Greasley John 1698 of Wartnaby Will

John Greasley of Wartnaby 1698 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1698

In the Name of God Amen The Seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord 1698 I John Gresely of Wartnaby in the County of Leicester Shepherd, being very sick & weak of body, but of perfect mind & memory (thanks be to God) do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following

First I recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, & for my body I commend it to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix

And as for my worldly goods I give & dispose of them in the following manner

Imprimis I do will & bequeath to my eldest Son John Gresely the Summ of five pounds & an old chest left me by my father

Item I give to my younger Son Peter Gresely the Summ of five pounds both which Summs are to be paid when they shall attain the age of one & twenty

Item I do bequeath to my Son John above named two Ews the one going in Abkettleby field the other in Wartnaby

Item I give all my other goods & chattels to my wife Ann Gresely whom I constitute & appoint Sole Executrix of this my last will & testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year above written

                                                                                                                John Gresely his mark

Seal’d & declar’d in the presence of us the subscribers

Sam: Martin

Matt: Cant

Elizabeth Dexter her mark