Will of John HOGGART (made 1822) 1775-1828
(Transcribed from a photocopy by Bryan Hoggarth, 1998)


This is the last Will and Testament of me John Hoggart of Goldsborough in the Parish of Lyth in the County of York Labourer I direct that all my just Debts and funeral and testamentary expences be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I Give unto my Niece Mary Jackson the Sum of One hundred Pounds upon the decease of my Wife Elizabeth Hoggart it being my wish that my said Wife may receive the Interest of the above Sum during her life to and for her own use and benefit And I give and bequeath unto my said Wife All my Household furniture Plate Linen Chairs Beds and Bedding and Implements of Household also all my ready Money Securities for money and Money out at Interest and all the rest and residue of my Personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever to and for her own use and benefit and for her to dispose of as she may think proper And I appoint my said Wife Elizabeth Hoggart Sole Executrix of this my said Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of September One thousand and Eight hundred and Twenty two

Signed sealed and published by the said          John Hoggart          (seal)

testator John Hoggart in the presence of

Robít Pattison?    Ann Anderson

I do hereby certify that on the Twenty Eighth Day of April in the year of our Lord 1829, Elizabeth Hoggart, of Goldsborough, in the Parish of Lyth, in the North Riding of the County of York Widow, the Relict, and Sole Executrix named in this the last Will and testament of John Hoggart, late of Goldsborough in the Parish of Lyth aforesaid, in the Diocese of York, Labourer, deceased, was sworn well and truly to execute and perform the same; and that the whole of the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased, within the Diocese of York, do not amount in value to the sum of Two Hundred Pounds.

Died 4th December 1828          Witness my Hand

Sworn under 200                            James Andrew

Exchequer                                              Surrogate

Passed 1st May 1829 und 200  l