Julian William 1791 of Long Clawson will

William Julian of Long Clawson 1791 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Record 1791

In the name of God amen I William Julian the elder of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Weaver being mindful of my mortality do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say

First and principally I commend my Soul to God who Gave it and my body to the dust from whence it was taken and Concerning the worldly goods of which I may die possest I dispose thereof as Follows

First I give and devise all and singular my real and personal Estates of all kinds whatsoever and Wheresoever unto my Wife Dorothy Julian to Continue to her for and during the time she remains my Widow and from and after the Marriage or death of my said Wife which shall first happen I give to my son John Julian My messuage or Tenement in Long Clawson aforesaid given me by Uncle Thomas Swain and Now in the tenure or occupation of William Morrison

I also give to my said son John Julian my Close of Pasture ground in the Liberties of Long Clawson aforesaid adjoining to the Estate of George Swain Containing two Acres two roods or thereabouts

I also give to my said son John Julian my fourteenth equal part of a Wind Mill standing in the West end of the Liberties of Clawson aforesaid all which said Messuage Lands & premises above mentioned to Continue to him my said son John Julian his heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless to the payment of the sum of Thirty pounds to be paid to my Daughter Ann Julian within twelve Months after the Marriage or death of my said Wife and I hereby Charge that abovesaid premises therewith

And from & after the Marriage or death of My said wife I give all and Singular my Messuage or tenement in which I now dwell with the Orchard Homestead & all the appurtenances thereto belonging together with my Little Close lying below the Messuage of Mr Robert Garton and also my Close of Pasture Ground in the fields of Clawson aforesaid next to and adjoining to that I have bequeathed to my son John Julian Containing Two Acres Two roods More or Less I give to my Son William Julian to Continue to him his Heirs and assigns for ever Subject nevertheless and I hereby Charge the said premises with the payment of the Sum of Sixty pounds to be paid to my two daughters Elizabeth Julian and Mary Bernard The Sum of thirty pounds apiece to be paid them within twelve Months after the Death or Marriage of My said Wife

And I hereby Nominate and Appoint My said Wife full and Sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills at any time heretofore by me Made confirming this only As My Last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and seal this Thirteenth day of June One thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Six

                                                                                                         Willm Julian his Mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator for and as his Last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us who have Subscribed Our Names as Witnesses in this presence at his request

Will Barnes

Ann Shilcock her Mark

John Swain

Let probat be granted to Dorothy Julian Sole Executrix she being duly sworn to the execution of this will, & also that the whole of the personal Estate of the deceased did not amount to one hundred pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Tho. Ford, Surrogate

April 13th 1791