Cook Joseph 1789 of Long Clawson will

Joseph Cook of Long Clawson 1789 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1789 A-G

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Cook of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Husbandman being weak in Body but thank God of Sound Mind and perfect Memory but well knowing the uncertainty of this Life do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament In form and manner following That is to say

First I desire to be buried in decent Christian Burial And as touching my worldly Estate be the same of what nature or kind sover I give and bequeath to my loving Wife Mary Cook and my Son John Cook to be equally divided between them (all my Just Debts and Funeral expences being first thereout paid)

And I do also make and ordain my said loving Wife Mary Cook and my said Son John Cook Joint Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do also hereby humbly desire that John Marriott Gentleman and John Moore Junior Gentleman will Oversee my said Wife and said Son to see that this my Will be duly Executed

And I do also hereby ratify and declare this and none other to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty sixth Day of November In the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy nine

                                                                                                         The mark of Joseph Cook

Signed Sealed published and declared by the within named Joseph Cook as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his Request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto

Willm Marriott

Robert Goodacre

The 25 day of April 1789 Mary Cook and John Cook the sole Executrix and Executor Within named was sworn to the Dew Execution of the within written will

                                                                                                         Before me G Coulton Surrogate

And at the same time made oath that all the Deceased’s personal Estate at the time of his Death was not worth £300

                                                                                                         Before me G Colton Surrogate