Orson Clemence 1763 of Hose will

Clemence Orson of Hose 1763 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1763/201

In the Name of God Amen

I Clemence Orson of Hose in the County of Leicester Relict of Richard Orson Late of Hose aforesaid Cordwainer Being of a Sound and Perfect Memory do Make this my Last Will and Testament this thirteenth Day of May In the year of our Lord 1762

First I Commend my Soul into the Hands of almighty God that gave it me and my Body I Committ to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter Named and as to my Worldly Goods I give Demise and Dispose of the same as Followeth

Imprimis I give and Bequeath unto my Grandson William Chamberlain the sum of ten pounds of Good and Lawfull money to be paid by my Executor Hearafter Named as Soon as he shall Com to the Age of Twenty one yeares & if in Case That William Chamberlain should die before he Comes to the Age of twenty One The said money to remain in my Executors or his Executors Hands for Ever

Item I give and Bequeath to William Palmer of Hose Aforesaid Cordwainer Who is my Eldest Daughters Husband all my Houshold Goods and Estate Real and Personal Goods Cattle & Chattles that I Have in Possession Reversion or Expectation to him and his Heirs for Ever

And I do hereby Declare and Nominate & appoint William Palmer aforesaid to be my Whole & Sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament in trust, for the Contents herein Mentioned

As Witness my Hand & Seal the Thirteenth Day of May 1762

                                                                                                         Clemence Orson her Mark

Signed Sealed and Declared to be Her Last will and Testament Revoking all Other Wheresoever & Whatsoever In the Presence of us Who was present at the Signing & Sealing Thereof

George Knowls

Thomas Porter

John Tinsley

The 9th day of May 1763 William Palmer the sole Executor within named was sworn

                                                                                                         Before us John Taylor