John German 1799
 

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In the name of God Amen I John German of Coppul in the Parish of Standish in the County of Lancaster being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory Blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner and form following that is to say First I order and direct my executors hereinafter named to pay and discharge all my debts, funeral expences and the charge which may attend the probate of this my will out of my personal estate and effects Secondly Then I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margret German the sum of seven pounds a year of lawful Brittish money for the term of her natural life by four Quarterly payments in the year and every year so long as she shall live the first quarterly payment (or the sum of one pound and fifteen shillings) to be paid to her by my executors at three months after my death and so on for every quarter of a year. Also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Margret German all my houshold goods impliments and furniture so long as she shall live. then after her death I order my executors to make sale thereof of all my said houshold goods, impliments and furniture in the sapce of one month after her death. and the money so arising by such sale together with the money which the seven pounds a year is to arise from to be equally divided amongst my eight children in the space of six months after her death Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son James German to my daughter Mary Harrison to my son Thomas German to my son Richard German, to my son Peter German to my
daughter Margret Harrison to my son Benjamin Garman and my daughter Nanny Hey, all my other personal estate and and effects whatsoever to be devided as under mentioned (that is to say) I give and bequeath to my son James German ten pounds more than any of my other children, which said ten pounds is to arise from and out of my son Benjamin German share. So I give and bequeath my son Benjamin German ten pounds less than any of my other children. Which said other children I give and bequeath as follows to my daughter Mary Harrison, to my son Thomas German, to my son
Richard German, to my son Peter German, to my daughter Margret Harrison and my daughter Nanney Hey. Each an equal share a piece all which said my personal estate I give and bequeath to be divided as above that is to my son James German ten pounds more or above an equal share along with my children Mary Harrison, Thomas German, Richard German, Peter German, Margret Harrison and Nanny Hey And I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin German ten
pounds less or under an equal share along with my children Mary Harrison, Thomas German, Richard German, Peter German, Margret Harrison and Nanny Hey (and twenty pounds less or under an equal share along with my son James German). All which sums of money I order and direct to be paid to Margret German my beloved wife which is directed how to be paid and divided accordingly Fourthly. And my will and mind is that if any one or more of my said children shall find themself agreeved and not content with their share, shall have no more than one shilling for his, her or their share, and then the said share or shares to be equally divided amongst them that is content with his, her, or their, share andlastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Jamess German and my son by law Thomas Harrison both of Charnock Richard in the said county to be my
executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four

signed sealed published and declared
by the above named John German
the testator to be his last will and John German
testament in the presence of us who
have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses in the presence of the
testator and in the presence of
each other
Thos Cowling
Betty Cowling
John Harrison

I John German of Coppul in the county of Lancaster do this
fifth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety four
make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament
(that is to say) I also nominate and appoint James German
of Euxton to be one of my executors also along with the other
two and lastly it is my desire that this my present codicil be
annexed to and made a part of my last will and testament
to all intents and purposes. In witness whereof I have hereuntoć
set
my hand and seal this day and year first above written

signed, sealed, published and
declared by the abovenamed John
German as a codicil to be annexed John German
to this my last will and testament
in the presence of
Thos Cowling
Betty Cowling
James Charnock