WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS HELLIWELL
and submitted by Reg Postlethwaite
1824 Nov 30 Thomas Helliwell of Friths on Oakenroyd tp
Todmorden and Walsden pa Rochdale. Vol. 170 Fol. 246. York Registry.
Spinner . Debts and funeral expenses of my whole estate. To Sally
my well beloved wife the bedstead and bedding in which we use to
lie. To my son John all that messuage called Windy Harbour in Stansfield
pa Halifax and all fields and closes to the same belonging; in the
occupation of Samuel Ackroyd for ever; ½ share of the mill
or factory which I hold in common with him situated in Greenhursthey
Clough in Stansfield together with all rights and appurtenances.
my younger son William my half share of the mill or factory which
I hold in common with my son John at Friths on Oakenroyd together
with half the machinery therein and heavy going gears, goits, dams,
waters, waterfalls and all rights and appurtenances for ever.
my son William my messuage called Cowfield in Trawden co Lancs which
is copyhold and surrendered to the use of my will in the occupation
of Thomas Heaton - to William for ever.
my son William my messuage called Friths in the township of Todmorden
and Walsden with fields and closes thereto belonging, in the occupation
of John Sutcliffe, together with the several cottages standing thereon
situate in Frith Wood Bottom except the cottages under the mill
hereinbefore devised; to William the house wherein I now dwell for
ever chargeable with the payment of £1,200 to my only daughter
Elizabeth when she is 21. If Elizabeth is under age at the time
of my death, money is to be put out at interest and the interest
to be used for her maintenance and support.
my son William all manors, messuages, lands and tenements whereof
I am seized or entitled as mortgagee in fee - on trust to redeem
the same. All money, stock in trade, bonds, outstanding debts, furniture
and personal property to my son William.
sons John and William joint executors. They have power to re-imburse
themselves respectively out of my effects their reasonable and necessary
wages and expenses in the execution.
Thos Hallowell 2 Sept 1819
Holt jnr., Todmorden
bequest to my daughter Elizabeth to be £1,500 instead of £1,200;
and to her the interest of it only for life in half yearly instalments,
the first payment 6 months after my death. If Elizabeth dies with
lawful issue the £1,500 to her husband but if she dies without
lawful issue no money to her husband. If Elizabeth's husband dies
before her, the money to be shared between her lawful children when
they are 21. If Elizabeth has no children the money to my sons John
12 Dec 1822
Holt junr., Todmorden
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