Swain Thomas 1773 of Long Clawson will

Thomas Swain of Long Clawson 1773 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1773

In the name of God amen I Thomas Swain the elder of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Weaver being sick in body but of Sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner Following that is to say

First and principally I commend my Soul to the almighty who gave it and my Body to the dust to be decently interrd at the Charge and descretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and for my worldly goods of which I may die posses’d I give and dispose of the same as follows

Imprimis I give to my Sons Thomas Swain, John Swain, and Joseph Swain all and Singular my Looms and all and every the appurtenances togather with all other implements &c used in the weaving and Combing business to be divided equally betwixt them Share and Share alike They thereout paying to my daughter Mary Swain the younger the Sum of three pounds three Shillings

All the rest and residue of my goods Cattle Chattels and personal estate of what nature or kind the same are I give to my dear Wife Mary Swain the Elder whom I hereby nominate and appoint full and Sole Executrix of this my will, hereby revoking all former Wills at any time heretofore by me made confirming this for my Last will and Testament

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty second day of December one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Two           

Tho Swain his Mark

Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Testator for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us Who have Subscribed our Names as Wittnesses in his Presence at his Request

W Barnes

Joseph Mackley

The 12th day of January 1773

Mary Swain (the within named Sole Executrix) made Oath that all the Goods and Personal Estate of Thomas Swain the within mentioned Testator at the time of his death was not worth Twenty Pounds And was Sworn to the due Execution thereof

                                                                                                         Before me Thos Myddelton Surrogt