Aaron Manby - 26th January
1743 - N003
Knaresborough, Flax Dresser
To my son William Manby my Copyhold house where I now live
and which I purchased off my brother Joshua Hardisty. Also
To my wife Jane Manby, whom I appoint Executrix, my Copyhold
property at Pagnell and at Bond End, Knaresborough, In Trust to settle
my debts and pay my legacies :
To my daughter Ann Manby £280 : £150 payable when she
reaches 21 and the remaining £130 on the death of my wife.
To my son Thomas Manby £250 : £150 payable when he reaches
21 and the remaining £100 on the death of my wife.
To my three younger sons Aaron Manby, John Manby, and Joshua
Manby, £280 each : £30 to put them out to apprenticeship; £50
when the reach 21; and the remaining £100 on the death of my wife.
I wish my wife to carry on my business, assisted by William
who is to receive half of the profits as long as he continues to live
at home and assist my wife in the business.
If William marries and does not continue in the business,
then all stock is to be sold and the money invested for my wife to
assist paying the legacies for my three younger children.
Witnesses : Margaret Webster, William Harrison, Thomas Mann
Probate 19th November 1744