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Lawrence Mort of Monton, Eccles, badger 1637 Sep 24

Inventory belonging to Lawrence Mort of Maunton, in the parish of Eccles in the county of Lancaster prized by Edmund Mort, Ralph ?, Roger Fildes and Robert Tonge of Maunton afforesaid husbandman ? day in May 1637 Value £69 14s 1d.

"In the name of God Amen 20 Feb 1637 Lawrence Mort of Manton, Badger being somewhat infirm in body but yet of good mind do this my last will and testament in manner and form. I give unto Elizabeth Morte the daughter of Arnot Mort the sum of two shillings, unto Elizabeth Mayor the daughter of Ellis Mayor the sum of two shillings, unto Joane Mollet the daughter of Richard Mollet the sum of two shillings, unto John Mort the sum of two shillings, unto George Mort the sonne of Edmund Mort the sum of two shillings, unto Richard Follett sonne of Richard the younger two shillings. Bequeath unto Anne Mort my wife, sole executrix of this my last will and testament".

Lawrence Mort his mark, witnessed Robert Tonge.

Thomas Mort of Little Hulton, parish of Deane 1638

"In the name of God Amen, the the twentie fourth day of November 1635. I Thomas Mort having at this time my ordinarie and usual health, understanding and memorie do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following, my body to christian burial. One capital messuage and tente commonlie called the Peele als Witcheves, one other capital messuage and tente commonlie called Warton Hall demesnes als Warton, one tente called the Tynesbanke and dyvers other messuages, cottages, buildings, lands, tentes, rents, service and hereditments in the Indenture mencioned and expressed for the term of fourescore and ten years next ensuing the first day of may last past, and one messuage and tente with appertennces in Astley of one Geoffrey Wood, and one other messuage and tente to one Thomas Jackson, deceased. The said messuages to be had used occupied or enjoyed and revenues thereof to be taken and had by Margaret my now wyffe after my decease and during so many years, keep herself sole and unmaryed for and towards the maintainence of my three younger sons called Thomas Mort, Robte Mort and John Mort and three daughters called Jenny Mort, Anne Mort and Marye Mort. My executors Administration shall permit and suffer the said Thomas Mort being my second son to hold occupy and enjoy all that said capital messuage and tent called the Peele als Wicheves, and all the said tente called the Tynesbanke, and paying to my three said daughters the yearlie sum of fyftie pounds of lawful money at or in the porch annexed to the south side of the Parish Church of Deane yerelie and everie year upon the twentyfourth day of June. The said Robte Mort being my third son, to have hold and enjoy all that capital messuage tente called Warton Hall and demesnes als Wartons in the said indenture which formerlie the inheritance of Ralph Asheton Esq deceased and Sir Ralph Asheton Baronet his sonne and heire conveyed to me the said Thomas Mort the father and Adam Mort late of Tyldesley, Gentleman decessed my late father. The said John Mort being my youngest sonne to have all the said two messuages and tentes in Astley aforesaid by them the said Lawrence Twist and Thomas Gest. Adam Mort of Preston, Gentleman my brother. And of this my said last will and testament constitute and ordain and make the said Margaret my wife and George Seddon who is her brother of the halfe blood. My executors to execute the same and I doe desyre my said brother Adam Mort to be overseer. Unto Thomas Smith my neighbour the sum upon trust that he shall bestow employ it towards maintynance of the ministrie of Gods word at Ellenbrook Chapple. Also I give to my son Adam Mort all my books except my law books and I give my son Thomas all my law books. In witness thereof to this present codicil annexed my hand and seal the tenth day of July 1638".

Edward Mort of Monton, parish of Eccles, yeoman 1647

A long inventory of Edmunde Morte of Mounton dated 18 Jun 1646 by Thomas Tyldesley, James ?, and Robert Tounge list the value of horses, sheep, hay, in the barn, and in the house, lower parlour, parlour, chamber, kitchen total value £216 16s 02d A note added to he bottom of he inventory mentions Elizabeth Mort vid

"In the name of God Amen the 23 Apr 1646 I Edmund Mort of Mountan, in the parish of Eccles, county of Lanc, yeoman make this my last will and testament in manner following, my body to be buried in the churchyard at Eccles, one half unto Elizabeth my wife, and the other to Elis Younge?, five pounds to Ralph Mossley, two pounds unto Margrett Edge daughter of Richard Edge of Eccles two pounds to John Morte of Eccles dated 3 Jun 1641, Thomas Wylde shall pay unto my executors twentie pounds within twelve months ater my demise and ten pounds remainder of the afforsaid within ten months after the first payment, all my goods unto Elizabeth my wife, make Elizabeth my wife and Richard Edge my true and lawfull executors…Thomas Barlow of Little Boulton… signed by me Edmund Mort, witnesed by Elis Tonge his mark".

Anne Mort of Little Hilton, spinster, 1673 Nov 8

Inventory- A true and perfect inventory of all goods moneys etc of Anne Mort late of Little Hilton in the parish of Dean, spinster valued 12 Sep 1673 Total £1635 including: money £81.01.09 >fustian cloth £3.00.00 debt due £1435.00.00 debt due £86.15.08

Anne Mort late Hulton Nov 8, 1673 Robert Mort exor "In the name of God Amen, I Ann Mort of Little Hulton, spinster being somewhat infirm in body but of sound memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament. I do give and bequeath unto William Sutton (inserted my nephews Thomas Mort of Astley, Gentleman and Thomas Mort of the parish of Little Hulton, Gentleman) Esquire, John Tildesley of Rumworth, Hugh Hindley Westleigh Gentleman, George Leigh of the same, Gentleman, Thomas Smith of Smithfold, Gntleman, Ralph Astley of Over Hulton, Ironmonger and Robt Mort of Warton Hall, Gentleman my Brother the sum of two hundred and fiftie pounds. Fifty pounds towards the maintainence of a preaching minister at the church of Deane, fifty pounds towards the maintainence of a preaching minister at the chapel in Worsley called Ellenbrook, fifty pounds to the maintainence of other minister at the chappel in Astley, fifty pounds to the minister at Atherton, fifty pounds towards the maintainence of a school master to teach the young children of the neighbourood with Little Hulton. I bequeath unto my cousin Thomas Mort of Astley, eldest son of my late brother Adam Mort ? Hundred and twenty pounds. Whatever all the rest remainder of my said goods chattels I give unto my cousins Adam Mort and Alexander Mort the younger sons of my late brother Adam, and unto Richard Mort, Adam Mort, Ann Mort, Margaret and Mary Mort sonnes and daughters of my late brother Thomas Mort. And unto Thomas Mort, Nathan, Ann and Margaret sonnes and daughters om said brother Robert Mort equally to be distributed amongst them all my said cousins.. I do make my said brother Robert Mort my brother sole executor dated sixteenth day of February 1672".

Codicil added to the will on separate sheet.

Did further by word of mouth the said Anne Mort did bequeath unto Anne Mort her niece late daughter of of Thomas of Peele the sum of fiftty pounds, unto Margaret another late daughter of the said Thomas Mort deceased, then and yet standing in the messuage or mansion house called Peele Hall in Little Hulton in the uppermost chamber over the hall.

Elizabeth Morte of Monton, Barton widow 1675 Apr 19 infra

Inventory valued £28-13s-02d

"In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Mort of Mounton widdow.... Unto my son Giles Younge so many of my said goods . My daughter Jennet Worsley one shilling... unto my grandaughter Elizabeth... And Richard Younge my grandson Executor of this my last will and testament 1672"

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