|John Simpson - 7th November 1736 -
Hirst, Parish of Hampsthwaite, Loriner or
To my son Thomas Simpson, whom I appoint
Executor, the house in which I now live, with the barn, outhouse,
orchard and 7 closes of land, all now occupied by me and being in
the hamlet of Birstwaite, Township of Clint.
My son to pay an annuity to my wife, Sarah
Simpson, of £2. Also an additional annuity to her of £4 so long
as she does not remarry.
To the children of my brothers, Peter Simpson
and Jonathan Simpson, equally amongst them, the same as my son
Thomas should he die without issue.
Witnesses : Peter Simpson, John Simpson the
Younger, Thomas Smith