CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

Will of Thomas Woodhouse dated 1743 (probate 1747)

Transcribed by Richard Mattner, with thanks to Stuart Hill

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Woodhouse of Crich in the County of Derby Yeoman being in perfect health and of sound mind memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this transitory Life do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit

First I will that all my Debts the Annuitys and Legacys herein after mentioned and my Funerall Expences be paid out of my Personal Estate But if that shall not be sufficient for those purposes then I will and order that my Reall Estate shall be applyed to make up and supply what my personall Estate shall fall short of.

Alsoe I doe hereby ratify and Confirme unto my Loveing wife A Deed by me executed before my marryage and the Estates therein contained purporting to be A settlement of severall Lands and Tenements upon my said Wife To hold the same during her natural life.

Alsoe I Give and Devise unto my said Wife All my Tyths off and in all and singular the above lands and Tenements soe settled upon her as aforesaid To the same during her natural Life.

Alsoe I will that my children be maintained out of the produce and Interest Rents and Profitts of my whole Estate in a manner convenient and Suitable to their degree until my son Thomas shall arrive at the Age of One and Twenty Years.

Alsoe After the Arrival of my son Thomas At the age of One and Twenty Years I Give and Devise and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah the summe of Seaven pounds and Ten shillings during her natural Life.

Alsoe At the same time unto my Daughter Elizabeth the summe of Seaven pounds and Ten shillings during her natural Life.

Alsoe At the same time unto my Daughter Jane the summe of Seaven pounds and Ten shillings during her natural Life.

Alsoe I Will that if any of my said Daughters be inclined to marry that she or they before such  marryage first obtaine the consent of my Executors hereinafter named and if she or they obtain such consent & approbation of them or of the survivors or survivor of them then upon such precedent Condition I Give and Bequeath unto such Daughter and Daughters soe marrying with such consent as aforesaid to each and every of them the summe of Two hundred and Fifty pounds Apiece to be paid respectively to such Daughter and Daughters within Six Calendar Months next after such Marryage The Minority of my said son Thomas notwithstanding But then and in such case the Annuity or yearly summe of Seaven pounds and Ten shillings to such Daughter and Daughters soe marrying is from thenceforth to cease and determine Or never to rise as the case shall happen.

Alsoe I So further Will that if any of my said Daughters shall marry without such consent of my Executors as aforesaid then she or they shall hold to and have onely her or their said above summe of Seaven pounds and Ten shillings during her or their natural Lives in the manner as is above directed Provided if such Daughter and Daughters soe marrying shall have any Child or Children then and in such case I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named their heires Executors and Administrators respectively soe much of my Real and Personal Estate Upon Trust as shall sufficiently enable them to Raise and Levy for the Child or Children of such said Daughter and Daughters the summe of Two hundred and Fifty pounds equally to be divided amongst them.  That is to say One Two hundred and Fifty pounds to be soe divided Amongst all the Children of one of my said such disobedient Daughters.

Alsoe And I doe hereby direct and order That if one or more of my said Daughters Dye unmarryed her and their Appointed summe or summes of Two hundred and Fifty pounds shall goe equally Amongst all my surviving Children.

Alsoe And Lastly I do hereby nominate and Appoint Sarah my Loveing Wife, my Brother David Woodhouse and Cozen John Weston Executors of this my last Will and Testament to whom I bequeath Ten Shillings Apiece and the Residue of all my Personalty I Give and Bequeath to my said son Thomas To his sole and proper use And my Reall Estate I will to Distend and come to my said son Thomas and his heires for ever.  Subject to noe other Uses Trusts intents or purposes whatsoever But what are declared in this my Will And I doe hereby revoke disannul and make void all and all manner of former and other Will and Wills Testament and Testaments heretofore by me made declared either in word or in writing and doe publish and declare this onely to be my last Will and Testament In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the Twenty Fourth day of June in the Seaventeenth Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the second by  the grace of God of Great Britaine France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and soeforth and in the year of our Lord 1743.

Thomas Woodhouse

Signed sealed published and declared by the abovenamed Thomas Woodhouse Yeoman as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testator And in the presence of each other.

Joseph Ragg
John Freepound
William Wood
Derby 19th May 1747

Let a Probate of this Will be granted to Sarah Woodhouse one of the Executors named therein a Power being reserved for David Woodhouse & John Weston the other Executors to act at pleasure.

Jno Fletcher
She being Sworn before Me
Thos White Sollr

Inventory of Tomas Woodhouse's belongings taken in 1746

A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods Cattle and Chattels of Thomas Woodhouse late of Crich in the County of Derby Yeoman lately deceased taken Valued and Appraised November the 26 1746 by us whose names are subscribed.

  £ s d
First his Purse and Apparel 4 5 0
Also Fire Irons 1 7 0
Also Brass and Copper 1 1 0
Also A Dresser and Pewter 5 2 0
Also a Clock 2 Tables and 6 Chairs 4 7 0
Also for some Books 1 10 0
Also in the Parlour 12 Chairs and 2 Tables 1 10 0
Also in the Kitchen Bruing Vessels and Copper 2 2 0
Also for a Chees Press and Cheesfats 0 15 0
Also 2 Brass Kettles and 2 Iron Pots 1 11 0
Also a Table and 3 Kits 0 12 0
Also in the Chamber over the House a Bed 5 Chairs a Press and Chest 4 0 0
Also in the Chamber over the Parlour a Bed and 6 Chairs a Chest of Drawers a Table and Glass 6 5 0
Also little Chamber a Bed a Chest 6 Buffets 3 10 0
Garrots the 1st a Bed 1 10 0
The 2d 2 Beds a Chest and 2 Chairs 4 0 0
The 3d 5 quarters of malt 5 0 0
Also 2 Hundred of Chees 2 0 0
Also for wheat 20 0 0
Also for Oates 15 0 0
Also for Barley 1 16 0
Also for 7 s 30 0 0
Also for 6 Cows 4 Horses 5 Stirks 3 Calves 33 0 0
Also for 75 Sheep 15 0 0
Also for 2 Swine 3 2 0
Also for 2 Carts 2 Plows and 2 Harrows 6 15 0
Also for 5 Collars and Holms and 5 pair of Gears 1 10 0
Also for 4 Sacks and Sives and riddles 0 7 0
Also for Lumber ware and things unseen 1 0 0
Total 177 17 0

William Hunt
Joshua Smith

 

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