Swain George 1855 of Long Clawson will

George Swain of Long Clawson 1855 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1855/174

This is the last Will and testament of me George Swain of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester carpenter

I direct all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to be fully paid

I give unto my nephew William Swain the sum of eighty pounds, to be paid to him by my executor as follows; namely

Five pounds every six months until the whole is paid; the first payment to be made six months after my decease, but if my said nephew die before he has received the whole I will my executor to buy his children what they most need with the money that is left

I give to Mary Hague of Blankney the sum of Ten pounds, and in case she die before it becomes due I give it to her husband John Hague

I give to Ann Mabbot of Carlton the sum of Ten pounds and if she die before it becomes due, I give it to her husband Edward Mabbot

These legacies to be paid nine months after my death

I bequeath to my housekeeper Sarah Squires my silver tea-spoons and sugar-bows, to be given to her at my decease

I also will that my executor do pay the above legacies at the respective homes of my legatees without putting them to any trouble or expense of going to my executor and that their several receipts shall be good discharges to my executor, notwithstanding their being married

And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects I give the same unto my brother John Swain, absolutely, as also the interest which shall accrue from the aforesaid legacies

And I do hereby appoint my said brother John Swain sole executor of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills made by me

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four

                                                                                                         George Swain

Signed published and declared by the said testator, George Swain, 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 subscribed our names as witnesses hereto

Mary Kellam her Mark

Charles Watchorn

Melton Mowbray the Twenty fifth day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty five John Swain of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grocer Executor in this Will named was duly sworn to the Truth and faithful performance thereof as usual and that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased do not amount in value to the Sum of Two hundred pounds and that the deceased died on the Thirteenth day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty four

31st January 1855 Exhibited before the Reverend John Wing Clark Master of Arts and Surrogate and Probate declared to pass seal to the above named John Swain the sole Executor