Wills

John BURRILL of Swetton 1819, Will

Made 1807 Proved 1819

In the name of god amen I John Burrill of Swetton in the parish of Kirkby Malzeard in the county of York yeoman do make and ordain this my last will and testament. In the first place I will and order that all my just debts funeral expences and charges of proving this my last will shall be paid by my executor herein after named and to and with the payment thereof I charge and make chargeable all my estate and effects whatsoever real and personal and howsoever situate.

In the next place I give my sister Sarah Umpleby forty pounds.

I give to my sister Ann Wilkinson forty pounds.

I give to my nephew Joseph Burrill, clerk, forty pounds.

I give to my niece Elizabeth wife of William Wood twenty pounds.

I give to my niece Elizabeth daughter of my brother Leonard Burrill twenty pounds.

I give to the sons of my sister Mary Verity, namely, John Robert and Thomas ten pounds apiece. ~ all which said legacies I order to be paid to the said legatees or their legal representatives respectively twelve months after my decease and it is my will and mind, that if any of the aforesaid legatees die in my life time, his her or their respective legacy or legacies should be paid to the legal representative of the legatee so dying.

I give to Thomas Hanley and my sister [Elizabeth] his wife and to the survivor of them during their natural lives an annuity of three pounds to be computed from and after the end of three months after my decease and to be payable half yearly. And upon and after the death of the said Thomas Hanley and his wife I give to their children or legal representatives sixty pounds to be equally divided share and share alike.

Also I give to my niece Sarah daughter of my brother William Burrill an annuity of three pounds to commence at the end of three months after my decease and to be payable half yearly during her life. And at and upon her death I give to the then surviving children of my said brother William and to the legal representatives of any of the said children then dead forty pounds to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike. And to and with the payment of all the aforesaid legacies and annuities I subject and charge all my estate and effects real and personal whatsoever and howsoever situate.

And I also give and devise unto my nephew John Burrill son of my brother Leonard all my estate and effects of what nature of kind soever real and personal [my clock excepted] charged and chargeable as aforesaid to have and to hold to him the said John his heirs and assigns. And I do hereby nominate and appoint him the said John Burrill sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time herebefore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of August in the year of our lord god one thousand eight hundred and seven.

John Burrill

Signed sealed published and declared by
the testator as and for his last will and
testament in the presence of us who
subscribed our names as witnesses in
his presence at his request and in the
presence of each other.

John W Talbot
Tho Greenbank
Daniel Raynard

This John Burrill [1724-1819] was the son of John Burrill of Colthouse [1693-1760], the brother of Leonard Burrill and the uncle of John Burrill [1769-1821]