Hawley Richard 1788 of Harby will

Richard Hawley of Harby 1788 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1788/86

In the Name of God amen I Richard Hawley of the Parish of Harby in the County of Leicester Grocer do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say

First and principally I commend my Soul to the Almighty who gave it and my body to the dust from whence it was taken to be decently interred at the charge and discretion of my Executor herein after named

And for my worldly possessions of which I may die possest I dispose of the same as follows

First I give and devise my Messuage or Tenement with all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging scituate and being in the Parish of Harby aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of John King unto my Sister Elizabeth Harby widow for and during the term of her natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Sister, I give and devise the same unto my Nephew John Harby to continue to him his Heirs and assigns for Ever

Also I give to my Nephew Thomas Hand the sum of Ten Shillings

Also I give to my Niece Elizabeth Hand one Shilling

Also I give to my Nephews John and Joseph Harby my stock of Bees to be divided equally between them

Also I give my said Nephew Joseph Harby my Cupboard fellow to my Sisters also my Cupboard in the house also my Jack and my Will is that the press in the parlour do stand where it now is and be Considered as an eer Loom to the House

All the Rest and residue of my personal Estate whatsoever I give to my Nephew John Harby whom I hereby nominate and appoint full and Sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills at any time heretofore by me made Confirming this only as and for my Last Will and Testament

In Wittness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this First day of July one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy four

                                                                                                         Richard Hawley

Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have Subscribed our names as Wittnesses in the presence of him and of each other

Will Barnes

James Kemp

Elizabeth Smith her mark

March 18th 1788

Let Probat be granted to John Harby the Sole Executor within named, be being duly sworn to the Execution thereof & he having also made Oath that the whole of the personal Estate of the Deceased did not amount to one hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Tho. Ford, Surrogate