Spencer Richard 1753 of Long Clawson will

Richard Spencer of Long Clawson 1753 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1753/161

In the name of God amen I Richard Spencer of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester husbandman doo this Six and twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord 1743 Make this my Will in Manner following (that is to say)

First I resign my Soul into the hands of almighty God my Creator and My body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor herein after named

And as for my temporal Estate I dispose of the Same as followes (to wit)

I give Unto my Grandaughter Ann Kilbourn the Sum of five pounds to be paid to her within twelve Months after my death

Also I give Unto my Son William Spencer the Sum of twenty pounds to be paid to him within twelve months after my death over and above what I shall owe him when I dye

Also I give Unto him my Said Son William Spencer one bed and bedding in the little parlour and two good Milking Cowes

Also I give and bequeath Unto my Son Richard Spencer the Sum of five pounds which I promised to give him upon his Marriage

Also I give Unto my daughters Elizabeth and Mary one Shilling apiece

All the rest of my Goods expences being first thereout paid and discharged I give and bequeath Unto my Son John Spencer whom I hereby appoint full and Sole executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made declaring this to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Richard Spencer the Testator have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and year first above Written

                                                                                                         Richard Spencer his Mark

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Said Richard Spencer the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who have Subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence

Tho Wright

Thos Bowes

Anth Wadd

On Tuesday the 29th day of May 1753 John Spencer Sole Executor of the Will of the within mentioned Richard Spencer late of Claxton alias Long Clawson in the County of Leicester yeoman Deceased was Sworn

                                                                                                         Before Me John Brown Surgte