John Simpson - 5th March
1782 - T063
Birstwith, Parish of Hampsthwaite, Cordwainer
My copyhold estate is mortgaged to William Bramley the
younger, of Birstwith., for £80.
To my wife Mary Simpson, whom I appoint executrix, power
to renew the mortgage. I give her my real estate in the south side
of Tang Beck, called Beck Ings, together with Allotment 880 [this
refers to the Commissioners award on the enclosure of the Forest of
Knaresborough] of 1r 26p In Trust for the payment of the
aforementioned mortgage. Also all the rents and profits arising from
my real estate. also all my personal estate, goods and chattels.
At her death all my real and personal estate to my children : John
Simpson, Mary Jennings, wife of Joseph Jennings,
Frances Chapman, wife of John Chapman, Sarah Clough, wife
of John Clough, Elizabeth Robinson, wife of John Robinson,
and Hannah Simpson.
Witnesses : William Bramley, Mary Bramley, William Bramley
Inrolled 24th April 1882