Edward Dicconson 1680

 

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March the 4th 79

 In the name of god amen I Edward Dicconson of Coppull in the county of Lancaster gent being weak in body but of perfect and sound memory blessed be god.  Do constitute and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I bequeath my soul to god etc.  And my body to Christian burial etc. at the discretion of my executors etc.  For my personal estate etc.  (having formerly disposed of and settled my real [?]) I give and bequeath it after my debts and funeral expenses are discharged to my beloved wife and my children now born or to be born to her body as my wife she being now with child to be equally and proportionably divided amongst them.  Finally I do constitute and appoint my beloved wife and Mr. Wilson of Tunly as my confidence is in them above others the executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have here unto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written

 Edward Dicconson his mark

 Sealed signed and published in the presence of

William Haydock

Joseph Monck

William Heaton