Bateman Robert 1629 of Long Clawson will

Robert Bateman of Long Clawson 1629 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/245/5

In the name of god Amen This sixte daye of Aprill in the yere of the Raigne of our Soveraigne lorde Charles, by the grace of god of Englande Scotlande France and Irelande kinge defender of the faith &c the fifte 1629 I Robert Bateman of Claxton als longe Clawston in the Countie of Leceister Shoemaker beinge sicke of bodye but of good & perfect memory (praysed bee god) Doe ordayne & make this my last will and testament in manner followeinge

In primis I give & bequeathe my soule to god who gave it, & my bodie to bee buried in the Churchyarde of Claxton aforesaide

Itm I give towe parts of my goodes throughout to my foure Children equally to be divided by equall parts

First to my sonne Marke Bateman I give an equall & fourth part soe be yf he continue with his mother, or els I give unto him xiid for his filliall portion if he departe from his mother

Itim I give unto my sonne William Bateman a fourth part of my goods, equally to be divided as aforesaide

Itim I give a fourth part of my goods to my daughter Margarett Bateman equally to divided as aforesaide

Itm I give the last part of the foure unto my daughter Marye equally to be divided as aforesaide

All which portions my will is shall be payed at the severall ages of 21th yeares or daye of mariage first Comminge

The thirde part and the rest of all my goods unbequeathed I give & bequeath unto my loveinge wife Elizabeth Bateman, whome I make & ordayne sole and full executrix of this my last will and testament, to see my debts & legacies payed my bodies to bee reverently brought to the ground

Lastely I make Thomas Wright Clarke & my Cosen William Manchester overseers of this my last will & testament

Testes sunt

Thomas Wright Scriptor

John Draper

Robert Bell

Mary Jarvise Probate 19 July 1629