Elizabeth and Ann Grayson were sisters of William Grayson, children of George and Mary Grayson (Taylor)
26 MAR 1769. She had a daughter Mary 02
AUG 1789 (illegitimate ?) She later married William
Laycock in 1791.
23 AUG 1772-1825 in Austerfield
married Joseph Ackroyd in Austerfield Nov
Children of JOSEPH ACKROYD and ANN GRAYSON, all born in Edlington, Yorkshire are:
- JOHN, b. October
b. August 9, 1797,
- GEORGE, b.
September 4, 1798,
b. April 3, 1801,
- WILLIAM, b. May
- JOSEPH, b. November 2, 1805,
- HANNAH, b.
November 24, 1808,
b. June 13, 1810,
- SUSANNAH, b.
September 2, 1812,
b. December 10, 1815,
The legal documents below show that Elizabeth and Ann remained close as Elizabeth’s husband, William Laycock, is mentioned in these legal documents as an executor of the will of Joseph Akroyd.
Granville Harcourt Vernon, Master of Arts, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the most Reverend Father in God, EDWARD, by Divine Providence, Lord Archbishop of York, Primate England, and Metropolitan, To our well-beloved in Christ, The Reverend William Snowden and Thomas Owston, Clerks jointly and severally, Greeting: Whereas Ann [Grayson] Ackroyd late of Edlington in the Diocese of York deceased having whilst living, and at the Time of her Death, Goods, Chattels or Credits, in divers Dioceses or Juridictions, lately died intestate. And whereas Joseph Ackroyd the husband and administrator of the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said deceased now reside at a distance from us, and, by reason thereof, cannot without great expence come to our Exchequer Court of York, for the Purposes herein after-mentioned. We therefore in Aid of Law (Justice so requiring) do authorize and empower you jointly or severally to Administer the Oath below, to the said Joseph Ackroyd and also to take and see the Bond (hereunto annexed) duly executed by him with sufficient Sureties, and further to do in the Premise as shall be needful requesting that (such Oath being administered and the said Bond executed as aforesaid) you duly transmit to us or our lawful Surrogate, the said Bond, and the Whole Proceedings thereon, subscribed with the proper Hand or Hands of one or more of you, immediately after the Execution thereof, together with these Presents, so that Justice may be administered in the Premises. Given at York, the eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty two. Extracted by S. R. Fryer Joseph Buckle, Proctor York, Deputy Register The Form of the Oath to the Administrator laying his Hand on the Bible or New Testament. Your Oath is, that above mentioned Ann [Grayson] Ackroyd deceased made no Will, as far as you know or believe, and that you will truly administer her Goods, Chattels and Credits by paying her Debts, as far as the same will thereto extend and the Law charge you; and that you will make a true and perfect Inventory of all the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and exhibit the same into the Registry of the Exchequer Court of York, at the Time assigned you by the said Court, and render a just Account thereof when lawfully required; that the Whole of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of the said Deceased, (within the Diocese of York) do not amount to the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, and that the Contents of the Affidavit hereto annexed, to which you have subscribed you Name were and are true. So help you God, Commission for Administration The execution of this commission appears by the certificate on the Bond hereunto annexed. Witness my hand, Thomas Owston, Commissioner Know all Men, by these Presents, that We Joseph Ackroyd of Edlington in the County of York, labourer, William Laycock of the same place, labourer, and Frederick Hawksley Cartwright of Bawtry in the said County, Gentleman, do stand and are firmly bounden and obliged unto the Worshipful GRANVILLE HARCOURT VERNON, Master of Arts, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the most Reverend Father in God EDWARD, by Divine Providence, Lord Archbishop of York, Primate of England, and Metropolitan, lawfully constituted, in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to him the said Commissary, or his true and lawful Attorney, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, to the which Payment well and truly to be made, We bind us and every of us jointly and severally, for and in the whole our and every of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, and every of them firmly by these Presents, Sealed with our Seals. Dated the eleventh Day of the Month of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty two. The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden Joseph Ackroyd the husband and Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of Ann [Grayson] Ackroyd late of Edlington in the Diocese of York deceased intestate do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of him the said Joseph Ackroyd or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for him and the same so made, do Exhibit or cause to be Exhibited into the Registry of the Exchequer, Court in York, at or before the last Day of April next ensuing. And the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the deceased, at the time of her Death, which at any time after shall come to the Hands or Possession of the said Joseph Ackroyd or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly Administer according to Law. And further do make, or cause to be made, a true and just Account of his said Administration, at or before the last Day of October next ensuing, and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Accompt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge and Judges, for the Time being, of the said Court, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively, as the Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence, pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of the Act of Parliament in that behalf made, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors, therein named, do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Administrator above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration (Approbation of each Testament being first had and made) in the said Court, then this Obligation to be void, and of none effect, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue. Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Thomas Owston, Commissioner The mark of seal of Joseph Ackroyd, William Laycock, Frederick Cartwright I do hereby certify that on the eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord 1832 Joseph Ackroyd the husband and administrator within named was sworn and this Bond duly executed by him and his sureties by virtue and in pursuance of the commission hereunto annexed. Died 20th July 1825, Passed 13th October 1832 April 2. 1834 -I Joseph Acroyd of Edlington in the County of York give and bequeath to my children, equally to be divided amongst them all my interest in monies in the Doncaster savings bank. Also the value of a note I now hold from my son Wm. Acroyd of Doncaster and all monies arising from the funeral & the clubs of which I am a member. The above monies not to be divided till all my debts and funeral expenses are paid. I also give and bequeath all my furniture and household goods equally amongst all my children. And I leave my friends Wm. Hudson and Wm. Laycock of Edlington to divide these goods amongst my children in the best of their abilities, and appoint them executors of this my last Will and Testament. Joseph Acroyd his X mark. Witnesses: (--------) unreadable, James Marshall, Sarah Smith I do hereby certify that on the fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1834 William Laycock of Edlington in the County of York, yeoman, and one of the executors named in the last Will & Testament of Joseph Acroyd, late of Edlington, aforesaid in the Diocese of York, yeoman, deceased, was sworn well & truly the executor and perform the same and that the whole of the goods, chattels, and credits of the said deceased within the Diocese of York, do not amount in value to the sum of one hundred pounds. Sworn under £100 exchequer. Witness my hand. Died 5th. Apri1 1834 John Sharpe. Passed 9th. May 1834
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