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Thomas Mort of Bedford, Leigh, Shopkeeper 1854 Jan 18

(4 sheets listing property division mainly) The sum of eighty pounds to my daughter Maria Battersby Hodson, and the sum of fifty pounds to my son Ralph Mort I do hereby forgive my son in law Thomas Hodson the sum of of two hundred pounds which he now owes me To my wife Ann Mort during her natural life the use of all my household goods, pictures and books, also all my stock in trade After her decease I direct the same to be sold and proceeds equally divided between my children Ralph Mort, Maria Battersby Hodson and Margaret Mort. My property in Chapel Lane in Bedford now in several occupations of myself, Miles Burnett and Thomas Hodson, and all my five leasehold cottages being in Chapel Lane to my Daughter Margaret Mort or any husband with whom she may hereafter intermarry.

Dated Sep 23, 1853 Proved Jan 18, 1854

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