Last Will and Testament of William Booth of Mosborough Moor, sicklesmith (1773)

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Booth of Mosbrough Moor in the Parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Sickle-Smith, that is to say I give to my three Daughters Elizabeth Wife of Robt. Clayton Ann the Wife of George Story and Mary the Wife of John Taylor All my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike Robert Clayton and George Story paying each to Lazarus Broadhurst Son of Matthew Broadhurst deceased and my Daughter Alice the sum of five shillings and John Taylor paying the Sum of ten shillings to the said Lazarus Broadhurst. And I devise that they will provide him an Apprenticeship to some Trade proper for him. Also I give to the said Lazarus Broadhurst two of my Coats and two Waistcoats and two pairs of Breeches, and two Shirt Cloths. Also I give to George Story my Blue Coat and Blue Waistcoat and my best pair of Buck-Skin Breeches. Also I give to Robert Clayton my Great Coat, and my Daughters Elizabeth Ann and Mary to divide the linen equally amongst them Also I give to my Daughter Alice the Wife of Thomas Brittlebank one shilling. And of this my last Will and Testament I appoint Robert Clayton Executor revoking all former Wills by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy three.

Signed Sealed published and declared                                                   William Booth
by the said Testator as and for his
Last Will and Testament in the presence
of us who in his presence have
subscribed our names as witnesses

Elizabeth Hancock
George Croft
Wm. Street