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Lancashire Records Office situated in Bow Lane, Preston hold Indexes to Wills and original Wills. Other County Record offices and The National Archives hold similar documentation. Wills are important sources to establish not only the wealth of the deceased but the relationship between them and family members. The very early Wills where written on parchment, sometimes in Latin or Old English, and because of their age there is some damage to the material. I have extracted what I believe is essential information that would be of use to anyone researching their Family Tree. Photocopies of some of the Wills can be purchased from the relevent Record Office, but because of their fragility others can only be viewed in person. Not all the Mort Wills found in the Indexes have been viewed and transcribed for a variety of reasons, just those indicated by an asterisk.

Mary Mort Will 1845
Adam Mort Will 1631
Gervase Mort of Sheen 1628, Jul 3
Ralph Mort, Vicar of South Wingfield 1620, June 13
Thomas Mort, Alstonfield 1613/14 Feb 10
Ellen Mort, Sheen 1584 July 31
Thomas Mort, Sheen 1558 Oct 21
Sarah Wigge Mort 1845
Richard Mort of Christ Church City of London Jul 26, 1659
Edward Mort Grocer of Saint Botolph without Bishopsgate City of London Oct 19, 1685
Thomas Mort, Merchant of Sale Hall, Cheshire Mar 15, 1813
Richard Mort, Yeoman of Sheen, Staffordshire 1607, Feb 23
Samuel Mort of Pennington, Leigh, widower, farmer 1856 Feb 23
James Mort, 1855 Jun 11
Thomas Mort of Bedford, Leigh, Shopkeeper 1854 Jan 18
James Mort of Hindley, Wigan Retailer of Beer 1853, Mar 12
Robert Mort of Atherton, farmer 1847 Mar 11
John Mort of Chowbent, Merchant 1841, Jan 14 Affirdavit
John William Mort of Liverpool, Master Mariner 1831 Jun 7
Thomas Mort of Farnworth (Deane) Farmer 1823 Jun 6
Mary Mort of Middle Hulton, Dean, Widow 1822 Oct 15
James Mort of Great Bolton, Gentleman 1819 Nov 1
John Mort of Astley, weaver 1813 Mar 8
Catherine Mort, late of Farnworth, widow deceased 1810 May 17
William Mort, Kersley, Innkeeper 1808 May 30
Thomas Mort Mount St, Parish of St George, Hanover Sq, Middlesex 1799 Jul 1
Henry Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley, yeoman 1793 Apr 7
John Mort late of Bedford Admon granted 1793 Jun 3
John Mort of Atherton, chapman 1788 Nov 7
James Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley, yeoman 1785, Jan 25
John Mort of Middle Hulton, yeoman 1784, May 17
John Mort of Wigan 1780 May 25
Alice Mort of Little Hulton, co Lancaster, widow 1779 Mar 22
John Mort of Astley, gent 1776 10 Feb
George Mort of Huyton, Gentleman 1775 Sept 14
Henry Mort of Liverpool, mariner 1775 Aug 19 Admon
James Mort of Manchester, Calenderer 1774 June 6
William Mort, Liverpool, Joiner 1773 Mar 11
John Mort of Tyldesley, Leigh, tanner 1767 Jan 12
Joseph Mort, Manchester, Callenderer 1765 Aug 16
Martha Mort of Atherton, widow 1749 12 Feb Admon
Ralph Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley, tanner 1746 Mar 23
Henry Mort of Liverpool, Skinner 1745 May 4
Henry Mort of Wigan, Innkeeper 1744 Sep 24
Alexander Mort of Damhouse in Tyldesley, Gentleman 1737, Oct 18
Thomas Mort of Damhouse 1736, 29 July
Catherine Mort of Peel 1735
Adam Mort of Atherton, gentleman 1734 Nov 1
Elizabeth Mort of Swinton in Worsley, widdow 1731, Sep 22
Robert Mort of Middle Hulton, tanner 1728 Nov 5
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