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Will of Thomas WATTSON 1766. Including Summary

Will of Thomas Wattson of Wakehill. 1766
Transcribed by Sheila K Douglas

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Wattson of Wakehill in the Parish of
Kirkby Malzeard in the County of York, Carpenter, being weak of body but of
sound mind and memory praised be God for the same do make this my last
Will and Testament as followeth.

First my will and mind is that all my Just Debts Legacies and funeral expenses
be paid and Discharged. Also I give and bequeath to Margaret Wattson my
Loving Wife the sum of four pounds yearly to be paid out of my Leasehold Lands
tenements and premises Situate at Wakehill aforesaid for and During her Natural
life, and the Said Annuity or year payment, to be paid her Quarterly, the first Quarter payment to be made thirteen weeks after my decease and so continue to be paid
every quarter of a year, yearly and every year during her natural as aforesaid, and
for Default of payment of the said Annuity or payment of four pounds a year when
the same becomes due, being Lawfully Demanded, it shall and may be Lawful to
and for her, my said Wife to enter into and upon my Leasehold Lands Tenements
and premises at Wakehill aforesaid and the same have hold possess and enjoy till
full payment be made of the said Annuity and all arrears of the same together with
the costs in law about the same.

I also give to my said Wife the Bed as it now is and Standeth whereon I usually
layeth. I also give to my said Wife the west end of the House where I now Dwell
containing one Room During her life and also some necessarie household Goods

Also I give and bequeath to Agnes Wattson, Margaret Wattson, Isabel Watson,
Elisabeth Wattson my daughters and to every one of them Eight pounds.
Also I give and bequeath to Dorothy Carlile my Daughter three pounds All which
above said Legacies my Will and mind is they be faithfully paid by my Executor
hereafter named out of my Leasehold Lands tenements and premises aforesaid
within one whole year next after the decease of Margaret Wattson my wife
And if any of my Said Daughters die before their Legacy becomes due, in such
case my Will and mind that the Share of her or them So dying shall go amongst the Survivors share and share alike but if those that die before their Legacie comes due
leave any issue then their share or Legacie shall go to their own issue.

Also I give to my above named Daughters that are unmarried liberty and freedom
to Dwell in a place called Bakehouse so long as they keep unmarried and Chooseth
there to Dwell but if they refuse to dwell there themselves they shall not let it to farm
to any person.

Also I give to Godfrey Wattson my Son the Sum of Twenty Pounds to be paid
by my Executor hereafter named out of my Leasehold Lands lying at Wakehill
aforesaid when he attains the age of twenty one years, and in case Godfrey
Wattson my Son die before he arrive at twenty one years of age, then my
will and mind is that my Executor shall pay the sum of ten pounds at such time as Godfrey would have attained the age of twenty one years Equally among my
Daughters that are living and the issue of such of my Daughters as be dead
And for default of payment of all or any one of the above mentioned Lagacies
when the same comes due being lawfully Demanded then it shall and may be
lawful for all or any one of the above said Legatees to enter into and upon my
Leasehold Lands tenements and premises at Wakehill aforesaid and the same
have Hold Occupy possess and enjoy or Sole and Dispose thereof to the intent
each respective Legacie be honestly paid According to the intent and meaning
of this my last will and testament and that no Defraud be made

I Also Gives and Bequeaths to George Wattson my son All my Houses
Leasehold Lands tenements and premises (except before excepted) what I
have given my wife for her life, and the Bakehouse to my Daughters for their
lifes that keeps unmarried and Chooses there to Dwell.

I also gives to my said Son at their decease During the termination of my Estate
title and Interest therein And also all my Goods Quick and Dead and all other
my personal estate of what nature or kind Soever the same be whatsoever and
wheresoever I give to George Wattson my Son and I appoint him the said
George Wattson Sole Executor of this my last Will and testament and I do
hereby make void all former Wills by me made or for me made

In Witness whereof I Thomas Wattson have hereunto Set my hand and
Seal this Twenty fifth day of January One thousand Seven hundred Sixty Six.

Thomas T (his Mark) Wattson

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
Thomas Wattson for and as his last Will and testament
in the presence of us (these words first interlined) Margaret
yearly, my Daughter and then witnessed by us in presence
of the testator and at his request

Ralph (his mark)Pearson
Dorothy(her mark) Pearson
John Pickersgill

SUMMARY OF WILL OF THOMAS WATTSON OF WAKEHILL, CARPENTER
MADE 25 January 1766
PROVED 6 June 1766
By Carol Metcalfe

Wife Margaret Wattson
Four pounds yearly paid out of leasehold lands, tenements and premises at
Wakehill, during her natural life, to be paid to her quarterly, first payment 13
weeks after decease. For default of payment being lawful for her to enter into
and upon the leasehold lands tenements and premises at Wakehill and
have hold possess and enjoy the same until full payment be made, together
with the costs in law about the same. Also to wife the bed as it now is and
standeth whereon I usually layeth; the west end of the house where I now
dwell containing one room, during her life and also some necessary
household goods.

Daughters Agnes, Margaret, Isabel, Elizabeth Wattson, every one of them
eight pounds.

Daughter Dorothy Carlile, three pounds.

All above legacies to be paid by executor out of leasehold lands tenements
and premises aforesaid within one whole year after the decease of wife
Margaret Wattson.
If any of daughters die before her their share to be divided amongst survivors,
unless they leave any issue, then their share to go to their own issue.

Also unmarried daughters given liberty and freedom to dwell in a place called
Bakehouse, so long as they are unmarried and choose to dwell there but
if they refuse to dwell there themselves they shall not let it to farm to any person.

Son Godfrey Wattson, twenty pounds to be paid by executor out of leasehold
lands at Wakehill, when he is 21. If he dies before he is 21, executor to pay ten
pounds at the time he would have been 21, equally among living daughters and
issue of daughters as be dead. For default of payment of these legacies, it shall
be lawful for any of the above legatees to enter into and upon leasehold lands
tenements and premises at Wakehill and to have, hold, occupy possess and enjoy
or sell and dispose thereof to the intent each respective legacy be paid.

Son George Wattson
All houses leasehold lands tenements and premises [except that given to wife
for her life and the Bakehouse given for their lives to unmarried daughters who
choose to dwell there] These to said son at their decease during the termination
of estate title and interest therein.
Also all goods quick and dead and all personal estate.

Son George Wattson appointed sole executor

Thomas Wattson marks T and seal

Witnesses
Ralph Pearson marks +
Dorothy Pearson marks +
John Pickersgill signs