Shipman Paul 1758 of Hickling will and inventory

Paul Shipman Will and Inventory 1758

Nottinghamshire Archives PR/NW and DD/1855/1/5

In the name of God Amen I Paul Shipman of Hickling in the County of Nottingham framework knitter, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God the Almighty for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say)

Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my only daughter Elizabeth Shipman all my goods, chattels and personal estate whatsoever

I do also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Shipman and her heirs for ever, the house I now live in (except one room hereinafter mentioned) with the Little Croft adjoining with all the appurtenances belonging to it, except one room at the south end of my house called the shop which said shop I give and bequeath unto my servant maid Ann Horn who now lives with me, to live in for the time of her own natural life, or until she marries and no longer; And my mind is that at the death or marrying of the said Ann Horn, that then the said room shall then go to my daughter Elizabeth Shipman if she be then living, and if she died before the said Ann Horn and have no issue or before she comes of age then the said room with the house and croft and appurtenances belonging shall go to and belong to my sister in law Mary Hornbuckle and her heirs for ever, now living in London whose maiden name was Mary Spencer

And I do hereby leave nominate chuse and appoint my cozen Paul Hardy jnr of Hickling dyer and John Crabtree of Colston Bassett in the County of Nottingham My Executors of this my last will and Testament, and also Trustees, and Guardians, for my daughter Elizabeth Shipman, and to pay all my debts, legacies, and funeral expenses

In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and set my seal unto his my last will and Testament the seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and fifty five

                                                                                                         Paul Shipman

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Paul Shipman, go be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, in the  the Testator.

Thos Butler

Robert Dickman

Mary Fanshaw (her mark)

An Inventory of the goods chattels and effects of Paul Shipman of Hickling lately deceased taken and appraised this twentieth day of October 1786

  £ s d
Purse and apparel 1 10 0
In the House      
One fire iron hooks and gallow balk 0 11 0
One table six chairs one clock 3 0 0
In the Parlour      
One chest one chest with drawers one bed 3 7 6
In the Chamber      
One bed one chest 2 wheels 2 1 6
Two cows one pigg two hens 6 3 4
Things forgot and unseen 0 10 0
  17 3 4

John Bland

The mark of John Marshall

Know all Men, by these presents, That We, Paul Hardy of Hickling in the County of Nottingham junior dyer, John Crabtree of Colston Basset in the same County farmer, and Thomas Crabtree of the same place the younger farmer do stand and are firmly bounden and obliged unto the Worshipful Francis Topham Doctor of Laws, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the most Reverend Father in God John by Diving Providence Lord Arch-Bishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan lawfully constituted, In the Sum of thirty four pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Commissary or his true and lawful Attorney, Executors, Administrators or Assigns to the which Payment well and truly to be made We bind us and each of us, jointly and severally, for and in the whole, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, and every of them firmly be these Presents Sealed with our Seals.  Dated the seventeenth Day of the Month of June in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty eight

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Paul Hardy and John Crabtree Executors named in the last Will and Testament of Paul Shipman late of Hickling in the County of Nottingham and house of York framework knitter deceased do well and truly execute and perform the said last Will and Testament of the said Deceased And do pay his Debts and Legacies so far so his goods will extend and Law shall bind them if also they do exhibit into the Exchequer Court of York a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Rights, Credits, Cattles, and Chattels of the said Deceased, and do make a true and just Accompt of the same when they shall be thereunto lawfully called.  And moreover, if need require enter into a further Bond, with more sufficient Sureties for the Performance of the Premises as the Judge of the said Court, for the time being shall think requisite and needful.  And lastly, do save, defend, and harmless keep the above named Judge, and all his officers, and Ministers, against all Persons by reason of the Premises Then this present Obligation to be void, and of none Effect or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of                               Paul Hardy

Edw. Chappell                                                                               John Crabtree

Probate 6 July 1758 to executors Paul Hardy and John Crabtree