James Hammond Newbeggin 1657

In the name of god Amen the seaventh day of August one thousand six hundred fiftie seaven I James Hammond of Newbeggin in Bishoppdale In the Parish of Aysgarth In the County of Yorke sicke of bodie but of good and perfect memorie doe ordaine and I make this my last will testament in manner and forme following that is to say  first I give and commend my soule into the hands of Almighty god hopeing assuredly to have remission of all my sins by the merits & death and passion of Jesus Christ my saviour & redeemer and my bodie to the earth from whence it came; And for my worldlie goods I give & bequeath as followeth That is to say I give & bequeath All my messuage house and all my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever unto Elizabeth Hammond my wife for and during and unto the full end and tearme of twentie years next ensueing after my death for her owne liveliehood and the education of my sonne Roger Hammond And I desire my wife to bringe upp my sonne with beareing and in the feare of the lord.
Item I give unto my wife all my goods and chattels moveable and umoveable whatsoever except the one halfe of my house hold stuffe whish I give unto y sonne Roger Hammond. And I doe ordaine and make my said sonne Roger Hammond sole executor of this my last will ad testament In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and yeare first above written.
Witnesse hands
Michael Sadler                                                James Hammond
Parcivell Metcalfe

Thomas Hammond of Preston 1762

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hammond of Preston in the parish of Wensley & County of York being sick in body but of good & perfect minde & memory & considering the certainty of death & the nesessaty of settleing my temporall affairs do make ordain constitute & appoint this my last will & testament in manner & forme following.
First I will that all my just debts & funerall expences be well & truely in time paid by my executor & executrix hereafter named. I Next give devise & bequeath to my three doters to witt, Mary Hammond, Isabel Hammond & Margaret Hammond that part of my house wherein Michael Clarkson now dwel together with ye garth he Rents of me with it which is a part of that I lately purchased of Mr Tho Buckle to hold the same so long as they remaine Unmarried & when they or aney one of them shall marrey or die the sd premises shall be enjoyed by the survivours of them & after the marriage or death of my three above mentioned doters I give & bequeath the same to my son John Hammond & his heirs for ever Also all ye resdue of that I purchased of the above Mr Buckle ,to witt, ye house wheren Jam Blades, now dwell & likewise ye house wherein Wm Askough dwell with a Cattle gate in ye town pasture, & all appurtenances belonging the same I give & bequeath to my sd son John his heirs & Assigns for ever. Also I give & bequeath to my eldest son Anthony Hammond the House wherein I now dwell together with all the esttae lands & aputenances belonging the same nevertheless, subject to the payment of leagices hereafter mentioned to my sd son Wm the sum of one hundred pounds when he shall attain to the age of twenty one years. Also to my doter Marey Hammond the sum of one hundred & thirty pounds to be paid hir three years after my decease. Also to my doter Isabel Hammond the like sum of one hundred & thirty pounds to be paid hir at the end of five years after my decease. Also to my doter Margaret Hammond the sum of fouer pounds a year duering the terme of hir naturall life to be paid to hit at two equal halfe yearly payments to witt, two pounds at ye end of six months after my decease & the like sum of two pounds every halfe year duering ye terme above mentioned. Lastly I give & bequeath to my dearly & well beloved wife |Margret Hammond all my house-hoold goods & household furniture & do hereby nominate my said wife & my said son Anthony Hammond my full & sole executors. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this twenty seventh day of July one thousand seven hundred sixty and two.
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Chris Mason                                                Thomas Hammond
Antho Hammond
Michael Spence

Anthony Hammond Preston 1767

In the name of God Amen I Anthony Hammond of Preston in the parish of Wensley and County of York being sick in body bit of good and perfect mind and memory and Considering the certainty of death and the necsaty of settling my temporal affairs do make ordain constitute and apoint this my last will and testament in manner and forme following first I will that all my just depts. And funeral expences be well and truely in time pade by my executor and executrix hereafter named I next give and devise and bequeath to my Brother John Hammond all my housing lands and tenements lying and beeing in the township of Preston afore sade and apertences hearto belonging when he atanes the age of twenty one years if he so long live and all my depts. And legaiss to be pade out of my lands first I give to my sister Mary Hammond Sixty pounds when my Brother arrives to the age twenty three years if he so long live and if not to be pade by the heir five years after the date therof, second I give to my sister Isabella Hammond Sixty pounds to be pade six yers after the date hearof, thirdly I give to my sister Margaret Hammod three pounds a year so long as she keeps un married and no longer Except the heir pleaseth the sade three pounds a year to be pade quarterly the first pament the first of January 1711 one thousand seven hundred and eleaven the second pament on the twenty first of March and the third payment on the twentyfourth of Joune and the fourth quarterly pament on the twentyninth of September one thousand and eleaven and hear after accordingly.
All my depts. Whatsoever and legesees to be pade out of my real estate lying and beeing in Preston as above sade Lastly I appoint my Mother Margret Hammond and my Brother John Hammond my Sole executive and further I give and bequeath to my Mother Margret Hammond all my real estate for three years to come after the date thereof, in witness whereof I have hear unto set my hand and seal this thirteth day of November one thousand seven hundred and sixtyseven
Anthony Hammond
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Chris Mason
Antho Hammond
Henry Hammond