This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Spensley of Low Row near Reeth in the County of York, Farmer. I give and devise to my Sons William and Christopher All my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wherever and of what nature or tenure soever. To hold to them their heirs and afsigns for ever or according to the several natures or tenures thereof respectively as Tenants in Common Subject to the payment of the annuity and legacies following that is to say To my dear wife Mary the annuity or annual sum of Eight Pounds Sterling and I give and devise the said Annuity to my said wife for and during the term of her natural life. To my Son James the Legacy or Sum of One hundred Pounds Sterling. To my daughter Hannah the wife of John Brown the legacy or Sum of Thirty pounds Sterling. To my daughter Mary the wife of Richard Brown the legacy or Sum of Thirty Pounds Sterling. To my daughter Nanny the legacy or Sum of Thirty Pounds Sterling and also the Bed Bedstead and Bedding now used by her with all articles and things belonging thereto. And to my daughter Jane the wife of John Appleton the legacy or Sum of Thirty pounds Sterling and I give and devise the said several legacies or Sums of Money articles and things to any said Son and Daughters respectively. I direct my said Sons William and Christopher to pay all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary expenses out of my personal Estate and also so much of the said Legacies as the same shall be sufficient to satisfy before resorting to my real Estate for the payment thereof. And I appoint them my said Sons William and Christopher Executors of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Twenty third day of January One thousand eight hundred and Sixty two.
Signed published and declared by the said Thomas Spensley the Testator as and to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us all present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses.
Jno C. Birkbeck
Proved in the District Registry of Her Majestys Court of Probate at York on the Twentieth day of October 1864 by William Spensley and Christopher Spensley the Executors therein named Effects sworn under £100. Testator died the Twentyninth day of June 1864.