The will of Samuel Bulmer, Brass Founder of York, which can be found at the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, York. Microfilm Number 1054, Volume 148, Folio No 183.

This is not the exact copy, but close too it.


The will of Samuel Bulmer, Brass Founder of York.

Elizabeth, his wife to be sole Executor. She is to see him buried in a decent manner and to enjoy life without let or hindrance in the house near Walmgate Bar (York), and the interest of 150 which is in the hands of Mr Robert Spence, Book Binder in Ousegate (York). Being interest of 5 Percent at this time. Also whatever debts he has for her to sort out as she deems fit, until God shall take her as well.


My will is that the house and 150 in the hands of Mr Robert Spence be equally divided between his Children who shall then be alive, or their heir at law respectively. That is to say if any of them have any children, such children shall receive their Father or Mother's share equally among them, and not as I only have 2 children namely Andrew and John, my wife being at this time pregnant with another, I ordain if it lives that it shall receive equal share with my two said sons, Andrew and John, and its heirs, in the same case aforesaid, if it should chance to die with remainder before my said wife and I do hereby revoke and disallow any and all other former wills and testaments and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of September in the year of our Lord 1787.

Samuel Bulmer Signed and sealed in the presence of us to be the last will and testament of Samuel Bulmer.

John Peckhill, Henry Tomlinson, Charles Long.

This will was proven 12 Jun 1804.