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Stephen Sedgwick 1779

:George Sedgwick 1813

In the name of God Amen. I George Sedgwick of Lane-head in the
Parish of Cartmel, in the County of Lancaster, Husbandman, being of
sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, but weak in body, do
make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following,
that is to say: First, I order and direct that all my just Debts,
funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid and discharged by my
Executors herein after named out of such part my personal Estate as is
not hereinafter bequeathed. I give and bequeath unto William Roper of
Cartmel, Church-town, in the Parish of Cartmel in the County of
Lancaster, Merchant, and Joseph Sedgwick of Hard Cragg in the Parish and
County aforesaid, Farmer, their Executors and Administrators all and
every my Household Goods and Furniture, Plate, Linen and China, Farming
Stock, Husbandry Utensils, Cattle & Chattels, Money, Securities for
Money and all other my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever, Upon and
subject nevertheless to the Trusts hereinafter mentioned and declared
concerning the same. Upon Trust, to permit and suffer my second son,
Thomas Sedgwick, to have the use of all my said Household Goods and
Furniture, Plate, Linen and China, Farming Stock, Husbandry Utensils,
Cattle & Chattels and all other my Personal Estate except Money and
Securities for Money until my youngest son George Sedgwick shall have
attained the age of Twenty Years upon his paying yearly and every year
the sum of Five Pounds to the said William Roper and Joseph Sedgwick and
the survivor of them their Executors and Administrators which sum I
hereby direct to be by them applied in purchasing clothes for my said
Son George Sedgwick my Daughter Jane Sedgwick and my Grand Daughter
Elizabeth Sedgwick in such proportions as they from Time to Time think
necessary for each of them. Provided nevertheless that if my said Son
Thomas Sedgwick shall at any time by misconduct, mismanagement or
otherwise injure or decrease the Value of my personal Estate which he is
permitted to use then in such case my express will is, and I order, and
direct my said Trustees to resume & take the same into their own Hands
and to dispose of it by public Sale or otherwise and Upon Trust to place
out at interest the Monies thence arising upon responsible real or
personal Securities the Interest thereof to accumulate until my said Son
George Sedgwick shall have attained the Age of Twenty Years and then to
be disposed of as hereinafter directed. But should my said Trustees in
their discretion permit my said Son Thomas Sedgwick to use my said
Personal Estate for his own Benefit until my said Son George shall have
attained the said Age of Twenty Years that then I order and direct that
they my said Trustees shall upon this further Trust sell and assyn (sic)
over all and every of my Household Goods and Furniture, Plate, Linen &
China, farming stock, husbandry utensils, and all other my Personal
Estate as remaining to my said Son Thomas Sedgwick upon his raising and
paying to them the Sum of One Hundred and Ninety Pounds. If he be unable
to raise the said Sum, or refuses the same at this Valuation then they,
the said William Roper and Joseph Sedgwick and the Survivor of them
their Executors and Administrators shall dispose of my said personal
Estate by public Sale or otherwise and I hereby order and direct that
the Monies thence arising shall be vested in payable and paid unto and
equally amongst all my children, namely, Joseph Sedgwick, Mary Sedgwick,
Thomas Sedgwick, John Sedgwick, Christopher Sedgwick, Jane Sedgwick and
George Sedgwick in equal Shares and Proportions and their several legal
Representatives according to the Statute of Distribution. And lastly I
revoke all other Wills by me before made and declare this only to be my
last will and Testament whereof I appoint the said William Roper and
Joseph Sedgwick joint Executors in Witness whereof I the above mentioned
Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the fifteenth Day of April
in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen.

Signed Sealed published            }
and declared by the above             }
named Testator as and for            }        The Mark  X of
his last Will and Testament.            }        George Sedgwick
(The words (Expenses) (to my said        }
Son Thomas Sedgwick) (Testator)        }
being first interlined) in the            }
presence of us who at his request        }
in his Presence and in the Presence    }
of each other have hereunto            }
subscribed our names as Witnesses        }
thereto.

    John King
    Peter Richardson



    George Sedgwick's Will
    (Proving)

On the sixth Day of May in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Thirteen this Will was proved in common Form, and William
Roper of Cartmel Church Town in the Parish of Cartmel in the County of
Lancaster, Merchant, and Joseph Sedgwick of Hardcragg in the Parish and
County aforesaid, Farmer, Executors therein named were sworn well and
faithfully to execute and perform the same and soforth . And to the best
of their Knowledge and Belief the whole of the personal Estate and
Effects of which the Testator within named died possessed within the
Archdeanery of Richmond and in the Diocese of Chester, did not in real
Value amount to the Sum of One Hundred Pounds.

                        Before Me
                        Peter Richardson, Surrogate

The Testator died on the
20th Day of April 1813

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