Gilbert Henry 1832 of Old Dalby Will

Henry Gilbert of Old Dalby 1832 Will

National Archives PROB 11/1795/338

This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Gilbert of Old Dalby in the County of Leicester Yeoman

First I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences to be fully paid as soon as convenient after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named

I give and bequeath unto my niece Sarah the wife of Henry Sheffield of Syston in the said County of Leicester the sum of one hundred pounds

Unto my late servant William Brex (a native of Nether Broughton) the sum of ten pounds

Unto John Johnson of Old Dalby aforesaid Farmer the sum of fifty pounds

Unto William Jalland of the same place the sum of Ten pounds

Unto Edward Gilbert of Loughborough joiner the sum of Ten pounds

Unto William Gibson of Old Dalby aforesaid farmer the sum of Ten pounds

And unto my Executors hereinafter named the sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings in consideration of the trouble they may have in the execution of this my Will

Unto Henry Gilbert (the son of my Cousin Samuel Gilbert with whom I now reside) the sum of one hundred pounds

All which said several legacies above bequeathed I will shall be paid to my several legatees as soon as convenient after my decease by my Executors

I also give unto the poor of the parish of Old Dalby aforesaid the sum of Five pounds to be distributed amongst them at Easter next after my decease in such manner as the Reverend Mr Sawyer and the Overseers of the poor for the time being shall in their discretion think proper

And as to all the Rest Residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind the same may be of which I shall die possessed (subject to the payment of my just debts legacies funeral and testamentary expences) I give and bequeath the same unto my said Cousin Samuel Gilbert his Executors administrators and assigns for ever

And lastly I do hereby appoint my Two friends William Clark of Melton Mowbray Auctioneer and John Harley Amatt of Loughborough aforesaid (clerk to Messieurs Cradock Solicitors) joint Executors of his my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty one

                                                                                                                The mark and seal of Henry Gilbert

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Henry Gilbert 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 Witneeses to the due execution thereof

William Geo Sawyer of Old Dalby Leicestershire

William Brewtnall

Proved at London 28th February 1832 before the Judge by the oaths of William Clark and John Harley Amatt the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn (by Commission) duly to administer