Hill Thomas 1754 of Grimston Will

Thomas Hill of Grimston 1754 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1754

In the Name of God Amen the fifteenth Day of March 1754 I Thomas Hill of Grimston Blacksmith in the County of Leicester being weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following

First I Bequeath my Soul into the Hands of almighty God my maker hoping to receive free pardon of all my Sins and forgiveness and as for my Body to be Buried in a Decent and Christian manner at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter Nominated

Imprimis I Give to my Son Robert Hill the Sum of one Shilling

Item I Give to my Son Thomas Hill the Sum of one Shilling

Item all the Rest of my Goods and Chattels and personable Estate I Give to Dorothy my Wife and possession of the house we now Live in with the Cottage and Home Close

And my mind and will is that my Son Thomas Hill shall have the Half yard Land and what Common belongeth to it and the House he lives in and the out Buildings

And I Do make Dorothy my Wife my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament upon Condition that she shall pay all my Debts and Legacies and Burial Charges Revoking all other Wills and Testaments

In Witness hereof I have hereunder Set my Hand and Seal the Day and year above Written

                                                                                                                The mark of Thomas Hill

In the presence of

Robert Hill

William Hodges

Thos Kelham

29th April 1754

Dorothy Hill the Widow and Sole Executrix within named was this day sworn & that the Goods & Chattells of her late husband did not amount to Twenty pounds

                                                                                                                Before us W Babington

Inventory labelled on the outside Thomas Hills Inventory 1754

A True and perfect Inventory of all the goods and Chattles of Thos Hill of Grimston in the County of Leicester Lately Deceas’d

Item for Goods in the House0150
Item for Brass and Pewter100
Item for Goods in the Parlor   
One Bed and Three Coffers and Two Chairs126
Item for Goods in the Chamber one Bed0150
Item for Goods in the Darie0100
One Cow300
For five Sheep at1100
For 5 fleeces of Wool0100
Item his purse and apparel050
Item for things out of Sight and forgotten050

Appraised by us

Thos: Kelham

Will Henson