Wright William 1865 of Long Clawson will

William Wright of Long Clawson 1865 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives DE 462/8

I William Wright of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grazier do make and publish this my last Will and Testament

I Give unto my two friends William Cook of Clawson Farmer and Edward Doubleday of Clawson (Farmer) in the County of Leicester All and singular my furniture plate, linen, household goods and Chattles used in & about my dwelling house where I now live together with all my live and dead stock Implements of husbandry and the life upon my farm at Long Clawson aforesaid To for And upon the several trusts intents and purposes hereinafter expressed willed and declared In trust for the sole use benefit and advantage of my dear Wife Sarah Wright during the term of her natural life or while she remains my Widow And at her marriage or decease In Trust to sell and dispose of the same to the best advantage And in Trust to receive all the monies arising from such sale or sales together with all Monies due to me from any source whatever And after paying all reasonable and necessary expences attending such sale together with the funeral expences of my Wife Sarah Wright And all my just debts To divide the same into two equal parts One part to be divided equally among my Nephews & Nieces in England share and share alike namely Joseph Wright Elizabeth Bonser Catharine Bonser Pheby Bonser & Mary Jane Wright The other part to be equally divided among the Nephews and Nieces of my Wife namely Elizabeth Lockton Sarah Lockton Mary Lockton John Lockton & Upton Lockton And should any other nephew or niece be born in England after the date of this will they shall be entitled to an equal share with these herein named

Lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my two friends William Cook and Edward Doubleday of Clawson in the County of Leicester Farmers joint Executors to his my last Will and Testament And I will and direct that they shall not be accountable for each other nor for involuntary losses attending this trust And that they shall reimburse to themselves All reasonable and necessary expences in fulfilling the same

As Witness my hand this twenty first day of November One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine

                                                                                                         William Wright

Signed sealed & published as and for the last Will and testament of the within named Testator who in our presence has hereto set his hand And we in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as Witnesses

John Featherstone

Mary Mann

Proved at Leicester the ninth day of January 1865 by the Oaths of William Cooke (in the Will written Cook) and Edward Doubleday the Executors to whom Administration was granted

The Testator William Wright was late of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Grazier and died on the seventh day of June 1864 at Long Clawson aforesaid

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