Will of William Hoggard, of Laverickhall (made 1835) ???? to 1836
(Transcribed from a photocopy by Bryan Hoggarth, 1998)

 
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Hoggard of Laverickhall in the Township Laskel pasture and parish of Helmsley in the County of York Yeoman made this Fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Thirty five in manner following that is to say I give and divise unto William Barr Eldest son of my Brother in law William Barr of Laverickhall aforesaid Farmer all that freehold Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tennament with the Garth behind the same Situate on Broughton green in the Township of Great Broughton now in the occupation of John Dunning Thomas Hodgson & Mary Benson but my will is that my Nephew William Barr aforesaid shall pay to my Niece Eve Barr the sum of six pounds of lawful money (out of the Rents or profits arising from the aforesaid property) yearly and every year during the term of her natural life I give and divise to my Niece Eve Barr all my Household Furniture, Bedding, Linnin, China, plate whatsoever, I Give and divise unto my Nephew John Hoggard of Studfasthite in the parish of Bilsdale Farmer all my Freehold Messuage Tenament or Dwellinghouse Out Housing and Lands Situate in Laddle Gill in the parish of Hawnby and commonly called or known by the name of Hassleshaw and now in the occupation of Thomas Coates, I also give and Devise to my Nephew John Hoggard aforesaid all my two Closes of Land situate in the parish of great Broughton and Now in the occupation of John Dunning but should my Wife Ann Hoggard live longer than myself and become a Widow then my will is that my Nephew John Hoggard aforesaid shall pay to my Widow Ann Hoggard the sum of thirty two pounds of lawful money yearly and every year during the term of her life and I do hereby ordain nominate and appoint my Nephew John Hoggard aforesaid sole Executer of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
But I further order and direct that after the decease of both myself and also my wife Ann Hoggard that my Nephew John Hoggard who is my Executer shall pay to Mary Barr of Laverickhall aforesaid the sum of five pounds of lawful money yearly and every year during her life out of the Rents or profits arising out of the two Closes of land situate in the parish of great Broughton after her death the whole to decend to my Nephew John Hoggard his Heirs or Assigns for ever
Signed sealed published and declared           }                    {seal}
by the said William Hoggard the Testator      }       William Hoggard
as and for his last will and Testament             }       his + Mark
in the presence of us who at his request         }
in his presence and in presence of each          }     William Barr
other have hereunto subscribed our               }
names as witnesses                               John Barr      Mary Barr

I do hereby certify that on the 19th day of April, in the Year of our Lord 1836 John Hoggard of Studfasthite in the parish of Helmsley County of York, Yeoman, Farmer, Nephew and sole Executor named in this the last |Will and testament of William Hoggard late of Laverick Hall in the Parish of Helmsley aforesaid, in the Province of York, Yeoman, 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 Province of York, do not amount to the sum of One Hundred Pounds.
          Witness my hand,
             Edwd Gray, Surrogate
Sworn under         }
£100 Prerogative  }
             Died 31st March 1836
             Passed 23rd April 1836 und 100 l to sum of?

Prerogative.
Will of Laverick hall late of Helmsley deceased was proved by John Hoggard his nephew the sole Executor.
            23rd April 1836 und 100 l