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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
MANN John Yeoman Idle 28 Jan 1771 20 Apr 1771
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Ellenor Mann wife Joseph Whitley William Millor   Accepted
John Mann son Details
James Mann son John's wife was Ellenor (Ellen) Northrop
Mary Rastrick(nee Mann) wife of James Rastrick.
Sarah Hall(nee Mann) wife of James Hall.
Specifies disposal of property and land in Idle. Location specifically is most probably Thackley Common.
Mary Raistrick daughter
Sarah Hall daughter
William Mann son
Jonas Mann son

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
MANN William Scribbling Miller Buck Mill 19 Feb 1819 19 Aug 1820
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
John Burnley executor Joseph Whitfield John Greenwood William Walshaw Accepted
Abraham Rhodes executor Details
Samuel Cowling executor

Specifies sale of "certain small close of land situate lying and being upon Thackley in Idle".

Nancy and Zillah Walshaw "with whom I now dwell".

William and his 4 siblings were born in Baildon

Henry Mann brother
John Mann brother
Mary Mann sister
Faith Mann sister
Nancy Walshaw  
Zillah Walshaw  

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
MARJERISON James Gentleman Rodley 1 Feb 1840 20 Jun 1842
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Chrisey Marjerison wife N M Jameson clerk to Wm Jagar Solicitor James Clegg of Rodley, Joiner   No
Charles Marjerison or Mather son
Jonas Marjerison son Details
Sarah Beanland daughter

I give devise and bequeath all my Freehold Messuages lands and tenements and hereditaments and all other my real and person Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever unto my two sons, Charles Marjerison otherwise Charles Mather and Jonas Marjerison , their heirs executors and assigns Upon the Trusts and to and for the ends intents and purposes hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same Upon trust that they the said Charles Marjerison otherwise Mather and Jonas Marjerison and the survivor of them and the heirs executors administrators and assigns of such survivor do and shall receive and take the rents issues and profits interest dividends and annual proceeds of my real and personal Estates and pay the same as they shall become due and be received unto my dear wife Chrisey or permit and suffer her to receive the same for and during the term of her natural life and also to permit and suffer my said dear wife to hold and enjoy all and every my household furniture plate linen and china and all other my personal Estate for and during the term of her natural life.

And from and immediately after the decease of my said dear wife I give and devise unto my said Son Charles Marjerison otherwise Mather his heirs and assigns for ever All those two Messuages or Dwelling houses with the Garden and other the appurtenances thereto belonging together with the parcel of land adjoining thereto situate at Rodley aforesaid being the westerly of two plots the division and boundary of each being a straight line intended to be drawn from the North Corner of the Garden Wall in the occupation of my said Son Charles to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which division is to be effected by a fence wall to be erected by and at the joint expense of my said two Sons Charles and Jonas And also all those several closes pieces or parcels of land or ground situate on Coal Hill in Bramley aforesaid and known by the respective names of High Field, Bunker Hill, Bycliffe , Quarry Hill and Plantation together with the easterly moiety or half part of the Close or Garth called the Croft all now in my own occupation which Croft is intended to be divided into equal moieties by a line to be drawn parallel with the east and west sides and to run through the centre thereof

And I do hereby declare and direct that an intended new Street or Road of seven yards wide to be hereafter formed and made the centre whereof shall be the said line so to be drawn shall for ever remain open and unbuilt upon and which with three yards and a half to be added thereto as after mentioned shall form the said Street or Road and be used for all purposes whatsoever by my said Sons Charles and Jonas their heirs and assigns for ever, which first mentioned three yards and a half shall be formed and made by said Son Charles and his heirs and assigns into such Street or Road and for ever after kept in good repair by him and them.

And from and immediately after the decease of my said dear wife as aforesaid I give and devise unto my Son Jonas Marjerison his heirs and assigns for ever All that Cottage or Dwellinghouse situate at Rodley aforesaid and now in the occupation of Adam Whitham together with the Barn, Fold Yard, Helm or Shed and the easterly of the two before mentioned plots of ground the division of which is intended to be the said corner of the said garden Wall in the occupation of my said Son Charles to the said Canal And also all those two closes of Land situate on Coal Hill aforesaid and known by the names of Troublesome and Honey Fall with the Westerly moiety or half part of the said Close or Garth called the Croft to be divided by such parallel lines as before mentioned. And I do declare and direct that the said intended new road or street of seven yards wide to be hereafter formed and made the centre whereof shall be the said line to be drawn and that three yards and a half on the easterly side of the said last mentioned plot of ground hereby devised to my said Son Jonas and coextensive with the said line so to be drawn shall for ever remain open and unbuilt upon and which with three yards and a half to be added thereto before mentioned shall form the said Street or road and be used for all purposes whatsoever by my said Sons Charles and Jonas and their heirs and assigns forever which three yards and a half shall be made and formed by my said Son Jonas and his heirs and assigns into such street or road and for ever after kept in good repair by him and them

And I do hereby further order and direct that the Spring of Water now running through the premises devised to my said Son Charles as aforesaid into the premises devised to my said Son Jonas be allowed freely to run and flow through the present water course into and form the present Well; which said Watercourse and Well I direct shall be for the use of and maintained and kept in good and sufficient repair at the joint expense of my said two Sons their heirs and assigns forever And also that the Spring of water running into the corner of the said field called Bunker Hill devised to my said Son Charles as aforesaid shall be permitted to run and flow in its present course uninterrupted into the said fields called Honey Fall and Troublesome.

And from and after the decease of my said dear wife I give and bequeath the following sums to the persons herein after mentioned that is to say

To my daughter Sarah the wife of James Beanland of Manningham in the Parish of Bradford the sum of Nineteen pounds nineteen shillings ;

To the five children of my late daughter Hannah the wife of John Cole of Bowling near Bradford aforesaid Bookkeeper the sum of Two hundred and sixty pounds in manner following that is to say to the two sons of my said daughter Hannah the sum of Seventy Pound each and to the three daughters of my said daughter Hannah the sum of Forty Pounds each ;

to the ten children of my said Son Jonas Marjerison the sum of One hundred pounds to be divided between in manner following that is to say to his son Abraham the sum of Sixteen Pounds , to his six other sons the sum of ten pounds each , and to his three daughters the sum of eight pounds each

And I direct that the legacies given by this my Will shall be paid by my executors hereinafter named out of my personal Estate and that such legacies shall be paid to the respective legatees upon their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years which shall first happen.

And I do hereby further declare and direct that the said Charles Marjerison otherwise Mather and Jonas Marjerison their executors administrators or assigns shall immediately after the decease of my said dear wife or so soon as they conveniently can out of my personal Estate bequeathed to them as aforesaid set apart and appropriate the sum of two hundred and twenty pounds and stand and be possessed of and interested in the same upon the Trusts following that is to say In Trust continue the same upon such security or securities as the same may be on at the time of my said wife's decease or to invest or place out the same sum in or upon Government or real security at interest in the names of them my said trustees or the name of the survivor of them and from time to time to vary or change the same as often as they or he may see fit

And in Trust to pay the interest dividends and annual proceeds arising from the said sum of two hundred and twenty pounds unto my said daughter Sarah the wife of the said James Beanland by equal half yearly payments for and during the term of her natural life. And I hereby expressly declare and direct that the same shall be paid into her proper hands for her sole separate and peculiar use and benefit and without being in anywise subject or liable to the debts control or interference of her present or any future husband and that her receipt alone whether married or sole shall be a good and effectual release and discharge for the same

And from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Sarah Beanland I give and bequeath the said sum of Two Hundred and twenty pounds unto and to be divided among her eight children now living in manner following that is to say to each of her Sons the sum of Thirty Pounds ten shillings and to each of her daughters the sum of Twenty Two pounds ten shillings

And I do hereby further declare and direct that my said trustees their executors and administrators and assigns shall immediately after the decease of my said dear wife or as soon as they conveniently can out of my personal Estate bequeathed to them as aforesaid set apart and appropriate the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds and stand and be possessed of and interested in the same upon the trusts following that is to say In trust to continue the same upon such security or securities as the same may be on at the time of said wife's decease or to invest or place out the same sum in or upon Government or real security at interest in the names of them my said trustees or the name of the survivor of them and from time to time to vary or change the same as often as they or he shall see fit

And in trust to pay the interest dividends and annual proceeds arising from the said sum of four hundred and fifty pounds unto the Widow of my late son Jarvis Marjerison by equal half yearly payments or in the direction of my said trustees if they shall think proper be paid and applied by them in the maintenance education bringing up or advancement of the children of my said Son Jarvis until the youngest thereof shall attain his or her age of twenty one years. And immediately upon such a child attaining the age of twenty one years I give and bequeath the said sum of four hundred and fifty pounds unto and to be divided among the six children of my said late son Jarvis in manner following that is to say to each of the three Sons the sum of One Hundred pounds and to each of the three daughters the sum of Fifty Pounds Provided always and I do hereby declare that if any of my before mentioned Grand Children shall die before their legacies shall become payable them the share of shares of the child or children so dying to which they would have been entitled under this my will shall go remain and be to the others and other of them if more than one in such proportions as is hereinbefore directed, but if only one then to that one child only But in case any such children shall depart life leaving lawful issue then and in such case the child or children of such deceased parent shall be entitled to the portion to which his her or their parent would have been entitled if he or she had been living and the same shall be divided among them in equal shares if more than one but if only one then to that one child only

And all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate after answering the purposes of this my Will aforesaid of which I shall die professed and also all other my real Estate (if any I have) and all Estates vested in me as Mortgagee in fee or otherwise I give devise and bequeath unto and equally between my said two Sons Charles Marjerison otherwise Mather and Jonas Marjerison their heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever according to the nature of tenure thereof as tenants in common and not as joint tenants

Hannah Cole (dec.) her children daughter
Abraham Marjerison grandson
Jarvis Marjerison (dec.) his children son
 

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
MARGERISON Gervase   Ilkley 28 June 1745 8 July 1746
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Abraham Margerison son Samuel Smith William Bolling   No
Elizabeth Waimond daughter Details
Martha Scott daughter

First whereas my Son Richard Margerison is indebted to me the sum of thirty pounds I order that the said sum be Immediately after my decease paid to my son Abraham Margerison and my daughter Elizabeth Waimond and I do hereby Impower them to demand and receive the same, or if the occasion requires to sue for and recover by law... and if it be not paid to them without suit I give the whole or what ever of the said sum they may otain by such suit Equally to be divided betwixt them. But in case my said son Richard pay the said money without Expence in Law then I will that the same be equally divided betwixt them and my said son Abraham and said Daughter Elizabeth and the said Richard not to pay any interest for the same but has had the advantage of the said money.

I further give to Martha Scott ( Stothard ?) and Sarah Margerison my two daughters four chairs, two tables two beds and Bedding with some other house furniture before by me to be equally divided betwixt them. I also give to my grandson, John Margerison , my great bible. And whereas John Whiteoak , my son in law is indebted to me the sum of fourteen pounds and Likewise James Margerison of Kirby , fifty shillings... I give both the said sums to my Executor hereafter named towards repaying my funeral expences and reinbursing him in other matters paid on my account. And further, whereas Samuel Kitson of Hawkesworth is indebted to me by bond and interest the sum of forty pounds or thereabouts, I give and devise the same with all my right and property thereof , unto my executer on these conditions, First the said Samuel Kitson not being willing to pay the said money without suit and whereas suit is already commenced, I therefore order that if all Costs and Charges be not obtained and paid by the said, Kitson, besides principal and interest, then that they may be paid out of the last said principal and interest moneys, and if the whole should be recovered or any part thereof besides Costs and charges first deducted, I order that my Executer receive it and divide this same amongst my three daughters, Hannah Ambler, Martha Scott and Sarah Margerison in equal proportions, and all the rest of Effects not before mentioned or disposed of, I give my eldest son, James Margerison and I so make and appoint him my Executer

Sarah Margerison daughter
John Margerison grandson
Hannah Ambler daughter
 

 

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
Margerison Anne widow of James Moorhouse, Hunsworth 30 Nov 1708 1709
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
John Margerison son Sarah Harraboss Sarah Firth J Beaumont jnr . No
Richard Margerison son Details
James Margerison son

The thirtieth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eight I Anne Margerison of Moorhouse in the ... of Hunsworth in the county of York widow Being ....and ... in bodily health butof sound and discerning mind and understanding praise be to God do publish and declare this my last will and testament in writing and manner in forms following and .... my worldly estate as it has pleased Almighty God to bestow on me I do hereby give and bequeath the same as follows. I do give unto my son John Margerison one shilling in full ........I do give unto my son Richard Margerison ten shillings ....... and ten silver I do give unto my son James Margerison ten shillings in full of all l...... I do give unto my daughter Mary now wife of John Watkinson of Ovendon the sum of twenty shilling and my best suit of apparel and all the remainder of my apparel unto Martha now wife of Richard Bancroft ? of Wissotthill ? in Tong township I give and bequeath unto the daughter of Martha Garrett of Haworth the sum of ten pounds to be paid to her when she shall attain the age of twenty one but my will and mind is that.............. five pounds to her yearly and every year until she attains the age of twenty one by my executors hereafter named I give and bequeath to William Margerison all and singular things and all goods now stnding and ....... in that ...... my house .... on the .... parlour All the residue and remainder of my goods and chattells I give and bequeath unto the said William and Gervaise Margerison my sons and I do hereby make them just executors of this my last will and testament

Mary Watkinson daughter
Martha Bancroft daughter
William Margerison son
Gervaise Margerison son
 

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
MARGERISON James snr. Tanner Moorhouse, Hunsworth Dec 1704 3 May 1706
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
John Margersion son Joshua Hanson Alice Hanson Wm Bates No
Richard Margerison son Details
James Margerison son

I James Margerison the older of Moorhouse in the Parish of Birstall in the County of Yorks Tanner being aged and infirm but of sound and discerning memory and understanding praise be to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life and having a Sperriall ? rate ? to dispose of such wealth and formal estate as it hath pleased God in mercy to bless me withall that I may avoid all such snares & ....which might arise and grow after my decease amongst my children for or about the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament in writing in manner and forme following

And first my will and mind is and I do hereby give and bequeath unto John Margerison Richard Margerison and James Margerison my sons to each of them fifty pounds apiece

Also I give and bequeath unto Wm Margerison my son the sum of one hundred pounds

Also Gervase Margerison my son the sum of one hundred pounds

All with said sums and sums of money so given by me as aforesaid my will and mind it shall be paid out of my personal estate by my Executors here after named within one year after my death and it happen that I give or pay my sums or sums of money to my said sons or any them in my lifetime then it is my will and mind that the same shall be in place of this legacy to them or any of them hereby respectively bequeathed as aforesaid

Also I give and bequeath to John Watkinson ? my son in law one guinea in gold to be paid to him within one year after my death in full of his wife's filial child's share & portion out of my whole estate

Also I do hereby give and bequeath unto Anne my beloved wife the messuages or ......... wherein I do now dwell and all the Lands Crofts and ......... to the same belonging which I hold by Lease ? under the late Lord Mar....... of Hallifax now do and to hold to her and her assignees from the second day of February after my death for one whole year if the Lease continue so long in being provided always and it is my will and mind that she shall no comitt or suffer any manner of wast nor plow or ranse to be plowed any .... of the Lands grounds or .............save what shall happen to be plowed the same year I dieand after the expiration of one year to commence from the second day of February and after my decease I give and bequeath the said messuages Lands and .......... and all my estate in trust ? terms of ..... I ..... thereon unto Robt Margerison my son his ......... after paying the ..... to the said Anne my loving wife the yearly sum of three pounds for and .... the continuance of the the said Lease so made to me as aforesaid and full payment thereof to begin at or upon the first day of May ..... after his entry to the said ........and so to continue every first day of May yearly every year using the said lease if as she live so long

I do hereby also give ...... and bequeath unto the said Anne my beloved wife all those three slopes of land meadow or pasture called Tempest Close with their appp ......... lying and being in the Lord pp of Tong in the said County of York To have and to hold the same unto the said Anne my wife for and during the terms of her naturall life still not plowing them same nor committing or suffering any manner of Walls ? thereon and from and immediately after her death I give devise and beqeath the said three slopes with their appatures ? unto John Margerison my brother and James Margerison my son and their being .... ........ ........ ......... that they the said John Margerison and James Margerison shall with all .possible.......speed after the death of my said wife grant bargain sell and ... in fee simple to such person or persons as wll give most for the same the said three Closes of land with their appartures ? and the and the Revenou and Revenous thereof and for the doing exorting of full.and effort whereof I do hereby give grant and will transfer unto them the said John Margerison my brother and James Margerison my son being full power of authority to grant align bargains sell convey and ... the said three Closes with their appartures ? and the Revenous thereof to any person or persons whomsoever that will for the same and their heirs forever in fee simple by all and every such lawfull ways and ..... in the law as to my said Brother John Margerison and James Margerison my son and their heirs or their ...... ....... in the Law shall ..... .... the money and ........ arising by such a sale I give and bequeath to my said six sons John Richard James William Robert and Gervase equally to be divided among them

But it is my will and mind that if Robt Margerison my son will be ..... to purchase the said three slopes att ... the price of one hundred and twenty pounds then I do hereby ordain and appoint that the said John Margerison my brother and James Margerison my son shall sell the same to him and heirs att the ..... and price oforsaid in manner and forms aforesaid the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds by such sale to paid to my said six sons in manner and forms aforesaid

And I do also hereby also give and bequeath unto James Margerison my son a further sum of of two and twenty pounds to paid him by my estate hereafter ... six months after my death upon condition that he or his heirs shall upon pay ....... enter into one bond or obligation of the penalty of fifty pounds unto John Margerison my Brother and my sayd wife condi ..... for the payment of fifty shillings per annum to Mary my daughter now wife of John Watkinson ? for and during the terms of her naturall life and the first payment to be made att or upon that day .... twelve months not after the expiration of six months after my death and to continue on that day of the month yearly during her life and to be paid into her own hands at your dwelling house of yours James Margerison and receipt to be a sufficient off charge for the same

William Margerison son
Gervaise Margerison son
John Watkinson son in law
Anne Margerison wife
 

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Surname Name Occupation Abode Date Proved
MARGERISON John   Wakefield 1 Jan 1624 2 Oct 1628
Legatee Relation Witness Witness Witness Enquiries
Richard Margerison son William Child John Dale Francis Tabb No
James Margerison son Details
Robert Margerison son

I bequeath unto Richard Margerison my eldest sonne fortie shilling in full satisfaction and payment of his childs part and portion to paid unto him by my executors herein named within one year of my death I give and bequeath unto James Margerison my second sonne twelve pounds of lawful English money in full satisfaction and payment of his childs part and portion which will be paid to him by my executors within a year of my death I give and bequeath to Robert Margerison my youngest sonne four pounds in full satisfaction of his childs part and portion I give and bequeath to my daughter wife of James Austin twenty shillings in full satisfaction and payment of her childs portion and part to be paid to her ( as above ?......) I give and bequeath unto Isabell Richardson wife of Robert Richardson twenty shilling in full satisfaction and payment of her childs part and portion to be to her by my executors within one year of my death I give and bequeath to Maria Margerison my beloved wife four pounds in money (difficult to read but seems to be saying it is to used for his youngest daughter Anne Margerison whilst in her minority )all my goods and chattels my debts for funerals lawyers and other duties are paid I give unto the said Mary my wife Ellen Margerison and Anne Margerison my daughters who I ....................... the rest and residue of make and ordain .. .. my executors of this my last will and testament Witnesses William Child John Dale Francis Tabb ( here follow more words difficult to read with further reference to Maria, Ellen and Anne Margerison )

* Austin daughter
Isabell Richardson daughter
Maria Margerison wife
Anne Margerison daughter
Ellen Margerison daughter