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Will of Thomas Wild of Hyde yeoman 1747

 

In the name of God Amen The Fifth Day of March in the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of our most gracious Sovereign Lord George the Second over

Great Brittane France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c And in the Year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Four I Thomas Wylde of Hyde in the

Parrish of Stockport and County of Chester Yeoman being something out of health in body but of perfect sound Disposeing Mind and Memory (praised be God for the same) And calling

to Mind the uncertainty of Life And being Desirous to Settle my affairs that thee may be peace and unity amongst my Relations after my Decease do make ordaine and declare this only to be

as my Last Will and Testament and no Other First and principally I Recomend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my Body to the Earth to be Intered in a

decent and Christian maner at the discretion of my Ex[ecut]ors hereafter named hopeing through the mercy of God and the Merits of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour to receive full

and free pardon and Remission of all my sins and to be Eternally Saved And as Touching such Temporal Estate as it hath please the Almighty to bestow upon me I dispose

of the Same as followeth It is my Will and Mind that my Funeral Expenses the Probate hereof and all other necessary Charges be first paid out of my personal Estate And it is my Will and

Mind that my Wife have all the Issues and profits of my Real Estate in Hyde and Godley Dureing her natural Life and that she shall Live in my Name and of chaste conversation

for and towards the maintenance Education and bringing up of my Children as she shall see meet and convenient she keeping the Houseing in Good and sufficient Repair But if she

Marry again then Immediately after such Marriage She shall Quit Resigne and Surrender the said Lands and pr[e]mises both in Hyde and Godley to my Ex[ecut]ors hereafter named and in Liew

thereof shall have only the sum of Twenty Shillings a year to be paid at two Equal payments every Year Dureing the Term of her Natural Life the First payment to comence six months

after her second Marriage And Imediately after her marriage of death and decease I give and bequeath All that my Messuage Tenement Lands and Premises situate Lying and being

in Hyde aforesaid (Except the house now Erected at the west end of the Barn) to Thomas Wylde my Son and Heir Apparent, his Heirs and Assigns for Ever paying the sum of Forty pounds

of Lawfull Money of Great Brittaine to such of my Children as I hereafter shall appoint (That is to say) That he pay the sum of Twenty pounds to be Equally Devided amongst Five of my

youngest daughters share and share alike, And if any one or more Die such share part or parts shall be divided amongst the remainder of the said Five And the other twenty pounds the remainder of

the said Forty pounds be devided amongst my Eight Daughters share and share alike and if any one or more die then such part or parts shall be Divided amongst those that survive of my said Eight

Daughters Item I give and bequeath All that my Right Tytle and Property which I have to or in the Messuage Tenement Lands and pr[e]mises Situate standing and being in Godley to

Daniel Wylde my Son his Heirs and Assigns for Ever He the said Daniel Wylde paying the sum of Ten pounds which he is charge to pay by the Last Will and Testament of Daniel Higginbotham

Deceased And Thirty pounds more of Lawfull Money I order and Appoint him to pay to be Equally Divided amongst my Eight Daughters And if any one or more Die, be equally Divided

amongst them that survive And further I hereby declare it to be my Will and Mind Intent and Designe that provided it happen that my son Thomas die and leave no Issue

at the time of his Decease or to be Born in Due time after I give and bequeath the said Messuage Tenement Lands Hereditaments and pr[e]mises situate lying and being in Hyde aforesaid

in the County of Chester unto my son Daniel Wylde his Heirs and Assigns for ever He the said Daniel Wylde paying unto Hannah the now wife of Thomas my son the Sum of Twenty

pounds of good and Lawfull Money of great Brittaine in full of Her Joynturs or Dower which she may or otherwise might claime or challenge to any part of the Estate And the further

sum of forty pounds to be Equally Divided amongst my Eight Daughters or so many of them as shall be Liveing And if my said son Daniel happen to Die and leave no Child nor

Widow at the Time of his Decease nor Child to be born in Due Time after his Decease then I give All my Right Interest Tytle and Property in Godley aforesaid to the aforesaid Thomas Wylde

my son his Heirs and Assigns for Ever L?? the said Thomas Wylde paying the sum of sixty pounds of good and Lawfull Money of great Brittaine to my said Eight daughters Equally

amongst them and if any one or more Die such share or shares shall be Equally Divided amongst those that survive And Also my Will and Mind is that my Wife have had use of all

my household goods and all the goods upon his pr[e]mises Dureing so long of her Natural Life as she Lives in chast Widowhood Together with all my personalty in whose hands or custody

the same or any part thereof is But if she Marry againe to have no part nor share thereof but be excluded and debarred therefrom And after her Marriage or Death it is my

Will that out of the Remainder of my Personal Estate after Funeral Expenses are paid as aforesaid My two sons have Either of them five shillings Then I give and bequeath unto Daniel

my son one Broad Loom now standing att my house in Godley aforesaid Then I give and bequeath unto Esther, Hannah, Alice and Lettice Each of them a loom Then

I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Mary Scofield the sum of Twenty shillings And my Will and Mind then is that the Remainder of my p[er]sonal Estate be equally

divided up amongst my Eight Daughters or so many of them as shall be Living And I hereby declare if Further to be my Will and Mind Intent and Designe that Esther, Hannah, Alice,

and Lettice shall have the House which is now erected at the west end of my Barn in Hyde aforesaid dureing the Term of their Natural Lives and for and dureing the Life of the

Longest Liver of them And after the Death and decease of the Longest Liver of them the to return to my son Thomas and his Heirs Male for ever but for Want of his Male Issue then

my Will and Mind is that the said house shall be and Remaine for the Children of the beforesaid Esther Hannah Alice and Lettice their Heirs and Assignes for ever And my

Will and Mind is Further tha if any person or persons to whom I have herein and hereby given and bequeathed any Legacy or Legacyes so discontent and uneasy with such shares or

proportions as  have before ordered and Appointed as to threaten (shall Will be proved) that they or any of them will go to Law with my Executors for the obtaineing of more such shall

have only the sum of five shillings a peice paid them by my Executors in the Lieu and Room of their before mentioned And Lastly I nominate and appoint Alice my Loving Wife

Exexutrix my son Thomas Wylde and my son in law James Leigh Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hopeing they will perform the same as my trust is in them reposed

In witnesse whereof I the said Thomas Wylde have hereunto sett my hand and seal the Day and Year First above written

Also before the sealing and declaring hereof I though (sic) it proper to Allow And it is my Will and Mind that My Sons in law: James Leigh and Job Scofield have Liberty to get Slate to Slate their houses in Hyde if

they think proper our of my Slate Pill which is on my Land in Hyde aforesaid

Dated signed published Declared to be the Last

Will and Testament of the said Thomas Wylde the Testator

In presence of us who have attested the Execution hereof

in the Testators presence

            Charles Sidebottom                                                                                                                        Thomas Wyld

            John Wylde

            Alex Wylde

 

                                                                            July 3d 1747

                                                                   Alice Wylde Thomas Wylde and James Leigh the Executors above named

                                                                    were sworn in Common form

                                                                                                                        before me Per Goswell

 

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