Wills
Gunnerside and Upper Swaledale
 
Peacock, Christopher of Muker
 
This is the last Will and Testament of me Christopher Peacock of Muker in Swaledale in the Parish of Grinton in the County of York Yeoman First I order all my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expences [sic] to be paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named

I give and bequeath to my Brother David Peacock his heirs and assigns for ever All that my Copyhold Estate being at or within the Manor of Muker in Swaledale aforesaid consisting of two Closes called Great Foxthwaite amd Little Foxthwaite with a Cowhouse thereon and Intake and an Allotment thereunto belonging containing by estimation seven Acres or thereabouts and three other Closes called Great Foxthwaite Middle Foxthwaite and Foxthwaite Intake with a Cowhouse thereon and two Allotments and a Cowhouse thereunto belonging containing together by estimation by eleven Acres or thereabouts

And I do hereby charge and make chargeable my said Copyhold Estate as hereinbefore devised to my said Brother David Peacock with the payment thereout with the several legacies Annuities and Rent Charge hereinafter given and bequeathed that is to say I give and bequeath to my Brother Ralph Peacock the clear Annuity yearly Sum or Rent Charge of six pounds for and during the term of his natural life

I also give and bequeath to my Sister Alice the Wife of Christopher Scott the clear Annuity yearly Sum or Rent Charge of Two pounds ten shillings for the term of her natural life

I give and bequeath to my Nephew Edward Peacock the Son of my late Brother Thomas Peacock the Sum of Nineteen pounds nineteen Shillings

I give and bequeath to my niece Nanny Peacock the Daughter of my late Brother William Peacock the Sum of Nineteen pounds nineteen shillings to be paid to them severally by my Executor hereinafter named when they attain to the age of twenty one years

I also give and bequeath to my Sister Nanny the Wife of Thomas Kilburn her heirs and assigns for ever One Close called Rigg with a Cowhouse thereon and one allotment adjoining thereto containing by estimation half an acre or thereabouts and one other allotment situate at or near Thwaite containing by estimation one acre or thereabouts each being held as part and parcel of the Manor of Muker aforesaid

I also give and bequeath to my aforesaid Sister Nanny the Wife of Thomas Kilburn all my household Furniture Beds Bedding Plate Linen and China as may stand and be in my Dwellinghouse at my decease

I also give and bequeath to my aforesaid Niece Nanny Peacock the Daughter of my late Brother William Peacock All the Household Furniture belonging to her late Father the said William Peacock consisting of the following namely two feather Beds and Bedding and one Bed stead One Mahogany Card Table and One Clock and Case

I also give and bequeath to my aforesaid Nephew Edward Peacock the Son of my said late Brother Thomas Peacock All my Shoemakers Tools and implements whatsoever and wheresoever I also give and bequeath to my aforesaid Brother David Peacock the rest and residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore bequeathed (if any)

I constitute and appoint my said Brother David Peacock Sole Executor and Residuary Legatee of this my Will hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of November One thousand eight hundred and sixty two

Christopher Peacock

Signed and Published by the said Christopher Peacock the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at one and the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

Robert Metcalfe Calverts House
John Reynoldson Thorns

Proved in the District Registry of the Court of Probate at York on the twentieth day of January 1863 by David Peacock the Brother of the said Deceased the Sole Executor
Effects sworn under £200
Testator died on the sixth day of January 1863
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