Will of John Walkert of Wessington dated 1821

Transcribed by Neil Mitchell and reproduced with his permission

In the Name of God Amen, I John WALKER of Washington/ in the Parish of Crich and County of Derby Labourer being of sound and disposeing/ mind and memory praised be God do make publish and declare this my/ last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)/ first. I Will that all my just debts and Funeral Expenses are fulley paid/ and discharged by my Executors and Trustees herein after named and I/ also Charge my personal Estate with the payment of the same. Item./ I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary WALKER all my Real and/ Personal Estate for the term of natural life and imeadeatly after her decease/ I Give and Devise all my Real and personal Estate unto my Son John/ WALKER his Heirs and assigns for Ever Subject neverless to the payment/ of Ten pound to my Son Inlaw James CROFTS and Ten pound to my Godson/ William WHEATCROFT to be paid them in Twelve months after my said Wife/ Decease and also the further sum of Two Shillings a week to my Daughter/ Frances WHEATCROFT and every week after her said Husband decease for/ the term of her natural life if she should survive him her said Husband/ John WHEATCROFT and I Charge my said Hous and Croft with the payment/ of the sam and Lastly I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint/ my said Wife Mary WALKER and my Son John WALKER both of Washington/ in the County of Derby/ Executors and Trustees of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking/ and makeing voide all former and other Wills heretofore by me made in Witness/ whereof I/ the said Testator John WALKER/ have hereunto set my hand and seale this sixteenth Day of June/ in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and and Eliven/
Signed Sealed published and declared/ by the said Testator John WALKER and for/ his last Will and Testament in the/ presence of us who have hereunto/ subscribed our names as witnesses in/ his presence and at his request./
William GOODWIN/
William X mark TATUM/

John WALKER & seal.


In the Bishops Court of Lichfield/ In the Goods of John WALKER/ Deceased./
Appeared Personally John WALKER of the parish/ of Crich in the County of Derby Cordwainer and/ Mary WALKER of the same place Widow the/ Executors named on the last Will and Testament of the said John/ WALKER late of the parish of/ Crich in the County of Derby/ aforesaid Labourer Deceased; and made Oath, that the Estate and/ Effects of the said Deceased, for, or in respect of which, a Probate of the said Will/ is to be granted, exclusive of what the said Deceased may have been possessed of, or entitled to, as a Trustee for any other/ person or persons, and not beneficially, but including the Leasehold Estate or/ Estates for Years of the Deceased, if any, whether absolute or determinable on Lives, and without deducting any thing on account of the Debts, due and owing from the/ said Deceased are under the value of Two Hundred/ Pounds, to the best of these Deponent’s knowledge, information and belief./
Sworn on the 25th/ day of April 1821./ before me, John PEPPER Surrogate./

Mary her X mark WALKER./


At Alfreton 25th April 1821/
Let a Probate of the Will be granted/ to Mary WALKER widow and John/ WALKER the joint Executors/
They being duly sworn/ also that the Personal Estate/ is not of the Value of 200£/ before me/
John PEPPER/ Surrogate

Testator died/ in March/ last


Alfreton 25th Apr/ 1821/ T. Johnis WALKER/ parish Crich/ 2 Ex C. Inf 200£.