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Christopher Burniston - 20th May 1732 - L019

Knaresborough, Grocer

My only child is young and I leave him in the care, tuition and guardianship of my father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Wilson of Ripon, and his wife Isabel Wilson, until he reaches 21.

To my friends Thomas Armistead of Staveley, Gentleman, William Woodburne of Knaresborough, Gentleman, and William Stephenson of York, Merchant, all my real estate in Great Ouseburn, Upon Trust, for the benefit of my son, John Burniston.

To my son John all my silver plate and linen.

Should my son die before reaching 21, the children of my sister, Frances Fewler [Frances Burniston], wife of William Fewler, are to receive 20 each.

My father-in-law, John Wilson, to be supervisor of my Will, and I appoint my Trustees as Executors.

Witnesses : Elizabeth Court, John Mountain junior, William Routh

Memorial of this Will registered at the West Riding Registry of Deeds, Wakefield, in Book EE Page 587 Number 857, on 6th April 1733.

 

 

 

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