Will of John Pickford Gentleman of Macclesfield 1670



In the Name of God Amen the second daye of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and seventye and the twoe and twentyeth yeare

of the Raigne of our most Gracious soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God kinge of England Scottland France and Ireland defender of the faith etc I John

Pickford of Macclesfeeld in the Countye of Chester gentleman beinge weake of bodye but in perfect mynd and memory praised bee my good God therefore and being desirous soe

to settle my worldly Concernments that I may bee freed from the Cares thereof and that after my decease the same may remayne according to my mynd and will herein declared doe

therefore make and Publish this my last will and testament in manner and Forme Followinge and First I commit and Commend my spirit into the hands of Almighty God that

?gave it my Bodye to bee decently buryed as to my deare mothrs and executors hereafter herein named shall seeme meete And as touchinge my estate I give devise

and bequeath the same in manner followinge Imprimis I Give and bequeath all my lands of inheritance in possession or revercon and all my estate and tytle herein

? Johnathan Pickford my brother and his heires for ever charged and chargeable neverthelesse in such sort as by my fathrs deed of settlemt and last

will and testament - the same or any of them are therein or in eithr of them charged to the uses therein mentioned respectively Item Whereas I have lately taken a

lease of severall closes in Macclesfeed (sic) aforesaid called the Chamber thornes the higher dammes the lower dammes and the rough dammes with the othr heredittamts

thereto belonginge from the Right hoble the Earle Rivers My will and mynd is and I doe hereby give devise grant and bequeath the said Closes and all my

estate tytle and terme granted to mee in and by the said Lease unto my said brother Johnathan Pickford and his assignes dureinge all the terme and estate I have or

clayme thereof and therein, Item whereas I have reserved to myself power to dispose of certaine lands and tenements in Sutton and Macclesfeeld Parke called the

Marledearth the higher feild the Pitt feild the Broomefeild and the Bowle? meadowe and halfe a mosseroome? in Macclesfeeld Parke For a long terme of yeares yet to

come if the terme in the lease thereof soe longe Continue Now my Will and mynd is and I doe hereby Give devise and bequeath the same and all other my lands which

lease or leasses unto my said Brother Johnathan Pickford and his assignes dureing all the said terme and termes estate and estates thereof and therein, and as touchinge and

concerninge my other personall estate whereof I am any way interessed either as executor of my fath[e]r or oth[e]r wise My Will and Mynd is that my iust debts and funerall expenses

and what my fath[e]r charged thereon and is yet unpayd shall be first payd and discharged out of the whole Item I give to mt two executors hereafter herein named

Mr Anthony Booth and Mr Edward Cherrye the sume of tenne pounds a peece; The rest and residue of all my said personall after and above paymeny of

?s herein mentioned I Give and bequeath the same to all my Borthers and sisters to be equally devyded betwixt and amongst them And I doe hereby Nominate

and appoynt my said Brother Pickford and my said two loveinge freinds Mr Anthony Booth Ald[e]rman and Mr Edward Cherrye to bee my sole executors

of thi will and testament And doe desire they will carefully see the same p[er]formed Ae hereby Revoke all former wills by mee at any tyme heretofore

made In Wittnesse whereof Ihave hereunto putt my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

Signed sealed and Published

in the presence of                                                                                                            John Piickford

Robert Hunter

Samuell Booth

? Marwood

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