TRANSCRIP COURTESY OF PHILIP HOLMES

This is the last will and testament of me Abraham Slater of Dalton in Furness in the county Palatine of Lancaster Yeoman as follows I give and devise unto my friends Thomas Butler of Dalton aforesaid conveyancer and Abraham Fisher of the same place maltster all that my dwelling-house now in my own occupation situate in Dalton aforesaid with the gardens parrock and appurtenances now enjoyed therewith and also my pew in Dalton Church to the said dwelling-house belonging and appertaining also my two other dwelling-houses outhouses gardens and appurtenances situate in Dalton aforesaid now in the several occupations of Mr Joseph Couperthwaite and Abraham Fisher and all which said dwelling-houses outhouses gardens parrock and appurtenances our part and parcel of the Manor of Dalton and held thereof by payment of several yearly customary rents amounting together to eightpence halfpenny and other rents and services to hold the said dwelling-house outhouses gardens parrock and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Butler and Abraham Fisher their heirs and assigns forever upon trust nevertheless that they the said Thomas Butler and Abraham Fisher and the survivor of them and his heirs do and shall permit and suffer my dear wife Agnes Slater and her assigns to occupy and enjoy the whole of the said premises or to receive the rents issues and profits thereof during the term of her natural life And from and after the decease of my said wife do and shall permit and suffer my brother William Slater and his assigns to occupy and enjoy the whole of the said premises or to receive the rents issues and profits thereof during the term of his natural life And from and after the decease of my said wife and brother William Slater do and shall permit and suffer my nephew William Slater the son of my brother William Slater and his assigns to occupy and enjoy the said premises or to receive the rents issues and profits thereof during the term of his natural life, they end each of them keeping the same in good tenantable repair and paying all rents and taxes for the same during the respective times they may respectively enjoy the same And from and after the decease of the survivor of them my said wife my said brother William Slater and my said nephew William Slater it is my will and mind that the whole of the same premises shall descend to the person who shall immediately after the decease of such survivor be entitled thereto as my heir at law

I give and bequeath unto my said brother William Slater the sum of 200 I give and bequeath unto my brother George Slater the like sum of 200 I give and bequeath unto my nephews and nieces the children of my sister Margaret Kendall deceased the sum of 200 equally amongst them share and share alike I give and bequeath unto my sister in law Margaret Slater the widow of my late brother Thomas Slater the sum of 19 guineas I give and bequeath unto Sarah Slater the widow of my late brother James Slater the like sum of 19 guineas I give and bequeath unto my nephews and nieces the children of my said late brother Thomas Slater the sum of 180 equally amongst them share and share alike I give and bequeath unto my nephews and nieces the children of my said late brother James Slater the like sum of 180 equally amongst them share and share alike And I order and direct the above-mentioned legacies to be paid by my executrix hereinafter named within 12 months next after my decease of and should any of the above legatees and be dead at the time of payment then their respective shares to go and be paid equally amongst their respective children And in case any of such children be dead and have left issue the share of such child or children so dying to go to his her or their respective issue and in case of no issue to his her or their respective brothers and sisters and the issue of those who may be now or then dead equally amongst them such issue taking the share their respective parents would have been entitled to if living Provided always nevertheless and it is my will and mind that the two children of my niece Mary Slater the daughter of my brother William, and the child of my niece Elizabeth Slater the daughter of my brother James shall become and be entitled to their respective mothers shares encase of the deaths of them or either of them in the same manner as if they were lawful issue and born in wedlock, and also that the daughter of my nephew Edward Slater deceased the son of my brother William Slater shall be entitled to any share her father might have had under and by virtue of this my will should he have been now alive and lived 12 months next after my decease

I give and bequeath unto my said wife Agnes all my money securities for money household goods and furniture and all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be she paying thereout all my just debts the aforesaid legacies and all my funeral and testamentary expenses

I appoint my said wife Agnes sole executrix of this my will And it is my will and mind and I do hereby order and direct that the person who shall come first into possession of the said premises hereinbefore given to him or her for life shall pay the expense of the said Thomas Butler and Abraham Fisher being admitted tenants and all their reasonable and necessary charges and expenses incurred in and about the same

In witness whereof I the said Abraham Slater the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the 20th day of April in the year of our Lord 1830

Abraham Slater

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named testator Abraham Slater as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses the name "Abraham Fisher" being three-times first wrote upon erasures

John Shaw Geo. Cockerton [?] J. Denny

On the first day of April in the year of our Lord 1842 this will of Abraham Slater late of Dalton in the parish of Dalton in the county of Lancaster within the archdeaconry of Richmond in the diocese of Chester Yeoman who departed this life on or about the 11th day of March last was proved in common form and Agnes Slater of Dalton aforesaid widow the sole executrix therein named were sworn well and faithfully to execute and perform the same and so forth and that according to the best of the knowledge information and belief of the said executrix the whole of the goods chattels and credits of which the said testator Abraham Slater died possessed within the archdeaconry of Richmond in the diocese of Chester (exclusive of what the said testator might have been possessed of or entitled to as a trustee for any other person or persons and not beneficially and without deducting any thing on account of the debts of due and owing by and from the said testator) were under the value of 5,000

Before me Js. Ths. Kirkbank surrogate