Blankley Thomas 1712 of Eaton Will

Thomas Blankley of Eaton 1712 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1712

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Blankly of Eaton in the County of Leicester Husbandman being weak & infirm as to my bodily health but of perfect mind & memory praised be God for it, doe constitute make & ordaine this my last will & testament in maner & form following

First And principally I doe freely resigne my Soul into the hands of my most mercifull God who gave it in sure & certaine hopes of a resurrection to eternal life through the alone merits of my dear crucified Saviour & my body to be decently buried in the Parish Church yard of Eaton aforesd at the proper charge & care of mine Exequtor hereafter named & Specified

Item I give & bequeath to Willm Blankly my Son the Sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to him or his Assignes by mine Exequtor within twelve months after my decease

Item I give to Willm Wiseman my Son-in-Law & Ann his wife to each one Shilling

Item I give to the poor of the Parish of Eaton aforesd ten Shillings to be distributed according to theyr want within a fortnight after my decease

All the rest of my goods chattels & Cattle I give & bequeath to Thomas Blankly my loving Son whom I hereby make & constitute Sole Exequtor of this my last Will & Testamt

I doe revoke all other Wills & doe hereby declare this to be my last Will & Testamt

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord God 1707

                                                                                                                Thomas Blankly his mark

Seald, Signd & declared to be the last Will & Testament of the abovesaid Thomas Blankly in the presence of us

Willm North

Anthony Rodgers

John Mason his mark

Probate 2 December 1712, Thomas Blankley son and executor sworn