Clayton Mary 1801 of Harby will

Mary Clayton of Harby 1801 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1801/42

This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Clayton of Harby in the County of Leicester widow

First I desire to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named and as for my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as follows

In the first place I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Elizabeth Bell Sarah Harby Mary Mann and Ann Watchorn the sum of one Guinea apiece to be paid them within twelve months next after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named

And also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Catherine Wilford the sum of Thirty pounds to be paid to her within twelve months next after my decease by my said Executor

And also I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Catherine Wilford the Bed Bedstead and Bedding and one chest of Drawers situate in my Bed Chamber to be delivered to her immediately after my decease

And Lastly I Give and bequeath all my Household Goods other Goods Stock Cattle Chattels  Rights Credits ready Money and securities for Money and all other my personal Estate (not hereinbefore specifically given and bequeathed) my debts legacies and funeral charges being first paid) unto my Son Thomas Clayton whom I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made

In Witness whereof I the said Mary Clayton the Testatrix have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven

                                                                                                         Mary Clayton Her mark

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Mary Clayton the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us the witnesses hereunder written who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our Hands as Witnesses to the due execution of his her said Will

Thos Jerman

Joseph Goodson

April 21 1801

Let probat be granted to Thomas Clayton the sole executor of this will he being sworn to the due execution thereof, & made oath that the whole personal estate of the Testatrix at the time of her death did not amount in value to the sum of one hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Sworn before me Tho: Ford, Surrogate