Smith James 1879 of Hose will

James Smith of Hose 1879 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/22

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Smith of Hose in the County of Leicester Labourer

I give and bequeath unto my Son Mark, Kitto’s Pictorial Bible

Unto my Son Josiah my Clock

Unto my daughter Ann my dressing Glass, Hearth Rug, and the Gallon Brass pan

And unto my grandson George Smith my Watch

The whole of the remainder of my Goods and Effects to be sold, the produce of which, together with any monies of which I may be possessed at the time of my decease to be equally divided between my sons and daughters as follows – my Son Isaac now living at Hose My Son Mark now living at Mount Sorrel My Son Joseph now living at Acton my daughter Ann now living at Salford [sic] My daughter Emma now living at Queens Town, Africa Subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses

And I appoint my Son Mark Smith Sole Executor of this my Will

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of April One thousand eight hundred and seventy eight

                                                                                                         James Smith

Signed by the said James Smith in the presence of us present at the same time, who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto affixed our names as Wittnesses

John Mantle

William Musson

Proved at Leicester on the Seventeenth day of May1879 by the Oath of Mark Smith the Son the Sole Executor to whom Administration was granted

The Testator James Smith was late of Hose in the County of Leicester Labourer and died on the Fourth day of May 1879 at Hose aforesaid

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