OF WILL OF JOHN UTTLEY OF
LIGHT HAZZELS IN CALDERBROOK
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is an incomplete will and is undated. However, John Uttley died
in 1749 and the will is discussed in a document signed by his widowed
daughter-in-law, Susan Uttley, in 1754, a transcription of which
appears below the will.
the Name of God Amen...
John Uttley of Lighthattles, in the County of Lancaster and Parish
of Rochdale, ...being in a weak state of health and calling to mind
the mortality of human nature and that it is appointed for all men....and
being of sound mind, memory . understanding, do make this, my last
will and testament.
the following that is to say..all this my will and ...all my just
debts..said as shall be judged owing at the time of ...together
with my funeral expenses and this probate discharged, and then what
remains? My effects I give and bequeath as follows, that is to say:
give to Mary my wife £4. 10s. yearly during her life, to be
paid by my son, John Uttley forth of freehold and copyhold estate.
I give her one bed with one fire iron and further I give her the
chamber over the parlor as long as she remains my wife.
my son John Uttley 3 fields called the Three Bents
my youngest son Samual Uttley £30 when 21
my daughter Mary Baron £10
my daughter Susan Fielden £10
my daughter Martha Uttley £25 when 21
my 2 daughters Sarah and Betsy Uttley £30 apiece when 21
my son John Uttley and my brother Samuel Uttley
brother in law Ralph Lawton as assistant
1 December 1750 by the exors named
relating to the above will signed by the widow of Michael Uttley,
son of the testator, in 1754
all men by those present that whereas John Uttley of Lighthassels
in Hundersfield in the County of Lancaster, yeoman, deceased, did
by his surrender and intent, thereunder written bearing date the
eleventh day of Nov. in the year one thousand seven hundred and
forty nine, charge all that messuage and tenement called Lighthassels
in Hundersfield aforesaid, with the payment of One Hundred and Twenty
Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain, unto his second son, Michael
whereas the said Michael Uttley is sometime since deceased, intestate,
without leaving any issue, whereupon, Susan, his well beloved wife
became lawful administratrix of the goods and chattels, rights and
credits of him, the said Michael Uttley, her said husband.
know ye that the said Susan Uttley, widow and relict of him, the
said Michael Uttley, do hereby confess knowledge that I have had
and received of, from John Uttley, now of Lighthassels, aforesaid,
son and heir and surrenderee of him, the said John Uttley, the father,
now deceased, the full sum of one hundred and twenty pounds of lawful
money, so charged upon the estate and premises called Lighthassels
aforesaid, by him the said John Uttley, my father in law, now deceased.
therefore, I do by those present, acquit, release and discharge
the said John Uttley the son, of and from the said sum of one hundred
and twenty pounds, so charged upon the said premise at Lighthassels,
as aforesaid by him the said John Uttley the father, and of all
other dues, duties and demands whatsoever which I, my executors
or administrators may have claim, challenge or demand of or against
the said John Uttley, the son, his heirs, executors or administrators,
by virtue of the said surrender and intent, the ... written or out
of the estate of the said John Uttley, my father in law deceased
I, the said Susan Uttley do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors
and administrators, covenant, promise, grant and agree to and with
the said John Uttley, the son, his heirs and assigns, by those present,
that I, the said Susan Uttley, my heirs, executors and administrators,
shall and will, at the proper costs and charges in the law, of the
said John Uttley, his heirs and assigns, at any time hereinafter
make, do seal, acknowledge, suffer and execute or cause or procure
to ...acknowledge, suffer and execute all such further and other
lawful and reasonable act and acts, release and releases, conveyance
and conveyances, assurance and assurances, deeds, instruments and
things in the law or otherwise for the furthermore perfect and absolute
releasing and acquitting of the said sum of one hundred and twenty
pounds. As by the said John Uttley his heirs and assigns or his
or their counsel learned in the law, shall be reasonably advised,
devised, drawn or acquired without any manner of deceit, fraud or
. as . whatsoever.
witness whereof, I the said Susan Uttley, have hereunto set my hand
and seal the eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord, One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Four. 1754.
Mark and Seal of Susan Uttley.
and Delivered in the presence of: