William Holmes - 12th
November 1782 - U016
West Gate in Thornthwaite, Parish of Hampsthwaite, Yeoman
The ancient building, in which I now reside, with the two barns
and several closes called Moorhouse Hill Close, Low Close, Long
Cross, Little Close, Davy Garth, and Pig Garth, all at Thornthwaite,
to my son William Holmes chargeable with the following
To my daughters Mary Steel, wife of Thomas Steel,
and Susannah Benson, wife of Joseph Benson, £35 each.
To my daughter Elizabeth Holmes £65.
To my daughter Rebekah Holmes £65 when she reaches 21.
The allotment lately enclosed from Knaresborough Forest Common
and now divided up into several closes, 13a 2r 18p, near to West
Slade, in the township of Thruscross, and also the two closes at
Padside with the barn and buildings, which were surrendered by my
late father Zaccharias Holmes, to my son John Holmes,
chargeable with the following annuity and legacies.
To my wife Rebekah Holmes an annuity of £6.
To my daughters Mary, Susannah, Elizabeth, and Rebekah
a further £35 each.
The beastgate on Dacre Pasture to my son John, also a loom
To my daughter Elizabeth a further £2.
To my wife a further annuity of £2 until my daughter Rebekah
My wife and daughter Rebekah to live in my house and be
allowed to milk two of my cows.
Residue of my estate and effects to my sons William and John,
whom I appoint executors.
Witnesses : William Petty, William Snow, Joseph Ellis