Pears John 1869 of Long Clawson will

John Pears of Long Clawson 1869 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE462/12

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Pears of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Innkeeper and Butcher

I give and devise all My real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses unto William Cooke of Long Clawson aforesaid Farmer Upon trust to permit my different trades to be carried on for the benefit of my Wife and Children so long as he shall think fit and the same shall answer And upon further trust at his discretion and when he shall think proper after my decease To sell my said real estate and collect and get in my said personal estate and divide the Money arising therefrom unto and equally between my Wife and children as tenants in common

And in any case any of my said children should die under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue my Will is that such share should go to the Survivors of my said children

And I appoint the said William Cooke Executor of this my Will

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty two

                                                                                                         John Pears

Signed by the said John Pears in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses

John M Swain

FP Newcome

Proved at Leicester the fifteenth day of March 1869 by the Oath of William Cooke Nephew of the deceased the Sole Executor to whom Administration was granted

The Testator John Pears was late of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Innkeeper and Butcher and died on the fifteenth day of December 1868 at Long Clawson aforesaid

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