Wills
Gunnerside and Upper Swaledale
 
Alderson, Anthony of Muker
 
This is the last Will and Testament of me Anthony Alderson of Muker in the Township of Muker in the Parish of Grinton and in the North Riding of the County of York Yeoman I direct that all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named

I give and bequeath unto my sister Jane Scott the sum of ten pounds a year for and during the term of her natural life the first payments to take place twelve months after my decease and for every suceeeding twelve months as long as she lives to be paid to her by my Executors hereinafter named from the proceeds of property hereinafter described and set forth

I give and bequeath unto my nephew Anthony Alderson Scott my gold watch for his own absolute use

I give devise and bequeath unto my nephews Richard Alderson Scott Anthony Alderson Scott and George Scott share and share alike All that my Copyhold property tenements hereditaments with the appurtenance thereunto belonging lying and being at or within the Territories of Keld Thorns and Kisdon with the exception of two allotments on Kisdon commonly called and known by the name of Kisdon Allotment and south end of Kisdon Allotment containing by the tithe Survey Twenty one acres one rood and twelve perches which said two allotments I have hereinafter devised to my nephew Christopher Alderson Scott

And I also give and bequeath unto my said three nephews Richard Anthony and George share and share alike all money or moneys that I may have lent out on promissory notes and which may be due to me at the time of my decease both principal and interest for their own use and benefit absolutely

and now I give devise and bequeath unto my true and faithful nephew Christopher Alderson Scott All that my Copyhold messuages Tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances thereunto belonging lying and being at or within the Territories of Muker in Swaledale in the said County of York together with Kisdon Allotment and south end of Kisdon Allotment hereinbefore described and set forth

Also I give devise and bequeath unto my said true and faithful nephew all that my Household furniture Farming Stock both within and without and all the rest and residue of my estate and effects both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever whether in possession reversion remainder or expectancy for his own use and benefit absolutely

Nevertheless I charge the above property with the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences [sic] and with the payment of the ten pounds a year to his mother Jane Scott in the manner hereinbefore described and set forth

I order and direct that if any of my nephews which is named in this my Will should happen to die without leaving issue living at the time of their death his Share of the property hereinbefore devised and bequeathed to him so dying to go to his surviving brothers share and share alike but if any of them happen to die leaving issue living at the time of his death such child or chilldren [sic] to have their parents share now I order and direct that it is my wish that non [sic] of the above described Copyhold estate be sold or disposed of during the lives of my nephews except to each other for the purpose of family arrangements

And I do nominate constitute and appoint my nephews Richard Alderson Scott of Harkers House and Christopher Alderson Scott of Muker both in the said Township of Muker…

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