Moore John 1705 of Ab Kettleby will

Moore John of Ab Kettleby 1705 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1705/126

In the Name of God Amen I John Moore the elder of Ab Kettleby in the County of Leicester yeoman being weakly & infirm in body but of good and perfect memory & understanding (I blesse God therefore) do make & ordayn this my last Will and Testament in manner & form as followeth

First & principally I do freely & willingly resign and yield up my soul into the hands of Almighty God my most gracious & loveing father hopeing & firmly believing to enjoy everlasting life and salvation by & through the alone and alsufficient merrits and satisfaction of my most blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

My body I comitt to the earth whence it came to be interred at the discretion of my dear & loveing wife my executrix herein after appointed

And concerning my worldly estate & Goods I dispose of the same as followeth (vizt)

First I give to my elder daughter Elizabeth Caunt the legacy of One shilling and to my Grandson Thomas Caunt her son the legacy of five shillings

Also I give to my younger Daughter Jane & to my son in Law Willm Smart her husband each of them One shilling

And all the rest & residue of my Goods Credits Cattle & Chells (after my just debts shalbe paid & satisfied & my funerall expences defray’d & discharged) I give unto & leave with Grace my dear & loveing wife whom I do ordayn constitute and appoint to be the sole executrix of this my last will

In witnes whereof I have hereunto set & put my last will & Testament the Eight day of September in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland Queen defender of the faith &c Annoq dni 1705

                                                                                                         John Moore

Signed sealed published & declared by the said Testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who did Attest the same in his presence

Joseph Sage

Amos Quenbey

Matthew Lord

Probate 2 March 1705/6