Barke John 1827 of Stathern will

John Barke of Stathern 1827 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1827

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Barke of Stathern in the County of Leicester Yeoman

It is my Wish that my Wife shall continue to live with my son John during her life but if they shall not agree to live together I give her an annuity of ten pounds for her life to be paid her half yearly and to commence from the day of their separating, also the bed and hangings in the parlour to be given to her on her leaving my Son

I give to my Sons Robert and Henry Fifty pounds apiece to be paid within twelve months after my death

I give to my daughters Ann, Hannah, Catharine and Mary nineteen Guineas apiece to be paid within twelve months after my death

I give to my Daughter Elizabeth for her sole use independent of her husband the sum of Fifteen pounds to be paid by three yearly instalments of five pounds the first to be paid at a year after my Death

Subject to the above Annuity and Legacies and to my Debts and Funeral Expences I give all my real and personal Estate unto my son John Barke his heirs executors Administrators and Assigns

And I appoint my said Wife Elizabeth and my said son John Barke joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty

                                                                                                         John Barke

Signed sealed and delivered by the said John Barke the Testator 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 subscribed our names as Witnesses

Mary Latham

Sarah Latham

Wm Latham

January 10 1827

Let a probat be granted to John Barke of Stathern Farmer one of the Executors named in the Will of John Barke who died at Stathern on 19th day of December 1826 with power of making the same like grant to Elizabeth Barke the Executrix within named when she shall apply for the same

He the said John Barke being duly sworn as well to the faithful execution of the Will as that the Testators Goods, Chattels & Credits as they were at his death did not amount in value to the sum of two hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Before me William Greenwood Surrogate to the Commissary

6th Feby 1827 Probate passed seal

John Stockdale Hardy Depy Regr