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GREAT HARWOOD

The Will of William Mercer 1611
Lancashire Record Office
WCW /1611/Mercer, William

In the name of God Amen the three and twenteth daie of November in the eight yeare of [ ] our Soveraign Lord James by the Grace of God Kinge of England France and Irelande defender of the faithe And of Scotland the fowre and forteth ib is (?) I William Marser of muche Harwood sonne of Richard Mercer of the same towne in the Countie of Lancaster yeoman beinge sicke in bodie but whole in mind goode and perfecte remembrance praysed by God knowinge that Death to all men is most certaine and the [ ] and tyme thereof most uncertaine doe make my laste will and testament in manner and forme followinge and principallie I give and bequeath my soule unto Almightie God my maker and redeemer trusting the mercies death and passion of Jesus Christe to be one of those which shalbe saved and my bodie to be buried in Christian burial at Harwoodde where my frende shall thinke most fitt and conveniente and gyve for my burial as the custom dothe require. Secondlie I will that all my detts shalbe firste paied of my goods onlie and trulie and after my detts be dischareged I will that all my goods be equallie divided into three parts Viz: one to my selve the seconde to Ellen my wyffe and the third to Richard Mercer Thomas Mercer and Jennett Mercer my three children equallie to be divided amongst them. Item my Will is that I be broughte forthe honestlie after my death accordinge to my callinge of my parte of goods and I will that the remainder of my parte of goodes after that my funeral expenses be discharged remaine whole and solelie to Jennett Mercer my daughter and I gyve and bequeath to Richard Mercer my sonne the intereste good will and tenement right that I have of all my tenement trustinge that my maister the Landlorde thereof wilbe goode maister unto hyme. Fynallie I constitute ordaine and make Ellen my wyffe and Christopher Marcer of Symonstone my uncle my true and lawefull executors to see this my laste will performed fulfilled and keppte as my especiall truste is in theme.

These beinge witnesses Williame Hyndle
Thomas Marcer
Williame Mercer of Coulden


An Inventorie taken the firste daie of februarie in the yeare of the Reigne of oure soveraige Lorde James by the grace of God Kinge of Englande France and Irelande defender of the Faithe [ ] the eight and of Scotland the fowre and Fortethe of all the goods and chatells moveable and unmoveable of William Mercer laite of muche Harwoodde in the countie of Lancaster Tanner deceased praised by Thomas Mercer Oliver Procter William Hill and William Mercer as followethe:

Impremis fowre kyne and one calfe
xii li
xiii s
iiii d
 
Item haie  
xxxiii s
iiii d
 
Item sheepe
iii li
v s
   
Item one swynne  
x s
   
Item tenne coverlette and one caddowe
iii li
     
Item eighte blankette  
xx s
   
Item twoe fether bedde fowre bolsters twoe pillows and one chaffe bedde  
xl s
   
Item twoe matterisses and twoe other bolsters  
iiii s
   
Item twoe paire of lynnen sheets  
xviii s
   
Item eleven canvesses sheets  
xxvi s
viii d
 
Item twoe borde clothes twoe towels three pillow beares five table napkins one poake and twoe wallets  
xvii s
   
Item for his apparrell
iii li
     
Item one horse and one mare
iii li
     
Item fowre bedstocks  
xxxiii s
iiid
 
Item twoe painted clothes  
v s
   
Item twoe chieste and one cofer  
xii s
iiid
 
Item cheares and stooles  
viii s
   
Item one table borde and a trestle  
vii s
   
Item fowre earth potts    
xii d
 
Item in peuter  
xi s
   
Item in brasse  
xvii s
   
Item in glasses  
xii d
   
Item in malte and meale  
xlvi s
viii d
 
Item one arke  
x s
   
Item in bieffe and bakon  
xxxvi s
viii d
 
Item twoe Iron chimmeys and other Iron geare  
xx s
   
Item in quissions  
ii s
   
Item three silver spoones  
xi s
   
Item five peuter spoones    
iiii d
 
Item flaxe and yarne  
xviii s
   
Item [ ] hackney sadle sthirrope Iron and stirrope lethers  
iiii s
   
Item one other oulde haggney sadle twoe packe saddles
[ ] packe twoe wa _ntows and one overlaie
 
x s
   
Item twoe [ ]  
ii s
   
Item Cowe lether and calfe lether tanned and untanned
lxxii li
v s
   
Item barke
ix li
xiii s
iiii d
 
Item one bakestone and other huslingments (?)  
iis
viii d
 
Item owinge by Richard Keeles (?)  
xi s
vi d
 
Item by William Duckesburie
iii li
     
Item by John Brownheade (?)  
vii s
vi d
 
Item by John Nowell  
x s
   
Item by John Dugdaile iii s vi d        
Item by Thomas Dugdaile  
xxxiii s
vi d
 
Item by Robert Hesketh  
iv s
   
Item by John Wade  
xvii s
   
Item by Richard Wade  
xxvii s
   
Item by Oliver Collinsone daughter of Padihame  
x s
   
Item by George Longworthe  
vi s
viii d
 
Item by Mr. John Heskethe  
iiii s
vi d
 
Item by Richard Wadsworthe  
ix s
   
Item by Thomas Gyles  
ii s
   
Item by Edmund Mercer  
v s
   
Item by Robert Jackesonne    
xii d
 
Item by Oliver Procter  
v s
   
Item by Christopher Duckesburie
iii li
iii s
   
Item by Lawrence Heie  
viii s
   
Item by Thomas Parkinsone  
xxii s
vi d
 
Item by John Asmoll  
lii s
iii d
 
Item by John Asmoll  
xi s
   
Item by William Gyles  
xx s
   
Item by William Wilkinson
vii li
xiii s
iiii d
 
Item by Thomas Rysheton  
vi s
x d
 
Item by Thomas Grimeshaie  
ix s
   
Item by Thomas Brigge  
x s
   
Relict Thome Whyteheade  
vii s
   
Richard Tompson  
v s
   
Renholde Waddington  
viii s
   
Item given by his wife Faither
xxxvi li
     

Transcribed by Barbara Youds and reproduced with kind permission of the Lancashire Record Office.

 

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