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GREAT HARWOOD

The Will of Grace Mercer 1626
Lancashire Record Office
WCW/1626/Mercer, Grace

In the name of god Amen the 27th day of January In the seacond yeare of the raigne of our gracious soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of god kinge of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith one thousand six Hundred twenty six I Grace Mercer of great Harwood in the County of Lancaster Widdow beynge sycke in body but whole in mynd of good and perfecte remembrance I give god thanks. I the said Grace Mercer doe make ordeine promise and declare this my last Will and testament in manner and forme followinge, - That [ ] to [ ] first and principally I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty god my maker, Redeemer and saviour by whose merits death and passion I trust to be saved my body to Christyan buryall. For my Worldly Estate I give and bequeath in manner and forme followinge, - Viz. First I give and bequeath unto Edward Mercer my yongest sonn six pounds which oweing me by William Mercer of Symonstone or the leasse of one Close which I have for warranty. Item I give bequeath unto the said Edward Mercer and John Mercer my sonns nyne pounds which owinge me by Robert Flecher of great Harwood or one Close which I have for warranty to be equally devided betwyst them. Item I give and bequeath unto the said John Mercer my sonne one Close called the wood or Carr which I have taken of Robert Squire my brother lawe for twoe yeares and five pounds which my sonne John oweth me. Item I give and bequeath unto Henery Ryley my sonne in lawe six pounds which he oweth me. Item I give and bequeath unto Alexander Mercer my sonne one great Arke standinge in the further Chamber called the meale Arke and malte Arke and one [ ] table. Item I give and bequeath unto the said Alexander Mercer my sonne one Fethertbed which lyeth of his Bed. Item I give and bequeath unto John Mercer one feather bed which he lyeth on. Item I give and bequeath unto Edwad Mercer my sonne 30s in lewe of his bed. Item I give and bequeath unto Elizaabeth Ryley my daughter one fether bed with boulster and one pillowe which lyeth of my bed. Item I give and bequeath unto Ellin my son Alexanders wife my side sadle with furniture thereunto belonginge. Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Mercer daughter of my sonn Alexander one little truncke with my best suite of linen Clothes. Item I give and bequeath unto Grace Ryley daughter of Henry Ryley my sonn in lawe one little Coffer with one other suite of linen Clothes best next the [ ]. Item I give and bequeath unto the said John Mercer my sonne my best yorne to make hym Clothes. Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Ryley my daughter my purple yorne. Item I give and bequeath the rest and remainder of my Clothes Woollen and linen unto Ellin Mercer my daughter in lawe and Elizabeth Ryley my daughter equally to be divided betwixt them. Item I give and bequeath unto John and Edward Mercer my sonnes either of them one pare of Lombes. Item I give and bequeath unto the children of Alexander Mercer my sonn 3s 3d a peece. Item I give and bequeath unto the children of Henry Ryley my sonn in lawer 3s 3d a peece. Item I give and bequeath unto the children of Robert Squire my brother in lawe 3s 3d a peece. Item I give and bequeath unto John Holker of Read my nephew ten shillings. Item the rest and remainder of my goods, debts, Cattells, Chattells moveable and unmoveable (any debts and funeral expences beinge first discharged out of that) I give and bequeath unto Alexander, John and Edward my sonnes and Elizabeth Ryley my daughter equally to be devided amongst them. Item I doe Constitute ordaine and make the said Alexander Mercer my sonn sole executor of this last Will and testament trustinge that he will see the same performed as my trust in him. In witness whereof to this my last will and testament I have putt my hand and marke and seale the day and yeare first above written.


{The part of the document which contains the signatures of the witnesses is folded and mostly indecipherable - the only name evident is 'Sudall'.}


The Inventorie of the goods Cattells Chatells movable and unmoveable of Grace Mercer laite of great Harwood in the County of Lancaster Widdow deceased prised the xxiith of February 1626 by Edmund Cockeshutt John Hodgsonne John Mercer and William Mercer viz

Imprimis two pare of loomes and furniture for them  
xxvi s
viii d
 
Item one pare of Walker sheares  
vi s
   
Item one warpinge waught and gige    
x d
 
Item one spinneinge wheele and sp---- hook  
ii s
   
Item one sheare bourd and one other bourd  
iii s
   
Item 2 tubbs one basson one flakett one hamper of willow    
xii d
 
In the parlor
       
Item one longe (?) ch---- and a ----------  
xiiii s
   
Item one pare of bedstocks with a --------  
v s
   
Item 3 cheares and --------------------  
iii s
iiii d
 
Item one Feather bed and boulster and one pillow  
xx s
   
Item 2 blanketts one coverlett one chasse bed one boulster with bed stocks  
viii s
   
Item in Syves and Ridles  
iiii s
   
Item 2 tubb 6 bassens 6 troughs 6 bottels with piggins Canes and one noggine  
v s
   
Item in Cans trenchers tubb one gugge(?) and other woodden vessell    
xvi d
 
Item Fyve chef--tes    
xviii d
 
Item in Flaxe and linnen yearne  
vi s
   
Item in -------- --------------  
vi s
   
Item in pewter  
ix s
   
Item two brasses canlesticks    
xii d
 
In the lower Chamber
       
Item one greate arke xl
vi s
   
Item one Salteinge tubb one litle arke -------- chiste -------------- tubb  
xviii s
   
Item in earthen potts    
vii d
 
In the Chamber over parler
       
Item one pair of bedstocks one chafe  
vi s
viii d
 
(next three lines indecipherable)        
Item 3 boulsters one billow one boulster  
x s
   
Item 3 Coverletts one Caddow one Chasse bed  
xxviii s
   
Over the lower Chamber
       
Item one Coverlett 2 blanketts one chasses bed  
ix s
   
Item 5 ....... of ------------- clothes  
xi s
   
Item two Coverletts one -----------------  
v s
   
Item a --------------- and one -----------    
xii d
 
Item one pare of bedstocks two chists  
viii s
   
Item one ------------ and two litle ones  
iiii s
   
Item one Canne    
iiii d
 
Item one presses for Clothe  
iii s
iiii d
 
Item in Linene  
xx s
vi d
 
Item her apparrell in linnen  
xx s
   
Item 6 table napkins one h---g--- towel  
ii s
iiii d
 
Item in Linnen and Canves  
xiiii s
   
Item her apparrell in woollen  
liii s
iiii d
 
Item one barke cheare    
viiii d
 
Item in white Clothe  
vii s
vii d
 
Item twoe hatts  
vi s
   
Item one Syde Sadle with furniture  
vi s
viii d
 
In the Kichein
       
Item 3 brasse potts  
x s
   
Item one hueinge tubbe  
v s
   
Item one pare of Racks and two spits  
ii s
vi d
 
Item one Collocke 4 staves one barrell  
ii s
vi d
 
Item one brasse potte iiii s        
In the ovre Chamber
       
Item 3 coverletts one boulster one blankett and one chasses bedd  
ix s
   
         
Item one Cowe and one sterke in Symonseston
iii l
x s
   
Item one Cowe att harrewood    
iii d
 
Item one pare of -------------------  
xx s
   
Item two geesse and a gander  
iii s
vi d
 
Item two hens and a cocke    
xviii d
 
         
Debts oweing to the testator
       
Item Alexander Mercer
xxxiii li
xix s
i d
 
Item Robart Flecher
ix li
     
Item Robart Squire
viii li
     
Item Henry Ryley
vi li
     
Item John Mercer
v li
     
Item John Pollard
iii li
vi s
vii d
 
Item George Nowell  
liii s
iiii d
 
Item John Mercer  
xii s
   
Item Uxor Robart Foster  
iiii s
vi d
 
Item Robart Hindly  
iiii s
vi d
 
Item Thomas Hesketh  
xvi s
vi d
 
Item John Feilden  
viii s
ii d
 
Item Raffe Whithead  
xii s
   
Item Lawrence Hindley  
xii s
   
Item Thomas Mercer  
v s
iiiivd
 
Item Edmund Hill  
x s
   

 

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