Crafts William 1797 of Nether Broughton will

William Crafts of Nether Broughton 1797 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1797/54

In the Name of God Amen I William Crafts of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester Shepherd being weak in Body (but Blessed be God) of sound Mind and Memory do make and ordain this My last Will and Testament in form and manner following that is to say

First I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann Crafts My best Bed, the Bed-stead Blanketts and all the Bed Furniture thereto belonging

Also I give and bequeath to My Son William Crafts the Sum of five Pounds

Also I give and devise all that My Messuage or Tenement with the Orchard and all the Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the said Messuage or Tenement belonging which said premises are situate and being in Nether Broughton aforesaid and now in my own Occupation to my loving Wife Jane Crafts her Heirs and Assigns for ever

Also all the residue and remainder of My Goods, Chattles, Cattle and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath to my said loving Wife Jane Crafts (subject to the payment of all my just Debts) And I do hereby make and ordain my said loving Wife whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said William Crafts have to this my last Will and Testament set My Hand and Seal this thirty first Day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety two

                                                                                                         The mark of William Crafts

Signed sealed Published and declared by the within Named William Crafts 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 thereunto

Robert Goodacre

John Brex

Thomas Glover

13th Oct 1797

Let a probat to Jane Crafts Widow the sole Executrix within named

She being duly sworn as well to the faithful Execution of the will as that the Testator’s Goods Chattels and Credits do not amount in value to the sum of One hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Tho. Ford Surrogate