Whittle Robert 1675 of Stathern will

Robert Whittle of Stathern 1675 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1675/59

Memorandum that on or about Sonday the second day of May in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand sixe hundred seaventy & five Robert Whittell of Stathorne in the County of Leicester husbandman being of sound minde & perfect memory and having a desire to dispose of his estate declared his will nuncupative or by word of mouth in these or words to the like effect following viz

I give to my wife (meaning Elizabeth Whittell his wife) one shilling and I give to my sonne James Whittell a Heiffer at present, and twenty shillings three yeares after my decease

I give to my sonne Francis Whittell a Bedstead and a Coverlidd at present and twenty shillings fower yeares after my decease

I give to my sonne Richard a Chest & a table at present and twenty shillings the fifth yeare after my decease

And I give to my Grandchild Thomas Nixe twenty shillings to put him to a trade

And I give to Mary Bishopp my Maydservant one shilling

And all the rest of my goods whatsoever I give to my sonne John (meaning John Whittell the younger of Statherne aforesaid) and make him my Executor

All which words were spoken in the presence & hearing of John Whittell the older of Stathorne aforesaid and John Greene of Hose

                                                                                                         Signed John Whittell sen

                                                                                                         Signed Johis Greene

Probate 10 July 1675