The Will of William Collett (Ref. 36K2) of Barwick-in-Elmet

was made on 7th May 1743

and proved on 17th June 1749

 

 

 

I, William Collett schoolmaster of Leeds and Barwick-in-Elmet do this day the Seventh of May Seventeen Hundred and Forty-Three, bequeath unto my son Thomas Collett of Barwick-in-Elmet, butcher, the sum of Five Pounds

 

Also unto my son Richard Collett of Nottingham, framework knitter, I give the sum of Five Pounds

 

Unto my daughter Sarah Hebden, the wife of Thomas Hebden of Leeds, butcher, I give the sum of Five Pounds

 

Unto my daughter Elizabeth Pitt, widow, I give the sum of Eight Pounds

 

All which legacies are to be paid out of money in the hands of Thomas Micklethwaite of Leeds Esq, and money owing to me by Henry Marsh of St Clementís in London, cooper

 

Unto my son Benjamin Collett of the Excise Office in London, I give the sum of Five Pounds

 

Unto my daughter Margaret Collett, servant to Sir Basil Dixwell, I give the sum of Five Pounds

 

Unto my son Arthur Collett of Leeds, I give the sum of Four Pounds

 

And unto my said sons Thomas Collett and Richard Collett, I give a further Three Pounds to each

 

Debt owing by Holyday to my children equally

 

Unto my daughter Elizabeth Pitt, I give my bed and all the rest of my household goods

 

Residue to my said daughters Sarah Hebden and Elizabeth Pitt

 

 

 

The Executors, and Witnesses to the signing of the Will, were

William Turner, Thomas Longley, and John Lucas.

 

The named children of William Collett are:

Thomas Collett (Ref. 36L9), Richard Collett (Ref. 36L10)

Sarah Hebden nee Collett (Ref. 36L5), Elizabeth Pitt nee Collett (Ref. 36L8)

Benjamin Collett (Ref. 36L11), Margaret Collett (Ref. 36L7)

Arthur Collett (Ref. 36L12)

 

Williamís missing two children Elizabeth Collett (Re. 36L8) and

Joseph Collett (Ref. 36L12) had both died while still very young