William Robinson

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
William Robinson, son of George Robinson, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Sessay, Yorkshire, England, 4 June 1745.1 He died at Hutton Sessay, Yorkshire, England, before February 1827, when his will was proved.2

William married Isabel Wetherell, daughter of John Wetherell and Mary Peacock, at Hutton Sessay 10 December 1782.3

William Robinson left a will dated 21 March 1823, proved 24 Feb 1827:
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Robinson of Hutton Sessay in the County of York, yeoman in manner following I give devise and bequeath unto my son William Robinson his heirs assigns forever all my Real and personal property [coins?] [Florees?] Sheep Husbandry utensils corn furniture money and securities for money whatsoever either upon note Bond or Mortgage or otherwise whatsoever that I may die possessed of subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses and the expence of proving this my will and also to the payment of the legacies hereinafter mentioned.

I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Isabell the some of Forty pounds a year for and during the term of her natural life the same to be issuing and payable and chargeable upon all or any part of my said Real and personal property and to be paid unto her half yearly from the day of my decease and also two beds and bedding and to take as much and such part of the furniture as shall be in my Dweling house at the time of my decease as she in her discretion shall think fit and after her decease I direct the [__] of furniture to go and be equally divided between and amongst all and every the child or children living at the time of her decease of my said son William Robinson in equal shares

and I also give to my said wife the use of two rooms in the Dwelling house now occupied by me namely the low front room laid with Brick and the chamber above to hold the same during the term of her natural life. I also give to my said wife the usual powers of distress in case the said annuity or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid upon either of half yearly days of payment on which it ought to be paid being first demanded.

I also give and bequeath unto my son in law Francis Whitwell, his Executors adminstrators and assigns the sum of five pounds, the same to be paid at the expiration of six calendar months next after my decease. My reason for giving my said son in law the small sum is that he hath entered upon my Farming stock Household Dairy and Kitchen furniture and utiensils upon the Farm lately occupied under Lord Downes at Hutton Sessay aforesaid.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Whitwell the wife of the said Francis Whitwell the sum of ten pounds a year for and during the term of her natural life the same to be paid half yearly from the day of my said wife Isabel decease out of my Estate situate at Hutton Sessay which Estate I make chargeable with the payment thereof and her receipt alone shall be is sufficient discharge for the same and I do declare that the said annual sum of Ten pounds shall not be subject or liable to the debts engagement intermeddling or control of her foresaid or any future Husband. I also give to her the usual powers of distress in case the same shall be behind or unpaid on any of the half yearly days of payment on which the same ought to be paid being first demanded and from and after her decease

I give and bequeath the sum of Two hundred pounds unto and amongst my grandchildren James Williams and Ann Whitewell and Mary Robinson so and when they severally and respectively attain their ages of tweny one years but in case any of them die before they attain that age leaving issue then the said share of my grandchild or grandchildren so dying shall go to and be equaly divided between and amongst such issue share and share alike but if no issue then to go to the survivors or survivor. But in case all my said grandchildren shall die before they attain the age of twenty one years leaving no issue then I direct that the said Two hundred pounds shall go to my Executor his administrators or assigns and I do hereby make my Estate at Hutton Sessay aforesaid subject and chargeable with the payment thereof.

And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my said son William Robinson sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.

The mark and seal of William X Robinson

Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Robinson the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:
John Pallister, John Robinson, Jonathan Foster, Solicitor Easingwold.4

Family

Isabel Wetherell b. 6 Jun 1753, d. aft. 1827
Children
This person was last edited on2 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S930] Thomas M. Fisher, editor, The Parish Register of Sessay Near Thirsk: 1600-1812 (Wakefield, England: The Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1937), 71, further cited as Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay.
  2. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 85.
  3. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 96.
  4. [S745] Somerset House (Principal Probate Registry), Strand, London, Wills and administrations, 1389-1858, 175:116-117, FHL microfilm 99795, further cited as Yorkshire Wills.
  5. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 84.