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Rev Gregory Elsley - 5th August 1785 - V007

Burniston, Clerk

To my wife Mary Elsley all the household contents and my personal estate, leaving [named items] at her death to my niece Betty Elsley.

To my nephew Heneage Elsley, of Mount Saint John, Clerk, my copyhold property at Felliscliffe, which I recently bought off Thomas Rhodes, also the land on the open pasture in the Forest of Knaresborough, awarded to myself and Thomas Rhodes. Also my property in Felliscliffe and Hampsthwaite given to me in satisfaction and compensation of tithes, Upon Trust to mortgage or sell sufficient of my real estate and settle my debts.

Residue of Trust for my sister Elizabeth Elsley.

At the death of my wife and sister my real estate to my nephew Heneage, chargeable with the later mentioned legacies.

My freehold property in Felliscliffe and Hampsthwaite to my wife, also my house and land at Burniston, and all other property excepting Horn Barn at Patrick Brompton. At her death the same to my sister Elizabeth, and at her death to my nephew Heneage.

To my niece Betty 500.

To John Hardy, Edward Hardy, William Hardy, Frances Hardy, and Elizabeth Hardy, children of my late niece Elizabeth Hardy, 500 amongst them.

To Miss Alice Fretwell of Burneston 500.

To my nephew Edward Carter 50.

To my godson Thomas Winfield Penny 50.

To my goddaughter Catherine Kitchen, daughter of the Rev William Kitchen of Pickall, 20.

To my godson Gregory Smith, son of Jacob Smith the younger of Whitehall on Hutton Moor, 20.

These legacies amount to 1,640.

I request that my nephew Heneage, should he become entitled to the real estate, and if he has two or more sons living at that time, that he passes on this property to his sons.

Should Alice Fretwell marry Timothy Hunton then her legacy is revoked, and the 500 to be divided amongst the Hardy children.

To my sister my house at Patrick Brompton, and at her death the same to my nephew Gregory Elsley, and at his death the same to my nephew Heneage.

I appoint my wife executrix.

Witnesses : James Swale, William Glave, Martin Richardson


Codicil - 11th December 1780

The 500 to his niece Betty is reduced to 200.

50 to his nephew Edward Carter is revoked.

His property at Patrick Brompton has now been sold, therefore the devise of this property is revoked and he then gives 20 20s to his nephew Gregory in lieu.

Witnesses : As above





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