In the name of God, Amen. I William Alderson of Frith in the Parish of Grinton and County of York, Yeoman, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, namely, I give and devise, all my Freehold and Copyhold Estate situate at Frith lying and being within the limits and territories of West Stonesdale in the said Parish of Grinton and County of York unto my son Charles Alderson his heirs and afsigns for ever. I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife Rosamond Alderson the sum of Twenty Pounds per year during her natural life, or as long as she remains my widow, to be paid to her by my sons Charles Alderson and Robert Alderson share and share alike, I also give and bequeath unto her, all my Household Furniture, And I direct that she live in my present Dwelling House during her natural life or as long as she remains my widow, provided she choose so to do. All the rest and residue of my Property I give and bequeath unto my sons Charles Alderson and Robert Alderson to be equally divided between them, share and share alike. And I further direct that all my just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expenses to be paid by my sons Charles Alderson and Robert Alderson joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament. And lastly I hereby revoke all former Wills and testamentary writings by me heretofore mad, And declare this to be my last Will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Eight.
Signed by the said testator, as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as Witnefses.
George Alderson Stone House ; John Clarkson, Smithy Holme; James Alderson Clarkson, Ings House, Hawes.
Proved at Richmond 30th January 1856 by Charles Alderson one of the executors in this Will named. Effects sworn under 200 [pounds]
Testator died 8th October 1855.