John Barker - 8th April
1773 - R046
All my customary and leasehold real estate in Knaresborough and
household goods to my wife Elizabeth Barker.
Should my personal estate be not enough to pay my debts then my
copyhold property in the High Street, now occupied by Thomas Barugh,
William Benson, George Blades, and Thomas Jackson to my
wife In Trust to sell and settle my debts. Residue of sale money to be
invested in the name of my executors and the interest paid to my wife.
At the death of my wife, the principal sum to be called in and paid to
my son Philip Barker.
If my personal estate is sufficient to settle my debts then the
above same property, plus the property at Wormwood Hill, to my son Philip.
At the death of my wife my property, now occupied by my son-in-law,
William Milner, and the property now occupied by Ann Surr,
to my daughter Jane Milner, wife of William. At her
death the same to my granddaughter Elizabeth Milner.
Also at the death of my wife, my house in which I now live, plus
the house occupied by John Wilson, to my son John Barker, and
requesting that he does not sell or mortgage it. I give him my tools
of trade and stock in trade.
I acquit my son Philip and my son-in-law William of
any monies due to me in arrears of rent.
I appoint my wife and my two sons as Executors.
Witnesses : John Simpson, John Turnbull, Will Stockdale
Inrolled 29th March 1775.
Memorial of Will registered at Wakefield in the Registry of Deeds
in Book BX Page 309 Number 440