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Will of Henry Somerscales of Silsden in the parish of Kildwick dated 18th February 1772 proved in 1777 (an office copy was made in 1811.and his heirs paid £100 to Lord Thanet for entry). To eldest son John the main house, stables, garden, a close called Horsedales which he bought from John Wright of Clue House.  To second son Richard the house or cottage in which he now dwells, with the skin houses belonging.  To third son William the cottage where Richard Wilkinson now lives with half the Broach Close which is freehold and to be given after the death of his wife.  To fourth son Henry the other half of Broach Close.  To eldest daughter Elizabeth Watkinson and second daughter Ann Longbottom he gave money.  And to his fifth son Joseph he left the cottage where Thomas Cryer lived with its garden etc.  To his youngest son Josias he gave the cottage where Thomas Bradley lived.  Part of the will is missing but there is also a farm and messuage involved.  
The inventory included a host of farming implements and the following rooms: the house, the parlour, kitchen and milk house, three chambers and barns.