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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 Day.

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 Padside.

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

 

 

 

 

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