WILL OF JOHN FIELDEN OF KNOWLTOP, WALSDEN
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I, John Fielden of Knowltop in Walsden in the county of Lancaster, yeoman, considering my own mortality, being very …. and infirm of body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God for the same), do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First I commit my soul to God and my body to the earth to be decently buried in the burying place of the people called Quakers at Shewbroad in Langfield in the county of York, at the discretion of my executors.
His two sons Anthony and Nicholas; his wife Susan; his son Abraham.
Payments to be made to his sons, their heirs, etc., forever, at the feast days of Whitsoday and St. Martin the Bishop in winter… issuing and going forth of all that his messuage and tenement called Knowltop, situate in Walsden aforesaid, in the tenure or occupation of the said Abraham, his son or assigns.
Abraham, son and heir apparent of the aforesaid Abraham, is named.
Also to testator’s son, Abraham aforesaid, and his heirs forever, all that my parcel of wood and timber trees together with all ye white wood and under wood therein, situate and growing upon a parcel of stony ground belonging to a tenement called Warland in Walsden aforesaid, as mentioned in the will of Joshua of Warland.
Total Inventory £6-0s-10d
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