CROASDELL FAMILY HISTORY & GENEALOGY

 

WILL OF RICHARD CROASDELL DIED 1804.

Ref WRWF 1804 Lancashire Record Office

In the name of God amen. This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Croasdell of Bouth, in the Parish of Colton, and County of Lancaster, Barber; made published and declared this twentyseventh day of September and in year of our Lord one Thousand Eighundred in manner and form following: First, I give and Bequeath to my son Richard Croasdell all my silverplate consisting of a silver tankard and one silver Pint, four silver teaspoons, a pair of silver teatongs, my silver sleeve buttons and silver buckles. Next I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret otherwise Peggy Croasdell all and singular my Household Furniture of what kind nature or quality soever, the same doth or may consist of. And I also give and bequeath unto her all that my thirty second (?) share of the Brigg, Hollowoak, of which Thomas Machell at present is Captain thereof.

Next I give and bequeath unto my trusty friends, John Burns, of ?Cringleni?e, husbandman and Richard Crewdson of Cragge Maltmaker, both being of the Parish of Colton and County of Lancaster, All and singular such Monies as have or shall by me or in my name be placed out here tofore, or may hereafter be placed out upon Interest previous to the time of my decease; together with all Writings and Securities relating thereto whether Mortgages, Bonds, Bills or Promissory Notes or otherwise howsoever, with all the Interest due or growing thereon in trust Nevertheless, and to and for the several persons uses, intents, ends and purposes, whatsoever. And first I intend & purpose that they my said trustees John Burns and Richard Crewdson shall in a convenient time, or as soon as convenient may be after my decease, calling, colect and gether together all and singular my said Monies so out on interest, together with all such Interest as shall then be due thereon, and pay and apply the same in manner and form following: Viz in the first place to receive and retain to themselves so much there of as will be a sufficient and reasonable recompence for all their trouble loss of time and Expenses concerning the said Trust which thereby in them repose: to gether with a sufficiency for dfraying my testamentary expenses. Next to place out on Interest the sum of ten pounds and ten shillings, and the yearly interest thereof to be paid to my grandson Edward Croasdell yearly and very (sic) year, from the time of my Decease untill he arriveth at the full Age of Twentyone years, and as soon as he arriveth at the full age of Twentyone years, I will and order that the principle Sum of Ten pounds and Ten shillings then be paid to him: But in case he should die before he arriveth at the full Age of Twentyone years, then and in such case I Will and order that the Said Sum of Ten pounds and Ten shillings be paid equally to and amongst my Four Daughters share and share alike, or to their Lawfull Representatives. Next to place out on Interest the Sum of Five pounds and Five shillings and the yearly Interest their (sic) of to be paid unto my Grand Daughter Rachel Atkinson yearly and every year from the time of my decease untill she attaineth the full Age of Twenty one years, and I Will and order that then this principle also of Five pounds and five shillings be then paid to her: But in case she should Die before she attaineth to the full Age of Twenty one years then and in such case I Will and order that this principle sum of Five pounds and Five shillings be paid equally to and amongst my Four Daughters, share and share alike, or to their Lawfull Representatives and the then Residue and remainder of my said Monies so colected, and Remaining in the Hands of my said Trustees, I hereby Will and order to be by them paid unto and amongst my Four Daughters or their Lawfull Representatives in manner and form following: First, to pay unto my Daughter Eleanor Holm, the sum or Legacy of Thirty pounds; Next to pay unto my Daughter Elizabeth otherwise Betty Croasdell the like sum or Legacy of Thirty pounds.

Next to pay unto my Daughter Agnes Atkinson the Sum or Legacy of Forty pounds, Nevertheless I hereby Will and order that this Sum or Legacy of Forty pounds which may be come due, and payable to my Said daughter Agnes Atkinson, by virtue of this my Last Will and Testament, shall be paid into her own Hands, without the junction of her husband, and that her Receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same. Next, my mind and Will is that my said Trustees after Defraying all necessary Expenses attending the execution of this my last Will and Testament, and paying the before mentioned Sums or Legacies, that they then make a fair and just Account unto my Daughter Margarett otherwise Peggy Croasdell of all their Receipts and Payments (they my said Trustees not to be accountable for any loss or losses that may hapen while in th execution of their Trusteeship, nor each or either of them to be accountable for the willfull neglect and fault of the other, but each to be accountable for his own neglect or Default) And I Will and order that they then pay unto her Hands or unto the Hands of her Lawfull Representatives all the overplus Money then remaining in their Hands, she my said Daughter paying all my Funeral Expenses, and this I give her as a Legacy in Addition to what I have heretofore Willed and Bequeathed unto her.

Lastly, I do hereby Nomenate (sic) and appoint the before mentioned John Burns and Richard Crewdson Sole Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament: in Witness whereof I the Said Richard Croasdell the Testator have hereunto put my Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written.

(Signed) Richard Croasdell.

This Writing was signed by the said Richard Croasdell the Testator, and by him Sealed, Published and Declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request, and in the presence of each other have Subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto.

William Casson John Burns

On the sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four this will was proved in common form and John Burns one of the Executors therein named was sworn well and faithfully to execute & perform the same and so forth (Power being received for Richard Crewdson the other executor therein named and so forth) and that to the best of his knowledge and belief the whole of the personal estate and effects of which the Testator within named died possessed within the Archdeaconry of Richmond in the Diocese of Chester did not in real value amount to six hundred pounds.

Before me Sunderland, Surrogate.