Will of Miles Goddard
I, Miles Goddard, of Mottram in Longdendale in the County of Chester, Innkeeper, do this eighth day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, make this my last Will and Testament, in form and manner following, namely, I order and direct my executrix and executor, hereinafter named, to pay and discharge my funeral and testamentary expenses; then I give and bequeath to my dear wife Peggy the whole of my property whatsoever and wheresoever, during her natural life, and at her decease, I give and bequeath my brewing untensils to my son John, if then living, and the residue of the abovenamed property I give and bequeath to all my then surviving children, share and share alike.

And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my dear wife Peggy and my son John, executrix and executor, for carrying this my last Will and Testament into effect.

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Signed by the Testator, Miles Goddard, in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto this eighth day of July 1850 ----- Ralph Sidebottom, Surgeon ----- John Tinker Marsland

The sixth day of January, 1851
Peggy Goddard the executrix in this will named and sworn in common form; former being referred to John Goddard the other executor therein named, to take upon him the execution of the said will. When he shall lawfully request the same if she further made oath that the personal estate and effects of the Testator within the diocese of Chester, were under the value of £200.

Before me, David Seddon, Surrogate

The Testator died the Eighth Day of July, 1850

© Source: Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service — ref WS 1851

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