Kelham Elizabeth 1798 of Grimston Will

Elizabeth Kelham of Grimston 1798 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1798

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Kelham Widow of Grimston in the County of Leicester this Twenty fifth Day of October One Thousand seven hundred and ninety seven being weak in Body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be to God Do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, and knowing it is appointted for all Men once to Die I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Decent Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter Named and such Worldly Estate as I am Blessed with in this Life I give and dispose of the Same in the following Manner and Form

Imprimis I give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Mary Holmes the Sum of One Shilling

Item I give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Ann Greenhill the Sum of One Shilling

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Kelham the Sum of One Guinea

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Abell Wife of George Abell the Sum of One Guinea

Lastly I make and ordain Eleanor Millar Wife of John Millar Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament She paying all my Legacies Debts and Burial Charges

I give and Bequeath all my Household Goods Personal Effects to my Executrix Eleanor Miller

And for the full intent of having this Will performed and the above said purposes, I hereby disannul and revoke all other Wills & Testament before Named ratyfying and confirming no other but this my last Will and Testament the Day and Year above Written

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal

                                                                                                                The Mark of Elizabeth Kelham

Signed Seal’d published and pronounced by the said Elizabeth Kelham to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribing Witnesses

Wm Hart

The Mark of Thos Stockwell        

May 7th 1798 Eleanor Miller the sole Executrix within named was then sworn to the due execution of the within written Will and at the same time made oath That the within named Testatrix Elizabeth Kelham (her late mother) deceased did not die possessed of a personal Estate to the value of forty pounds as she verily believed

                                                                                                                Before me Sam Heyrick Commissary