Blount William 1826 of Harby will

William Blount of Harby 1826 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1826/25

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Blount of the Parish of Harby in the County of Leicester Grazier as follows that is to say

First I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expences together with the expence of proving this my will shall be paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease

I Give and Bequeath all and every my ready Money and Securities for Money Cattle Stock Household Furniture and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Friends Joseph Shilcock of Hose hall in the parish of Hose in the said County of Leicester Grazier Thomas Cooper of Wimeswould in the same County Butcher and unto my two Sons William Blount and Thomas Blount and to the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor Upon Trust by and out of my said Estate to invest the Sum of One Hundred Pounds upon proper security and to pay the Interest and produce thereof into the proper hands of my daughter Susannah now the Wife of John Leavesley of Harby aforesaid Miller for her own Sole use and benefit free from the controul of her present or any future husband and the same not to be subject to the debts or incumbrances of any such husband and after the decease of my said daughter

Upon further Trust to pay and divide such Sum of One Hundred Pounds unto and equally amongst all and every her Children equally if more than one and if only one then wholly to such only Child at their his or her respective Age or Ages of twenty one Years And Also that they my said Trustees do allow her my said daughter the Use of my Bed Bedstead hangings pillows Bolster and all other things appertaining thereto as the same is now standing in the parlour in my dwelling house at Harby aforesaid for her life and at her decease the same to become the property of her said Children

And Upon further Trust to pay to my said Son William Blount the Sum of Forty Pounds within twelve Calendar Months next after my decease

And Upon further Trust to pay to my Grand Children Anthony Blount and Mary Ann Blount (son and daughter of my late Son John Blount) the sum of Ten Pounds each if they attain their respective Ages of twenty one Years with interest in the mean time and if either of such Grand Children die under the age of twenty one Years without leaving lawful Issue him or her Surviving then his or her Share to go to the Survivor of them or the Child or Children of such Survivor

And upon further Trust that they my said Trustees shall and do pay and divide all the residue and remainder of my said Estate and Effects unto and equally amongst my said two sons William Blount and Thomas Blount equally share and share alike for their absolute use and benefit

And I do hereby direct and my Will further is that in Case my Wife Ann Blount shall not continue to reside with my said two Sons and be maintained by them equally but shall Choose to remove and provide for herself that then and in such Case they my said Trustees shall allow my said Wife to have for her absolute use and benefit a Bed, Bedstead hangings and all other things appertaining thereto and such other Articles of Household Furniture as she may think proper not exceeding the sum of Twenty Pounds and shall pay her out of the produce of my said property the Sum of Ten Pounds per Annum during the term of her natural life (exclusive of her life Estate in a Close of Land at Harby aforesaid in case she survives me which is settled upon her)

And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Joseph Shilcock Thomas Cooper and my said Sons William Blount and Thomas Blount to be joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made

In Witness whereof I the said Testator William Blount have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and twenty six

                                                                                                         W Blount

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator William Blount 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 hereto

Geo Hopkinson Junr Solicitor Nottingham

William Johnson his mark

3d August 1826

Let a probate be made to Thomas Cooper of Wymeswold Butcher and William Blount and Thomas Blount both of Harby in the County of Leicester Farmers three of the Executors named in the will of the within named William Blount who died on the 14 May last with power of making the like grant to Joseph Shilcock of Hose Hall in the said County Grazier the other Executor when he shall apply for the same

They the said Thomas Cooper William Blount and Thomas Blount being first duly sworn as well to the faithful Execution of the will as that the Testator’s goods chattels and Credits as they were at his death without deducting any Debts owing by him therefrom do not amount in value to the sum of Three hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Tho: Stevenson Surrogate

Same day probat dated under seal of the Commissary

W Harrison Depy Regr