Daft John 1779 of Garthorpe will

John Daft of Garthorpe 1779 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1779

1779 Daft John of Garthorpe

In the Name of God Amen I John Daft of Garthorpe in the County of Leicester Taylor being in ill State of health of Body but of Sound and Perfect Mind Memory and Understanding Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following (that is to say)

I Give and bequeath unto John Daft of Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester Taylor Five Pounds to be paid him within Six months next after my Decease by my Executor herein after Mentioned

Also I Give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Torvill Five Pounds Also I Give and bequeath unto Mary Torvill Five Pounds to be paid them when they arrive to the age of Twenty One Years and if either of the said Elizabeth Torvill or Mary Torvill shall Die before their Legacy shall become Due my Will is that the Survivor shall have the same

And as to for and Concerning all the rest residue and remainder of my ready Money and Securities for Money Debts Due and oweing to me my Cattle Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and of what Nature or kind soever not herein before given or disposed of I Do by this my Will give and bequeath the same and every Part thereof unto John Torvill of Garthorpe in the County of Leicester Labourer and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said John Torvill full and Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made

In Witness whereof I the said John Daft have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the Twenty fifth Day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight

                                                                                                         John Daft

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said John Daft the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence and at his request have Subscribed our Names as Witness hereto

Christopher Compton Junior

John Crofts

On the 6th day of May 1779 John Torvill the Sole Executor within named was Sworn to the due Execution of the within written Will

                                                                                                         Before me John Dixon Surrogate