Guy Robert 1704 of Long Clawson will

Robert Guy of Long Clawson 1704 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1704/49

In the name of God Amen The sixteenth day of December 1702 according to the computation of the Church of England I Robert Guy of Claxton als Long Clauson in the County of Leicester Tailour being weak of body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory (Blessed be Almighty God for it) doe make and ordain this my  last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say

First and principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, hopeing through the meritts of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to receive full pardon of all my sinnes, and be made a partaker of life everlasting And as for my body I commit to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in suche manner as my Executrix hereafter named shall think fit and convenient

And as touching that temporal estate which the Lord in mercy hath lent me I dispose of it in manner and form following That is to say

First I will and my mind is, & I doe hereby give unto my sonne Edward Guy and his heires for ever after my wives decease my house and homested wherein I now dwell, and one oxgang of Land, and the sixth part of one oxgang of Land on this condition, that he pay or cause to be paid the money it is Mortgaged for being one hundred pound and the interest, but if he refuse to pay the money and interest and will not redeem it, then I give the abovesaid house & land and appurtenances belonging to them, to my children and the survivours of them viz Robert Guy jun: Elizabeth Gill, Mary Guy and Anne Guy & their heires for ever, they paying the Mortgage money & interest, & also pay or cause to be paid to my sonne Edward Guy Sixty pounds within two years after my decease & my wives

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Robert Guy and his wife and their heires for ever my house and homested wherein my brother Edward Guy doth now live and alsoe ten pounds in money or goods or both

Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Guy thirty pounds in money to be paid her within one year after my decease

Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Anne Guy thirty pounds in money to be paid her when she attainst the age of one and twenty years, but if it please God she die before she attains the age of one and twenty years then my will and mind is that this thirty pounds be divided share & share like to my children that shall be then living at her decease

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Guy my house & homested wherein I now live & alsoe the oxgang of land & the sixth part of one oxgang of land above mentioned, and bequeathed to my sonne Edward Guy during her life & then to descend as above mentioned And I alsoe give unto her all the rest of my moneys & goods not before mentioned & bequeathed

And lastly I make ordain and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Guy my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In witness whereof I the said Robert Guy doe hereby revoke & make void all former Wills & Testaments by me made, and I doe hereby ratifie and confirm this my last Will and Testament setting hereunto my hand and seal the day and year first above written

                                                                                                         Robert Guy

Signed sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of me Robert Guy in the presence of us

John Reay

Hugh Stevens

John Ward

Probate 12 July 1704 to Elizabeth Guy