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John Bywater - 4th March 1729 - M020

Copgrove (living with my grandson and granddaughter Joseph Higgins and Ann Higgins), Yeoman

All my copyhold land and property in Bilton with Harrogate, now occupied by Thomas Bramley, to Anne Higgins, wife of Joseph Higgins of Copgrove, Yeoman, chargeable with my debts and legacies.

To my grandson-in-law Samuel Walker of Flaxby, apprentice to John Lazenby, Blacksmith, 40 when he reaches 22 years. Also my best suit of clothes.

To Joseph Higgins and Anne Higgins, the son and daughter of Joseph Higgins, 5 each.

To my daughter-in-law Anne Walker of Harrogate, an annuity of 10s, and a further 20s to bury her.

To Anne Gibson, daughter of Richard Gibson of Allerton Mauleverer, 20s.

To Jane Wright wife of Michael Wright of Harrogate, 2s 6d to buy a pair of gloves.

To my great-grandson Peter Cundall, 5s.

I appoint my granddaughter Ann Higgins as Executrix.

Witnesses : John Clark, Roger Clarke, Roger Clarke, junior, Thomas Fox




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