Doubleday John 1856 of Long Clawson will

John Doubleday of Long Clawson 1856 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1856

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

In the first place I will that my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses be paid by my executor hereinafter named

I give to my daughter Catherine the sum of Five Pounds

I also give to my son Edward Doubleday the sum of Five Pounds

And as for the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever whether real or personal including the field near the road leading to Colston Bassett, known by the name of Julian’s Close, and a house, garden & premises situate in the village of Clawson aforesaid and at the present time occupied by Richard Jesson, as well as my household goods and furniture, I give and bequeath the same to my son John Doubleday and his Uncle Samuel Doubleday whom I hereby appoint joint executors of this my last will and testament

In witness whereof I the said John Doubleday have to this my last will and testament set my name, the nineteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three

                                                                                                         John Doubleday Senr

Signed by the testator John Doubleday and acknowledged by him to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses


Richard Jesson

Charles Watchorn

20th May 1856

Let a Probate be made to John Doubleday of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grocer and Draper one of the Executors named in the Will of the deceased with power reserved of making the like Grant to Samuel Doubleday the other Executor when he shall apply for the same

He having been first duly sworn to the truth and faithful Execution of the Will as usual and to the truth of the usual Affidavit for the Inland Revenue office and that the goods chattels and credits of the Testator without deducting anything on account of debts due or owing therefrom do not amount in value to the sum of One hundred pound and that the Testator died on the twenty second day of February last past

                                                                                                         Before me Thos Wm Johnes Surrogate to the Archdeacon

Same day Probate dated & Signed by us

Geo H Nevinson )  Regrs

Thos Nevinson   )