Doubleday John 1842 of Long Clawson will

John Doubleday of Long Clawson 1842 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1842

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Doubleday of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Gentleman

I direct all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expences to be paid

I Give to my dear Wife Mary Doubleday for her life the use and enjoyment of all my Household furniture Plate and Linen and direct an Inventory thereof to be taken as soon as convenient after my decease And after the death of my said Wife I Give and bequeath the same to my daughter Mary Willows

I Give and Devise the Messuage or Tenement in which I now dwell with the Two small Closes called the Dovecote Close and Small Cr… containing about four acres (more or less) Unto my said Wife for her life

I Give and Devise All my Messuages Cottages Closes Lands tenements hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever situate at Long Clawson aforesaid or elsewhere with their appurtenances unto Charles Healey Grocer George Marriott the younger Draper and William Clark Auctioneer both of Melton Mowbray their heirs and assigns for ever Upon Trust to stand seized and possessed thereof and Receive the Rents issues and profits thereof during the term of the natural lives of my said Wife and Daughter and the life of the survivor of them and pay and apply such Rents and profits as hereinafter mentioned – that is to say – In the first place to pay into the hands of my said Wife Mary Doubleday One Annuity or yearly Sum of Seventy Pounds during her life by equal half yearly payments the first payment of which shall be made out of the first half years Rents which shall become due after my decease and I charge my said Real Estate with the true payment thereof And I Give my said Wife the same power of enforcing payment thereof as Landlords have for obtaining Rent in arrear

And as to the Remained of such Rents I Give the same to my said daughter Mary Willows And from and after the decease of my said Wife I Give the whole of such Rents and profits unto my said daughter Mary Willows for her own use during her natural life And from and after her decease Then Upon Trust that they the said Charles Healey George Marriott and William Clark or the Survivor of them or his heirs do and shall with all convenient speed absolutely make Sale of all my said Real Estate and premises either by Public Auction of Private Contract as to them or him shall seem most advisable for the best price or prices that can be gotten for the same And with the purchase monies arising therefrom to pay the same Unto and amongst all my Grandchildren the sons and daughters of the said Mary Willows in equal shares when and as they severally attain the Age of Twenty one Years But in case any or either of them shall die under that age unmarried and without issue Then I Will that the said shares or share of him her or them so dying shall go to and be paid to the Survivors or survivor of them if more than one in equal proportions And if but one Then to such only one Surviving Child his or her executors or administrators And for facilitating the Sale of my said Real Estate and the Indemnity of the purchaser or purchasers thereof or of any part thereof my Will further is that the Receipt or Receipts of the said Charles Healey George Marriott and William Clark or the Survivor of them and his heirs shall be good and sufficient discharge and discharges to such purchaser or purchasers and to his her and their Respective heirs executors and administrators And after such Receipt or Receipts so given such purchaser or purchasers shall be absolutely acquitted and discharged of and from the same and he she or they shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or non application of the said purchase monies or any part thereof

I Give to my said Trustees the Sum of Five Pounds apeice for the trouble they may have in executing the Trusts of this my will

I Give and bequeath All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate and Effects not hereinbefore by me disposed of Unto my said daughter Mary Willows whom I appoint jointly with the said Charles Healey George Marriott and William Clark Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made

And Lastly I do declare that my said Trustees shall be at liberty out of the said Trust monies and premises to Retain all necessary expenses they may be at or put to in executing the aforesaid Trusts hereby in them Reposed and that neither of them shall be answerable for any thing except his own wilful neglect or default not one for the other but each for his own wilful Acts deeds neglects or defaults

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighth day of September one Thousand eight hundred and thirty six

                                                                                                         John Doubleday

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Doubleday as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other set our hands as witnesses to the due execution thereof the interlineation of the Devise of the House and Land to his Wife for life, and the interlineation of the name of “George Marriott the Younger” throughout the Will instead of “Charles Healey” being done before the execution thereof

John Richmond

Langy [Probably Langley Burton of Melton Mowbray] Burton

Richard Richmond

18th June 1842 let a Probate be made to George Marriott the Younger Draper and William Clark Auctioneer both of Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester the Executors named in the Will of the deceased With Power of making the like Grant to Mary Willows of the same Place Widow the Executrix when she shall apply for the same

They the said George Marriot the younger and William Clark having been first duly sworn as well to the faithful execution of the said Will as that the Testators goods chattels and Credits without deducting any thing on account of debts due and owing from the deceased are under the value of three hundred pounds and that the deceased died on the 27th day of Jany last past

                                                                                                         Before me Jemson Davies Surr to the Archdn

Same Day Prob dated signed by J Stockdale Hardy Regr