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Transcript of the Last Will & Testament of John Mallalieu


The passage in the Will that left Runninghill to his daughter Patience Mallalieu is in bold. Thanks to Linda Cooper for the transcript.


In the name of God Amen The  fifteenth day of December 1707 and in the sixth year of our Soveraign Lady Anne of England Queen; I John Mallalue of Wrigleys in the parish of Sadleworth and County of York yeoman being very Sick and weake in body, but in perfect mind and memory thanks be unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally; and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it : and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian buriall at the discretion of my executors : Nothing doubting but at the Generall Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherwith it hath pleased God to Bless mee in this Life.


I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form; Imprimis I give to Mary Mallalue wid the one half of the Rent of my Land and Ground to receive yearly for her own profit and use during her life.

Item I give to Jane the daughter of Mary Mallalue Ten shilling

Item I give to Mary the daughter of Mary Mallalue twenty shilling.

Item I give to Dorothy the daughter of Mary Mallalue twenty shilling.

Item I give to John the son of Sarah Farrand wid twenty shilling.

Item I give to Thomas son of Sarah Farrand wid twenty shilling.

Item I give to Patience the daughter of Mary Mallalue all my land and ground lying at Runninghill in Sadleworth Which I purchased of Thomas Bradbury with all my Goods chattels and Moveable effects whatsoever that are not given by me before: But if Patience Mallalue dye without Lawfull Issue I give and bequeth my Land and Ground above named to be equally divided amongst all the children of Mary Mallalue which I ham unkle unto with all other Goods whatsoever; Likewise I constitute make and ordain Jonathan Mallalue and Mary Mallalue wid Executors of this my Last Will and Testament; And I do hereby disallow and utterly revoke and disannull all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in anyways before named Willed and Bequeathed: Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.


Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said John Mallalue As his Last Will and Testament; In the presence of us the subscribers

John Mallalue his mark and seal

Robert Broadbent

Robert Broadbent

John Lees

8th May 1708