Below are extracts from the will of Famcis Bulmer Snr born 1746 in York and brother of Samuel Bulmer, Brass Founder of Walgate, York.
This can be found on a microfilm [Number unsure] Folio 219
at the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, in
This is the last will and testament of me, Francis Bulmer Snr,
I bequeath to my 3 sons, William, George, and John Bulmer £1000 each. The executors of my will are my said 3 sons.
Mention is made of his Daughter Mary who appears to be able to decide who gets any monies from Trusts which were to be set up.
A share of some monies is to go to the children of his son Francis Jnr, unless of course they die before the age of 21 years. Then the money will go into a trust for the others to share, once they attain the age of 21 years.
A granddaughter called Frances Helen [Layng] is to receive £200
A granddaughter called Elizabeth Ann Roddam is to receive £200
A granddaughter called Helen Horseman Tate [?] is to receive £200
He forgives and remits to his daughter Phoebe Roddam the sum of £1000 and all interest at his decree.
His daughter Jane Clarkson is to receive the interest on the £1500 earned.....
She is also to receive £500 to share with her children once they attain the age of 21 years.
Also, Cicely Newsham Bulmer has married into the family, though I do not recall if she received anything.
There is also mention made of two grandchildren, Thomas Francis Layng, and Frances Helen Layng.
£200 to go to his grandson John Bulmer
£100 to each of the other 5 grandchildren:
Mary Bulmer, Helen Bulmer, Henry [Herman] Bulmer, Phebe Bulmer and Emma Bulmer
His daugther Phoebe Roddam also gets an additional £500.
His son James Bulmer to receive £200 as does his son George Bulmer.
William, George and John Bulmer are to receive a further £500.
Mention is made of his son Francis's wife
His Esteemed friend William Vollans,
Wine Merchant, to receive 19
To his Servant
And to John Bickerdike, now in the service of his son William Bulmer, £10 [ I wonder if he is related to Charlotte Bickerdike who married Joseph Bulmer??]
William Bulmer, his son, is to purchase the House, and Garden Stable and Coach house for £600.