This is the last Will and Testament of me William Peacock of Reeth in the Parish of Grinton and North Riding of the County of York Shoemaker made the ninth day of July One thousand eight hundred and seventy nine. I hereby appoint my son Joseph William Peacock and my wife Rosamond Peacock the Executors of this my last will and Testament and I give to my said Executors my dwellinghouse situate at Reeth aforesaid in which I now reside with all the appurtenances and privilages therunto belonging. In trust nevertheless for the following purposes that is to say I give to my dear wife Rosamond the full use of my said house during and for the whole term of her natual life and I also hereby authorize and empower my said Executors should my dear wife land in need of it to borrow any sum of money on the said house or if actually necessary for her support to sell the said house and to apply the money for her comfortable maintenance. I also give to my said Wife Rosamond all my household furniture Goods and Chattels with all money belonging to me at the time of my decease and at the death of my said Wife I desire that all property or money that may then be left which belonged to me shall be divided as follows to my Son Henry Peacock by my first wife they shall pay the sum of Ten pounds (£10) to my daughter Mary Peacock by my second Wife they shall pay the sum of Ten pounds (£10) and to my daughter Margaret Peacock by my present wife they shall pay the sum of Ten pounds (£10). The said payments to be made within Twelve months after my Wife decease and should any of my lawful begotten children die before the payment of the said Legacies leaving any lawful begotten children then the share of such parent or parents shall be paid to said children share and share alike. And all the residue of my estate I give to my son Joseph William Peacock to himself absolutely and to his heirs and this I declare to be my last Will and Testament revoking all other or former wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name the day and year first above written in the Presence of the two subscribing witnesses.
We the undersigned have attested the execution of the foregoing writing by William Peacock by him signing the same in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other all being present together and signing at one and the same time.........unfinished.