Ralph Kay
of Allerston, co. York, d. 1686.

Date of birth or baptism: Unknown.
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.

Date of burial: 28 December 1686.
Place of burial: Allerston, co. York.
[Allerston PR]

Father: _____ Kay.
Mother: Unknown.
Although the name of Ralph Kay's father is unknown, there are two known siblings, who are covered on the page of _____ Kay.

Spouse:
(1) m. Thornton Dale, 5 February 1655/6, Ann Skelton, bur. Allerston, 1 August 1670.
[Thornton Dale PRT]

(2) m. bef. 10 April 1686, Elizabeth _____.
Elizabeth is mentioned in the will of Ralph Kay, transcribed below.

Children by Ann Skelton:
The children are all named in the will of Rakph Kay. His will also implies that his mother-in-law Frances Skelton was the grandmother of Elizabeth, Catherine, and Stephen. Thus, Ralph Kay's first wife Ann Skelton was the mother of those three children, and therefore also of the older two sons.

John Kay or Key, of Farmanby, co., York, b. say 1656, d. between 1 July 1710 and 14 March 1710/1;
perhaps m. Thornton Dale, 5 November 1674, Elizabeth Skelton, living 21 May 1711.
[Thornton Dale PRT] The will of John Key of Farmanby, transcribed below, was dated 1 July 1710, and proved 21 May 1711, with inventory dated 14 March 1710/1. That this was the same person as Ralph Kay's eldest son John Kay is proved clearly by the will of Elizabeth Widd, below. Also, note that Ralph Kay left his son John his land at Farmanby. John Key of Farmanby mentions a wife Elizabeth in his will, who can perhaps be identified with the Elizabeth Skelton (a relative?) who married a John Key at Thornton Dale in 1674.

William Kay, living 10 October 1678, deceased 10 April 1686.
William Kay was living at the time of a deed dated 10 October 1678 (mentioned in Ralph Kay's will, below), and deceased at the time of Ralph Kay's will.

Elizabeth Kay, bp. Allerston, 10 September 1661, bur. there 23 August 1719;
m. Roger Widd, bur. Allerston, 13 September 1708.
[Allerston BT; Allerston PR] The will of Roger Widd of Allerston was dated 28 November 1707, and proved 4 October 1708. The will of Elizabeth Widd of Allerston, widow, was dated 6 August 1719, and proved 16 November 1719, and mentioned numerous relations. Both wills are trasncribed below.

Catherine Kay, b. ca. 1665, d. 1 April 1743, bur. Hutton Bushel;
m. 3 February 1686[/7],
Matthew Audas, b. 5 November 1656, d. 20 January 1740/1.
That Ralph Kay's daughter Catherine was the same person as the Catherine Key who married Matthew Audas is proven by the will of Catherine's sister Elizabeth Widd, which mentions her sister Catherine "Audhouse", with the mention of George Craven and his brother-in-law Robert "Audhouse" showing clearly that "Audhouse" should be read as "Audas".

Stephen Kay, bur. Allerston, 20 May 1722;
m. (1) Allerston, 15 April 1692, Elizabeth Welburne;
m. (2) Frances _____, living 23 January 1721/[2].
The will of Stephen Kay, transcribed below, was dated 23 January 1721[/2], and proved 10 October 1722.


Will of Ralph Kay of Allerston, dated 10 April 1686, proved 29 April 1687.

In the name of God Amen the tenth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1686 I Ralph Kay of Allerston in the County of Yorke Yeoman, in good health and perfect Memory (praised be god) doe make this my last will and Testament in manner & forme Following; First I bequeath my soule to Almighty god my Creator, & to Jesus Christ my Redeemer by whose previous death I hope to recieve full pardon for my sinns and everlasting happiness after this life is ended and my body to the ground And first of all I revoke all wills by me formerly made, and declare this to be my last will and Testament Item I give to the poore of Allerston ten shillings And whereas I have formerly given to my sonn John Kay Certain lands within the liberty of Thornton or Farmanby in Pickering Lyth on the west side of the Becke viz. five Acres between the Townes foure Acres or thereabouts in a place called high Rigg seven Acres in the high Field foure broad lands on long swincroft and one acre and three Roods on Broadmire for and in exchange of two Closes or Carrs with Lanes belonging them lying within the liberty of Thornton aforesaid on the East side of the Becke between the lands of Thomas Allatson on the south and mine owne lands on the North extending from the Fryer Dyke on the west to the Lordshipp of wilton on the East as is more largely declared in deeds of exchange dated xth of October 1678 To which deeds my said sonn and my selfe have interchangeab[l]y sett our hands and seales & which Closes lands with thappurtnances were by power and vertue of the said deeds after my decease setled uppon my two younger sonns william Kay and Stephen Kay, but my son william Kay being since that time dead, and I have my reserved power if eyther of them or both of them should dy in my life time to dispose of the said Closes and Lands with thappurtnances as I should thinke fitt as appeareth by an endorsement on the backe of the said deeds of exchange I doe therfore here declare that I give that part which was setled on my sonn william to my sonn Stephen Kay & his heyres for ever. Item I give to my sonn John Kay with aproviso hereafter mencioned the rest of all my lands there on the west side of the Becke within the aforesaid liberty of Thornton or Farmanby set forth and allotted to me uppon the late enclosure for and in Consideracion of thre oxgangs of land purchased there of Thomas Dale by my selfe and my deceased sister Elizabeth Kay (viz) soe long as the said John Kay his wife his heyers executors and administrators shall observe perform & keepe all Covenants and agreements Contained in the aforemencioned deeds of exchange But if the said John Kay his wife his heyres his heyres executors or administrators or any of them shall at any time hereafter hinder disturb or molest my aforesaid sonn Stephen Kay his heyres executors or administrators or any of them in his or their peaceable possession of the said two Closes with Lands and appurnances or enter uppon or enjoy the same or any part or parcell of the same Then I give the lands before mencioned which he had from me in exchange of the said Carrs or Closes with Lands and appurtnances together with all the other lands sett for and allotted to me for and in Consideration of the three oxgangs of land before mencioned unto my said sonn Stephen Kay and his heyres forever Item I give to my sonn Stephen Kay and his heyres by him lawfully begotten for ever one Close or Carr with a Lane at the west end thereof within the liberty of Thornton aforesaid lying between the lands of Christopher Hunter gent. on the North and mine owne lands on the south the Fryer Dyke and the lands of the said Christopher Hunter on the west and the lands of Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Watson on the East which said Close with the appurtnances was intailed uppon him after my decease and the decease of my sonn William Kay as appeareth by a deed dated the third day of February in the xxijth yeare of the Raigne of King Charles the 2nd But I order that he pay out of the profits of the same Close after the decease of Elizabeth my wife to my daughter Elizabeth now wife of Roger Widd dureing her naturall life the sum of Fifty shillings yearely And also the said sum of fifty shillings yearely for the use of her Children lawfully begotten of her body if any survive her till the youngest of them be ten yeares of age But he shall pay the same for the use of her Children to whom he is persuaded takes most care of them And in soe doeing he shall be acquitted; And if my said daughter shall sell the said Annuity Then my said sonn Stephen shall be discharged from paying the same Annuity any more I meane if she her husband or any uppon her account shall sell it; And if my said sonn Stephen happen to dy without heyres by him lawfully begotten Then I give the said Close to my daughters Elizabeth and Catherin and their heyres for ever provided that my daughter Elizabeth have out of the profitts thereof for the use of her and her Children if any survive her the sum of fifty shillings yearely during the time before exprest; Item I also give to my sonn Stephen Kay and his heyres for ever two oxgangs of land Lying within the open Field of Thornton aforesaid now in occupacion of James Jennison which I had from Mr. Hill the one of them I bought of Mr. Hill and the other I had from him in exchange of another oxgang But I order that he pay out of the profitts of the said Close and the said two oxgangs of land to <my> wife Elizabeth dureing her naturall life the sum of vli which said sum he shall pay halfe thereof at the first halfe yeare end after my decease, and for yearely continue for long as she lives; which said Annuity I give her in full satisfaction of all her Interest Rights widow part Third dead part Dower or demands whatsoever which she might in aniwise Claim Challenge or demand in or out of any of my other lands houses goods or Chat[e]lls moveable or immoveable provided that she be content with the same and doe not trouble my executor for any other part or share; And I doe also order that he shall pay for and in respect and in regard of the said two oxgangs of land after within one year after the death of my said wife Elizabeth unto my sonn John Kay the sum of twenty [blank] pounds and unto my daughter Elizabeth (if she be then alive) now wife of Roger wid the sum of five pounds and unto my daughter Catherin if she be then alive the sum of five pounds but if my said sonn Stephen Kay refuse to pay the same Then it shall be lawfull for my said sonn John Kay and my daughters Elizabeth and Catherin to enter uppon the said two oxgangs of land and the same to hold possesse and occupy till they be fully satisfied. And whereas I have already setled uppon my said sonn Stephen Kay all the lands which I bought of Mrs. Bradley and one dwelling house now in occupacion of James Jennison all within the liberty of Thornton injoining him to pay some Annuities out of the same as appeareth by a deed dated the xxiijth of July 1679 I doe hereby confirme the same And does acquit him from paying any Annuities mencioned in the said deed except my daughter Elizabeth now wife of Roger wid happen to be a widow, And then I order that he pay or cause to be paid to siad daughter dureing her natruall life out of the profitts of the said land the sum of fourty shillings yearely And if he dy seized uppon the said lands without heyres by him lawfully begotten, Then I give the said lands which I purchased of Mrs. Bradley to my two daughters Elizabeth and Catherin and the heyres lawfully begotten of their bodies forever, But if eyther of them dy without such lawfull heyres, Then I give the same part immediately after her decease to my surviving daughter and her heyres lawfully begotten of her body forever Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth now wife of Roger widd and to her heyres forever two dwelling houses in Scarbrough in the County of yorke now in occupacion of widow Hayes and widow Nightgale scituate lying and being between one dwelling house in occupacion of Robert Kempley on the East one dwelling house in occupacion of Arthur Atkinson on the west, the lands in occupacion of Robert Kempley on the south And the street leading from Newbroughgates to the Market place on the north with thappurtnances thereto belonging Item I give to my sonn Stephen Kay and his heyres forever all the Interest and Rights which I may or might Challenge in or out of any outhouses Orchards yards Garths or any appurnances whatsoever belonging to one house in Scarbrough aforesaid, which my brother John Kay late of Scarbrough deceased did by his last will and Testament give and bequeath to my sonn Stephen Kay and his heyres forever after the decease of mary then his wife; Item I give to my sonn Stephen Kay one waine a plough with my other such like implements belonging husbandry Item I give to Elizabeth my wife five shillings, and to my sonn John Kay his wife and each one of his Children five shillings a peece, and to my sonn Stephen five shillings to my two daughters Elizabeth and Catherin Roger widd and Thomas Dale each one of them five shillings. And whereas my mother in law Frances Skelton late of wilton deceased did by her last will and Testament Dated xxiiijth July 1672 give and bequeath to my Children her whole estate amounting to the sum of xxxvli - xvijs - ijd as appeareth by the Inventory and Committed the same to my Custody for their uses I doe therefore after my debts Legasyes funerall expences and such like be discharged give the rest of all my goods unbequeathed a fifth part of the same to my sonn Stephen Kay and the rest of what remaines I give to my two daughters Elizabeth and Catherin in Consideracion & satisfaction of their Grandmothers estate left in my hands and Custody for their uses, And I do make my sonn Stephen Kay and my two daughters Elizabeth and catherin executors of this my last will & Testament In witnesse whereof I have hereto sett my hand and seale the day & yeare first above written Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of Richard Clarke William Bettelewell Ralph Faklin(?) John Baker. Inventory 2 December 1686. Proved 29 April 1687 [Original will, Dean of York peculiar, FHL film #99,352]

Will of John Key of Farmanby, dated 1 July 1710, proved 21 May 1711.

In the name of God Amen July the First 1710 I John Key of Farmanby in Pickering Lyth in the County of York Yeoman, being weak & infirm of body but in good & perfect remembrance (God be praised) do make Constitute and ordaine this my last will and Testament, that is to say, principally and First of all I give & recommend my soule to God my Creator trusting to be saved by the merritts of Jesus Christ my saviour, and body to be buried in a Christian & decent manner at the discretion of my Executors, hereafter named, and as touching such worldly Estate, wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to blesse me with in this worldly [sic], I give & dispose of it as Followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto John Key my Eldest son one waggon <and> plow, & all the rest of my husbandry Gear; Item I give & bequeath unto my son William Key my high Feild Close Containing by Estimation Eleaven Acres be the ----e more or less to him & his heirs forever, Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Key the upper end of my Broadmer Close to her & her heirs forever; Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Catherine Key the middle part of my said Broadmer Close, to her and her heirs forever, Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mercy Key the low end of my said Broadmer Close to her and her heirs forever to be equally divided amongst them by even & equall portions & Free passage through one another both for Cart and Carriage without <any> Molestation or disturbance. Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Key my dwelling house & harth, and all the rest of my land unbequeathed to him and his heirs for ever upon Condition and with the provision that he pay unto Ann Birdsall my eldest daughter Forty Shillings of good and Lawfull Brittish money and to her three Children, John Birdsall, William Birdsall and Eliz: Birdsall to each of them Five pounds of <a peice of good> & Lawful Brittish money; these Legaices above named to be paid at the death of Elizabeth Key my wife, and for non payment of the aforesaid Legacies my will is that my daughter Ann Birdsall, and these my three Grand Children or any one or more of them shall enter upon Mastill Close, and enjoy it for the terme of twelve years, And further my will is, that if my said Daughter Ann Birdsall or any of her said three Children die before the said Legacies become due, then their said Legacies to be paid to the Survivors then living Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Key one silver Cup All the rest of my goods moveable & unmoveable unbequeatted I give and bequeath unto Eliz Key, Catherine Key & Mercy Key my three daughters whom I Joyntly make Executors of this my last will & Testament, In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written John Key; signed sealed published and declared by the said John Key to be his last will & Testament, in the & presence of us who at his request & in his presence have sett our hands as witnesses hereof, Robert Barker his marke, Leonard Shotton his marke Christo: Store. Inventory 14 March 1710/1, total value 104. Proved 21 May 1711 by Elizabeth Key [Dean of York peculiar, FHL film #1,966,639].

Will of Roger Widd of Allerston, dated 28 November 1707, proved 4 October 1708.

In the Name of God Amen this twenty eighth day of November in the year of our Lord God one thousand seaven hundred & seaven I Roger Widd of Allerston in the County of York Yeoman, being weak of body, but of sound & perfect mind and memory, praised be Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life & knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to dy, do make and ordaine this my present last Will & Testament, that is to say principally & first of all, I Give & recommend my soule into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, & my body to the Earth, to be buried in decent & Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, hopeing at the generall resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almightly God to bless me with in this life, I give demise & bestow & dispose of the same in manner & form following. Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my Nephew Roger Widd twenty pounds to be paid him as a legacy by my Executrix at any time within a year after my decease when shee shall find a convenient opportunity which said legacy of twenty pounds shall be in full of of what hee the said Roger Widd shall claime or recover out of or from my said estate, & hee shall give my said Executrix a lawfull discharge upon receipt of the said Legacy, Item I give and bequeath unto my Neece Margarett Hardy twenty pounds of like lawfull money of England to be paid her or her husband at the Like convenient opportunity at any time within a year <after my decease as aforesaid> by my said Executrix & when she pleases within such time as aforesaid, which said twenty pounds shall be in full of what shee the said Margaret Hardy or her husband shall claime, demand or recover out of this my said estate, & upon receipt of the said legacy they shall give my said Executrix a full & lawfull discharge in writeing for the same. Item I give & Bequeath unto my Nephew Robert Widd fourteen pounds of Like lawfull money of England to be paid him by my said Executrix at such convenient opportunity as shee shall take within a year after my decease, & also whatsoever I have in shiping at Whitby with John Noble, which said part of Ship & fourteen pounds shall be in full of what hee the said Robert Widd shall claime or demand of my said estate & hee shall give my said Executrix a full & lawfull discharge in writeing upon delivery & receipt of the same. Item I give & bequeath unto each of Stephen Kay's children two shill: & six pence to be paid them by my executrix as aforesaid. Item I Give & bequeath unto each of Matthew Audhouse's his children two shill: & six pence to be paid them by my Executrix as foresaid. Item all the Residue and Remainder of my estate of what nature quality or kind soever the same bee as goods Chattells moveable or unmoveable, Bills, Bonds, moneys &c I give & dispose of the same to my Loveing wife Elizabeth Widd, And I do hereby Nominate & appoynt her Sole & whole Executrix of this present Last Will & Testament and I will that shee pay all my debts, rents Legacies, funerall expences & payments whatsoever by me owing, & I do hereby revoke disanull, & make voyde all other & former Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made, either verball or otherwise and this only & no other to be my last Will & Testament And Whatsoever party shall refuse to give a lawfull discharge to my said Executrix upon payment, or Lawfull tender of any of the said respective summs or legacies, their said summ that so refuses shall redound to my said executrix, & such party shall have no benefitt of my said estate In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day & year abovesaid. Sealed Signed Published and declared to be his last Will & Testament, in the presence of us Stephen Kay Robert his R mark Minethorp Tho: Kildell. Inventory 28 September 1708, total value 165, 13s, 4d. Proved 4 October 1708 by Elizabeth Widd [Original will, Dean of York peculiar, FHL film #99,355].

Will of Elizabeth Widd of Allerston, dated 6 August 1719, proved 16 November 1719.

In the Name of God Amen, I Elizabeth Widd of Allerston in the County of York, Widdow, being indisposed of body, but of sound & perfect mind & memory, praised be God for the same, do make and ordain this my last Will & testament, in manner and forme following, First & principally I commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God, hopeing through the meritts, death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to obtain full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my relations & executrix hereafter mentioned, Item I Give & bequeath unto George Craven of Scarbrough & his wife five pounds <part> of that ten pounds & ten shillings which I lent him in full for their legacies, & will that hee pay the other five pounds & ten shillings unto Robert Audhouse his brother in law, Item I Give & bequeath unto the said Robert Audhouse five pounds more to be paid him by my executrix & in full for his legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto my sister Catherine Audhouse one pound for her legacy, Item I Give & bequeath unto John Kay son of Stephen Kay my brother five pounds for his legacy, Item I give & bequeath unto Catherine Robinson of Scarbrough my Neece five pounds for her legacy, Item I Give unto Elizabeth Gibson my Neece five pounds for her legacy, Item I Give & bequeath unto Elizabeth Kay my sister in law two shillings & six pence for her legacy, Item I Give unto Ann Birdsall Widdow, one pound & tenn shillings for her legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto John Kay of Whitby my Nephew twenty shillings for his legacy. Item I give & bequeath unto William Kay of Thornton my Nephew twenty shillings for his legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto Mercy wife of Thomas Staines of Thornton twenty shillings for her legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto Elizabeth Bayley my Neece twenty shillings for her legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto Catherine Lightly my Neece twenty shillings for her legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto Roger Widd my Nephew, twenty shillings for his legacy. Item I Give & bequeath unto Robert Widd twenty shillings & my part of Nobles ship for his legacy Item I Give & bequeath unto my Neece Margarett Harding twenty shillings for her legacy Item I Give & bequeath unto the poor people of Allerston parrish twenty shillings to be distributed to what persons my relations & executrix shall think fitt & most needful. Item I Give & bequeath unto my brother Stephen Kay the one halfe of the profitts or rent of my house at Scarbrough for & during the term of his Naturall life, & the other halfe to his daughter Frances & after his decease I Give all my said house & all its appurtnances unto my said Neece Frances Kay, with all claime & tytle thereof to her & her heirs for ever & will that shee pay to <her> mother Frances Kay only five pounds thereout of after her father Kays decease. Item all the rest, residue & Remainder of my estate, which is yet undisposed of, of what kind Nature or quality soever the same be, I Give & bequeath unto my said Neece Frances Kay & do make & appoynt her sole & whole executrix of this my said last Will & testament & do order her to pay & discharge all these my legacies & funerall expences, & I do hereby revoke & disanull all former all former Wills & testaments by me made, & own this only to be my last Will & testament, and whosoever of these my relations that shall refuse to give a lawfull discharge in writeing to my executrix upon payment or lawfull tender of these their respective legacies, shall have no benefit of this my Will, but his, or their shair that shall so refuse shall redound to my executrix. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this sixth day of August in the sixth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George, by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland, King, defender of the Faith &c, annoque Domini 1719. Sealed Signed & declared to be her last Will & testament in the presence of us Jane her + mark Shaffeild Stephen S mark Gowsy Tho: Kildell. Inventory 21 August 1719, total value 84, 17s., 6d. Proved 16 November 1719 during the minority of the named executor Frances Kay by Stephen Kay of Allerston, brother of the deceased.

Will of Stephen Kay of Allerston, dated 23 January 1721[/2], proved 10 October 1722.

Seeing it is very necessary for all People to Remember their latter ends, and to consider the uncertainty of this life, and the Certainty of Death, and to settle things in order whilst time, & opportunity is aforded, in pusuance of which, & the like considerations, I Stephen Kay of Allerston in the County of York, Yeoman, being in pretty good health of body & in indifferent perfect mind & memory as at any other time, (praised be God for the same) do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following: First & Principally I commend my Soule to Almighty God, & my body I committ to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned & appoynted, And as touching the disposition of such temporall estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I Give and dispose thereof as followeth; Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my Grandchild John Robinson thirty pounds to be paid him, by my executor as soon as he shall attain to the age of one & twenty years, in full for his legacy except my daughter Frances happen to dy before shee be married, or before shee attain to one & twenty years of age, which if it shall so happen I give the house & premisses at Scarbrough wherein Thomas Sind---- now dwelleth with all its appurtnances to my said Grandchild John Robinson & to his heirs & assigns for ever: & also halfe of her moneys given to her by her Aunt Widd, <I give to my Grandchild Thomas Robinson> & My Grandchild Frances Gibson shall have the other half of that money Item I Give & bequeath unto my said Daughter Frances Kay one hundred pounds to be paid her by my executor at the age of one & twenty years, or her Marriage, whether shall first happen and for nonpayment thereof I do hereby authorise her to enter of Peaselane close & receive the rent & profitts thereof untill the said hundred pounds be paide & my Will also is that my Execotor pay to my said daughter Frances five pounds a year yearly untill she attain to one & twenty years of age, towards her education and Maintenance, out of his estate after my decease Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grandchild Thomas Robinson tenn pounds to be paid to him at the age of one & twenty years by my Executor in full for his legacy; Item I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Gibson five pounds to be paide to her or her husband within six months next after my decease by my executor in full for her legacy Item I Give and bequeath unto my grandchild Frances Gibson twenty pounds to be paid to her also within six months next after my decease by my executor & Richard Gibsons Receipt shall be a sufficient discharge to my said executor for both his wife & Daughters legacies, Item I Give & bequeath unto my son in law Thomas Robinson two shillings & six pence for his legacy Item I Give to the poor of Allerston two pounds to be paid by my executor at my decease & to be distributed as my wife & hee please, Item Give and bequeath unto my Dear wife Frances all my household goods & & house furniture whatsoever for and during her naturall life, and at her decease I Give & bequeath all the said household goods & house implements whatsoever unto my daughter Frances & her assigns forever: Item all the rest, residue & remainder of my estate both reall & personall whatsoever, that is yet undisposed of, do I Give and Devise unto my only son John <Iurat> Kay & to his heirs & assigns for ever: hee paying all these my legacies & bequests, debts, rents & funerall expences &c & I do hereby appoynt him Sole & whole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, & I do appoynt my Friend Thomas Kildell trustee for my daughter Frances during the time of her minority & to see that this my will be duly & rightly performed, & I do hereby revoke, & disanull all former & other Wills by me made & own this only to be my last Will & testament In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & Seale this twenty third day <of> January in the eighth year of the reign of our Soveraign Lord George, by the Grace of God of Great Brittain, France & Ireland King defender of the Faith &c, and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seaven hundred & twenty one. Sealed Signed Published and Declared to be his last Will and testament in the presence of us Richard Baker Mary Carson Tho: Kildell. Inventory 22 May 1722, total value 145. Proved 10 October 1722 by John Kay, son of the deceased [Dean of York peculiar, FHL film #99,357].


Reference abbreviations

Allerston BT = Bishop's transcripts of Allerston, co. York, FHL film #990,916.

Allerston PR = Parish registers of Allerston, co. York, FHL film #566,179.

Thornton Dale PRT = Parish register transcripts of Thornton Dale, co. York, FHL film #1,850,192.


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.