Moulton Charles 1725 of Holwell Will

Charles Moulton of Holwell 1725 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1725

In the name of God Amen I Charles Moulton of Holwell in the County of Leicester yeoman being of sound mind memory & understanding praised be God for the same Do make & Ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following That is to Say

First I Comitt my Soul into the hands of Almighty God & my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Extrix hereinafter named and as for my Worldly Estate I dispose thereof as followes

Impris I give devise & bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary Moulton All my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever with their appurts in Hickling in the County of Nottingham and else where in that County and in Abkettleby in the said County of Leicester for & during the Terme of her Naturall Life and after her decease

As to one Moyety of the lands in Nottinghamshire aforesaid I give devise & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Moulton & unto the heirs of her body and for want of such issue I give the same to my daughter Anne Griffen and her daughter Mary to be Equally divided between them Share and Share alike

And as to the other Moyety of the land in Hickling I give devise & bequeath unto my daughter Anne Griffen & her said daughter Mary and their heirs to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike

Item as to my lands in Abkettleby aforesaid I give devise & bequeath the Same unto my said two daughters and their heirs

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my said Loving wife after payment of my debts & funerall Expenses All my goods Chattells Cattells Creditts & personall estate whatsoever and I do hereby make my said wife full & Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former will and wills by me made

In Witness whereof I the said Charles Moulton the Testator to this my last will & testament put my hand & seale the Eleventh day of June in the eleventh year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britaine &c Annoqs Dni 1725

                                                                                                                Charles Moulton

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator for and as his last will & testament in the presence of us who all of us in his presence has put our names as Witnesses

Md the word Mary was interlined before the Execucon hereof

Richd Cheselden

John Trentham

John Smith jun

Probate 5 October 1725

An Inventory of the Goods Chattles and Cattles of Charles Moulton of Holwell lately Deced viewed and Valued by us whose Names are here underwritten taken August the Seventh 1725

Impris His Purse & Apparrell6134
Item In the best Chamber 1 bed & bedding & other things8100
In the Chamber over the house 1 bed & other furniture4100
In the Cheese Chamber Cheese Wool & other things5134
In the Parlor 2 beds 1 table and other things2100
In the Buttery Barrells & other small things0134
4 Cows & two yearling Heifers 2 rearing Calves15100
45 Clipt Sheep & 34 Lambs33100
Hay in all places500
Barley Pease Beans & Oates growing on the ground400
One Mare & pig Coales manure & old wood4100
In the Kitchen a Copper & other things1100
In the House 2 Tables Clock pewter on the shelf other things2150
In the Chimney Corner fireiron & other things0134
Things unseen & forgotten  068

Robt Garton

John Draper

Sephen [sic] Man