Lewis Ann 1834 of Stathern will

Ann Lewis of Stathern 1834 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1834

This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Lewis of Stathern in the County of Leicester Widow

I direct all my debts funeral and testamentary expences be fully paid

I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Nephews Henry Beakley of Melton Mowbray Gentleman and John Beakley of Birmingham Warwickshire Draper joint Executors in trust for my Son William Lewis now a minor of the age of seventeen years and upwards

Should my said Son William Lewis live to the age of twenty one years my will is that the whole property of what nature of kind soever or wheresoever be quietly surrendered to my said Son William Lewis

But if my said Son should die before the age of twenty one years let what property may remain in the hands of my Executors I direct to be divided share and share alike amongst my surviving Brothers or Sisters or their children

And lastly I do hereby appoint my said Nephews Henry and John Beakley joint Executors in trust for the parties above mentioned

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

                                                                                                         Ann Lewis

Signed sealed and delivered by the said Ann Lewis as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other set our hands as witnesses

William Smith

James Bampton

13th May 1834

Let a Probate be made to Henry Bickley (in the will spelt Beakley) of Melton Mowbray in the County of Leicester Gentleman one of the Executors named in the will of the deceased with the power of making the like Grant to John Bickley (in the will spelt Beakley) the other Executor when he shall apply for the same

He the said Henry Bickley having been duly sworn as well to the faithful Execution of the Will as that the testator’s Goods Chattels and Credits without deducting any debts owing by the deceased therefrom did not amount in value to the sum of three hundred Pounds

                                                                                                         Before me WL Fancourt Surr to the Archdeacon

Same day probate dated signed by John Stockdale Hardy Regr

Decd died 6th April last