Whittle John 1770 of Harby will

John Whittle of Harby 1770 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1770/210

In the Name of God amen I John Whittle the elder of Harby in the County of Leicester Husbandman 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 Interr’d at the charge and discretion of my Executor herein after named and for my Worldly effects of which I am possest I give and dispose of the same as follows

Imprimis I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Whittle Twenty pounds to be paid within Twelve Kalendar months after my Decease

I also give to my said daughter the bed, bedstead and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging which now stands in the Chamber over the House

I also give here my said daughter one sett of Strip’d Linnen Hangings in the room of them about her bed

I also give her a round Table which usually Stands under the house window

I also give her all those sheep known or reputed to be her sheep

Item I give to my son Thomas Whittle Fifteen pounds

Item I give to my son William Whittle Fifteen pounds

Item I give to my daughter Amey alias Annamariah Whittle Fifteen pounds

Item I give to my daughter Mary Whittle Fifteen pounds to be paid them by my Executor herein after named when they severally attain to the age of Twenty one years and my will is that if any of my said sons and daughters should Chance to depart this Life before his her or their Respective Legacy or Legacies arise and become due that his her or their Legacy or Legacies shall be equally divided amongst the survivors of them Share and share alike

And my Will further is that my youngest daughter Mary Whittle shall be maintain’d in sufficient meat drink apparel and all other Necessaries by my Executor hereinafter named till she attain to the age of Sixteen years

All the residue of my goods Cattle Chattels &c not before by me dispos’d of after my Just debts and funeral Expences are paid and all the aforesaid Legacies discharged I give to my Eldest Son John Whittle the younger whom I hereby nominate and appoint full and sole Executor of this my Will revoking all former Wills at any time heretofore by me made confirming this only as my Last Will and Testament

In Wittness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of December One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine

                                                                                                         John Whittle

Signed sealed published and declared by the Said 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

Wm Barnes

Will Jackson

The 25th day of Sep 1770 John Whittle the within named Sole Executor was Sworn to the due Execution hereof

                                                                                                         Before me Thos Myddelton Surrogt