WILL OF ABRAHAM FIELDEN OF SWINESHEAD
Transcribed by Henry Fishwick
In the name of God, Amen. 18th December 1681.
I, Abraham Fielden of Swineshead in Langfield, in the parish of Heptonstall, yeoman, being deseased in body etc.
I give to JOSHUA Fielden my elder sonne, all that messuage wherein I now live, called Swineshead, with all the lands, closes etc. to hold the said messuage for ever, yeilding and paying to ABRAHAM Fielden, my younger sonne, £30 in six years next after my decease, to wit £5 a year.
To ABRAHAM, my son, I give two bondes of £15 apiece; the one from JOHN Fielden of Inchfield, deceased; the other from JOHN Fielden of Knowltopp; which bonds become due on the death of John UTTLEY and Susan his wife.
Whereas I promised to give to JUDITH, my daughter, wife of AMBROSE GREENWOOD, £40, and one cow, whereof part is paid and parte remains a debt; and to MARY, wife of DANIEL GREENWOOD, and ELIZABETH the wife of GILBERT LASSE, a like sum, of which I have paid them £37. Therefore I give to DANIEL GREENWOOD and GILBERT LASSEY £6 and tow kine.
To ABRAHAM, my son, £40 and two cows
To SUSAN, my daughter, £40 and one cowe
To MARTHA, my daughter, £40 and one cowe
The rest of my goods between ABRAHAM, my son, and GILBERT LASSEY, my son in law, and MARY, SUSAN, JUDITH and MARTHA, my daughters.
Executors, my son ABRAHAM and my brother in law, CHARLES LORD
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