Abstract of Will


Abram Mallinson

In the name of God amen

I Abram Malinson of Deascroft in the township of

Linley and parish of Huddersfield and County of York

Clothier now being old weak and infirm in body yet

(praised be God) of sound and perfect mind and memory

do make this my last will and testament in manner

and form following. That is to say first and principally I

commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my

heavenly father hoping through merits of Christ Jesus

my redeemer to obtain the pardon of all my sins

and an inheritance among the saints in light. And my body

I commit to the earth in hope of a joyful resurrection to

eternal life. And as touching all such temporal

estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon

me I give and dispose thereof as followeth. First

my will and mind is that all my debts and funeral

expenses be paid. Item I give to William my natural

son one shilling. Item I give unto Dorothy my daughter

one shilling. Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth

now wife of Richard Iredale ten pounds. Item I give

to my daughter Sarah now wife of John Crowder

five pounds. Item I give all the rest of my estate

unto John and Abram my sons equally betwixt

them. Only the goodwill or tenant right of the

messuage or tenement where I now live possess and enjoy

which said tenant right I give unto John my son whom I appoint

joint executor with Abram my son aforesaid of this my

present last will and testament revoking all former wills

by me heretofore made. And moreover my will and mind is

that if John should happen to die without child my will

is that my farm or tenement should go to Abram

my son at the decease of John my son aforesaid.

Likewise my will is that the said legacies be paid

by my executors aforenamed within the space of

six months after my decease.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal

this seventh day of March Anno Dom 1723

(sgd) Abram Mallinson

Sealed and published in the presence of

Wm Hague        Martha Savell (his mark)