Last Will and Testament of Thomas Unwin of Mosborough, yeoman (1729)

In the Name of God Amen The Eighteenth Day of April in the Year of our Lord 1729 I Thomas Unwin of Mosbrough in the parish of Eckington and County of Derby Yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I Give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian-like and decent manner at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Devise and dispose of the Same in the following manner and form Imprimis I Give and Bequeath after my Decease a House which I do now dwell in Kitchin and all the other rooms thereunto belonging two Barns fold and all other outhousing thereunto belonging and a Croft containing by estimation three Roods be the same more or less with all the Premises and Appurtenances thereunto belonging all which aforesaid I Give and Bequeath unto my Sister Elizabeth Unwin for and during the remains of her Natural life and further my will and mind is that after the decease of my Sister Elizabeth Unwin that the sd. House which I do now dwell in Kitchin and all the other rooms thereunto belonging and a Croft containing by Estimation three Rood be the same more or less two Barns fold Garden and Orchard stables and all other outhousing thereunto belonging and all the Premises and Appurtenances thereunto belonging I Give and Bequeath unto John Unwin Son of my Brother John Unwin to him and his Heirs for ever the sd. John Unwin or his Heirs paying unto Matthew Taylor of Killamarsh Sicklesmith the Sume of five pounds of good and lawfull money of England but if it happen that the sd. Matthew Taylor happen to be Dead before he receive the sd. five pounds then my will and mind is that the aforesd. Five pounds shall be equally Divided amongst the Children of that the sd. Matthew Taylor or to which of them shall be living but if it happen that the sd John Unwin die without Heirs then my will and mind is that all the aforenamed House Kichin all other rooms two Barns fold Garden Orchard Croft with all the premises and Appurtenances thereunto belonging shall and may be lawfull to and for Alice Unwin Mary Unwin Emmah Unwin Daughters of my Brother John Unwin to be Equally divided amongst them as to which of them shall be living Item I Give all my Personal Estate whatsoever Quick and Dead goods money unto Martha Cawthorne Except a large Brass Pan which I Give unto William Unwin Son of my Brother John Unwin All which Personal Estate aforesd I Give and Bequeath unto Martha Cawthorne Daughter of John Cawthorne of Rotheram the said Martha Cawthorne paying unto Mary Unwin and Emma Unwin each of them five pounds a piece of good and lawfull Money of England at the end of twelve months after my decease Daughters of my Brother John Unwin or to which of them shall be living and further my will and mind is that the sd Martha Cawthorne shall pay unto Elizabeth Goodall Wife of John Goodall of Rotheram the Sume of ten pounds of Good and lawful money of England at the end of twelve months after my decease but if it happen that the sd Elizabeth Goodall shall be dead before she hath received ye aforesaid ten pounds then it shall be Equally divided amongst the Children of the sd Elizabeth Goodall Item I Give and Bequeath unto Mary Cawthorne of Rotheram the sume of five shillings Item I Give unto my Brother John Unwin the sume of five shillings Item I Give unto William Unwin son of my Brother John Unwin the sume of five shillings And I do Nominate Constitute and Appoint the said Martha Cawthorne Sole and only Executor of this my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year above written

Signed Sealed Published and declared                             Thomas Unwin his mark
to be my last will and Testament
in presence of

George Boulsover
Francis Lindley his mark
Henry Towndrow