Leeson Dorothy 1684 of Long Clawson will and inventory

Dorothy Leeson of Long Clawson 1684 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1684/48

In the name of God Amen.  The four and twentieth day of November in the year 1683 and the five and thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland King defender of the faith &c I Dorothy Leeson of Claxton als Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Widdow being sick in body but of a sound mind and memory Praise be given to God for the same And knowing the uncertainty of this life on Earth and being desirous to settle my little estate in order, do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and forme following, that is to say

First and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator Assuredly beleaving that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious death and meritts of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ And my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent manner as my Executor hereafter nominated shall thinke meet and Convenient

And as touching my worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath bestowed upon me I dispose in manner following

First I give and bequeath unto Willm Leeson of Hickling one shilling

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Leeson of Claypole one shilling

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon and Dorothy Jenkinson daughter of Elizabeth Leeson my Cow and corn to maintaine them till May day next and at May day Dorothy Jenkinson to have my cow and if there be any overplus corn I give it to my son Solomon Leeson as also all the cheese and other edibles

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Leeson Joseph Leeson Dorothy Leeson and Solomon Leeson all the rest of my goods not before bequeathed to be equally divided amongst them my debts paid and funerall expences discharged

And I make and appoint Joseph Leeson my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do make void all former Wills by me made And I do intreat Richard Levers, William Daft and Thomas Hickling to be the Supervisors of this my Will

In witness whereof I the said Dorothy Leeson have hereunto set my hand and seal

                                                                                                         Dorothy Leeson her marke

Sealed and signed to be the last Will and Testament of Dorothy Leeson in the presence of

John Reay

William Dafte

Thomas Hickling


A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods and Chattells of Dorothy Leeson deceased the fourteenth day of November Anno Dom 1683 Prized the third day of January by us who Subscribe our names

  li s d
Imprimis Her purse and apparel 28 0 0
Item In the Parlour a bedsted coffer & little table 1 0 0
Item in the buttery a few coals & bad cubbard 0 5 0
Item In the far litle chamber Wheat and pease 0 7 6
Item In the chamber over the Buttery a bed & a tubb 0 10 0
Item In the house a table pewter & brass & berrills 1 7 0
Item Three sheep a cow and barley & hay 4 8 0
Item Fire Iron & things unseen and forgott 0 1 8
Item In Thomas Halls hand a debt of 40s 2 0 0
  37 19 2

Owing to Willm Julian of Clauson the sume of 40s besides use

Thomas Hickling his marke

Richard Levers his marke

William Dafte

Probate 28 May 1684