Marriott Richard 1763 of Long Clawson will

Richard Marriott of Long Clawson 1763 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1763/177

In the name of God amen I Richard Marriot of Clawson als Long Claxton in the County of Leicester Farmer being mindfull of my mortality do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner following

Imprimis I give & devise all that Messuage or Tenement in which I now dwell with the Homestead adjoining together with my half oxgang Land formerly given me by Ann Wright of Langar also two other Lands Lying at a place called Out Hall next two of Mr Halls also one Land lying at a placed call’d ditting Leys also one Land lying at a place call’d Jervis Bridge these four Lands out of my Great Oxgang all Lying dispersedly in the west End Fields of Clawson aforesd to my son Wm Marriott to continue to him & his heris or assigns for ever

(Item) I give and devise Six Leys with the stone meadow at the Ends thereof out of the great oxgang together with a piece of Ground in the place call’d the Breeches shooting to the stile which was formerly purchased of one Knott unto my son Richard Marriott to continue to him his heirs or assigns for Ever

(Item) I give & devise all my one fourteenth part of a Wind Mill standing in the west end fields of Clawson aforesaid unto my daughter Margaret Marriott to Continue to her her heirs or assigns for Ever

(Item) I give and devise all the then Residue of my Great Oxgang of Land lying in the several common fields of Clawson west End aforesaid unto my daughters Margaret, Mary & Elizabeth Marriott to be sold when the youngest of them shall attain the age of Eighteen years, & the Money to be divided equally betwixt them reserving thereout the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid to my son Richard Marriott & my will & Mind is that if any of my daughters or my Son Richard Should chance to die before the Land be sold that his or her share shall be equally divided amongst the survivors of them

(Item) I give to Elizabeth Swain Widow the Sum of Five pounds to be paid her Two months after my decease by my Executor, & my will & mind is that she shall in no manner be hindered from taking away what she Brought or can justly claim as her own

(Item) all the then residue of my goods Chattels & personal Estate after my Legacies & Just debts are discharged I give to my son Wm Marriott whom I hereby Nominate full & sole Executor of this my Will revoking all former Wills at any time by me made & I do hereby Appoint my Friend Edward Moor & my Son William Marriott trustees to see that my Will be fulfill’d in every respect

In wittness whereof I the said testator Richard Marriot have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty Eight day of April one thousand seven Hundred & Sixty Three

                                                                                                         Richard Marriott

Signed sealed published & declared by the said Testator for and As his last will and Testament in presence of Us who have Subscribed our Names as Wittnesses in Presence of him & of Each other

Jno Robinson

Rob Hohns his mark

Wm Barnes

The 9th day of May 1763 William Marriot the Son and the sole Executor within-named was sworn

                                                                                                         Before Us John Taylor