Mary Bickerdike - 9th
March 1776 - S019
Knaresborough, Widow of Thomas Bickerdike, late of Otley,
All my Freehold property at Farnham, occupied by John Tasker,
John Wardman, Levett Pallister, and Tobias Robinson, also
my Freehold estate at Burton Leonard, occupied by Peter Wells,
also my Freehold and Copyhold property at Bishop Monkton, occupied by Peter
Wells, to my daughter Elizabeth Bickerdike (now aged 8)
when she reaches 21.
All this property I invest Upon Trust to my friends James
Collins the younger, of Bondend, Knaresborough, Gentleman, and Joshua
Oldfield of York, Wine Merchant, and apply the income for the
maintenance and education of my daughter, and to settle my legacies.
Should my daughter die, without issue, before she reaches 21, then
my estates to be sold and the income divided :
£100 to Jane Oldfield, the eldest daughter of Joshua.
Residue of money into three shares :
One share equally amongst John Scarah, Ann Scarah, and Thomas
Scarah, the three children of my deceased sister Ann Scarah,
wife of Nicholas Scarah of Ripon, Gentleman.
One half-share to my sister Dorothy Oastler. If she should
die before inheriting, then the same to the three children above.
One half-share equally amongst the children of my sister Frances
Tuton, wife of Thomas Tuton of Knaresborough, Merchant, and
One share amongst the children of my sister Frances.
To my sister Dorothy [named item of furniture].
My mother, Ann Oastler, left her furniture equally between
myself and my sister Dorothy; she may now have my share.
To my servant Rose Chapman £10, mourning apparel, and any
other clothes my sister Dorothy chooses to give her.
All my securities to my Trustees, In Trust. They are to receive
£50 each for their trouble; this to be increased by a further £50
should my daughter die before reaching 21.
Witnesses : Mary Featherstone, James Lamb junior, Robert
Registered at Wakefield in the Registry of Deeds 1st July 1776 –
Book BZ [?] Page 87 Number 125
[This is a long and complicated Will with many provisions that I’ve
not mentioned – Suggest you read for yourself]