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Coppull has a number of wills surviving from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Below is a list from the catalogue of wills kept at the Lancashire records office. A number of wills have been lost since they were catalogued in the late 19th century and where I am aware of this loss, I have noted it against the will.

The final columns, headed , s and d, shows the value of their estate if their will is accompanied by a probate inventory. These inventories are often very detailed and a valuable source of information for the local historian.

Some of the wills have been transcribed and this transcription appears on the site. Where I have a transcription, the forename of the person appears in blue and is underlined. The process of transcription began in about 1992 and is ongoing. The early transcriptions retain the original 17th and 18th century spellings and abbreviations but the later transcriptions, comprising the bulk of the collection, have been made using speech recognition software and therefore appear in modern spelling. I would therefore recommend that anyone using the contents of these wills for research purposes consult the originals in Lancashire Record Office, or the Public Records Office if the exact quotation is required. A detailed reference and the location of the original can be found here.

 
First Surname OTHER TYPE DATE s d
Thomas Abbott     1684 203 18 10
Thomas Alker husbandman   1677 98 14 0
Thomas Ashurst farmer Adm 1792      
James Bentham the younger, yeoman 1779      
James Bentham yeoman Adm 1782      
Thomas Bentham yeoman   1753      
Edward Benton yeoman Inf 1756      
Isabel Bibby   LOST 1661      
James Bibbie husbandman   1655      
James Bibby   LOST 1677      
John Bibby   Inf/Inv/Adm 1689 30 0 0
Thomas Bibby husbandman   1625 49 14 10
John Bolton husbandman   1636 144 7 8
James Booth     1668 38 10 10
Mary Booth   Inf LOST 1693      
George Brown     1686 4 0 6
Ellen Bullough spinster   1627 11 13 11
Richard Bullough husbandman   1625 83 18 9
Alice Chisnall widow   1607 76 7 0
Ann Chisnall widow   1694 102 11 3
Edward Chisnall esquire   1635      
Edward Chisnall esquire   1654      
Edward Chisnall husbandman   1681 283 15 3
Edward Chisnall knight   1727      
Humphrey Chisnall husbandman   1610 44 6 8
James Chisnall yeoman   1802      
Dorothy Cooper widow   1724      
William Cooper   Adm/ LOST 1687      
Samuel Crooke esquire   1729      
William Crook gentleman   1687      
William Crook     1701      
Richard Crooke     1637 329 2 5
Thomas Day husbandman Adm/Inf 1733      
Edward Dicconson gentleman   1680 93 10 4
Jennet Dicconson widow   1604      
John Dicconson     1557 4   4
Robert Dicconson   LOST 1661      
William Dicconson yeoman   1610 88 16 5
William Dicconson yeoman   1689      
Ralph Eastham   Adm 1762      
John Ellison yeoman Inf 1754      
Thomas Finch yeoman   1668 11 17 6
Catherine Fisher widow   1646 34 0 0
John Fisher yeoman   1738      
John Fisher yeoman   1779      
Oliver Forster     1592 36 11 10
Robert Foster tanner   1676 209 8 2
James Fowler     1671      
William Fowler     1746      
William Fowler yeoman   1785      
Alexander German     1617 422 9 2
Alexander German     1663 81 18 0
Jane German     1673 5 19 4
John German yeoman   1760      
John German     1799      
Margaret German   LOST 1677      
Thomas German yeoman   1726      
Margaret Green widow   1679 151 1 4
William Hart elder, Farmer 1809      
Ann Hassall spinster   1634 4 6 5
John Haworth husbandman   1666 15 17 8
John Haydock gentleman   1621 432 5 2
John Haydock carrier   1658      
Dorothy Heaton widow LOST 1695      
Richard Heaton late of Coppull Inf 1733      
William Heskin     1643      
John Heys   Inf/Adm 1756      
Edward Holt linendraper   1597 114 9  
Thomas Johnson     1635 74 17 4
Edward Kirkham husbandman Inf/Adm 1752      
William Lawrenson husbandman   1613 298 8 2
Ellen Lowe spinster Adm 1765      
Jennet Lowe widow   1683 16 7 10
John Lowe   Adm/Inv 1683 397 18 4
Ralph Lowe yeoman   1668      
Ralph Lowe tanner 1737
William Lowe husbandman 1672
William Lowe 1727
John Lyon yeoman   1723 91 1 0
Thomas Magnals yeoman   1760      
William Marsden yeoman   1805      
Henry Maudsley chapman   1617 22 10 10
Peter Naylor shoemaker   1642 94 9 9
Lawrence Nighell yeoman   1657      
Lawrence Nightingale     1585 83 15 0
Ellen Pilkington widow   1670 25 15 0
John Pilkington   LOST 1667      
Richard Pilkington yeoman   1619 100 6 8
Agnes Prescott   LOST 1676      
Richard Prescott yeoman   1631 222 1 10
Thomas Prescott     1617 234 18 2
William Prescott yeoman   1605 85 11 7
Nicholas Richardson husbandman   1604 95 3 11
John Rigby   LOST 1676      
Thomas Rigby     1672 19 11 0
William Rogerson     1670 34 17 0
Lawrence Roscoe yeoman Adm 1782      
John Shaw blacksmith   1670 129 2 4
George Slater     1727      
John Slater     1617 12 13 2
John Slater husbandman   1668 39 0 7
John Slater husbandman   1671 90 8 1
John Smith husbandman 1735      
Edward Standanought husbandman   1619 31 5 0
John Stannynought webster Inv 1670 7 15 4
Ann Taylor widow   1722      
Elizabeth Taylor widow   1593 8 10 0
Margery Taylor widow   1751      
Seth Taylor husbandman   1616 71    
Dorothy Thompson widow   1635 167 14 7
Nathaniel Threlford innkeeper Inf 1782      
Richard Towneley gentleman   1738      
Thomas Tunstall yeoman   1783      
John Vause gent   1791      
Elizabeth Waring widow   1698      
John Waring husbandman   1679 120 7 3
Ralph Waring     1726      
Richard Waring yeoman   1683 228 15 10
Roger Waring     1647 56 1 4
Roger Waring tanner 1667
William Whalley husbandman 1763
Roger Willes husbandman 1621 53 12 0
Roger Williamson nailor LOST 1688      
William Woodcock publican   1785      
Anthony Worthington shoesmith   1651 51 14 10
Katherine Worthington spinster   1667 50 5 5
Edward Worthington glover   1693 39 6 2
Mary Worthington widow   1685      
Matthew Worthington yeoman   1727 8 3 0
Thomas Worthington yeoman   1638 96 2 9
Thomas Worthington yeoman   1679 792 8 3