Gunnerside and Upper Swaledale
Kearton, John of Thwaite
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Kearton of Thwaite in the Parish of Muker in the County of York I appoint my son John Kearton and Richard Clarke of Thwaite Executors of this my Will

I give devise and bequeath to my son John Kearton my old oak clock and to my son James Harker [probably a mistake in original copying and should read Kearton] my American Clock

and to my dear Wife Sarah Kearton All the rest of my household furniture for her own use and to dispose of at her discretion

I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Alderson Reuben the sum of eighty pounds and to my daughter Mary Peacock one hundred pounds and to my daughter Phillis Kearton One hundred and Twenty pounds to be paid to them after the decease of my wife and not till then and should my wife die before April sixth eighteen hundred and eighty seven the money not to be payable before that date

I give devise and bequeath to my two sons John Kearton and James Kearton All the rest of my personal property and Dairy utensils And also all my copyhold property whatsoever and wheresoever in equal shares after having paid thereout all my just debts and testamentary expenses And I do hereby direct that my farm and estate shall be carried on by my two sons as at the present time during the lifetime of my wife and should she die before April sixth eighteen hundred and eighty seven to be carried on by them until then

As Witness my hand this nineteenth day of February eighteen hundred and eighty five

John Kearton

Signed by the Testator as his last Will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other all present at the same time have hereunto set our names as Witnesses

Nany Peacock - Muker
John Clarkson - Smithy Holme

Testator died 23rd February 1885
Value of Estate £296:11:9
Proved in the District Registry at York on the 5th day of June 1885 by both Executors therein named