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George Clarkson - 13th September 1755 - O069

Hampsthwaite, Blacksmith

My Copyhold property at Hampsthwaite, consisting of a newly built house and barn, a house formerly a malt kiln adjoining the above, the closes called High Close now divided into two and called Farr Low Close and Pasture Close, the two garths and orchards, in all containing 5 acres, to my two daughters Ann Clarkson and Mary Clarkson when Mary becomes 21.

My wife Mary Clarkson to have tuition and guardianship of my daughters, and have power to sell or let the above property, and to receive the rents for the maintenance &c of my daughters.

Should my wife remarry then I appoint my father George Clarkson and father-in-law Thomas Smith as Trustees and to receive the profits from my property for the maintenance of my children until my daughter Mary reaches 21.

Should both my daughters die before inheriting, then I give all my property to Marmaduke Bramley and William Bramley, sons of William Bramley of Clapham Green, chargeable with 133 6s 8d to be paid to my wife Mary (provided she has not remarried).

To my daughter Ann a silver tankard.

To my daughter Mary a silver pint or two luged cup.

Residue of my goods and chattels to my wife, whom I appoint Executrix.

Witnesses : E Bainbridge, William Hill, William Harrison

Inrolled 1st October 1755

 

 

 

 

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