Gunnerside and Upper Swaledale
Whitfield, Thomas of Robin Gate
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Whitfield of Robin Gate in the Parish of Grinton and County of York Miner

I give and bequeath to my son William Whitfield his heirs and assigns All that my Copyhold Estate situate at Robin Gate where I now live and two Cattle Gates in Kearton Pasture with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging

Also all my Farming Stock and Husbandry Gear whatsoever subject however to the payment of Seventy pounds each which I give to my three daughters to be paid immediately after my Wifes decease namely Hannah the Wife of Edmund Dinsdale Sarah the Wife [of] J.W. Wallis and Elizabeth Whitfield their heirs and assigns

I also order and direct my son William Whitfield to pay all my just debts Funeral and Testamentary expenses And I give to my dear Wife Margaret Whitfield all my Household Furniture whatsoever for her own absolute use I also direct and authorize my hereinafter named Executors to pay to my said Wife Margaret Whitifeld all the Interests of my real and personal estate for and during the term of her natural life

And I do hereby appoint Thomas Brown of Blades Mason and Joseph Smith of Reeth Draper both in the said Parish of Grinton and County of York the Executors of this my Will I do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of December One thousand eight hundred and seventy

Thomas Whitifeld

Signed and declared by the said Testator Thomas Whitfield as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other all being present at one and the same time have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto

James Clarkson
Joseph White

Proved in Her Majesty's Court of Probate The District Registry at York on the twenty third day of November One thousand eight hundred and seventy one by Thomas Brown and Joseph Smith the Executors named in the said Will

Effects sworn under £100
Testator died 31st December 1870