HAIGH OF DEAN IN WALSDEN
is the last Will and Testament of said Reuben Haigh of Dean in Walsden
in the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancaster, Yeoman.
I do give bequeath and devise unto my brother John Haigh of Pastureside
in Walsden aforesaid and Samuel Greenwood of Dobroyd yeoman All
that my Messuage Cottage House Barn and other Buildings Land and
Grounds unto me belonging in Walsden aforesaid and commonly called
Dean together with all ways waters watercourses Hereditaments, privileges
and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining
and also my personal estate and effects whatsoever to hold to them
and their heirs In Trust always for all such uses intents and purposes
as are or shall be mentioned and declared in this my Last Will and
Testament or any Codicil thereunto to be annexed and to or for no
other intent whatsoever that is to say
I do will and direct that Mally my wife be suffered to occupy and
enjoy both personal and Real Estate and to take all the Rents and
profits thereof for and towards the maintenance and support education
and bringing up of my children and herself until the youngest of
my children shall attain to fifteen years of age provided that she
can and so maintain and bring them up in a reasonable manner but
in case that she cannot or do not so maintain and bring them up
and support herself in a comfortable and reasonable manner then
I do will and direct that they the said John Haigh and Samuel Greenwood
do sell the said messuage and premises hereinbefore mentioned to
be bequeathed and devised or to Advance and procure so with money
do they in their discretion may see meet and necessary for the support
of my wife and children and to convey or charge the same upon the
said premises or any part thereof and also that all my just dues
funeral and all other expenses attending the probate and execution
of this my last will and testament be charged upon and paid out
of or by the said premises and that when my youngest child shall
attain fifteen years of age they the said John Haigh and Samuel
Greenwood or their successors shall so soon as they see convenient
sell all the said premises both Real and personal and pay off all
debts and demands then owing upon the same and after all the debts
due thereall are paid and also saving and reserving Unto Mally my
wife if she be then living her dower and my best bed and that they
so divide the money arising by the sale thereof equally amongst
all my children and pay them their shares as they attain twenty
one years of age respectively and in case any of them happen to
die before that age and leave any child or children they shall have
the parents share so dying And
also that what is reserved for my wife's dower shall be divided
in the same manner as soon as convenience will admit after her death
I do so nominate constitute and appoint my brother John Haigh and
Samuel Greenwood to be executors of this my last will and testament.
witness thereof I do hereunto put my hand and seal the fifth day
of March one thousand eight hundred and six Reuben Haigh (Seal)
signed published and declared by the witness named as Reuben Haigh
to be his last will and testament some words being first enter???
In the presence of us who at his request do herewith subscribe our
names as witnesses:
Hiley his mark.
mark of William X Law Gauksholme
OF REUBEN HAIGH 1832
dated 1 September 1806
1832 after the death of his wife.
Account of the personal and real estate of Reuben Haigh late of
Dean in Walsden in the Parish of Rochdale in the County of Lancaster,
Yeoman who died on 11 March 1806 Between Executors:
Haigh Executor of John Haigh deceased of Middleton, Coal Merchant
Son and Executor of the said John Haigh deceased
Greenwood the other executor named on the Will is also dead.
under Probate of Will granted on 1 September 1806
of Legatee or next of kin
Crossley and Esther his wife she being a daughter of the Testator
Greenwood and Ellen his wife she being a daughter of the Testator
Fielden and Ann his wife she being a daughter of the Testator
share of the Testator's widows dowry who enjoyed the interest of
it during life she died in July 1831 The said will states that the
money should be divided amongst his eight children or their descendents.
These four are still living and the other four are dead. The number
of their descendents are listed below.
other 4/8/shares as follows:
share of £90 to the 5 children of Mary Ogden deceased daughter
share of £90 to the 3 children of Sally Fielden deceased daughter
share of £90 to the 5 children of Hannah Ogden deceased daughter
share of £90 to the 3 children of Reuben Haigh deceased son
of the above are minors and the rest will be paid their proportional
share, taking receipts for the same.
Haigh, Abraham Crossley and wife, William Greenwood and wife, Nicholas
Fielden and wife all made their marks and received the sum of £90.
Dated 3 August 1832.