Robert Clark - 10th
January 1765 - Q009
Darley, Parish of Hampsthwaite
All my copyhold and freehold estate to any issue of my wife Ruth
Clark. Should there be no issue, then the same to my
brothers-in-law, Robert Petty, Samuel Bradley, and William
My two cottages at Menwith Hill, now occupied by Jane Wray
and George Graham, with the adjoining garth, to Jane Wray. At
her death the same to my three brothers-in-law.
The new smithy at the bottom of Darley Carr, along with the
adjoining garden and turf house, all now occupied by Stephen Gill,
to Stephen Gill. At his death the same to my three
The cottage at the bottom of Darley Carr, now occupied by John
Fairburn, with the intack close and all other buildings, to my
wife Ruth. At her death the same to my three brothers-in-law.
Also £200 to my wife. Also [named items of furniture].
To Jane Wray, £2.
I forgive Samuel Iles of Bland Hill, Parish of Fewston, the
£6 19s he owes me.
I forgive William Rogers of the hamlet of Birstwith, all his
I forgive John Wigglesworth of Thornthwaite, all his book
I forgive Joshua Kay half a year’s rent of his farm.
The residue of my estates to my three brothers-in-law, whom I
appoint as Executors.
Witnesses : Isaac Leedam, William Potterlain, Christopher
Codicil - 28th January 1765
To my wife Ruth [more named items].
To my cousins Joseph Clark, Robert Clark, Ann Clark, Dorothy
Clark, Isabel Clark, the daughter of my uncle Joseph Clark,
Joseph Wray, Sarah Sinclair, Susanna Gill, Bella [blank], Jonathan
Wigglesworth, and Sarah Hardisty, two guineas each.
To my cousins Jane Wray and Isabella Wigglesworth one
To Elizabeth Benson, widow, of Darley, £1 8s.
To Sarah Iles of Bland Hill and her three sons Thomas
Iles, William Iles, and Samuel Iles, two guineas each.
[Remainder of Codicil concerns items of clothing, and the following
names/relationships are shown]
John Clark, brother; Joseph Fairburn; Joseph Waite; Stephen
Gill; Joshua Kay; William Boocock; William Waite; Peter Priestley;
John Doe; Aaron Parker; William Leaf; Samuel Iles; William Iles;
Samuel Reynard, uncle.
Witnesses : Samuel Reynard, Christopher Johnson
Inrolled 21st August 1765