Smith Richard 1720 of Hickling will and inventory

Richard Smith of Hickling 1720 Will, Inventory and Bond

Nottinghamshire Archives PR/NW

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Smith of Hickling in the County of Nottingham yeoman being very sick and weak But of perfect mind and memory (praised be God) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following 

First I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my heavenly father hoping through the meritts of Jesus Christ his son my blessed saviour and Redeemer to obtain a happy Resurrection And as to my worldly Estate I Give and dispose thereof as followeth

Imprimis I Give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Smith twenty pounds to be paid her by my Executor hereafter named within Twelve months next after my decease Also I give to my said loving wife Elizabeth Smith one halfe of my Houshold goods to be appraised valued and divided by Two or more sufficient Neighbours and half of my Coale Cheese and Bacon And further it is my will and mind that my said wife shall peaceably and quietly enjoy her Joynture during her naturall life

Item I give and bequeath to my loving Nephew Harold Smith Ten pound to be paid him within Three years next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to the Children of my sister Mary Kirke late wife of Thomas Kirke of Harby the sume of Ten pounds within Three years after my decease to be paid and divided equally amongst such of them as shall be living at the end of the said Three years

Item I give to the Children of my sister Anne Carr widow the summe of Ten pounds to be paid and equally divided amongst such if them as shall be living at the end of Twelve months next after my decease 

But my will and mind is and I do hereby order that the discharges and acquittances of the Children aforesaid when their said Legacies are paid shall tho’ they or any of them are Minors be full discharges for the same

Item I give unto my said Sister Anne Carr and to my said Brother Thomas Kirke Twenty shillings a piece to be paid within Three months next after my decease

Item I give and devise all my Lands Tenements and Hereditaments in Hickling aforesaid or within the Liberties thereof unto my loving Nephew Richard Smith son of my late Brother John Smith and to his Heirs and assigns for ever Hereby Charging one of the Oxgangs of Land which my father Richard Smith purchased of John Daft of London with the payment of five shillings every year to be laid out in bread for the poor in Hickling aforesaid at the discretion of the owner of the said Land and the Rector and Churchwardens of Hickling aforesaid for the time being on every Palm Sunday for ever with Power to and for the said Rector and Churchwardens to Enter upon the said oxgang of Land for Non payment of the same Provided always and my will and mind is That if my Personal Estate shall not amount to so much as will pay my debts and Legacies That then in such case I do hereby will and require That such of my Creditors and Legatees as shall remain unpaid shall have power to Enter on the said Oxgang of Land which I purchased of John White and to receive and take the Rents Issues and Profitts thereof till such time as their respective debts or Legacies shall be fully paid and Satisfied

Item I Give unto Elizabeth Gadsby my servant Forty shillings and to my late servant Peter Greisley Two shillings and six pence to be paid within six months next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath all my Goods Cattells Chattells and personal Estate (not herein before bequeathed) after my debts and Legacies and funerall expenses discharged unto my said loving Nephew Richard Smith whom I make sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Hereby Revoking all former wills by me made and do declare this and no other to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Three and Twentith day of Aprill in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven hundred and seventeen

                                                                                                         Ricd Smith

Signed sealed Published and declared by the said Testator Richard Smith as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator

Edward Moore

Eliz Brown

The Mark of Francis Morris

An Inventory of the Goods and Chattles late of Richard Smith of Hickling Yeoman stated taken and apprized the ninth Day of March 1718/9 by us whose names are Subscribed

  £ s d
Impr Coals and Chesse 1 10 00
Plate Six pound Brass four pound linen 4l 18 00 00
In the house a Clock a Jack fire Irons 03 00 00
In the parlour three Tables Chairs pictures 01 01 00
In the Cellar Barrells and other Lumber 00 10 00
In the farr parlour a Bed Beding Table Chairs Glasses 04 00 00
In the Green Chamber a Bed Beding & four Chairs &c 01 01 00
In the Best Chamber a Bed Beding Chest of Drawers &c 07 00 00
Other odd things about the house 01 10 00
Purse and apparel 01 10 00
Sheep 5l Beasts 6l 11 00 00
Plough Some Hay and Utensils in Husbandry 0 18 00
  60 17 00

Tho: Kirk

Saml: Hancock

Jos: Haywood

Mich: Cowle [Cowley?]

Bond, bound Richard Smith gentleman of Nottingham, William Stern cleric and John Barker yeoman of Bingham, condition bound Richard Smith sole executor to execute will and produce inventory

                                                                                                         Richd Smith

                                                                                                         Wm Sterne

                                                                                                         John Barker