Cook James 1772 of Eaton Will

James Cooke of Eaton 1772 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1772

In the Name of God Amen I James Cooke of Eaton in the County of Leicester Sheepherd being weak of Body but of disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following That is to say

I give my Soul to God hoping for mercy thro’ the merits of Christ Jesus at my Resurrection my Body I commit to the Earth to be interrd at the Discretion of my Executor herein after mentioned and my worldly Estate as Goods Cattles and Chattles I dispose thereof as follows

In the first place I give and devise unto my Son in Law John Needham the Sum of one Shilling and likewise to his wife the same and likewise I give and devise unto my Daughter in Law Mary the Widow of my Son James the Sum of one pounds one Shilling

I also give and devise unto my Grand Son James Cooke the Sum of five Pounds

And then all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods Stock Cattle Chattles Rights Credits and personal Estate of what Nature or kind soever or wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my Grand Son John Cooke He paying all my just Debts and Funeral Expences

And lastly I do also hereby appoint my said Grand Son John Cooke full sole and only Executor of this my last Will and Testament utterly revoking and renouncing all former Wills by me at any Time heretofore made

In Witness whereof I the said James Cooke the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the fifteenth Day of December one thousand seven Hundred and sixty nine

                                                                                                                James Cooke his Mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Cooke the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the witnesses underwritten who at his Request and in his presence and in the presence of Each other have set our hands as Witnesses to the due Execution of this his said Will

Eliz Blankley

Thomas Wright

Anne Wright

John Cooke executor sworn 16 October 1772

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