Will of Jane Ousby 1749
January the 18th 1749-50 In the name of God Amen I Jane Ousby late of Calthwaite but now of Woodhead in the parish of Hesket and County of Cumberland widow being in a feeble condition to Bodily health but in a perfect sound mind memory and understanding Do make and declare my last will & testament in manner and form following First of all I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved nephew Timothy Mallinson of Woodhead aforesaid the sum of five pounds. Also I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Daughter Elizabeth Taylor wife of Robert Taylor in the parish and County aforesaid the sum of five shillings. Also I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Grandson John Bell Son of the above mentioned Elizabeth Taylor All the rest of my Personal Estate whatsoever or whosoever of what nature or kind soever the same is now or shall be or may hereafter be pofsefsed or entitled to after first deducting and allowing thereout all such just debts as shall be owing at the time of my death and my funeral Expenses together with All reasonable Charges to my Executor hereafter mentioned for the trouble he will have in the said trust to be paid to the said John Bell when he shall attain the full age of twenty five years But if the said John Bell should happen to die before he attains the Age as above and leave no lawful heir it is my will and pleasure that my Executor hereinafter mentioned shall continue Trustee for my above named Daughter Elizabeth Taylor and shall keep and hold in his hands all such moneys and other personal Estates as I shall die pofsefsed of or any way entitled to until such time as the above named John Bell (if he had been living) should have attained the Age of twenty five years as above then it is my will and pleasure that my said personal Estate shall be paid to my said Daughter if she thinks proper to request the same nevertheless it is my will and pleasure that my said Executor shall pay unto my said Grandson John Bell yearly and every year from the time of my death to his coming to the Age of twenty five years as above All such interest as my Executor shall receive for my said personal Estate towards him the said John Bell support and maintenance or if he happen to dye as above then it is my will and pleasue that the above interest shall be paid to my Daughter his mother so long as said Executor continues the trust as above. Provided always that it is my will & pleasure that if my said Grandson John Bell and my said Daughter Elizabeth Taylor should both happen to die before the time be the said John should of living attain the Age of twenty five years as above then it is my will & pleasure that all my said personal Estate shall go to my nephew John Lowthian of Wragmire to my nephew Timothy Mallison of Woodhead aforesaid and to my nephew John Mallison of Hutton and equally among them share and share alike And I Do hereby nominate and appointing above mentioned nephew John Lowthian of Wragmire my Executor In trust of this my last will and testament revoking and disanulling all other wills by me at any time heretofore made Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will & testament.
Jane Ousby mark & Seal
Signed sealed and published by the testatives and for this last will and testament in our presence subscribed or witnefsed in her presence and at her request the word Daughter Eliz. Taylor Estate being first intoned Thomas Bainbridge sworn John Dowshait sworn
Proved June 30th 1750