John Edleston of Great Harwood, Joiner 1718

Will abstract:
Made 4th March 1717/18
To Mary his wife the tenement at Nab Head, known as Crumlan (?) Tenement and all goods during her life.
After his wife’s death to his daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Grace and Sarah £4 each.
To his daughter Ann to ‘come in after for her share if there anything left’.
After the death of his wife to his son John the good will of the tenement at White Carr in Great Harwood under Mr Roger Nowell of Read.

Executors: Richard Riding of Billington and Mary his wife.
John signed
Witnesses: Richard Riding, Nicolas Sudell, William Cottam.
Proved 24th March 1718/18

Inventory abstract:
Taken 10 March 1718 byChristopher Mercer, John Smalley Senior, Abraham Shaw, John Smalley Junior.
Lists parlour, House and Chamber
No work tools listed, just ‘broken up timber’. Only husbandry two kine and two calves and an old Galloway.
Inventory total: £17 10s 1d.

©Barbara Youds: transcribed from original held at Lancashire Archive