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Thomas Mort of Little Hulton, 1692 Nov 11

Only the parchment inventory exists. The Admon was missing hand written date says Aug 23, 1688 An Inventory of the goods and chatelles of Thomas Mort, Gent taken by John Andrew, Henry Withinton, John Makant and James Fletcher. Short list totaling £191=17=01 of which £105 was debts due.

Margery Mort of Wigan, widow 1697, Oct 20

"In the name of God Amen, the tenth day of April in ye seventh year of King William the third and in the year of our Lord according to the computacon of the Church of England 1695 I margery Mort of Wigan in the county of Lancaster, widdow being sick in body but of perfect memory praised be God for ye same do make this my last will and testament in manner following. Firstly I comitt my soul unto the Lord my body to ye earth to be decently buried and interred in the Parish Church of Wigan at ye descresion of my executors hereafter named, and whereas my late husband did by his last will devise unto me one third part of his then personnall estate I do hereby give and bequeath ye same to my two children Margaret and Richard Mort and doe hereby revoke all other wills and doe nominate or appoint Adam Bancks senior of Wigan, Pewterer exec". Margery Mort her mark.

Also a very long inventory totalling £136 09s 06p dated Oct 19, 1697.

Elioner Mort of Chorley widow 1700 July 20

"In the name of God amen I Eleanor Mort of Chorley in the county of Lancaster, Widdow make this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I command my soul unto the hands of Almighty God hoping for the pardon of my sins through my saviour Jesus Christ. And my body to christian burial. And as to that temporal estate God has blessed me with I dispose of it as followsth. First it is my will and mind that my debts and funeral expenses and the probate of this my last will and testament be first paid and discharged and the residue and remainde I dispose of as follows. First I give and bequeath to Ann wife of Roger Hodson of Chorley Moss Side the bedstead standing in the room below and the hangings belonging to the same bedstead. Item I give to my maid Katherine Tassaker all my wearing apparell and the residue and remainder of my estate I give to my grandson George Mort of Atherton. And do ordain and appoint him sole executor of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand the twelve day of June in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred. Out of my wearing apparel given to my maid Katherine Tassaker except my hood which I give to Robert Orrots wife of Barton".

She made her mark EM

Note added that the inventory will not exceed five pounds

Elizabeth Mort of Damhouse 1709 Jun 3 Admon

The condition of this obligation is such that the above bounden Alexander Mort husband and Administrator of all and singular the goods and and credits of Elizabeth Mort late… to exhibit unto the Registry of Chester before 4th day of August next signed by Alexander Mort and Peter Chaddock.

Henry Mort of Tildesley, Tanner 1710/11 Feb 13

Inventory dated 1 Jan 1710 valued at £441-08s-10d

"In the name of God Amen the eighteenth day of April seventeen hundred and five. I Henry Mort of Tildesley Tanner being of perfect memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in mannor and form following viz. I give my eldest son John Mort the houses and ground lying and and being in Tildesley paying Ann my now wife and his mother the sum of three pounds the years of fixed rent at May day fifteen shillings and all saints day fiften shillings whilst she keeps my wife. And also the said John Mort do pay to the younger children his brother Ralph the sum of forty pounds equally divided betwixt Ruth Mort, James Mort, Joseph Mort and Ann Mort the youngest within two years after my decease. Also my will and mind is that my son Ralph Mort have that house and ground lying and being in Atherton paying to his mother forty shillings a year at midsummer ten shillings at Michelmas ten shillings whilst she keep my wife. And if any of these said sums of money either John or Ralph do not pay being lawfully demanded it may be lawful for the said Ann Mort their mother within twenty days do make distressed. And that she dwell at either house whether she chooses whilst she remains only sole and single life but not to ring any husband to dwell at either house. The remainder equally to Ruth, James, Joseph and Ann and if fifty pounds do make equal with Katherine the wife of Thomas Woodburn. I nominate John Mort and Ralphe Mortsons of the said Henry Mort to be my executors and Ann my now wife overseer". Signed Henery Mort.

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