Blankley George 1636 of Stathern will

George Blankley of Stathern 1636 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/248/83

Some of the left hand side is missing from the top half of this Will – this is shown by […] with the words likely to be in the missing piece, if this can be deduced from the normal format of Wills of the period, included in the brackets

July 16th 1636

[In] the name of God Amen I George Blanckley of Stathorne [in the] County of Leicester yeoman, being sicke in bodye but of perfect memorye [thanks be to] God do ordayne and make this my Last will and [testament] in manner and forme following

First I bequeath [my soul] into the hands of Almighty God my creator and my [body to be] buried in the Church or Churchyard of Stathorne aforesaid hopeing [to be one] of his elect by the … of Jesus Christ myne onely Saviour [and] Redeemer

[Imprimis I give] unto the Church of Stathorne three shillings four pence and to the […] three shillings foure pence

I give unto my Sonne John Blanckley […] and unto my daughters Bridgett, Anne & Sylvester to each of them […] pounds to be paid within one yeare and a halfe next after my [decease]

It I give unto my sonn Nicholas tenn pounds and to my daughter […] sum of five pounds both which summes my will is to be paid within three yeares next after my decease

It my will is that my executor hereafter nominated shall bring up my grandchild […] Boothe untill the age of eighteene yeares at which time hee shall paie […] twenty shillings

It I give unto my foure said daughters to each of them one chest at the discretion of my […] executor

It my will is that if the Land descends upon John Blanckley my second sonne that then hee shall paie unto every of my said children five pounds and moreover to dischardge this my will if mine executor hath not fully dischargded it

It I make George Blanckley myne eldest Sonne sole and full executor of this my will and testament, to whom I give all my Lands goods chattells and cattells moveable and unmoveable whatsoever and wheresoever provided my debts and legacies being first paid and my funerall expences being satisfied

In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett mine hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

                                                                                                         Signum Georgii Blanckley

Read & sealed in the presence of

Richard Rouse

Grigorye Julyan

Roger Barnes

Probate 6 October 1636