View Full Version : Will of John Stacy 1751 - part 1
13-12-2005, 9:10 PM
John Stacy of Farnsfield in the County of Nottingham yeoman
Brother William Stacy
my friend Thomas Clarkson of Farnsfield
my Wife Mary Stacy
William Clark (tenant?)
Son Thomas Stacy
my daughter Mary
my Son Joseph
my Son William
William Stacy Son of William Stacy and Grandson of the abovesaid William Stacy
and I do hereby make and Constitute my said Son William sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand ad Seal the 29th Day of July 1751
13-12-2005, 9:17 PM
Signd, Seald, Published ad Declared for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us and at his request and in his presence have set our names as witnesses hereunto.
We William Stacy and Thomas Clarkson Trustees and Guardians of William Stacy a junior Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of John Stacy Late of Farnsfield in the County of Nottingham Do swear that we will, will and faithfully perform the said last will and Testament of the said John Stacy during the minority of the said William Stacy and that we willflay and Discharge all his Just Debts and legacys so far as his Goods and Chattels will thereto Extend and the Law Doth Charge us and that we will Exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of the same into the Registry of the Court of the Chapter of Southwell when we shall be thereunto Lawfully required.
Thomas Clarkson – his mark
Sworn at Southwell the 14th Day of September 1751 Before me
Jam. Bird Jun
13-12-2005, 9:22 PM
Wife mentioned in the will was Mary Bunting, and their children where Elizabeth, Mary and Thomas. John seems previously to have been married to Ann, and their children were Joseph and William (there was also a Francis who had died previously): based on baptisms of older children and timing of his marriage to Mary.
The will seems to highlight the character of Joseph in particular, as it went into great detail about behaviour, mentioning drunkenness and idleness and the trustees being given permission to stop his annuity.
Most of property left to William, youngest son by first marriage.
Hope this is useful to someone, Karen
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