Gunnerside and Upper Swaledale
Woodward, Elizabeth of Gunnerside

This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Woodward of Gunnerside in the Parish of Grinton and County of York Widow as follows I give and bequeath my Household Furniture in the following manner That is to say

To my son Henry Woodward a Meal Chest and One Lead Bowl,

to my Son Thomas Woodward my best Bedstead and Hangings, also the Feather Bed and bedding he now uses or sleeps upon

To my son James Woodward my Mahogany Desk and Book Case also the Bedstead Feather Bed and bedding he now uses and sleeps upon

To my daughter Margaret Wife of David Calvert my Feather Bed and Pillows which I now use and sleep on one painted Deal chest of Drawers and one painted Washand stand

To my daughter Ann the Wife of James Thompson one lap up [?] Bedstead one round Mahogany Table one looking glass and one old Clothes Chest having Drawers in

To my daughter Phillis Wife of Michael Calvert one Mahogany Card Table my best Fire Irons and my best Copper Tea Kettle

To my Daughter Elizabeth Woodward the Bedstead I mostly use and sleep upon also my best Feather Bed and pillows One Mahogany Chest of Drawers and three Elm chairs the rest and remainder of my Household Furniture not hereinbefore bequeathed together with all my stock of Sheep which I may be possessed of at my decease

I give and bequeath to my said sons Thomas Woodward and James Woodward nevertheless subject and chargeable with the payment thereout to my Son William Woodward the Sum of Twenty Two Pounds and to my said son Henry Woodward the sum of Seventeen Pounds and to be paid to them by the said Thomas Woodward and James Woodward.

I give and bequeath to my said Four Daughters namely Margaret Calvert Ann Thompson Phillis Calvert Elizabeth Woodward to each and severally the sum of Forty Pounds I also order and direct that my Executors hereinafter named shall as soon as to them may seem fit and expedient collect and get in all my Debts sell and dispose of such of my Goods Chattels and Effects which are not herinbefore devised and the Monies arising therefrom to be paid and applied to the payment of my Funeral and Testamentary Expences [sic] and the aforesaid Legacies

I also give devise and bequeath all my Copyhold Estate being part and parcel of the Manor of Healaugh unto and equally amongst my said Four Sons namly [sic] William Woodward, Henry Woodward, Thomas Woodward and James Woodward to them their Heirs and Assigns for ever share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants nevertheless I do hereby charge and make chargeable my said Copyhold and real Estate with the payment therout with all the deficiency (if any) which my Personal Estate may not meet in the payment of my Funeral and Testamentary Expences [sic] and the Legacies herinbefore devised

I constitute and appoint my said two Sons Henry Woodward and Thomas Woodward joint Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made I do declare this to be and contain my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight

Elizabeth Woodward

[Elizabeth was originally Elizabeth Spensley, daughter of Henry Spensley the joiner of Muker, and Agnes (Nanny) Kilburn]