Hellen BRAMLEY of Swetton, 1764, Will and Act

Hellen Bramley of Swetton Will
Made 1757, proved 1764
Transcribed by Sheila K Douglas

18th April 1764. Hellen Bramley of Swetton Spinster. Will and Act.

Then personally appeared Samuel Ascough of Colsterdale in the
Parish of East Witton in the County of York Yeoman one of the
Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Hellen Bramley late
of Swetton in the Parish of Kirkby Malzeard, Spinster, deceased
who was sworn duly to execute and so forth, and that the Personal
Estate and Effects of the said Testator did not amount to the sum of
£20. (Power being reserved to Isabel Ascough the wife of the said
Samuel Ascough the other Executor in the said Will named),
before me
Edw Place, Com’ry

In the name of God amen, I Hellen Bramley of Swetton in the Parish of
Kirkby Malzeard and County of York Spinster, being Weak of Body, but of
perfect mind and memory, Praised be God for the same. And calling to
mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all once to Die,
do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following (that is to say)

First and Principally I Give my Soul unto God who gave it me. And my Body
to be buried at the Discretion of my Executor and Executrix hereafter named,
and touching such Worldly Estate as it hath Pleased God in this life to bless
me withal I Give, Devise, bequeath and Dispose of the same as followeth
First I Will and Positively Order that all my just Debts Legacies and Funeral
Expences be faithfully paid and Discharged. Also I give to Elizabeth Ingleby
my Sister if in case She Survive her Husband Two pounds two Shillings, but
if it happen that Elizabeth Ingleby my Sister Die before her said husband
then the Said Legacie of Two pounds two Shillings shall go to my Executor
and Executrix and no other person.

Also I give to Stephen Ingleby my Brother in Law Two Shillings Sixpence.

Also I Give to Samuel Ascough & Isabel Ascough my Sister, now wife of
the Said Samuel Ascough All the Rents Issues and profits of all and
Singular my Houses Soever the Same be, to be by them freely possessed
and Enjoyed During their Natural lives and the life of the Longer Liver of them
(which Said Lands Tenements and Premises are Situate and being at
Swetton aforesaid) And from and after the Decease of the Longer liver of
them I Give and Bequeath all my Leasehold Lands with the Barns and Buildings
thereon Standing to Samuel Ascough my Nephew During the Termination
of my Estate therein.

Also I Give and Devise to Samuel Ascough my Nephew After the Decease
of Samuel Ascough, & Isabel Ascough my Sister aforesaid all my Messuage
and Freehold Lands with the barns and buildings thereon Standing Situate at
Swetton aforesaid to him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever

And lastly all the rest of my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate Whatsoever
Hitherto not Disposed of I Give to Samuel Ascough, and Isabel Ascough my
Sister, now wife of the said Samuel Ascough. And I Do hereby nominate
and appoint them the said Samuel Ascough and Isabel Ascough his wife
Joynt Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament they paying my
Just Debts Legacies and Funeral Expences and to the intent my Debts be
faithfully paid I Do hereby Charge my Leasehold Lands Freehold Lands, as well
as personal Estate With the payment thereof and I do hereby Disanull & make
void all former Wills and does only acknowledge this my last Will.

In witness whereof I Hellen Bramley have hereunto set my hand and Seal
this Twenty Ninth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven
Hundred fifty Seven

Mark and Seal of Hellen Bramley

Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared by the said
Hellen Bramley for and as her last Will and Testament in the
presence of us (these Words First Interlined, Debts Estate) and
Witnessed by us in her presence and at her request

mark of Ann Unpleby
Wm Pickersgill
John Pickersgill

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