This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Peacock of Seal Houses in the Parish of Arkingarthdale in the North Riding of the County of York yeoman. I give and bequeath all my household furniture and goods unto my dear wife Mary Ann Peacock absolutely. I give devise and bequeath all my real estate and all my farming stock money securities for money and all the residue of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature tenure or kind soever unto and to the use of my said wife for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my widow and from and after her decease or second marriage whichever event shall first happen. I give devise and bequeath my said real estate farming stock money and residue of my personal estate and effects unto and to the use of all and every my children born and to be born and who shall be living at the decease or second marriage of my said wife and in equal shares as tenants in common and to their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns but such issue only to have and take the share or shares to which his her or their parent or respective parents would have been entitled if he she or they had been living at the death or second marriage of my said wife and if more than one of such issue by the same parent to have and take in equal shares as tenants in common. And in case any of my said children or issue shall after the decease or second marriage of my said wife die under the age of twenty one years and unmarried I give devise and bequeath the share or shares of him her or them so dying unto and to the use of his her or their surviving brothers and sisters in equal shares if more than one as tenants in common And I hereby declare that the gift hereinbefore made to my said wife during her life or widowhood is upon this express condition that she shall and do so long as she holds and enjoys my said real and personal estate out of the rents interest and yearly proceeds thereof properly support maintain clothe educate and place out to learn any trade profession or business all and every my children who shall be under the age of twenty one years according to their his or her expectation in life And in case any of my children or the issue of any of them shall be under the age of twenty one years at the death or second marriage of my said wife I hereby authorize and empower the executors or executor for the time being of this my will to receive the rents interests and yearly proceeds of the share or shares to which such child or issue should be entitled of and in my said real and personal estate and to give valid receipts and acquttances for the same and on nonpayment therof in the names or name of the said executors or executor by distress in the same manner as landlords aare by law empowered to do for rent reserved on common demises action at law or otherwise to enforce payment and when received to apply the same in or towards the proper maintenance education and placing out to learn any trade profession or business of such children child and issue respectively and to accumulate the residue at interest for the person or persons entitled thereto i charge my said real estate and residue of my personal estate and effects with the payment of all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and I nominate and appoint my said wife and my friends Michael Ewbank of Barrenthwaite in the Township of Stainmore in the County of Westmorland Gentleman and John Wilson of Spanham in the Parish of Barningham in the said North Riding of the County of York farmer joint Executors of this my will And I hereby declare that neither of them the said Michael Ewbank and John Wilson nor their respective heirs executors or administrators shall be answerable or accountable for any loss or damage which may arise to my personal estate or be otherwise sustainted by reason of my said wife holding carrying on using and enjoying the farm land farming stock crops implements of husbandry and effects which may be in my possession at the time of my decease during her life or widowhood nor for any diminution or decrease in value number or kind thereof I hereby revoke all my former wills In witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name this third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four - Joseph Peacock - signed published and declared by the said Testator Joseph Peacock as for his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names..........

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