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Samuel Smithson - 24th May 1740 - H053

Gill, Parish of Fewston, Yeoman

To my daughter Mary Stubb [Mary Smithson], wife of John Stubb of Norwood, to the Bond of 200 by the Rev Robert Hitch and Henry Hitch. Also a further 200 which John Newsom of Snowdon owes upon his mortgage of lands at Snowden.

To my daughter Jane Fowler [Jane Smithson], wife of John Fowler, of Cattal, the yearly rent of all my real estate now occupied by John Ellis. If she tries to sell or assign the rent, then yearly rent to go to her children, Stephen Fowler, Samuel Fowler, John Fowler, and William Fowler. At her death the property is to be equally divided amongst her children.

To my daughter Ann Whitehead [Ann Smithson], the wife of William Whitehead of Knaresborough, the burgage house in Briggate in Knaresborough, which I bought from John Keighley, with the shops and other buildings belonging.

To my grandson William Whitehead, which she had before marriage, 100 when he reaches 21, and my Executor to ensure he gets a good trade and maintain him until he reaches that age.

Remainder of my Copyhold and Freehold property, and the residue of my estate and effects, to my son Joshua Smithson whom I appoint Executor.

Witnesses : Hugh Spence, Sarah Hudson, Robert Joy



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