Wills of Barnburgh Stableses
These are a selection of other Wills made by Stableses living in Barnburgh.
This is a transcript of the Will of Sarah Stables that is held at the Borthwick Institute, York. It was very kindly provided by Michael Chance.
This is the Last Will & Testament of me Sarah Stables of Barnbrough in the County of York Spinster made as follows that is to say, I Give Devise & Bequeath unto my Niece Mary Stables the Daughter of my Brother John Stables All that my Cottage or Dwellinghouse & premises situate at Barnbrough aforesaid & all other my Real Estate whatsoever And also all my Monies Securities for Money & Personal Estate & Effects whatsoever which shall happen to die possessed of To Hold all my said Real & Personal Estate & Effects unto & to the use of my said Niece Mary Stables her Heirs Executors Administrators & Assigns for ever And I do hereby appoint my said Niece Mary Stables Executrix of this my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this thirty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty.
Sarah Stables her mark
Wits: Tho: Nicholson, Geo: P: Nicholson, Wm Rodwell
This is a transcript of the Will of John Stables that is held at the Borthwick Institute, York. It was very kindly provided by Michael Chance.
This is the last Will & Testament of me John Stables of Barnbrough in the County of York Yeoman made in manner & form following that is to say I direct all my just debts Funeral Expences & the charges of Proving & Registering this my Will to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named & I charge the same upon the Close or parcel of Land hereinafter devised by me to my Son John Stables. I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Mary the Wife of Charles Kitchinman the Legacy or Sum of One hundred & fifteen pounds which I direct shall be paid to her at the end of Six Months after my decease & I charge the same Legacy or Sum of One hundred & fifteen pounds upon the Close or parcel of Land hereinafter devised to my said Son John Stables. I Give & devise unto my Son Joseph Stables All that my Close piece or parcel of Land called The Tofts situate in Barnbrough aforesaid adjoining Glebe Land & Land of John Wadsworth & containing seven acres & two perches be the same more or less To Hold unto & to the Use of him my said Son Joseph Stables his Heirs & Assigns for ever subject nevertheless to & I hereby charge & make chargeable the said Close called The Tofts with the payment thereout at the end of six months after my decease of the Sum of Fifty pounds to my said Daughter Mary Kitchinman to whom I do hereby give & bequeath the said further Sum of fifty pounds accordingly. Also I Give & Devise unto my Son William Stables All those my Cottages or Dwellinghouses with the Homestead Outbuildings Yards garden Orchard & Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in the Village of Barnbrough aforesaid now in the occupation of Mrs Hopkinson & others And also all those my two Closes pieces or parcels of Land situate at Barnbrough aforesaid called the Mesh(?) Moor Closes containing together two Acres & two roods be the same more or less And also all that my other Close or Parcel of Land situate in Barnbrough aforesaid called The Broad Ing containing two Acres & two roods be the same more or less To Hold unto & to the Use of him my said Son William Stables his Heirs & Assigns for ever subject nevertheless to & I hereby charge & make chargeable all & singular the said Hereditaments hereinbefore devised to my said Son William Stables with the payment thereout at the said end of six months after my decease of the Sum of Fifty pounds to my said Daughter Mary Kitchinman to whom I do hereby give & bequeath the said further Sum of Fifty Pounds accordingly. And Lastly I Give & Devise unto my said Son John Stables all that my Close or parcel of Land situate at Barnbrough aforesaid called The Common Close containing two Acres & thirty four perches be the same more or less To Hold unto & to the use of him my said Son John Stables his Heirs & Assigns for ever subject nevertheless as hereinbefore in this my Will is expressed. And I bequeath all my personal Estate & Effects unto my said Son John Stables for his own absolute use & benefit. And I hereby appoint my said Son John Stables Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament & revoke every other Will by me at any time heretofore made & declare this & this alone to be & contain my Last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have to the first sheet of this my Will set my Hand & to this second & last Sheet my Hand & Seal this twenty second day of February One thousand eight hundred & thirty nine.
John Stables (signed)
Wits: Geo: Nicholson Solr. Wath, Wm Stables of Barnbrough aforesaid Farmer, John Stables Nephew of the last mentioned William Stables
This is the full transcription of the Will of John Stables who was born at Marr in 1792 and died at Harlington in 1849, aged 57. It is held at the National Archives. For those of you who don’t have the patience to read the full text, I have summarised the main points here:
All his “plate watches jewels clocks and trinkets” to his son John & his wife Mary, until they both die. Then on to their eldest son.
£500 to his son William.
Remainder of the estate into Trust for the benefit of John & Mary until they both die. Then equal shares onto their children.
This is the Last Will and Testament
Of me John Stables of Harlington in the Parish of Barnburgh in the County of York. Gentleman Made and published by me this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. In manner and form following that is to say I direct that all my last debts and functional and testamentary expenses and the costs and charges of proving and sequestering this my will shall be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be possible may be after my death by my Executors hereinafter named. I give and bequeath all plate watches jewels clocks and trinkets unto my son John Stables and his wife Mary Stables during their natural lives and the life of the longer liver of them and after the decease of the survivor of them the said John and Mary Stables I bequeath plate watches jewels clocks and trinkets unto their oldest son then living absolutely. I give and bequeath unto my son William Stables (who I suppose to be now residing in America) the legacy of five hundred pounds in case that my said son William shall be living at the time of my death but if my said son William shall be then dead then I direct that the said last mentioned legacy or sum of five hundred pounds shall sink into and form part of my residual personal estate and be applied accordingly. I give devise and bequeath all the real estate of or to which I shall be vested or entitled at the time of my death and also all the residue of the personal estate of or to which I shall then be possessed or entitled unto and to the use of my brother William Stables the younger of Barnburgh aforesaid farmer and my friend William Edwood Smith of Doncaster in the said County of York Gentleman their heirs executors administrators and assigns upon the trusts hereinafter declared concerning the same that is to say unto the trust that the trustees or trustee for the time being of my will do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my death to convert and get my said residuary personal estate and invest the monies to arise from such gains rolling in and conversion and also my ready money in their or his names or name on government or real security with power to alter and vary the same at their or his discretion and so shall pay the interest and annual produce of all of my said trust monies or the securities whereon the same may be invested unto my said son John Stables and his said wife Mary Stables during their joint natural lives and after the decease of either of them my said son and daughter then unto trust to pay the interest dividends and annual produce of my said trust monies and securities unto the survivor of them the said John and Mary Stables I direct that the trustees or trustees for the time being of my will do and shall stand possessed of all my said trust monies and securities whereon the same may be invested in trust for all the children of my said son John Stables and Mary his wife equally to be divided between them as tenants in common provided that if any of the said children of my said son John Stables and his wife Mary shall be under the age of twenty one years without having gone his or her surviving then the original share which may arrive to this order under the provision shall go and be divided equally among the others or other of the children of my said son John Stables and Mary his wife and their executors administrators and assigns and I authorise the trustees or trustee for the time being of my will after the decease of the survivor of them my said son John Stables and Mary his wife to invest the share of each of their children of and in my said trust monies who shall then be under the age of twenty one years on such securities and in the manner aforesaid with the like power of altering and varying the same and to apply the whole or a part of the increase of his or her said share towards his or her maintenance or education and to add the surplus of any such increase to the principal share out of which the same shall arise but with power at any future time if it shall be thought essential to apply such accumulations for the maintenance and benefit of the child out of whose share the same shall arise and I authorise the trustees or trustee for the time being of my will if they or he shall think fit during the minority of each of the children of my said son John Stables and Mary his wife but with the consent of my said son John Stables and Mary his wife during their lives or with the consent of the sole survivor of them during his or her life to apply not more than one half of the value of his or her share of my said trust monies towards his or her advancement in life. I give devise and bequeath all real and personal estates which may be vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee at the time of my death unto and to the use of my brother William Stables the younger and the said William Edwood Smith their heirs and assigns upon the equities and trusts affecting the same I declare that the script or scripts of the trustees or trustee for the time being of my will for any money payable to them or him under this my will shall effectually discharge the person or persons paying the same from being answerable or accountable for the loss misapplication or nonapplication thereof or of any part thereof or from being obliged to enquire into the necessity or propriety of any sale that may be made by virtue of this my will. I empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of my will to compound or allow time for the payment of any debt or debts due to my estate and to satisfy or settle all accounts against my estate whether supported by strictly legal evidence or not and all accounts between me and any person or persons on such terms as any said trustees or trustee shall in their or his direction think appropriate and to refer any matters in difference relating to my affairs to arbitration. I declare that if my said trustees or either of them or any trustees or trustee to be appointed under this clause shall die or disclaim or become incompetent to execute the trusts of this my will it shall be lawful for the competent trustees or trustee for the time being (if any / whether retiring from the office of trustee or not or / if none for the executors or administrators of the last surviving trustee to substitute by any writing under their or his hands or hand any fit person or persons in whom alone or / as the last may be / jointly with any surviving or continuing trustee or trustees my trust estates shall be vested) and I exempt every trustee of this my will from cases arising without his own wilful default and authorise him to retain and assign to this trustee all expenses incidental to the trusteeship and the said William Edwood Smith and every other trustee under this my will who may be a solicitor may make charges as solicitor and elicit for all professional charges transacted by him on behalf of the trustees of this will and I appoint my said brother William Stables the younger and the said William Edwood Smith to be the trustees and executors of this my will and I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me made and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said John Stables the testator have to each and every sheet of this my last will and testament contained in this and the preceding three sheets of paper set and subscribed my hand the day and year first hereinbefore written – John Stables --- signed published and declared by the said John Stables the testator as and for this last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in the presence at this bequest and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto – Tho.s Draper --- G.H.Hall, clerks to M. Smith Solicitor Doncaster.
The Will of John Stables late of Harlington in the parish of Barnburgh in the County of York Gentleman deceased was proved at York the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty-nine before the Reverend John Sharpe First Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Granville Harcourt, Deacon Master of Arts Commissary and Keeper Central of the Exchequer and Prerogative Court of York lawfully constituted by the oath’s of William Stables the younger the brother of the deceased and William Edwood Smith the executors in the said will names to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods matters and merits of the said deceased they having been first sworn only to administer – Joseph Buckle Deputy Register
Proved at London 12th November 1849 before the judge by the oath of William Edwood Smith Esquire one of the executors to whom probate was granted having been first sworn by common duty to administer power reserved of making the like grant to William Stables the younger the brother when he shall apply for the same.
Extracted from the Registry of the Perogative Court of York.