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GREAT HARWOOD

THE WILL OF JOHN HEYES OF BELL MOUNT 1798
(Lancashire Record Office
WCW/Heyes, John/1798)

In the Name of God Amen I John Heyes of Bell-mount in Great Harwood in the County of Lancaster Farmer being weak in Body yet of sound and perfect mind and memory, do hereby make publish and Declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, first it is my will and mind that I be Desently and hansomly Buried and that all my just Debts be paid my funerall Expences Discharged. The Charges of the probation of this my will and the re-embursement of my Executors for the Execution of the same be justly and truly paid out of my Money or personal Estate, first I give Devise and Bequeath unto Joanna Heyes my beloved wife, During her Natural Life, one Cottage & House Lying and being in the old hold in the Township of Accrington and County of Lancaster now in the possession of Townly Kenyon as Tennant, and Also I give Devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Joanna Heyes During her Naturall Life ten pounds yearly to be paid to her by two Equall payments in every year at May Day and saint Martins in the Winter the first payment thereof to begin and be made on either of the aforesaid Day which happens first after my Decease, the same to be raised and Levied from and out of my rent of my Cottage Houses which I now stand possessed of in the old hold in Accrington aforesaid. Also I give and bequeath unto my wife Joanna Heyes the Bed which I Lie on Bedstead hanging with all its usual Cloathing During her Natural Life. But if my said wife doth not Continue to be my widdow but happens to marrie again to another Man then and on such Marriage Day it is my will and mind that my said Wife shall be totally Cut off from all the Benefitts of this my will. Also I give Devise and bequeath unto David Heys my son all those my seven Cottages houses and one out Chamber (Except the one before mentioned to the use of my Wife Duringe her Natural Life) to have and to hold the Cottage Houses before mentioned together with their and every of their preveledges and appurtenances, Excepting therefrom Five pounds yearly for such use as I shall mention hereafter, Now lying in the old hold in Accrington aforesaid to him and his Heirs and Assigns for ever. Also I give Devise and bequeath unto David Heyes my son all those three Cottages or Dwelling houses standing and being at Snigg Brook in Blackburn together with their and every of their preveledges and Appurtenances to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever also I give and Devise and Bequeath unto my Daughter Alice Heyes the before mentioned five pounds yearly arising out of or from my aforesaid Cottage Houses in the old hole in Accrington to begin to receive the at after the Decease of my wife Joanna Heyes for and during her naturall Life and if she Dies Leaving no lawfull Issue then I give and Bequeath the same five pounds yearly Equally between John Tayler my Granson and John Smith my Granson. Also I give and bequeath unto Mary Smith my Daughter Wife of Alexander Smith the sum of forty pounds of Lawfull British Money to be paid to her in Twelve months after the Decease of my wife - Also I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann wife of Jeffray Tayler the sum of forty seven pounds one shilling and sixpence to be paid to her in Twelve Months after the Decease of my Wife. Also I give and bequeath unto Alice my Daughter the Bed which I lie on after my wifes Decease, the rest residue and remainder of all my house Hold Furniture I give and bequeath Equally Between my son David Heyes and my Daughter Alice Heyes, the Interest arising from my Money out upon Interest the same to be added to the principle stock of money yearly to the Decease of my wife, then after paying Mary my Daughter and Ann my Daughter their before mentioned sums, the remainder rest and residue of the same, I give and bequeath Equally amongst my Four Children David Heyes my son Alice Heyes my Daughter Mary my Daughter wife of Alexander Smith and Ann my Daughter wife of Jeffray Tayler to have Share and share alike - lastly I Constitute and appoint David Heyes my son and John Rothwell of the old Hold of Accrington Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Hugh Lonsdall of Church to have Equal power in the Executorship, hoping they will faithfully and Truly Discharge the trusts I have hereby reposed in them Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last will and Testament-

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth Day of February in the Years of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Eight.

Signed sealled published and
Declared by the Testator
to be his last Will and Testament
in the presence of
us and we in the presence
of each other


John Heyes his mark

James Baron
William Fielden
Matthias Aspden

The 29th day of October 1798 David Heyes John Rothwell and Hugh Lonsdall the Executors within named were sworn in common form before me Thos. Starkie Surrogate

Probate issued
Dated 29th Oct. 1798

Value of the effects above one - under Three Hundred Pounds

(Transcribed by Barbara Youds - descendent of John Heyes and Jeffray Tayler.)

 

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