John Wilks - 28th November 1794 - W009
To my wife Ann Wilks my copyhold house, and
contents, at Darley. Also £100. Also an annuity of £15. [There are
some provisos concerning the death of their daughter Sarah Wilks
within the lifespan of his wife. You need to read]
To my son Joseph Wilks £200.
My late brother, Joshua Wilks, devised to
my son Joseph Cragg House, chargeable with £100 to my son Jacob
Wilks. It is now my will that Jacob release Joshua
from this commitment.
To my sons Jacob and Joseph my real
estate at Dacre Pasture, lately let to Jonathan Burgess and
now to William Houseman, during the life of my daughter
Sarah, Upon Trust to give the rents to her. At the death
of Sarah this property to go to my son Jacob,
chargeable with £200 to my son Joseph.
Some time ago I bought, with my son Joseph,
an estate at Cragghouse in the township of Bishopside. I now devise
my moiety Joseph.
The residue of my estate to my son Jacob,
whom I appoint executor.
Witnesses : Samuel
Wilkinson, William Constantine