The Will of George Spendlove of Shottle Derbyshire Dated 13th April 1740
                                                         Probate granted Derby 14th April 1741
In the Name of God Amen April the thirteenth day one thousand seaven hundred and Fourty I George Spendlove ofShottle in the parish of Doefield (Duffield)in the county of Derby being in a sick and weak estate as to bodily health yet of perfect minde and memory for which I Bless God Do make and Ordain this My Last Will and testament in Manner and Form Following.That is to Say First and principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing in and thro,Jesus Christ to Recieve a Full and Free pardon For all my Sins and Justification to Eternal Life and my Body to the Earth to be Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching such Wordly Goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me
with in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose as Followeth
Imprimis.
I Give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Spendlove the sum of Five pounds to be paid to him at the end of a year after my Desease.
Item.
I Give and bequeath unto my brother Anthony Spendlove the sum of Five pounds to be paid to him at the end of twelve months after my desease.
Also.
I Give and bequeath unto my sister Lucey the Wife of James Dunnel the sum of Five pounds to be paid to her at the end of a year after my deseace.
Also.
I give unto my Sister Mary Spendlove the sum of seaven pounds to be paid to her at the discrestion of my Executor hereafter named.
Item.
All the Rest of my effects tenements Cattle and Chattles I doe Give unto my brother Robert Spendlove and Doe Make him Ful and Sole Executor of this My Last Will and testament paying all my Debts Legacies and do make Void all & every Former testament by me at any time heretofore Made as Wil Witness hereunto I set my hand and Seal the Day & year above written.
Seal d Sign d & owned as the Wil & testament of said George Spendlove in the presence of us
Mary ( her mark ) Smith
George (his mark)Spendlove Seal
Richard Statham
William Higton