Benjamin Richardson, -tenant of Shrapnell Housec.1790
Will of Zachariah Shrapnell 1794
In the name and by the Grace of God Amen I Zachariah Shrapnel of Bradford in the County of Wilts. Esq. being by … of sound mind memory and understanding but considering the.. uncertainty of life and of all things do below do by Grace make this my Last will and Testament in manner following In the first Place Recommend my soul into the hands of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who I trust has loved me and given in himself for me and my body I commit to the Earth to be .. interred(but without pomp) in the burying ground railed in by my dear Father's walled Grave where his remains are deposited in Bradford Church Yard and as to the Worldly Estate which with it has pleased God to bless me. I think proper to dispose of this and in the following manner I give and devise unto my good friends Richard Atwood of Turleigh in the Parish of Bradford, Esq. and Joseph Smith of Bradford aforesaid Gentleman and their heirs all that my messuage or mansion House wherein I now Dwell situate and being in St. Margaret's Street in Bradford aforesaid together with the offices, Garden, Paddock, Stable, Chaise House and appurtenances hereunto belonging and near adjoining. Also all that Messuage or tenement near adjoining to the said Mansion House in St. Margaret's Street aforesaid with New Workshop and other Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Occupation and Renting of Benjamin Richardson, Cloth worker. Also all that Messuage or Tenement Situate at the Bottom of a place called "Nowhere Lane" in Bradford aforesaid with the New Building adjoining and Appurtenances belonging now in the occupation and renting of Richard Sheppard and also those several Quit or reserved Rents issuing and payable out of the divers tenements and buildings situate and being in St. Margaret's Hill in Bradford aforesaid.
Poor Rates 1789
Universal British Directory 1791-1798