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Peter Johnson - 1st February 1779 - W038

York, Esquire

[This is a 12 page Will which you need to read and interpret for yourself – Names and relationships, where shown, only extracted]

William Withers of York, Esquire, a friend and Trustee. Dorcas Irvine, sister, wife of Robert Irvine. Lewis Johnson, brother. Anne Johnson, sister. William Wilks, tenant. Henry Thompson of Kirby Hall, Esquire, a friend and Trustee. Mary Lloyd, deceased sister, was wife of Rev John Lloyd. Henrietta Tunnicliff, sister, wife of Ralph Tunnicliff. Mrs Lee of Knaresborough. John Simpson, deceased, late of Snaith. Thomas Simpson, son of John. Dorothea Eden, only surviving daughter, wife of Sir John Eden. Sir Bellingham Graham of Norton Conyers, friend and Trustee. Henry Willoughby of Birdsall, friend and Trustee. Robert Eden, grandson, eldest son of Dorothea. Morton John Eden, grandson, second son of Dorothea. Morton Davison, late of Beamish, deceased, Esquire. Elizabeth Jubb, sister, wife of Henry Jubb. Dorothy Jubb, niece. Mrs Kendall, goddaughter, of London. Miss Mary Arnott of York. Rev William Christopher Driffield, friend. Mrs Elizabeth Driffield, sister [sic] of William. Charles Pyott, wife’s uncle. Mrs Mary Platt, servant to his wife. William Thistlethwaite, his servant. Peter Raisbeck, his servant. Elizabeth Collett, his servant. Mrs Anne Platt, who lives with his daughter. William Cundall, nephew, of Rotherham, son of the late Elizabeth Cundall, sister to Anne Platt.

His wife [unnamed throughout his Will] is appointed executrix.

Witnesses : George Ewbank, Junr, of Castlegate, York, Richard Metcalfe of Stonegate, York, John Agar of Castlegate, York.


Codicil - 1st February 1779

[Six pages !– You should read and interpret]

Harriet Eden, granddaughter. Speaks of eight granddaughters, but does not name them. William Henry Thompson, nephew and godson, son of William Thompson of Oswaldkirk. Eliza Thompson, great niece. William Stephenson, his servant. William Brown, his servant.

Witnesses : Richard Metcalfe, Samuel Fowler, John Agar






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