This is the last Will and Testament of me Robert Metcalfe of Calverts House near Muker in Swaledale in the Parish of Grinton in the County of York Yeoman as follows. I order and direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay off and discharge all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses. I give and bequeath to my nephew James Robert Metcalfe my silver watch, to my nephew Robert Coates my Oak writing Desk, to my nephew John Metcalfe my Gun and little Desk. I give devise and bequeath the whole of my copyhold and real estate situate at and near Muker aforesaid or elsewhere unto my brother George Metcalfe his heirs and assigns for ever and I do hereby charge and make chargeable my said copyhold and real Estate together with my personal Estate with the payment thereout of all my just debts funeral and Testamentary Expences and also of the following legacies or sums of money to my three sisters namely Elizabeth Dunn, Rosamond Coates and Mary Ann Buxton to each the sum of Ninety Pounds also the sum of ninety pounds unto and equally amongst the surviving children of my late Brother Thomas Metcalfe and also the sum of ninety pounds unto and equally amongst the surviving children of my late sister Peggy Fawcett when they shall severally and respectively attain to the age of Twenty one years. I order and direct my Executor hereinafter named to put out at Interest or other good and sufficient security the sum of ninety pounds and pay and apply the annual interest, or produce thereof to my sister Jane Spensley for the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her death I then give the said sum of ninety pounds unto and equally amongst her surviving children. I appoint my said Brother George Metcalfe Executor of this my will and do hereby 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 set and subscribed my name the Twenty eighth day of February In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight
Robert Metcalfe
Signed published and declared by the said Testator Robert Metcalfe as and for his last will and Testament who 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 time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Joseph Reynoldson
Edward Sunter

Proved in Her Majestys Court of Probate the District Registry at York on the sixteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight by George Metcalfe the Brother of the said deceased the sole Executor named in the said Will
Effects sworn under£300
Testator died 23rd may 1868