Reay John 1725 of Long Clawson will and inventory

John Reay of Long Clawson 1725 Will and Inventory

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

In the Name of God Amen The tenth day of July 1719 according to the computation of the Church of England I John Reay of Claxton alias Long Clauson in the County of Leicester Clerk being in health of body and of sound mind and memory (Blessed be Almighty God for it) doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say

First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping through the Merrits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to received full pardon of all my sins and be made a partaker of life everlasting And as for my body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such manner as my Executrix hereafter named shall think fit and convenient And as touch that temporal estate which the Lord in mercy hath lent me I dispose of it in manner and form following That is to say

First I give and bequeath unto the poor of Claxton alias Long Clauson twenty shillings

Item I give unto my wife all the benefit of my venture that I ventured with Robert Garton and others in Pensilvania And I give her all my part in the West Mill at Long Clauson

Item I will and it is my mind that my wife give and dispose of as she pleases at her death the sum of thirty five pound out of fourty pounds by agreement, five pound of the forty being by her desire long since disposed of and paid by me John Reay

Item I will and my mind is that my brother in Law Mr Edward Rownd Citizen of London or his heirs Executors &c doe pay or cause to be paid yearly and every year during my wives life after my decease the sum of eight pounds a year and the half of the eight pounds namely four pounds be paid half yearly or every six months The first payment to being and be made at the end of six months after the decease of me John Reay

As relation to the bond more at larg appears

Item I give and bequeath the rest of my three houses in Burton upon Trent to my wife during her life, if Mr Robert Hickling so long live And if Mr Robert Hickling live longer than my wife I give the Rent to my daughter in Law Mis Isabella Reay And the Tenant right I give first to my wife and next to Mis Isabella Reay to renew lease, if they please so to doe or either of them

Item I give unto Sarah Reay the daughter of my son John Reay deceased fourty shillings, And I give to her brother and sister twenty shillings

Item I give unto Susannah Reay the daughter of my son George Reay deceased fourty shillings

Item I give unto Edward Durnalow of Derby and his wife twenty shillings

Item All my personal estate, & all bills & bonds & goods cattell and Chattells and ready money and all Tythings due to me, after my debts and funeral expences discharged, and the aforesaid Legacies paid, I give to my loving wife Mis Elizabeth Reay to help to maintain her comfortably while she lives, but not for her to give any away in her life time And at her death, I will that she will and bequeath to whom she will the thirty and five pound and no more, & what she dies seized above the thirty and five pound in goods or money or both I give one half to Sarah Reay daughter of my eldest son John Reay deceased and the other half to Susannah Reay daughter of my son George Reay deceased

And I ordain and appoint my Loving wife Mis Elizabeth Reay to be my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In witness whereof I the said John Reay Clerk doe hereby revoke and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me made And I doe hereby ratifie and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament setting hereunto my hand and seal

                                                                                                         John Reay

Signed Sealed and Published as the last Will and Testament of me John Reay Clerk in the presence of

Robt Garton

Hen Hand

Mary Garton

A True & Perfect Inventory of all the Goods Cattles & Chattles of the Revnd Mr Jno Reays lately Deced viewed & valued by us whose names are underwritten this 29th day of March 1725

Item His purse & aparrell 06 10 0
In Creditt 100 00 0
His Irons hooks & other things in the house 03 08 0
Two Tables 8 Chairs Dresser Clock … 04 03 4
Two Doz of pewter plates 14 Dishes & small pewter 03 03 4
Bacon 01 06 8
In the best parlor 2 Tables 7 Cane Chairs Couch Two Glass Cases & other small      
Necessaries 01 09 0
In the little parlor Bed & Bedding a press & other things 00 19 0
In the Deary Milk vessells & Shelves & other things 00 06 8
In the Drinkhouse 8 Barrells Thrawls Coffer wheels & other necessaries 01 01 4
In the Kitchin Tubs a Table Chese press Churn &c 02 00 0
In the Chamber over the Kitchin Malt Barley Corn &c 01 10 0
In the Colehouse Coles 01 15 0
Brass in all places 02 10 0
Four Small Silver Spoons 01 00 0
In the best Chamber bed & beding 6 Cane Chairs a table & other Small things 04 15 0
In the Chamber atop of stairs bed & bedin Chist of Drawers a Trunk 2 Chairs      
2 boxes 03 10 0
In the Chamber or little parlor a bed & bedding 3 Chairs a Box a Looking Glass      
& other things 03 05 0
In the Chamber over the house 4 Chests & other necessaries 01 02 6
In the Chamber over the little parlor 2 boxes & bed 00 16 0
Books in the Study 04 05 0
Table Linnen & other Linnen 01 06 8
Two Cows a pig & poultery 05 10 0
Hay & Straw & old wood 00 15 0
A Fan Strike Querns 4 Doz of Glass Bottles 00 13 0
A … & … & Spun Yarn 00 12 0
Things unseen & forgotten   00 05 4
                                                                                                                                       £ 157 10 16

Isaac Newbry

Robt Garton

Jno Moore

Probate April 1725