Jackson William 1864 of Long Clawson will

William Jackson of Long Clawson 1864 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE462/7

Bound probate copy, some words hidden but would be visible with sight of the original

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Jackson of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester

I desire to be buried near to the grave of my late wife in the Churchyard of Long Clawson and in case my Executors should determine to erect a Gravestone I desire that it should only record the names times of death and ages of my Wife and me with the following scriptural quotation “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is exceeding abundant”

I give bequeath and devise to my Nephew John Jackson of Croxton Kerrial in the said County of Leicester and to my Nephew William Jackson of the same place my Dwelling House at Long Clawson aforesaid with the Buildings adjoining or therewith belonging together with the yards Gardens and home close, and also all those my five closes of meadow pasture and arable Land containing Twenty Acres, be the same more or less situate in the Parish of Clawson aforesaid now in the occupation of Mrs Esther Lam… [part of name hidden] of the adjoining Parish of Hose in the same County for the purpose in the first place of paying off my debts to Thomas Manners Esquire of Grantham to whom the said Estates are mortgaged for the sum of One thousand Pounds and in order thereunto with the [word hidden] of my said Mortgagee to sell the said Estates for as much as can be obtained for the same either by Public Auction or Private Contract as shall be most advantageous and secondly for the [word hidden] of all other my just debts

And all the Residue of the Proceeds of the said Sales together with all my Furniture Books Plate Monies and all other effects of which I may died possessed I give and bequeath unto my said Nephews John Jackson and William Jackson in the proportion three fifths of the amount of value thereof to the said John Jackson and two fifths to the said William Jackson for the and benefit of themselves and their families

And I appoint the said John Jackson and William Jackson my Executors

In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my Name to the preceding page of this sheet and my hand and seal to this in the presence of two subscribing witnesses this second day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight

                                                                                                         William Jackson

Signed and sealed by the said Testator and declared by him to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in is presence and in the presence of each other do hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses

Edward Hare Bromley, Long Clawson Surgeon

Edward Hopkins, Long Clawson Farmer

On the fourteenth day of May 1864 the [words hidden] William Jackson late of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Gentleman [words hidden] the Oaths of John Jackson and William Jackson Nephews of the deceased the Executors named in the said Will they having been duly sworn to administer

Sworn [words hidden] and that the Testator died on the twenty [word hidden] day of April 1864