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Will and Codicil of John Cayley of Ripon, d. 1818

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Will and Codicil of John Cayley of Ripon (d. 1818)

Source: The National Archives, PROB-11-1613-152 - transcription by Michael Cayley, released by him into the public domain

Will dated 10 September 1814

I John Cayley of Sharrow in the West Riding of the County of York make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows I give my dear wife Catherine all my plate linen books household furniture carriages horses cows for her own use and to dispose of as she likes I give to my dear wife Catherine my house at Brompton now occupied by Thos. Craven and my Estate at Sharrow Lodge for her life should she wish to have the farm at Brompton and the Estate at Sharrow Lodge sold my money must be placed in the Funds my wife to receive the interest for her life should I have any right in the estate at Rawcliffe I give it to my dear wife Catherine forever I give to my nephew Lt Wm Cayley the natural child of my late Brother Captain Wm Cayley two hundred pounds to be paid as soon as convenient after my death my just debts to be paid no [several words indecipherable] should my Brother Arthur Cayley Esqr outlive my wife he to receive an annuity of two hundred pounds a year for his life out of my property then remainder of my property I give to the following persons share and share alike to my nephew Sir George Cayley Bt. Mrs Blackden Mrs Slater Mts Shadwell Arthur Cayley of Wilburn Mrs Smith wife of Doctor Smith and two of the Daughters of the Revd Digby Cayley John Cayley Esqr of York and Miss Cayley Children of the Revd John Cayley of Brompton I appoint William Grey of the Minster Yard York Executor in trust to this my Will and beg that he will accept one hundred pounds for his trouble should the farm at Brompton and the Estate at Sharrow Lodge not be sold by my wife at her death to be sold by public auction and the money to be divided as above. Signed Sept. 10, 1814.

Codicil dated 24 August 1818

Whereas I John Cayley Esqr of Sharrow Lodge in the parish of Ripon do hereby make this codicil in addition to my will I give to Lt Wm Cayley natural Child of my late Brother Captain Wm Cayley RN thirteen hundred pounds at the death of my dear wife Catherine the said Lt Wm Cayley to pay to his sister Caroline Johnston the wife of Andrew Johnston Bookbinder twenty five pounds by the year for her life but should the said Caroline Johnston have a Child or Children then the interest of five hundred pounds to be saved till the death of the said Andrew Johnston then the five hundred pounds and the interest saved to be paid to the said Child or Children of Caroline Johnston signed by me this 24th day August 1818.

Will and codicil proved 8 February 1819

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