(circa February 1737 - between May 1799 and July 1799)
|Father||Andrew Corry1 (say 1715 - bef. 1799)|
|Mother||Jane Phillips1 (say 1715 - aft. 1799)|
BMDB dataJohn Corry was born cir. Feb 1737 Arthuret, CUL, ENG.1 He was baptized on 12 Feb 1737 at Arthuret, Cumberland; John to Andw & Jane CORRY.1
John Corry died bet. May 1799 - Jul 1799 Fauld, nr Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, CUL, ENG.2
Wills/bequestsJohn Corry Fauld, nr Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, CUL, ENG, wrote a will on 11 May 1799 appointing John Baty as executor(s) dividing his estate between his sisters Mary Bowman, Ann Baty, Elizabeth Ferguson, Margaret Scott and Frances Baty, leaving an annuity to his mother Jane Phillips also mentioned Grimston Graham "In the Name of God Amen I John Corrie of Fauld in the Parish of Arthuret and County of Cumberland yeoman being weak in body but of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do make and publish this for and as my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First I will and direct that ... (debts etc) ... be fully paid and satisfied equally by my five sisters (viz) Mary Bowman Widow and relict of Thomas Bowman Ann the wife of John Baty Elizabeth Farguson widow and relict of Thomas Farguson Margaret Scott widow and relict of Robert Scott Frances Baty wife of Thomas Baty ... Also I give and devise unto my Dear Mother Jane Corrie all my messuages and Tenement which I now have situate lying and being at a place called the wood in the Parish of Solport ... now in the occupation of Mrs Thorburn during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give devise and bequeath my said real estate situate lying and being at the wood aforesaid to be equally divided amongst my five Sisters ... share and share alike to hold to them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants their heirs and assigns forever
Also I give ... to my five sisters .. the sum of 555 pounds now secured on Mortgage on the Estate of William Graham of Auldside in the parish of Kirklinton .. to be equally divided ...
Also I give ... unto my said five Sisters ... the sum of eighty pounds now secured on Mortgage on the house of George Nixon situate standing and being in Longtown .. to be equally divided ...
Also I give ... unto my said five Sisters the sum of one hundred pounds ... now in the hands of Mr Mitchinson to be equally divided ..
Also I give .. unto my said five sisters .. the sum of five pounds now in the hands of William Forster share and share alike
Also I give .. unto my four sisters Mary Bowman, Elizabeth Ferguson, Margaret Scot and Frances Baty the sum of five pounds now in the hands of David Graham share and share alike
Also I give .. the sum of five pounds now in the possession of Thomas Nichol in the following manner (viz) two pounds and five shillings to Ann Baty and the remainder of the said sum of five pounds to be equally divided amongst my four sisters (the others)
Also I give and bequeath the sum of nine pounds and ten shillings now in the hands of Grimestone Graham and the sum of four pounds now in the hands of John ?Finlow? to be equally divided amongst my five Sisters ... share and share alike
Also I give and bequeath unto my mother all my Stock and crop of what nature soever it may be which I now have on my farm at Fauld aforesaid as also all my right Title Interest and Forms of arrears yet unexpired of my Lease at Faulld unto my Mother Jane Corrie for and during the Term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease then I give and bequeath my said Stock and Crop as also the remainder of the said [Term?] of years of my said Lease at Fauld which may be unexpired at the time of the decease of my said Mother Jane Corrie equally amongst my said five Sisters ...
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Mother Jane Corrie during the Term of her natural life all my Household Furniture which I am now possessed of and from and after her decease then I give the same to be equally divided amongst my said five Sisters ...
Also I give and bequeath unto my deat Mother Jane Corrie the som of five pounds to be paid annually out of the Interest arising from the Mortgage of five hundred and fifty five pounds which sum of five Pounds is to be paid equally by my five Sisters ... and
Lastly I do hereby make ordain constitute and apoint John Baty Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament ...
In witness whereof I the said John Corrie ... set my hand and seal this eleventh day of May one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine ... in the presence of us .. in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Henry Pearson the mark x of David Graham
Proved 3 Aug 1799 Robert McAdam.2
NamesIn 1799 his surname was recorded as Corrie.2
All the other infoI haven't yet figured out how the assorted Corry (or Corrie or Curry) families in the Arthuret area connect up, or relate to me, but it is highly likely that they all do, particularly as there's an ongoing connection with Fauld. I'm therefore publishing John's will with the family relationships it shows, in the hope that someone else might have done all the hard work for me, and if not, well, it might help someone.
The connection I'm looking for existed before I read this will, but my interest has been raised by seeing the sums of money loaned to to David and Grimston Graham (I am assuming of Fauld) and the evidence that the Margaret Corry who married Robert Scott, was John, of Fauld's sister. Margaret and Robert as the parents of the Thomas I believe to be brother of my Eleanor, or at least a cousin.3
|Last Edited||29 Sep 2007|
- Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1737 John to Andw & Jane CORRY, batch C042991, Arthuret, CUL, extracted Sep 2007.
- Will John CORRIE, Fauld, 1799 (Written 11 May 1799, proved 3 Aug 1799) pp736-739: P/copy rcvd Sep 2007.
- "Lorna's Family History Musings", Sep 2007.
E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.