Edward Kent - 26th November 1825 - AB031
Hartwith cum Winsley, Parish of Kirkby Malzeard, Yeoman
To my eldest son Reynard Kent, when he reaches 25 : My half share of a Freehold estate at Rigton which was left to me by my father, and which I hold in common with my brother
Thomas Kent. Also my Copyhold estate at Pannal left to me by my father. Also £400.
Should Reynard die before he is 25 then the real estate to go to my other four sons
John Kent, Edward Kent, Thomas Kent, and Benjamin Kent when the youngest becomes 25.
To my son John a half of my Copyhold estate at Clint, now occupied by
To my son Edward the other half of the Clint estate.
To my daughter Jane Kent, at 25, a half of my Copyhold estate at Timble Great, which I hold in common with my brother.
To my wife Jane Kent the Freehold closes, being part of the estate where I now live in Hartwith, called Far Smithy Close, Near Smithy Close, Near Lair Close, and Wheat Close, and the woods called Tanhouse Hill Wood, Oak Wood, the wood at the bottom of Low Copy, Birk Wood, and Lurk Beck Spring Wood. At her death the same to my five sons.
To my daughter Sarah Kent, at 25, 15 acres of Freehold land to be taken out of my estate where I now live; namely the fields called Long Lawns, Cow Pasture, and Buck Close. Also £150 to build a house and a barn on that land.
To my daughter Betty Kent, at 25, 16 acres of Freehold land to be taken out of my estate where I now live; namely the fields called Buck Close, Far Tanhouse Hill, Near Tanhouse Hill, Little Crag Close, and Ox Close, together with the waste land behind Whinny Hill. Also £150 to build a house and barn on that land.
To my son Thomas one half of the residue of my estate where I now live.
To my son Benjamin the other half of my estate where I now live.
To my daughter Nancy Raper, the wife of William Raper, the interest on £600, as an annuity. At her death the same to be divided amongst her children, and when the youngest reaches 21 then the principal sum to be shared amongst them.
To my wife the rents and profits of all my estates until my children reach the entitled age for receiving the same. Also the residue of my estate.
I appoint my wife and brothers Benjamin Kent and John Kent as executors.
Witnesses : William Cockett, Jonathan Wilson, John Bell
Codicil - 17th January 1826
The £400 to his son Reynard is revoked and £10 substituted if he does not stay and assist his mother until he reaches 25. There is a similar proviso placed upon the legacies to the other sons.
Witnesses : William Cockett, John Coates, Jonathan Wilson
Died 14th February 1826. Probate 30th March 1826. Effects under £300.
Inventory by Richard Swale, John Addyman, and William