William Hardisty - 14th
December 1775 - S003
Hardisty Hill, Parish of Fewston, Yeoman
The excess of profit after paying an annuity to my wife is to be
used for the maintenance of my children until my son, Joseph
Hardisty, reaches 21. Should there be insufficient then my
Executors are to sell that part of my new allotment of common on the
NW of the John Moorhouse allotment.
To my daughter Ann Metcalfe £20.
To my daughters Hannah Hardisty and Susannah Hardisty,
The above sums to be paid one year after my son Joseph
reaches 21, and to be paid by him. Should he not pay then my daughters
are to have the two closes called Cold Ing and Great Garth.
To my daughters Ann, Hannah, and Susannah, the two
houses, barn, turf house, and the closes called Knowles Close, Bank
Top, High Garth Ends, Low Garth Ends, High Garth, Calf Garth, Paddock,
and the two close of common land, called High Green and the other
being adjacent to Harker Dyke which I purchased from William Lister,
and being in the Township of Timble, and occupied by Thomas Hodgson
and myself, the total being 12 acres, and the allotments 7 acres 2
roods. This property to go to them when my son Joseph reaches
To my wife Mary Hardisty an annuity of £10. Should she
remarry then this to reduce to 1s.
Residue of my real and personal estate to my son Joseph.
I appoint my friends William Watson of Thruscross, Robert
Petty the elder of Darley, and William Snow of Padside, as
Witnesses : Joseph Myers, William Jennings, William Bramley
Inrolled 27th December 1775