Extracts from Longworth Wills proved at Chester
at Lancashire Record Office, Preston
** William Longworth of Horwich, 1793
Father: Henry Longworth.Bequeaths land called Horn Platt [?] in Aulston [?], Lancs.Signed 29th June 1791.Witnesses: William Orrell, Thomas Morris, Margaret Morris.Exors sworn in 21st April 1793.Probate issued 13th May 1793
** James Longworth, Husbandman, of Horwich, 1751 (Admon)
Widow: Katherine Longworth.Sworn in William Pickering of Bolton, Gent. and Edward Entwisle of Bolton, weaver.Admon dated 16th Sept 1751 infra.
** Henry Longworth of Halliwell, Yeoman, 1808
Wife: Margaret - annuity of £20 from leasehold messauges in Withnell.Children as follows:
Exors: Revd. William Hampson of Little Hulton, Thomas Reed of Bury, Yeoman, son-in-law.Dated 22nd August 1807.Witnesses:William Pendlebury, Joseph Wroe, Jeremiah Makinson.Testator died 5th November 1807, Probate issued 22nd February 1808.Codicil: £6 to Isaac, son of Mary Longworth of Heaton
** Thomas Longworth of Sharples, Yeoman, 1812
Daniel Longworth & his wife Betty - a house in Sharples on lease for 999 years, in the possession John Smith.Son: John Longworth.Exos: James & William Longworth.Signed 4th January 1812.Witnessed by John Mayoh, James Longworth, William Longworth.Estate under the value of £450.Probate issued 17th June 1812.
** James Longworth of Little Bolton, Farmer, 1813
Brother William Longworth - tenant rights to his dwelling house.Sister Mary £150.Owed £60 by nephew William Horrocks, owed £20 by nephew Christopher Horrocks, sons of late sister Ann.Remainder of estate divided into quarters: (1) brother William, (2) sister Mary, (3) John Longworth, son of late brother Thomas Longworth, (4) shared between late sisters children; John, Mary, William, Christopher & Joseph.Exors: John Longworth, son of late brother Thomas, John Longworth of Heaton (my cousin), John Horrocks of Anderton, John Longworth, son of my brother William.Witnesses: Wm. Hulton, Wm. Alison, Oliver Ormerod.Testator died July 4th 1813, probate issued 13th September 1813.
** Ann Longworth of Horwich, 1741 (Admon)
Son: James Longworth of Horwich, Yeoman.Also named Samuel Greenhalgh, fustian weaver, of Horwich and Samuel Mason of Bolton, Reel maker, infra.Dated 9th November 1742.
** John Longworth of Bolton, Plumber & Glazier, 1772
Has shop in Windy Bank [?], Bolton.Wife: Ann.Children Hanney[?], John, and Nancis[?], youngest under 21 in 1760.Exors: Thomas Smedley of Little Bolton, Chapman, and uncle James Longworth of Knowlsely, Glazier, Dated 21st Sept 1760.Witnesses: Ralph Taylor Jr., Wm. Mason, Edward Whitehead Jr.Exors sworn in 20th Jan 1772.James Longworth of Chorley refused to take on execution of the will, 9th Jan 1772.
** James Longworth of Little Bolton, Chapman, 1777 (Admon)
John Howarth ofLittle Bolton, yeoman, husband of sister Hannah.Also Thomas Morris of Little Bolton, weaver and James Howarth of Turton, husbandman.
** Mary Longworth of Little Bolton, Spinster, 1820
Niece: Mary Swiss
Nephew: John, son of brother William
Nephew: William, so of brother William
Nephew: John son of late brother Thomas
Nephew: John Horrocks, son of late sister Ann.
Niece: Mary, wife of Jonathan Swiss, d. of late sister Ann
Nephew: William Horrocks, son of late sister Ann
Nephew: Joseph Horrocks, son of late sister Ann
Exos: John Longworth of Heaton (kinsman [?]) & John Longworth, son of late brother Thomas.Signed 11th January 1813.Witnesses: Hulton, Wm. Smethurst, John Hulton.11th September 1820, John Longworth of Heaton and John Longworth ofSharples sworn in.Estate valued at under £1000.
** Hugh Longworth of Blackrod, the Elder, Yeoman, 1745
Eldest son Hugh, already made various settlements, including "Joshua Longworth's house & croft".Son Hugh owes £50 to be given to daughter Catherine.Wife Sarah.Daughter Catherine gets 'Ranson field' on lease to Ralph Fogg.Son George Longworth, has wife called Hannah.Signed 16th Jan 1742, witnesses: Thos. Ainscow, Edward Jolly and James [illeg.].Probate issued 2nd August 1745.
** Peter Longworth of Blackrod, 1740
Son James (exor:), daughter Sarah & children, son Joshua (exor:), daughter Margaret, grandson Peter, son George.Witnesses: Samuel Meadowcroft, Thomas Horrocks, Thos: Ainsworth