Will of WILLIAM RISHWORTH 1705
In the name of God Amen I William Rishworth of Gilgrainge in the Parish of Kildwick in the County of Yorke yeoman being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect mind and disposing memory praise be Almighty God Doo this Second Day of June in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven hunred and ffive make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following ffirst and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my alone Saviour and redeemer hoping through the merits death and passion to have full and free remission of my sinns and transgressions and my body I Committ to the earth to be decently buried att the discretion of my friends and executors hereafter named And as the dispossition of all my worldly goods Messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments wherein I have any estate in ffee Simple which it hath pleased Almighty god to bestow upon mee I give devise and bequeath in manner and forme following ffirst it is my Will and mind that all my debts and funeral expenses bee paid and discharged out of my personal estate And it is also my Will and mind that Elizabeth my now wife shall have and enjoy all her Right out of my goods Messuages Barnes Buildings Lands Closes pieces and parcels of Lands Closes and premisses with appurtenances att Addingham Moorside and Eastburne in the Parish of Kildwick in the said County of Yorke according to the provin thereof, And I doo hereby give devise and bequeath All that Messuage Together with the barnes buildings Lands Closes pieces and parcels of Lands Closes and grounds with appurtenances att Addingham Moorside aforesaid and now in the Tenure or occupation of William ffisher his Assigne or Assignes And also all those Two Messuages Together with the barnes buildings Lands Closes pieces and parcels of Lands Closes and grounds to the same belonging with appurtenances att Eastburne aforesaid in my possession and of one Abraham Gott or of our Assigne or Assignes unto Thomas Rishworth my son and heir To have and to hold the same unto him and his heirs for ever, provided and notwithstanding this last devise, That if hee the said Thomas Rishworth my said Son and heir doo pay or cause to bee paid unto Anne Rishworth my daughter the summe of Two hundered pounds att her age of twenty one years out of my said Lands and Tenements att Addingham Moorside and Eastburne aforesaid but upon default of payment of the said summe of Two hundered pounds the said Anne my said daughter to enter to and upon the said Lands and Tenements to receive the rents Issues and profits thereof untill the said summe of Two hundered pounds bee fully satisfied and paid And it is also my Will and mind and I doo hereby give and devise unto the said Thomas Rishworth my said Son and heir and unto the said Anne my daughter Two parts the whole in three equally to bee divided of all my household goods of what kind or nature soever the same are or bee And it is also my Will and mind and I doo hereby give and devise (if it bee the free will and Liberty of the Earls of Thannett) the remainder of my Lease or Leasses of these ffarmes att Gilgrainge aforesaid in my possession unto Elizabeth my Wife and Thomas my said Son and heir And it is also my Will and mind that Richard Dixon of Sutton Gent John Rishworth of Gilgraing the elder and John Moorhouse of Utley shall take and receive the rents issues and of all my said Messuages barnes buildings Lands Closes and premisses aforesaid to employ the same maintaineing and bringing up of my said Son and daughter with learning apparrell and other necessarys to whome I committ the
tuition of them untill the attain their severall and respective ages of one and Twenty yeares or married by their consent allowing them reasonable Charges for their fare and paines showin And if it happen that the said Thomas my said Son and Anne my said daughter fortune to dye before hee or shee
attaine their age or ages of one and Twenty yeares then it is my Will and mind that Elizabeth my said Wife shall hold and enjoy (if she bee then Living) all my Messuages Lands Tenements and heriditaments aforesaid for the term of her natural life and after her decease my Will and mind is and I doo hereby give and bequeath my said Messuages Lands and Tenements aforesaid unto the Children of my Brothers John Rishworth and Thomas Rishworth to hold to them and their heirs for ever And Lastly revoaking and makeing void all former and other wills by mee made And I doo hereby nominate and appoint Elizabeth (Jur) my said Wife and my said Son Thomas Joynt executors of this my Will and Testament Witnesse my hand and Seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed published and declared to bee my last Will and Testament in the presence of
Isabel Dixon her mark
John Rishworth Junr Jur
Ste Moorhouse Jur Jurat for quarto die January 1705
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16 March 1999