Whittaker Thomas 1731 of Stathern will

Thomas Whittaker of Stathern 1731 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1731

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Whittaker of Stathern in the County of Leicester, being Sick in Body, but of Sound & perfect Memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God, do make & ordain this my present last Will & Testament in Manner & Form following (that is to Say)

First & Principally I commend My Soul unto the Hands of Almighty God, hoping through the Merits, Death & Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain full & free Pardon & Forgiveness of all my Sins, & to inherit everlasting Life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter named

And as touching the Disposition of all Such temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I do give & dispose thereof as followeth

First I will, that my funeral Charges Shall be paid & discharged

Item I give to my Sister Katharine Whittaker the Sum of fifteen Pounds

Item I give to My Mother Katharine Whittaker My House in Stathern with all the appurtenances for her Life, and after her decease to My Brother William Whittaker and his Heires for ever

Also I give to my said Brother William Whittaker the Sum of one Shilling

Item I give to Ruth Arthur alias Taylor the Sum of one Pound one Shilling

All the rest & Residue of my personal Estate Goods & Chattels whatsoever I do give and bequeath to my loveing Mother Katharine Whittaker whom I make full and sole Executrix of this My last Will & Testament

And I do hereby revoke, disannul & make void all former Wills by me heretofore made

In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord God 1730,1

                                                                                                         Thomas Whittaker his Mark


Robert Daft

James Jarvis

Rich Goodwyn

Probate 28 April 1731