The will of Adam Haworth


This is a transcription of the Will of Adam Haworth - the will was written in 1839 but Adam did not die until 1871.


I Adam Haworth

of Front Sandy Lane in the township of Crumpsall near Manchester County of Lancashire do this 10th day of October 1839 make this my last will and testament that is to say my executors are to cause to be collected together the books and other effects <unclear> and cause these to be sold in such a manner as they may deem fit and the moneys realised by this sale must be added to the money which I have in the bank Cunliffe Brooks and Company of Manchester. I have one box of books at the house of Rev John Harvey Smithson of Lower Byrom Street Manchester one box at the house of Mr James Grimshaw of Plantation Mills near Accrington in Lancashire and several boxes at the house of Thomas Whitaker my brother-in-law of Front Sandy Lane in the township of Crumpsall near Manchester. I have 145 sterling with me now on my way to the island of Malta and about 1500 is sterling in the said bank of Cunliffe Brooks and co. of Manchester. The money I have with me must in case of my death be added to the money which I have in the bank of Cunliffe Brooks and co. Manchester when this is done and the other money realised by the sale of my books is then <unclear> to the said bank an account is to be obtained from this bank of the <unclear> which they may have belonging to me and from this sum shall be paid forthwith to Margaret the eldest daughter of my sister and the wife of Thomas Whitaker as as aforesaid the sum of 100 sterling and 100 must also be paid to Margaret the youngest daughter of my sister Mary the wife of Henry Gibson of Bank Terrace in Accrington in Lancashire. These two <unclear> to be considered as gifts to these two females my nieces in consequence of having been housekeepers to me when I visited in the town of Accrington aforesaid the money then remaining in the said bank of Cunliffe Brooks and Co. belonging to me is to remain there at interest unless my executors should deem it prudent to remove it to another bank or invest it in mortgages and the interest yielded by the money so placed at interest in a bank or in mortgages must be paid to my sisters Ann and Mary aforesaid either yearly or half yearly during their lives but if my money should not realize an interest amounting to at least eighty pounds per annum then in such case there must be paid in addition to such interest to my two sisters the sum of eighty pounds sterling per annum either yearly or half yearly that is to say my two sisters are not to have less than eighty pounds sterling per annum during their lives whether the money at interest makes so much or not and of this eighty pounds each sister is to have an equal share that is to say each must have forty pounds sterling so long as she shall live . On the death of either of these my sisters Anne and Mary the half of the property which I may have in a Bank or on mortgages is to be paid to the herinafter mentioned children of such a deceased sister namely if it is my sister Anne such half of any property must be paid to her two daughters Margaret Whitaker and Elizabeth Whitaker each of them an equal share of the same and if it is my sister Mary then her half of such property must be given to her daughters Ann Alice and Margaret and to her son Henry each of these four children to have equal shares of the same. If sister Mary dies before sister Anne then at her death the half of my property must be given to those said children of hers and at the death of sister Anne the remaining property to go to her two daughters afore mentioned. In this way sister Anne Whitaker is to have forty pounds sterling per annum during her life and sister Mary Gibson forty pounds sterling during her life. If any one of the children of these my sisters be dead at the death of either of these my two sisters or if more shall be dead leaving no lawful issue then the share which would fall to each such a deceased person or persons must go to the other or others who are here mentioned in equal shares <unclear> deceased person or persons should have left lawful issue the <unclear> share is to go to such issue to be equally divided between such issue if <unclear> of more children than one or both the daughters of sister Anne be dead at the death of their mother then their share is to go to the children mentioned of my sister Mary share and share alike. And I appoint as my Executors my cousin Samuel Sykes Bookkeeper in the Counting House of Hargreaves Dugdale of Accrington and my nephew by marriage Greenhalgh Greaves Pattern Designer with Thomas I & Co. Printers of Bowker Bank near Manchester. In Witness wherof I Adam Haworth do set my hand this 10th day of October 1839.


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