Chester Joseph 1841 of Nether Broughton will

Joseph Chester of Nether Broughton 1841 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1841/30

In the name of God Amen I Joseph Chester of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester, being weak and sick in body but of sound and well-disposing mind, memory and understanding, Praised be Almighty God for the same, do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following (that is to say)

First, I give and bequeath to my son John Chester the sum of Nineteen Pounds, nineteen shillings to be paid unto him by my Executor hereinafter named, at my death

I also give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Chester a maintenance for the natural term of her life out of my effects

And Lastly, All the rest goods chattels and effects, quick and dead stock, household furniture and Implements of household personal estate of what nature soever and wheresoever the same is or are in Nether Broughton aforesaid or elsewhere, I give and bequeath to my son Charles Chester, whom I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made He my said son Charles Chester paying all my just debts, the aforesaid legacy, and funeral expenses

In Witness whereof I the said testator Joseph Chester have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight

                                                                                                         Joseph Chester (His Mark)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Testator Joseph Chester as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto at the request of the said Testator, in his presence and in the presence of each other

Thomas Stokes

Joseph Harding

Charles Chester of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester Farmer the sole Executor in this Will named was duly sworn to the truth and faithful performance thereof as usual and that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased without deducting any debts owing by him therefrom do not amount in value to the Sum of Two hundred Pounds and that the deceased died on the seventeenth day of December last

                                                                                                         Before me RF Creighton Surrogate to the Archdeacon

On the 28th April 1841 Origl Will exhibited before the Revd Jemson Davies Clerk MA & Surrogate of the Archdeacon & Probate decreed to pass Seal in the presence of

John Stockdale Hardy Registrar

Same day Probate dated