John Lofthouse - 2nd January 1818 - AA019
Little Ribston, Yeoman
To Sarah Dunwell, the daughter of my late brother, Edward
To my niece Henrietta Winterburn £10.
To my nephew John Dodsworth £100.
To the children of my late sister Sarah Dodsworth £40 each (except
William Dodsworth, Elijah Dodsworth and Hannah Dodsworth who have already received what I intended to give them) [Note : That could read
William Elijah Dodsworth].
To the children of my late sister Susannah Gawthorp £19 19s each.
To Sarah Lapish £10.
To Elizabeth Ward, Ann Ward, and Dorothy Ward, the daughters of
Henry Ward, deceased, £105 each, and to his daughter Grace Ward £150.
To Elizabeth Ward, widow of Henry, £5 at my death and an annuity of £10.
To Henry Ward, the son of Henry, £100, provide he settles his debts with his sisters and me without recourse to the Law.
To Elizabeth Spink, widow of Henry Spink, the interest of two legacies of £25 each which I give to her son
William Spink and son-in-law Thomas Whitehouse, and of the several legacies of £10 each which I give to the other of her children.
To Grace Ward the house and garden now occupied by Thomas Brown and the chamber over it which I occupy. At her death the same to her sisters
Elizabeth and Ann.
£20 towards the building of a Chapel at Little Ribston as soon as £50 has been expended on such a building.
To Elizabeth Lofthouse, Ann Lofthouse, and John
Lofthouse, the children of my nephew John Lofthouse, £100 each.
To my nephew Edward Lofthouse, son of my late brother Edward
Lofthouse, all he may owe me at my death except a note for £330.
The residue of my estate and effects to my nephews John Lofthouse, Edward Lofthouse, Joseph
Lofthouse, and Benjamin Lofthouse, sons of my late brother
Seth Lofthouse, and appoint them executors.
Witnesses : Sarah Burnell, Mary Burnell, Peter Earnshaw