Will: Pemberton, George; Yeoman; Wallesey, 1685

Will of George Pemberton of Wallesey, Chesshire, 1685, transcription from a photocopy of an original found in the Chester Record Office, March, 2010.

Transcriber’s Notes:

1. The will is dated 22 February 1685, and probated 10 July 1686.

2. There is an inventory associated with the probate papers which contains 18 items totalling £14.15.07. This inventory was dated 26 May 1686, and signed by Peter Pemberton and John Leyten.

Names in order of mention:

testator: George Pemberton
daughter: Margrett Ranford
grandson: Benjamin Ranford
grandson: James Ranford
grandson: John Pemberton
grandson: Henry Pemberton
daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Pemberton
unknown role: John Ranford
cousin and co-executor: John Pemberton
co-executor: Peter Stasebrick
witness: Thomas Swinton
witness: Thomas Taffy
witness: Henry Robinson

In the name of God Amen. George Pemberton of Wallesey in the County of Chester Yeoma being sick & weak of body yet of sound & good remembrance & knowing the uncertainty of this Life doe make & ordaine this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following First & principally I bequeath my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it Hopeing through the merritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour to receive free pardon & remission of all my Sins Declareing my selfe to be of the beliefe of the Church of England as it is now by Law established & in order thereto I bequeath my body to Christian buriall to be decently interred in the Church or Church Yard at the psh: of Wallesey at the discretion of my Execut: hereafter named there to wait a Joyfull Resurrection & as to that temporall Estate the Lord in much mercy hath bestowed on me my will & pleasure is & I doe hereby bequeath to my Daughter Margrett Ranford for & towards the Maintainance & education of her two Sons Benjamin Ranford & James Ranford all my Tenem’t in Wallesey afores’d & the Rents Issueing & proffitts thereof to receive enjoy take & hold dureing her life if the originall Lease of the Sd Tenemt soe long continue She the Sd: Margrett Ranford my Daughter paying unto my my two Grandsons John Pemberton & Henry Pemberton the Sum of four pound yearly dureing the Sd: Lease they my Sd: Grandsons allowing out of the Sd: four pound yearly soe disposed as aforesd the one moity or halfe pte of all Leyes Lords Rent dues duties taxes ?? boardings or other charges & Reperations as they shall yearly become due & payable of the same, & if the sd: originall Lease be in being at the decease of my sd Daughter then my sd: Tenemt to remaine & bee to the use & behoofe of the sd: John Pemberton Henry Pemberton Benjamin Ranford & James Ranford to be equally divided & distributed share & share like & to be sett & Lett yearly for their use at the discretion of my Executr hereafter named Item my Will & pleasure is that if either of my sd: too grandsons John & Henry Pemberton die without issue then the sd; share soe disposed to them both as aforesd: to remaine enure & bee to the use of the survival of them & if both of them die without issue then to returne to the use & behoofe of my sd: grandsons Benjamin & James Ranford or the survivors of them & if either sd: Benjamin Ranford &/or James Ranford happen to die without issue then the sd: one moity soe disposed to their use as aforesd: to remaine & bee to the use of the survivors of either of them as it shall happen & if both the sd: Benjamin & James Ranford die without issue then to the use of the sd: John Pemberton & Henry Pemberton & the survivors of them & for want of issue in all my sd four grandsons then to the use & behoofe of the right heirs of the sd. Geo. Pemberton Item I leave to my daughter in law Eliz. Pemberton my hempen:kirk feather bed Item I give to John Ranford my great coat Item I give to my ?? cosine John Pemberton of Oxon & Peter Stasebrick of Liverpoole ten shillings apeice to be paid out of my goods whom I doe appoint & ordaine to be my Execut: & to the intent my body may be seemly interred I give firther for the discharge of my funerall expenses to my sd: daughter Margrett Ranford all my goods & moveabls Cattle & Chattle whatsoever & lastly I doe hereby revoke disanull make frustrate & void all of the [illegible] former Wills by me at any time heretofore made whatsoever & doe nominate this to bee my last will In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this twenty second day of Feb one thousand six hundred eighty & five

George [mark] Pemberton
his [mark] marke

In presense of
Thomas Swinton
Thomas Taffy
Hen: Robinson


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