|Thomas Atkinson - 10th
November 1725 - K002
Darley, Parish of Hampsthwaite, Yeoman
My Copyhold property and land of 10½a
1r in Darley to my friends William Leuty senior, and Thomas
Leuty, both of Holme, now occupied by me. Also my house and 3a
at Menwith Hill, now occupied by Thomas Graham. Upon Trust
to use the rents and profits to provide my wife Mary Atkinson with
an annuity of £7 10s.
My wife to have the east parlour and the chamber above it [and
other areas – Will is torn here and unreadable – He then lists
items of furniture &c that she have the use of]. I also give
her two guineas out of my personal estate.
My Executors to sell all my furniture and personal estate, less
items already given to my wife, to settle my debts and funeral
expenses. If insufficient the balance to be made up from the rents
and profits from my real estate.
The residue of the rents and profits to my grandson Thomas
Atkinson, chargeable with £80 to his father, Thomas
After the payment of this £80 then my Executors are to
transfer my real estate to my son, he continuing to pay the £7
10s annuity to his mother.
Should my grandson die without issue, then my real estate to go
to John Oldfield of Menston.
I appoint John England of Timble, and John Emmott
of Darley, as Executors.
Witnesses : Jonathan Ward, Marmaduke Buck, Lawrence Buck