TitleWill and probate of John Halsted of Worsthorne, gentleman
Description<head>Scope and Content</head><p>He is seised of property in Worsthorne and in Barnoldswicke Cotes in Craven. He bequeaths his personal property to pay his debts, and if any remains over then 1/3 to Ursula, his wife, and 2/3 to be divided between his daughters Anne, Marie, Avare, and any as yet unborn child. He appoints John Parker of Netherwood, gentleman, as guardian of his son William and of his other children and bequeaths to John Parker all his property in trust for the maintenance of his wife and children, until William is 21. Then the property is to pass to William, with an annual rent to be paid to Anne, and portions to be paid to the other children. He bequeaths £20 to his brother Hugh, £16 6s. 8d. to his bastard daughter Jenet on attaining the age of 24, bequests of furniture, tools, linen, wearing apparel to his son and brother. Should his son William die before he is 21 there are bequests instead to his brothers Hugh and Robert. Various small bequests to relations. John Parker to be executor. 4 lists of debts owed and owing is added.</p><p>Will 24th January, 1621/2.</p><p>Probate 18th August, 1623.</p>
Date18 Aug 1623
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