|Richard Ayrton - January
1730 - M027
Kettlesing, Parish of Hampsthwaite, Mason
To William Jeffray and Arthur Myers the property
I have surrendered on 3rd January 1730, being my house and
four closes called Bank Close, Minnikin Croft, Pearcy Croft, and
Meese with all the buildings, totalling 4½
acres (excepting the cottage occupied by Anne Holiday and Rachael
Rennard, widows, with one barn, a turf house, a cart house,
and an intake on the south side of the cottage, an orchard on the
north side, two little gardens on the south side) in the hamlet of
Felliscliffe and now occupied by me, as Trustees.
The above property to be sold after the death of my wife Mary
Ayrton and the money shared amongst my five daughters : £26
each to Mary Ayrton, Jane Ayrton, Sarah Ayrton, Elizabeth
Ayrton, and Joan Ayrton, to be paid immediately after
the sale of the property, and the remainder equally divided.
Should any die before inheriting then the others to equally share
My daughter Anne Wilson [Ann Ayrton], wife of Jonathan
Wilson, is to have an equal share in the above death clause.
To my daughter Anne, £2 2s.
To my daughter Elizabeth the bed and bedding she now
To my two daughters Jane and Elizabeth the
cottage now occupied by Anne Holidayand Rachael Rennard,
with all the other appurtenances mentioned above.
My wife Mary to have the rents and profits from my
houses and lands.
Residue of my goods, chattels and personal estate to my wife
whom I appoint Executrix.
Witnesses : Thomas Clark, John Jeffray, Christopher Holiday