Shillcock John 1769 of Long Clawson will

John Shillcock of Long Clawson 1769 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1769/171

In the Name of God Amen August 13 1769 I John Shillcock of Claxton or otherwise Long Clawson In the County of Leicester Yeoman Being Very Sick and Weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be Given unto God Therefore Calling unto mind The Mortality of my body and knowing it is Appointed For all men once to Die and do make and ordain This my Last Will and Testament in manner and Form Following

First I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Alice The Sum of Sixty Pounds

I Give to my Son William the Sum of one Hundred Pounds and if either of these two above Named do Die before He or She Doth Come of Age The Survivor to have half of the Deceaseds fortune and to Receive their Fortunes at the Age of Twenty one Years

And Considering all the Rest and Residue of my Effects Lands Bills Bonds of What Kind soever I Give Unto Anne my Dearly beloved wife and John Shillcock my Well Beloved Son whom I make my full and Sole Executors of this my Last will and Testament and Revoking and making Void all other wills by me How So ever made and I Do Allow that In Case my Executors Should have Occasion or think proper they may Sell the Hill Closes whom I Purchased of Henry Doubledays three Daughters and all that Close and Orchard whom I purchased of Henry Marriott

In witness whereof I have Hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Day and year above written

                                                                                                         The marke of John Shillcock

Signed Seald published and Declared by the same John Shillcock as his Last will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers

William Garratt

William Shillcock

The marke of William Shillcock

On the 27th day of December 1769 Ann Shillock & John Shillcock the within mentioned Joint Executor & Executrix were duely Sworn to the Execution hereof before Me

                                                                                                         Thos Myddelton Surrogt