Huckerby William 1741 of Eastwell will and inventory

William Huckerby of Eastwell 1741 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1741

In the name of God Amen I William Huckerby of Eastwell in the County of Leicester being weak of Body but of a Sound & perfect Memory do Make this My last Will and Testament

First I Give my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it me & I commit my Body to the Earth to be Decently buryed at the Discression of my Executor hereafter Named when my Debts & funeral Expences are all paid & Discharged

Imprimis I give and Bequeath to George Huckerby My Son half my Effects that is on the Land of James Eyre Esq which I gave him at his Marriage As those articles of agreement Make appear him My said Son George Huckerby paying out of the foresd half part the Sum of ten pounds of Lawfull Money to be paid to my Daughter Ann Huckerby within twelve Months after she my sd Daughter is Marryed

Item I Give to my Daughter Ann Huckerby over and above the foresd ten pounds before mentioned one oval table one chest three pewter Dishes Six Chairs one Little table one feather Bed & Bedstead one Dozen of trenchers one fire iron and all other household Goods as was her Mothers

Item I Give and Bequeath to My Loving Wife all that she can call her own as she Brought with her Both quick & Dead and My Will is that if her and My Son John Cannot agree to Live together that She my Said Wife shall have that Cottage house which was William Geesons together with the homestead and also that close joyning to it called Flints Close with two Cow pastures on the Common pasture she paying Mr Eyre the Rent thereof which is two pounds Seven Shillings & six pence per annum

As to all & singular of the Rest of my Goods & Chattels and Credits I give and bequeath to my Son John Huckerby whome I make & appoint Executor in trust of this my Last Will and testament as Wittness my hand & seal this thirtieth day of December 1741

I Give my Son Francis Huckerby three worst suits of my wearing apparel

                                                                                                         William Huckerby his marke

In the presence of us who was present at the signing & sealing hereof

Tho Hourd

Thos Exton

George Lawrence

John Huckerby the within named Extor was Sworn the 29th April 1742

                                                                                                         Before us Richard Grey

An Inventory of William Huckerby of Eastwell late deceased farmer made viewed & valued whose names are under written January 25 1741/2

  £ s d
Impris his purse and apparel 2 12 0
In the house one Clock one fire Iron and the other things in that Room 4 0 0
In the parlour      
Two beds one Chest two Chairs 2 3 0
In the Chambers      
Three beds one Chest Chairs other things there 5 1 0
In the Kitchen      
One Copper and Tubbs & other thing there 2 5 0
In the Cellar      
8 Barrells 3 4 0
Two hoggs and things in the yard 5 0 0
Eighteen bease kind 39 2 0
Seven horse kind 28 0 0
Fifty one Sheep 28 6 0
Three hay ricks 15 0 0
Corn thrashed and unthrashed 30 0 0
For what in the field Growing 3 12 0
Two waggons one Cart 15 0 0
For horse Gears ploughs and harrows Sack and other things for Husbandry 2 3 0
For things unseen and forgotten 0 5 0
                                                                                            The total sum is 185 13 0

Appraised by

Tho Exton

Joel Shuttlewood