LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES JACKSON
OF POTOVEN IN WALSDEN
1752 TO 1820
This is the Last Will and Testament of me, JAMES JACKSON of Potoven in the township of Todmorden and Walsden, in the parish of Rochdale and county of Lancaster, farmer.
Whereby in the first place, I do will, order and direct that all my just and lawful debts, and funeral expenses with the charges of this my will in probate, shall be all first paid and discharged out of my whole substance or estate.
And then I give and devise unto my two sons, JOHN and SAMUEL, all that my messuage and tenement called Potoven aforesaid, and all rights, members? and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining , as the same is now in my own occupation my assigns or undertenants.
And also all and singular other my real estate whatsoever and whosoever and in whose tenures or occupations soever the same, is, are or be, to hold to them my said two sons JOHN and SAMUEL, their heirs and assigns absolutely forever as tenants in common, and not as joint tenants.
I also give and bequeath unto them my said two sons JOHN and SAMUEL, all and every my personal estate of every description, whether money or securities for money, household furniture, farming stock and all other my property whatsoever and whosoever and in whose hands the same now is, or be, charged and chargeable nevertheless with the payment of the following legacies.
That is to say, in the first place, I do charge the same with the payment of the sum of One Hundred and One Pounds to my son JAMES, he having already received Forty Nine Pounds of mine.
And further charges with the payment of Ten Pounds to my daughter MILLEY, she having already received Thirty Pounds of me.
And still further charged with the payment of Thirty One Pounds to my daughter MALLY, she already having already received Nine Pounds of me.
To my grandchild HANNAH JACKSON, I give the sum of Five Pounds
To my son SAMUEL, I give Two Hundred Pounds, and to my wife MARY JACKSON I give Thirty Pounds.
All which said legacies I will shall be paid to the respective legatees at the end of twelve months next after my decease.
To my two grandchildren, namely JOHN JACKSON and HANNAH JACKSON, I give each Five Pounds to be paid to them when they attain their respective ages of twenty one years.
I also charge the same with the payment of the interest of Two Hundred Pounds to my said wife MARY JACKSON during the term of her natural life, which I will shall be paid to her by my executors hereinafter named and appointed, half yearly and the first of such payments I will shall be made at the end of six months next after my decease.
And I do hereby charge the whole of my estate with the payment of all and every the before mentioned sums of money.
All the rest, residue and remains of property whatsoever and wheresoever, I give, devise and bequeath unto my two sons, JOHN and SAMUEL, equally between them, share and share alike.
And lastly hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills by me herebefore made, I do publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. And thereof I do nominate, constitute and appoint them, my said two sons JOHN and SAMUEL joint executors, hoping they will faithfully execute the terms I have in them reposed.
Given under my hand and seal this thirty first day of July in the year of the Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and nineteen.
Signed, sealed and published by the in within named JAMES JACKSON, the testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request did subscribe our names as witnesses.
Signatures of WILLIAM JACKSON, THOMAS JACKSON and JAS. HOLT
JAMES JACKSON his mark and seal
The 14 Day of November 1820, JOHN JACKSON and SAMUEL JACKSON, the executors in this will named, were sworn in common form, and they further made oath that the personal estate and effects of the testator within the Diocese of Chester were under the value of eight hundred pounds.
Before me Thos. Steele. A.B. Surrogate
Dated 14 November 1820
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