|Edward Chisnall 1681|
The sixth day of September Anno Reg Regs dni [?] Carol sedi nunc Angl tricesimo tertio Anno dmi 1681
I Edward Chisnall the elder of Coppull in the county of Lancaster husbandman being aged and infirm of body but of sound and perfect memory praised be god for the same do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of almighty god my maker desiring the pardon and remission of all my sins through the mediation of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be buried at my parish church of Standish in such decent manner as to my executors shall seem meet. Whereas I the said Edward Chisnall do now stand lawfully possessed and interested to me my executors administrators and assignees of and in a certain messuage and tenement with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Langtree in the said county of Lancaster called Hornby House formerly in the possession of one Thomas Hornby and of and in certain closest closures and parcels of land with the appurtenances lying and being in Langtree aforesaid-called the Gibbs Heyes and also of and in several closes and parcels of ground lying and being in Langtree lately enclosed and taken of and from the commons or waste grounds upon Langtree Moor or for and during several and particular estates and terms yet in being by force and virtue of one indenture of demise or lease heretofore made by Ralph Standish late of Standish esquire deceased bearing date the tenth day of January in the third year of the reign of the late most gracious sovereign Lord King Charles the first as also of one other demise or lease bearing date the tenth day of January in the eleventh year of the reign of King Charles the first made by Thomas Langtree late of Langtree esquire deceased. And of one other demise or lease bearing date the thirtieth day of January in the year of our lord one thousand six hundred fifty and four made by one Samuel Foxley and Josiah Foxley and also by force of several other demises or leases one bearing date the fourth day of June in the nineteenth year of his majesty's reign that now is one other bearing date the ninth day of April in the nineteenth year of his majesty's reign that now is made both by Edward Standish of Standish esquire. As also of one other bearing date the twenty ninth day of October in the twenty fifth year of his majesty's reign that now is or by force of some assignment or assignments to me thereof or of some part thereof made or by some other good and lawful ways or means I will give devise assign and pass over the same unto my son Edward Chisnall his executor's administratorors and assigns for and during the remainder of the particular estates terms and interests granted for all demised in and by the said several before mentioned demises or leases and which are yet to come and unexpired. And as touching my temporal goods cattles and personal estate whatsoever whereever it hath pleased god to bless in this frail life other than what I have already given to my said son Edward I give devise will and bequeath the same in manner and form following that is to say. First I will and devise that my debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged four and out of the same. And after the payment thereof I do give and bequeath to my daughter in law Elizabeth at London ten shillings. Item I give and bequeath to all that I am uncle unto upon my own side or by marriage two shillings sixpence apiece. To Margaret Slater my servant ten shillings. To the poor of Coppull and Langtree each twenty shillings instead of a dole. Item I give and bequeath to my executors hereafter named ten shillings apiece. Item I give and bequeath to my son John Chisnall in Preston grocer twenty pounds which will amount to his full share and portion or child’s part of my said goods and chattels with what I do hereafter give and bequeath and with what I have already paid for him or for his use. Item I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Chisnall the sum of four score pounds. And the rest residue and remainder of my said goods cattles and chattels and personal estate whatsoever I give and devise unto my loving wife the said Edward Chisnall John Chisnall and Daniel Chisnall my sons equally and proportionably to be divided amongst them part and part alike. And lastly I do constitute ordaine and appoint William Foster of Coppull in the said county of Lancaster clerk and Daniel Chisenhale of Welsh Whittle my kinsman executors of this my last will and testament hoping they will truly perform the same as my trust is in them reposed. In witness whereof I the said Edward Chisenhale the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.