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Gentleman of Merrington

Source: Public Record Office. Ref Prob 11/705.


In the name of God Amen. I John Muckleston of Merrington in the County of Salop Gentleman being mindfully of mortality and of sound and disposing mind and memory do make my Will as follows. Imprimis. I give unto my wife Jane fifty pounds a year during her natural life payable and issuing out of all and singular my Lands Tenements and Hereditament in full Lieu and ****pents of her Thirds or Dower and incase she shall claim any Thirds or Dower then my Will is that the said annuity should cease. Item. I give all my Lands, Tenements and Hereditament which I am possessed of in present Reversion or Remainder to my son John his sons and assigns forever provided that if my said son John shall happen to die without issue or before he attains the age of twenty one years then I give all my Lands, Tenements and Hereditament aforesaid which I am possessed of in present Reversion or Remainder to Richard Muckleston of Shrewsbury Mercer his sons and assigns forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my wife Jane all my household goods to and for her use forever. Item. my will is that the rest of my personal estate of what sort soever which I am at present possessed of or shall at any time hereafter be entitled unto shall go and be applied towards the discharge of my debts and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will hereby making void any former Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof that to this my last Will and Testament put my hand and seal this eighth day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine. The mark of John Muckleston. Signed sealed published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the above named John Muckleston in the presence of us who in the presence of the Testator and of each other subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Charles Bayley, Stephen Johnson, Jn. Rogers.

This Will was proved at London before the Right Worshipful John Bettosworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the Twenty Ninth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty by the Oath of Jane Muckleston Widow the relict of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn by commission duly to administer.



Will Summary

Dates: Written 8th January 1739. Proved 9th October 1740

Property: Not mentioned in detail

Bequests: Wife Jane £50 a year plus household items.

Rest to son John Muckleston if he does not reach the age of 21 then to Richard Muckleston of Shrewsbury Mercer [his uncle].

Executor: Wife Jane Muckleston


Genealogical Information

John Muckleston [Ref 0260]

Born: 14th March 1706/7

Baptised: 27th March 1706/7

Married: Jane Sandland 11th July 1730 at Battlefield - she remarried a Henry Bowdler.

Buried: Jan 13th 1739/40 St Marys Shrewsbury.

Parents: Edward Muckleston and Ann