John Mercer of Cowden, Great Harwood, Yeoman
Made on the 23rd March 1703/04
Lease of ‘Cowden nock’ held under Hesketh
To Margaret his wife the lease of Cowden for six years.
To Margaret his wife after six years half the Tenement during her life
To William his son the other half of the tenement
To Ann his daughter £20 to be paid by William
To John his son £20 to be paid by William, and a pair of looms.
Residue to Margaret his wife.
Executrix: Margaret his wife.
Witnesses: Alexander Marcer and Richard Grimshaw.
Inventory 12 April 1704
Appraisers: Alexander Marcer, Richard Tompson, Edward Marcer
Inventory total: £38 14s 8d
8 April 1704 John Mercer of Cowden was buried at St. Bartholomew’s, Great Harwood.
Transcription ©Barbara Youds from original held at Lancashire Archives