Thomas Hesketh of Rufford and Martholme, Esquire
Will 14 April 1735.
To younger son Robert, £3000 at age of 21, and £50 yearly in meantime
To wife Martha annuity of £100 payable by eldest son Thomas, an additional £7000 to be paid to son Robert if such annuity shall be unpaid at any time; manors of, and property in, Great Harwood and Martholme, also personal estate to executors to be mortgaged to pay debts.
Residue to son Thomas.
A suit of mourning and a year’s wages to servants
20 guineas each to executors to buy a piece of plate.
Execs. Peter Bold of Bold, esq., Thomas Clayton of Little Harwood and Alexander Radcliffe of Ormskirk, gents., who are also appointed guardians of children.
Witn. B.Hinton of Penwortham; John Walthew and John Walthew (J.W. and J.W. servants to Mr.Hesketh).