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Michael Benson - 11th October 1817 - Z112

Dacre Banks, Gentleman

My real estate to my niece Jane Scaife, wife of William Scaife of Dacre Banks, Yeoman.

After her death the estate to go as follows :

The farm occupied by Thomas Fryer at Menwith Hill and 2 of my cattlegates upon Dacre Pasture to go to Smith Scaife, son of Jane Scaife, chargeable with £200 to his brother William Scaife at the age of 21.

The farm occupied by William Holmes at Menwith Hill to go to William Scaife, son of Jane Scaife.

The farm occupied by William Longbotham at Bramley Head that I bought from John Innings of Menston to go to John Scaife, son of Jane Scaife.

The farm also occupied by William Longbotham at Bramley Head and called Old Farm to go to Michael Scaife, son of Jane Scaife.

The farm occupied by Robert Joy at Bramley Head to go to Benson Scaife, son of Jane Scaife.

The farm occupied by John Hudson at Bramley Head to go to Thomas Scaife, son of Jane Scaife.

To Ann Whitley, daughter of Jane Scaife, £500.

To Alice Jarratt, wife of William Jarratt and daughter of Jane Scaife, an annuity of £10 as long as her father, the first named William Scaife is alive.

To Ann Scaife, wife of Robert Scaife of Dacre, Yeoman, son of my niece Jane Scaife, an annuity of £10 as long as her father-in-law, the first named William Scaife is alive.

All my property at Dacre Banks which I purchased off Henry Pawson and 6 of my cattlegates on Dacre Pasture and also the 3 pieces of land I purchased off John Moss to Joseph Pawson the Younger, son of my nephew Joseph Pawson of Pateley Bridge, Corn Miller. After his death this same property to go to his assigns but charged with £500 to each of his sisters, Mary Pawson, Elizabeth Ingleby wife of John Ingleby, daughters of my nephew Joseph Pawson and also charged with £500 to Benson Bailey, son of my niece Margaret Bailey.

The farm called Hill Top at Dacre Banks and 4 of my cattlegates on Dacre pasture and also the 2 old houses behind Francis Robinsonís house and the weaving shop adjoining, currently occupied by William Fryer and Richard Abbott, to Michael Pawson, another son of my nephew Joseph Pawson.

The farm and estate called Mill Hirst Estate and the 4 remaining cattlegates on Dacre Pasture to Henry Pawson, another of the sons of my nephew Joseph Pawson

To my housekeeper Rachael Holmes an annuity of £30.

To Ann Bailey, the daughter of Ann Bailey, my late niece, £500.

To Ann Bailey and Margaret Bailey, two of the children of the late John Bailey by my late niece Margaret Bailey his wife, £500 each.

To my eight cousins David Benson near Leeds, Patience Osborne of Leeds, Susannah Whitley of Sawley, Thomas Fensiman of Ripley, William Fensiman of Boltby and William Pickup (otherwise William Pickersgill) of Markington, the annuity of £20.

To the only child of my cousin David Benson £100.

To each of the children of my cousin Patience Osborne £100.

To each of the children of my cousin Susannah Whitley £100.

To each of the children of my cousin Thomas Fensiman £100.

To each of the children of my cousin William Fensiman £100.

To each of the two children of my cousin William Pickup £100.

To each of the children of my cousin Elizabeth Smith £100.

To each of the children of my cousin Elizabeth Scaife £100.

To each of the children of my late cousin Faith Hardcastle £100.

To each of the children of the late Joseph Redshaw whose mother was my cousin £50.

To each of the children of Thomas Read of Appletreewick who married my cousin £100.

To each of the children of Joseph Nicholls late of Otley who married my cousin £100.

To each of the children of my late cousin Robert Ideson of Brearton £100.

To my Godson William Wilson of Kilgram Bridge £50.

To Smith Pickles of Darley £50.

To each of the children of Christopher Petty of Haslewood who married the daughter of my cousin Thomas Pickup £100.

To Margaret Pawson and Jane Pawson the two youngest daughters of my nephew Joseph Pawson £500 each to paid out of the £1000 owing to me by their father upon mortgage of his premises at Pateley Bridge.

To William Benson of Ripley, my late fatherís half brother, an annuity of £20.

To my cousin Mary Wilkinson, the wife of Samuel Wilkinson of Ripley, an annuity of £20.

The remainder of my real and personal estate to go to Smith Scaife, son of my niece Jane Scaife, and Joseph Pawson, the younger son of my nephew Joseph Pawson, whom I appoint my Trustees.

Witnesses : William Kaberry, William Kettlewell, William Sowerby


 

 

 

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