The Will of Jonathan Catlow, Curate and Schoolmaster of Ashton under Lyne, 1746



In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan Catlow

of Ashton Under line in the County of Lancaster Clark being weak

of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and considerr-

-ing the uncertainty of this Mortal life am mindfull to settle my

worldly goods and afairs before it shall please God to call for me

in manner and form following (First it is my will and mind that

after my death my Body be decently and christianly buried at the

discretion of my Executors herein after mentioned And that all my

Just Debts funeral expences and probate of this my last will and

Testament be paid and discharged out of my Personal Estate

And all the rest and remainder of my whole Estate both real and

personal I give unto my loveing wife Grace Catlow dureing her natural

life for her Maintenance and the bringing up and Maintenance of

My Children. And after the Decease of my said loving wife I give and

dispose of all my estate in manner and form following (That is to say)

First I give unto my Eldest Son James Catlow a Medow Called Luce

Medows lieing above Chrickely to him and his heirs (Lawfully begotten

by him) for ever. Also all the rest residue and remainder of My Estate

I give unto my Son Joseph Catlow and Priscilla Catlow Alce Catlow and Grace

Catlow and the Survivors of them share and share alike to be equally

divided amongst them, Nevertheless and it is my will and mind that if it happen

that my son James Catlow should happen to die before my loving wife Grace

and leave no lawfull Issue Then it is my will and mind that my son Joseph

provided he quit his claim to rest of my estate shall have the above said

Luce Medows In Liew of his part of my whole Estate and not otherwise and

I do Nominate constitute and apoint my loving wife Grace Catlow and Miles

Greaves Apothecary Executors of this my last will and testament hopeing

the will honestly faithfully and justly see the same executed according to the

trust I have reposed in them And likewise do hereby revoke disannul and make

void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In testimony

whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the twenty Second of April

in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second

by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith

And so forth and in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred Forty Six

Sealed Signed Published Pronounced and Declared

to be my last will and Testament in the presence of us


Edward Cradock                                    Jonathan Catlow

Ann Walker

Miles Greaves senr    Jo Chany



Oct 18 1746

Grace Catlow and Miles Greaves the Executors within

named were sworn in Comon form

                            before me Per Gastrell


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