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1648

 

WILL OF JOHN MUCKLESTON

Gent of Wrexham

Source: Public Record Office. PROB 11/211

 

In the name of God Amen. The two and twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred forty and eight. I John Muckleston of Wrexham in the county of Denbigh Gent being weak in body but of good and perfect mind and memory God be praised do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following *** *** recommend my soul to the hands of almighty God my maker and creator hoping assured through *** and *** of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to be saved and my body to be buried in Christian Burial where it shall please God to all men. And as for my personal estate I give and bequeath to Pierce Muckleston twenty pounds, to Hugh Muckleston twenty pounds, to William Muckleston twenty pounds and to Katherin Muckleston twenty pounds. I mean Pierce, Hugh William and Katherin the children of my brother Andrew Muckleston and to David Muckleston one of the children of my brother Morice Muckleston twenty pounds and to Robert Muckleston and John Muckleston two more of the sons of the said Morice Muckleston twenty pounds a piece. Item. Also I do give and bequeath unto [Ann?] one of the daughters of the said Morice viz Abigail, Marie and Elenor twenty pounds a piece to be paid out of the sum of five hundred pounds remaining in the hands of Thomas Kynaston unto me due by bond from the said Thomas and as for the rest and residue of the said five hundred pounds I do give and bequeath unto my executor herein after named. Item. I do give and bequeath unto my brother Richard Muckleston two shillings. Item. To the daughters of the said Richard viz Sussanna, Marie and Ellen two shillings a piece. Item. I give and bequeath to my brother Morice Muckleston two shillings. Item. I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods, moveable and unmoveable unto my said executor herein after named and also fifty pounds due unto me by bond from John **** and his suretie and likewise all other duties and *** whatsoever that are or shall be due unto me from any person or persons whatsoever by bond or otherwise. Item. I do give and bequeath unto my executor all *** *** which are or shall be due from my lands in Sweeney and likewise from my farm in ****. Item. I do nominate and appoint my nephew Richard Muckleston son unto my brother Morice Muckleston to be sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hoping that he having the fear of God in his heart will duly perform the contents hereof and do *** discharge my funeral expenses and I do hereby revoke *** annul and make void all former Wills by me heretofore made and all legacies and bequests by me hereby given I bequeath. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year above written John Muckleston published sealed and delivered in the presence of us William Muckleston, Morice Jones, Robert Ellis.

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Will Summary

Dates: Written 22nd May 1648

Property: Lands in Sweeney plus a farm.

Bequests: Sums of money to nieces and nephews as follows:-

Pierce, Hugh, William, Katherin, David, Robert, John, Abigail, Marie, Eleanor. twenty pounds apiece.

Susan, Marie, Ellen two shillings apiece.

Brothers Richard and Morice two shillings apiece.

Executor: Nephew Richard Muckleston.

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Genealogical Information

John Muckleston [Ref 0050]

Occupation: Glover of Oswestry

Baptised: 18th November 1587 at Oswestry

Married: Elizabeth Lloyd 30th July 1609 she died 1625

Buried: No record of burial found circa 1648.

Children: John also a Glover [? not mentioned in will] daughter Elizabeth died 1625 with her mother.