Will of Robert CUNDALL of Swetton 1797

Masham Peculiar will
Transcribed by Carol Metcalfe

This is the last will and Testament of me Robert Cundall of Swetton in the parish of Kirbymalzeard in the County of York Yeoman. First I order that all my just debts and Funerall Expenses be fully paid as soon as possible after my Descease by my Executor.
Also I give unto my beloved wife all my Tea Tattling with OClock a Bed Bedding and as much furniture as will furnish with nessasrie for a Widdow Room
Also I give unto my said wife the sum of six pounds a Year and every Year to be paid by my Executor hear after named Quarterley during her natural life
Also I give and bequeath unto every one of my Children there Names is as follows Thomas, John, Jane, Ellen and Margaret the sum of Twenty nine Pounds nineteen Shillings and Sixpence to each and every one of them apiece to be paid by my Executor six Months after my descease to them there Heirs Execs Administrators or Assigns
All and every one of my said Children before mentioned shall pay unto my said wife the sum of one Pound each every Year during her natural life
Also I give unto my son Thomas a panel Chist and a Dresser that now stands in my east Chamber
Also I give unto my son John a pannal Chist that now stands in my West Chamber
Also I give unto my two Daughters Ellen and Margaret each of them a New feather bed which was made up for them this last summer and likewise bedding sufficient for them
Lastly I give unto my son Robert all my goods and chattels of what kind or nature soever they be on to him his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns but nevertheless Subject to the payments before Specified
And I appoint my son Robert to be my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Revoking all former Will at any time made by me before and I acknowledge this to be my last Will whereunto I have set my hand and seal Dated this the twenty eight Day of October One Thousand seven Hundred and ninety seven

Robert Cunall [signs]

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced And Declared in the presents of me and us in each presents and at his request
Witnesses
?? Holdsworth
David Jackson
?? Wood

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