TitleWill and probate of William Drake of Barnoldswick Cotes
Description<head>Scope and Content</head><p>Cotes Hall with the manors of Cotes and Barnoldswick to his godson, William Bagshaw, esquire, who is to be executor. Other property as follows:-</p><p>Land and coalmines in Halifax to be sold to discharge debts and legacies; his cousin Francis Drake to be the purchaser for £3000. Two tenements in Foulridge to Richard Marsden and after the death of Marsden&apos;s daughter Bridget to St. Michael&apos;s Gills church. The lease of his house in Manchester and £200 to his servant Thomas Jackson. The estates at Thornton and Earby to William Bagshaw and if neither William or his brother John leave issue, then to a graduate to read prayers in St. Michael&apos;s Gills Church or to a student of the name of Drake to be educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. 11 February, 1756.</p><p>Probate, 16 January, 1759.</p>
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