Smith Richard 1607 of Long Clawson will

Richard Smith of Long Clawson 1607 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1607

In the name of god amen I Richard Smith of Claxton als Clauston in the County of Leicester husbandman this xvth of October in the yeares of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England France and Ireland king defender of the faith &c the first and of Scotland the xlith being sicke of bodie but of good and perfect memorie (praised be god) do make & ordeyne this my last will and testament in maner following

First I give my soule to god that gave it and my bodie to be buried in the Church yard of the parish church of Claxton aforesaid

Itim I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Margarett Hickling one ewe and a Lambe to be sett forth at the next May day besides xs viiid due unto her husband being parte of her filiall porcon

Itm to everie one of my 7 youngest children particulerlye I give and bequeath xiii li vis viiid for theire severall filiall porcons to be paid and put fourth to their uses as they shall come particularlie to the age of eighteene yeares

Itm I make & ordeyne my loving wife Elnor Smith and my eldest sonne Willm Smith ioyntlie together the onlie & full executors of this my last will & testament to whom I give the rest of my goods unbequeathed to see my foresaid legacies paid & my detts dichareged

Provided that yf my said wife shall marrie againe at her said mariage she shall depart from my said dwelling house and farme & from the interest of the Leases theirof and take with her my whole houshold stuffe with half the other goods Except that I give to my sonne Willm Smith to his proper use The draught beaste the hovells Cart and Cart geares plough & plough geares the table & frame in the house, a stone troughe and a bed of his mothers setting forth

Lastlie I make Nathaniell Rutland & Richard Marriatt of Hose overseers of this my last will and testament

Testes sunt Nathaniel Rutland Willm Guye John Hickling and William Smarte

Probate 23 March 1607/8