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Ann Bilton - 12th November 1810 - AA020

Birstwith, Parish of Hampsthwaite, Spinster

My house near West Syke in the Township of Felliscliffe, now occupied by Joseph Bottomley to my nephew Bilton Josephus Wilson

Should my nephew die without issue then the same to Mary Prince of York, daughter of George Clarkson, late of Hampsthwaite, subject to 10 each to the poor of Birstwith and Felliscliffe.

To my servant William Bolton my house and land in the Township of Felliscliffe, Parish of Hampsthwaite, now occupied by William Rhodes.

To each of my servants 20.

6 to the poor of Birstwith and Felliscliffe.

1 1s each to five of my nearest neighbours that occupy five poor houses at the time of my death.

If my servant William Bolton still lives with me at my death, and if I have any stock remaining, he is to have one horse, one cow, one cart, one long table, one oval table, one dresser, six chairs, one silver table spoon marked W.B., one oak bedstead and bed with the double blankets, long bolster and all things thereto belonging.

To Charles Andrew 3 3s.

To each of my tenants wives two yards of black silk and one yard of white ribband and one pair of gloves.

To Hannah Rushforth the same.

To each of my servants a suit of mourning.

I wish to be buried at Hampsthwaite Church near my family tombstone at the side of the Church, and my tenants wives to be bearers.

I wish that 4d dole shall be given at my funeral at the Church, and that wine and biscuits shall be given at my house, and dinner at either of the public houses at Hampsthwaite.

I wish that my executors pay 15 for a tombstone.

The residue of my estate to go to my nephew Bilton, whom I appoint executor.

Witnesses : John Lumley, William Andrew, John Moorhouse

Proved at York 12th November 1819. Inrolled 1st December 1819.

 

 

 

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