In the name of God, Amen. I Isabell Midford of Longbenton in the county of Northumberland spinster, being weak and sickly of body but of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory, praised be God, yet considering the mortality of my weak body and for the satisfying of my friends and relations after my death do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First and principally I commit and commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God my maker and creator and to Jesus Christ my redeemer, and my body to return to its primitive dust from whence it was taken, to be decently interred at the discretion of my executor, revoking and disannulling all other wills and testaments.
As touching my temporal goods that God hath endowed me withal I give and bequeath them in manner and form following.
First, I give and bequeath to my nephew William Chambers son to my sister Ann Chambers the sum of ten pounds;
Also, I give and bequeath to my nephew John Chambers son to my sister Ann Chambers the sum of ten pounds;
Also, I give and bequeath to my niece Mary Chambers daughter to my sister Ann Chambers the sum of ten pounds;
Also, I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Chambers all the rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable;
Lastly I constitute and appoint my brother Thomas Chambers to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament, he discharging my debts and funeral expenses. In witness whereof I have hereunto set to my hand and seal the second day of March Anno Domini 1699/1700.
[signed] Isabel Mitford.
Witnesses: [signed] William Musgrave, John Brown, Margaret Musgrave.
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Know all Men by these Presents, that we, William Smith of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Shipbuilder, John Tinley of Dockwray Square in the parish and Borough of Tynemouth Esquire and Richard Robson of the same place Gentleman are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God, WILLIAM, by divine Providence, Lord Bishop of Durham, and to the Right Worshipful JAMES BAKER, Clerk, Master of Arts, his Vicar General and Official Principal, lawfully constituted in the Penal Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, of good and lawful Money of GREAT BRITAIN, to be paid to the said Reverend Father in God, his said Official, or to their certain Attorney, their Executors, Administrators or Assigns; To which Payment, well and truly to be made, we oblige ourselves, and each of us by himself, jointly and severally, for the whole, our and every of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these Presents, sealed with our Seals, dated the Twenty Seventh Day of January in the fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty four.
Signed, sealed, and delivered (being first duly stamped) in the Presence of Christopher Reed, Surrogate.
R. Burrell Proctor. Sub [under] £1000.
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A True Inventorye of all the Goods And
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