Holmes Joseph 1734 of Eaton Will

Joseph Holmes of Eaton 1734 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1734

In the name of God Amen October the twenty Second in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty four I Joseph Holms of Eaton in the County of Leicester farmer being very sick and weak of Body but of Perfect mind and memmory Thanks be given to god therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my Last will and Testament in form and maner following

Imprimis I give unto my brother Bartholomew Homes the sum of one Shilling

Item I give allso unto my Sister Mary Holmes the sum of one Shilling

Item I give unto my Brother Richard Holmes all my wereing apparill freely by him to be In Joy’d and all these Legasies above Written to be Come Due one day after my Buriall

And as for all the Rest of my worldly good Cattles and Chattles or money that is due to me or I had any Wright in any kind whatsoever or do to me belong I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Wife Mary Holmes whom I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my only and Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testement freely by her to be In Joyed and Possessed and I do hereby utterly Disallow revok all other wills and Testaments whatsoever by me made I bequeath Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal the Day and the year above Written

                                                                                                                Joseph Holmes his mark

Sign’d Seal’d published Pronounc’d and Declared in the Presents of these Wittneses to be his Last will and Testament


William Neal

[Lost in fold] Matthews

Sam Neal

Mary Holmes executrix sworn 14 April 1735

February the 14th one thousand Seven hundred and thirty four An Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Joseph Holmes of Eaton deceased

His purse and Apparrell116
One Clock two tables pewter and Chairs356
In the Parlour   
Two beds two Chests three Chairs and two boxes234
In the Kitchen and Cellar4110
In the Chambers   
Two beds one Chest Chairs and Cheeses202
In the Yard   
Seven Cows and three Calves two hoggs1366
One Waggon and two Carts6148
Four horses and one foale927
In the field   
Fifty Eight Sheep11125
Harrows Plows and Gears129
Corn and Clatts in the field18106
Things unseen and forgotten  141


Thomas Exton

Christopher Fysher

William Sills