WILL OF GEORGE SPENDLOVE OF SHOTTLE, DERBYSHIRE DATED
7th JANUARY 1781.PROBATE GRANTED DERBY 4th MAY 1781
Copied from original Will located in Lichfield Joint Records Office
In the name of God Amen. I George Spendlove the elder of Shottle in the Parish of Duffield in the County of Derby Yeoman being of sound and Disposeing mind and Understanding (Praised be God) Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following.
First I give and Devise all that my Freehold piece of land and Appurtenances lying and being in Belper Field in the County aforesaid in the possession of Humphrey Lane to my loving Niece Mary Key of Shottle aforesaid and to her Hiers and Assigns for ever. She paying thereout to my Sister Lucy Key of Shottle aforesaid the sum of Fifty Pounds and to my Brother Job Spendlove of Shottle aforesaid the sum of Ten Pounds. And I also give to my aforesaid Niece a Bed standing in the Parlor with all the furniture thereto belonging and half a dozen Silver tea spoons and all my China.
Also I give and Bequeath the Possession and Tenant right of my Farm in Shottle aforesaid where I now dwell and likewise the Tenant right of the Farm I now hold of Francis Hurt Esquire in Alderwaslee in the County aforesaid with all my Household Goods and furniture of Household standing therein and likewise all my quick and dead Stock and Husbandry utensils. Also all my ready Money Securities for Money Debts oweing to me of what nature or kind soever unto my loveing Nephew George Spendlove son of my Brother Thomas Spendlove and his Heirs and Assigns for ever. He paying thereout to my Brother Thomas Spendlove the sum of Fifty Pounds And to my Sister Mary Hay Wife of George Hay of Critch in the County aforesaid the like sum of Fifty Pounds within twelve months next after my Decease and all my Just Debts and funeral Expenses.
Also I give and Bequeath all my Wearing Apperrel to my Brother Job and Thomas Spendlove to be equally divided betwixt them.
Also I give and Bequeath to my Nephew Anthony Street of Wheatcroft in the parish of Critch one Shilling.
Also I give and Bequeath to my servant Man Thomas Sellers one Guinea.
And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Brother Job Spendlove and my Brother Thomas Spendlove Trustees of this my Will and earnestly request they will take upon them the execution of the trusts aforesaid.
Lastly I do constitute and appoint my Nephew George Spendlove Executor and my Trustees Job and Thomas Spendlove Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and make void all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made.
In Witness whereof I have to this my Will sett my hand and Seal the Seventh Day of Jannuary and in the Twenty first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Third and in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty One.
Signed Sealed published and declared by the Testator George Spendlove as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subsribed our names as Witnesses thereto in the said Testators presence and by his direction.
George Spendlove (Seal )
Derby 4th May 1781
Let a Probate of this Will be granted to George Spendlove and Thomas Spendlove two of the Executors a Power being reserved for Job Spendlove the other.They the said George Spendlove and Thomas Spendlove being sworn before me.
Thos White Sur
Derby: 4 May 1781
De Duffield 2:E:R:C.Infr. 100£
Will Dated 7th Jan 1781
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