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Henry Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley, yeoman 1793 Apr 7

This is the last will and testament of me Henry Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley, in the Parish of Leigh, yeoman. I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Mort all that leasehold messuage or dwelling house situate lying and being at Tildsley Banks in the parish yeilding and paying unto my Executors herein after mentioned the sum of forty six pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence of lawful money of Great Britain. Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughters husband John Radcliffe my son in law, my daughter being deceased do give and bequeath all that leasehold messuage or dwelling unto the said John Radcliffe situate lying at Tildesley Banks and fronting a certain street called Elliott St and now in the occupation of the said John Radcliffe yielding and paying unto my executor the sum of Twenty six pounds five shillings and tenpence of lawful money of Great Britain. Also I devise and bequeath to my second daughter Ann Mort the wife of William Mort all that leasehold messuage or dwelling house situate lying and being at Tildesley Banks and fronting the aforesaid Elliott St and now in the occupation of the said William Mort my son in law yielding and paying into my Executors the sum of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain. Also I give devise and bequeath to my third daughter Chatharine Cleeworth the wife of Ralph Cleeworth my son in law all that leasehold messuage or dwelling house situate lying and being at Tildsley Banks and fronting a certain street called Well St and now in the occupation of Richard Smith yielding and paying into my Executors the sum of twenty five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain. Also I give devise and bequeath unto William Mort my son in law a pew at Astley Chapel for security of seven pounds and him to hold the same till the aforesaid be paid to him by John Radcliffe, John Mort, Ralph Cleworth and Richard Marsh and the same to be paid in one month after my decease or else be sold for the charge of seven pounds. Also I devise and bequeath unto my fourth daughter Jane Marsh the wife of Richard Marsh my son in law all that messuage or dwelling house situate lying and being at Tildesley Banks and fronting a certain street called elliott St and now in the occupation of John Smith and Yielding and paying into me Executors the sum of Three pound of lawful money of Great Britain.

Notes added to the will state Effects under 300. The thirtieth day of August 1794. John Mort, William Mort, Richard Marsh the executors within named were sworn in common form. Proved Sep 15, 1794

 
Thomas Mort Mount St, Parish of St George, Hanover Sq, Middlesex 1799 Jul 1

I Thomas Mort of Mount St, in the parish of St George, Hannover Sq in the County of Middlesex, I give unto my son of two hundred and twenty pounds secured by me on a mortgage of a Copyhold house and lands in the manor of Hale in Lancashire formerly the estate of Chaddock Wright and now in my possession, and all the rents of the said premises which have been received by my late brother John Mort and since his decease by his son Jonadab Mort and which shall be due to me at my decease and I give to my said son one years Dairy of Cheese which was given to me by my late father. I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann Mort my personnal dwelling house in Mount St and all my fixtures and furniture, and my other house in Mount St in the tenure of Roger Facey, and after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath my said two houses to my son Thomas Mort. Bequeath unto my said son the capital sum of fifteen hundred pounds. Unto my sister Frances Hewitt an annuity of four pounds four shillings during her natural life. Executors wife and son set my hand 25 Apr 1794

Proved at London 8 May 1794 by the oaths of Ann Mort widow and Thomas Mort son.

Probate issued, effects under 300 1 July 1799.

Letter dated 22 June 1799: We attended the house of Ann Mort widow, the relict and one of the executors named in the last will and testament of Thomas Mort late of Mount St, Grosvenor Sq deceased situate in Mount St and did swear the truth and the law obliged her and that she would make a true inventory of all the Goods and Chattels of the said deceased

 
William Mort, Kersley, Innkeeper 1808 May 30

I William Mort of Kersley in the Parish of Deane in the county of Lancaster and Diocese of Chester, Innkeeper I give and bequeath to Ann my wife all and singular the remainder of my said estate during her life or so long as she is my chaste widow, that if my wife be remarried after my decease, then I give, devise and bequeath to Ann Lomax, my wifes daughter, now infirm one fourth part of my estate and effects, and also to my daughter Maria one fourth part, and also to my son Adam one fourth part an also to my son William one fourth part of my said property, but in case my wife die before my children come to age of twenty one years then my will is that my executors after named shall cause my said estate and effects to be sold to the best advantage and the money put out to lawfull interest, And shall pay them as they come of age. And lastly I constitute and order Thomas Baron of Swinton, Innkeeper my executor, Ann Mort my beloved wife Executrix, dated Jan 22, 1806

Notes added Nov 23, 1808 Ann Mort and Thomas Baron sworn in common form under the value of 200

The testator died May 30, 1808. Probate issued Nov 23, 1808

 
Catherine Mort, late of Farnworth, widow deceased 1810 May 17

In the name of God Amen, I Catherine Mort of Farnworth in the County of Lancaster, widow... I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Mort all the rest residue and remainder (if Any) of my said personal estate and effects with all my Goods, Chattels,Horses, Cattle, farming stock, and utensils Unto my said son Thomas Mort all my right to and interest in the cottage tenemet land and in the premises situate in Farnworth called or known by the name of High Field Lane End Farm now in my occupation and which I hold by virtue of a freehold lease from and during the natural life of Peter Rasbottom late of Farnworth but now of the county of Stafford, esquire subject only to the payment of several sums of thirty shillings a piece of lawful British money to each of my four daughters that is to say to Betty Lord of Kersley, widow Alice Watson of Farnworth, widow Mary Boardman of Little Hulton and Elizabeth Hindley of Farnworth. I do also give devise and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Mort all my right to and interest in a certain other farm now in my occupation called or known by the name of Mud Hole Farm and which I hold for and during the natural life of James Parkinson of Farnworth aforesaid Butcher. Appoint my son Thomas Mort and James Rushton of Bolton le Moors, weaver my executors dated this sevententh day of December in the year eighteen hundred and nine. She made her mark.

Notes added Thomas Mort and James Rushton sworn in common form personal estate and effects did not amount to the sum of one hundred pounds.

Testator died Jan 21, 1810. Probate issued May 17, 1810

 
John Mort of Astley, weaver 1813 Mar 8

I John Mort of Astley in the parish of Leigh, weaver my will and mind is that my wife Ann Mort shall have the profits and benefits of my land called Moss Place, together with my goods, chattels and farming stock, but if she marry again to be cut of with one shilling. After her decease or marriage that my lands, goods, chattels, property and effects to be sold and shared amongst my children, that is Samuel Mort, Gilbert Mort, John Mort and Betty, now the wife of Abraham Throp and Hannah Mort and Ellen Mort and Alice Mort. Set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of April eighteen hundred and seven.

Notes added to the Will state on Monday the 8th march 1813 Ann Mort the executrix and Gilbert Mort and William Calland the executors sworn in common form the personal estate and effects under 60

Testator died 10 May 1807

 
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