WILL OF JOHN FIELDEN OF HARTLEY ROYD
Transcribed by Henry Fishwick
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In the name of God, Amen. 3rd January 1710-11
I, John Fielden of Hartley Royd in Stansfield, yeoman, being weak and infirm in body, but of sound and perfect memory etc., do make this my last will etc.
I give to Mary, my wife, the yearly sum of £12, to be forth out of my messuage, lands and tenement, so long as she live and continue my widow.
I give to John Fielden, my only son and heir, all and singular those messuage, lands and tenement called Hartley Royd, now in occupation of of Edmund Eastwood, together with all the lands, etc., forever.
I also give to said John Fielden my messuage etc., in Hundersfield and Stansfield and Clivishire called Maggotholme in Hundersfield and Stansfield, and the Cowbank in Hundersfield and Clivishire, he to enter upon said property when he is 22 years old; if he died before attaining 22, then to go to my daughters, Susan, Mary and Ann Fielden.
To Susan, my eldest daughter, £100 after she is 21To Mary, my second daughter, £100, after she is 21To Ann, my third daughter, £100, after she is 21
Personal estate one third to Mary, my wife.
One third to John Fielden, my son
One third to Ann Fielden, my daughter
Executors my wife, Mary and her brother Luke Crossley; his (Luke’s) brother, Anthony Crossley, to be supervisor
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