Thomas Clayton of Back of Bowley, Great Harwood, Yeoman 1793

Made 3rd June 1793
To wife Ann profits of leasehold estates in Great Harwood
To son John Clayton Gileses and Little Cob Carr and Meadow Croft on Giles Lane, Back of Bowley, held by lease of Hesketh
To Roger Clayton his son £3 yearly
Also mentions sons Joseph and Thomas – to whom he leaves Jacks tenement
Names six daughters: Mary, Betty, Susannah, Ann, Peggy and Ellen.

Executors: Roger and Joseph Clayton
Witnesses: James Baron, Nathaniel Haydock, Matthias Aspden

[Two of the daughters, Ann and Betty, married Mercer brothers. Betty married Robert Mercer and they are the parents of John Mercer the celebrated chemist.]

©Barbara Youds: transcribed from original held at Lancashire Archive.