March Thomas 1756 of Hose will

Thomas March of Hose 1756 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1756/42

In the Name of God Amen the 30th day of June 1756 I Thomas March of Hose in the County of Leicester Husbandman being Very sick and Weak in Body but of Perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be Given unto God Therefore calling Unto Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is Appointed for all Men once to die do make and Ordain This my Last Will and Testament that is to say

Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend into the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting But at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same Again by the Mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate Wherewith it Hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form

Imprimis I give to my Well Beloved Daughter Ann March the sum of ten Pounds & a Chest of drawers

To my Well Beloved son William March the sum of ten pounds When he shall attain to the Age of twenty one Years

Imprimis I give to my Well Beloved son Henry March the sum of Six pounds When he shall attain to the Age of Twenty one Years & a mare Which is Called Pegg or Other Wise ten Pounds in full in Money

Imprimis I give to my Well Beloved son Thomas March the sum of ten pounds to be paid to him twelve Months after my decease

And Lastly I do Give to my Loving Wife Elizabeth March all the rest of my Estate goods & Cattle Chattle Bills Bonds and Debts of What kind so ever and do Make her Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament Revocking all Former Wills by mee Heretofore made

In Witness whereunto I have to this my Last Will set my hand and seal the day and year being first above Written

                                                                                                         Thomas March

Signed Sealed published and Declared in the presence of us

Richard Marriot

Robert Julian

William Mann

On Fryday the 8th day of October 1756 Elisabeth March the within mentioned Sole Executrix was sworn before Us

                                                                                                         Ri. Grey