Wright Thomas 1747 of Eaton Will

Thomas Wright of Eaton 1747 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1747

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Wright of Eaton Yeoman being Sick of Body but of perfect Mind and Memory (praised be Almighty God therefore) do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following

First I give and bequeathe my immortal Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it Hoping thro’ the meritorious Death and passion of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to be joyfully receiv’d at the Day of my Resurrection and as for my Body to be decently buried in the Parish Churchyard at Eaton aforesaid at the Expences of my Executor hereafter mentioned and as for my Worldly Goods Cattles Chattles and personal Estate I dispose of in the following Manner and form

First I give the Sum of ten Shillings to the Poor of the parish of Eaton

Also I give and bequeath to my two Daughters Mary and Elizabeth the Sum of one Hundred and ten pounds Each and for the Non payment of which Sum I give and bequeath my House and Lands at Rearsby in the County of Leicester to be by my Daughters Entre’d on and possessed the next Lady=Day but one after my Decease

And as to the Household Goods I Will that they be Equally divided betwixt my two Daughters and my Son Thomas Share and Share alike but my Will and Command further is that if Either or both of my Daughters shall decease before they are married their part or portion her assigned shall devolve and descend to the Survivour or Survivours of my Children to be equally divided betwixt them

Also I give to my Daughter Mary a Gold ring and my Daughter Elizabeth two large Silver Spoons and the rest of the plate to my Son Thomas

My Debts my Legacies my funeral Expences being first paid and discharg’d and then all the rest of my Goods Cattles Chattles and personal Estate unbequeath’d I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas making and ordaining him Sole and full Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking and renouncing all former Wills made by me

In Witness whereof the Testator has set his Hand and Seal this twenty fift Day of November Anno Domini 1746

                                                                                                                Thomas Wright his mark

In the presence of us

Mary Cooper her mark

George Blankly

Thomas Lavidge his mark

Thomas Wright executor sworn 11 May 1747

A true perfect and entire Inventory of the Goods Cattles and Chattles of Thos. Wright lately deceased in the parish of Eaton and County of Leicester as they are appraised and Valued by us who have here Subscribed our hands Bartholomew Holmes his mark Robert Shelton

Imprimis Purse and Apparrill4100
Seven horse kind2000
Twelve beast kind1200
Seventy Seven Sheep young and old1600
Three Swine100
Waggons Carts plows and Harrows1000
Collars Geers and all other accoutriments100
Crop the Corn and hay1000
The Clots in the field1000
Goods in the house as brass and pewter300
Goods in the parlour bed & beding Chairs Tables300
Goods in the best Chamber bed and beding Chairs Table300
Goods in the two other Chambers bed & beding &c300
For all other things not seen and forgott    0100
The Totall Sum10000