Corner John 1837 of Hose will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1837/54

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Corner of Hose in the County of Leicester Blacksmith

I direct all my just debts funeral and Testamentary [“expenses” missing] to be fully paid

I Give and Devise All that my Messuage or Tenement yard Garden Orchard and Homestead And All those several Closes or Grounds inclosed called the Pasture Closes and the Butts Close containing nineteen Acres or thereabouts (more or less) situate in the Parish and Lordship of Hose aforesaid in my own occupation with their appurtenances Unto my affectionate Wife Sarah Corner and my only Son Robert Corner and their assigns during the natural life of my said Wife

And from and immediately after her decease Then I Give and Devise All my said Real Estate and premises unto my said Son Robert Corner his heirs and Assigns for ever

I Give unto my four Daughters Elizabeth Catherine Dorothy and Keturah Corner the Sum of Fifty pounds apiece to be paid to each of them as soon as convenient after my said Wife’s decease and I charge my Estates both Real and personal with the due payment thereof

I Give All my furniture and Effects Stock in Trade monies and Personal Estate of every description Unto my said Wife and Son for their own use absolutely and appoint them Joint Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made

In Witness where I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty Second day of June 1836

                                                                                                         John Corner

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Corner as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us

Thomas Burnett

Sam Littler

Wm Clark

Feby 7th 1837

Sarah Corner Widow and Robert Corner Blacksmith both of the Parish of Hose in the county of Leicester the executors named in the will were duly sworn to the truth and faithful performance thereof as usual and that the goods Chattels and credits of the deceased do not amount in value to the sum of three hundred Pounds and that the deceased died on the twentieth day of June last past [sic, though will dated 22nd June]

                                                                                                         John S Hallifax Surrogate to the Commissary

8th February 1837

Will exhibited before The Reverend William Lowfield Fancourt Clerk DD and Surrogate and Probate decreed to pass Seal in the presence of

John Stockdale Hardy Dep Registrar

Same day Probate dated