Brecks William 1763 of Nether Broughton will

William Brecks of Nether Broughton 1763 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1763

In the Name of God Amen I William Brecks the Elder of Neather Broughton in the County of Leicester Labourer being sick in Body but of sound and perfect memory (praised by God for it) Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)

First I recomend my soul to God that gave it me and my Body to the Earth And as for my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say)

First I give and devise unto my Son William Brecks and his heirs and assignes for ever all my house and orchard in Neather Broughton with the appurtenances therunto belonging

Also I give and bequeath unto my said son William Breckse one shilling

Also I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Brecks the sum of Eight pounds to be paid by my Executor here after named within Six months after my Deceace

Also I will that my Debts and funeral Expences be Discharged by my Executor

All the rest and resedue of My Goods Cattles and Chattels and personal Estate Whatsoever I give and Bequeath unto my Son John Brecks Whom I Nominate and appoint full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament

In witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and seal the Twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and sixty and in the Thirty fourth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the second of Great Brittain and so forth

                                                                                                         William Brecks his Mark

Signed sealed published and Declared in the presence of

Ann Loe

The Mark of Elizabeth Man

Henry Man

The word :Eight: Interlined before the Sealing hereof

On Tuesday the 26th day of April 1763 John Brecks the within mentioned sole Executor made Oath that all William Brecks personal Estate at the time of his Death (his late Father Deceased) was not worth twenty pounds was sworn

                                                                                                         Before me Thomas Myddelton Surrogt