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"The Notices of the Stables Family"
Supplementary Material Added by T. B. Dunn

 THE WILL OF JOHN STABLES (born, or rather baptized, April 13, 1664,
died Nov. 28, 1747) Copied from a parchment probate in the possession of
Mrs. A. A. Drover, of Welwyn Garden City, Herts., England, a great-great-
granddaughter of the testator. Copied by T. B. Dunn, Halifax, Va.,
March 13, 1931.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I John Stable of Stanke in the parish of
Harwood and County of York, Yeoman, being of perfect mind and memory,
praised be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and
Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first and princi-
pally I recomend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, hoping
through the meritorious death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to
have my sins forgiven, my body I comitt to the ground to be decently
interred at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, and as touching
the temporal estate wherewith it hath pleased God to intrust me, I dispose
of the same as followeth, that is to say, I give and devise unto WILLIAM
STABLE my son and to his heirs and assigns for ever all my
messuages, barns, buildings orchards gardens, lands, farms, tenements and
hereditaments whatsoever situate lying, and being in Weeton in the parish
of Harwood aforesaid and Huby in the Township of Weeton aforesaid now in
the possession of Brian Bradley, Robert Dibb and Richard Gnudson, and also
all close my closes of arrable meadow or pasture ground lying and being
within Kirkby Overblow in the said county comonly called or known by the
names of the Scalebars and Low Lane Closes now in my own possession or my
undertenants and all other my real estate whatsoever within the Parish of
Kirkby-Overblow aforesaid, to told the said messuages, lands, tenements,
hereditaments and premisses with their and every their appurtenances there-
unto belonging unto my said son William Stables and to his heirs and
assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath unto Grace Oddy and Ann Frock-
ter my daughters the sum of twenty pounds a piece to be paid to them out of
my personal estate within six months after my decease by my executor here-
after named. All the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate I
give and bequeath unto my said son William Stable and I do hereby nominate
and appont my said son William Stable the executor of this my last will and
testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and
published the same this thirty first day of January in the year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty six -John Stable. Sealed,
signed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will in our
presence and by us subscribed in his presence,
Mary Whittaker, Ben Whittaker, John Sharpe.
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IN TIE NAME OF GOD, Amen, proof of the will to these presents annexed
being admitted before the Worshipful Mark Braithwaite Doctor of Laws, our
lawful Surrogate, we, William Ward, Doctor of Laws Commissary of the
Exchequer Court of the most Reverend Father in God Matthew by Divine
Providence Lord ArchBishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan, do
approve of and Register the same, and do pronounce, decree and declare for
the Validity thereof, and we do fully in the Lord by these Presents Commit
and Grant Administration of all and Singular the Goods, Rights, Credits,
Cattels and Chattels of John Stables, late of Stanke, in the Parish of
Harwood and diocese of York, deceased, which were in the lifetime, and at his
death within the diocese and jurisdiction of York Aforesaid, to William
Stables, son and sole Executor in the said will named, being first before
our said Surrogate taken the oath according to Law in that case required
(Saving any other Person's Right). Given at York under the seal of our
said office this fourth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
Seven Hundred and forty seven. Robt. Jubb, Deputy Register

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