Handley John 1678 of Chadwell Will

John Handley of Chadwell 1678 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1678

Novembr the 16th Anno Domini 1677 In the name of God amen I John Handlye of Cauldwell in the Countye of Leic Junior doe make this my last will & Testement in manner & forme as followeth viz

Imprimis I bequeath my Soule into the hands of Almightye God hopeing to bee saved by the meritorious Obedience of my blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ & my bodye to bee buryed in the Church yard of Wickeham & Chauldwell

Itm the house & land which I now possesse in Wickeham & Chauldwell I give to my Wife dureing the term of hir natural life & after hir decease I give it to my father & mother dureing the terme of their natural Lives provided they survive my wife & after their decease I give it to William Handly & his assignes my brother Williams Sonne of Sidebrooke in case he survive my wife & father & mother provided he decease before them I doe give it to his brother Zachrye Handlye & his assignes

Memorandum it is my will & testament that my father & mother shall continue & injoy habitation in the house soe long as they live

Itm I doe make my wife sole Executrix & give hir all my Goods & Chattles paying of all my Debts

In Witness hereof I put to my hand & seal the day & yeare abovewritten

                                                                                                                John Handley

Sealed & signed in the presence of us

John Handlye Senior his marke

Richard Closse

Probate 26 April 1678