Alderman Joseph 1837 of Stathern will

Joseph Alderman of Stathern 1837 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1837

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joseph Alderman of Stathern in the County of Leicester Farmer

First I direct all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expences to be fully paid

I Give Devise and bequeath All my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate with their appurtenances unto my Son William Alderman and my daughter Jane Morrell their heirs and executors administrators and assigns for ever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants Subject nevertheless to the payment of the legacy or Sum of Fifty Pounds to my Grand daughter Tryphena Morrell within six months after my decease which I hereby Give and bequeath to her accordingly

Provided and my will expressly is that if my said Son shall be so minded my Real Estate shall be fairly valued by two competent persons to be chosen by my said Son and daughter and in such case my said Son shall pay to his Sister the said Jane Morrell one moiety or full half part or share of the amount of such valuation within Twelve months and immediately upon such sum being paid to her All my said Real Estate and premises shall then absolutely vest in my said Son William Alderman his heirs and assigns for ever

And I do appoint my said Son and Daughter Joint Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 5th day of July 1836

                                                                                                         Joseph Alderman

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Alderman as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at his Request in his presence and in the presence of each other set our hands as witnesses to the due execution thereof

Thos Clarke

Wm Clark

Matthew Bishop

March 21st 1837

William Alderman of Stathern in the County of Leicester Cottager one of the Executors in the will named was duly sworn to the truth and faithful performance thereof as usual and that the goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased do not amount in value to the sum of fifty Pounds and that the deceased died on the twenty fifth day of February last past

                                                                                                         Before me John S Hallifax Surrogate to the Commissary

On the 25th March 1837 Will exhibited before the Revd Richard Davies Clerk BD and Surrogate of the Commissary and Probate deemed to pass Seal (Reserving a Power for Jane Morrell the Executrix when she shall apply for the same) in the presence of

John Stockdale Hardy Dep Registrar

Same day Probate dated