William Bentley of Great Harwood, Yeoman 1782
Made 21st February 1782
To Anne his wife £5 yearly and bed and other household goods, and the house her sister lived in, and the money John Smalley had, and the rent of new houses
To Ellen his daughter, wife of Benjamin Haworth the house she lived in and £20 paid after death of her mother
To Mary his daughter wife of John Frankland the house she lived in
(both the above houses subject to terms of lease)
To Ann his daughter wife of John Standen the house she lived in, but if they be bad neighbours the house to be taken and payments to ‘John Standen wife’.
To John Baron children, Alice and Ann Mary and ? and William Bentley son of John Bentley his son £5 each
To his sons Thomas, William and Nicholas the tenement and everything belonging except the above houses
If they could not agree to share together then to be divided in three
If son James chanced to come home a property in possession of Widow Booth to be given to him, Billey to have his looms if he did not come home.
Executors: Thomas Mercer of Tan House and Nicholas Bentley his son.
Witnesses: John Calvert, Jonathan Calvert, Thomas Hindle
Effects value over £100 under £300.
Probate granted 19th August 1784
©Barbara Youds – transcribed from the original document held by Lancashire Archive.