Jenkinson Richard 1683 of Long Clawson will

Richard Jenkinson of Long Clawson 1683 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1683/35

In the name of God Amen, the eleventh day of February in the year 1682 and the five and thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland defender of the faith &c I Richard Jenkinson of Claxton als Long Clauson in the County of Leicester Miller being sick and weak in body but of a sound mind and memory praised be God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth, and being desirous to settle my estate in order, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

First and principally I commend my soul to almighty God my creator hoping and verily assuring my self that through the Lords mercy and the alsufficient merits of Jesus Christ my ownly saviour and Redeemer to be partaker of life everlasting And for my body I bequeath to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in decent manner as my Executrix hereafter named shal think meet and convenient, and as touching such worldly Goods as the Lord in mercy hath bestowed upon me I dispose in manner following

First I give and bequeath unto my son in law Steven Smith and to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body all my part and parcel of that Mill which I and John Dolbie of Ab Kettleby joyntly purchased of George Man of Hickling scituat and being in Hickling field, to him and his heires for ever, and for want of heires as aforesaid I give and bequeath it unto my son in law John Smith to him and his heires for ever

Item I give and bequeath unto William Jenkinson ten shillings

Item I give and bequeth unto Mary Louth my kinswoman ten shillings

Item I give and bequeath unto Anne Louth my kinswoman ten shillings

Item all the rest and Residue of my goods and Chattells not already disposed of, after my debts paid and funeral expences discharged I give and bequeath unto my loving wife whom I make and appoint my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I revoke and make void all other Wills whatsoever

In witness whereof I the said Richard Jenkinson have hereunto set my hand & seal

                                                                                                         Richard Jenkinson his mark and seal

Sealed and signed to be the last Will and Testament of Richard Jenkinson in the presence of us

Robert Guy

Roger Weles [Wells?]

William Warde

Probate 23 May 1683