all xpian people to whom this present writing testamentary shall
come, Nicholas Fielden of Edge End in Hundersfield, clothier, sendeth
greeting. Know ye that I the said Nicholas Fielden do make my last
I did before my intermarriage with Margaret now my wife by one obligation
bearing date 27th July 1713 become bound unto William Greenwood
of Langfield Co. York yeoman in £240 for the payment of £20
unto ye said William Greenwood for ye better pfermt of all my children
viz Nicholas, Thomas, Ann and William Fielden. Now it is my will
that the same obligation shall stand.
give unto my wife Margaret £30
my said son Nicholas £90 together with my tenant right in
that one drying kiln, water corn miln, and raising miln called Gauxholme
Miln when 24.
my said son Thomas £70
my said daughter Ann £50
my said son William £70
my personal estate shall surmount and raise money beyond and besides
paying my debts, legacies etc then I do give all ye overplus money
unto the said Margaret my wife, John Fielden of Todmorden, Samuel
Fielden of Frailscroft, Thomas Fielden of Hollingworth my brothers,
and William Greenwood of Langfield, in trust for ye use of my said
children to them at ye discretion of the said trustees.
my said brothers John Fielden and Thomas Fielden, my said brother
Samuel Fielden and the said William Greenwood Supervisors.
(I S ) Fielden
Thomas Sutcliffe, John Lord, James Holden, Crabtree.
15th September 1715.