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James Priestnall of Stockport

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Will of James Priestnall of Stockport (Shopkeeper) - Died 28th January 1800

Date of will - 29th May 1799
Value - Above £100 and below £300
Proven at Chester diocesan consistory court on 27th May 1800

To Parnell Priestnall and her asigns for so long of her natural life as she shall continue my widow unmarried, all my messuage, dwelling house and land etc. If she marries then five pounds per year after tax, to be payable in four quarterly instalments.An from and after the decease or second marriage of my wife I give and bequeath unto my daughters respectively a bed and a piece with the furniture thereto belonging, and also to each of my said daughters one chest of drawers, choice of bed and chest of drawers according to seniority of age, the elder having the option before the younger.
Remainder to my sons William Priestnall, James Priestnall and friend William Mason of Stockport.(Executors) William Priestnall received adequate share of properties in my lifetime.

Said messuage and dwelling house shall be sold and conveyed (after the death or re marriage of Parnell) and shall be conveyed to son John Priestnall when he attains twenty one years, for the sum or consideration of three hundred and fifty pounds

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