Whittle John 1791 of Harby will

John Whittle of Harby 1791 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1791/179

In the Name of God Amen I John Whittle of Harby in the County of Leicester Victualler 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 God who gave it and my Body to the dust from whence it was taken to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and for those Worldly goods of which I may die possest I dispose thereof as follows

First I give and devise all and Singular my Messuage or Tenement and homestead together with all the appurts Pastures, Common of Pasture all my real estate Lying & being within the Open and Common fields of Harby aforesaid Unto my dear Wife Elizabeth Whittle for and during the term of her Natural Life and from and immediately after the Decease of my said Wife I give the same to my son John Whittle the younger to continue to him his heirs and assigns for Ever

I also give to my said Son John Whittle the younger all those three Closes within the Liberties of Hose Commonly Called or known by the name of the Dales Closes to Continue to him the said John Whittle the younger his Heirs & assigns for Ever, subject nevertheless to the payment of the sum of three Hundred pounds to be paid in Such Manner and for such Use and Uses as are herein more particularly mentioned that is to say

The sume of one Hundred pounds to be paid to my daughter Mary Whittle when she shall attain to the age of twenty Five years and if my said daughter shall die before her Legacy shall become due and Leave any issue Lawfully begotten my will is that her Legacy be paid to Such issue

Also The sum of one Hundred pounds apiece (part of the said Sum of three Hundred pounds) to each of My daughters Elizabeth and Sarah Whittle to be paid to them when they attain each of them respectively the age of Twenty one years and my Will is that if either of my said daughters Sarah and Elizabeth shall die before her respective Legacy become due and Leave any issue that her Legacy be paid to such issue and if either of my daughter died before her or their Legacy become due and Leave No issue that such Legacy be paid to the Survivor or Survivors thereof

And my Will further is that my two Daughters Elizabeth and Sarah shall be maintained by my executors until they shall attain to the age of twenty one years without any deduction of their respective Legacies Whatsoever

All the rest and residue of my goods cattle Chattels & personal estate of all kinds whatsoever I give to my Wife Elizabeth Whittle & my son John Whittle the younger whom I hereby Nominate and Appoint Joint Executor & Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I the said testator have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of January One thousand [“seven” Missing] Hundred and Ninety

                                                                                                         John Whittle

Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our Names as Witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other

Will Barnes

William Freck

William Jackson

On the 27th day of October 1791 Elizabeth Whittle widow one of the Executrixes named in the within written Will was sworn to the due execution hereof, and at the same time made oath that all the Testator’s personal estate at the time of his death was not worth £300 at the same time power was reserved for John Whittle the other executor within named

                                                                                                         Before me Hen: Hough, Surrogate