Will of Thomas Richardson

of Startforth, Boldron, Yorkshire attested 18 Jun 1756

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Richardson of Northfield in the Parish of Startforth and County of York Yeoman Do make and ordain this for and as my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I give and Devise to my Son James Richardson of Northfields in the Said County of York All that my Messuage Tenement or Dwelling house wherein I now live called Northfield with all outhouses Lands Closes Parcells of Ground Pasturegates Hereditaments and Premisses thereunto belonging comonly called Northfield Lands with the appurtenances And alsoe all those my Lands Closes or Parcells of Ground with the Appurtenances comonly called or known by the name of Langstaff Closses and adjoining to part of the Said Northfeild Feild Lands To hold to him the said James Richardson his Heirs and Assignes for ever Subject to and charged and chargeable neverthelesse with the payment of all my just Debts and to and with the several Legaceys and Sums of Money hereinafter mentioned that is to say
to my Daughter Mary wife of George Bailey of Bowes Cross in the County of York Yeoman the Sume of Forty Pounds
To my Daughter Eleanor Newby of Barnard Castle in the County of Durham Widow the Sume of Forty Pounds
to my Daughter Catherine wife of John Thompson the Sume of Forty Pounds
to my Daughter Jane Bainbridge Widow the Sume of Five Pounds
to my Grand Daughter Margaret Bailey the Sume of Five Pounds and
to my Son In Law George Garth the Sume of Five Shillings
which Said Severall Legacys and Sume of Money I will shall be respectively paid by my said Son James Richardson Forth and out of the Premisses hereby devised to him as aforesaid within twelve months next after my decease.
I alsoe give and bequeath unto my Grand Children Joseph Garth Dorothy Garth and Thomas Garth the Sume of Five Pounds a peice to be paid to them respectively by my Said Son James forth and out of the premisses aforesaid when they shall attain their respective ages of Twenty one years
I alsoe give and Devise unto my Said Son James all my Leasehold Lands & Closses and Hereditaments whatsoever with the appurtenances called and known by the name of Startforth Great Moor otherwise Pearson Moor which I now hold under Sir Thomas Robinson Barronett for the Remainder of a Term of one Thousand years To hold to my said Son James from and imediately after my Decease for and during the Residue and Remainder of the Said Terme then to come
I alsoe give and Devise unto my said Son James all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever with their Appurtenances in Bowron and now in his Possession To hold to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever
All the rest residue and Remainder of my reall and personall estates whatsoever I Doe hereby give devise and bequeath the same to my Said Son James Richardson whom I Doe hereby make constitute and appoint Sole Executor and residuary Legatee of this my last Will and Testament and I Doe hereby revoke and make void all former and other Will and Wills by me att any time heretofore made In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of June in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Six
Tho Richardson
Signed Sealed Published and Declared (the word (Son) being first interlined) by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament Attested att his Request and in his presence by us whose names are hereunto Subscribed
Joseph Kipling
The mark of Mary Westgarth
Phil Brunskell

In Chancery
Between Thomas Walton the Elder Thomas Walton the younger and Thomas Newton Dote
Plaintiffs suing [?]
John Bacon Sawrey Morritt Sheldon Craddock Thomas Harrison John Headlam and Sarah Bailey an infant under the age of 21 years

16 November 1837 At the execution of a Commission for examination of Witnesses in this Cause this paper writing was produced and shewn to Ottiwell Tomlin the younger [?] sworn and examined and by him deposed unto at the time of his examination on the complainants behalf

Joseph John Wright
Thomas Christopher Maynard
Ottiwell Tomlin
[?] Bowser

Proven: 03 Dec 1757 at Archdeaconry of Richmond

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