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Margaret Priestnall

WILLS IN CHESHIRE (UK)

Transcript of will for
Margaret Priestnall of Brinnington

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 and Inventory of Margaret Priestnall of Brinnington - Died - 28th April 1730

Date of will - 11th September 1728

Proven at Chester diocesan consistory court on 9th May 1730

To Sarah Grooms (wife of Thomas Grooms of Heaton Norris), the sum of £4

To Sarah Grooms and her daughter Elizabeth Shelmerdine (wife of Samuel Shelmerdine), all my wearing apparrel.

To Thomas Shelemerdine (son of Samuel Shelmerdine) all her late husbands (William Priestnall) woollens.

To Martha Hooley and her two daughters, one shilling.

To Martha Wood, one shilling.

To Martha Jackson, one shilling.

To Elizabeth Priestnall, (sister in law), two shillings and sixpence.

To the sons of John Smith, three shillings.

To George ? (Alderman) forty shillings.

The rest to be sold and shared out.

The executors were Samuel Shelmerdine, and John Worthington, who both received forty shillings.

INVENTORY OF PERSONAL EFFECTS
£-s-d
One black cow 3-0-0
One red cow and calf 3-10-0
In the dwelling house One cupboard 0-6-0
One table and a form 0-6-0
One chair 0-5-0
Three chairs of oak 0-1-6
Two small chairs 0-0-6
One chair for a child and one stock 0-1-0
One fire iron and iron things 0-10-0
The pewter 0-6-6
In the parlour above the house One feather bed and bedding 0-6-0
One small cott 0-1-6
One bed and one desk 0-2-0
One small pair of bedstocks 0-5-0
In the chamber above the parlour One small pair of bedstocks 0-2-0
One box and one chair 0-1-4
Four chairs and one table 0-2-0
Two pine boards 0-1-0
In the chamber over the house Three small tables 0-2-6
One chair and one stock 0-0-3
One shellboard for a plough 0-0-4
In the buttery above the house One cupboard 0-3-0
Three forms and three boards 0-1-6
Twenty four iron bits 0-1-6
Kitchen One cupboard 0-7-0
One iron pott 0-2-0
(Unknown) 0-6-0
Three forms and one dishboard 0-1-0
One wool wheel 0-0-4
One old iron 0-2-6
(Unknown) 2-0-0
General Cash and debts owing 105-0-0
Supplementary 0-3-4
TOTAL VALUE £118-3-7

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