William Layton - 28th
January 1758 - P058
Whereas I own a burgage house in Knaresborough, and a copyhold
house, which I bought off Edward Ayrton, in Knaresborough, and
a pew in the Knaresborough church – I give these to my wife. She may
also have use of the furniture and my horses and chaise. Also £150.
At her death the same to Francis Shepherd the younger. These
premises to be chargeable with £50 each to Richard Shepherd
and Frances Shepherd, his brother and sister.
By Surrender 25th January 1758, the copyhold property I give
to my wife, chargeable with an annuity of £70 to her.
My other real estate I give to my nephews James Brown of
Leeds, carpenter, and Charles Brown of Leeds, merchant,
chargeable with all my debts and legacies :
An annuity of £16 to James Brown, father of my nephew James.
At his death this annuity is to pass to his wife Rebecca Brown if
she survives him. At the death of them both, and if their daughter Rebecca
Williams is still living, she is to receive an annuity of £8.
An annuity of £16 to Jonathan Farrer. At his death this
annuity to pass to his wife Sarah Farrer if she survives him.
Annuities of £4 each to Richard Topham and Elizabeth
Topham, his sister.
£100 each to Mary Williams and Elizabeth Williams,
daughters of Rebecca, and payable after her death.
£200 to Alice Brown, on the death of her parents, James and
£100 each to the children of Jonathan Farrer and Sarah
Farrer, after their death, and on each reaching 21 - William
Farrer, Samuel Farrer, Ann Farrer, and Elizabeth Farrer.
To William Topham, son of the Rev Christopher Topham,
To William Layton, son of Andrew Layton of Ipswich,
If William Brown of Knaresborough, should leave a son by his
wife Mary Brown, then he is to have £50 on attaining 24. Also,
to their daughters Mary Brown and Ann Brown, I give £50
To William Bastow, son of Jeremiah Bastow, of
Wakefield, Esquire, £50.
To Thomas Horncastle, son of Martha Horncastle of
Leeds, Widow, £100.
To Joshua Askwith and James Askwith, sons of William
Askwith of Leeds, £100 each on attaining 24.
To Philip Dixon, George Dixon, Ann Dixon, Sarah Dixon, and Jane
Dixon, the children of Philip Dixon and his wife Sarah
To James Collins, son of James Collins, £20.
To William Hutchinson, son of William Hutchinson of
To Sarah Guisley, daughter of the late John Guisley,
To Percival Gallon, son of John Gallon, £10.
To Lomas Hucks, son of William Hucks, £10.
To Edward Horner, son of the late Benjamin Horner of
To John Pullan, son of William Pullan, £10.
To Mrs Elizabeth Layton, of York, £10.
To Mrs Temple of Richmond, £10.
To my late servants, Richard Wrightson, Thomas Randall, and Thomas
Craggs, £5 each, and to Richard Lambert and his daughter Ann
Lambert, £10 each.
To William Craggs, son of William, £10 on attaining
Residue of my goods, chattels and personal estate, to my nephews James
and Charles, whom I appoint Executors.
I appoint my friends Francis Shepherd the elder, of
Knaresborough, and Francis Shepherd, junior, his son, and William
Hutchinson, of Goldsborough, Supervisors of my Will.
Witnesses : James Collins, Francis Bedford, Edward Bainbridge