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George Priestnall of Pointon

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Will of George Priestnall (Yeoman) of Pointon - Died ????

Date of Will - 10th January 1776

Proven at Chester diocesan consistory court on 3rd June 1779.

Messuage and Tenement in Pointon to son Samuel Priestnall and his heirs.

James Priestnall (son) already received £110 "he chose and accepted rather than to have the said premises.

"All my leasehold Messuage and tenement situate lying and being in Torkington in the said County (formerly Samuel Colliers) with all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my said son Samuel Priestnall and his heirs or assigns for and during the continuance of the original lease thereof, paying thereunto my said son James Priestnall the sum of 50 shillings yearly of every year.

To Samuel Priestnall all my goods, cattle, chattels and personal estate.

To Joseph Knowles (son in Law) one shillingTo Joseph Knowles (grandson) pair of bed stocks and bedding and other oppurtenances thereunto belonging which was my late brother in law's Samuel Collier and the sum of £10 when 21 unless he dies before 21 when all shall be devided.

To John Priestnall (son) £50 having been given in his lifetime £30

To Martha Fogg (daughter) £26, having been given in her lifetime £54

To Jane Barrett (daughter) £34, having been given in her lifetime £46

To Ann Stones (daughter) one shilling, having been given in her lifetime £80

To Martha Priestnall (Daughter in law) one shilling. Late husband Thomas Priestnall received £83 in his lifetime.

Residue to be divided ‘share and share alike’ between James, Samuel, John, Martha Fogg Ann and Jane.

Samuel Priestnall of Pointon & John Priestnall of Manchester Executors.

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