Bull John 1759 of Grimston Will

John Bull of Grimston 1759 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1759

In the Name of God Amen I John Bull of Grimston in the County of Leicester Farmer being in a sick and weak Condition but of Sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say

First I Give unto my Son in law Robert Newton the Sum of one Shilling

I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Newton One Shilling

I Give unto Son in Law Thomas Gamble one Shilling and to my Daughter Easter Gamble I Give one Shilling

I Also Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Loving Wife Margaret & her assigns for ever my Estate in Grimston aforesaid and I also Give and Bequeath unto my said Loving Wife all my Goods and Chattells for ever

All the rest residue and remainder of my Estates not hereby Given of what nature or kind soever I hereby Devise and Bequeath unto my said Loving Wife Margaret & to her Assigns for ever and I do Appoint the said Margaret Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former & other Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the second day of July 1757

                                                                                                                The mark of John Bull

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Bull as & for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at this request & in his presence & in the presence of each other set our Names as Witnesses thereto

Wm: Grahame

Wm: Coleman

The mark of John Easaam

26 April 1759

Margaret Bull the widow and sole Executrix within named was then sworn

                                                                                                                Before me George Cardale DD Commissary

An Inventory of the Goods Cattle and Chattells of John Bull late of Grimston in the County of Leicester Farmer deced taken and Appraised the Sixth day of April 1759

First The purse and Apparel200
The Goods in the house of all kinds1000
Six horse kind2000
Nine Cow kind1800
Forty Sheep800
Corn Hay and pease300
The Crop of the Farm all Sown1000
Utensills of Husbandry500
Things not seen and forgot  0100

We whose names are hereunder written do appraise and value the above mentioned Goods Cattle and Chattells at the Sum of Seventy Six pounds and Ten Shillings the day and year above written

Wm Graham

The Mark of Wm Freeston