Morris George 1767 of Hickling will and inventory

George Morris 1767 Will, Inventory and Bond

Nottinghamshire Archives PR/JW/9/10 – some water damage, small hole, tears at edge and a few crossings out and insertions

In the Name of God Amen the [water damage] day of February 1767 I George Morris of Hickling farmer being very sick and weak in body but of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto Mind and 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 I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it me and my Body … to the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Direction of my Executor 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 I give demise and dispose of the same in following manner and form

I make my Wife Sarah Morris [two or three words water damage] my brother William Morris one shilling also I give to my sister Mary Cook [two or three words water damage] I give to my sister Elisabeth one shilling

And I do hereby utterly disalow revoke & [two or three words water damage] and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Requests and Executors by [one or two words water damage] before named Willed bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness My Hand and Seal the Day and year above written

                                                                                                         George Morris his mark

Signed sealed Published pronounced and declared by the said George Morris as his last Will and Testament in the Presence of Us the Subscribers

John Butler

Joseph Swain

Thos Hardy

[Water damage] 1767 An Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of George Morris of Hickling in the County of Nottingham deceased

  £ s d
Purse and Aparel 5 0 0
In the House Valued 5 10 0
One Parlour 3
Two Chambers 3 10
One Brewhouse 1 10 0
Eight Horses 4
Two Stag Foals 6 0 0
Six Young Beasts 30 0 0
Eight Calfs 1 Year Old 18 0 0
Fifty Seven Old Sheep 25 0 0
… Swine 30 0 0
… and the Clots 50 0 0
The Wheat 8 0 0
The Barley 10 0 0
The Beans 10 0 0
The Hay 10 0 0
Two Waggons 12 0 0
Two Carts 5 0 0
Ploughs and Harrows 10 0 0
Collours and Gears and Halters 2 10 0
                                                                                                         Total 275 0 0

John Man

Thos Hardy

John Collishaw

Bond, bound Sarah Morris widow of George Morris late of Hickling, Joseph Swain of Hickling miller and Samuel Clark of Hickling farmer … 1707 in the sum of £500, condition that Sarah Morris will administer Will and produce an inventory.

                                                                                                         Sarah Morris her Mark

                                                                                                         Joseph Swain

                                                                                                         Saml Clark his Mark