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Joseph Simpson - 27th August 1735 - H002

Readshaw [Index shows this as Beckwithshaw], Butcher

To my son David Simpson the close called Crakethorn in Felliscliffe, Township of Clint, with the buildings thereon, chargeable with an annuity of 1 2s 6d to my wife Anne Simpson. Also chargeable with 10 to my grandson Jonathan Simpson when he reaches 21; and a yearly sum of 10s towards his education and maintenance until he reaches that age.

To my son Jonathan Simpson and daughter Mary Simpson, the 80 that is owed me by Christopher Briggs of Woodmanwray, to be equally shared when they reach 21. The interest on my estate, indentures and leases to be used by my wife for their education and maintenance. Should my wife die before they reach 21 then I appoint my friend Peter Buck to care for them.

To my son David 15 one years after my death.

If my wife remarries then 5 to each of my children within 10 days of such marriage.

Residue of my goods and chattels to my wife Anne, whom I appoint Executrix.

Witnesses : William Hardisty, Richard Gill, John Longstaff




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