Barnes William 1859 of Harby will

William Barnes of Harby 1859 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/2

I William Barnes of Harby in the County of Leicester Farmer do make this my last Will and Testament as Follows

First As concerning all that my Messuage or Dwellinghouse with the Outbuildings yard Garden and Homesteads thereto belonging situate at Harby aforesaid & now occupied by my son William Barnes and which premises I purchased of Vincent Parker And also as concerning all other my real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and devise the same unto my daughter Elizabeth Barnes and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same unto my Grandson James Marriott (second son of my daughter Sarah Marriott by her present Husband William Marriott) and to his heirs and assigns for ever

Next I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Sarah Marriott the sum of One hundred Pounds for her own sole and separate use absolutely and I do declare that her receipt alone for the same legacy shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executor notwithstanding her coverture

Next I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Barnes the sum of Two hundred Pounds for her own use and benefit absolutely

And I do direct that such two legacies shall be paid to my said daughters at the expiration of three calendar months from the time of my decease free and clear from all legacy Duty payable in respect thereof which shall be paid by my Executor out of my residuary personal Estate

And as concerning all my Household goods and furniture (except my best bedstead with the bed Hangings bed clothes and other furniture thereto belonging which I hereby give to my said daughter Elizabeth Barnes for her own use absolutely) wearing apparel Farming Stock and Implements of Husbandry Cattle Stock ready money and securities for money and all other my Personal Estate and Effects I give and bequeath the same unto my said son William Barnes his executors administrators and assigns for his own use and benefit absolutely, he paying thereout all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies above bequeathed with the legacy Duty thereon

And Lastly I appoint my said Son William Barnes sole Executor of this my Will and I hereby revoke all other Wills by me heretofore made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this sixteenth day of September 1848

                                                                                                         William Barnes

Signed Published and declared by the above named William Barnes the testator as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto

Jno Johnson Solr Nottm

E Saml Buswell his Clerk

Proved 23rd February 1859 by the Oath of William Barnes son of the deceased the sole Executor to whom was granted execution

Sworn under £300 and that the Testator died on or about the 8th day of December 1858