Williamson Thomas 1836 of Ab Kettleby will

Thomas Williamson of Ab Kettleby 1836 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1836

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Williamson of Kettleby in the County of Leicester Carpenter

I give and bequeath all my Working Tools to my son Thomas Williamson and subject to the payment of my Debts (except mortgage Debts) I give and bequeath all my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever unto my Wife absolutely

I give and devise all my Messuages or Tenements and homestead in Kettleby aforesaid and all other my real Estate unto my friends Samuel Wells of Kettleby and John Mackley of Welby their heirs and Assigns for ever upon the following Trusts to receive the Rents thereof during such part of my Wife’s life as she shall remain my Widow to pay the Interest of the mortgage charged upon the said premises and to pay the residue of the Rents thereof to my said Wife for her life

In case of her marriage I direct that she shall have the occupation of the house we now live in and the Residue of the Rent to be held for the benefit of my son Thomas and on his coming of age after the Death or remarriage of my Wife Upon Trust to convey the said Premises unto my said Son Thomas Williamson (subject to the mortgages thereon) and to his heirs and Assigns for ever

In the event of my son dying under twenty one and without issue I direct the same Hereditaments to be conveyed to my Daughter Grace Williamson heirs and assigns for ever

In case of the death of both my said children under 21 years of age and without children I direct my Trustees to convey the same Premises to my Son John Williamson his heirs and Assigns for ever he paying thereout 15£ apiece to my Children Ann Taylor Thomas Marriott and Dalia Jackson

I direct my Trustees and hereby empower them to borrow and take up at Interest on my said real Estate any sum not exceeding One hundred pounds to be applied if necessary for the benefit of my Wife during her Widowhood

I give to my Daughter Grace Williamson Forty Pounds to be paid to her by my Son Thomas Williamson on his coming into possession of the said real property

And I appoint my said  Wife Jane Williamson Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made

In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Williamson the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this eleventh day of November one Thousand eight hundred and Thirty five

                                                                                                         Thomas Williamson

Signed sealed and delivered published and declared by the above Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his Request in his presence and in the Presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses

Joseph Dalby

Richard Freckingham

Wm Latham

Ninth day of August 1836

Jane Williamson of Abb Kettleby in the County of Leicester Widow the Executor in this Will named was 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 Twenty Pounds and that the deceased died on the twenty ninth day of June last past

                                                                                          Before me John J Hallifax Surrogate to the Commissary

On the 23d Augt 1836 Will exhibited before the Revd Richard Davies Clerk BD and Surrogate of the Commy and Probate decreed to pass Seal in the presence of

John Stockdale Hardy

Depy Registrar

23d Augt 1836 Probate dated