Last Will and Testament of Henry Atkin of Mosborough, Sicklesmith (1756)

In the Name of God Amen I Henry Atkin of Mosbrough in the Parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Sickle Smith being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and Memory, thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, first of all I recommend by Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian-like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after mentioned. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to say, I give and bequeath to my Son Henry the Sum of forty Pounds of good and lawful Money of England to be paid to him when he shall attain to the age of twenty one years, and if it happen that my said Son die before he come to the age of twenty one years then I give and bequeath the said sum of forty Pounds to Sarah my beloved Wife – And all my Good and Chattels Bills Bonds and all the rest of my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath to my said Wife her Executors Administrators and Assigns, And of this my Last Will and Testament I constitute and appoint Thomas Staniforth of Mosbrough Moor in the Parish of Eckington aforesaid, the younger Sickle Smith and Henry Booth of Ridgeway in the said Parish of Eckington Sickle Smith Executors revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty six.
Published and declared by the said
Testator as and for his Last Will
In the presence of us, who in his                                                             Henry Atkin
… our Names as Witnesses

….. Booth    Ann Booth    Willm. Street