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Will of Anthony Middleton

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Date: 8 Dec 1575 to 7 Oct 1581
Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: Middleton Chaytor Tonge
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Testamentum Antonii Middleton.[1]

  • Date: 08 December 1575
  • Proved: 07 October 1581

Antony Myddleton of Newton,[2] in the county of Durham, gentleman, being whole in body and mind, and of perfect remembrance, lawde and praise be unto Almighty God, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time and hour of death, do ordain and make this my present testament and last will, in manner and form following.

First, I give and commend my soul to Almighty God, my Creator and Redeemer, beseeching Him to grant, that I may be partaker of the everlasting kingdom, purchased by the merytes and passion of His son Jesus Christ, our Savior. My body to be buried in the parishe church of St. Margarets in Durham, if God shall call me to his mercy within the bishopric of Durham.

I give to be distribute to the poorest people inhabiting within the parish of St. Margarets 10s. To the poor people in the town of Barnard Castle 10s. To the poor people in the parish of St. Gyles in Durham 10s., in the parish of St. Nicholas in Durham 10s., in the parish of Dalton 6s. 8d., and in the parish of St. Oswold's in Durham 6s. 8d.

To three of my brother Ambros Myddleton,[3] children, and younger sons, named:

  • John,
  • Henry
  • and Richard,

to everyone of them 10s.

To George Myddelton, son unto Cuthberte Myddleton, my late son, deceased, one annuity of 81. 2s., of my lands in Seaton, unto such time as he shall accomplish and come to the full age of xxi (21) years, for the better maintenance or keeping of the said George at school, or at inn of court.

To little John Myddleton, my bastard son, and to my base begotten daughter Jane Myddleton, sister unto the said John, either of theme 101., and I will that my daughter Franncysse Myddleton shall have the tuition and government of the said Jane, and of the said 101., until she come to full age, or be married.

To the said George Myddleton, eldest son to the said Cuthbert Myddleton, deceased, one cross of gold, my best brutche, and one gold ring with a green stone.

To William Myddleton, his brother, one gold ring, and one ryall.

To little Francys Myddylton, their sister, one gold ring, and one ryall.

To my daughter Francys Myddleton c markes, in full satisfaction of her portion, and not otherwise.

The residue of my goods &c., to my son Thomas Myddleton, whom I make my full and sole executor.

My well beloved friend George Tonge, my two nephews, Thomas Myddleton,[4] and Antony Myddleton, his brother, and my well beloved friend Christophor Chaytor, I make supervisors, and for their paines, I give to everyone of my said supervisors one old ryall in gold.

  1. Publications of the Surtees Society, 1860, 38, p. 35. Google Books.
  2. Son of John Middleton of Barnard Castle, gentleman, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Baynbrigg, of Snotterton, co. Durham, gentleman, and uncle of Thomas Middleton, of Barnard Castle and Skirwith, esq., whose will occurs on the next page. He was appointed receiver of Kepyer Hospital, under the Crown, in 1547, and was steward of the Manor of Gilesgate, Durham, under John Heath, esq. He was ancestor of the family of Seaton, co. Durham, which entered a pedigree at St. George's visitation in 1615.
  3. Will of Ambrose Middleton, Esquire, 'of Cumberland,' (1555, August 4); bur. par. church of Kirkland. The Publications of the Surtees Society, 1906, CXII, p. 12.Google Books.
  4. "Testamentum Thomae Middleton de Bernard Castle, 08 Sep 1580." Pub. of the Surtees Society, 38, p. [Google Books].
    names daughters: Grace, Elizabeth, Anne & Katherine;
    supervisors: (nephews) William Bowes, John Conyers, Christopher Wandesworth.

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