WILL OF ABRAHAM FIELDEN OF INCHFIELD
Transcribed by Henry Fishwick
In the name of God, Amen. 2nd September 1644
I, Abraham Fielden of Inchfield in the parish of Rochdale, yeoman, being sick in body etc., do make this my will.
Whereas I have by writing divided my messuages, lands and tenements unto my three sons, John, Abraham and Joshua Fielden, I do now confirm the same, and I desire said John Fielden, my son to secure and convey unto Joshua Fielden, my youngest son, all those messuages, lands, etc., in Bottomley, according to the intent of said writing, so that all my sons may be conveniently settled.
I give to Abraham my son, one oak sapling tree growing on the lands of George Travis called Greenhole.
To Joshua Fielden, my son, all those trees, timber and sapling wood late cut down and brought from Brigg Myres, now in Inchfield; also £5
I give to my daughter Mary Fielden £50
I give to my daughter Susanna Fielden £55
(for their tuition during their minority.)
If either of them take a husband “not according to their estate” and without the approbation of John Fielden of Shore, the younger, and their tutors, hereinafter named, they shall lose their portion.
The rest amongst my children John, Abraham, Joshua, Mary and Susanna Fielden.
And I appoint my brothers, Joshua and Anthony Fielden, tutors of my said children, and of their lands and portions during their minorities.
Exors John and Abraham Fielden, my two sons.
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