Moore John 1831 of Long Clawson Will

John Moore of Long Clawson 1831 Will

The National Archives PROB 11/1784/284

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Moore of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester

That all my just debts funeral & Testamentary expences be paid by my Executor

And Whereas I gave to my Wife Elizabeth by writing bearing date before our Marriage in lieu of Dower certain lands during her natural life Now Provided she my said Wife do give up make null and void the same then I give and bequeath to her for and during the term of her natural life One Annuity or yearly sum of fifty pounds payable half yearly the first payment to be made on the sixth day of April or the eleventh day of October as shall first happen after my decease And I do charge All my real Estate situate in the Lordship of Nether Broughton with the true payment thereof

And I do further bequeath unto her my said Wife for and during her natural life All the messuage or Tenement with the Gardens thereto belonging now in the tenure of William Mackley and being in the Parish of Long Clawson of late belonging to Hugh Guy

I also give & bequeath to her my said Wife what furniture she please to have to fifty pounds value

I give and bequeath as follows to John and Mary the Son and Daughter of my Niece Margaret Cheyney One hundred and fifty pounds each

Unto the Children of my Niece Elizabeth Swanemeyer [?] Three hundred pounds to be paid to them share and share alike when the youngest of them attains the age of twenty one years the Interest thereof to be applied yearly towards their bringing up during their Minority at the discretion of my Executors

Also unto my Niece Frances Cash three hundred pounds

I give devise and bequeath to the Choir of Psalm Singers singing in the Parish Church of Long Clawson Two Pounds yearly to be paid to them on Christmas day provided a fresh Singer has entered into their Society or Choir within twelve months prior to the payment thereof the first payment to be made on the first Christmas day after my decease

I give devise and bequeath unto my Nephew Thomas Clifton his heirs and Assigns for ever all my real and personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever subject nevertheless to the before mentioned devises and bequest

And I do make and ordain him my said Nephew Thomas Clifton sole Executor of this my Will & testament

In Witness whereof I the said John Moore have set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty

                                                                                                                John Moore

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Moore the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at this request in his presence and in the presence of each other set our hands as Witnesses to the due execution thereof

William Swain

William Mackley

Sarah Mackley

Proved at London 30th April 1831 before the Judge by the Oath of Thomas Clifton the Nephew the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer