Rouse James 1663 of Stathern will

James Rouse of Stathern 1663 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1663

September 11th 1662

In the name of God Amen I James Rouse of Stathorne in the Countie of Leicester yeoman doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following vid

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie God my Creator and Redeemer and my body to bee buried in the Church of Stathorne

It I give to my Granchild Jane Rouse my young Maire

It I give to the poore of Stathorne fourtie Shillings

It my will is that the hundred pound bond wherein my sonne Richard Rouse stands bound to my sonne Gregory Julian due Twelve monthes after my decease being mine to dispose of at my death, which bond I was to have kept as long as I liv’d and at my death to give it as I pleas’d this hundred pounds bond being wholly and entirely mine although it was made to my sonne Gregorie Julian, whome I did not question but I might have trusted, yet it was surreptitiously and clandestinely gotten from mee before my making of this my last will and testament And therefore I openly declare before these witnesses that my sonne Gregorie Julian hath noe right or due to any part of portion thereof I give and bequeath it in manner and forme following

First I give Twentie pounds of that bond to my Granchild Elizabeth Julian

It Ten pounds of that bond to my Granchild Gregorie Julian

It Ten pounds of that bond to my Granchild Richard Julian

It Ten pounds of the same bond to my Granchild William Julian all to bee paid them or securilie to be given for them when the bond is due and payable, my sonne Gregorie Julian cancelling and delivering the bond cancelled unto my sonne Richard Rouse, and if my sonne Gregorie Julian refuse to cancell the bond and restore it to my sonne Richard Rouse I declare and let all people know before these witnesses that the bond is voyd and of none effect and I doe remit and forgive unto my sonne Richard Rouse the hundred pounds and shall pay unto my sonne Gregorie Julians children noe Legacies at all neither to Elizabeth, Gregoire, Richard nor Willm because the bond was clandestinely gotten from me thinking to preiudice my sonne Richard Rouse my heire and Executor

The other fiftie pounds I give to my sonne Richard Rouses children at his ordering and disposeing

All the rest of my goods cattle and chattle moveable and immoveable my funerall charges being discharged I give unto my sonne Richard Rouse whome I make Executor of this my last will and testament

In witnesse whereof I have put to my hand and seale the day & yeare above written

                                                                                                         The marke and seale of James Rouse

In the presence of

William Norwich

Roger Thrumpton

Probate 26 June 1663