Anthony Worthington 1662

 

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In the name of god amen the nineteenth day of September in the year of our lord one thousand six hundred and fifty [damaged] Worthington of Coppull in the county of Lancaster Shoesmith though sick in body yet whole in mind and of perfect memory praised be God [damaged] constitute ordain and make this my last will and testament in form following and first and principally I commit my soul into the hands of almighty [damaged] maker hoping by the merits and all sufficiency of Jesus Christ to have a joyful resurrection and be partaker of his celestial Glory in heaven [damaged] body to Christian burial at the parish church of Standish by discretion of my friends and all my estate and worldly goods I dispose as followeth and where I [damaged] possessed and stated to me and my assigns of and in one messuage and tenement now in my possession in Coppull aforesaid as in and by one indenture [damaged] case there of made bearing date the last day of January in the year of our lord one thousand six hundred and fourteen and in the eighth and thirtieth year [damaged] of the reign of our late sovereign lady Queen Elizabeth over England etc.  of famous memory under the hand and seal of William late Earl of Derby deceased and with diverse covenents therein specified [illeg] thereunto [damaged] appear and also of and in certain closes and pieces of ground in Coppull aforesaid known by the names of of the priests fields as in and by one indenture [illeg] made bearing date the sixth day of January in the year of our lord one thousand six hundred and twenty and also one other indenture of the reversion likewise for of [damaged] bearing date the 13th day of September in the 40th year of the reign of our sovereign lord King James over England etc. of famous memory both [damaged] said several writings are under the hands and seals of Edward Chisnall late of Chisnall in the county aforesaid esquire deceased with diverse covenants therein [damaged} being thereunto had it doth and may more plainly and at large appear.  Now these presents further witness and I the said Anthony Worthington for and [damaged] in consideration of the and [illeg] and confirming of all and singular the said premises have assigned granted and confirmed and by these presents in consideration as aforesaid [damaged] doth assign grant and confirm unto my loving and natural brethren Lawrence Worthington and James Worthington and Robert Foster my [illeg] all and singular the said messuage [damaged] and tenement together with all house closes pieces of ground and premises in the said recited several writings specified together with the said several writings [damaged] and the [damaged] of every [damaged] therein contained to all intents and purposes yet never the less upon condition and on trust according to the [damaged] and conditions here after in these presents mentioned and to all for none of the intent or purpose is in any wise that is to say that they the said Lawrence Worthington [damaged] Forster and [illeg] and the survivors of them and his assigns shall stand remain and be lawfully possessed and stated in and upon all and singular the said premises which [damaged] appertaining from and after the sealing and delivery of these presents for and during all the time [illeg] and space [?] in the said several writings [illeg] and not detained [?] that is to say first to and for the uses benefit and behalf of me the said Anthony Worthington for and during all the term of the [damaged] use of me the said Antony and by and immediately after the death and decease of me the said Anthony then the said Lawrence Worthington John Worthington and Robert Foster my said assigns and the survivor of every of them shall stand remain and be stated of and in the two several chambers or rooms at the fire end of the house and the upper room over them together with the stable and the bay thereunto adjoining together with the moiety and one half of all [damaged] closures and pieces of grounds thereunto belonging in the said several writings sets down to and for the only use and behalf of Margaret now wife of [damaged] and her assigns for and during all the term of the natural life of her the said Margaret and of and in all and singular the remainder of the dwelling house and the other half of all closes closures and pieces of grounds thereunto belonging to and for the only use and behalf of Edward Worthington eldest son of me the said Antony and his assigns for and during all the term not expired in the said recited indentures formerly recited and of and in all and singular the said premises assigned and hereby granted unto my said wife Margaret immediately after the death and decease of the said Margaret my wife likewise for and for the use and behalf of my said son Edward and his assigns during my estate thereof as aforesaid he the said Edward Worthington or his assigns yielding and paying unto my three younger children John Elizabeth and Katherine the sum of ten pounds of lawful English money within twelve months next after the death and decease of me the said Anthony equally to be divided amongst them.  Provided always that if if the said Edward Worthington die and depart this natural life not having issue or child of his body lawfully begotten John Worthington and Robert Foster and the survivors of every of them and his a signs shall stand remain and be lawfully possessed and stated of all and singular the said messuage tenement and premises in the said indentures recited to and for the use benefit and behoof of my said son John Worthington and his assigns for and during all my estate thereof.  And if it happen the said John Worthington my said son die and depart this natural life not having issue or child of his body lawfully begotten then my said assigns and the survivors of every of them shall stand and be lawfully possessed and stated of and in all and singular the said messuage and tenement and premises to and for the only use and behalf of the said Elizabeth my said daughter and her assigns for and during all my estate thereof and if it happens the said Elizabeth die and depart this natural life not having husband or child of her body lawfully begotten then my said assigns and the survivors of every of them shall stand and be lawfully possessed and stated of and in all and singular the said messuage tenement and premises to and for the only use and behalf of the said Catherine my said daughter and her assigns for and during all my estate thereof provided always that every of the said John Worthington and Elizabeth Worthington hoping to come to and enjoy the said messuage and tenement as aforesaid shall satisfie content and pay unto my other younger children aforesaid the said sum of ten pounds within one whole year after either of them shall possess the same as is aforesaid and all my worldly goods my mind and will is and I hereby bequeath unto my said son Edward Worthington the table in the house the iron grate in the house a cupboard in the buttery and four chairs and all the rest of goods I divide into three equal parts item one part whereof I give to my wife the second part whereof I give to John Elizabeth and Katherine my said children and the third part thereof I after my debts and funeral expenses paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto Margaret my wife Elizabeth and Katherine my said daughters equally to be divided amongst them.  Item I nominate and appoint the said Lawrence Worthington and John Worthington and Robert Foster my executors of this my last will and testament hoping as my trust is in them they will see the same performed.  In witness whereof I the said Anthony Worthington have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year above said.

 

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