Knott Mary 1732 of Long Clawson will and inventory

Mary Knott of Long Clawson 1732 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1732

In the Name of God Amen The Sixteenth day of September 1721 according to the computation of the Church of England I Mary Knott of Claxton alias Long Clauson in the County of Leicester spinster being ill in health of body but of sound mind and memory (Blessed be Almighty God for it) doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say

First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing through the Merits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive full pardon of all my sins and be made a partaker of life everlasting And as for my body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such manner as my Executrix hereafter named shall think fit and convenient And as touching that temporal estate which the Lord in mercy hath lent me I dispose of it in manner and form following That is to say

First I give unto my Nephew Henry Hebb my best Mare & my dresser in the house and two little Tables and four chaires & a bed and bedding & a bedsted & I give him a pound in money to use & take care of or put out that ten shillings yearly and every year be given in bread to the poor of Long Clawson at Christmas

Item I give unto my Neece Margaret Hebb & to her heires for ever my dwelling house and kitchin and half an oxgang of Land & the orchard & stack yard next gouf close & that end of the barn next gouf close & I will that Margaret to pay to Anne Hebb twenty five pound at two years end after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto Sarah Hebb my Neece & to her heires for ever the little new house & the parlour and chamber over it and half an oxgang of Land & the orchard next to the Parsonage & the pingle and fore yard and the Barn at the gates next the field and the stable and the two little bayes called the Cowhouse & I will that Sarah Hebb pay unto Hannah Hebb 20s a year till she comes to the age of 21 And when she is at age I will that Sarah Hebb pay to her sister Hannah Hebb £20 0s 0d in money, & my mind is that there shall be egress & regress & liberty of thacking And as for the parlour & chamber over it on the north side of the house, I will that it my be at Liberty for my sister while single to come and lodge there

Item I give and bequeath unto my Neece Hannah Hebb the great Close next to Robert Marriott

Item I give and bequeath unto my Neece Anne Hebb the little Close next the Parsonage Stackyard

Item my Will and mind is that if any of my Neeces die before they come to the age of one and twenty then that Legacy or Legacies shall goe equally to the surviving sisters

Item I give and bequeath unto my Neece Elizabeth Hebb the eldest daughter of Henry Hebb deceased all my personal estate, excepting the household goods, and the household goods I give to the five daughters share and share alike, excepting what is give to their Brother Henry Hebb

And I ordain & appoint my loving Neece Elizabeth Hebb to be my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In witness whereof I the said Mary Knott doe hereby revoke and make void all former Wills & Testaments by me made And I doe hereby ratifie and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament setting hereunto my hand and Seal

                                                                                                         Mary Knott her marke

Signed sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of Mary Knott in the presence of us

John Reay

Henry Marriot

Robert Julian

A true Inventory of all the Goods and Chattels of Mary Knott Spenster of Claxton alias Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Decested the Sixteenth day of July & Preased the 19 day of July by these Men whose names are underneath Subscribed and in the year of our Lord 1731

  £ s d
Purs and Apprill 1 10 0
Rent due for the House & Land 11 17 8
Houshold Goods in the House one Table 0 4 0
In the Deary a letel table & one old Cubberd 0 2 0
In the Parlor one table one bedstead & stools 0 10 0
In the Chamber tow bedsteads one Chest of Drawers and one Chest 0 17 0
In the Garratt 17 Chairs 0 8 0
In the Garratt two old tables one form 0 2 0
Pewter and Brass & and old Coffer 0 6 0
A fire Iorns rakeiorn hooks & toangs & bellows 0 10 0
One Long table 0 4 0
One Lettel squar table 0 1 6
Beding for one bed 0 19 0
Money at Interest 10 0 0
  27 1 8

Edmund Barster

Charles Willkinson

Mary Knot buried 18 July 1731

Probate 18 April 1732 to Elizabeth Hebb