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Will of William Glover of Welch Whittle, Lancashire, proved 1812

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This is a transcript of the will and probate of William Glover of Welch Whittle in the parish of Standish, Lancashire. His will was dated 25 August 1794 and was proved on 7 January 1812. He died about 29 August 1794.


In the Name of God Amen, I William Glover of Welch Whittle in the Parish of Standish and 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 Manner and form following that is to say

First I order and direct my Executor hereinafter Named to pay and discharge all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences and the Charge of the Probate of this my last Will and Testament out of my Personal Estate and Effects

Secondly. Then I give and bequeath to Margret Glover my beloved Wife all my Personal Estate and Effects so long as she shall live and to Bring up my two Youngest Children so as they can be able to get their liveing

Thirdly. Then I give and bequeath to my Sons and Daughters that is to say Martha Cocker, Ellen Ellison, Molly Pilkington, Pegy Glover, Judath Sharpels, John Glover, Ann Glover, James Glover, William Glover, and Henry Glover all Equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike when they shall attain to the Age of Twenty One Years. If Margret Glover my beloved Wife should happen to dye before any of them shall attain to the Age of Twenty one Years of Age But if they shall fortune to Live not to have my Personal Estate and Effects divided until after the death of my bloved Wife

Fourthly. my Will and Mind is that if any of my said Children shall not be content with their share shall have no more than one shilling for their share, then that share or shares to be equally divided amongst them that is Content with their share

Lastly I do hereby Nominate and appoint Margret Glover my beloved Wife and Richard Lancaster of Charnock Richard to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revocking all former Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty-fifth Day of August one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty four

William Glover his mark

Signed, Sealed and declared by the Testator William Glover in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our Names in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of each other

Thos. Cowling
John Clare
John Clare Junr

The seventh day of January 1812, Richard Lancaster the Executor in this will named was sworn in common form (power being reserved to Margaret Glover the Executrix therein also named to [take?] upon her the execution of the said will when she shall lawfully request the same) and he further made oath that the personal Estate and Effects of the Testator within the Diocese of Chester were under the value of three hundred pounds before me
D. Cooper Surrogate

The Testator died about the twenty ninth day of August 1794.

Probate issued Dated 7th. Janry. 1812


  • FamilySearch. Wills and administrations of Lancashire only, 1558-1857. Original wills "F-H" (1), 1812. FHL British Film 89039. images 141-143 (accessed 19 Dec 2021)

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