Cooper Peacock, Muker, 1855

This is the last will and testament of me Cooper Peacock of Muker in Swaledale in the Parish of Grinton and County of York, cordwainer. As follows, I order my executors hereinafter named to pay off and discharge all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences . I give and bequeath all my household furniture, goods, chattels monies and securities for monies personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my wife Peggy otherwise Margaret Peacock and to my son William Peacock their executors and administrators In trust and I order and direct that they collect all my debts, and sell and dispose if necessary such of my farming stock at such time as to them may seem expedient and place the money thence arising upon good security and pay and apply or permit my said wife to receive the interest dividends or other animal produce arising therefrom together with the rest of my personal estate for her maintenance and support for and during the term of her natural life and in case the interest or annual produce of the said trust moneys shall not be sufficient for her maintenance and support to pay and apply so much of the principal of the said trust moneys as my said trustees or trustee may appear necessary and proper for the maintenance and support of my said wife and from and immediately after the death of my said wife I order and direct my personal estate then upon trust (if any) to be divided as follows, To my daughter Jane the wife of Thomas Pedley the sum of twenty pounds and the rest and residue (except the household furniture remaining at the death of my said wife which I give to my son James Peacock) equally between my said two sons William Peacock and James Peacock or to and equally amongst the issue of such of my children as may be then dead leaving such issue such issue to be entitled to the same share of the trust moneys as their his or her deceased parent if living would have been entitled to
I appoint my said wife Margaret Peacock and my said son William Peacock joint executors in trust of this my will I revoke all other wills by me heretofore made and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this twenty ninth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five
Cooper Peacock
Proved 11 day Oct 1855
Died 28 July 1855

Edward Peacock, Mossy Holme, 1843

In the name of God Amen. I Edmund Peacock of Mossy Holme in the Parish of Grinton and County of York yeoman being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say). First I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Peggy the wife of Thomas Bushby and Elizabeth the wife of Leonard Allan all my household furniture beds and beding to be equally divided between them share and share alike or in case either of my said daughters happen to die before me then the share of the furniture of her so dying to be eqully divided amongst her children share and share alike. Secondly my will and desire is that my executor and executrixes hereinafter mentioned as soon as convenient after my decease do sell and dispose of my copyhold lands and tenements situate in the territories of Thwaite in the said Parish of Grinton consisting of one meadow field called Mossey Holme and one allotment adjoining thereto to be equally divided amongst my executor and executrixes and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided amongst my executor and executrixes after the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses Lastly I give and bequeath unto my hereinafter named executor and executrixes all the rest and residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoeve the same may be found to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike but in case of the death of any of them before my decease the share or shares of he or she so dying to be equally divided amongst the children of such of them so dying And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Thomas Peacock, my daughter Peggy the wife of Thomas Bushby and my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Leonard Allen joint executor and executrixes of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth tday of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
Edmund Peacock X

Thomas Peacock
Anthony Clarkson
Proved 21st November 1843

Harker Peacock, Muker, 1752

In the name of God Amen I Harker Peacock of Muker in the County of York & parish of Grinto being of perfect mind & memory do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following. First I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it & my body to be buried att the discretion of my two trustees of hereafter named as to the temporal estate God has blessed me with I give & ordaine in manner following first I give & bequeath unto my loving father Thomas Peacock five pounds to be payd yearly to him for his suport & maintainance out of my lands at Muker the first payment to begin & comence one year after the death of his present wife Ann & not until then; Also I give unto my daughter Jane Peacock all my goods & chattels & if it shall so chance that my daughter Jane Peacock shall die before the age of one & twenty I give & bequeath my silver tankard unto Jane Harker my niece the daughter of William Harker of Muker aforesaid; Also I give unto the said Jane Harker & her sister Margret Harker each one guinea to be paid one year after my diseace also I make & ordain my brother William Harker of Muker & my mother in law Ann Harker of Scar house my two trustees for ye educating of my daughter Jane Peacock & executing my will; & further if my daughter Jane Peacock shall die within the space to one whole year then I give & ordain a power in my two trustees to return & give all the household goods that I had by my wife into her two sisters this I make & ordaine my last will & testament revoaking all other unto which I have hereunto set to my hand and seal ye seventh day of April in the year of our Lord 1752
Harker Peacock

Witnesses
Christo Forster
Joseph Kearton
James Alderson

Ralph Peacock, Heights 1818

In the name of God, Amen. I Ralph Peacock of Heights near Gunnerside in the Parish of Grinton and County of York, yeoman being of sound mind memory and understanding but weak in body do this eighteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and eighteen make and publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner & form following That is to say first I give devise and bequeath all my copyhold estate situate at Heights in the township of Lodge Green unto Thomas Coates of Lodge Green & Joseph Sunter of Gunnerside upon the following trusts namely that the whole of the said copyhold estate be sold after my decease to the best advantage and the monies arising from the sale of the said copyhold estate to be equally divided into four equal parts that is to say my brother John Peacocks children one fourth part divided equally among them also my brother Harker Peacocks children to have one fourth part share and share alike likewise my brother Robert Peacock to have one fourth share and my sister Ruth Harker one fourth nevertheless my will and testament is that the money arising from the sale of my afore said copyhold estate equal to the shares of my brothers John & Harker Peacocks children shall remain with the executors of this my last will and testament until they arrive at twenty one years of age unless it appears to the executors they should some before but as each arrives at the age of twenty one years is then to receive their proper shares or up to the amount due also the money deposited with the executors of this my will for those under age to be carefully  put out on interest and the interest arising from the same to be duly paid yearly according to their respective shares – secondly I give devise and bequeath all my personly property unto Thomas Coates of Lodge Green & Joseph Sunter of Gunnerside upon the same trust as my copyhold estate and to be divided to each of my heirs before mentioned the same as the monies ariseing from my copyhold estate excepting that my lawful debts and funeral expenses by paid out of the said personal property with sufficient remuneration to my executors for their trouble with £15 to my brother Johns children and £8 to my brother Harkers children – all these particualy last named to be deducted from the amount of my personal property and the remainder to be divided as before specified and I do nominate constitute and appoint Thomas Coates of Lodge Green and Joseph Sunter of Gunnerside executors of this my last will and testament hereby making void all and every other will or wills at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament  In witness whereof I the said Ralph Peacock have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of July in the year of our Lord 1818
Ralph Peacock X

Ralph Coates
William Woodward
Harker John

Proved 22nd August 1818

Christopher Peacock, Stonesdale 1814

In the name of God amen. I Christopher Peacock of East Stonesdale in the Parish of Grinton and County of York, farmer, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding praised by God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Betty Peacock all my household furniture of what nature and kind soever to her own rise and benefit. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Jenny Cherry wife of Christopher Cherry, the sum of ten pounds. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Betty Raw wife of David Raw the sum of twenty pounds. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Teasdale wife of John Teasdale the sum of forty pounds. And I also give and bequeath unto my said three daughters namely Jenny Cherry, wife of Christopher Cherry, Betty Raw wife of David Raw, and Mary Teasdale wife of John Teasdale, the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds upon the following conditions, namely that my dear and beloved wife Betty Peacock shall have and enjoy the interest of the said one hundred and twenty pounds, to be paid unto her half yearly by my executors herein after named or their heirs and assigns for and during her natural life and at the death of my said dear wife then the said sum of one hundred and twenty pounds shall be paid by my executors hereinafter named unto my said daughters share and share alike, or unto their heirs, suppose any of mysaid daughters should not survive that period, And I nominate constitute and appoint my sons namely John Peacock and Christopher Peacock executors of this my last will and testament hereby revokind and making void all and every other will or wills at any time heretofore by me made, and do declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Christopher Peacock have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen
Christopher Peacock X

E.A. Knowles
Wm Alderson

Proved 8th Aug 1814

James Peacock, Carperby 1748