John Haworth 1666

 

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In the name of God Amen: the sixt day of September in the sevententh yere of the Raigne of our most gracious Sovraigne Lord King Charles the second, by the grace of god, of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland defender of the faith &c and in the yere of our Lord god 1665 I John Haworth of Coppull in the Coun of Lancr Husbandman; being att this psent Aged & fible of body but of pfeicte mynd & memory xxxx and praise bee given to allmightie god for the same, knowinge the mutabilitie and uncertantie of the mortall life: And not mynded to dye Intestat doe make & ordayne this my last will & Testament in maner & forme followinge: first & principally I give & bequeath my soule into the hands of allmightie god my creator, trustinge to bee saved by & through the merits death & passion of Jhesus Christ my only saviour redeemer: And my body to Cristian buriall att my Parish Church of Standish And as touchinge my worldly substance where wch god hath blessed mee wthall, my will and mynd is that my Executors hereafter named shall rayse out of all my goods my ffunerall expences and then discharging all my debts and the remainder of my goods I give to my grandchilde John Haworth And I doe hereby revoake and make null and voyde all fformer wills or bequethes or wills noncupative whatsoever by mee heretofore maid, And I doe hereby nominate and appoynt John Harvie of Heskine yeoman: and Willm Towtall of Chorley feltmaker to bee Executors of this my last will and Testament hoping they will execute the same ffully Justlie and trulie, as my specill trust is in them reposed: And I desire my two lovinge frends Mr Edward Dicconson of Coppull and Willm Croston of Heskine to be supvisors of this my last will Testamt to see the same executrs according to this my will & mynde. In witness whereof I the said John Haworth have here unto put my hand & seale the daye and yere ffirst above written

Sealed and deliverd in the prsence of

E Dicconson

Willm Croston

Robte Baldwin

Willm Rogerson

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John Haworth his mark