Hawley Philip 1761 of Long Clawson will

Philip Hawley of Long Clawson 1761 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1761

In the Name of God amen I Philip Hawley of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Tallow Chandler Do this four and twentieth day of December in the year of our Lord 1756 Make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner following (that is to say)

First I give and devise All that Messuage or tenement and Close of Meadow or pasture ground thereunto belonging or used therewith With all outbuildings and appurtenances to the same belonging Situate Standing and being in Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester now in the tenure of William Man And also all those two oxgangs of land of arable Land meadow pasture and Common lying and being dispersedly within the open and Common fields precincts and territories of Nether Broughton aforesaid and Within the Great Grange Close there now also in the possession of the Said William Man And all other my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever in Nether Broughton aforesaid which were some time the estate of one Henry Brown and which I bought and purchased of the Reverend William Cant (with other Lands) Unto my Nephew Robert Hawley of Oakham in the County of Rutland and to his heires In trust nevertheless for the Sole use and benefitt of my daughter Mary Shelton for and during the term of her natural life for her sole and private use and disposal and wherewith Thomas Shelton her present husband or any other after taken husband shall no ways intermeddle not shall the same be Subject to his debts for failures or engagements but that her receipts shall notwithstanding her Coverture be sufficient to the said Robert Hawley and his heires and to any other person and persons by his and their appointment for any rent or rents or other thing that shall arise or grow due for or be needfull and necessary in the management of the same

And from and after the determination of the said Estate for life of my said daughter Mary Shelton Then to the use of behoofe of the said Robert Hawley and his heires during the life of my said daughter Mary Shelton To the intent to preserve the uses and estates herein after limited from being defeated barred and distroyed And to that end to Make Entries as occasion shall require nevertheless I will that he the said Robert Hawley and his heires Shall receive the rents issues and profitts fo the said premisses during the life of my said Daughter Mary Shelton to and for her Sole and Seperate use and benefitt in Manner as aforesaid And from and after the decease of my said daughter Mary Shelton Then to the use and behoofe of all and every the Sons and daughters of the body of the said Mary Shelton lawfully begotten or to begotten and to the heires of their body of body or bodies lawfully to be begotten to take as Tenants in Common and not as Joynt Tenants (other than the eldest Son of the said Mary Shelton and her heires I having Settled other lands Upon her my said daughter Mary Shelton which will descend and Come Unto her eldest Son and his issue after her death) And for want and in default of such younger Children of my said daughter Mary Shelton Then to the use and Behoofe of her right heires for ever

Also I give and devise all my Messuages Cottages Closes Lands tenements and heredittaments whatsoever Situate Standing lying and being within the Town fields liberties territories and precincts of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson aforesaid both in the east end and west end of the said Town and fields Unto my Son in law Joseph Frith and his heires To hold to him the said Joseph Frith his heires and assignes for ever And I will that the same shall be in full recompense Compensation and Sattisfaction of all such sum and sums of Money I shall owe Unto him at My death on any accompt whatsoever (Except such lands I have by Deed Settled Upon him the Said Joseph Frith and Hannah his Wife and their issues)

Also I give Unto my three Nieces Mary Margarett and Phebe Gretton daughters of my late Sister Margarett Gretton Seven pounds apiece to be paid them within twelve month after my death

Also I give Unto the Children of my Niece Anne Groves twenty pounds to be equally divided amongst them

Also all the rest and residue of my Goods Cattle Chattles and personal Estate of what nature kind or quallity soever the same is my debts Legacies and funeral expences being first thereout paid and discharged I give and bequeath the same Unto my Said Son Joseph Frith whom I hereby nominate and appoint full and Sole executor of this my last Will and testament also I give Unto my Said Daughter Mary Shelton five pounds to buy her mourning

In Witness whereof I the said Philip Hawley the Testator have hereunto Set my hand and Seale the day and year first above Written

                                                                                                         Philip Hawley

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Said Phillip Hawley the Testator for and as his last Will and testament in the presence of Us who have Subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence and at his request

Hugh Shepherd

Elizabeth Hawley

Sarah Harby

On Friday the 23d day of October 1761 Joseph Frith the within mentioned sole Executor made the Affirmation according to an Act of Parliament & provided in that behalf before me

                                                                                                         Gerr: Andrewe Surrogt