This is the last Will and Testament of me John Coates of Palliott Stainmore in the Parish of Brough in the County of Westmorland yeoman. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give devise and bequeath all my copyhold and reall estate situate at or near Thwaite in Swaledale in the Parish of Grinton in the County of York also my personal effects and also all and every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house or about my person or due to me at the time of my decease situate at Palliott (aforesaidA) to my sons and daughter Christopher Coates, George Coates, John Coates, Robert Coates, and Margaret Coates all of them equal shares alike. Also the following legacies I give to my daughter Ann Bousfield wife of John Bousfield the sum of Forty pounds also to my daughter Elizabeth Nicholson Wife of Joseph Nicholson the sum of sixty pounds. Also to my grand daughter Agnes Coates the sum of sixty pounds also to my three grand children Rose Annie Sunter and Hannah Sunter and Mary Jane Sunter children of my late daughter Mary Jane Sunter wife of William Sunter the sum of eighty pounds to be paid equally alike when they severally arrive at the age of Twenty one years of age to share and share alike to survivor or survivors also al the aforesaid to their heirs and assigns for ever. I appoint my said sons Christopher Coates and George Coates executors of this my will and hereby revoking and making and all former or other Wills by me at any other time heretofore made I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set and subscribed my name this fourteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighty.
Signed published and declared by the said testator John Coates as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other at one and the same have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
James Robert Metcalfe _ Thomas Metcalfe
Proved in the District Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice at Carlisle by the Executors therein named on the 29th day of July 1880.
Testator died 18th June 1880
Estate sworn under £500