Will of Thomas Raw of Boldron and Startforth Attested 28 Nov 1790
Archdeaconry of Richmond Proved Startforth 18 Feb 1793
Ref RD1 AP11 157 59
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Raw of Boldron in the Parish of Startforth and County of York Farmer being weak of body but of Perfect Memory, thanks be unto god, calling unto mind the Mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in form following.
I give devise and bequeath to Jane Raw my beloved wife, all my Personal estate, to be disposed of by her as she think fit and proper with other ten pounds to be paid out of my real estate my said wife to enter upon the said Personal Estate and Legacy Immediately after my decease. I likewise give devise and bequeath to my said wife, all my real estates for, and during her natural life after the decease of my said wife I give devise and bequeath the said real estates as follows
To John Raw my half Brother, to Cuthbert Burrel my half Brother, and my Nephew David Miller and their heirs for ever to be equally divided amongst the said John Raw, Cuthbert Burrel and David Miller or their heirs, they shall each of them be subject to an equal share of the legacy which I have bequeathed to my said wife out of my said real estate
I give devise and bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Raw the sum of One Pound ten shillings for one year, and every year during her natural life, to be paid by my executor hereafter mentioned to begin directly after my death, that is, my said Sister shall shall receive the sum of one pound ten shillings, one year after my Decease, to continue as above recited, during her natural life
I give devise and bequeath to Mary Raw Daughter of Ann Raw the sum of five shillings to be paid by my executor one year after my Decease
All the rest of my personal effects I bequeath to my said wife
I likewise constitute my said Nephew David Miller to be sole executor of this my last will and Testament revoking all former Wills, by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eight day of november one thousand seven hundred and ninety
Thomas Raw his mark
Signed sealed and declared by the said Thomas Raw as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names
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