Held at:

Private Collection




Original Document


Will of William Exton

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley, Craswall




Will of William Exton of Michaell Church Escly

To his wife Elizabeth – all his stock of horses, mares, oxen, kyne, young cattle sheep and swine together with all other cattle; on her death such stock to his younger children Mary, William, Samuel and Martha.

Also to his wife – the use of all household stuff and implements of husbandry; on her death certain household stuff and all implements of husbandry to the use of his son Joseph including some beds, boards, stooles, brass pot and kettle, iron, cupboard, table boards; residue of household stuff to be divided between younger children.
To his younger children, £50 each when they reach 21 years.

To his wife – the rest and residue of his estate.

Executrix – wife Elizabeth

Tutor and guardian to younger children – Elizabeth; if she dies then brother in law Thomas Rogers of Crasswall yeom. and wife Izabell Rogers and if they die, then his son Joseph.

Will dated 16th June 1673

Mark of William Exton

Witnesses – mark of Grace Lord, Anne Lewis, Charles Thomas, Ro: Jennings





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