Last Will and Testatment of Richard Bryerley of Mosborough, sicklesmith (1722)

In the name of God Amen I Richard Bryerley the older of Mosbrough in the parish of Eckington in the County of Derby Sicklesmith being very weake and infirme in body but of sound and perfect minde and memory (praise be Given to Almighty God for the same) And considering the frailty and uncertainty of this humane life doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme followinge First and principally I comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my creator who gave it hopeinge through the merritts and mediation of the death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to obtaine pardon and forgivenesse of my Sins And my body I comitt to the Earth from whence it came to be decently buryed att the discretion of my friends And as for my Temporall and Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God of his Godnesse to bless me I Give and dispose thereof as followeth First my Will and minde is And I doe hereby Give demise and bequeath unto my eldest Sonne William Bryerley and his heirs for ever All my Mortgages Cottages Closes Lands and Tenaments whatsoever (as well freehold as copyhold) with their and every of their Appurtenances Also I doe hereby Give and bequeath unto my sd Sonne William all my Goods Cattle Chattells and personal estate whatsoever Upon that condition nevertheless that my sd Sonne William his heirs an assigns shall out of the same the rents …. …. proffitts thereof pay all my debts and my funerall charges And also do and shall within the space of five years next after my death pay out the same unto my five younger children Jude Bryerley Richard Bryerley Thomas Bryerley Mary Bryerley and Elizabeth Bryerley five poundes a piece And I doe hereby order that my daughter Elizabeth Bryerley shall have two pewter dishes of the bigger sort to be delivered to her by my sd Sonne William immediately after my death for her propper use And I doe hereby make and ordaine him the sd William Bryerley Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Revoakinge all former and other Will or Wills by me heretofore made and doe publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale The Tenth day of July In the Eight yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraingne Lord George by the Grace of God Kinge over Great Brittaine &c. Anno Dm 1722

Signed Sealed and Published                                                      Richard Briarly
in the presence of

Joseph Higingbotham
Abraham Story
Marm: Carver