Whittle Arabella 1838 of Stathern will

Arabella Whittle of Stathern 1838 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1838

This is the last Will and Testament of me Arabella Whittle of Stathern in the County of Leicester Widow

I direct all my just debts funeral and Testament expences to be fully paid

I Give and bequeath All the residue of my personal property whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind and quality soever the same may be (after payment of my debts, legacies, and funeral expences) unto my Niece Martha Knott wife of Robert Knott of Burton near Melton Mowbray, Grazier

Also I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Payne of Burton near Melton Mowbray Grazier the sum of Ten Pounds

Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Mary Brown wife of Francis Brown of Wymondham Labourer the like sum of Ten Pounds

Also I give and bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Goodman wife of Matthew Goodman of Kibworth Servant the like sum of Ten Pounds

And I do hereby appoint my two trusty friends Edward Whittle of Melton Mowbray butcher and John Cobley of Stathern Farmer Executors of this my Last Will and Testament

Also I will ordain that the Executors of this my last Will for and towards the performance of my said Testament shall with all convenient speed after my decease Collect and receive all rents Interests and money due to me

And after paying all my debts other expences the Legacies before mentioned the remaining part of my property to be paid to my Niece Martha Knott

And also if my property do not amount to forty pounds after payment of my debts and other expences at my decease my Will is for the remaining part of my property to be equally divided amongst my Nephew and Nieces as before Mentioned, Namely, John Payne, Mary Brown, Elizabeth Goodman, and Martha Knott

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Tenth day of July in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and thirty Five

                                                                                                         Arabella Whittell

Signed, delivered, and published as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses in the Testatrix’s presence, and at her request

Aaron Pyzer

John Mason

Jany 23rd 1838

Edward Whittle of Melton Mowbray in the county of Leicester Butcher and John Cobley of Stathern in the same County Farmer the executors in the will named were 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 fifty Pounds and that the Deceased died on the fourth day of April last past

                                                                                                         Before me John S Hallifax Surrogate to the Commissary

29th Jany 1838

Will exhibited before and probate deemed to pass the seal by the Revd Richard Davies Clerk Bachelor in Divinity and Surrogate in the presence of

John Stockdale Hardy Dep Registrar

Same day Probate dated