John Hill - 7th December
1754 - O076
Rattan Row, Parish of Fewston, Yeoman
To my son John Hill the house in which I now live, and also
the closes called Farr Field, Low Close and Wheat Close, and the
pasture that adjoins the property of William Cockson.
At his death the same to his son John Hill. Should he also
be dead then the same to his brother Henry Hill. Chargeable
with £50 divided amongst his brother and sisters at the death of his
mother. Also chargeable with an annuity of £2 to his mother Hannah
To my son John the house which was lately occupied by Mary
Tempest, with the one close, chargeable with £20 to my daughter Jane
Reynard. Also chargeable with £10 to the Trustees for the poor of
Thruscross; this being part of the money William Jeffrey left
to the poor.
Also to my son John the close called Haver Closer, or Meadow
Close, on the esat side of Mawkin Cross.
To my son William Hill my Freehold property at Whinney Hill,
now occupied by my son John, chargeable with £10 to my
grandson William Myers, and £10 to my grandson Joseph Myers
when they each reach 21. Also chargeable with an annuity of 5s to my
son-in-law Thomas Myers until my grandson Joseph reaches
To my grandson John Reynard £5.
Whereas I have given £20 to be paid by my son John out of
the property lately occupied by Mary Tempest to my daughter Jane;
in reality my son William is to pay this amount out of my
personal estate, and if there is any argument amongst any of my
legatees then this shall be decided by my brother Arthur Myers
and my neighbours Gilbert Bake, William Hardisty, and Paul
To my son William the press in the house where my son John
lives and appoint him to act in every matter in Peter Oddy’s
To my grandson John Hill the long chest in his father’s
The residue of my goods and personal estate to my son William
whom I appoint Executor.
Witnesses : William Myers, William Holmes, Robert Joy
Registered at the West Riding Registry of Deeds, 9th July 1755 in
AK 515 684