Below is a copy of the Last Will and Testament of my great great great grandfather, George Salmon, of Long St, Easingwold obtained by Robert Salmon, a cousin of mine, from Somerset House 12 June 1985. The spellings are as the original document gives them, though the paragraphs are of my own making.
Form of Will. THIS
IS THE LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of me GEORGE SALMON of Long St, Easingowld, in the
I Will and bequeathe to Agnes Toase my eldest daughter Three silver teaspoons and settle and to my youngest daughter Betsy Busfield I leave the two large pictures entitled Joseph and his Brethren. I also Will and Bequeathe to George William Langthorn my Lever Watch and Also to Annie Peniston my housekeeper the sum of Three Pounds and her wage, The Butter Cooler and the two toilet covers and the three varses.
I also will and bequeathe to Agnes Toase my daughter the Feather Bed with new Tick, and all the remainder of my goods and furniture whomsoever and whatsoever in my possession or that might come to me from any source shall be equally divided amongst my children. Also that all monies in my possession and due to me from any source whatever shall after all expenses are paid shall be equally divided amongst my children.
I also appoint my son James Salmon to be sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills made by me aforetime and declare this to be may last Will and Testament and do hereby subscribe my name in the presence of those two witnesses This 13th day of May eighteen hundred and ninety four.
Signed by the said George Salmon for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time and at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses – George Salmon Testator – witnesses James Nelson Passman, Long Street, Easingwold – Thomas Smith Chapel Street, Easingwold.
On the 23rd day of July 1894 Probate of this Will (executed on the 30th day of May 1894) was granted to James Salmon the sole executor.