William Day - 8th June
1763 - R002
Menwith Hill, Township of Menwith with Darley, Yeoman
My three farms, lands and buildings, now occupied by William
Gill, Richard Challengehouse, and Stephen Gill, at Padside,
Township of Thruscross, to my brother John Day.
My two farms, lands and buildings, in Thornthwaite, now occupied by
John Holmes and Thomas Wigglesworth, also my close in
Dacre Pasture, now occupied by Rev Johnson, also my 14
cattlegates in Dacre Pasture, to my wife Isabella Day. At her
death the same to my nephew William Day, son of my brother John
All my houses and land at Menwith Hill to my wife. . At her death
the same to my nephew William.
To Thomas Parkinson, Jane Parkinson, Stephen Parkinson, and John
Parkinson, the children of the late Stephen Parkinson of
Craghall, and to Edward Yates, son of Charles Yates of
Padside, £200 each.
To James Rayner and Hannah Rayner, children of the
late James Rayner of Guisley, £100 each when they reach 21.
should they both die before their legacy is due then the money to sink
into my personal estate.
To my brother John £100 Upon Trust to place at interest and
use the interest for the poor in Menwith Hill, Thornthwaite, and
All my personal estate, chargeable with the above legacies, to my
wife, whom I appoint Executrix under the supervision of my brother John.
Witnesses : James Collins, Benjamin Reed, Francis Bedford
Codicil - 1st February 1771
Charles Yates to read Christopher Yates, and Hannah
Rayner to read Mary Rayner.
Witnesses : John Robinson, Peter Metcalf
Inrolled 3rd July 1771