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Will of Edward Cayley 1733-1805

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Will of Edward Cayley of Whitby (1733-1805)

The National Archives, PROB-11-1422-266. Transcription by Michael Cayley, released into the public domain

In the name of God Amen. I Edward Cayley of Whitby in the County of York Gentleman do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath unto two daughters Isabella Cayley and Elizabeth the wife of Sir William Barker the sum of five hundred pounds apiece to be paid to them twelve months after my decease But I do hereby order and direct that previous to the payment of the above legacies to my two daughters they my said two daughters Isabella Cayley and Elizabeth Barker shall convey or cause to be conveyed unto my Executrix hereafter named all their right title and interest which they or either may have or claim of in or to the old [...] adjoining my here dwelling house with the boat yard and other the appurtenances thereunto belonging in right of their late mother deceased which being of little value except to the owners and occupiers of said dwelling and was always intended to go therewith and which would have been conveyed to me and my heirs by my said former wife had she not unfortunately died before [... ...] the said premises then depending could be completed and this order I doubt not my said two daughters will [....fully] comply with I was in hopes have been able to give them better fortunes had not the extraordinary and ill conduct of my late son Cornelius put it out of my power and as a great part of my present fortune will cease on my death and the remainder afford a very moderate maintenance for my present life and [...] children therefore I do hereby give devise and bequeath all that farm of farmhold called Moorfield Farm with the loads and tenancies therewith belonging which I purchased of my late brother in law Richard Simpson deceased and also my dwelling house and premises which was conveyed to me by my late father in law William Simpson deceased and also all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after payment of my debts and funeral expenses to dear wife Mary Cayley and her heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby make constitute and appoint my said wife Mary Cayley sole Executrix of this my will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred.

Will proved 12 March 1805.

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