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John Houseman - 23rd November 1778 - T029

Knaresborough

To John Elgie of Cannon Street, London, confectioner, Thomas Walker of the quarry near Wetherby, and to my nephew Richard Snowdon junior, of Kirk Deighton, 1,500 Upon Trust to invest and apply the interest for my wife Sarah Houseman.

At her death the principal sum to be divided :

400 to my brother Roger Houseman.

50 to my brother Richard Houseman. If he is deceased at that time them the same to be divided amongst the three youngest children of my brother Roger.

250 to my brother Robert Houseman.

100 to my sister Ann Cawthrey.

150 to be invested and interest paid to my sister Ann and her husband James Cawthrey. At their death the principal sum to be divided amongst their three daughters. [The two eldest are named as Sarah and Ann and are married]

100 to my nephew Richard Snowdon.

100 to my niece Ann Snowdon.

100 to my nephew John Snowdon.

100 to my nephew Henry Snowdon.

50 to my brother Henry Houseman. If this legacy is not claimed within three years then the same to be divided amongst the three youngest children of my sister Ann.

The remaining 150 to my wife Sarah.

Also to my wife a further 60 immediately after my death. Also my copyhold property at Beech Hill, Knaresborough now occupied by myself and Thomas Hanson.

At her death this property to go to my Trustees to convey to my nephew John Houseman, son of my brother John.

Witnesses : James Beckwith, Alexander Paterson, Thomas Hanson

 

 

 

 

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