Hebb Henry 1820 of Long Clawson will

Henry Hebb of Long Clawson 1820 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1820

This is the last Will and Testament of me Henry Hebb the Elder of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grazier, As follows

I give unto my dear Wife Ann Hebb, for her life, one Annuity or Rent charge of Seventy pounds of lawful British Money, free from all deductions whatsoever, to be chargeable upon, and payable out of, all my real estate at Long Clawson now in my own occupation to be paid her by two equal half yearly payments on the fifth day of April and the tenth day of October in every year the first payment thereof to commence on such of the said days as shall next happen after my decease And in case any of the said half yearly payments shall happen to be behind and unpaid for the space of thirty days next after either of the said days whereon the same ought to be paid, I give unto my said dear wife such and the like power of enforcing payment of the same Annuity by distress and sale from time to time as Landlords enjoy for procuring payment of Rent in arrear

I give and devise All that my Messuage or Tenement Yard garden homestead orchard and hereditaments thereto belonging, situated in Long Clawson aforesaid, now in the occupation of John Marriott Unto my said dear Wife Ann Hebb and her Assigns, for her natural life, but without Waste, and the premises to be kept by her in good and tenantable condition And from and after her decease I devise the same Messuage, hereditaments and appurtenances unto my Son Henry Hebb his Heirs and Assigns for ever

I also bequeath my said dear Wife the sum of Fifty Pounds to be paid her by my Executor within ten days after my decease, And likewise all my Linen and China, for her sole benefit, to be delivered to her immediately after my decease

I further bequeath her such part of my Household Furniture as she may please to select at her convenience after my decease, to be enjoyed by her during her life, And after her death I give the same to my said Son Henry Hebb Provided always that if my said dear Wife shall claim her dower or thirds in my Real estate, that then and in such case the several provisions made for her by this my Will shall become null and void, and I devise and bequeath the same to my said Son Henry Hebb his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns according to the nature and quality thereof respectively

I give unto my daughter Elizabeth the Wife of Peter Preston of the Town of Nottingham, Draper, One Annuity of Twenty Pounds of lawful British Money during her life, to be paid and payable at such and the same times and manner, chargeable upon the same hereditaments and with the like powers and remedies in case of Arrear, as is hereinbefore expressed with regard to my Wife’s Annuity And immediately upon the decease of my said Daughter I give the sum of four hundred pounds (which I charge upon the same hereditaments) Unto her Children, equally to be divided amongst them if more than one And if but one then the whole to such one And to be an interest vested in such Children or Child being a Son or Sons at his or their ages of Twenty one Years, or being a Daughter or Daughters at her or their age or ages of twenty one Years, or day or days of Marriage which shall first happen And the interest of their respective proportions till payment to be applied toward their maintenance and education And in case any of such children shall die before attaining such age, and without leaving lawful issue them, him or her surviving, then the share or shares of the party, or parties so dying, shall go to, and be equally divided amongst the survivors or survivor of them, and to become vested and be paid at such times, and in such manner as his, her, or their original shares

I give unto my Daughter Ann, the wife of George Warner, of Leicester Gardener, an Annuity of Twenty Pounds for her life, chargeable and payable in the same manner, and with the like remedies and privileges as the Annuity to my Daughter Elizabeth above mentioned And from and immediately after the said Ann Warner’s decease I give the sum of Four hundred pounds (which I charge upon the same hereditaments as above expressed) Unto her Children, in the same manner, and with the like provisions and regulations as I have above given a similar Legacy to the Children of my Daughter Elizabeth Preston

I give and devise unto my said Son Henry Hebb his Heirs and Assigns All that my Messuage or Tenement Barns Stables Outbuildings homestead Farm Lands and hereditaments, situated in the Parish of Long Clawson aforesaid, and now or late in my own tenure or occupation, And all other my Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever with the rights members and appurtenances To hold the same to him the said Henry Hebb his Heirs and Assigns for ever Provided nevertheless that if my said Son shall happen to die without leaving lawful Issue at the time of his death, then and in such case I give and devise the said last mentioned Messuage lands tenements and hereditaments unto William Brett of Broughton Sulney in the County of Nottingham Farmer, and Richard Walker of Bradmore in the same County Farmer, their Heirs and assigns Upon trust as to one undivided moiety or half part thereof, to pay over the Rents issues and profits annually arising therefrom to the said Elizabeth Preston, or otherwise permit her to receive the same for her own use during the term of her life And from and immediately after her decease Upon trust at their discretion to pay and apply the same Rents and profits for and towards the maintenance and education of the Children (or child, if but one) of my said Daughter Elizabeth share and share alike during their Minorites And when and as they (being Sons) shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years or being Daughters shall attain that age or Marry, then Upon further trust that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them his Heirs or Assigns shall and do convey and assure the same hereditaments Unto them share and share alike as Tenants in common their heirs and assigns; and if but one Child, then to such one child his or her Heirs and assigns

And as to the remaining Moiety or undivided half part of the said hereditaments and premises Upon trust to pay over the rents issues and profits yearly arising therefrom unto my said Daughter Ann Warner, or otherwise permit her to receive the same for her own use during the term of her of her life And from and immediately after her decease Upon such and the like trusts for the benefit of her Children or Child, as are above expressed concerning my Daughter Elizabeth’s Children

And my Will is that my said Trustees and the survivor of them his Heirs and Assigns shall and may from time to time reimburse and repay themselves and himself out of the said Trust Premises all such costs and expences as may be incurred or sustained in the execution of these Trusts, and shall not be answerable or accountable for any losses which may happen thereto, not arising from their wilful neglect or default

And as to all the rest, residue and remainder not hereinbefore bequeathed of my personal property estate and effects I give and bequeath the same unto my said Son Henry Hebb for his own use and benefit

And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Son Henry Hebb the sole Executor of this my last Will, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declaring this my last Will, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at ay time heretofore made, and declaring this only to be my last Will

In Witness whereof I the said Testator Henry Hebb have to this my last Will and Testament contained on two Sheets of Paper set my Hand and Seal (that is to say) to the first sheet my Hand only and to his Second and last sheet my Hand and Seal this Eleventh day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Eighteen

                                                                                                         Henry Hebb

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Henry Hebb as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto

Hannah Chamberlain

Jane Moore

Robert Goodacre

April 4 1820

Let probat be granted to Henry Hebb of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grazier Sole Executor named in the Will of Henry Hebb of the aforesaid Parish who died at Long Clawson Nov 3 1819

He the said Henry Hebb being duly sworn as well to the faithful execution of the will as that the Testator’s Goods Chattles & Credits as they were at his death without deducting any debt owing by him therefrom, did not amount in value to the sum of one thousand pounds

                                                                                                         Before me William Greenwood Surrogate to the Commissary

Same day probat passed the seal

W Harriston Depy Regr