Clarkson Christopher 1740 of Stathern will

Christopher Clarkson of Stathern 1740 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1740

Decr 10th 1735

In the Name of God Amen I Christopher Clarkson Clerk Rector of Stathern in Leicestershire being of sound mind & perfect memory certain that I must die but uncertain when do leave this as my last will & Testament in Case no other be found

In the first place I recomend my Soul into the Hands of its Creator humbly hoping that all my Sins will be forgiven for the sake of my Redeemer Upon my sincere Repentance charitably hoping likewise that the offences of all sincere … will be on the same Terms pardon’d provided they believe in Xt & live well whatever smaller Differences as to some true … may happen to remain amongst Them

As to what Money is found by me or due to me when I die, My Books, Household Furniture, Wearing Apparel, Horses, Cows, Sheep &c I leave to my Brother Anthony Clarkson of Richmond Yorkshire & my Sister Jane Hallon of Shaw in the Bishop … to be divided equally betwixt them

All my mss papers I leave to The Revd Mr Turville Vicar of Long Clawton, My Mahogany Tea Table & Set of China to Mrs Turville, My Gray Mare to Mr Hubbard of Harby & my little black Mare to Job Charlton Esq … for his Daughters & I do constitute & appoint my said Brother & Sister above mentioned Executors of my will

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this Tenth Day of December 1735

                                                                                                         Chr Clarkson

30th April 1740

Anthony Clarkson one of the Extors was Sworn (and power Reserved for the other)

                                                                                                         Before me Gen: Andrewes Surrogate