John Ellison 1754
 

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In the name of God Amen I John Ellison of Coppull in the county of Lancaster yeoman do make this day my last will and testament in manner and form following first it is my will and mind that all my just debts ffuneral expence and the probate hereof shall be first paid out of my real and personal estate and whereas I have a reversionary intrest ------ of and in a certain messuage and tenement with the lands and grounds thereto belonging scituate lying and being in Coppull aforesaid it is my will and mind and I do hereby give devise and bequeath my said reversionary intrest and all my right title and interest of in and unto the said messuage tenement and premises in Coppull aforesaid with their and every of their appurtenances unto my eldest son Henry Ellison for ever chargeable never the les with the yearly sum of five pounds to be paid to my younger son James Ellison during the term of his natural life without any deduction or abatement whatsoever the first payment of five pounds to be paid him within twelve months after the death of Ann Wasley now wife of William Wasley of Chorley in the county aforesaid I also charge the aforesaid premises wth the further sum of eleven shillings a year yearly unto Elizabeth Ellison wife of Henry Ellison of Coppull aforesaid my brother during the term of her natural life as and in part of her annuity of thirty shillings a year which I am charged with out of a legacy of thirty pounds given me by the will of James Chrichlow late of Coppull aforesaid during the term of her natural life and from and after the death of the said Elizabeth Ellison I charge the said premises with the payment of the further sum of Eleven shillings yearly unto my said son James Ellison during his natural life as an addition to the five pounds yearly given him And whereas I hold by lease under Esquire Warren of Stockport in Cheshire a messuage and tenement lying and being in Over Darwen in the county of Lancaster aforesaid I give and bequeath the same unto my daughterAlice now wife of Mathew Yates during her natural life and after her decease I give and devise the same premises unto her child or children equally share and share alik during all my term and interest therein charged and chargeable never the less with the payment of the yearly sum of nineteen shillings unto the above named Elizabeth Ellison to make up the eleven shillings before given her, the yearly annuity of thirty shillings as I am charged with by the will of James Chrichlow as aforesaid dureing the term of her natural life if the lives in the original lease by which the same premises are held by shall so long livs the first payment to begin and be made within twelve months next after my death But in case my said daughter and her children happen to die before the expiration of the original indenture of lease by which the same premises in Over Darwen are held by I charge the said premises with the yearly sum of five pounds to be paid yearly without any deduction whatsoever unto my son Henry Ellison and his lawful issue during the term of the longest life in the said lease And further it is my will and mind that after the death of the above named Elizabeth Ellison I farther charge the aforesaid premises in Over Darwen with the further sum of nineteen shillings payable yearly unto my son James Ellison during his life if he lives by which the said premises are held by fortune so long to live. I give to my said daughter Alice Yates all the household goods that belongs to me in Darwen And it is further my will and mind that in case my daughter in law Mary now wife of my son Henry shall after the death of my brother Henry Ellison and Elizabeth his wife fortune to survive them hold the cottage and gardens they now live in during her natural life And as to the residue of my personal estate I give to my said son Henry Ellison And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son Henry Ellison and William Wastley of Chorley executors of this my last will and testament hoping they will see the same truly performed. In witness have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty one

Sealed signed published and declared by the above named John
Ellison to be his last will and testament in our sight and
attested by us in his presence as witness hereunto
George Bentley
James Bentham John Ellison
Richard Sergeant his mark