Hill John 1858 of Nether Broughton will

John Hill of Nether Broughton 1858 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/1

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Hill of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester

I hereby will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my Estate being all personal as soon as may be after my decease

I hereby give and bequeath all my wife’s property to her own use And as to my property which I possess before our marriage I give and bequeath as follows viz

One share each to my eleven Brothers and Sisters also one share to my dear Mother and also two shares to my dear Wife Ann

And I hereby constitute and appoint my dear Wife and my dear Mother joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 9th day of October 1857

                                                                                                         John Hill his mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as for his last Will and Testament in Witness whereof we have in his presence and in the presence of each other set and subscribed our Names

John Wilson

Thomas Peters

In Here Majestys Court of Probate The District Registry of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland

In the Goods of John Hill deceased

I the Reverend John Wilson of Upper Broughton in the County of Nottingham Clerk make Oath that I am one of the subscribing Witnesses to the last Will and Testament of the said John Hill late of Nether Broughton in the County of Leicester Yeoman deceased the said Will being now hereunto annexed bearing date the Ninth day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven and that the said Testator executed the said Will on the day of the date thereof by making his mark at the foot or end thereof as the same now appears thereon in the presence of me and of Thomas Peters the other subscribed Witness thereto both of us being present at the same time And we thereupon attested and subscribed the said Will in the presence of the said Testator And I further make Oath that the work “she” in the ninth line of the said Will was erased with a pen and the letter “I” written above it previous to the execution of the said Will by the said Testator and that previous to such execution the said Will was read over to the said Testator and he seemed perfectly to understand the same

John Willson

Sworn at Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester this second day of February 1858 before me

                                                                                                         Wm Morris Colles MA Commissary

Proved 9th February 1858 by the Oaths of Ann Hill Widow and Susan the Wife of John Greaves the Executrixes to whom was granted execution

Sworn under £100 and that the Testator died on or about the 15th day of October 1857