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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 consider-

ing the uncertainty of this Mortal life and mindfull to settle my

wordly 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 shall be decently and christianly buried at the

discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned and that all my

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

Testament be paid and Discharged our 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 hwe maintenance and the bringing up and maintenance of

My Children And after the Decease of my said loveing 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 Pricilla Catlow Ales 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 loveing wife Grace

and have no lawfull Issue Then it is my will and mind that my Son Joseph

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

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

I do Nomininate constitute and apoint my loveing wife Grace Catlow and Miles

Greaves Apothecary Executors of this my last will and Testament hopeing

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

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

void all former Wills and Testaments my 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 Declared

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

Edward Cisdock                                Jonathan Cattlow

Ann Walker

Miles Greaves

 

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