Leavesley William 1875 of Stathern will

William Levesley of Stathern 1875 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives De 462/18

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Levesley of Stathern in the County of Leicester Farmer

I give to my Wife Elizabeth the sum of six shillings per week for and during the term of her natural life to commence from me death and to be paid to her by my Son hereinafter named and which I charge upon my real estate and I direct that a Cow shall be found and kept for her use so long as my daughter Elizabeth remains single and unmarried

I give to my daughter Mary the Wife of Benjamin Pick the sum of Nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings and to my Daughter Elizabeth the sum of Forty pounds both which said legacies I direct to be paid by my said Son at the expiration of twelve calendar months after my death and which I charge upon my real estate

I devise all my real estate subject as aforesaid unto my Son James Boyfield Levesley his heirs and assigns for ever and I bequeath the residue of my personal estate subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses unto my said Son James Boyfield Levesley and appoint him sole Executor of this my Will

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy four

                                                                                                         William Levesley his mark

Signed by the said William Levesley in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

Francis Wilford

FP Newcome

Proved at Leicester the Eighteenth day of December 1875 by the Oath of James Boyfield Levesley Son of the deceased the sole Executor to whom administration was granted

The Testator William Levesley was late of Stathern in the County of Leicester Farmer and died on the fourteenth day of December 1874 at Stathern aforesaid

Under £300

Extracted by FP Newcome Solicitor Long Clawson