This is the last Will and Testament of me Ralph Spensley of Carperby in the Parish of Aysgarth and County of York yeoman. To Thomas Willis of Carperby aforesaid the elder Farmer I give and Bequeath all my Household goods household furniture Money Securities for Money personal Estate and effects whatsoever Upon Trust to convert all such part thereof as shall not consist of money into money with all convenient speed after my death and in the first place pay and discharge all my just Debts funeral and Testamentary expenses and the expenses of proving this my Will. Then I give him the said Thomas Willis the sum of five pounds for the trouble he may have under this my Will. Then I direct him to divide residue and remainder equally between and amongst my three Nephews and Nieces viz; John Spensley, Martin Spensley and Timothy Spensley and Elizabeth the Wife of Bryan Holmes, Mary the Wife of William Yeoman and Margaret Pratt and their respective Executors or administrators in equal shares and proportions And I do hereby direct that the said Thomas Willis shall repay himself all necessary expenses he may be put to and shall not be unreasonable for more money than shall actually come into his hands and I do hereby appoint him SoleExecutor of this my Will and revoking all former Wills by me made I publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I hav hereunto set my Hand and seal this second day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty eight.
Signed Sealed published and Declared R Spencley by the Testator the said Ralph Spensley as under his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of oneanother have hereunto set our names as witnesses
December 10th 1839 On which day personally appeared before one Thomas Willis of Carperby the Executor within named and being one of the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers did affirm in due form of Law duly to administer the goods Chattells and Credits of the within named Testator and that they did not at the time of his decease according to the best of his Knowledge and belief amount to the Sum of Three Hundred pounds within the Archdeaconry of Richmond.