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Will of John Pears of Plumptonwall in the Parish of Lazonby 1714

Episcopal Consistory Court of Carlisle

In the name of God Amen. According to the computacion of the Church of England I John Pears of Plumptonwall in the Parish of Lazonby being in perfect health and remembrance and memory praised be to God for it do make and ordain this my last will and testement In manner and form following First I give and bequeath my soul unto the hands of all mighty God and Jesus Christ my redemer hoping through his meritorious doth and passion to have pull pardon for my sins and my body to be buried in the church yard of Lazonby amongst my ancestors

Item: I give unto my daughter Dorothy five shillings and to her children, every one of them 10 shillings All so I give unto John Barnes 10 shillings Item I give to Edward Barnes 10 shillings Item I give to my daughter Ann Wat 40 shillings and her younger son Thomas Ousby 10 shillings Item I give to my son Richard Pears all my estate of frehold land in Skelton and Unthank foold Item I give to his children five shillings Item I give to my son John Pears all my goods and chattell moveable and unmoveable and my executor paying debts Legacy funerall expenses andrevoke disanull and make void all former wills and testaments

Wittness hereof November the 23 day 1714

John Pears sign & seal

Tho Jaroland jurat

William Heskett jurat

Probat 17 Dec 1714

Transcribed by Catherine Low (researching Pears), with thanks.