Skinner John 1742 of Long Clawson will and inventory

John Skinner of Long Clawson 1742 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1742

In the Name of God, Amen.  The Third Day of April one Thousand seven hundred and Forty two

I John Skinner of Long Clawson alias Claxton in the County of Leicester, being very sick & weak in Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks be given unto God: Therefore calling unto Mind the Mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament: That is to say

Principally and First of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors; nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the Mighty Power of God

And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form

Imprimis, I give to my Well beloved Wife Hannah Skinner whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, all and singular my Lands, Messuages, and Tenements by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed But be it also provided that if the above said Hannah Skinner should Marry then she to enjoy only one Third the other two Thirds to be equally divided between my Son John Skinner and Daughter Hannah Skinner

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and Disannul all and every other former Testament, Wills, Legacies, & Bequests, & Executors, By me in any Ways beforenamed Willed & Bequeathed; ratifying and Confirming this, and no other to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the Day and Year above Written

                                                                                                         John Skinner his Mark

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced and Declared By the said John Skinner as his last Will and Testament In the Presence of Us

Matthias Unwin

John Moore

Henry Hebb

Tho Whittill

An Inventory of all the Goods Chattles &c of John Skinner of Long Clawson alias Claxton in the County of Leicester lately Deceased

  £ s d
Purse and apparell 1 10 0
In the House      
Two Tables Six Chairs fire Iron Racken hook &c 1 5 6
A Warming pan 3 brass pans 4 pewter Dishes & 1 plate and 3 porringers &c 1 9 6
In the Kitchen      
Three Tubbs 3 Kitts 1 Churn Cheese press & fats 3 Wheeles & a Spade &c 1 5 0
In the Chamber over the Kitchen      
A bed and beding and some old things 0 13 0
A pad a bar of Iron & five bags &c   9  
In the parlour      
A bed and beding a Chest some boxes & a little Table &c   19  
In the Dairy      
Two old barrells 3 panchions &c   3 0
In Chamber over the parlour      
Bed and beding and some corn 2 7 0
In the Yard      
Three heiffers 5 0 0
Two Calves 2 10 0
Four Cows 11    
In the Stable and Yard      
Four mares 10    
3 pr Geares 1 pr side ropes Collars Harnes ploughs Bass [?] and Cart Saddle   15  
Two Carts 6    
A plough fleaks forks rakes &c   11  
A Harrow two Cribbs & a Ladder   11 6
A fan riddle Ladder &c   9  
18 Sheep 8 10  
Corn sown 31 15  
Grass ground 5    
Mannor   10  
For things unseen & forgotten    “     2 6
  95 5  

Appraised April 12th 1742 By us

Matthias Unwin

John Moore

Henry Hebb

Hannah Skinner Widow the within named Extrix was Sworn the 29th April 1741 [sic]

                                                                                                         Before us Richard Grey