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John Lawson - 5th February 1764 - Q030

Knaresborough, Gentleman

I wish to be buried near my late son William Lawson.

My leasehold house in which I now live, along with the warehouse, workshops and garden, also the leasehold house, along with the warehouse, workshops and garden, now occupied by Richard Calvert, which is adjacent, to my wife Elizabeth Lawson.

At her death the same to my daughters Mary Garland, the wife of Richard Garland, Elizabeth Fisher, widow of Christopher Fisher, Susannah Burnand, wife of Robert Burnand, and Isabel Lawson.

The property to my wife on the condition that she convey, within two months, the house in Knaresborough, now occupied by Thomas Horsman and William Thompson, to my daughter Mary. Should this not be done then the two leasehold properties to go to my daughters.

To my wife Elizabeth all my household goods in the house I am living in at my death. Also the sum of 200 which is to be invested and she may draw the interest for her own maintenance. At her death she may Will the principal amount to whomever she wishes.

The house now occupied by William Todd, William Wilson, William Steel, Thomas Tuton and William Stott to my daughter Susannah.

My pew loft in the Parish Church of Knaresborough to my wife and daughters.

To my daughter Isabel 200.

To my daughter Ann Lord 100.

Whereas I have already given my daughter Elizabeth a promissory note for 160, I now give her a further 40. Also a further sum of 100 Upon Trust to invest and apply the interest for the maintenance of my granddaughter Elizabeth Fisher until she reaches 21, whereby she is to have the principal sum.

Residue of my real and personal estate to my wife and daughters Mary, Elizabeth, Susannah, and Isabel.

I appoint my wife, my daughter Isabel, and my sons-in-law Richard Garland and Robert Burnand, and my friend John Mush of Knaresborough, as Executors.

Witnesses : Jonathan Wilks, Robert Clark, Benjamin Wood

Probate 24th February 1768

 

 

 

 

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