CROSSLEY OF SCAITCLIFFE
11th. April 1707
transcript of the will. Transcribed at Chester and held in bound
volumes at Touchstones, Rochdale. It is to be noted that only the
main points of the will are transcribed.
of ANTHONY CROSSLEY of Broadhalgh dated 11th. February 1706 late
of Scatecliffe and now of Broadhalgh, yeoman.
his two younger sons Anthony and Luke
Scatecliffe now in possession of my eldest son John Crossley, and
his two tenements called Flailcroft and Dike and Watertommill (sic)
called Scatecliffe Miln and two closes of land within Stansfield
in the County of York called Lawholm and Hollinrake Holme, to his
said eldest son John Crossley, saving some right of water devised
to his second son Anthony.
devises two messuages in Scatecliffe in occupation of John Howell
and Mary Greenwood, and two cottages in Scatecliffe occupied by
John Barker and John Nuttall, to John Buckley of Whitfield in Ouldham,
and John Travis of Inchfield, in trust for his two daughters, Judith
Crossley and Anne, the wife of Robert Halstead, till a certain sum
has been paid out of them, and afterwards, to his son John Crossley.
devises to his second son, Anthony, Further Scatecliffe, which I
purchased from Richard Crossley, and out of which £5 yearly
is reserved to Mary, widow of Richard Crossley, deceased, during
leaves Anthony, The Roydhouse, Robinwood, now or late in the possession
of William Crowther, and fulling Miln and cottage near Robinwood.
devises to his third and youngest son Luke, according to the desire
of my former wife Anne, two messuages called Rodwell End and Mathers
Lath or Barn in Stansfield and one close, Bentfield and a building
in Eastwood, now used for the Presbyterian Meeting and the Chief
House of Eastwood, now or late in the possession of Abraham Smith,
provided he pay £5 yearly to the said Mary, widow of the said
Richard Crossley, in lieu of dower in lands called Further Scaitcliffe.
to his daughter Susan, wife of Abraham Naylor, a house in Eastwood
in the occupation of John Crabtree, on conditions.
Judith Crossley, his youngest daughter, Migeldean, now in the possession
of Gilbert Holden.
his eldest daughter, Mary, wife of John Fielden, a parcel of land
devises the new fulling mill at Scatecliffe to John Crossley, it
now being in his possession.
his two sons Anthony and Luke, he devises a messuage in Stansfield
mentions his wife Grace.
His sons Anthony and Luke
Anthony and Luke Crossley were sworn May 29th. 1707