William Glover (abt. 1746 – 1819) is one of my 6 times great grandfathers, via my great grandfather, William Bibby.
William Glover was a husbandman of Rainford, Lancashire, England, at the time of his marriage to Ruth Sephton, daughter of Hugh Sephton (1710 – 1793) at Rainford on the 2nd October 1773.
William and Ruth had 9 children – Hugh (my line), Thomas, Elizabeth, John, William, Ann, Ruth, Joseph and James.
He was buried at St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland, Lancashire, England on the 22nd August 1819.
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Glover of Balcony House within Upholland in the Parish of Wigan and County of Lancaster made and published the sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and eighteen in manner following that is to say
I order and direct all my just debtes funeral Expenses and the charges of the probate of this my will to be paid by my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named out of my Personal Estate as hereinafter mentioned.
I give and devise unto my Sons Joseph Glover and John Glover and the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors and administrators of such Survivor All that my Messuage or Dwelling house and Tenement Outbuildings and the several Closes Closures or Parcels of Land or Ground thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Pimbo Lane within Upholland aforesaid and called or known by the name of Ambroses Estate part whereof is in the possession or occupation of my Son Thomas Glover as Tenant thereof and the remainder in my own occupation upon Trust to permit and suffer my Dear Wife Ruth to receive and take the yearly Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part thereof to and for her own use and benefit for and during the Term of her natural life or until her intermarriage And from and after the decease or intermarriage of my said wife Ruth which shall first happen.
I give and devise all that the said Messuage or Dwellinghouse and Tenement Outbuildings and Closes Closures or Parcels of Land or Ground Hereditaments and Premises unto my said Sons Joseph Glover John Glover my Daughter Ruth Fairclough and my Son James Glover To hold to them their respective Heirs and assigns for ever as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants Subject nevertheless and I do hereby charge and make chargeable the same Estate called Ambroses with the payment of the Yearly Rent Charge or Sum of Five Pounds to my Son Hugh Glover and his assigns for and during the Term of his natural life the first payment thereof to become due and payable to my said Son Hugh Glover at the Expiration of Twelve Months after my said wife’s death or intermarriage
And in default of payment of the said Rent Charge or Sum of five Pounds to my said Son Hugh Glover I do hereby order and direct that he shall have liberty to enter upon the said Premises and distrain for the same as if it were Rent due upon Lease.
I give and devise all those my Cottages or Dwellinghouses with the appurtenances situate lying and being in Upholland aforesaid and called or known by the name of the Tontine Houses unto my Son William Glover his Heirs and assigns for ever.
I order and direct my Executors hereinafter named to permit and suffer my said wife Ruth to take such part of my Household Goods Beds Bedding and Furniture Plate Linen and China as she shall think necessary which I hereby direct shall be enjoyed by my said wife until the time of her decease or her intermarriage which shall first happen they my said Executors taking an Inventory of the same and as to the residue and remainder of my Household Goods and Furniture Implements of Household Beds Bedding Plate Linen China live and dead stock I order and direct my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named to sell and dispose of the same within Twelve Months after my decease
And I further order and direct my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named to collect get in and receive all my ready Money Money out at Interest as well Mortgage as otherwise and all other my Outstanding Debts of what nature or kind soever and by and with the Money arising therefrom and from the Sale of my Household Goods and Furniture and other things as aforesaid in the first place to pay all my just debts funeral Expenses and the charges of the Probate of this my Will and the Surplus thereof pay and divide the same unto and equally among my said Sons James Joseph and John and my Daughter Ruth Fairclough equally share and share alike
nevertheless it is my will and mind that in case my said Three Sons and Daughter can agree to occupy the Farm which I now carry on they may do so and let my Stock and other Things remain thereon for their joint benefit and from and after the decease or intermarriage of my said wife I order and direct my Executors hereinafter named to sell and dispose of all the Household Goods Beds Bedding Plate Linen and China so to be enjoyed by her my said wife as aforesaid and the Money arising therefrom to pay and divide the same unto and among my said three Sons James Joseph and John and my said Daughter Ruth equally share and share alike
Nevertheless I do herebyy declare that I have already advanced to my said Son James One Hundred and thirty Pounds and to my Daughter Ruth Fairclough One Hundred Pounds which I do hereby direct shall stand as debts owing by them and the said Sums of One Hundred and thirty Pounds and One Hundred Pounds shall go in advancement of my Personal Estate.
I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects not hereinbefore disposed of unto my said four children James John Joseph and Ruth equally share and share alike And it is my will and mind thatin case any of my said Children shall have departed this life before they shall received their shares of the same leaving lawful Issue such Issue shall be entitled unto and shall receive his or her deceased Father or Mothers share
And I do herebydeeclare that the Receipt or Receipts of my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named shall be good and sufficient discharges for all payments to be made to them by virue of this my Will and I do hereby declare that the reason that I have not made any Devise or Bequest to my Son Thomas Glover and my Daughter Elizabeth Tasker is because I have already advanced to them their shares in full of my Property
And lastly hereby Revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made I publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament and do nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Ruth and my said Sons Joseph Glover and John Glover Exectrix and Executors thereof
Nevertheless it is my will and mind and I do hereby expressly declare that they my said Executrix and Executors or any of them or any of their Heirs Executors or Administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or answerable or accountable for more money than they shall severally actually receive or which shall come to her his or their respective hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss which shall happen so as the same shall happen without her his or their wilful neglect or default nor the one of them for the other or others of them but only each of them for her his and their own Acts Deeds Receipts neglects default and disbursments only
And I further declare that they my said Executrix and Executors shall be allowed to retain and reimburse themselves and himself all reasonable Costs Charges and Expenses for their trouble in and about the Execution of this my Will
In Witness whereof I the said William Glover the Testator have to the three first sheets of this my last will contained in four sheets of paper set my hand and to this being the fourth and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the day and year first above wriiten
[William Glover Signature] [Seal]
[Thomas Hall signature] Clerk to Mr Bretherton Wigan
[John Kenyon signature] of Upholland
[Lewis Foster signature] of Upholland