Fann William 1714 of Scalford Will

William Fann of Scalford 1714 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1714

In the Name of God Amen I William Fan of Scalford in the County of Leicester Roper being indisposed in health but of sound mind & memory praised be Gd do make this my last Will & Testament in manner following

Imprimis my soul I commend into the hands of Jesus Xt my Saviour hoping thro his alone merits to partake of eternal happiness & my body I commit to the ground to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix herein after mentioned

& my estate I dispose of as follows

Imp I give & devise to my son John Fan & his heirs after the decease of my dear Wife that house wch I now live in with the homestead & a close adjoyning to it & another house lying in Scalford now in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Bass with a Cottage Common & half a Common being in Scalford field & all other appurtenances belonging to both houses

Item I give & devise to my Daughter Elizabeth a house lying in Long Claxton in Leicestershire with all appurtenances thereunto belonging

Item I give & devise to my sons William & Augustine & my Daughter Martha a Close lying in Scalford field commonly call’d Dumore piece with a quarter of a yard land & half a Cottage Common to be equally divided amongst them but if the aforesaid John Fan die having no lawfull issue my will is that what I have here left him shall after my Wife’s decease be given to my Son William & his heirs provided that my Son William shall resign his share in Dunmore piece and the quarter of yard land & the half Common aforemention’d to my son Augustin & Daughter Martha to be equally parted between them

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary half a Crown & to my granddaughter Elizabeth half a crown

Item the house wch Ralph Barks lives in & all my goods chattles cattle & personal estate whatsoever I give & bequeath to my dear Wife whom I make Executrix of this my last Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made

In witness whereof I have here set my hand this twenty seventh day of September 1714

                                                                                                                William Fan’s mark

Sign’d seal’d publish’d & declar’d by the Testator to be his last will & Testament in the presence of us

R Goodall

William Dunmore

William Keark

Probate 23 November 1714 to relict Anne Fann

A treue Inmetare of the Goodes and Chatels of William Fann of Scalford Late Desesed October the 14 1714

His pors And Aparil100
Fore Cowes And three Calfes6100
Goodes In the House200
Goodes In the Parler150
Goodes In the Chamber Over the parler146
Goodes In the Chamber Over the House0150
Goodes In the Shop2156
Goodes In the Kichin140
Pase and Barle and Haye in the barne550
Twente Shep366
One Mare156
One pig030
Thinges Not Sene and for Goten  050

Thomas Awood

William Dunmore