This is the last Will and Testament of me Simon Alderson of Kisden in the Parish of Grinton in the County of York farmer that is to say I give devise and bequeath to my wife Phillis Alderson one half of the farming stock excepting ten sheep which belong exclusively to my Partner Henry Cherry also one half of the husbandry Implements and dairy untensils. Also all the household furniture she brought at time of our marriage and one half of the remainder. Also one equal undivided half of a field situate at or within the Terretrys of the Hamlet or Township of Thwaite [ .....] or known by the name of Old Ing. Also one equal undivided half of an allotment in Thwaite Pasture Divison Paying to the Lord of the Manor the yearly fineable customary Rent of two shillings and sixpence halfpenny. Also one half of one hundren and fifteen pounds sterling now under joint security to myself and the above named Henry Cherry to her heirs or assigns for ever. I also do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my wife Phillis Alderson and Henry Cherry as joint executrix and executor to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 8th day of October 1850.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Simon Alderson as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names thereto.
James Calvert, farmer / / James Kearton, Innkeeper / / F.G. Butson, joiner