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Last Will and Testament of Thomas Mort 1638 - 1689

Contributed by Sheila Mughal

Died 20 Jan 1689, Astley, Lancashire.
Probate - Extracted from the will of Thomas Mort proved Feb 8, 1689
Long parchment inventory dated Feb 8, 1689 total value 140-15s-03d

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Mort of Astley in the county of Lancaster, yeoman being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory. First I do hereby constitute and make my loving neighbours and trusty and well beloved friends Henry Mort of Tildesley and Joseph Langley of Astley Exors. And do nominate desire Margaret my loving wife to be overseer, messuage and tenement with appertances situate lying and being in Astley as I am purchased thereof with John Rogerson of Astley yeoman from Jeremiah Scott brother and heir of Lambert Scott deceased and Margaret Scott widow and relict of the said Lambert Scott and now wife of me the said Thomas Mort. Unto Arnold Mort my son and his heirs and asignes for ever provided the full sum of three score pounds for the use of my younger children, also three acres of land by purchase from Adam Mather of Croston, Lancs. Margaret my said wife shall receive 20. I do give unto Robert Mort and Anne Mort my two youngest children the several sum of ten pounds a piece. All my just debts and funeral expenses being first deducted shall be equally distributed unto James, John the said Robert and Anne Mort my younger children share and share alike set my hand Jan 18, 1689.

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