Pell Richard 1786 of Plungar will

Richard Pell of Plungar 1786 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1786/136

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Pell of Plungar in the County of Leicester Farmer being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner following

First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and satisfied

I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife Mary Pell and her assigns One Annuity or clear yearly sum of five Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain free from all Taxes and Deductions whatsoever for and during the Term of her natural Life to be issuing and going out of all that my Close and all my Lands situate and being in Plungar aforesaid which I purchased of Thomas Brown with the Appurtenances and to be payable and paid by two equal half yearly Payments in the year (that is to say) at Michaelmas and Lady day in every Year the first Payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said Days as shall first happen after my Decease Together with such Powers of Entry and Distress upon and Perception of the Rents and Profits of the said Premises in Case of Default of Payment of the said Annuity or Yearly Sum or any Part thereof for the Space of twenty Days next after either of the said Days on which the same is made payable as aforesaid as are usual in Cases of Rent charges

And subject to the Payment of the said Annuity or Yearly Sum and the Remedies and Powers for receiving and recovering the same I give and devise the said Close Lands and Premises with the Appurtenances unto my Son Richard Pell his Heirs and Assigns for ever he or they paying thereout within twelve months after my Decease unto my Sons Joseph Pell and George Pell the Sum of one hundred Pounds apiece And I do hereby charge and make chargeable my said Close and Lands with the appurtenances with the Payment thereof accordingly

I give unto my Daughter Mary Bailey the Wife of Richard Bailey of Bottesford in the said County of Leicester Farmer the Sum of ten Pounds for Mourning

All the Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate of what Nature or Kind soever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my said Son Richard Pell whom I make sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any Time heretofore made

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven

                                                                                                         Richard Pell his Mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Pell the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his presence and at his Request have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereunto

John Lely

Jno Holmes his Clerk

Joseph Dykes Servt to Mr Lely

18th May 1786

Let a Probat be made to Richd Pell the sole Extor he being duly sworn as well to the faithful execution of this Will, as that the Testators Goods Chattels & Credits do not amount in value to the sum of one hundred Pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Hen: Hough