This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Severs of Reeth in the County of York Plumber and Glazier Revoking all other Wills and Testaments. I order all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid by my Executor hereinafter named out of my personal Estate I give and devise unto my Brother John Severs All my messuages cottages lands tenements and hereditaments situate at Fremington Reeth and elsewhere. To hold the same and every part thereof unto him the said John Severs his heirs and assigns for ever. I give all the residue of my personal estate to my said Brother John. I also give to my said Brother John All such Estates as are vested in me upon any Trust or by way of mortgage. To hold the same to him my said Brother John his heirs and assigns for ever. Upon the Trusts and subject to the equity of redemption subsisting or capable or taking effect therin at the time of my death. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty first day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty six.
Signed published and declared by the said Thomas Severs the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of both of us [ ] present at one and the same time who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses
As a codicil to this my last will and Testament. I give devise and bequeath at the decease of my Brother John Severs All my Houses lands tenements and hereditaments situate in Fremington as follows that is to say to James Severs of Toronto in Canada and Ann Wadsworth of the same place son and daughter of my late Brother James Severs one third part Also to my Brother William Severs or his heirs one third part Also to my Brother Robert Severs or his heirs the remaining third part. As witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty two