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James Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley, yeoman 1785, Jan 25

This is the last will and testament of me James Mort of Tyldesley with Shakerley in the parish of Leigh. I give to my sons William and James Mort either one pair of Good looms with all the geers and impliments of work. I give to my daughter Mary Mort one spinning engine or Great Wheel. I give unto Jenny Mort my now loving wife all the rest and residue of my personal estate provided she remains in her pure widdowhood, and the place wheron I now live, but if she should so happen that my aforesaid wife be married to any other person then my will and mind is that Jenny my wife aforesaid resign up unto my executors all the aforesaid personal and real estate. At my wife death or marriage which shall happen first that all my personal estate before mentioned and bequeathed to my wife shall be equally divided amongst my sons and daughters share and share alike or their lawful heirs, Ralph, William and James Mort, Margaret Grundy, Mary Mort and Ann Taylor. I also bequeath to my son Ralph Mort at my wifes death or marriage the full sum of eighty pounds, and that if my son Ralph Mort refuse or die that my son William shall have the option. I give choice to the same to my son James. >And whereas James Taylor my son in law is indebted to me by note the sum of ten pounds, to be deducted out of my daughter Ann share. I appoint Ralph Mort and William Mort my sons and Nathaniel Grundy my son in law executors dated May 7, 1774

Notes added to the will state: Proved Jan 25, 1785 by William Mort and Nathaniel Grundy surviving exors, Ralph the other being dead.

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