Matthew Worthington 1727

 

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In the name of God Amen The third day of December in the year of our Lord Christ 1724. I Matthew Worthington of Coppull in the county of Lancaster being weake of body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

Imprimis my house or cottage in Coppull aforesaid together with all the orchards, gardens, ground & interest thereto, unto Lucy my loveing wife during her life, and after her decease to my son John, with a charge of twenty shilling apiece to be paid unto Jane and Alice the two daughters of my daughter Elizabeth in two years time after the decease of me & my wife.

Item all the rest of my goods and personal estate I give to Lucy my said wife whom I do nominate and appoint to be sole executrix of this my last will and testament hopeing she will see the same well & truly performed as my trust is in her. In witness whereof I have herunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

 Matthew Worthington his mark

 Sealed signed & published in sight & presence of

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