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Sir Mark Masterman Sykes of Sledmere, bart., (eldest son and heir-at-law of Sir Christopher Sykes, late of the same place, bart., and Doctor of Laws, deceased, who was the surviving devisee in trust appointed in the will of Timothy Mortimer, late of York, esq., deceased) of the first part; Charles Mortimer of Sloane Street, near Hyde Park, Middlx., esq., (only son and heir-at-law of Timothy Mortimer) and Robert Scott of York, gent., (a trustee nominated for Charles Mortimer), of the second part.
The estates which are reputed to be of the tenure of freehold of inheritance in Dringhouses and Acomb, York, and at Fulford, Barkston (als. Barkston Ash), Haddlesey Ings and Bramham, or within Dringhouses, Acomb, Fulford, Sherburn, Fenton, Haddlesey and Bramham, or within whatever parishes the said townships respectively are; the closes upon Huntington Moor; the estate at Cottingwith; all of which were the estates of Timothy Mortimer at the time of his death, and were devised in his will to Sir Christopher Sykes, William Preston of Moreby, esq., and Wilmer Gossip of Thorp Arch, esq., and their heirs, in trust for Charles Mortimer and his heirs and assigns; and all other estates late of Timothy Mortimer, being of the tenure of freehold of inheritance, which were devised by him to Sir Christopher Sykes, William Preston and Wilmer Gossip and their heirs, in trust for Charles Mortimer (except for the estates at Carlton Minniott, Staddlethorpe, and Blacktoft, which have already been sold).
To uses in trust, as to the estate of Robert Scott, for Charles Mortimer and his assigns; and after the decease of Charles Mortimer, to the use of his heirs and assigns for ever.

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