THE STORYS OF KIRKLINTON AND BRANCHES.
There is a Bond the parties to it being Robert Latimer and Thomas Scot joint executors of the last Will and Testament of Christopher Story of Righead yeoman, deceased enjoining the payment of all deceased's debts and legacies so far as his (deceased's) goods will extend and as the law shall bind them. They to exhibit in the Consistory Court of the diocese of Carlisle a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods &c of the deceased. And to enter into further bond with more sufficient securities as the Judges of the said Court from time to time shall think requisite and so save and defend and harmless keep the Right Reverend Father in God and the Chancellor and all other their Officers and Ministers against all persons whatsoever.
ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF FRANCIS STORY OF LITTLE ORTON,
WILL MADE 6TH APRIL 1721. (One of the Storys of The Lake, in Kirkinton.)
Francis Story of Little Orton, in the parish of Orton, in the County of Cumberland, yeoman, being in health of body and sound of mind and memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God for the same, disposeth of his soul to the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits, death and passion of his Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all his sins and to merit everlasting life. His body he commits to the earth to be decently buryed att the discretion of his executors. Item. Debts and funeral charges to be paide arid discharged. The gist of the will is thus:- Item. I give unto John being my wife sonne, the sume of five shillings. Item. I give unto Thomas Knott wife son five shillings. Item. I give unto Jane Robinson my servant woman one bedstead one beding of close, one pott one getting and tow chist if she stay with me till I decease."