Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Unwin of Mosborough, spinster (1735)

In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Unwin of Mosbrough in the Parish of Eckington in ye County of Derby Spinster being infirme and weake in Body but of Sound and perfect minde and memory praise be given to Allmighty God for ye Same Therefore considering ye frailty and incertainty of this human Life do make and ordaine this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator who gave it hopeing through the Meritts of ye Death and pashon of Jesus Christ my Only Saviour and Redemer to obtain free pardon and remission of my Sins And my Body I comitt to ye Earth from whence it came to be decently buryed at ye discretion of my Execu’s hereafter named And as for my Temporall and Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased Almighty God of his Goodness to bless me with I give and dispose thereof as followeth First my Will and minde is that my just debts, Legacies and Funerall charges shall be discharged and paid by my Execut’r Imprimis I give and bequeath after my decease unto Martha the Wife of John Booth of Mosbrough Sicklesmith all my Close or parcel of Land commonly called or knowne by the Name of fourLands containing by estimation three acres be ye Same more or less lying betwixt ye Land of Mr Thom’s Stones East and John Bunting west near Mosbrow Moore Lane End to her ye sd Martha Booth and her Heirs for ever Together with all and Singular the Rights and privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging but if it happen that she ye sd Martha Booth die without Heirs lawfully begot of her Body then my Will and minde is that ye sd four Lands which is by this Will given unto Martha Booth aforesaid and her heirs shall be to and for the proper use and behoof of Joseph Booth her husband to have hold possess and enjoy during the Term of his Natural Life if he be then living And if it happen that the sd Lands shall come into ye possession of John Booth aforesaid to have hold and enjoy during the term of his Natural Life Then my Will and minde is that after ye Decease of ye sd John Booth the sd four Lands I give and bequeath unto my Heir Elizabeth the Wife of John Goodale of Rotherham in ye County of York. Blacksmith and his heirs to have hold use possess and enjoy for ever And further my Will and Minde is That whosoever Enjoys and possesses ye sd four Lands after my decease Shall pay unto my Sister Mary ye Wife of John Cautledge of Rotherham in County of York Blacksmith the Sume of Twenty Shillings yearly and every year during the Term of her Natural Life without ….. and or any delays Also I give and bequeath unto my Neice Alice Unwin the Daughter of John Unwin of Msobrough the Sum of five shillings to be paid at ye Death of My Sister Mary Cawthorne Also I give and bequeath unto my Brother John Unwin the Sume of five shillings Also I give and bequeath unto Wm Unwin Son of My Brother John Unwin the Sume of five shillings Also I give and bequeath unto John Unwin Son of my Brother John Unwin the Sume of five shillings All ye residue and remainder of all and singular My Goods, Cattell Chattells and p’sonall Estate what Soever I do hereby give and bequeath unto John Booth my Nephew whome I do hereby make and ordaine sole Executor of this my last will and Testam’t And I do hereby Revoake and make void all former and other Will and Wills by me heretofore made and doo publish and declare this only to be my last will and Testam’t Wittness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seale the fifteenth day of May in ye fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by ye grace of God of Great Brittain &c. Anno D. 1735

Signed Sealed and published                                           Elizabeth Unwin her mark
by the Testator in ye presence of us

Will: Billam
William Cowley his mark
Wm: Rotherham