This is the last Will and Testament of me Nathan Staton of Mosbro, in the parish of Eckington in the County of Derby, Sickle Manufacturer;
First, I give and bequeath unto my Wife Sarah Staton the House where I now reside, the Workshops and Tenements adjoining, the Gardens, Orchard, and all appurtenances thereto belonging, the stock in trade, Household goods and Furniture, Books, Linen, China, personal estate, Debts, rights, Credits and effects whatsoever and wheresoever subject to the payment thereout of my just Debts, funeral and Testamentary expenses to have and to hold the same for and during the term of her natural life on condition that she remain unmarried, And at her decease or in case she marrieth again Then I will and direct that all my household goods and furniture, Cattle and implements of Husbandry shall be sold and the money arising therefrom shall be equally divided amongst my three Daughters Ellen, Sarah and Mary. Also I give and bequeath unto my Son Stephen Staton the sum of Ten Pounds and the Sum of Nineteen Pounds and Nineteen Shillings to each of my said Three Daughters, Ellen, Sarah and Mary to be raised and levied out of the remainder of my estate and effects and to be paid to them and each of them by my Executors hereinafter named on or before the expiration of twelve calendar months next after my said Wife’s decease or in case she marrieth again as aforesaid, – And after these said Legacies are all duly paid and discharged Then I give and bequeath the rest residue and remainder of my stock in trade, working tools the Dwelling house, Workshops and appurtenances, Debts, Rights, Credits and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto my youngest son Septimus Staton his Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns absolutely and forever subject nevertheless to the payment thereout of the Mortgage on this my said property and interest thereon when and as the same become due – And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint George Webster, Cordwainer, and my said Son Septimus Staton, Sicklemaker, both of Mosbro, afore said joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me made In Witness whereof I the said Nathan Staton the Testator have hereunton set my hand and seal this Eleventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Forty one.
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Nathan Staton
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 hereunto subscribed our names
as Attesting Witnesses.
John Ibbotson Hayes