Last Will and Testament of George Boulsover of Mosborough, cardboard maker (1719)

In the name of God Amen I George Boulsover the elder of Mosbrough in the parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Cardbordmaker being weake and Infirme in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be god for the same) Therefore Considering the frailty of and Incertainty of this human Life do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and principally I Comend my soul into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator, who hopeing through the merits of the only passion of Jesus Christ my most sacred redeemer to obtain free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins And my body I Comit to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, And as for my Temporall and worldly Goods which God of his goodnes hath endowed me wtihall I Give and bequeath as Follows First my mind and will is and I do hereby give and bequest unto my son Timothy Boulsover and to his heirs for ever all that my messuage or Tenement in Mosbrough wherin I now live with the Croft and fould thereto adjoining with all and singular the Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise Appurtaining upon this Condition nevertheless that my said son Timothy and his heirs shall out of the same pay unto my son Joseph Boulsover yearly and every year during the natural life of him the said Joseph Eighteen shillings of Lawfull money at two days or feasts in the year (to wit) at the feast of St John Baptist commonly called midssomer And ye feast of ye Nativity of J Christ saviour comonly called Christmas day by equal portions And my will and mind is that if my son Timothy or his heirs do faile in makeing paym’t thereof unto my sd’ son Joseph Boulsover that then my said son Joseph shall have liberty to enter upon the aforesaid Croft and to hold the same and to take the Rents and profitts …. .. ….. with Arrears of the said Eighteen shillings a year shall be fully satisfied and payd And further my mind and will is that the said Joseph shall not sell or otherwise dispose of the said Eighteen shillings a yeare or any part thereof to any person or persons whatsoever Item I Give and bequeath unto Geo’ Boulsover my son the sum of one shilling And I make my son Timothy Boulsover sole Executor of this my last will and Testam’t And I Revoke all former wills made by me And have hereunto put my hand and seale this eleventh day of Decemb’r In ye sixth year of Soveragne Lord George by the grace of God King of Great Brittain France and Ireland defend’r of the faith &c Ano Dom 1719

Sealed and published this to be my                                         George Boulsover
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