Thomas Mercer of Great Harwood, Yeoman
Will 4 April 1810
To his brother in law Joseph Clayton of Great Harwood all the estate in trust for:
To sell all and pay interest to his wife Betty for the maintenance of their son William until William is twenty one, when the stock of the money should be paid to him.
If William does not reach twenty one then the money to go to Betty.
At her death money to be divided between his brothers and sisters or their children equally.
Joseph Clayton sole executor.
Witnesses: Robert Clayton, Jonathan Clayton, Jonas Boardwell.
Thomas made his mark.
Estate under value of £40.
Thomas Mercer died on 12th April 1810.
Burial: 14 Apr 1810 St Bartholomew, Great Harwood Thomas Mercer – 56
Transcription ©Barbara Youds from original held at Lancashire Archives