|John Metcalfe - 20th
July 1695 - I028
Dike Lane, Parish of Ripon, Cordwainer
My late father, William Metcalfe, in his Will, gave my
mother, Elizabeth Metcalfe, an annuity of £5.
I now give my mother the east end of the house in which I now
live, with all the land and other buildings which were formerly
the property of the late Ralph Robinson, in lieu and in
satisfaction of that annuity.
To my mother and my wife, Anne Metcalfe, all my goods
and chattels between them, except the two steers at Bishop
Thornton and all my sheep there; I give these to my brother in law
and sister Wilkinson children.
My wife is to pay £30 from her half of my goods and chattels
to my brother, George Metcalfe of Kegsworth,
Leicestershire, clerk, as was given in the Will of my late father.
To my wife the west end of the house in which I now live, with
all the land and other buildings I recently purchased from Mary
If my wife should have a child before my death, then that child
is to have all of my house and grounds after the deaths of my wife
and mother. Should she not have a child, then the same to my
brother George, chargeable with £50 : My brother in law William
Wilkinson and my sister Elizabeth Wilkinsonís [Elizabeth
Metcalfe] four children, £10 each, and £5 each to my sister
and brother in law.
Witnesses : John Gill, William Wilkinson, William Slinger,
Thomas Metcalfe, Robert Wood