Wills and Indentures Transcribed into Current English



1646 Stephen Scott

1700 John Foster 

1707  Daniel Tailforth  

1708 Richard Trotter 

1713 Henry Wilkinson will and inventory

1733 David Yates

1801 John Waddilove


1850  Richard Waddilove will and inventory

Indentures and Agreements

1834 Agreement between Thomas Foster, George Frankland and Thomas Gregson  concerning the Construction of a wall or fence between Rylstone Hall Fell and Cracoe Fell.

1776  Indenture, whereby Robert Pickering of Ripon bought the North Field in Rylstone called Kexdale from Robert Blackburn of Hetton. Robert Blackburn bought Cracoe Cownley, a field in Cracoe from Robert Pickering.

1770 Indenture between Richard Waddilove and John Waddilove whereby land and property was leased to John under the terms of their father Joseph's will.

1752 Indenture between Thomas and Alice Gray of Rylstone and James Morley of Skipton concerning the lease of several properties in Rylstone.

1751 Indenture, whereby Thomas Simpson of Middleham bought Low and High Mill gate, Ridings, Rakegate, Low and High Koonley, Crunckle, Kexgill and Clints fields and buildings, plus beastgates in Rilstone Bark, Rilstone Moor and Rilstone Long Hill from a group of business men. The land and dwellings all in the occupation of William Sharpe, a farmer.


1734 Agreement between Thomas Foster and George Frankland and Thomas Gregson regarding construction of a Wall or Fence between Rylstone Hill Fell and Cracoe Fell.  

1723 Indenture whereby George Smith of Rylstone purchased several more dwellings and land from James Hartley of Carleton in Craven.

1718 Memorandum that William Hide of Keighley has let to William Chipindall lands in Rylstone for a year, thereafter for six years.

1706 Indenture whereby Thomas Whaley of Winterburn has sold to Christopher Foster of Rylstone for the sum of £21.1s 6d Croft Close with barn and smithy in Rylstone.

1705  Indenture whereby John Hyde and Joseph Dickinson leased land and properties in Hetton and Rylstone from Richard Preston

1693 Indenture, whereby Christopher Foster of Rylstone bought Hall Croft and Hall Haugh fields in Rylstone and a beastgate on Langhill from Samuel Swire of Cononley. 

1685 Indenture whereby Richard Dickinson of Flasby leases land in Flasby to Francis Dickinson to secure lands in Rylstone from the Dower of Richard’s wife Grace.

 1683 Indenture on purchase of premises and land in Rylstone by George Stoney from

  Richard Trotter and Ester his wife.     

1682  Indenture Assignment from Richard Dickinson of Flasby Moorside to Francis Dickinson of Rylstone his son, and Michael Tailforth of Rylstone, of a messuage and land in Rylstone as security for a bond in which they have joined with him.

1682 Indenture  between Thomas Jenkinson and John Kayley both of Rylstone leasing messuages and land in Rylstone to Samuel Swire of Conondley.

1680 Indenture, whereby George Stoney of Rylstone bought four beastgates on Hetton Common from Wiliam and Mary Moorhouse of Hetton.

1676 Indenture whereby George Stoney of Rylstone bought a messuage and several fields from Richard and Esther Trotter of Rylstone.