Wright Edward 1764 of Long Clawson will

Edward Wright of Long Clawson 1764 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1764

In the Name of God Amen I Edward Wright the Elder of Clawson, alias Long Claxton in the County of Leicester Yeoman being mindful of my mortality do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following

Imprimis I commend my Soul unto Allmighty God who gave it and my body to the dust to be buried in Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named

And concerning my Worldly Estate I dispose of the same in the following Manner

First I give to my Daughter Mary Smith the Sum of Ten Pounds

Item I give to my Daughter Dorothy Pywell the sum of Ten Pounds each of them to be paid by my Executors hereafter Named a Twelvemonth & a day after my Decease

Item I give to my Grandaughter Sarah Taylor the Sum of Ten Pounds to be paid her by my Executors hereafter named when she shall attain to the age of Eighteen Years

Item all the residue of my Goods, Cattle, Chattels, & personal Estate of what kind soever, after my Just Debts & Funeral Expences are paid and Discharged I give to my beloved Wife Sarah Wright and to my Son Edward Wright Junior whom I hereby nominate and appoint Joint Executor & Executrix of this my Will, revoking all former Wills at anytime by me made confirming this only as my Last Will and testament

In Wittness whereof I the said testator Edward Wright the Elder have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty four

                                                                                                         Edward Wright

Signed sealed published & 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 Wittnesses in his presence and at his request

Richard Hoe

W Barnes

On Tuesday the 24th day of July 1764 Edward Wright the within mentioned Executor was Sworn, before me

                                                                                                         Thos Myddelton Surrogt

Reserving a Right to Sarah Wright to Widow & All &c