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Robert Mort of Wharton Hall, Little Hulton, Deane gent 1691 Mar 17

"In the name of God Amen the thirteenth day of September sixteen hundred and eighty eight I Robert Mort of Wharton Hall in Little Hulton in the county of Lancaster, gentleman being of sound memory and understanding by this my last will and testament. First it is my will and mind that it shall and may be lawful to and for John Andrew of Little Lever, gentleman (my sonne in law) to retain and keep in his hands during his natural life the sum of 253 due and owing in by his writing obligation bearing date on or about the two and twentieth day of May 1685. My further will and mind is that if my daughter Anna Andrew (now wife of the said John Andrew) shall happen to survive and overlive him the said John Andrew the said seveal sums above mentioned shall pay and satisfy the same. I do give and devise all my estate tythe tenement and interest my messuage tenement lands and hereditaments lying and being in Parr Foulds within Worsley, Boothes Bank situate in Worsley. Unto Nathan Mort and Margaret Mort my son and daughter equally to be divided between them. I give and bequeath to my cousin Elizabeth Leigh wife of my cousin George Leigh of Oughtington twenty shilings Mary Hurst widow my tenant forty shillings. And I do hereby desire Mr James Wood, Minister and Thomas Marsh of Middle Hulton to be overseers".

Note added to the will: 17 Mar 1691 Nathan and Margaret Mort executors sworn in common form.

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