Will of John PICKERSGILL of Greygarth 1774

[Grandfather of ISABEL CALVERT neƩ PICKERSGILL of Skellgill]
Transcribed by Carol Metcalfe from the original document held at West Yorkshire Archives

I John Pickersgill of Graygrete in the township of Laverton Parish of Kirbymalzeard in the County of York Yeoman Being weak in body but of Sound and perfect memory Praised be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and testament as follows First my will and great desire is that all my Just debts be fully paid and discharged and for that Intent I charge the Redemption of all my mortgaged Lands at Grewelthorp in the said Parish and Graygrete aforesaid with payment- thereof and likewise my personal Estate.
And after the payment of my Just debts the remaining part of the produce of my Effects I give and bequeath to Isabel Pickersgill my Dearly beloved wife with full power to sell and dispose of all my Lands at Grewelthorpe and Graygrete aforesaid for the payment of my Debts as above mentioned and I desire Charles Pickersgill and Thomas Pickersgill my sons to aid and assist their mother in the Sale of my Lands and other things wherein they can be of Service to her and for their trouble and Expenses I order they shall be paid and all my goods Chattels and personal Estate after the payment of my Debts I give and bequeath to Isabel Pickersgill my said wife whom I appoint Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament revoking all former and other Wills In witness whereof I John Pickersgill have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fifth Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred Seventy two

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said John Pickersgill for and as his last Will and testament in presence of us and Wittnessed by us in his presence and at his request

John Pickersgill [signs]

Leonard Burrill [signs]

Christopher Lofthouse [signs]

John Spence [marks]

6th Nov 1774
Isabel Pickersgill Widow Relict and sole Executrix named in the last Will and Testament of John Pickersgill of Graygrete in the Township of Laverton in the Parish of Kirkby Malzeard in the county of York Yeoman deceased appeared personally and was sworn truly and faithfully to execute and perform the said Will and so forth before me
Tho. Greenbank Surrogate

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