This is the last will and Testament of me John Spensley of Feetham near Reeth in the County of York Yeoman. I direct all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my Son Carter Spensley the legacy or sum of Nineteen guineas I give and bequeath unto my son James Spensley the legacy or sum of Fiftly pounds I give devise and bequeath unto my Son John Spensley and my said son James Spensley all that my freehold estate messuages lands tenements and hereditaments situate at or near to Feetham Holme in the parish of Grinton in the said county of York and all other my real estate wheresoever situate To hold to them the said John Spensley and James Spensley their heirs and assigns for ever I give and bequeath all my household furniture and effects farming stock implements and utensils and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever unto my said son John Spensley and I appoint my said Son John Spensley sole executor of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of June 1865 ~
John Spensley ~
Signed published and declared by the said John Spensley the testator as & 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 subscribed our names as witnefses ~
Jno C Birkbeck
Proved at York the twenty fifth day of November 1865 by the Oath of John Spensley the Son the sole executor to whom administration was granted.
The Testator John Spensley was late of Feetham near Reeth in the County of York Yeoman and died on the twenty seventh day of August 1865 at Feetham aforesaid
under £200 Extracted by J.C.Birkbeck Hazel Brow Reeth
This is a true copy.