Henry James of Hickling 1747 Will, Inventory and Bond
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In the Name of God Amen
I Henry James of Hickling in the County of Nottingham being sick and weak in body but of perfect Memory blessed be god for it and being mindfull of my mortality do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in manner and form following
Imprimis: I Give and bequeath my sole into the hands of allmighty god hoping through the mercies of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to be saved and my body to be decently buried in Hickling Churchyard att the charge of My Executors hereafter mentioned and as for the worldly goods that God hath been pleased to bestow upon me I Give and bequeath as followeth
Itm I Give To My brother Joshua Man my half oxgang of Land Lying and being in the fields of Hickling Likewise I give my brother Joshua Man a Little Close commonly called piper Close to him and his heirs for ever he paying five pounds to my kinsman Richard Collishaw and ten pounds to my kinswoman Margrett Collishaw and five pounds to my God daughter Ann Jackson
Itm I give to my sister Mary Man my three oxgangs of land lieing in Hickling fields aforesaid to her and her heirs for ever she paying five pounds and [sic] yeare to the poor of Hickling and likewise three pounds a yeare to the school in Hickling for ever Likewise my will is that she shall pay five pounds to my cousen Jane Collishaw
Itm I give my little close commonly call Land Meer Close to my cousen Mary Man daughter of George Man to her and her heirs for ever all these legases must be payd twelve months after my decease
Lastly my debts being payd and my funeral charges being payd and discharged I do make my brother Joshua Man and my sister Mary Man Executors of all my goods and chattle which I have att this time: whereof I do acknowledge this to be my Last will and testament Revoking all other wills and testaments heretofore made by me in wittness whereof I have sett my hand and seal this present threteeth day of December and in the yeare of our Lod one thousand seven hundred fourty and six.
Signd seald publishd and declard by the testator to be his Last will and testament in the presence of us whose hands are and were sett too in the presence of the testator
George Mann Jun
A Perfect Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Henry James Late of Hickling Deceased as taken the 3rd Day of January 1746
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Appraised by us George Man and Henry Brown
Bond, bound Mary Man of Cotgrave spinster, Henry Browne of Cotgrave farmer and John Doe 24th April 1747, condition Mary Man one of these executors of Henry James yeoman to administer estate and produce inventory.