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JOHN BEADNELL OF SALFORD,LANCASTER, GENTLMAN,  1808

I John Beadnell of Salford in the County of Lancaster Gentleman being of sound and disposing mind and memory Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner fol1owing, that is to say; And first I order and direct that all my just Debts Funeral Expences and the charges of the Probate and Execution of this my Will shall be paid and discharged out of my Personal Estate immediately after my Decease And I Give and Devise unto my Nephew John Beadnell of the City of London Gentleman and my Friend John Carrington of Crofts Bank in the said County of Lancaster Yeoman their Heirs and Assigns All those my three several Chief or Ground Rents or sums of Fourteen Pounds fifteen shillings and two pence, one pound one shilling and thirty five pounds issuing and payable from and out of certain Lands and hereditaments at the upper end of Market Street Lane in Manchester in the said County of Lancaster Which I lately purchased from William Bradley of Salford aforesaid Plaisterer, To hold the same Yearly Chief or Ground Rents or sums of Fourteen Pounds fifteen shillings and two pence, One pound one shilling and thirty five pounds unto the said John Beadnell / my Nephew! and John Carrington their heirs and Assigns (Subject to payment of a clear Yearly Chief Rent of Eleven Pounds sixteen shillings and six pence to William Stevenson Esquire his heirs and Assigns/upon the several uses trusts intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned, that is to say; In Trust to receive and take the said several Yearly Chief or Ground Rents or sums of Fourteen Pounds fifteen shillings and two pence, One pound one shilling and thirty five pounds and the Issues and profits thereof as the same shall become due and pay the same into the proper hands of Elizabeth Radford Wife of James Radford now or late of Salford Chapman and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life, free from the Debts, Control or Engagements of the said James Radford or any other Husband or Husbands she may happen here­after to marry and from and immediately after the Decease of the said Elizabeth Radford In Trust to stand seized of the said three several Yearly Chief or Ground Rents or sums of Fourteen Pounds fifteen shillings and two pence, One pound one shilling and thirty five pounds/subject as aforesaid / to the use of all and every the children of the said Elizabeth Radford their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants And I Give and Bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Radford All and singular my Household Goods and Furniture Plate Linen and China Beds and Bedding to and for her sole and separate Use and benefit hereby also directing that the same or any part thereof shall not be subject or liable to the Debts Control or Engagements of the said James Radford her present Husband or any other Husband or Husbands she may hereafter happen to marry.

And I Give and Devise unto the said John Beadnell/my Nephew/ and John Carrington their heirs and Assigns All My several Freehold and Leasehold Messuages Tenements Closes Fields or parcels of land and Hereditaments of what Nature or kind soever and wheresoever whereof I now am or at the time of my Decease shall be seized Interested in or intitled unto, unto the said John Beadnell/my Nephew/ and John Carrington and their Heirs Upon Trust and to the Intent and Purpose that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and his heirs do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease absolutely sell and Dispose of the said Premises either entirely or in parcels as they shall think fit to any person or Persons who shall be desirous to become a Purchaser or Purchasers thereof for the most money that can be had or gotten for the same And the money to arise by such Sale or Sales and the Rents and profits of the said Premises until such Sale or Sales, I direct shall be added to and be deemed for and as part of my personal Estate And I do hereby declare that all and every the Person or Persons to whom my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or his Heirs shall make any Sale or Sales of all or any part of the said premises by virtue of this my Will and the heirs and Assigns of such Purchaser or Purchasers shall upon payment of his her or their respective Purchase Monies to my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or his heirs, have hold and enjoy the Premises by them respectively to be purchased and that the receipt and receipts of my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or his heirs under his or their hands respectively shall operate as an Effectual discharge for so much of the purchase money for which the same shall be given and that after such Receipt or Receipts such Purchaser or Purchasers shall be and he she and they are hereby absolutely acquitted and discharged from the same and shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non-application of the said purchase money or any part thereof.

And I Give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret Coates during the term of her natural life the Interest of the Sum of Two hundred pounds which I direct shall be placed out upon good real security for that purpose And I Give and bequeath unto my three Nephews John Beadnell and George Beadnell sons of my Brother Christopher Beadnell and Richard Milner son of George Milner the sum of One hundred pounds a piece to be paid to them at the End of twelve months after my Decease Also I Give and bequeath unto my three nieces Margaret Craske and Mary Beadnell Daughters of my said Brother Christopher Beadnell and Mary Fearne sister of the before named Richard Milner the sum of one hundred pounds a piece to be paid to them at the End of twelve months after my Decease.

 And I Give and bequeath unto John Beedam son of my sister Elizabeth Beedam Deceased the sum of One hundred pounds to be paid to him at the End of twelve months after my Decease And I Give and bequeath unto Mrs Elizabeth Edensor Widow of William Edensor my Miniature Picture of the late Humphrey Trafford Esquire.

And I Give and bequeath unto the before named John Carrington the sum of ten pounds.

And as to all my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever (subject as aforesaid) together with the sum of Two hundred pounds the Interest whereof I have directed to be paid to my sister Margaret Coates for life as aforesaid I Give and Bequeath the same unto the said John Beadnell and George Beadnell Sons of my said Brother Christopher Beadnell their Executors Administrators and Assigns equally to be divided between them share and share alike And I nominate constitute and appoint the said John Beadnell /my Nephew/ and John Carrington Executors of this my Will and hereby Revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said John Beadnell the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of Paper set my hand to the two first sheets And my hand and seal to the last sheet thereof the seventh day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six. 

 John Beadnell

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said. John Beadnell the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in  the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses 

Wm  Woolley, Salford 
James Cooke, Solicitor Salford

 
Richd Lee (his Clerk)


 PROBATE

The 9th Day of May 1808 John Beadnell and John Carrington the Executors in this will made were sworn in common form and they further made Oath that the personal Estate and Effects of the Testator within the Diocese of Chester were under the Value of fifteen hundred Pounds before me

 Samuel Hall  Surrogate

 The Testator died April the 30th in the Year 1808

 Probate Issued Dated 9 May 1808.