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Thomas Priestnall

WILLS IN CHESHIRE (UK)

Transcript of will for
Thomas Priestnall the elder of Woodford

This transcript is meant as a guide to the contents of the will and is not always a full transcript, which in some cases may lead to several pages of rambling text.

The purpose of the transcript is to give an accurate indication as to who the beneficiaries are, and if available an insight to the lifestyle of the deceased, by way of any peculiar comments in the will, and of course inventories of personal effects where available.


Will of Thomas Priestnall the elder of Woodford - Died ???

Date of will - 3rd September 1763

Proven at Chester diocesan consistory court on 10th May 1764

I devise and bequeath to my son Thomas Priestnall, his heirs and assigns, leasehold, messuage, tenenaments and oppurtences situate lying and being in Woodford. To hold to him my son Thomas Priestnall, his heirs and assigns for so long a time and until all principal money and interest upon the said mortgage deed or deeds be fully paid and discharged over and besides all other lost and charged be fully paid that shall happen.

I devise and bequeath to my son George Priestnall, his heirs and assigns, all such goods, writings, evidences that touch or concern Thomas Brown, late of Stockport Moor, together with all my title form, interest claim, and demand of in and unto all those several messuages or dwelling houses with all and every of their oppurtences ritual and standing and being in the Hillgate and Churchyard side in Stockport in the county of Chester, and on the Gatley Green in Gatley in the county aforesaid. All of which said cottages with all and every of their oppurtences held by virtue of all mortgage deed or deeds thereof from under the said Thomas Brown together with all principal money owing thereon for the same. To hold to him my son George Priestnall, his heirs and assigns for so long a time and until all principal money and interest upon the said mortgage deed or deeds be fully paid and discharged over and besides all other lost and charged be fully paid that shall happen and during the full term the same is granted to me in any by the original indenture of ????????? of under and upon condition that he pays the Heriot when it becomes due which the said estate is charged with.

I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Priestnall all and singular, my household goods and furniture as they now stand in my dwelling house in Woodford where I now live, also I give and bequeath unto my son William Priestnall more to what he has already had, also I give and bequeath to my son John Priestnall more to what he has already had, and also to my son in law Edward Worthington, and to my son in law Edward Barlow, and to my son in law John Barton, each of them two pounds apiece, also I give and bequeath to my son George Priestnall one shilling.

I give and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named in trust the sum of one hundred and forty pounds for the use and benefit of my daughter Ann, now wife of John Barton, to be given her at the discretion of my said executors as they shall find occasion or think it needfull and necessary for her, but if she happens to die before she has received the full sum of one hundred and forty pounds, such part or sum as shall be remaining in the said executors hands after said death, I do hereby will and order them to divide it share and share alike to so many of her children as shall be living at the time of her death.

I give and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named in trust the sum of one hundred and forty pounds for the benefit and advantage of my daughter Martha, wife of Edward Worthington, to be given her at the discretion of my said executors as they shall find occasion or think it needfull and necessary for her, with the full ammount to be paid to her if she survives her husband. If she does not survive her husband then the leftover sum to be divided equally between George Priestnall's and Ann Barton's children.

I give and bequeath to my executors hereinafter named in trust the sum of one hundred and forty pounds for the use and benefit of my daughter Mary, wife of Edward Barlow, to be given her at the discretion of my said executors as they shall find occasion or think it needfull and necessary for her, but if she happens to die before she has received the full sum of one hundred and forty pounds, such part or sum as shall be remaining in the said executors after said death, I do hereby will and order them to divide it share and share alike to so many of her children as shall be living at the time of her death.

If daughters Ann Barton or Mary Barlow have children, and children die as well, then all leftover sums to be devided amongst lawfull issue of such children.

To my son Thomas Priestnall, my kinsman John Pickford of Hope Green in Adlington and John Antrobus of Woodford, one guinea each.

Residue share and share alike to my three sons aforesaid, George Priestnall, Thomas Priestnall and John Priestnall.

Any discontent raised then all legacies shall be forfeit.


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