|John Haydock 1658|
In the name of God Amen the three and twentieth day of May in the year of our lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and eight I John Haydock of Coppull in the county of Lancaster carrier being sick in body yet of good and perfect memory (praised be God for the same) do make publish and declar this my last will and testament in manner following first I commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God my maker trusting that by the merits of Christ death and passion to have a full pardon of all my sins. And my body to earth to be buried at my parish church of Standish at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. And for that estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath the same as followeth first I give out of my whole estate twenty pounds unto John Haydock my youngest son. Item my will and mind is that all the rest of all my goods leases tacks Of ground mean goods debts and chattels whatsoever shall be divided into three equal parts whereof I give and bequeathed one third equal part unto my wife. Item another equal third part I give and bequeath unto my three sons equally to be divided amongst them. Item out of the last equal third part my will and mind is that my debts and funeral expenses be first paid and discharged. Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Roger Haydock one messuage and tenement with the appurtenances in Worthington in the said county from and after the decease of Roger Haydock of Worthington for and during for such term time and estate as I have of and in the same messuage and tenement. He the said Roger Haydock my son paying out of the same unto his two younger brothers so much money (over and besides the twenty pounds first given to my youngest son) as will make the portions equal with his own. Item I give and bequeath the rest and residue of all my goods unto my two younger sons equally to be divided betwixt them to make their portions equal with Roger my eldest son as aforesaid. And if it fall out that the reversion of my goods shall augment my younger sons portions to be greater than my eldest sons portion then my will and mind is that the same be equally divided amongst them. Provided that my eldest son have the aforesaid messuage and tenement in part of his portion and that my youngest son have twenty pounds more than the rest as above said. And if it fall out that upon division of goods with my Brother Roger that the house wherein I live do fall and happen to my part of goods then my will and mind is that my son William shall have that house wherein I live and ground thereto belonging with all the appurtenances in part of his part and portion of goods which shall belong unto him. Item I do lastly make nominate and appoint my loving brothers in law John Heskyn and Richard Haydock executors of this my last will and testament hoping they will truly performeand execute the same as my trust above all others is in them. In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my name and seal the day and year first above written John haydock sealed signed and published in the presence and hearing of Alexander Haydock his mark John Ashton his mark John Pemberton
This will was proved at London before the judges for probate of wills and granting administrations the eighteenth day of September in the year of our lord God one thousand six hundred fifty and eight by the oaths of John Heskin and Richard Haydock the executors named in the said will to whom administration of all and singular the goods chattels and debts of the said John Haydock deceased was committed and granted. They being first sworn by commission well and truly to administer the same.