Guy William 1686 of Long Clawson will

William Guy of Long Clawson 1686 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1686/25

In the name of god Amen I William Guy of Longe Claxton in the County of Leicester yeoman beinge sicke & weake in body but of sound & perfect [obliterated but something like “mind and memory”] (thanks bee to Almighty God) doe make this my last will & Testament in manner & forme followinge (that is to say)

First I comment my soul [obliterated but something like “into the hands of Almighty”] God my Creator assuredly believeinge that I shall receive full pardon & free remission of all my sins, in & through the meritts of my Blessed [obliterated but something like “Saviour and”] Redeemer Christ Jesus

And as for my worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath beene pleased to lend mee my will & meaninge is the same shalbe imployed & bestowed as hereafter by this my Last will is expressed, revokeinge all former wills by mee made

Item I give & bequeath to my Loveinge Brother Edward Guy of Nottingham & to his heires & Assignes for ever the severall landes hereafter menconed (that is to say)

All that oxgange of land with the appurtenances purchased by mee of Thomas Marriott And all that halfe oxgange of land with the appurtenances purchased by mee of Thomas Threve and all that halfe oxgange of land with the appurtenances purchased by mee of Daniell Lee & all that oxgange of land with the appurtenances purchased by me of William Draper and alsoe all that oxgange of land with the appurtenances purchased by mee of Thomas Mitchell all which lands are lyeinge in the West End fields of Longe Claxton aforeaid in special trust & confidence & to & for the severall intents & purposes hereafter named (that is to say)

That hee the said Edward Guy shall within three yeares next after my decease graunt & convey to such person or persons & theire heires as will purchase the same all my aforesaid landes with the appurtenances for the payment of the severall debts and legacyes hereafter menconed (that is to say)

To Ann Beggerly the wife of Andrewe Baggerly of Cropwell Bishopp in the County of Nottingham yeoman the sume of forty poundes, to Jane White, Margarett White & Alice White all of Cropwell Bishopp aforesaid spinsters daughters of George White the sume of forty poundes apeice, And to Margarett Beaver of Elizabeth Beaver the daughters of John Beaver of Longe Claxton aforesaid yeoman the sume of forty poundes a piece, And to Mary Guy & Elizabeth Guy daughters of the said Edward Guy the sume of forty poundes a piece All the said sumes are to bee paid by the said Edward Guy his heires or Assignes to the severall legatees before named within three yeares next after my decease

Itm I give & bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Guy all my Messuage or Tenement with the outhouse orchard & garden thereunto belongeinge and the close adjoyninge to the South side of the said Orchard now in the tenure & occupacon of John Carrington, and alsoe the Two South landes lyeinge on Longe Landes in the West end fields of Claxton aforesaid, for & dureing the terme of her naturall life & from & after her decease I give & bequeath the said Messuage or Tenement orchard & garden & close adjoyinge to the South side of the said orchard , oxgange of lande & two landes of Long Landes hereby last devised to the said Edward Guy & to the heires of his body And for want of such Issue I give & bequeath the same to the heires Males of the body of the said Edward Guy begotten or to bee begotten & for want of such Issue I give & bequeath the same to Mary Guy & Elizabeth Guy Daughters of the said Edward Guy & to the heires of theire bodyes & for want of such Issue then I give & bequeath the same to the Right heires of mee for ever

Itm I give & bequeath to the said John Beaver for & dureing the terme of his naturall life one Annuity or yearly rent charge of three poundes of lawfull money of England to bee Issueinge & payable yearly out of all my landes tenements & hereditaments not herein before devised att the Feaste of St Michaell the Archangell and the Annunciacon of the Blessed Virgin Mary by even and equall porcons the first payment to begin to bee paid att such of the said Feasts that shall next happen after my decease & for non payment thereof my minde and will is that itt shall & may bee lawfull to & for the said John Beaver into or upon any parte of the said landes & premisses to enter & destreyne & such distresse & distresses to be there found to drive & carry away & the same to deteyne & keepe or otherwise to make sale thereof until the said Annuity or yearly rent charge with the Arreares thereof bee fully satisyed & payd

Itm I give & bequeath unto my said Brother Edward Guy all the rest of my lands & tenements with theire & everye of their appurtenances not herein before devised lyeinge & beinge in the Towne and fields of Longe Claxton aforesaid or elsewhere for & dureinge the terme of his naturall life (chargeable with the payment of the aforesaid Annuity of three poundes) and from & after his decease I give & bequeath the same to William Guy Sonn of the said Edward Guy & to the heires of his body (chargeable with the said Annuitye or yearly rent charge) & for want of such Issue I give & bequeath the same to Mary Guy & Elizabeth Guy aforesaid daughters of the said Edward Guy & to the heires of theire Bodyes (chargeable with the said Annuity or yearly rent charge) And for want of such Issue I give & bequeath the same to the Right heires of mee the said William Guy for ever

Itm I give & bequeath unto the Children of Richard Wright of Nether Broughton one ewe & lambe

Itm I give & bequeath to the Child of William Wright of Nether Broughton one ewe and lambe

Itm I give & bequeath to the Children of John Mott of Normanton one ewe & lambe

Itm I give & bequeath to the Children of John Mann of Hicklinge one ewe & lambe

Itm I give & bequeath to my said Sister Elizabeth Guy Two Bedds with the bedding thereunto belonginge standing in the Chambers over the new parler & one Chest

All the rest of my goods Cattell & Chattells whatsoever (after my debts & legacyes & funerall expences are discharged I give & bequeath to my said Brother Edward Guy whom I make sole Executor of this my last will & Testament

In Witnes whereof I the said William Guy have hereunto sett my hand & seale the eight & Twentieth day of Aprill in the second yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland Kinge Defender of the fayth &c Annoq dni 1686

                                                                                                         William Guy his marke

Signed sealed published & declared in the presence of

Rich: Wilcocks

Richard Hawley

Thomas Stoakes

Robert Guy

Memorandon that the 12 line is enter lind with the testators consent in his life time

Witnesse

John Wright

Richard Guy

Mary Stokes her marke

The interlineations were “as will purchase the same” and “debts and”

Probate 28 August 1686