I William Harrison of Great Harwood in the County of Lancaster Butcher hereby revoking all former and other wills hereafter made by me declare this to be my last will and testament where of I appoint my live sons John Harrison and Thomas Harrison and my brother Thomas Harrison of Wiswell in the said county of Lancaster Farmer Executors I give devise and bequeath all these my messuages or dwelling house and shops situated in Club Street and Clayton Street in Great Harwood aforesaid with the conveniences  thereunto respectively belonging and now in the occupation of Thomas Harrison Enoch Hargreaves Margaret Moore Roger Hopwood and George Pickup unto my said son Thomas Harrison his heirs executors administrators and assign according to the nature and tenure thereof for all my estate farm and interest therein. I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my real and promised estate whatever and wherever and what nature or kind source unto my said son John Harrison his heirs executors administrators and assigns accordingly to the nature and tenure thereof respectively subject to the payment of my just debts Funeral and testamentary expense and chargeable also with the payment of the sum of one hundred pounds a piece to each of my daughters Mercy Thornton wife of Joseph Thornton Alice Mercer wife of Thomas Mercer and Jane Wolstenholme wife of Richard Wolstenholme at the expedition of twelve calendar months after my decease without interest. In witness whereof have honoured set my hand this twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy.

Signed by the solicitor William Harrison as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have herewith subscribed our names as witnesses

James Clegg    William Wensley  Great Harwood

William Harrison died on 24th March 1871

Probate granted on 24th May 1871 to John Harrison and Thomas Harrison his sons and Thomas Harrison his brother

[Transcribed by Jan Morton]