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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS BUTTERWORTH

husbandman of Ramsden in Walsden

died 1700

 

28 March 1696


I Thomas Butterworth of Ramsden in Hundersfield, husbandman, make this my last will.


I give to Henry Butterworth, Thomas Butterworth, William Butterworth, Edmund Butterworth, James Butterworth, Jonathon Butterworth, Alice, ye wife of John Emott, Elizabeth ye wife of Ruben Haigh and Martha Butterworth, my sons and daughters, 6d a piece and no more.


Then all the rest of my whole personal estate I give to Alice, my now wife, but if she marry, then my will is she shall but enjoy one third part and ye other two parts my will is shall descend and come unto Thomas and John Butterworth, my two youngest children.


Sole executor John, my said son
Signed
Thomas Butterworth

Witnesses:
Hannah Scholefield
Cyrill Scholefield
Abra Scholefield

Proved 24 May 1701 by the sole executor

Inventory 5 January 1700
£30 18s 11d

Debts owing by ye decedant:
To
Thomas Lord of Stansfield £2 15s 0d
Abell Buckley £1 11s 0d
James Roydses 10s 0d
Richard Kenyon, mercer 6s 8d
Michaell Taylor 6s 8d
Ellen Jaques 1s 0d
Mris Brelford 2s 6d
Willm Marshall 7s 0d
Willm Sutcliffe 12s 0d
John Marsden 1s 4d
Thomas and John Butterworth 6s 0d

Aprizers:
William Fielden
John Crossley
James Lord
John Halliwell