Austin John 1860 of Grimston Will

John Austin of Grimston 1860 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/3 page 325

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Austin of Grimstone in the County of Leicester Farmer

Whereas under the Will of my late Wife’s Father a house and certain Lands in Grimstone aforesaid will descend to my eldest Son William Austin Now I do hereby give and devise all my real Estate situate at Willoughby in the County of Nottingham unto my youngest Son George Austin his heirs and assigns for ever

I direct the Rent thereof to be applied towards his maintenance and education during his minority at the discretion of my Trustees and Executors

I give to each of my Daughters five hundred Pounds to be paid to them at the expiration of twelve months from my death

I direct my Executors to carry on my farm with the consent of my Landlord till my eldest Son attains twenty one for the benefit of all my children and on his attaining that age I direct my Executors to pay all my Debts due on account of the said Farm and divide the residue of the whole of my personal Estate equally between my said two Daughters and my said youngest Son George Austin

I direct that my Executors and Trustees shall not be answerable for any loss which may arise in carrying on my farming Business

And I appoint my Friends Henry Clarke Black of Eye Kettleby and John Grice of Upper Broughton Executors and Trustees of his my last Will

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 22nd day of March 1860

                                                                                                                The mark of John Austin

Signed published and declared by the said John Austin the Testator as and for the last Will of the said John Austin in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses an erasure with the pen on the 19th and 20th lines having been first made

John Grice

W Latham Solr Melton

Proved 5th June 1860 by the Oath of John Grice one of the Executors Power being reserved of making a like Grant of Probate to Henry Clarke Black the other Executor when he shall apply for the same

Sworn under £2000 and that the Testator died on the 23rd day of March 1860