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Joseph Webster - 2nd October 1753 - O051

Knaresborough, Joiner

To my daughter Elizabeth Webster my house in Knaresborough, now occupied by my mother Elizabeth Webster and Thomas Benson, when she reaches 21. Also the Toll Card belonging to the house. My mother to be allowed to remain in the house.

To my son John Webster my house in Knaresborough where I now live, also the small adjoining house now occupied by Mary Kendall. To inherit this after the death of my wife Mary Webster. Also the Toll Card. Also the two Copyhold closes of 4a called Halfpenny Closes, now occupied by Thomas Easterby.

To my wife Mary the 4a close called Gibson Close now occupied by Thomas Easterby, to sell and use the money for the maintenance and education of my children.

Should my wife die or remarry before my children reach 21 then I give the above premises to my friends John Richardson of Knaresborough, Apothecary, Thomas Knowles of Knaresborough, Common Brewer, Joseph Downham of Haverah Park, Yeoman, and Barnard Dickenson of Arkendale, Yeoman, In Trust to use the rents for the maintenance and education of my children, and to pay an annuity of 2 to my wife if she had remarried.

To my brother Richard Webster 5s.

I direct that all the legacies and annuities given in the Wills of my late brother John Webster and father Richard Webster be fully settled.

Residue of my real and personal estate to my wife, whom I appoint Executrix.

Witnesses : Jane Knowlson, Thomas Mann, Frances Iles

Memorial of Will registered at West Riding Registry of Deeds in AK 101 107 on 13th December 1754

 

 

 

 

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