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James Kirkham

1805 - 1889

Father James Kirkham
Mother Martha Goodwin
Wife Ellen Kirkham
Children Mary Ellen


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  1. Will of James Kirkham reads:
    This is the last Will and Testament
    of me James Kirkham of the Spout of the township of Fawfieldhead
    in the parish of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford farmer. First I direct
    that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be paid by my
    Executors out of my personal estate   I give and bequeath to my son Joseph
    Kirkham and to my daughter Hannah Kirkham the whole of my estate and effects
    wheresoever and whatsoever jointly betwixt them if they shall continue to live
    together on the farm but if they would rather seperate then I order my son Joseph
    to pay to my daughter Hannah the sum of forty pounds as her share of the
    jointure and also my son Joseph shall pay unto my other six children or their
    representatives the sum of five pounds each, that is to say to the children of my
    deceased son James Kirkham the sum of five pounds equally betwixt them to
    my son Thomas Kirkham the sum of five pounds to my daughter Jane Marris
    the sum of five pounds to my daughter Harriett Bennett the sum of five pounds
    to the children of my deceased daughter Mary Ellen Hodgkinson the sum of
    five pounds betwixt them and to my daughter Abigail Prince the sum of five
    pounds and I do hereby nominate and appoint my two sons Joseph Kirkham
    and Thomas Kirkham both of the township of Fawfieldhead in the parish of
    Alstonefield County of Stafford farmers Executors of this my last Will
    and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth
    day of November one thousand eight hundred and eighty six -- James Kirkham
    Signed by the said testator as his last will and testament
    in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his
    presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as
    witnesses - William [T]hirley Rewlach - John Riley Reapsmoor.
    On the 22nd Octr 1889 Probate of this Will was granted to Joseph
    Kirkham and Thomas Kirkham the Executors.
  2. Probate of James Kirkham reads:
    BE IT KNOWN, that at the date hereunder written, the last Will and
    Testament of James Kirkham late
    of the Spout Farm in the Township
    of Fawfieldhead in the parish
    of Alstonefield in the County
    of Stafford Farmer
    deceased, who died on the 31st day of August 1889
    at the Spout Farm aforesaid
    was proved and registered in the Principal
    Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, and that Administra-
    tion of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid Court
    to Joseph Kirkham and
    Thomas Kirkham both
    of the said Township
    Farmers the sons the
    Executors
    named in the said Will they having been first sworn well
    and faithfully to administer the same.
    Dated the 22nd day of October 1889
    Gross value of Personal Estate 161.10.6



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