I am a new subscriber to Genealogy.com but have recently come accross this Mitchel info and thought it might be of use to someone out there.
Received this will of Robert Barwise in the quest in searching for my John Barwise born 1750.Is there anyone out there on the list who is researching Mitchel in the parish of Dean, Cumberland, England.
Does anyone recognise this Robert or any of the people named in it?The place was very hard to read and I cannot find a Kirby/Kurby at Dean, Cumberland, UK.It looks very much like Thursby but that is too far away to be the correct place, could have been a farmhouse.
WILL OF ROBERT BARWISE OFKIRBY? (KURBY?) PARISH OF DEAN, CUMBERLAND, ENGLAND.
In the name of God Amen.The thirty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.I Robert Barwise of Kirby? in the parish of Dean and county of Cumberland, being very sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in the form and manner following.
First I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Mitchel the wife of Joseph Mitchel the sum of ten pounds, of good and lawful money to be paid six months after my decease, also a chest which was formerly her mothers.
Likewise I give and bequeath to Joseph and Robert Mitchel sons of Joseph Mitchel and Susannah Mitchel daughter of Joseph Mitchel aforesaid, the sum of twenty shillings each, to be paid twelve months after my decease.
Likewise, I do constitute, make and ordain my son John Barwise only and sole executor of this my last will and testament, paying all my debts, legacies and funeral expenses.I have hereafter set my hand and seal, the day above mentioned.
Robert Barwise his signature and seal.
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Robert Barwise as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, namely.