Will of Ann Owston, Bridlington (YKS), 1809 (proved 1812)

Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of York

I Ann Owston of Bridlington in the County of Yorkshire do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament as follows I give and devise unto my Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson all that my undivided moiety or half part of all that Parcel of New Enclosure of Land containing about forty two Acres (more or less) lying and being in a certain place within the Township or Lordship of Brimpton otherwise Benton in the said County of York called the Leys Moor and Blakers and divided into several Closes to hold unto her my said Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson her Heirs and Assigns for ever and as to all my Household ffurniture Stocks ffunds Money Securities for Money Goods Chattels Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto my Brother Isaac Cook of Bridlington aforesaid Gentleman and James Coverley of Bessingby in the said County of York Gentleman their Executors Administrators and Assigns to for and upon the Trusts hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) upon Trust that they the said Isaac Cook and James Coverley or the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall convert into Money so much of my Personal Estate (except as hereafter otherwise disposed of) as shall not consist of Money and after paying thereout all my just Debts ffuneral and Testamentary expences shall and do put and place out at Interest the remainder of my Monies upon such Securities in their names or in the name of the survivor of them as they or he shall think proper and call in and place the same out again and change the Securities when and as it may be deemed expedient and pay and apply the Interest arising therefrom or so much thereof as they or he may think necessary towards the support maintenance and education of my said Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson until she shall attain the age of twenty one years and upon her attaining that age upon Trust that they the said Isaac Cook and James Coverley or the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators shall and do pay the said Principal Monies together with the Interest then due thereon or otherwise transfer the Securities upon which the same are placed unto my said Granddaughter Eliza Jefferson her Executors Administrators and Assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit and I do hereby appoint them the said Isaac Cook and James Coverley Executors In Trust of this my Will and I do hereby order and direct that all my Plate and Linen shall be kept for my said Granddaughter until she shall attain the age of twenty one years but in case she shall die under that age then I give all the said Plate and Linen unto and equally between my Nieces Ann and ffrances Coverley or to the survivor of them in case either of them shall be dead and I direct that my Wearing Apparel shall be given away to such Person as my said Executors shall in their discretion think proper and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine Ann Owston

(Attestation Clause)

D Taylor _ R Dealtry _ J Thompson

Proved at London 24 March 1812

PCC Prob11/1531

transcribed by Ros Dunning