Bird Richard 1726 of Saxelby Will

Richard Bird of Saxelby 1726 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1726

Executrix sworn 22 April 1726

In the name of God Amen the Twenty Eight day of March 1726 According to the Computation of the Church of England I Richard Bird of Saxelby in the County of Rothley Grazier Being of perfect memory and Rememberance praised be God doe Make and ordaine this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following

First I Bequeath my Soule in to the hands of Allmighty God my maker hopeing that through Meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to Receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my body to be buried in Christian buriall att the discretion of my Executrix here after Nominated

Item I give unto my son John Bird one partiall of Land with all portinances there unto belonging Lying in the Liberties of Segerase feilds and my will is that he shall have it at the age of one & Twenty years

Item I give unto my Son John Bird the sume of six pound to be paid unto him at Twenty one years of age

Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth the sum of thirty pound to be paid unto her at Twenty one years of age

Item all the rest of my goods and chattells and parsnell Estate whatsoever I give unto Ann my wife upon condetion that shee shall pay all my debts and Legacies and fennerall charges and Make her my sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament and utterly revoke all former wills that hath been by me Made

In witness whereof I here unto have set my hand and seale

                                                                                                                The Marke of Richard Bird

Signed and sealed and published in the presence of

The Marke of Jesper Simson

The Mark of William Spencer

Tho Adcock

Apriel the 7th 1726

This is a true Inmatare of Richard Birds goods And Cattle Lately Deceas’d in Saxilby

His purse & a parriel010000
11 Cows & Heffers200000
3 Calves010000
33 Sheep100000
A pig001000
Beds & Beding in the Chamber30000
A Chest and Chairs in the Chamber000600
Brass and puter011000
A Table & Chairs in the House000500
Things in the parlor000500
Tubs and Bariels001000
Peas and Barley011000
A Horse140206
Things unseen and forgotten000500

William Bishop

Jasper Simson

William Spencer

We weare praisers