Spreckley William 1665 of Long Clawson will

William Spreckley of Long Clawson 1665 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1665

In the name of god Amen December the eight and twentieth Anno Domini 1663 I William Spreckley of Claxton otherwayes Clawson in the County of Leicester yeoman being weake of body and of a grate age yet of good & perfect memory blessed be god Revokeing all other wills by me formerly made doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & forme hereafter following vidlt

First I bequeath my soule to Allmightie god my onely Saviour & redeemer in whome & by whom I trust to be saved through a lively faith in Jesus Christ & my body to the earth from whence it was Taken to be buryed in Christian buryall, and as for my worldly goods to be taken & had after my decease I give & bequeath as hereafter followeth

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto Margerie Spreckley my loveing wife all my moveable goods cattel & Chattells to have the use of them dureing her naturall life paying all my debts & legacyes whom I make Executrix of this my last will & Testament but after the decease of her the saied Margery I give & bequeath the remainder of them as followeth

That is to say the trundle bed in the Chamber & little fall table in the house & all hovells & wood in the yard to William Spreckley my Granchild & the Remainder of the aforesaid goods I give & bequeath after the decease of her the said Margerie to Mary Willson daughter of Roger Wilson of Stathorne shee being my Granchild alsoe

Item I allsoe give unto the said Margerie my wife my Cottage or Tenement wherein I dwell with Thappurtenances with Two lands lying upon horsebones for the terme of Seaven yeares next after my decease if shee soe long live & after her decease or terme of seaven yeares which shall first happen then to the said William my Granchild

In wittnesse whereof unto this my last will & Testament I have set my hand & seale the day & yeare above written

                                                                                                         The marke & seale of William Spreckley the elder

Read published sealed & declared in the presence of us wittnesses

Tho: Storer

James Hickling

Probate 7 April 1665