Kirk John 1767 of Holwell will

John Kirk of Holwell 1767 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1767/155

In the name of God Amen I John Kirke of Holwell in the Parish of Ab Kettleby in the County of Leicester Grazier being infirme in body but of Sound mind memory and understanding praised be God Doe make this my last will and testament as followeth

I give all my Messuages Cottages Closes Lands tenements & hereditaments in Holwell aforesaid with their appurts and elsewhere in Leicestershire unto my Nephew John Williamson and his heirs for ever

I give to my Sister Mary Williamson the sume of thirty pounds twelve months after my decease to be paid by my Executor our of my personal estate

I give to my Niece Mary Carter thirty pounds within twelve months after my decease by my extor out of my personal estate

I give to my niece Elizabeth Goodacary thirty pounds within twelve months after my decease out of my personal estate

I give to my maid Servant Mary Blag… ten pounds who now lives with me twelve months after my decease over and above any money due to her for wages out of my personal estate

All the rest and residue of my personal Estate after payment of my said Legacies Debts and funerall charges I give and bequeath unto my said Nephew John Williamson and also all my personal estate and to be buried at his discretion

I revoake all former wills by me made and declare this for my last will and testament revoakeing all other wills by me made

In Witness whereof I the sd John Kirke the testator to this my last will & testament have Set my hand & seale the one & thirtieth day of January one thousand seven hundred and sixty one

                                                                                                         John Kirke

Signed sealed published and declared by the testator as his last will & testament in the presence of us who all of us in his presence have put our names at his request as Witnesses

Richd Cheselden               )  of

Nedham Cheselden         )  Melton

Robert Pick of Holwell

On the 14th day of July 1767 the within named John Williamson was sworn administrator of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the within mentioned John Kirk deced with the within written Will annext

                                                                                                         Before me Thos Myddelton Surrogt

Bond, bound John Williamson and Robert Pallit graziers of Holwell £200 22 June 1767, condition bound John Williamson, residuary legatee, to execute will and produce inventory

                                                                                                         John Williamson

                                                                                                         The Mark of Robt Pallit