William Mercer of Lower Fold, Great Harwood, Yeoman
Will 20 September 1780
To William Mercer his son leasehold of Lowerfold in Great Harwood and £40.
To Martha Taylor daughter of John Taylor deceased £5
To Peggy Taylor daughter of John Taylor £5
To Rachel Taylor daughter of John Taylor £5
To Jeffery Taylor son of John Taylor £13 and interest from that sum since 20th January 1722 (on the estate that John Taylor of Rishton held by lease)
Residue to daughters Martha Mercer and Leah Mercer and the two children of his daughter Sarah deceased equally
To Leah his daughter the ‘new clock cards and rops’.
Executors: William Mercer his son, James Ellison of Oakenshaw
Witnesses: John Hoyle, Cuthbert Gibson, Henry Gibson
Burial: 12 Jan 1781 St Bartholomew, Great Harwood William Mercar Lower Fold
Transcription ©Barbara Youds from original held at Lancashire Archives