WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN FIELDEN
of Warland in Walsden
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is the Last Will and Testament of me, John Fielden of Warland in
the parish of Rochdale and County of Lancaster, farmer, as follows.
do give and bequeath the sum of three pounds to be equally divided
amongst all those my grandchildren, the children of my son Abraham,
also the sum of three pounds to be equally divided amongst all those
my grandchildren, the children of my daughter Susan by John Shackleton,
she being also dead.
I do give and bequeath unto my son in law, the said John Shackleton,
the sum of one shilling.
also to my daughter in law, Betty Fielden, the sum of one shilling
to be paid to them separately and respectively in twelve months
next after my decease.
I so further will and direct that my wife Mary be permitted to take
the profits and interest of all my estate and effects for her own
maintenance and support during her life, and in case that should
prove insufficient for her necessary support, that she be permitted
to take so much of the principle as will make up the deficiency.
And that after her decease, all my just debts, funeral and other
expenses, being first paid, all the rest and remainder of my personal
estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever the same, may then
be found, shall be equally divided amongst and between my children,
namely Nicholas, John and Mary Fielden, share and share alike.
I do give and bequeath the same accordingly and do nominate, constitute
and appoint my sons John Fielden and Nicholas Fielden jointly to
be executors of this my last will and testament.
Witness whereof I do hereunto put my hand and seal, the seventeenth
day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
sealed, published and declared by the within named John Fielden,
the testator to be his last will and testament.
I do give and bequeath the same accordingly being first interlined?
In the presence of us who at his request in his presence do hereunto
subscribe our names as witnesses.
mark of James x Fielden
granted to John Fielden and Nicholas Fielden 25 January 1808
25 January 1808