Documents relating to John Broadley [1659-1709]

The following documents mention John Broadley and members of his family

The will of the late John Broadley, formerly of Ovenden, [dated 7th February 1707], buried at St Mary the Virgin, Illingworth [12th May 1709]

In the name of God Amen I John Broadley of Ovenden in the county of York stapler being of sound mind & memory & understanding praised be God doe make and ordaine this my last will & testament in writing in manner following revokeing all other wills by me heretofore made and first I commend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth in hopes of a joyfull resurrection into life eternall at the last day and as for my worldly estate my will & mind is that all my debts funerall expenses & other church dues be paid & discharged Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mercy the summe of ten pounds to be paid unto her by thirty shillings a year yearly after my decease Allsoe I give unto my daughter Barbara now wife of John Hill the summe of five shillings in full of her portion haveing already preferred her Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Jane now wife of Thomas Wharton the summe of five pounds Also I give & bequeath unto Mary my daughter now wife of John Sutcliffe five pounds in full of their portions having already preferred them and my will and mind is that all the aforesaid legacies be paid within one year after my decease except what is hereby otherwise ordered Item I give & bequeath unto Thomas Broadley my son the summe of fifty pounds to be paid unto him in three years next after my decease viz fifteen pounds part thereof in the first year fifteen pounds more in the second year & twenty pounds residue thereof in the third year Item I give & bequeath all the rest residue & cleare remainder of all my goods cattells chattells credits & personall estate whatsoever unto my son James Broadley & unto Anna my loveing wife equally to be devided betwixt them as soon as my debts can be conveniently gotten in & not before and if the said Anna my wife happen to marry again & change her name then my will & mind is that she pay unto the said Mercy Barbara Jane & Mary my daughters each of them the summe of ten pounds out of her part or share so devided before the marriage and I do hereby nominate ordaine & appoint the said James Broadley my son and the said Anna my wife joynt executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said John Broadley the testator have hereunto sett my hand & seale the seaventh day of February Anno Dom 1707 John Broadley signed sealed published & declared to be his last will & testament in the presence of us Michaell Couper Stephen Milner

Probate 20 apr 1710


The witnesses Michael Couper and Stephen Milner do not appear to be sons-in-law, perhaps they are related through John's wife.

A Michael Cooper of Halifax married a Grace Milner of Skircote [Halifax 5th November 1699].

A Michael Cooper (schoolmaster) was buried at Halifax [5th September 1727]

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