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Francis Spence - 12th May 1742 - H080

Knaresborough, Mason

To my son John Spence the house adjoining castle yard in Knaresborough, now occupied by William Spence, with the garret over the back building.

I give the house I now live in (except the above mentioned garret) to my wife, Mary Spence, and at her death to my son John chargeable with 5 to each of my daughters : Ursula Spence, Dorothy Spence, Ann Spence, Mary Spence and Ruth Spence.

I give that part of the waste building now occupied by John Reynard, to my wife Mary, to be sold to settle my debts.

I give that part of the waste building now occupied by Ann Clay, to my daughter Ursula.

I give that part of the waste building now occupied by Seth Cundall to my daughter Dorothy.

I give that part of the waste building now occupied by Henry Atkinson to my daughter Ann.

I give the chamber in which Edward Liversedge lives in with the garret over it to my daughter Mary.

I give the stable now occupied by me and adjoining Aaron Manby, with the chamber above, and the house on March Hill now occupied by John Russell, to my daughter Ruth.

Residue of my personal estate to my wife Mary whom I appoint Executrix.

Witnesses : Aaron Manby, Thomas Cass, Thomas Tuton

Proved 14th August 1742

 

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