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Will of John Shephard 1758-1830

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Will of John Shephard (1758-1830) [1]

In the name of God Amen. I John Shepherd of Killamarsh in the County of Derby, Yeoman, declare my will to be as follows. I direct all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my personal estate. I give and devise unto my son in law, John Whitfield and my daughter Rebecca Whitfield and their assigns for and during the term of their natural lives and the life of the survivor of them, the three closes of land and premises in Ashley Lane at or near Upperthorpe in the Parish of Killamarsh aforesaid and which I receive in exchange from the George Schooll. And from and after the decease of the survivor of them, the said John Whitfield and Rebecca Whitfield, I give and devise the said three closes with the appurtenances unto all and every the children of the side Rebecca Whitfield, share and share alike as tenants in common and to their several and their respective heirs and assigns for ever. And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects, both real and personal, I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my grandson, John Shepherd, his Heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever to and for his own use and benefit, Subject nevertheless to payment of the sum of two hundred pounds which I hereby give and bequeath to his Brother James Shepherd; and to the payment of the sum of fifty pounds unto each of his sisters, Jane Shepherd, Mary Shepherd, and Sarah Shepherd as and when they severally attain their respective ages of twenty one years and if any of the said legatees die under that age, the legacy of him, her or them so dying, to sink into the residue for the benefit of the said John Shepherd: also to the payment of the sum of nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings which I give and bequeath unto my servant Harriet Battye over and about what may be due to her for wages. And I hereby nominate William Love of Killamarsh aforesaid, the said John Shepherd and the said John Whitfield Executors of this my Will in Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. Sighned, sealed, published and declared by the said Testor John Shepherd 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 subscribed our names as Witnesses. William Slagg, George Mallinder, Killamarsh. John Shephard.

In the name of God, Amen. I john Shepherd of Killamarsh in the County of Derby wish the following to be attached to my Will. That my grandson James Shephard and each of his Sisters, Jane Shepherd, Mary Shepherd and Sarah Shepherd shall all be provided with sufficient meat and Clothing until they are capable of getting their own livelihoods which shall be at the Expense of my Grandson John Shephard. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and thirty. Signed, sealed and declared by the said testator John Shepherd 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 subscribed our hands as witnesses.

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  1. Series description Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court (www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 26 September 2021)




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