Last Will and Testament of Richard Taylor of Mosborough, mason (1765)

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Taylor of Mosbrough of the parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Mason being frail and weak in body But yet of a Sound and perfect Understanding and Memory Praised be Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the Uncertainty of this Life I do hereby revoke and disannul all former Will and Wills by me heretofore made and do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament as follows And First I Give and Devise all my Rights Title and Estate in that Malthouse in Mosbrough lately erected by my Son now deceased to my Two Daughters Mary Beardshaw and Martha Taylor equally betwixt them Share and Share alike Both which said Moietys nevertheless to be subject to the payment of the Principal and Interest of a Mortgage Security thereupon by an Equal Share and Proportion I Also further Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Beardshaw The Tennant rights of those Closes and Farm Lands which I now hold under John Pedley Yeoman I Also Give and Bequeath unto my Neighbour William Story of Mosbrough my Working days Apparel and Also my Great Coat All the Rest and Residue of my Effects Estate and Substance whatsoever I Give and Bequeath equally betwixt my said two Daughters Mary Beardshaw and Martha Taylor share and share alike And I do hereby appoint and ordain them the said Mary Beardshaw and Martha Taylor Joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I the said Richard Taylor in the presence of these Credible Wittnesses have hereunto sett my Hand and Seal the Twentieth Day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Five

Signed Sealed published and                                             Richard Taylor his mark
Declared by the said Richard Taylor
as and for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us

William Couley
Elizabeth Couley her mark
Edward Frith