I John Pearson of Mosborough Hall in the Parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Surgeon and Apothecary being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following. First I will that all my just Debts and funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged out of my Personal Estate but in case such personal Estate shall prove insufficient for that purpose I charge and make liable all my real Estates with the Payment thereof All in pursuance by virtue and in execution of the several Powers and Authorities to me reserved in and by certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the Fourteenth and Fifteenth days of November which were in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and sixty six the Release made between me the said John Pearson and Deborah my wife of the first part Edward Oates of Rawmarsh in the County of York Esq and Nathanial Pearson of Doncaster in the said County Gentleman of the second part and John Hurst of Clough in the Parish of Rotherham in the said County Gentleman of the third part and in and by certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the Twenty Sixth and Twenty seventh Days of October which were in the year of the year of our Lord One Thousand and seven hundred and seventy eight the Release made between me the said John Pearson and Deborah my wife of the one part and Nathanial Pearson late of Doncaster but then of Dyers Mill in the parish of Darfield in the County of York Gentleman and George Pearson of Doncaster in the said County of York Merchant of the other part and of all Powers and Authorities to me given and reserved or otherwise howsoever I give and direct and appoint all and every my several Messuages Lands Tenements Estates and Hereditaments situate lying and being at Rotherham Barnsley Mortomley otherwise Mortainby Stone bank and High Green in the said County of York and in the said several above Indentures of Lease and Release mentioned and contained And also all and every other my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments both freehold and Copyhold whatsoever (and which copyhold I have surrendered to the purpose of my Will) both in possession and reversion situate lying and being at Mosborough in the County of Derby and at Hanworth in the County of Nottingham or elsewhere unto my son George Pearson Doctor of Medicine his Heirs and assigns for ever charged or chargeable nevertheless with the Payment of the Annuities Legacies Interest Sum and Sums of Money hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) chargeable with the payment of an Annuity or clear yearly sum of Forty Pounds unto my wife Deborah Pearson for and during the term of her natural Life which I devise to her accordingly to be paid to her yearly in every year by equal portions the first half yearly payment to commence at the End of the first half year next after my Decease And also chargeable with the payment of an Annuity or clear yearly Sum of Five Pounds unto my Daughter Mary the wife of Joseph Midlam for and during the Term of her natural life and which I devise to her accordingly to be paid to her half yearly in every year by equal Portions the first half yearly Payment to commence at the end of the first half year next after my Decease, but in Case she happens to survive her present Husband then with further payment of another annuity or Clear yearly sum of Ten Pounds during the Term of her natural life and which I also in such case devise to her accordingly to be paid to her half yearly by equal Portions the first half yearly Payment to commence at the end of the first half year next after the Death of her present Husband And also chargeable with the Payment of Fifty Pounds to my said wife Deborah to be paid to her within Three months next after my Decease and which I give to my said wife accordingly. And also chargeable with the Payment of the sum of Eight Hundred Pounds unto my son John Pearson, Four Hundred Pounds part thereof to be paid him within one year next after my Decease and Four Hundred pounds the remaining part thereof to be paid him within two years next after my decease with Interest for the said respective sums until the respective payments after the rate of Four Pounds Per Centum per annum And which Sum of Eight Hundred Pounds I give to my said son John Pearson accordingly. And also chargeable with the payment of the Sum of Six Hundred Pounds unto my Daughter Elizabeth Pearson to be paid to her at her age of Twenty One years or Day of Marriage which shall first happen with Interest for the said sum until payment after the rate of Five Pounds and ten shillings per Centum per annum to be paid to her half yearly And which sum of Six Hundred Pounds I give to my said Daughter Elizabeth Pearson accordingly. But in case my said Daughter Elizabeth shall happen to die before her attainment of her age of Twenty one years and unmarried then I hereby give and change the said Sum of Six hundred Pounds so given to her as above mentioned unto my said Sons George Pearson John Pearson and my Daughter Frances the wife of Thomas Whittaker equally share and share alike to be paid to them respectively within two years after her Death. And also chargeable with the payment of the Sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds unto my Grand Daughter Frances Ann Midlam to be paid to her at her age of Twenty one years and in the mean time and until Payment to be allowed yearly the Sum of Seven Pounds towards her support and Education And which Sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds I give to her accordingly. But in case the said Frances Ann Midlam shall happen to die before her attainment of her age of Twenty One years Then I will and direct that the said Sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds shall sink into the Inheritance of my real Estate for the benefit for my said Son George Pearson. And whereas upon the Marriage of my said Daughter Frances the wife of Thomas Whittaker I paid or secured to be paid the Fortune I intended to give her Now I only give unto her the Sum of Five Pounds for Mourning. Also I give unto my said Daughter Mary the wife of Joseph Midlam the sum of Five Pounds for Mourning. Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife the Bed Bedding and all the Furniture of and in the Bed Chamber of my House at Mosbrough aforesaid used by my said Daughter Frances before her Marriage and one other Bed with what belongs to it such as she my said wife chuses. Also all the furniture in the Breakfast Room of my House at Mosbrough aforesaid (except the Bureau and Book Case), Also such Kitchen utensils and Furniture there as she shall chuse, Also the Silver Pint six silver table spoons, six silver tea spoons a Silver Coffee pot, a Set of Tea China, and whatever Linnon she shall chuse there. Also I will and direct that my said Wife shall and may have the sole use of two Chambers upon the First floor of my said House at Mosbrough as she fixes upon as long as she shall think proper to live at Mosbrough And all the rest and residue of my real Estate not herinbefore by me disposed of And all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said Son George Pearson his Heirs Executors and Administrators And I hereby constitute and appoint my said Son George Pearson sole Executor of my will revoking all former Will and wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof the said John Pearson to this my last will containing three sheets of paper and fixed together at the Top and sealed with my seal have to the bottom of the two first sheets set my Hand and to the last Sheet my Hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and Eighty.
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Jn. Pearson
Pearson the Testator and for his last Will and Testament
in the Presence of each other have hereunto subscribed
our Names as Witnesses