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Will and Codicils of Catherine (Langley) Cayley d. 1823

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1822 and 1823 Will and Codicils of Catherine (Langley) Cayley

The National Archives, PROB-11-1672-396

Transcribed by Michael Cayley and released by him into the public domain


Sharow Lodge May 22nd 1822 I Catherine Cayley make this my last will and testament To my nephew Ralph Creyke son of my sister Creyke deceased I give all my share and right in the Estates called Rawcliff Estates in which I have a ninth share Those estates I leave to my nephew Ralph Creyke as above and to his heirs and assigns for ever charged with the following annuities to Miss Eleanor Cass of Brompton near Scarbro' twenty pounds a year for her life The annuity she has received from me for several years of sixteen pounds a year agreed to be increased to twenty pounds at my death To Mrs Elizbeth Lawson wife of Mr William Lawson baker in York twenty pounds a year for her life and to Susannah Todd of Beverley twelve pounds a year for her life and to my nieces Elizabeth Daltry and her sister Jane Wells the sum of one hundred pounds a year each for their lives the survivor of them to enjoy both sums for her life All which annuities to commence from the day of my death And I now depend upon my nephew Creyke to be punctual in paying them half yearly Out of my personal [estate - word missing] that is in my power to dispose of I give and bequeath as follows To Elizabeth Daltry and Jane Wells daughters of my sister Daltry to each seven hundred pounds All the residue of my personal property after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies afore mentioned or which I shall mention of bequeath by Codicil with all my just debts paid I give and bequeath to be equally divided among my nieces daughters of my sister Jane Creyke as follow Everilda Catherine Frances now Legard Jane Elizabeth and Anne and to Agnes Wrangham in right of her mother deceased my niece I appoint to share with them share and share alike I appoint my nephew Ralph Creyke and Mr Johnathan Grey Executors in trust of this my will Witness my hand and seal May 27 1822

Witnesses: Jane Linfoot wife of William Linfoot; Elizabeth Gray housekeeper to Mrs Cayley; Thomas Fisher butler to Mrs Cayley

Codicil 1

I Catherine Cayley make this Codicil to my will I give and bequeath to Sur George Cayley Bart of Brompton all my plate I leave all my household linen china & glass to the said Sir George Cayley Bart also my Coach and other Carriages in the Coach house and my harness belonging thereto and all my books with any following restrictions on them Also any and the wine in the cellar at Sharow Lodge I leave to Sir George Cayley with any following restrictions on it I give and bequeath to my nephew Ralph Creyke son of my sister Jane Creyke all the live and dead stock and crops of my farm at Sharow and all my Carts and husbandry gear my gold watch I leave to Mrs Wranham [sic] niece to my dear husband and wife of the Revd Francis Wrangham I also leave to the said Mrs Wrangham my piano forte I leave my Encyclopedia Dictionary 20 vols to my niece wife to Digby Legard Esqr and daughter to my sister Jane Creyke I request to be interred in the Ripon Minster near to my dead husband [several words hard to decipher follow] I leave six pounds to each of my servants boarded in my house at my death to put themselves in decent mourning out of it I leave to Mr John Dale of Skelton ten pounds also to Mrs Dale (ten pounds) his wife Also to the widow of Christopher Dale of Falsgrave ten pounds The Holy Bible including the old and new testament arranged under the sanction of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge vols I leave to my niece Francis Legard wife to Digby Legard Esqr All medical [word hard to decipher] and other of my handwriting to be given to Mrs Digby Legard my niece I give to my nephew J Creyke the portrait of my aunt Mts Twisleton[?] which hangs over the fire place in the drawing room a fine valuable and very ancient painting at my death At my death also to my nephew Ralph Creyke I give all the money in my house or in the bank of Raper and Co at York paid there or due to me as my income or money in the Bank of Harrison & Co at Ripon I give to my nephew Ralph Creyke out of which money he to pay Mr Jonathan Gray one hundred pounds for the favour of his attendance & trouble in the business also the servants mayds and the six pounds each as before mentioned also the small legacies to Mr and Mrs Dale and to the widow of Christopher and shop bills of which there will be very few All my framed drawings and prints framed to be sent to Mrs Daltry all [...] books to be sent to Miss Elizabeth Creyke All my black gowns and good body linen to be sent to Mrs Cayley widow of George [?] Cayley also all my lace black also white [...] of [...] to be sent to Mrs Cayley for her further orders Mrs Cayley removed to Brentwood Essex This Codicil to my will I sign May 24th 1822 I request my nephew Creyke out of my monies in the York bank of Raper & Co to make the following charities from me To the York County Hospital 20£ To the Blue Coat Charity School at York 20 To the [...] School at York 20£ To the poor at Ripon 15 To the poor at Sharow 15

Codicil 2

I request of my niece Catherine Creyke to look into all my Chests of drawers trunks and chests with my Clothes from them to take all that is within Cloaths better & worse and to pack them up in a trunk she will find to suit sending them to the widow Lieut Cayley all the better things as I have mentioned before and any Articles to be called good of my Cloaths The rubbish & remnant of my Cloaths to be given to the Servant Maids living with me at my death not equally divided she that has been the longest time with me to have to have the greater part or share I request of my nephew Ralph Creyke to give to give to his sister Catherine one hundred pounds from my fund in the Bank of Raper Swann Clough & Co at York for her trouble she being my name sake Signed by me Catherine Cayley Sharow Lodge July 13th 1822

Codicil 3

In Lieu of the annuities mentioned in my will to be given out of my share of the Rawcliffe Estate by my nephew Ralph Creyke at my death to Mrs Eliz Lawson Baker at York and Susannah Todd of Beverley I request the said Ralph Creyke to give them each ninety nine pounds in lieu of the said annuities mentioned in my will out of the monies he will find of mine in the Bank of Raper Swann & Co at York as short a time as to him convenient after my death Catherine Cayley March 17th 1823 ninety nine or one hundred pounds each as suits [...] for them both sums to be laid out in annuities for them each.


Will and codicils proved 3 July 1823

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