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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, 50 each.

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 21.

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 Executors.

Witnesses : Joseph Myers, William Jennings, William Bramley

Inrolled 27th December 1775





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