Stokes John 1831 of Hose will

John Stokes of Hose 1831 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1831/166

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Stokes the Elder of Hose in the County of Leicester Farmer as follows

First I direct all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expences to be fully paid

I Give and Devise those two Closes or grounds inclosed and hereditaments situate lying and being in Long Clawson in the said County of Leicester And also all that Messuage or Tenement with the orchard yard and garden and homestead thereto belonging situate in Long Clawson aforesaid containing in the whole eight Acres or thereabouts in the Tenure or occupation of my Son John Stokes Unto him the said John Stokes his heirs and Assigns for ever

Also I Give unto my said Son John Stokes the sum of Thirty pounds which I will shall be paid to him within three months after my decease by my executors

I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Alice Stokes the Sum of One hundred and fifty pounds which I will shall be paid to her within Twelve months after my decease by my Executor

Also I Give to my said daughter Alice Stokes my best Feather Bed with the Bedstead and hangings thereto together with the other part of the bedding thereon as the same is compleat in my best chamber Also a web of Bed hangings, three looking glasses Six chairs wash hand stand with Jug and bason &c thereto A single Set of Drawers, Twelve Silver Tea Spoons Two  Ditto Table Spoons Pair brass candlesticks, Tea cadie Two glass decanters my wine glasses Metal tea pot Six glass Salts a Set of Tea China compete Two Webs of Table linen Eleven pair sheets with the pillow covers thereto four Table cloths Six Napkins and five coverlets and an Oak box all which said Several Articles goods and Effects I will shall be delivered up to my said daughter immediately after my death.

I Give unto my Grandson William Stokes Adams [sic but no William Adams in the 1841 Long Clawson census and there are other wills which refer to William Adams Stokes and there is a William Stokes in the 1841 census] the Sum of Five hundred pounds which I direct shall be paid to him when he attains his full age of Twenty one years the Interest thereof in the mean time I will shall be applied by my Executors for and toward his maintenance education and bringing up

Also I Give to my said Grandson William Stokes Adams My Tent Bedstead and hangings in the second best Chamber with the Feather bed and bedding belonging thereto compleat a Single Set of Drawers oak Chest Two Coverlets 2 webbs of Cloth one Ditto of Table linen Seven paid of Sheets Two Table cloths and Two napkins Twelve Silver Tea Spoons & Two Silver Table Ditto, which I will shall be delivered up to him immediately upon his attaining his said Age of Twenty one Years But in case my said Grandson shall happen to die under such Age as aforesaid Then I Give the said legacy of five hundred pounds together with the said last mentioned Furniture and Effects unto and amongst all my other children namely the said John Stokes, Matthew Stokes William Stokes  and Alice Stokes equally share and share alike

And as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects of whatever nature or kind the same may be not hereinbefore disposed of (Subject to the payment of my just debts the legacies before bequeathed funeral and Testamentary expences) I Give and bequeath the same unto and between my said Two Sons the said Matthew Stokes and William Stokes equally share and share alike

And do appoint them joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former wills by me made

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred and Twenty Nine

                                                                                                         John Stokes

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator John Stokes the Elder as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have at his Request in his presence and in the presence of each other set our hands as Witnesses to the due execution thereof the word “one” written on Erazure and the word “fifty” interlined in the said Will being made before the execution thereof

Thos Clarke

Eliza Herring

Ann Toon

5th June 1831

Let a probate be made to William Stokes of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Farmer one of the Executors named in the Will of the deceased who died 13 August 1830 with Power of making the like grant to Matthew Stokes of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham Butcher the other Executor when he shall apply for the same

He having been first duly sworn as well to the faithful Execution of the Will as that the testators Goods chattels and Credits without deducting any debts due and owing by the deceased therefrom do not amount in Value to the Sum of one Thousand Pounds

                                                                                                         Before me William Greenwood Surrogate to the Commissary

20th June 1831 Will exhibited before the Rev William Lowfield Fancourt Clerk DD and Surrogate and probate decreed to pass the seal in the presence of John Stockdale Hardy dep Regr

Same day Probate dated