Tinsley Elizabeth 1780 of Stathern will

Elizabeth Tinsley of Stathern 1780 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1780

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Tinsley in [sic] the Parish of Stathern in the county of Leicester, Widow, Being weak in Body, But of Perfect Mind & memory thanks be unto God Do make this my last Will and testament Made this Twentyth Day of February one thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy three

And first I Recommend my Soul unto Almighty God that gave it & my Body I Commit to the Earth to be Buried according to the Discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named

And as touching my Worldly Estates I Give Devise & Dispose of in the following manner

And First I Give & Bequeath to my Granddaughter Mary Dobney her Heirs and Assigns for Ever The Great House Cowhouse Swine Court & Half the Close or Ground thereto belonging in Scalford in the County Abovesaid When she Comes at the Age of Twenty Five years

Also I Give to my Daughter Mary Holmes of Long Claxton one Pound one Shilling in Lawful Money to be paid her Twelve Months after my Decease

Also I Give to Richard Allot the Chest that was my son Henry’s

Also I Give Devise & Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Elizabeth Dobney the Wife of John Dobney of Stathern Aforesaid Her Heirs & Assigns for Ever All my Lands Messuages & tenements Whatsoever and whereinsoever Subject to my Just Debts By her freely to be Possessed and enjoy Except the Great House at Scalford Which Mary Dobney must have at the Age of twenty five years As above Written

Also I Give & Bequeath (At the Decease of my Daughter) to my Grandaughter Alice Dobney the Little House in Scalford abovesaid and Half the Close or Ground thereto belonging her Heirs & Assigns for Ever

Also at the Decease of my Daughter Elizabeth Dobney I Give & Bequeath to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Dobney (the Daughter of John Dobney & Elizabeth his Wife) her Heirs & assigns for Ever Except there be more Children Born But if there be they shall be Co-Equal to the House and Land and Common Write [sic] in Stathern

Also I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Dobney all my Household Goods and Chattles & personals of all kinds Subject to my Just Claim

In Witness whereof I have herewith Set my Hand and Seal the Day and year above Written

And my Household Goods to be Equal Divided amongst my Grandaughters

                                                                                                         Elizabeth Tinsley Her mark

Signed Sealed Published & Declared in the presence of us

Wm Black

James Rippin

Joseph Alderman

On the 12th day of Oct 1780 the within named Eliz: Dobney was sworn Administratrix of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the within mentioned Elizabeth Tinsley her late Mother deceased, with the within written Will annex’d and made Oath that all the said deceased’s Personal Estate at the time of her death did not amount in value to the sum of Five pounds

                                                                                                         Before me Hen: Hough Surrogate