Dorothy Walter of Rothwell her Will - 1820

Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:54 PM GMT

Contributed by: Jerry Green

This Will asks more questions than it answers. Why was Dorothy separated from her husband? What was the agreement on the £450? What happened to the £450 as it isn't mentioned in the letters from Frances Green to her brother Abraham Walter? More can be seen on Dorothy's life here.

 This is the last Will and Testament of me Dorothy Walter (the wife of William Walter of Rowell in the County of Northampton Yeoman) now being seperate and apart from my said Husband Whereas by some Bond Deed or Instrument or agreement in writing bearing date in or about the Month of October last and executed by my said Husband I am intitled and enabled to dispense of the Sum of four hundred and forty pounds to be paid after the Death of my said Husband and am also intitled and enabled to dispose of diverse Articles of Linen and plate to be delivered immediately after my Death Now by virtue and in pursuance of the Power and Authority given to or vested in me in and by such Bond Deed Instrument or Agreement I do hereby give bequeath and dispose of the said Sum of four hundred and forty pounds in manner following (that is to say) and I give to my Son William Walter the Sum of fifty pounds part thereof I give unto my Son John Walter the Sum of One hundred pounds as further part thereof on Condition that he pay off and discharges the Sum of thirty pounds for which my Son Abraham Walter is joint surety with and for him and all Interest due and to become due for the same, but not otherwise And I give the Sum of two hundred and ninety pounds residue of the said Sum of four hundred and forty pounds unto and equally between my said son Abraham Walter and my Daughter Frances Green the wife of William Green of Kingsthorpe in the said County of Northampton Yeoman And I do hereby order direct and appoint that the said Sum of four hundred and forty pounds shall be paid in manner aforesaid as soon after the Death of my said Husband as the same is made payable in or under or by virtue of such Bond Deed Instrument or Agreement as aforesaid And as to the Linen and Plate which I am intitled and enabled to dispose of as aforesaid I give bequeath and dispose thereof as follows and order direct and appoint the same to be delivered immediately after my decease (that is to say) bI give to me said Son William Walter four pair of Sheets and four Table Cloths (part thereof) I give to my said Son John Walter four pair of Sheets and four Table Cloths (other part thereof) and to my Daughter the said Frances Green my two best Silver Table Spoons and six Silver Tea Spoons And all the Rest and Residue of my said Linen and Plate and all other my personal property which I am intitled and enabled to dispose of as aforesaid i give unto and equally between my said Son Abraham Walter and my said Daughter Frances green and appoint them Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and direct them to pay out of the several bequests herein before made to them all my seperate Debts, my Funeral Expenses and the Expenses of proving this my Will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the third day of February in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

 
signed sealed published and declared by the said Dorothy Walter as and for my last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness for at his Request in his Presence and in the presence of each other
Thos Burton Dorothy Walter
JohnFawkes
Rod Abby
 
 
On the first day of April 1820 Abraham Walter of Rothwell in the County of Northampton Farmer and Frances Green the wife of William Green of Kingsthorpe in the said County of Northampton Farmer were then sworn well and faithfully to perform the will of the within named Dorothy Walter deceased according to the Law and that the said deceased at the time of her death was not possessed of a Personal Estate to the amount of Four hundred and fifty pounds.
The Testator died on the 6th February 1820        before me Butlin AM  Surrogate 

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