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The Will of

JOHN CROMPTON

of Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln Merchant           Dated 26 June 1775

I give to my wife Dorothy Crompton all my household furniture
I give to my wife Dorothy Crompton 100 guineas (Estimated to be 6,687.45 in 2005)
I give to my wife Dorothy Crompton an annuity of 100 (Estimated to be 6,369 in 2005)
I give to my wife Dorothy Crompton all my real estate in situated at Swinderby Co. Lincs, during her life and after her death to my Grand daughter Elizabeth Ann Crompton and her heirs for ever but if my Granddaughter Elizabeth Ann Crompton should die before attaining the age of 21 years then I give the same to my Granddaughter Dorothea Crompton.

to my said wife for life all profits arisings from 2550 (Estimated to be 162,409.50 in 2005) New Sea Annuities and after her decease I give the same to my daughter Elizabeth Bischoffe

to my said wife the use of my Dwellinghouse wherein I now dwell

Whereas Hugh Walford is entitled to an annuity of 20 (Estimated to be 1,273.80 in 2005) a year out of certain lands part of what is settled on my wife now I order and direct my son Samuel Crompton to pay and discharge the said annuity

I give to my daughter Elizabeth Bischoffe 1000 (Estimated to be 63,690 in 2005) and all of my messuages and lands situated in Gainsbro.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth Bischoffe all the reversions & remainder after decease of my late wife and Sister in law Mrs Rachel Sandercock of an in a third part of freehold & leasehold estates in the City of York, Castle Levington, Kirk Levington, West Harkhills, Appleton upon Wiske, Sand Hutton & Great & Little Harkhills to hold her my said daughter and her heirs for ever.

to my said Daughter the reversions & remainder after the decease of my wife of the 2550 (Estimated to be 162,409.50 in 2005) stock but if she die then to her child or children but if my daughter shall not leave a child at her decease then same to descend to my son Samuel Crompton

I give 1000 (Estimated to be 63,690 in 2005) to the 1st and 2nd children of my said Daughter at 21 or marriage.

Wills that Executors shall pay interest of the said sum of 2000 (Estimated to be 127,380 in 2005) unto my said Daughter her children become entitled to the sum

I give to my said son Samuel Crompton all my Estates in Warwickshire, Lincolnshire or elsewhere not before given & to his heirs for ever

Residue of my personal Estate to my said son Samuel

Executor the said son Samuel

Date 26 June 1775

Witnesses John Morely & John Cari

Probate granted at York on 2nd March 1776


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