Toon Martha 1711 of Eaton Will

Martha Toone of Eaton 1711 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1711/26

In the Name of God amen the fifteenth day of September one Thousand seven hundred and ten I Martha Toone of Eaton in the County of Leicester Widow being Praysed be God of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner, and form following

First I humbly resigne my soul unto Almighty God my Creatour, and my Body I commend to the Earth to be decently Interred at the discretion of my Exters herein after named and as for my temporal estate I give and despose thereof as hereafter followeth That is to day

Impris I give unto my Son Benjamin twenty pounds to be paid on that day he is one and [“twenty” missing] years old

Item I give to my son Joseph twenty pounds to be paid when he is one and twenty years old (to be paid then and not before) and my will is that my Executors hereafter named shall maintain him till he is able to take care of himself

Item I give unto my Son John five pound to be paid when he shall return

Item I give unto my Daughter Martha Annice twenty shillings

Item I give Unto William Annice my Grandson and to Isabel Annice my Grandaughter twenty shillings apiece or to every one twenty shillings when they at the years of one and twenty

Item I give unto my Gran-daughter Sarah Flower twenty shillings to be paid when she comes to the age of one and twenty and my will is that my executors shall have twelve months to pay these legaces which have time named for payment

Lastly all the rest of my goods Chattles Cattle and personal Estate whatsoever I give unto my Son William and to my Son Thomas Toone equally to be divided betwixt them and the living eqully to be devided betwixt them and do make them full and joynt Executors of this my last will and Testament Revoking all former wills be me made

In wittness whereof I the said Martha Toone have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written

                                                                                                                Martha Toon’s mark

Signed Sealed and published by the said Martha Toone the Testater for and as her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said Testater

Joseph Gleaves

Elizabeth Sumner marke

Mary Smarts marke

William and Thomas Toone executors sworn 8 May 1711


A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods Chattles, and Cattle of Martha Toone widow of Eaton in the County of Leicester late deceased as followeth

Purse and apparel01176
Corne and hay6000
Horses and mares11000
Beasts young and old2000
Clots in the field0500
Househould goods4000
Carts wagons & other materials for husbandry2000
Small things not seen to the value of  00109

Joseph Gleaves

William Flower

Jonathan Annis