Location: Pocklington, Yorkshire, England
A transcript of the Will of John Easton, an innkeeper of Pocklington, Yorkshire, England, who died in June 1771. The will was proved at York in October that year.
In the Name of God Amen I John Easton of Pocklington in the County
of York Innkeeper being week of body but of sound and perfect disposing mind and memory do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I give unto Mary Easton or Leadel my supposing wife the house I now dwell in with the yard and stables and all rights belonging to the same and likewise I give her all my goods and personal estate whatsoever if she keep unmarried and if she marry to go to John Easton her son and if she marry not to keep hould and enjoy during her natural life likewise if she marry I appoint John Belarby of Kilnwick to be in trust for John Easton until the decease likewise I give unto Peter Easton her son the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money at the death of my supposing wife Likewise I give James Easton her son the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money to be paid at the death of her Likewise I give to Joseph Easton the sum of fifty pounds of good and lawful money to be paid at the death of her and all the debts and legacies to be paid out of the personal estate and the house I give to John Easton her son my house yard and all stables and all the rights and titles and privileges belonging to the same to him and is [sic] heirs forever I give to John Easton all my goods and all my personal estate whatsoever I do give and bequeath whom I do appoint Sole Executor and if Peter Easton or John Easton or James Easton or Joseph Easton should happen to dye if anyone of them or more dye that or them to be equally to be divided the rest of this my last Will and Testament revoking and making all other wills void
In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the July the 30 day and in the year of our Lord 1770 by me John Easton – signed and sealed in the presence of us Test. John Young – William Leadel – Exabela Young her mark – the interlining of the words to him and his heirs forever was wrote by the Testator in the presence of us – R Cross – Joshua Gardam - John Thompson.
- Transcript by C Fuller
- Will copied at East Riding Archives in Beverley, Yorkshire
- Probate copy will of John Easton of Pocklington innkeeper. Will dated 30 Jul 1770. Probate 25 Oct 1771. DDPY/19/49. East Riding Archives. East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
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