Dated 1853

Below is the will of Jane Staniforth

This is the last will and testament of me Jane Staniforth, spinster of Sheepshed in the county of Leicester after payment of all my just debts, funeral and effect expenses, I give and bequeath to my neice Mary Beardsmore, for her sole use and benefit and not subject to the control of her husband, should the money all that paid and parcel of a dwelling house, outhouses, land and garden with all the rights and privaledges thereof, situate on the Leicester road in Sheepshed aforesaid, and bequeathed to me by will, by my late mother, Mary Staniforth....

I also give and bequeath to my said niece Mary Beardsmore all my furniture wearing apparel, ready money and all other my property whatsoever and wheresoever of which I may be possessed at the time of my decease for her sole use and benefit, and I hereby revoke all former wills and testaments made by me, I do constitute and appoint my said neice sole executrix of this my last will and testament,

As witness my hand and seal this thirty first day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty ----- Jane Staniforth X her mark

Signed by the mark of the side Jane Staniforth in the presence of us present who in her presense have subscribed our names as witnesses ----

John Start Leicester Road, Sheepshed

George Hallams Mark X Sheepshed

Proved in Leicester the Thirtieth day of March by the oath of Mary Poyser? Wife of Robert Poyser, Boot clicker, formerly Beardsmore, Spinster. Niece of the deceased the sole executrix to whome administration was granted.

The testatrix jane Staniforth was late of Sheepshed in the county of Leicester Spinster and died on the eleventh day of August 1853 at Sheepshed aforesaid.

Under 100 pounds