Dallowgill

Christopher BROWNE of Skellgill, 1653 and 1654, Will and Codicil

Will made 1653 [1654]
Codicil made 1654
Transcribed by Carol Metcalfe

WILL
In the Name of god Amen the fowerteenth day of March in the yeare of our Lord God 1653 [1654] I Christopher Browne of Skelgill in the County of York yeoman being sicke in body but of good and perfect memory praysed be god, doe ordaine and make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following

First I bequeath my soule to Almighty god my maker and Redeemer. And my body to be buried at the discretion of my friends. And for my worldly estate I dispose thereof as followeth

Imprimis I give unto John Carlill sonne of William Carlill of Bishopside a moyity or the one halfe of my messuage or tenement where I now live at Skelgill the houses lands meadows pastures and appurtenances for and during his naturall life to have a moyity of all the said premises to have and to hold the same unto the said
John Carlill for and during his naturall life

Item I give unto Christopher Carlill sonne of the said John Carlill the other moyity of all my said messuage or tenement at Skelgill the houses lands meadows pastures and appurtenances for and during his naturall life

Item I give unto the said Christopher Carlill and to his heires and assignes forever after the decease of the said John Carlill his father all that my said messuage or tenement in Skelgill with all my houses lands meadows pastures and appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging or in any wyse apperteyning

Item I give unto John Thakray of Sawley one messuage house and one close called Elysmire? als Claritfeild scytuate and being within the Twooneshipp of Grantley and Sawley for and during his naturall life. And after his decease to the heires of his body lawfully begotten forever upon this Condition that the said JohnThackray shall Release and Relinguish all his the said John Thackray title claime interest tenant right of one farme which Thomas Thackray now occupyeth under Mr Welbury Norton of Sawley Or if the said John doe not rilinguish his said tenant right then I give the said messuage house and close called Elyzmire als Claretfeild unto the said Thomas Thackray of Sawley and his heires and assignes forever

Item I give unto the said Thomas Thackray of Sawley one other close called Elysmire als Claretfeild scytuate and being within the township of Grantley and Sawley now in the tenure or occupation of the said Thomas for and during his naturall life. And after his decease to the right heires of the said Thomas forever

Item I give unto Christopher Lumley sonne of Christopher Lumley late of Grantley deceased and to his heires forever one close called the new close lying and being in Grantley upon condicon that he his heires and assignes or whosoever shall occuy the said close, shall forever pay unto the Churchwardens of Kirkby Malzard for the tyme being Twenty shillings yearely and every yeare forever at the Feast of St Michaell the Archangel onely to be paid by the said Churchwardens distributed to six or eight of the poorest and impotentest lame or sicke people of that parish. And for want of dew performance herein I give the said close unto the Churchwardens of Kirkby Malzard and their Successours respectively for the tyme being forever to receive the yearly proffets thereof and to distribute the same for the use of the said poore as aforesaid

Item I give unto John Carlill of Hewicke and his heires and assignes one close lying in Copthewicke now divided into two called Dalelands in the occupation of
Robert Dixon

Item I give unto Anne Ingram and Mary Thackray, daughters of John Thackray the elder eyther of them eight pounds

Item I give unto George Easterby and Bartholomew Easterby of Topcliffe my kinsmen eyther of them five pounds

Item I give to eyther of their two sisters fower poundes

Item I give to the daughters of Francis Flint of Topcliffe my kinswomen
three poundes a peece

Item I give to Ellen Elsworth of Carlas? House ten shillings to be payd unto her
at my decease

Item I give unto the said Ellen Elsworth for and during her naturall life twenty shillings yearly to be payed to her five shillings every quarter of yeare by my executor and to begin immediately after my decease

Item I give unto John Carlill Tayler Thomas Carlill and Anne Carlill brother and
sister of the said John every one of them twenty shillings

Item I give to every one of David Richmonds children twenty shillings to be payed to John Richmond, Davids eldest sonne for the use of all the rest of his brothers and sisters

Item I give unto every one of the children of John Richmond of Skeldin twenty shillings apiece to be payed unto John Richmond eldest sonne of John Richmond for the use of all the rest of his brothers and sisters

Item I give unto every childe which I christened two shillings except those whome I have given former legacyes too [6]

Item I give unto my kinswoman Isabell Williamson five pounds

Item I give to my servant Mary Benson tenne pounds

Item I give to my servant Margaret Pickersgill six pounds six shillings eight pence

Item I give unto Richard Carlill of Bushopton twenty pounds

Item I give unto John Carlill of Bushopton twenty shillings

Item I give unto Richard Carlill for the use of his sonne Christopher Carlill
thirty shillings

Item I give unto Henry Topham of Rippon my kinsman five pounds

Item I give unto Frances Kirby wife of John Kirby of Studley three ponds
six shillings and eight pence

Item I give to Bartholomew Elsworth of Rippon twenty shillings

Item I give to Anne Day wife of Christopher Day of Bishopside five poundes

Item I give to Francis Carlill of Bishopside five poundes

Item I give to Mary Broadley daughter of Abraham Broadley of Bishopside
ten shillings

Item I give to William Carlill my servant tenne poundes , twelve ewe sheep, two heifers within calfe and the sheep to be kept gratis three years of my lands at Skelgill

Item I give to Richard Wreiks? Sonne of George Wreiks of Aldfield forty shillings to be payed to George Wreikes his father for his use

Item I give unto Anne Browne daughter of Robert Browne of Hewicke same to her children eight poundes to be equally divided amongst them

Item I give to Elizabeth Browne sister to the said Anne and to her children eight poundes equally to be divided amongst them

Item I give to Elizabeth Trewman? of Sutton under Whitstonecliffe
daughter of Symond Carlill five poundes

Item I give to Will Easterby’s two children of Kirklinton three poundes to be payed to Francis Cotton their grandfather for their uses.

Item I give to Thomas Thackray three poundes six shillings and eight pence which I desire him to pay unto Mary Bruise daughter of William Bruise when she shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years with consideration for the said three poundes six shillings and eight pence according to the statute

Item I give unto William Newell sonne of William Newell of Rippon twenty shillings to be payed to William Newell his father for his use

Item I give unto Edward Smith of Rippon twenty shillings

Item I give to John Carlill sonne of William Carlill two of my best steares,
ten of my best sheepe

Item I give unto Christopher Carlill sonne of the said John Carlill the one halfe of all the remainder of my quicke goodes and the one halfe of my household goodes and the one halfe of my hey and corne

All the rest of my goodes whatsoever I give and bequeath unto John Carlill sonne of William Carlill whome I appoint sole executor of this my last Will and Testament and doe hereby revoke all wills by me formerly made. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.
Sealed signed and published in the presence of us.

David Richmond Jur
John Richmond
William Newell Jur

CODICIL 1654
In the name of god amen the fowerth day of October 1654 I Christopher Browne of Skelgill in the County of Yorke and parish of Kirkby Malzard being in perfect remembrance praysed be Almighty God doe make this codicil to be annexed to my great will bearing dayte the fowerteenth day of March 1653 [1654], as followeth.

Item I give to Francis Carlill of Bishopside beside his former legacy five pound

Item I give to Christopher Carlil beside his former legacy halfe of all my wooll

Item I give to Francis Atkinson my best suite that is to say my best hat my best
doublet and coate breeches stockings and shooes

Item I give to Thomas Kirby of Felbecke five shillings

Item I give to my servant Mary Benson over and besides her former legacy all
the bedcloathes belonging to her bed wherein shee now lyeth further my will is that my servant Mary Benson shall have her ten sheep wintered in Skelgill at my kinsmen’s costes in case it please God I dye before Mayday next coming

And whereas I have given a legacy of Twenty Shillings to the poore of Kirkby Malzard parish to be distributed by the Churchwardens to six or eight of the moste needful
poore people

Now my further will is that John Carlill my executor David Richmond John Richmond and their heires forever shall joyne with the Church Wardens in the receyt of the Twenty Shillings and to see it distributed to the said poore people as is above said

Item I give to Bartholomew Easterby of Topliffe Twenty Shillings for the use of
Joan Easterby his daughter.

And this to be annexed to my great Will In wytnesse whereof I have sett my hand the day and yeare above written

Signed in the presence of us David Richmond Jur and John Richmond Jur