John Spence - 18th June 1794 - W036
The Abbey, Knaresborough, Farmer and Miller
To my sons Richard Spence and John
Spence, whom I appoint executors, my real and personal estate.
Should either of my sons chose to continue as tenant, under Sir Thomas
Turner Slingsby, my farm and mill, they should pay an annuity of
£10 to my daughter Ann Spence.
£20 each to my sons and daughters, Elizabeth
Spence, Isabella Spence, Jane Spence, Francis Spence, Miles Spence,
and George Spence.
£1 1s each to my sons Edward Spence, William
Spence and Robert Spence.
[Named items to his children]
I request that whoever continues to rent my farm
should continue to allow my brother-in-law, William Thompson,
to live there and look after him.
Witnesses : Thomas
Whincup, William Elland, Robert Latham