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John Priestnall

POST 1857 WILLS

Transcript of Will for
John Priestnall of Worth
Blacksmith

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.


John Priestnall of Worth – Blacksmith - 1714

Noverint universi per psentoo noo Annam Priestnall de Worth in Com Cester Vinem Georginam Potter de Adlington in Com Cester Vinem & Josphiman Potter de Butley in Com Cester Vinem Honori of Summiter Obligari.

Signed and sealed 8th April 1714 by Ann Prestner, George Potter and Joseph Potter

Probate granted to Ann Priestnall – widow – relict, Thomas Priestnall and Lois Priestnall. - 8th April 1714

Full probate document in latin.

Inventory of Personal effects (Priestnall Inventarium – Joannis de Worth – Blacksmith)

A true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods cattels and chattels of John Priestnall late of Worth in the County of Chester, Blacksmith, deceased as they were apprized and valued by John Upton of Dane Ro*o and Edward Cooper of Prestbury in the said County of Chester upon the fourth day of February Ano Reree ances dei gratio mmh magnee brittannica er dnor decimo ano dom 1713

 

In corne and hay

Two cows, one heifer, one calf

One mare

One red bed and beding

Six black chairs and one box

In linnen yarn and linnen

A pair of ffire irons and three stooles

Beding upon his little bed

Green bed and beding

Four chests & ***************

The clock and the clock case

Three tables and one couch chair

In pewter and white metall

Three whitewood chairs and three swicken chairs

Five stools, one box and one salt box

One ffire iron, one ffire shovel, tones and one bread iron

One ffrying pan and one pair of bellowes

Two washing tubs and three pigheons

One Churn and one kneading trough

One dozen and a half bottles

In trenchers

In earthen ware

One spinning wheel

One collar and one pair of halmes

One wheelbarrow

One pitch (and one item indecipherable)

One anvil and one smythy bellowes

One smythy vice

Hammer and tongs

Shoing tools

Nineteen horsehoes

In iron

One nail tool, files and heel

One handsaw, one spokesaw and ax

Grindstone, axle till and handles

In lead weights

One bag of nails

Trough

Ffire potter, paddle weights and handles

Owing to the decease by bond and by his debt book

His bridle, saddlepurse and wearing apparel

Total of this inventory

£ -s -d

05-00-00

10-17-06

05-15-00

02-11-00

00-11-00

01-05-04

00-03-04

00-10-00

03-10-00

**************

02-17-06

01-09-06

01-02-06

00-04-00

00-03-04

00-13-00

00-02-10

00-04-00

00-02-00

00-01-06

00-02-00

00-03-04

00-02-00

00-01-06

00-03-00

03-00-00

00-03-00

01-00-00

00-12-00

00-01-06

01-12-00

00-09-00

00-05-00

00-01-06

00-10-00

00-00-09

00-02-06

00-04-00

00-02-09

*****

15-00-00

93-00-00

That items who Thomas Priestnall took out of the deceased’s chest the day he was buried of and which is still in his hands is included in the above inventory, 16th February 1714.

Appraiso – John UptonEdward Cooper


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