Cross William 1817 of Ab Kettleby will

William Cross of Ab Kettleby 1817 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1817/49

I William Cross of Ab Kettleby in the County of Leicester Farmer and Grazier do make this my last Will & Testament

First I will that all my just debts and funeral Expences be paid and discharged

2dly I will that my Daughters Ann, Elizabeth and Sarai Cross shall have homes and be provided for so long as they remain single, and unmarried, by my Executors whom I shall hereafter name

Then I give to my Brother Thomas Cross of Whatborough in the County of Leicester Farmer & Grazier and Henry Hind Brown Currier of Melton Mowbray (In Trust) The sum of six Hundred Pounds of Lawfull Money to be disposed of by them as I hereby direct, that is to say

To each of my aforesaid Daughters the sum of two Hundred pounds, one Hundred pounds of Lawfull money to be paid them as they arrive at the age of Twenty five (if married) or on the day of their marriage, the other to be paid them with Interest at my Wifes death if not convenient to my Executors to pay it before

All the Rest, Residue, and Remainder of my property Goods and Chattels whatsoever and wheresoever I give to my Wife Dorothy Cross and to my Son Thomas Cross equal alike whom I appoint joint Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any Time made

In Witness whereof I the Testator have set my Hand & Seal this Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen

                                                                                                         William Cross

Signed seal [sic] Published and declared in the presence of us

Thomas Tuckwood

Thomas Dale his Mark

16th September 1817

Let a probat be made to Dorothy Cross of Ab Kettleby Widow and Thomas Cross of the same place Farmer the joint Executors named in the will of the within named William Cross who died at Ab Kettleby on the 18 March last

They being duly sworn as well to the faithful Execution of the Will as that the testator’s Goods Chattels and Credits as they were at his death without deducting any Debts owing by him therefrom do not amount in value to the sum of six hundred pounds Before me

                                                                                                         George Berkeley Mitchell Surrogate to Commissary

Same day probat passed the Seal

Wm Harrison Depy Regr