is the last will and testament of me James Haigh of Gawksholme
in the Parish of Rochdale in this the County Palatine of Lancaster,
Whereby in the first place I do order and direct that
all my just debts, funeral expenses, with the charges attending
the probate of this my will, together with my hereinafter executor
and executrix's reasonable charges, wages and expenses in and
about the execution hereof shall be all paid and satisfied out
of my whole substance or estate.
And then I give and bequeath
unto my brother WILLIAM HAIGH the sum of fifty pounds, and to
my brother EDMUND or EDWARD HAIGH I give the like sum of fifty
pounds. I also give and bequeath unto my sister MARY wife of JAMES
FARRER of Knowlwood Bottom the sum of fifty pounds, and to my
sister SUSANNAH late wife of JOHN FIELDEN I give the like sum
of fifty pounds. I also give unto BETTY my niece, wife of WILLIAM
CROSSLEY the sum of ten pounds, and to JOHN CROSSLEY (my first
wife's brother) I give the like sum of ten pounds. And I do give
them the same accordingly for their own separate use and uses.
And as to the time of payment of all the said legacies before
mentioned, I will the same to be paid at the end of twelve months
next after my decease. The child or children of such of them as
may then be dead (if any such there be) always taking and claiming
his or her or their father or mother's share thereof.
rest, residue and remainder of my household furniture, brewing
stock, money, goods, cattle, chattels, personal estate and effects
whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever the same is I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto
GRACE my now wife absolutely for her own use.
And lastly, hereby
revoking all former and other will and wills I heretofore made
I do publish and declare this to be my last will and testament
and I do nominate, constitute and appoint her my said wife and
her oldest son, JOHN SUTCLIFFE, joint executor and executrix.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth
day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
mark and seal of James Haigh.
21st. day of January 1808. JOHN SUTCLIFFE one of the executors
in this will named was sworn in common form, power being reserved
to GRACE HAIGH the other executor therein also named to take upon
her the execution of the said will when she shall lawfully request
the same. He further made oath that the personal estate and effects
of the testator within the Diocese of Chester were under the value
of One Thousand five hundred pounds.
testator died the 23rd. day of July 1807.