Swain George 1720 of Long Clawson will and inventory

George Swain of Long Clawson 1720 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1720

In the Name of God Amen The two and twentieth day of August 1720 according to the computation of the Church of England I George Swain Senior of Claxton alias Long Clauson in the County of Leicester Shepherd being sick & weak of body doe make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say

First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hopeing through the meritts of Jesus Christ my only saviour and Redeemer to receive full pardon of all my sins, and be made a partaker of life everlasting And as for my body I commit to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such manner as my Executor hereafter named shall think fit and convenient

And as touching that temporal estate which the Lord in mercy hath lent me I dispose of it in manner and forme following That is to say

First I give and bequeath unto my son George Swain twelve pence

And I give and bequeath unto my son William Swain twelve pence

And Give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Swain fifteen pounds

Item I give unto my loving wife twelv pounds to be paid by my Executor and also twelv shillings year of which my Executor to pay six shillings and William Swain to pay six shillings yearly during my wives life

Item I ordain and appoint my son John Swain to be my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament

In witness whereof I the said George Swain senior do hereby revoke and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me made

And I do hereby ratifie and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament setting hereunto my hand and seal

                                                                                                         George Swain his mark

Signed sealed and published as the last Will and Testament of George Swain senior in the presence of

John Reay

William Henson

Thomas Henson

A true and perfect Inventory of all Goods Cattle and Chattles of Geo: Swaine Senior of Claxton als Long Clawson Deced the 5th Day of September Anno Dni 1720 and appraised the 14th Day the same Month by us whose Names are here Subscribed

  £ s d
Impris His purse and Apparell 00 05 06
Itm Two Cowes and Ten Sheep 09 00 00
Itm a Pigg 00 19 00
Itm Sheetes and Table Cloaths and other Linnen 02 00 00
Itm Coverlid and a feather pillow 01 11 06
Itm Two Bedsteds & Hanging & two Matrices 01 05 00
Itm Two Chests a Cupboard a Looking Glass 01 02 00
Itm In the Dairy Two Barrells & other Small Things 00 11 06
Itm In the Cheese Chamber Cheese & bacon & other Small things 01 05 00
Itm In the next Chamber Wooll & Wheate & Linnen bed & beding 01 15 00
Itm Brass and pewter 02 17 00
Itm Hay and Corn In the Barn 04 14 00
Itm Grass upon Ground & Manure & fruite in the Orchard 01 00 02
Itm In the Cole house & Entry Coles & Tubs & a Churn 00 11 00
Itm The Clotts upon the Ground 00 05 00
Itm In the House a Coverlid a blanket a peice of Cloath 01 14 00
Itm a Cupboard & Three Tables and some Chaires 01 00 02
Itm In the Chimney fire Irons & other Small things 00 06 00
Itm Things unseen and forgot 00 05 06
  32 07 04

John Reay

Robt Hickling

Hugh Stevens

Robt Lee

Probate 24 October 1720