Last Will and Testament of Anne Glossop of Mosborough, widow (1738)

In the Name of God Amen I Anne Glossop of Mosbrough of the parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Widow being weak in body yet of sound and perfect mind and memory (Praise be therefore given to Almighty God for the same) but calling to mind the uncertainty of this my natural life do make and ordain this my last will and Testament as followeth (that is to say) First and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits mediation death and passion of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting life And my body I commit to the Earth from whence it was taken to be Decently buried at the Expense of my Executors hereafter named in full pursuance of its resurrection from there at the last day And as touching such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God of his Goodness to bestow upon me I Give and Dispose thereof as followeth First I Will that my just Debts Legacies and Funeral expenses be paid and Discharged by my Executors hereafter named Item I Give and bequeath unto my loving Sister in Law Elizabeth Glossop of Brimington Widow the Sum of Twenty Shillings to be paid her immediately after my Decease and also the further sum of four pound to be paid her Twelve months after my Decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Nephew Francis Glossop of Brimington five pound to be paid  Twelve months after my Decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my two Loving Nieces Mary and Elizabeth Daughters of the above named Elizabeth Glossop the sum of five pounds apiece to be paid them twelve months after my Decease Item I Give unto my Loving Niece Mary Stutton the sum of Five pound to be paid twelve Months after my Decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Cousin Thomas Smith of Bassenthorpe the sum of five pound to be paid Twelve months after my Decease Item I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Nephew John Turner of Boston the sum of one shilling of Lawful Money of England to be paid to him twelve months after my Decease And whereas the said John Turner Stands Indebted unto me in the Sum of Twenty Six pounds upon two promissory Notes Now I do hereby acquit and forgive him Eleven Pounds of the said Debt And five pounds being part of the fifteen pounds still remaining in his hands I do order him to pay unto my Loving Niece Mary the Daughter of Richard Turner Twelve Months after my Decease and the other Ten Pounds still remaining in his hands I do hereby Order him to pay unto his Eldest Son John Turner with interest for the same as soon as he shall arrive at the Age of Twenty one Years. And if it should happen that my Sister in Law Elizabeth Glossop or my Nephew Francis Glossop or my two Nieces Mary and Elizabeth aforementioned should any one of them Die before their Legacy becomes due I then Give the five pound to his or her Children then remaining Item I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Niece Mary South the sum of Sixteen pounds to be paid twelve Months after my decease unto whom I also further give and bequeath all my Wearing Apparell and also my best bed hilling A couple of my best Blanketts a Couple of my best Sheets and two of my best pillow bears and three feather pillows Item I Give and bequeath unto Elizabeth the Daughter of the afores’d Mary South a Dozen of my best Naptkins and my best table Cloth and also all my Pewter Item I Give and bequeath unto Mary the Daughter of Richard Turner My bedstead feather bed and bedding remaining not before disposed of All the Rest and Residue of my Estate not Settled before I do Give wholely and absolutely to my two Loving Nephews Francis Turner and Richard Turner whom I do Ordain and Appoint Sole and Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Seventeenth day November in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirty Eight

Signed Sealed published and                                              Anne Glossop her mark
Declared by the abovenamed Ann
Glossop for her last Will and Testament
in presence of us

Thos Rotherham
William Story
Edwd Frith