Transcribed by Carol Metcalfe from original documents held at WYAS Leeds
Made 16 February 1707 
Proved 9 June 1808
In the name of God amen the sixteenth day of February in the year of our lord God one thousand seven hundred and seven I John Bearper of Dalleycare within the county of York yeoman, being infirme in body but sound in minde and of good and perfect memory praised be Almighty God for the same , doe make and ordaine this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following.
First and principally I commit my soule to Almighty God my Maker hopeing thorrow the Merits of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pdon and full remission of all my Sinns, and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be Buried in Christian and Decent Manner and as to my Small Worldly Estate that the Lord hath bestowed upon me, I give and Dispose the same as followeth
Imp I give and bequeath unto Jane Slater my Daughter the sum of two shillings and six pence.
Item I give and bequeath unto Ann and Jane her two daughters my Grandchildren, to each of them two shillings and sixpence apiece, and unto William Slater my grandson two shillings and sixpence
Item I give and bequeath unto Henery Bearper my sonn two shillings and sixpence and to Leonard and John his two sonns my Grandsons to each of them two shillings and sixpence apiece.
Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Bearper daughter of the said Henery Bearper the sum of two shillings and sixpence.
Item I give and bequeath unto Alce Bearper the wife of the said Henery Bearper my sonn the sum of one shilling.
Item I give and bequeath unto Leonard Bearper my sonn the sum of two shillings sixpence and to Ann his wife my Daughter in Law the sum of two shillings sixpence
Item I give and bequeath unto John the sonn of Leonard Bearper my Gran Child the sum of five pounds to be paid to him when he shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeares.
Item I give and bequeath unto Ann the Daughter of the said Leonard Bearper the Best Stand Bed Stead and the Fether Bed belonging to the same, one Cubart and all my Puther and the Best Paniell Chist
Item all the rest of my goods and Chattels after my debts paid and Funerall expences Dischargd I give unto William Bearper my Grandson whome I doe make Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written
John Bearper [signs]
Mary Day [marks +]
Jos: Russell [signs]
Notes from will
John Bearper yeoman
Jane Slater Grandchildren Ann, Jane, William Slater
Henery Bearper and wife Alce Grandchildren Leonard, John, Ann Bearper
Leonard Bearper and wife Ann Grandchildren John, Ann BearperGrandson William Bearper [sole exec]
BOND and CONDITION
9 6 1708
Leonard Bearper of Dalle Care, weaver and George Umpleby of Calsmoore, yeoman
The condition of this Obligation is such, that if the above Bounden Leonard Bearper doe well and truly execute perform fulfill and keep the lasywill and testament of John Bearper late of Dalle Carr for the use of William Bearper, only executor and a minor
And do pay all his Debts and Legacies so far as his goods will extend and Law shall bind him if also he do exhibit into the Registry of Masham a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Rights, Credits, Cattes and Chattels of the said Deceased, and do male a true and just Account of the same when he shall be thereunto lawfully called. And moreover if need require, enter into further B with more sufficient sureties for performance of the premises as the Judge of the said Court for the time being shall think requisite and needful. And lastly do save and defend and harmless keep the above named Comissary and all his Officers and Ministers, against all persons by reason of the premises. Then this present Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Leonard Bearper marks +
Geo: Umpleby marks G