MITCHELL OF GIBBET IN TODMORDEN
18th January 1807
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transcript of the will. Transcribed at Chester and held in bound
volumes at Touchstones, Rochdale. It is to be noted that only the
main points of the will are transcribed.
January 30th 1804
18th January 1807
3rd June 1807
is the last will of me, William Mitchell of Gibet within Todmorden,
I have by a surrender bearing even date herewith surrendered into
the hands of the Lord of the Manor of Rochdale, all that my cottage
called Acre Nook, situate near the north corner of a copyhold close
of land called the Acre, part of a tenement called Mitchelden in
Hundersfield, together with certain privileges, thereunto belonging
and particularly mentioned in a surrender bearing date 23rd April
1778, whereby one Anthony Crossley of Scaitcliff in Hundersfield,
yeoman, surrendered the said premises unto one William Wild of Upper
Town, Cliviger for 999 years, under certain conditions.
I devise all the said cottage unto my son Samuel Mitchell for the
remainder of the said term of 999 years, charged with £24
to be paid to my executors in augmentation of my personal estate.
give unto my son, John Mitchell, £5 and I will that £150
be reserved and that the interest thereof and so much of the principal
as may be needful, be applied towards the maintenance of Sarah my
wife, during her life.
also that the residue of my personal estate be divided amongst all
my sons and daughters, that is to say, John, James, Samuel, Robert,
William, Susan, Mary and Betty, the sons having twice as much as
that the £150 reserved for the support of my wife, or as much
as shall remain unexpended, shall be divided in the same proportion
amongst all my sons and daughters.
my two sons, John and William Mitchell
3rd June 1807 by John Mitchell power being reserved for William
Mitchell the other exor