Archdeacon Wills 1750 #15, German, of Henry Wattleworth of Peeltown, died 20 March 1749/50:


‘This is affirmed by the witnesses hereunto subscribing to be the last will and testament of Mr. Henry Wattleworth of Peeltown, who departed this life about the 20th of March 1749/50, being of perfect mind and memory at the making thereof. First, he committed his soul to God and body to Christian burial. Item, he left six pence legacy to each of his children thereby excluding them from any further claim for right to his goods. Item, he left to his daughter Jane the house of the Cross during her natural life, and afterwards to her son Henry Graves his own grandson forever. He left and bequeathed to his loving wife Jane Wattleworth als Hargreaves his whole right property and interest in the tenement of Ballagyr (as being purchased) and his part of the sheep thereupon as legacy. Lastly, he nominated, constituted and ordained his said loving wife Jane Wattleworth als Hargreaves his whole and sole executrix of all the rest of his goods moveable and immoveable. Witnesses: Arthur Colvin, Cath. Cooper als Moore, Cath Crane als Young.

KK Patrick, May 19th, 1750, Arthur Colvin & Cathrine Craine two of the witnesses of the last will of Mr. Henry Watleworth have proved the contents thereof saving that Cath. Crain does [not] remember that the testator left six pence legacy to each of his children. Mrs. Cath Cooper the other witness proves all the legacys bequeathed by the testator but does not recollect the nomination of executrix. They all depose that the testator was of sound mind and memory. Whereupon, Jane Watleworth relict and executrix is sworn for payment of debts and legacys according to the law and also to bring a perfect inventory to the Registry she has given pledges namely Mr. Samuel Wattleworth and Mr. Wm Cooper junr.

October 6th, 1750, Mr. William Curghey attorney for and in behalf of Mr. John Maddrell & Mrs. Margt. Maddrell als Smith als Wattleworth transmarians enters a claim against the executrix Mr. Henr. Wattleworth for the sum of 83 pounds 11 shillings 9½ pence British value and craves the law.’




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