FIELDEN OF BOTTOMLEY
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.
Fielden of Bothomley
James Fielden of Bothumley pyshe of Rachdall yeoman, make this my
is my will yt James Fielden my Uncle shall occupye the one halfe
of one close called the blacke Karre now in the occupacon of Cisley
Fielden, the wyffe of James Fielden, deceased, for lyffe of the
said James Fielden, and after the death of the said James, yt shall
be occupied as the rest of my land is.
yt is my will that yf Issabell Fielden, my wyffe, be now wyth child
wyth a sonne, that then, my said sonne shall be my sole heir and
have my whole lands and shall enter upon the same when 21 and when
21 he shall paye unto Mary Fielden, my daughter, £20.
yf my wyffe be with child wythe a daughter, then yt is my will that
all my lands shall be devided betwixt them.
yt is my will that Issabell my wife shall have the bringing upp
of my children and the occupacon of my lands until my children accomplish
21, yf my said wyffe so longe doe lyve and kepe her sole. And
yf she depart this lyffe or marye, yt is my will that James Fielden,
my Uncle and William Schofield, my brother in law shall have the
rule of my said children and lands until my said children accomplish
yt is my mynde that the dwellinge house which my grandmother now
dwelleth in the barne amd one close which she now occupyethe called
Acker, shall remain unto my wyffe after the death of my grandmother,
to be occupied as my land ys before appointed, and that James Fielden,
my Uncle, hath confessed or promised that my wyffe and children
shall enter upon the said dwellinge howse, barn and close, without
any disturbance or trouble of him, the said James.
for my moveable goods, yt is my will that they be devided into three
pts, one pt thereof I give unto Issabell, my wyffe, the second pt
I give unto Mary my daughter and such child as my wyffe is with
child with, and the pt beinge mine owne, I give unto Issabell, my
wyffe, Mary my daughter and such child as my wyffe is wyth child
Executrix Issabell my said wyffe
24th. August 1594 by the Sole Exex named
by Richard Clegge.
Crossley de Arlescoles