THE WILL OF GERVASE SPENDLOVE 4-3-1809
PROVED AT DERBY 10-4-1809
AS COPIED FROM ORIGINAL LOCATED AT LICHFIELD JOINT RECORDS OFFICE

In the Name of God Amen I gervase Spendlove of Shottle in the County of DerbyYeoman being of perfect mind memory and understanding do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say.First I will and direct that my just debts and funeral expences be fully paid by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bunting Twenty pounds Also I give my Daughter Phoebe Street Twenty pounds.I also give my Daughter Ann Williams Twenty pounds to be paid to them repectively their Heirs and Assigns at a twelve months after my decease by my Executor hereinafter named.I give to my Granddaughter Phoebe Spendlove daughter of my son Robert spendlove an annuity of Thirty pounds a year clear of all deductions,for the support and maintenance during her natural Life which said annuity I charge upon and payable out of my Lands at Kniveton called or known by the name of Kniveton hill in the county of Derby in the occupation of Thomas Waine,which said annuity I direct my son Robert Spendlove to have the care of and to see that my said Granddaughter Phebe Spendlove is provided with every requisite necessary during her natural life and after her decease I direct that the aforesaid lands called Kniveton hill shall be sold for the best price that can be obtained and equally devided among my Grand children Gervase Spendlove,John Spendlove,Robert Spendlove,Isaac Spendlove and Elnor Spendlove and any other children of my son Robert Spendlove and Jane his Wife that may hereafter be borne after my decease Share and Share alike except and I hereby direct that my said Grand son Gervas Spendlove shall have one hundered pounds more to his share than any of his Brothers and Sisters that is or may be borne hereafter and which said sums of mony arising from the sale of the aforesaid Land shall be paid to my aforesaid Grandchildren their heirs or assigns.I give and devise all and every my messuages closes Lands Tenements and hereditaments situate and lying and being at Kniveton and Ashleyhay in the County of Derby and all other my ral estate whatsoever unto my son Robert Spendlove his heirs and assigns for ever,and I give all my money and securities for money and all other my personal Estate whatsoever unto my said son Robert Spendlove his executors Administrators and Assigns with the payment of the Annuity to my Grand daughter Phebe Spendlove which I have bequeathed to her for and during her natural life,And lastly I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my son Robert Spendlove sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made.
I publish and declare this to to be my last Will and Testament,In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twelveth day of february in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundered and nine.
Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Gervas Spendlove 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 subscibed our names as witnesses thereto
Gervas Spendlove (Seal)
William Stathame
Job Redfearn
William Marsh
At Derby 10th April 1809
Let a Probate of this Will be Granted to Robert Spendlove Sole Executor.Being duly sworn Also that the deceased personal Estate is not of the value of 100 before Me. Rich:Buckeridge Surr
Testator Died iiii March last
Note Phebe the granddaughter  was deaf and dumb and was very well provided for ,in 1841 she was living at Wakebridge farm ,Crich. her brother Gervase's farm,she lived to a good age and died at her nieces (Ann Argile) Hall close farm Weston Underwood .J.W.Spendlove.