Will of Anne Wheatcroft of Wessington dated 1767

Transcribed by Neil Mitchell and reproduced with his permission

In the name of God Amen Whereas I Anne WHEATCROFT Widdow of Samuel WHEATCROFT late of Washington in the parish/ of Chrich in the County of Derby Maltster, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God for the same do make/ ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I give my soul/ into the Hands of God that Gave it and my body to the Earth to be desently buryed at the descretion of my Executors hereafter/ Named and as toutching my Real and Personable Estate which it hath pleased God to bestow on me I ordain give and Dispose/ thereof as follows; Imprimus; I will that all my just Debts and funeral expenses be well and duly paid. Item. I will and my mind/ is that my Executors here after named do and shall collect and Gather all such money as any ways oweing to me Eigther by/ Bills or Book Debts. Item. I Give and bequeath unto my son William FOX of Washington and to my son Edward FOX of New/thorpe in the Parish of Greasly in the County of Nottingham the sum of one pound and one shilling apiece to be paid by my Executors/ within twelve months after my decease. Item. I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sybil FOX a Feather bed and/ Bedstead and all the rest of the Furniture belonging thereunto and on which I now lie all the rest of my household goods/ and brewing vessells and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha WHEATCROFT and I will and my mind is that the aforesaid household goods and Brewing vessells may be kept in the possesion of my aforesaid/ Daughter Sybil FOX and that she may have the use of them provided she does not sell or any ways Dispose of the same, but/ Deliver them peaceably and quietly at any time when my Executors think proper or shall have occation to Dispose of them/ other ways. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Aforesaid Daughter Martha WHEATCROFT one malthouse with all the apurtenances thereto belonging/ situate in Washington aforesaid and now in my own possession. Item. I will and my mind is that my aforesaid Daughter Martha may be/ Decently brought up with sufficient meat Drink Washing and Lodgeing at the Discretion of the Executors. Item. My will and mind/ is that the Rents or anuities of the malthouse aforesaid be by my Executors aplyed towards the Bringing up of my aforesaid Daughter Martha/ and in case that be not suffitient the Household goods brewing vessells to be sold and when that falls short the malthouse to be sold or/ mortgaged. Item. My will and mind is that in case my Daughter Martha should Die before she arives at the age of twenty one years or/
married that all and singular my real or personal Estate if any Remaining shall be Equaly Divided amongst all my Children that are then/ liveing. Item. Lastly I do hereby nominate Constitue and appoint my son William FOX of Washington and Richard HOLE of Brackenfield in the parish of Morton, Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do give and bequeath to Each of them the sum of ten shillings and sixpence/ apiece in recompence of any trouble they may or shall be at in Executing the care and trust imposed on them and Do hereby revoke all former/ wills by me here to fore made Eigther in Word or Writeing whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of February/ one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven and in the seventh year of the Reign of King George the third./
Signed sealed published and declared/ by the above named Ann WHEATCROFT to be her last will/ and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed/ our Names as Wittnesses in the said Testators presence./
Janey? MATHER/
John HILL/

Ann WHEATCROFT her X mark and seal./


At Kendalls 16th October 1767./ Let a Probate be granted to William FOX & Richard/ HOLES the joint Executors named therein./ Under 20£./ *** **letcher./
They being sworn before me/ Thomas FIDLER Clerk/ Rector of Shirland./ P.W./

The Will of Ann WHEATCROFT/ of Washington./ Datd 26th of Feb 1767./

Ufton Bs. 20 April/ 1768./ T. Ann WHEATCROFT/ de Crich. 2: Ex;C; Inf: 20£