Last Will and Testament of Leonard Burrill of Vicar Pasture
Made 5th October 1805, proved 8th August 1808
Transcribed by Sheila K Douglas
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Leonard Burrill of Swetton
or Vicar Pasture in the Parish of Kirkby Malzeard in the County of York, yeoman
made this fifth day of October One thousand eight hundred and five.
Imprimis I order and direct that all my just debts and Funeral Expences and the
proving of this my Will be paid by the Executor hereafter named.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Burrill all my Household
Goods and Furniture of what kind soever.
I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Burrill one Milch Cow to be selected
out of my Stock at my decease and it is my will that the said cow or any other that
she may afterwards purchase may be kept Winter and Summer at the expence of
my executor hereafter named.
I also give and devise to my said wife the Dwelling house in which I now live
with the appurtenances to hold to her and her Assigns during her natural Life
and from and immediately after her death
I give and devise the same to my Executor
I also further give devise and bequeath unto my said Wife Mary Burrill and her
Assigns for and during the term of her natural Life one Annuity or clear Yearly rent
of Twelve pounds free of all Taxes and all other deductions parliamentary or
otherwise to be issuing and payable out of my Estate situate and being in the parish
of Kirkby Malzeard aforesaid and to be paid and payable by half yearly payments
the first whereof to be paid the day after my decease. But it is my Will and Mind and
I hereby direct that the said Annuity so given to my said Wife shall be in lieu and full
recompence of all Dower or Thirds which she may or might claim out of all or any part
of my Estate whatsoever and in case she shall happen to claim and demand any such Dower or Thirds then I will that the said Annuity shall cease.
Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Burrill the Sum of Three hundred
pounds to be paid to her or her representatives twelve months after my decease
I also give to my said Daughter the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her or
her representatives twelve Months after the death of my said Wife.
Item I give to my son Peter Burrill the Sum of twenty Pounds to be paid to him
twelve months after my decease. I also give to my said Son Peter Burrill all the
Horses I my die possessed of.
Item I give devise and bequeath to my son John Burrill all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments at Swetton alias Vicar Pasture or elsewhere
together with the wood called Rye Close Wood excepting the Dwelling house
during my Wifes’ lifetime, Subject nevertheless and charged and chargeable not
only with the above Annuity but also and with the several and respective Legacies
by me before given and bequeathed. All the rest and residue of my personal Estate
I give unto my said son John Burrill l and I hereby nominate constitute and appoint
my said son John Burrill sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made.
In Witness hereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal the day and year above
Leonard Burrill (his mark)
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament
in our presence and attested by us and in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Joseph Burrill Clerk
Will proved 8th August 1808
Leonard Burrill died 18th July 1808