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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 50.

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

 

 

 

 

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