TEST.CP.1843/5
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Reference:TEST.CP.1843/5
Repository:Borthwick Institute GB 193


Court:Prerogative
Case:Testamentary (Validity of will; disputed administration)
Details:9 Pieces; No deposition; Has libel; No sentence
Outcome:
Date: 1843 — 1844


People & Places
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Participant:Sarah   Crowther [Crowther]
Alternate name:Sarah   Crossley [Crossley]
Role:testator
Details:female; Wife of John Crowther, Surgeon
Location:Liverpool (Lancashire)
Place(s):Liverpool (Liverpool) : undefined



Participant:Sarah Crossley   Goldsworthy [Goldsworthy]
Alternate name:Sarah Crossley   Crowther [Crowther]
Role:plaintiff
Details:female; Widow; Daughter of the testator
Location:Flixton (Lancashire)
Place(s):Flixton (Flixton) : undefined
Lancashire

Davyhulme (Davyhulme) : undefined
Former residence; near Manchester



Participant:Robert   Crowther [Crowther]
Role:defendant
Details:male; Son of the testator



Participant:William   Hotham [Hotham]
Role:prosecution proctor
Details:male
Employment:Notary Public



Participant:William   Hudson [Hudson]
Role:defence proctor
Details:male
Employment:Notary Public
Location:York (York) : city



Participant:John   Pilling [Pilling]
Role:executor
Details:male; [Disputed] Executor of the testator
Employment:Agent of the Rochdale Canal Company
Location:Rochdale (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Rochdale (Rochdale) : undefined
Notes:Named as an executor, but renounced his position



Associated Places
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Location:Halifax (YorkshireWestRiding)
Place(s):Halifax (Halifax) : undefined
Elland (Elland) : chapelry
Sowerby (Sowerby) : undefined
Location:Liverpool (Lancashire)
Place(s):Liverpool (Liverpool) : undefined
Location:Lancashire

Place(s): Scaitcliffe (Scaitcliffe) : undefined
Described as 'in Hundersfield.'
Location:Manchester (Lancashire)
Place(s):Salford (Salford) : undefined
Abstract

Goldsworthy argued that the letters of administration of the estate of her mother Sarah Crowther ought to be revoked, and that administration ought to be granted to her as the reversionary universal legatee for life named in the will of the said Sarah Crowther. The defendant was Robert Crowther, who had been granted administration of Sarah Crowther’s estate as the executor of John Crowther, Sarah Crowther’s late husband, on the suggestion that Sarah Crowther had died intestate. Goldsworthy exhibited the will and argued that it was valid. The will related particularly to money over which Sarah Crowther had been granted power of disposition in her marriage settlement. An affidavit from Goldsworthy stated that the will had previously been erroneously proved at Chester.

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