wains, 2 pair of wheels,                                               Durham, lately deceased, as follows
        2 pair of stings, 6 teems, 4 yokes, 1 pair of horse
        geer with some other implements of husbandry                7 0s 0d       Imprimi, tenn milk cowes valued at                               20   0s    0d
ltem, seven bee hives                                               1 15s 0d      Two whyes                                                         3   0s    0d
                                                   Totall         200 5s 0d       Four oxen & one steeath                                          12   0s    0d
John Hindry                                                                       Five yeare old calves                                             3   0s    0d
Chrystopher Hendry                                                                Two maires &                                                      6   0s    0d
Richard Crookes                                                                   two foales                                                        2   0s    0d
William Stodard, his marke                                                        Fifteen sheep                                                     4   0s    0d
DPRI/1/1685/L2                                                                    Two coupwayns & one long wayn, three plowes, three yoakes,
                                                                                        two soames, horse geare,                                    1 15s 0d
Edward Newbie of Easington, yeoman, 1685                                          Three cubbards & three bedsteeds and bedding, pewter, a table
                                                                                        & two formes, 2 chaires                                     6 0s 0d
In the name of God, amen, April the second, 168,.I, Edward Newbie of              The crop                                                         15 0s 0d
Easington in the county of Durham, yeoman, being sick of body but of
good & perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God, & nulling all                                        Disbursed by Edward Newbie executor
former will by me heretofore made, doe make, constitute & appoint this            For his funerall                                                  5   13s   4d
my last will & testament in manner & forme following (that is to say)             For hay to releive the beasts                                     3   10s   0d
first, I give to my wife, five pound per annum for three years and a              For rent                                                         56    0s   0d
                                                                                  To the widdow of the said Edward                                 15    0s   0d
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                                             In all             80 3s 4d         Richard Crookes
                                                                72 15s 0d        DPRI/11686/W25/1/
                                                                 7 8s 4d
October 16th 1685                                                                Richard Rawling of Little Thorpe, yeoman, 1687
witnesse
John Hubbethorne, mark [marked with a vertical stroke]                           In the name of God, Amen, I, Richard Rawlin of Little Thorpe in the
William Johnson, his mark [no mark]                                              county of Durham, yeoman, being of sound and perfect minde and
John Wilkinson, his mark [no mark]                                               memory, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in
DPRI/1/1685/N11, 3                                                               manner ffollowing. First, I give my soule to Almighty God who gave itt,
                                                                                 hopeing, by the merits of my lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, to obtain
William Wood of Easington, 1686                                                  full and free pardon and foregivenesse of all my sins and to inheritt
.                                                                                everlasting life, and my body I committ to the earth to be decently
                                 Aprill 27th 1686                                buried, att the discretion of my executor hereafter named. And, as
                  A perfect inventory of the goods & chattells                   touching my worldly estate, (which God hath given mee farr above my
                  of William Wood of Easington late deceased,                    deserts), I give and dispose thereof as ffolloweth. First, I give and
               valued and prized by us whose names are hereunto                  devise unto my loving wife Anne, two of my best cowes and all my
                            subscribed as followeth.                             household stuffe (except one beddstead, bedding and the ffumiture
Imprimis, his purse and apparel                                   3   0s 0d      standing and being in my house in Little Thorpe aforesaid wherein I
Item, In the forehouse, a table, a bedd & bed cloths,                            lye, one table and fforme in the roome where the said bedd stands),
      a cubert with some other implement, household                              and all my close, called Lingdale scituate in Little Thorpe aforesaid, to
      goods                                                       4   0s 0d      hold the same close with the appurtenances to her and her assignes for
Item, In the parloor, some smale household goods                                 and during the tearme of her naturall life. And, immediately from and
      with a bedsteed in the loft                                 2    0s   0d   after her death and decease, I hereby devise the same close to my son,
Item, sixe oxen, valued                                          22    0s   0d   Michael Rawling, his heires and assignes for ever. And, my mind and
Item, ffowerteen kine & a bull                                   40    0s   0d   will is, and I hereby appoint and order, that my said son shall, from time
Item, ffower thre yeare olds, 3 heyfers & a steer                 8    0s   0d   to time, att his own costs and charges (soe often as there shall be
Item, ffower two yeare olds, 2 steers, 2 heyfers                  5    6s   8d   occasion or necessary during my said wife's life) renew the said lease
Item, ffower yeare old stirks                                     2   13s   4d   of the said premises and that every new lease or leases to be renewed
Item, a gray gelden, 3 old mares & two ffoles                    10   10s   0d   or taken of the premises, shall be subject to, and under the power of
Item, ffifty two old sheep & thirty eight lambs                  20    0s   0d   the devise aforesaid to my said wife as aforesaid. And, I devise unto
Item, a sow & hir pigg                                                14s   0d   my said son Michael, his heires and assigns, all that my close called
Itjem, plowes & plowgh gere, waines and waine                                    Easington Moore adjoyning on a close called Thorpe Moore, and all
      gere, harrows & other smale implement                                      those my three acres of ground lyeing in Thorpe lea adjoyning on
       things belonging to husbandry                              9    0s   0d   Nicholas Paxton's lea on the west. And, I hereby devise and give unto
Item, corne about the house, berryed & to thresh                  7    0s   0d   my daughters, Anne and Margarett, one hundred and eighty pounds
Item, twenty acres of harcorne                                   43    6s   8d   to each of them, to be paid to them respectively within six months after
Item, fourteen acres of oates                                    16    6s   8d   my death. And I hereby devise unto my daughters , Hannah and Mary,
                                    Sum tottal                  193   17s   4d   to each of them, one hundred and ffifty pounds, to be paid to them att
Witnesse our subscriptions                                                       their respective ages of one and twenty yeares. And my mind and will
George Paxton                                                                    is, and I do hereby devise and order, that my executor shall pay half
Richard Rawlin                                                                   yearely unto my said two daughters , Hannah and Mary respectively,
Richard Wilson, his marke                                                        the legall interest of the said three hundred pounds , soe bequeathed to
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
them as aforesaid, to be computed from my death and equally to be               Item, fforty five ewes with their lambs                          15    0s   0d
devided betwixt them untill their respective legacies shall become due          Item, two geldings and one mare                                   9    0s   0d
and payable as aforesaid and that my executor shall maintain with all           Item, three calves and one swine                                  1    5s   0d
necessarye and suitable education, my two daughters, Hannah and                 Item, plow boat and wayne boat                                    5    0s   0d
Mary, untill their severall marriages or ages of one and twenty yeares,         Item, corne in the house                                          6    0s   0d
whether shall ffirst happen. And my mind and will is, and I doe hereby          Item, corne growing                                              40    0s   0d
order and devise, that itt happen that if any of my said ffoure                 Item, houshold stuffe                                            20    0s   0d
daughters shall dye before her or their said legacies shall be due and          Item, two bee hives                                               1    0s   0d
payable as aforesaid, that in such case, the legacie of her or them soe         Debts oweing to the testator not yet received                   550    0s   0d
dying, as aforesaid, shall be paid and devided among such of my said                                                                            721    5s   0d
daughters and my said son Michael as shall survive or overlive her or           Thomas Robinson
them soe dyeing. And that upon the respective payments of the                   James Reed
respective legacies aforesaid, the said respective legatees shall give a        John Robinson
generall release to my executor and in default thereof, the legacie of her      John Watson
or them that shall refuse to give such release shall be void and I give         DPRI/1/1687/R4/1-3
the same to my executor. Item, I give unto my servant Thomas Wilson,
twenty shillings to be paid within one week after my death. All the rest        William Rutter of Thorpe, 1688
of my goods and chattells of what kind or interlined nature soever, I
give & devise the same to my said son Michael and I doe appoint and                       A true inventory of the goods & chattels of William Rutter
make my said son, Michael, executor of this my last will and I doe                           of Thorpe in the parish of Easington, lately deceased
hereby revoake all former & other wills by me heretofore made and doe                                             as follows.
declare this to be my last will and testament. And I doe appoint my
brother-in-law, Thomas Robinson of Greatham, and my cozen, James                Imprimis, his purse & his apparrell, prized at                    6 8s 0d
Reed of Horden, supervisors of this my last will.. In witnesse whereof I        Item, tenn pounds in money                                       10 0s 0d
have, to this my last will and testament, sett my hand and seale, the           Item, a cubboard                                                     6s 0d
five and twentieth day of September in the yeare of our Lord 1686,                   the pewter that was upon it, at                                 5s 0d
Annoque Regis Domini nostri Jacobi secundi nunc Angliae &c.                          a bedstead & cloathes upon it, at                               8s 0d
secundo. Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of us;               a fir glas case & desk, at                                      2s 6d
Ralph Gowland, John Gowland, William Spencely.                                       an old table or leaf & a frame & a forme, at                    4s 0d
                                                       Richard Rawlinge              an old chair, at                                                   6d
                                                                                     a hat & a voider, at                                            2s 6d
Collacoe fidele facta concordat haec copia ad originali in minibus                                                                    in all     17 16s 6d
executoris supranominat remanen executor per me.                                In witnesse whereof we have hereunto
                                                                                set our hands this 30th day of Aprill,
    A true, full and perfect inventory of all the good and chattels, moveable   Anno Domini, 1688
    and immoveable, which Richard Rawling of Little Thorpe in the county           John Watson
 of Durham, yeoman, lately deceased, dyed possessed on, taken and apprised         William Judson
  the nineteenth day of M ay 1687 by fower men indifferently chosen, whose         John Wilkinson
                          names are hereunder written.
                                                                                                               Disbursed as follows
Imprimis, his purse and apparel                                   10 0s 0d      ffor his buriall & funeral charges                                2 12s 0d
Item, ten cowes and three heifers                                 36 0s 0d      for his house rent to Christopher Jurdison                           2s 0d
Item, six oxen                                                    24 0s 0d      to John Rutter his brother                                       10 0s 0d
              EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
                                                             13 0s 0d
                                                                            Thomas Paxton of Easington, yeoman, 1689
                                                             17 16s 6d
                                                             13 0s 0d
                                                                                A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattells belonging to
                                                              4 16s 6d
                                                                                         Thomas Paxton of Easington, yeoman, late deceased,
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                                                                                                ffeburary the 26th Anno domini 1690

George Richardson of Shotton, yeoman, 1689
                                                                            Imprimis, for his farme of land                                   136 8s 4d
                                                                            Two kine, a calfe and a horse                                       8 0s 0d
                           January the 28th, 90/89
                                                                            One bedstead & one bedding of cloaths                               1 10s 0d
I, George Richardson of Shotton of the parrish of Easington in the
                                                                            Two chists, a frame & a forme                                          6s 0d
ounty of Durham, yeoman, beinge sicke of body but of ffull and perfect
                                                                            A table, a long settle & one cupboard                               1 14s 0d
remembrance, thanks be unto almighty God for it, doe make this my last
                                                                            Two pewter dishes, one tankard & a candlestick                         5s 0d
will and testament in manner and forme ffollowinge. First, I give unto
                                                                            A lanterne, a pott & other small utensills                             8s 6d
my sister, Margret Iley, the summe of two pounds per annum, to be
                                                                            A pann, two skealls & one saltkitt                                     4s 0d
paid quarterly duringe her life naturall. Allsoe, I give unto Elizabeth
                                                                            All the small wooden vessell                                           6s 0d
Clarke all the bedding att William Sigsworth's. Allsoe, I give unto Ann
                                                                            A pann, a woollen wheele & a trundle bed                               6s 0d
Richardson one round table. Allsoe, I give unto Jane Sigsworth the
                                                                            A chaire, a pare of tempses & a pare of scales                         2s 0d
summe of two pounds. Alsoe, I give unto John Thompson one
                                                                            All the linnen                                                      1 10s 0d
ffetherbedd and beddsteed with boulster and shorte pillows and brown
                                                                            His purse & apparell                                                1 0s 0d
courtains, one browne rugg, one couerlidd, one paire of blankets with
                                                                            Eight bushells of wheat                                             1 4s 0d
courtaine rodds, standinge in my parlor att Shotton. Alsoe, I give unto
                                                                                                                             In all           153 3s 10d
Magdalen Thompson one warminge pann. Alsoe, I give all the rest of
my houses, lands and tenaments and goods whatsoever, I give unto
                                                                            M ore for rents payable at Pentecost next                            4 15s 0d
my brother Phillip and his sonn Thomas joyntly. And finaly , I doe
                                                                            ffor wheat growning upon the store                                   3 5s 0d
hereby constitute, ordaine and appoint my brother Phillip and his
                                                                            M ore for rent                                                          4s 0d
sonn, Thomas Richardson, my sole executors of this my last will and
                                                                                                                                                 8 4s 0d
testament, upon condition that they shall pay all my debts and legacies
and doe hereby revoacke and annull all and every former and other
                                                                                                          840
wills and testaments by me in any wise made before this time. In
                                                                            Apprized by us
wittnesse hereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale this twenty
                                                                            George Paxton, junior [full name signed]
eight day of January, in the year of our Lord, 1689.
                                                                            Christopher Robinson [full name signed]
                                                   George Richardson seal
                                                                            James Paxton, his marke [marked with a symbol]
Signed, sealed and declared
                                                                            Richard Smith [full name signed]
by the said George Richardson
                                                                            DPRI/1/1689/P4/1
to be his last will and testament
 in the presence of
 George Heath                                                               Anne Paxton of Easington, widow, 1690
 Wiliam Sidgwicke jur
 John Thompson jur                                                          In the name of God, Amen, the sixth day of September in the yeare of
Robert Lambton jur                                                          our Lord God one thousand, six hundred and ninety, I, Anne Paxton of
DPRI/1/1689/R5/1                                                            Easington in the county of Durham, widdow, being sick & weake in
                                                                            body but of sound and perfect memory ( praise be given to Almighty
                EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
God for the same) and knowing the the [sic] uncertainty of this life on    Chrisopher Robinson [full name signed]
earth and being desirous to settle things in order, do make this my last   James Paxton, his marke [marked with a symbol]
will and testament in manner and forme following, that is to say. ffirst   Margret Reed hir marke [marked with a symbol]
and principally, I commend my soul to Almighty God, my creator,            Isabell Smith. [full name signed]
assuredly beleiving that I shall receive full pardon & free remission of   DPRI/1/1690/P8/1
all my sins and to be saved by the pretious death and meritt of my
blessed saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to be buried         Mathew Craggs of Hastings House, yeoman, 1692
in such decent & Christian manner as to my executors, hereafter
named, shall be thought meet and convenient. And, as touching such         In the name of God, Amen, I, Mathew Cragis of Hastone House in the
worldly estate as the Lord, in mercy, hath lent me, my will & testament    countie of Durham, yeoman, being weak in bodie, praise God, but
is, the same shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter by this will is   sound in mind and memorie, do make and constitute this my last will &
expressed. And first, I do revoke, renounce, frustrate & make voyd all     testament in manner and form as foloweth. First and formost, I will that
wills by me formerly made and declare and appoynt this my last will        my dets and funarall charges be pad and discharged. Item, I give unto
and testament. Item, as to all that my messuage, tenement or               my wiff, Ann Crages, al my houshold godes. Item, I give unto my
ffarmeholds with the appurtenances lying in Easington aforesaid, I         welbeloved brother, Locke Crags, all my plough gar and wain gear with
devise and dispose of the same as followeth. Item, I give, devise &        fomitor their unto belonging. Item, I give unto my grandchild, Anne
bequeath to John Paxton, my son, all that my close called the Cow          Greann, a why with calf. Item, I give unto my wife, Ann Crages and my
Close, one other close called Coleman Close & all the towne field land     brother, Louke Crgges of Elweak, all my goddes and chatalles with all
with the seate house & the appurtenances to the same belonging. Item,      my personeall estate. And, I do appoynt them, my wif An Crages and
I give, devise and bequeath to Thomas Paxton, another of my sons, all      my brother Louk Grgs, to be my ioynt executores of all that I have,
that close called the Bridge Hill Close, the Loaneing Bume Close,          mouveable and emouveable, with all that I have in this world, to be
Castle fford Close and my coate house and garth in Ratton Row, lying       equallie devided betwixt them. Further, I doe hearby revock all other
in Easington aforesaid with the appurtenances. Item, I give unto Isaack    wills and testaments by me formerlie maid. In witnes wheareof, I put my
Paxton, my son, the whole & just summe of twenty eight pounds of           hand and seall this thirdi day of Febreuarie in the year of our Lord, one
good and lawfull money of England, to be payd to him, his executors,       thousand, six hundred and ninetie tow.
administrators or assignes so soon as he shall attaine the age of one &              Mathew Crages, his mark [marked with a symbol and sealed]
twenty yeares and also twenty shillings a yeare during the time of his     Signed, sealed & delivered in the presens of us
apprentishipp, to find him cloaths. Item, I give unto Anne Paxton, my      William Mitcheson [full name signed]
daughter, the summe of twenty pounds of lawfull money of England, to       John Watson, his mark [marked with a symbol]
be payd her when she shall attaine to the age of one & twenty yeares,      Thomas Arrowsmith, his mark [marked with a capital T]
with all my houshold stuffe and implements of houshold stuffe and          William Hickson [full name signed]
twenty shillings yearely to be payd her untill she shall attaine to the    Witneses
said age of one and twenty yeares to bring her up. [I give & bequeath
unto my son, John Robinson, the summe of three pounds deleted]                A true & perfect inventory of the goods & chattels of M athew Craggs,
And, as to all the rest of my goods and chattells, as well real as              late of Hasting House, deceased, apprized by us whose names are
personall, I give                                                                                          underwritten,
and bequeath unto John Paxton and Thomas Paxton whom I make sole                                      the 27 ffebruary 1692.
executors of this my last will and testament. In witnese whereof, I have
sett my hand and seale the daye & yeare first within written.              Imprimis, his purse & apparell                                     10s 0d
                Anna Paxton, hir mark, [marked with a cross and sealed]    Six oxen                                                        10 0s 0d
                                                                           Six cowes                                                        8 0s 0d
Signed, sealed, read, published                                            Tuo maires                                                       3 10s 0d
and declared in the p[re]sence of
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Twenty two sheep                                               3 0s    0d    possession, and likewise doe order him to pay all my legacies and doe
Two calves                                                       13s   4d    make him sole executor of this my last will & testament.
Come in the bame & stack yard                                  4 0s    0d                                                Elizabeth Knaggs, her marke
The household goods                                            1 10s   0d
Plough geer & waine geer                                       1 10s   0d    Sealed, signed & delivered
                                                              32 13s   4d    in the presence of us
                           Disbursed for ffunerall expences    5 15s   0d    John Busby jur
By us,                                                                       Anthony Busby jur
Thomas Arrowsmith, his marke [marked with a capital T]                       John Mainger, his marke
Richard Harle his marke [marked with a capital R]                            DPRI/1/1694/K4/1
Ralph Roper, his marke [marked with a capital O]
William M itcheson [full name signed]
                                                                             George Jurdeson of Shotton, yeoman, 1693
These are to certifie whom it may conceme, that, I, Ann Crages of
                                                                             In the name of God, Amen, the twentieth eight day of July in the yeare
Hastane House, widdow, am pleased that my brother. Luck Crages,
                                                                             of our Lord God 1693, I, George Jurdeson of Shotton in the county
shall take administration.
                                                                             palatine of Durham, yeoman, being very sick and weak in body but of
                                                                             perfect memory, thanks be given unto God therefore, calling unto
      Wittnes my hand, Ann Crages, her mark [marked with a symbol]
                                                                             minde the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all
                                                                             men      to dye, doe make & ordain this, my last will and testament, that
Witnesses,
                                                                             is say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into
Thomas Arrosmith, his mark [marked with a capital T]
                                                                             the hands of God that gave it and for my body I commend it to the
Richard Harl, his mark [marked with a capital R]
                                                                             earth, to be buryed in a Christianlike and decent manner, at the
DPRI/1/1692/C21/1, 3-4
                                                                             descretion of my executors , nothing doubting but at the generall
                                                                             resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God;
Elizabeth Knaggs of Low Efferdakers, widow, 1694                             and as touching such wordly estate where with it hath pleased God to
                                                                             bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the
In the name of God, Amen, August the first, 1693, according to the           following manner and form. Imprimis, I do make my son, Thomas
computation of the Church of Englande, I, Elizabeth Knaggs of Low            Jurdeson, to be my executors to pay all legassees whatsoever. Item, I
Efferdakers in the county of Durham, widdow, being of perfect memory         give to my son, Richard Byers, the sume of ten pounds of good &
(praised bee God), doe make and ordain this my last will & testament,        lawful money. Item, I give to my daughter, Mirrell Jent, widdow, the
in manner and forme following. First, I bequeath my soul into the            sume of ten pounds of good & lawful money. Item, I give to my
handes of Almighty God my maker, hopeing that thorow the                     daughter, Jane Stothard, the silver plate. Item, I give to my daughter,
meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ, my onely saviour &            Ann Beers and her children, the summe of ten pounds to be equally
redeemer, to receive free pardon and forgivenesse of my sins; and, as        divided among her & children. Item, I give to my son, John Watson,
for my body, to bee buried in Christian burial, at the discretion of my      the sume of twenty shillings of good & lawfull money. Item, I give to
executor hereafter nominated. Item, I give and bequeath to my eldest         my son, Robert Bailes, the sume of five shillings. This is my will that
sonne, John, five shillings. Item, I give and bequeath unto my eldest        these legacies shall be paid within eighteene moneths after my
daughter, Margaret, five shillings. Item, to my daughter Mary, the           decease. Ass witness my hand & seale the day & year above written.
summe of five shillings. Item, I give to my daughter Elizabeth, one                                                                   initials and seal
coverlid, one kettle, one blankett, one little cubboard and five shillings   In witness deleted
in silver. Item, I give and bequeath unto my yongest sonne, Henry, all       Sealed, signed and delivered
my goodes and chattels, moveable and unmoveable, now in my                   in the presence of
             EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
Nicholas Read                                                                                                   are underwritten.
Robert Jurdeson                                                                lmprimis, his purse & apperell                                     1     2s   0d
    Humble                                                                     Ittem, ffoure oxen                                                13     0s   0d
DPRI/1/1693/J8/1                                                               Ittem}, six kine                                                  14     8s   0d
                                                                               Ittem}, one stot, two heifers & a bull                             4     0s   0d
                                                                               Ittem}, two old mares & two ffoales                                5    10s   0d
Alice Leighton of the Low Hills, Shotton, widow, 1695
                                                                               Ittem}, one colt 2li, 20 sheep 6li                                 8     0s   0d
                                                                               Ittem}, plow & waine geere                                         6    10s   0d
Know all all men, by theis presents, that I, Alice Leighton of the Low
                                                                               Ittem}, two stacks of corne in the stackyard                       5     0s   0d
Hills within the townshipp of Shotton in the parish of Easington and
                                                                               Ittem}, corne growing upon the ground & old hay                   31    14s   6d
county of Durham, widdow, late wife and relict of Robert Leighton, late
                                                                               Ittem}, in the forehouse, a cupbord & Spence                       1     0s   0d
of the Low Hills aforesaid, yeoman, deceased, and wee, Thomas
                                                                               Ittem}, foure pewter dishes 5s. & table, chaire & longsetle 4s.          9s   0d
Leighton and John Leighton of the same, yeomen, naturall and lawfull
                                                                               Ittem}, 6 bowles, a skeele & chume                                       6s   0d
children of the said late deceased, for diverse good causes and
                                                                               Ittem}, one bedsteed 4s., in the loft, a bed 10s.                       14s   0d
consideracions us thereunto mooveing , do hereby humbly desire that
                                                                               Ittem}, a ketle, pan, trenchers, dishes & other
the Right Worshippfull the judg of the ecclesiastical court of Durham
                                                                                        implements of household stuff                              1    1s   6d
or his deputy, may graunt and committ administracion of all and
                                                                               Ittem}, seaven stirks att grass                                     7    0s   0d
singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the aforesaid
                                                                               Ittem}, owing by Joshua Smith for corne                             4    0s   0d
deceased to John Hendry of Norton in the county of Durham,
                                                                               Ittem}, by Ralph Chilton of Renton, for oats                        2    5s   0d
aforesaid, yeoman, to and for the use of us, the said Alice Leighton,
                                                                               Ittem}, by George Wilkinson, d ? for oats                           5    5s   0d
Thomas and John Leighton ( being all of full age) and also, to and for
                                                                               Ittem}, small debts by severall hands                               3    5s   0d
the use of Robert Leighton and William Leighton and of Ann, Jane and
                                                                                                                                                 114   10s   0d
Alice Leighton, spinsters ( being all of them in their minorityes), late
                                                                               John Thompson
naturall and lawfull childeren also of the said deceased, according to
                                                                               Richard Crookes
the tenour of a monicion issuing out of the said ecclesiastical court of
                                                                               Anthony Craggs
Durham and lately published in the parishe church of Easington
                                                                               DPRI/1/1697/L11/1
aforesaid at the instance or promocion of the said John Hendry. In
witness whereof wee have hereunto set our hands and seals, the
second day of May, Anno Regni Regis Jacobi secundi etc. Angliae,               Richard Lightfoot of Easington, 1699
the primo. Annoque Domini 1685.
                                        Alice Leighton, her marke, seal        In the name of God, Amen, I, Richard Leightfoot of Easington, althogh
                                                 Thomas Leighton, seal         being sick of bodey yet of a sound and perfect mind and memory,
                                                    John Leighton seal         praise be therefore given to Almighty God, do make & ordain this my
Seigned and sealed in the presence of                                          present last will & testament in manner and form following (that is to
Gabriel Swainston                                                              say), first and principally, I commend my soul into the hands of
Edmond Smith                                                                   Almighty God hoping, through the merits, death and pas hion of my
DPRI/1/1695/L9/                                                                saviour, Jesus Christ, to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of sins
                                                                               and to inherit everlasting life. And, as touching the disposition of all
                                                                               such temporal! estate as it hath pleased the allmighty God to bestow
Ralph Loftus of Little Eden, 1697
                                                                               upon me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth. Item, I give unto my
                                                                               father, Richard Leightfoot, the sumne of 5 shillings. Item, and to my
   A tme & perfect inventory of all the goods, cattle & chattells of Ralph
                                                                               mother Elizabeth Leightfoot, 1 guiney. Item, To my brother John
  Loftas, late of Little Eaden in the parishe ofEasington, decased, apprised
                                                                               Leightfoot, five shillings. Item, To my sister Ellenor, 2 guineys . Item,
   the sixteenth day of June, Annoque Domini 1697, by us whose names
               EASINGTON WILLS, 1601-50
and to my brother Simon Leighton, five shillings. Item, to William             barnes belonging thereunto, holding under my Lord Bishop of
Swallwell, 1 guiney. Item, to Ann Liddell, 1 guiney. Item, and that            Durham.
Robert Lighfoot shall have the house & all appurtaining to that                Item, I give unto the same Christoper Jurdeson the summe of forty
tenement, after the decease of my wife Elizabeth Leightfoot and paire          pounds and all my houshold goods but what are below excepted. And
of plush breeches. Item, and, if the said Elizabeth marry again and hath       I give unto him all my instruments that belongs to husbandry. Item, I
a child, that my brother Robert shall or cause to paid to the child, 10        give unto the poor of this cunstably of Easington the summe of ten
pounds when he enters the house. Item, and he shall pay or cause to            pounds. Item, the ten pounds which James Crooks owes me, I do give
be paid to my brother, Henry Leightfoot, the sumne of five pounds.             five pounds of it unto his wife and 4 pounds I give unto Maugery, the
Item, and to Henery, the son of Simon Leightfoot, tenn pounds. Item,           wife of Nicholas Crooks, and the other twenty shillings I give to
and to my sister Elenor, 3 guineys. Item, all the rest & residue of my         Elizabeth Jurdeson, the daughter of William Jurdeson, late of little
personall estate, goods & chattells whatsoever, I do give & bequeath           thorpe. Item, I give to Richard Jurdeson, son of the aforsaid
unto my loving wife, Elizabeth Leightfoot, full and sole executrix of this     Christopher Jurdeson, the summe of twenty pounds. Item, I give to
my      last will & testament. And I do here revocke, disnull, make void       Jane Jurdeson, the daughter of the aforsaid Christoper, the summe of
all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. And that the            ten pounds and likewise I give unto her the best bed which is in the
said Elizabeth Leightfoot, my wife, shall have a part of my best cloaths       chamber above & the best cupboard. Item, the five pounds that John
which she pleaseth and my brother, Robert, the rest of my best cloaths,        Paxton of Easington owes me I give & bequeath it to Richard Paxton,
and my brother Simon, the stript cloaths, and my apprentice, William           his eldest son. Item, I give unto George Robinson, son of Christopher
Sheepherd, the rest of my old cloaths. Witnes whereof we set our               Robinson of Easington, the summe of forty shillings. Item, I make and
hands                                                                          ordein Christopher Jurdeson, senior, to be my full and only executor of
George Liddell                        December 16th                            this my last will and testament. And I doe utterly revoke all former wills
Ann Liddell her mark                        1699                               and testaments in any wise heretofore made or declared.
William Sheeperd his mark                                                      In witness whereof I have set to my hand & seal the day & date above
DPRI/I/1699/L6/1                                                               written.
                                                                                                       Richard Jurdison [full name signed and sealled]
Richard Jurdeson of Easington, yeoman, 1700                                    Christopher Robinson [full name signed]
                                                                               Elizabeth Robinson, her mark [marked with a capital O]
In the name of God, amen, the twenty day of December in the year of            John Richardson, curate de Easington [full name signed]
our Lord God, 1694, and in the sixth year of the reign of our soverign         DPRI/1/1700/J4/1
Lord & Lady, King William & Queen Mary. I, Richard Jurdeson of
Easington in the county of Durham, yeoman, being sick & weak in
body but of sound & perfect memory, (thanksbe to God) do make this
my last will & testament in manner & forme following, that is to say,
first, I bequeath my soul & spirit into the hands of Almighty God my
heavenly father, by whom of his meer & only grace, I trust to be saved
& received into eternall rest through the death of my saviour &
redeemer, Jesus Christ, in whose precious blood, I set the whole &
only hope of my salvation. My wretchfull body, in hope of a joyfull
resurection, I commit to the earth to be buryed in such decent &
Christian manner as my executor hereafter named shall think good.
First, I will that all such debts as I owe shall be truly paid. Item, I give
& bequeath to Christopher Jurdeson, the second son of Christopher
Jurdeson of Littlethorpe, all my lease, farmehouse, byers, stables &

				
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