Morley William 1768 of Hickling will and inventory

William Morley 1768 Will, Inventory and Bond

Nottinghamshire Archives PR/JW/9/13

In the name of God Amen The Twentieth day of June 1768 I William Morley of the Town of Hickling in the County of Nottingham farmer being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and 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 to 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 has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form

First I give and bequeath to my grandson William Morley the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England and to be paid him before he comes at age of twenty one years

Also I give to my grandson William Morley [small hole] and six Brown cheers and one bedstead to be paid by my executor William Buttre

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary [small hole] sum of one shilling of lawful money of England

Also I give and bequeath to Richard Morley the sum of one shilling of lawful money of England

I likewise constitute made and ordain William Buttre my son my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors testifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written

                                                                                                         William Morley his mark

Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said William Morley as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers

Thos Hardy                       

John Mann                        

Richard Dixon

Hickling July 5th 1768 An Invatary of the Goods & Chattles of William Morley Deceased

  £ s d
The Goods in the House 8 10 0
The Goods in the Parlour 3 15 0
The First Chamber 1 05 0
The Second Chamber x x x
The Third Chamber x x x
The Bruhouse x x x
Five Horses 20 00 0
Eight Cow kind 20 00 0
Sixteen Sheep 8 00 0
Swine 3 00 0
Collars & Great for the Horses 1 15 0
A Plough & Harrows 0 15 0
Carriages 16 00 0
The Crop Growing 30 00 0
Old Beans 6 10 0
Old Hay 3 00 0
Purse & Aparel 1 10 0
Things Unseen and forgotten 0 02 6
                                                                                                       Total 122 14 0

This Inventory was taken by us

George Mann

Thomas Hardy

Bond, bound William Buttery of Hickling yeoman executor of Will of William Morley farmer, Paul Hardy of Hickling farmer and George Mann of Hickling yeoman in the sum of £250 13th September 1768, condition William Buttery to administer Will and prepare inventory

William Buttery his mark

Paul Hardy

George Mann