Daft Elizabeth 1715 of Scalford Will

Elizabeth Daft of Scalford 1715 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1715

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Daft of Scalford in the County Leicester Spinster being sick in body but of Sound mind & perfect memory praised be God do make this my last Will & Testament in manner following

First I commend my soul into the hands of Jesus Xst my Saviour & Redeemer hoping thro his alone merits to be made partaker of eternal happiness & my body I commit to the ground to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors & for my goods & personal estate wch I am possess’d of I dispose of as follows

Imprimis I give & bequeath to my Brother and Sister Jenkinson one shilling apiece

Item I give to Thomas Jenkinson my Brother’s son five pounds

Item I give to Anne Stimson my niece all my clothes & apparel

Item all the rest of my goods chattles cattel & personal estate whatsoever I give to my Nephew Edward Gray & my Niece Anne Stimson to be equally divided amongst them whom I make Executors of this my last Will & Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of July 1712

                                                                                                                Elizabeth Daft’s mark

Sign’d seal’d publish’d & declar’d by the Testatrix to be her last Will & Testament in the presence of us

R: Goodall

Anne Orton’s mark

Elizabeth Bruton’s mark

Probate to Edward Guy and Anne Stimson 7 June 1715