Morris Robert 1713 of Hickling will and inventory

Robert Morris of Hickling 1713 Will, Inventory and Bond

Nottinghamshire Archives PR/JW/4/14

In the name of God Amen I Robert Morris of Hickling in the County of Nottingham being sick and weake in body but in perfect minde and memory Blessed bee god for it Doo Make and ordaine this my last will and testament in maner and forme following

Imprimis first and principally I give and bequeath My Soule into the hands of allmighty god from whom it came trusting in the merritts and mediation of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to bee saved and my body to bee buryed in the Church yard of Hickling aforesaid as my executrix heare after named think fit and Convenient

And for the worldly goods which god almighty hath of his goodness hath bin pleased to bestow upon mee I give and bequeath in Maner and forme following

Impr I give to my son Robert Morris one shilling and to bee paid within a yeare after my decease

Itm I give to my daughter Ellin Caunt one shilling and to bee paid within a yeare after my decease

Itm I give to Loveing wife halfe the house I now dwell in which I changed with my son Robert Morris for that in Scorbby Land by a deed bearing date March the fourteenth one thousand seaven hundred and eight and half my Land goods and Cattell with halfe throughout quick and dead for the tearme of her life and to have her halfe of goods at her disposal But Neither house nor Land to dispose on

And I give to My Son William Morris all the other halfe for to enjoy while his Mother liveth and at her death for to have all the house Land Lamas Close with Commons and Commands of pasture with sheep Commons with all things Belonging to it which I have now In possession of him and his heirs for ever

Itm I give to My Son Benjamin Morris five pound and to bee paid when hee is twenty and five years of age

Itm I give to son Emanuell Morris ten pounds and to bee paid when hee is twenty and five years of age

Itm my will is that if either of my Sons Benjamin Morris or Emanuell Morris doe dy before theire portions which I set down here doe bee come dew the other of these two shall have all the others part paying to Ellin Caunt four pounds

Itm my will is that my son Emanuell Morris shall goe to a trade if hee think good and to managged with Clothes and all things fitting for an apprentice and My son Benjamin Morris Likewise And not to bee paid out of theire Legaties but by My Executors heare after

Named Lastly by will is my Legaties and debts paid And funeral discharged I doe Make My Loveing wife Ellin Morris And my son William Morris Soule Executrix of this My Last will and testament

In witness whereof I have here unto set to My hand and Seale In the yeare of our Lord god one thousand seaven hundred and twelth January twenty first

                                                                                                         Robert Morris

Sealed In the presence of us

William Manne Jun

Samuel Morely

October the 13 day 1713

This is a true and Right Inventory of all the goods and Cattell of Robert Morris Hickling senr

  £ s d
Purss and Aparill 1 0 0
three Cows 6 0 0
three small young beasts 2 0 0
two yews and lams 0 12 0
two swine 1 0 0
Corne and hay 4 0 0
pewter and brass 1 0 0
two bedsteads 0 6 0
All wooling and Lining 1 0 0
tables and Chares 0 15 0
fire Iron and hooks 0 5 0
butter and Chees 1 0 0
All seene and unseene in the yard and house [sic layout] 18 18 0


Thomas Newton

Robert Morris junr

Bond 1 April 1714, bound Ellena Morris of Hickling, William Morris of Hickling and Robert Morris of Hickling, condition Ellen Morris to administer will and produce inventory.

                                                                                                         Ellene Morris mark

                                                                                                         William Morris

                                                                                                         Robert Morris