Will of Richard SHEAVYN, Ticknall, Derbyshire: 1838

Probate granted 15 December 1842, Lichfield

This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard SHEAVYN of the Parish of Ticknall in the County of Derby, Yeoman, made this 6th day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty-Eight In the first place I order & direct all my just debts funeral & testamentary expenses to be fully paid satisfied and discharged out of my Personal Estate and effects by my Executors hereinafter named & appointed

Then I give & bequeath to my wife Ann SHEAVYN the bed on which we usually sleep with all its furniture and two pair of sheets   the Clothes Press standing in the large Parlour    the small table standing under the yard window    the Chest of Drawers standing under the Barometer   the small tea-table on which we usually take breakfast    the table with one leaf standing under the garden window    the corner cupboard in the little parlour    and half a dozen chairs together with one arm chair and cushion to it    all the above to be for her own use and benefit during her life provided she quits this house after my decease    and at the death of my said wife Ann SHEAVYN I order and direct that the whole of the above articles of furniture be returned to my son Samuel SHEAVYN    he my said son Samuel SHEAVYN paying my said wife Ann SHEAVYN's funeral expenses

And I likewise order & direct that the sum of 30 pounds per annum of good & lawful English currency be paid to my said wife Ann SHEAVYN during the term of her natural life the sum to be paid half-yearly by my Executors hereinafter named & appointed

I then give and bequeath to my son William SHEAVYN two notes of the value of fifty pounds each due to me from the Trustees of the Wesleyan Chapel Ticknall with the interest due thereupon at the time of my decease together with all my wearing apparel   all this to be for his own use & benefit I then give and bequeath to my grandson Richard    son of my said son William    my silver watch   Family Bible    Hymn Book with two clasps & Robinson's Christian System in 3 volumes    I then give and bequeath to my son Samuel SHEAVYN all my other property of what kind soever & wherever found

And lastly I constitute nominate & appoint Mr William WOODWARD of Southwood & Mr George SHEFFIELD of Ticknall Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I hereby authorise them to receive all monies due to me and their the said Executors receipt shall be a legal discharge to the same

In Witness whereof I the said Richard SHEAVYN have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty-Eight

Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the said Richard SHEAVYN as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the Presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witness attesting the execution thereof

Signed:  Richard SHEAVYN

Witnesses:  Joseph WORSTALL    Henry TOPLISS   George BRIGGS

At Lichfield 15 Dec 1842: Let Probate of this Will be made for William WOODWARD one of the Executors a Power being resolved for George SHEFFIELD the other Executor to Prove in like manner He being duly sworn also that the deceased's Personal Estate is not to amount in value to the sum of £600 before me

Signed: Threfall PARR, Surrogate

Testator died in July last

Source: Lichfield Original Wills, 1842


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