Gunnerside and Upper Swaledale
Taylor, Joseph of High Whitaside
This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Taylor of High Whitaside in the Parish of Grinton in the County of York

I give and bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Taylor her heirs executors and administrators for her and their absolute use and benefit my Copyhold house and garden with the appurtenances situate and being at or within the territories of Feetham in the Manor of Healaugh and in the Parish of Grinton aforesaid and also my two freehold houses with their gardens and appurtenances situate at Low Row in the Township of Melbecks in the Parish of Grinton aforesaid and commonly known by the name of "Poor's Houses" [?]

And I hereby further direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my remaining property such as farm Stock utensils and Household furniture and the residue or remainder of all such my personal property of every kind after the aforesaid debts and expenses are paid

I hereby give and bequeath to my Brother Edward Taylor of Snaizholme near Hawes in Wensleydale in the County of York his heirs executors and administrators for his and their use and benefit absolutely And I hereby appoint the said Edward Taylor and John Coates of High Whitaside aforesaid to be Executors of this my Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighty six

Joseph Taylor his mark X

Signed and delivered by the said Joseph Taylor as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time attest and subscribe our names as witnesses hereto

James Clarke
John Coates

Testator died 17th June 1886
Value of estate £78:3:0
Proved in the Principal Registry on the 15th November 1886 by both the executors therein named