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John Waterfield of Market Harborough - his Will - 27 June 1801

John was the brother of my 4xG Grandmother. More information on his life can be found here.

 This is the Last Will and Testament of me John Waterfield

of Market Harborough in the County of Leicester Innholder
Whereas Elzabeth my present Wife some years since intermarried
with James Bates of Marston Trussell in the County of Northampton
Miller (whose widow she was approved and verily believed to
be at the time of our marriage) But lived separate and apart
from each other  for a long space of time at least fourteen years
and upwards during that interval nor at any time since hath
she heard of him the said James Bates whereby she was at
the time of our Marriage induced to think that he was not
living Now therefore I the said John Waterfield
wishing to make some Provision for the said Elizabeth and
in token of the Love and Affection I have and bear for and
towards her Do hereby Give and Devise unto her the said
Elizabeth her Heirs and Assigns All that my Messuage or
tenement situate and being in a certain Street in Market
Harborough aforesaid called the Little Street and known by
the name or Sign of the Rose and Crown with the
appurtenances thereunto belonging and in the occupation of
William Hanshaw or his Undertenant  Seal
(Subject to the Incumbrances thereon) To hold the same to
her the said Elizabeth her Heirs and Assigns for ever and
that the said James Bates shall not be Tenant by the Curtesy nor
have the said Messuage or Tenement and Premises for his Life
in case he shall be living at the time of my decease and shall
happen to survive the said Elizabeth Also I give and
bequeath unto her the said Elizabeth the use of all my Household
Goods Plate Linen China Household Furniture Brewing Copper
and Utensils of all sorts used in Brewing during her Lifetime
not making away with the same and doing as little Damage
thereto by necessary use and wear as may be and from and
after her decease I give the same (except the Brewing Copper
and Utensils) in manner following (that is to say) One half
thereof unto my Son Thomas Waterfield and the other half thereof
unto my three other Children John Waterfield; Elizabeth the wife of
Samuel Cook and William Waterfield to be equally divided betwenn
them share and share alike Also my said Brewing Copper
and Brewing Utensils (after the decease of the first mentioned
Elizabeth) I give and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas
Waterfield for his own use and benefit And also all my
Stock of Ales Liquers and Wines and all my Crops Cattle
Chattels ready Money and Securities for Money and all other my
Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (not hereinbefore
disposed of) I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my
(supposed) Wife she paying all my just Debts Funeral Expenses and
a Legacy of Five Pounds unto her Daughter Martha Palmer by a
former Husband to buy her Mourning which I do hereby give
unto her accordingly And Lastly I hereby make nominate
and appoint her the said Elizabeth my (supposed) Wife sole
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament revoking all others
by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I
the said John Waterfield the Testator have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this twenty seventh Day of June One thousand eight
hundred and one
John Waterfield
Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the above named John Waterfield the
Testator 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 Witnesses
John Mutton
Jo Bull
Tho Jones
All of Market Harborough
May 13 1802
Let a probat be made to Elizabeth Waterfield
the Sole Executrix within named She being duly
Sworn as well to the faithful Execution of the Will
as well as that the Testator's goods Chattels &
credits do not amount in Value to the Sum of £300
Before me
Eardy Surrogate
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