This is the Last Will and Testament of me George Hoggard of Appletreehost in the Parish of Bilsdale in the County of York Batchilor
First I give and Bequeath to my Nephew George Hoggard the Sum of One pound Also I give to my Neice Jane the wife of Thomas Wilks the sum of One pound and Also to my Nephew Henry Hoggard the sum of One pound and also to my Neice Mary Harburn the sum of One pound and Also to my Neice Ann Harburn the sum of One pound all the Afforesaid Legacies to be paid to them within Twelve Months Next after my Decease Item as to for and Concerning all the rest and Residue of all my Household goods Ready Money debts Security for Money Together with all that Freehold Dwelling House and Half an Acre of Land be the same more or Less situate and Lying in Ladil gill in the Parish of Hawnby in the County of York and now in the Occupation of Richard Boyes and Luke Blackburn as Tennants and all Other my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not given and Disposed of as Afforesaid after payment of my Just Debts Legacies and Funeral Expences and Proving this my Will I give and Bequeath the same and Every part thereof unto my Nephew William Hoggard his Executors Administrators or Assigns to and for his and theire own use and Benefit Absolutely and I Do hearby Constitute ordain and appoint my said Nephew William Hoggard Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hearby Revoking and making Void all Former wills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this Seventeenth Day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two
Signed Sealed published and
I do hereby certify that on the twelfth
day of march, in the year of our Lord 1825, William Hoggard of Bilsdale
in the Parish of Helmsley & County of York, the Nephew & sole Executor
named in this the last Will & Testament of George Hoggard late of Bilsdale
aforesaid in the Diocese of York, Bachelor, deceased, was sworn well &
truly to execute & perform the same; & that the whole of the Goods,
Chattels & Credits of the said deceased within the Diocese of York
do not amount in value to the Sum of Twenty Pounds.
(Died 8th Novm. 1824) Pass’d 2nd May 1825 und 20 l
(The document below is a printed from in two columns with the left column being notes in small print. As the format might get lost if I try to do it as it is, in Word, and then another program is used to read it, I have put the notes at the end. The words in italics are the hand written additions to the form)
In the Exchequer Court of York.
 William Hoggard of Bilsdale in the Parish of Helmsley Farmer, the Nephew & sole Executor named in the last Will and Testament [A] of George Hoggard late of Bilsdale aforesaid in the County of York, Bachelor who died on the Eighth Day of Nov. 1824 [B] maketh oath & saith that [C] he has made diligent search and due enquiry after and in respect of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said Deceased, in order to ascertain the full amount and value thereof; and that to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief, the whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of which the said Deceased died possessed within the [D] Diocese of York, (exclusive of what the Deceased may have been possessed of, or intitled to as a Trustee for any other Person or Persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estates for years of the Deceased, whether absolute or determinable on lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts due and owing from the deceased,) are under the value of Twenty Pounds. And this Deponent further [E] saith that the said Deceased had [F] no Personal Estate and Effects at the time of his decease, within the province of CANTERBURY, to which this Deponent [G] need to administer.
Sworn on the Twelfth Day }
Geo. Dixon Surrogate
[A] If with a Codicil or Codicils annexed, state so.
[B] Make or maketh Oath, and say or saith, or in the case of Quakers, do or doth most solemnly affirm and declare.
[C] He or she has, or they have.
[D] Province or Diocese, as the case may be.
[E] Say or saith, or affirmeth.
[F] If the Deceased has Estate and Effects in the other Province, insert the word "also," if none, the word "no".
[G] If the Deceased has Estate and Effects in the other Province, insert the word "intend, or intends," and after the words "to administer," add " in the proper Court within that Province;" but if no Estate and Effects in the other Province, insert the word "need" without adding "in the proper Court within that Province."
Will of George Hoggard late of Bilsdale P. Helmsley Batchelor deced proved by Will? Hoggard his Nephew ?? sole Exec??
By G Dixon 2nd May 1826 und 20 l