His life and books
Will of Margaret Gould nee Peake 1783-1844.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Margaret Gould of Pilsbury in the parish of Hartington in the County of Derby Widow in manner and form following that is to say First I direct all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving my Will to be paid and discharged out of the Effects hereinafter bequeathed to my sons Edmund and Gilbert I Give and bequeath the Tenant right and possession of the Farm I now occupy under His Grace The Duke of Devonshire, by and with his consent and approbation, my live and dead Stock Household Furniture and other moveable Effects on or about the same And all other my personal Estate not hereafter given to my two Daughters unto my two sons Edmund Gould and Gilbert Gould equally share and share alike Subject to the payment of all Expenses of Clothing and other necessary Expenses of my sons Richard Goodwin Gould and Nathaniel Gould during their Apprenticeship and to their maintenance and board and lodging as a home for them and of my son William when ill or out of employment and also subject to the Board maintenance and education of my two Daughters Mary and Elizabeth Ann as hereto fore until they shall receive the monies hereafter by me given to them I also give and bequeath all monies and property which I am entitled unto in reversion or otherwise after the death of any other person or persons unto my said two Daughters Mary and Elizabeth Ann equally share and share alike And I do appoint my kind and respected Friends Mr. Peter Pichott Fidler of Biggin Grange and Mr. Thomas Gould of Hanson Grange joint Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Margaret Gould the Testatrix have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifth day of Novemr. In the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty
Signed and Sealed by the Margaret Gould [seal]
said Testatrix Margaret Gould
in the presence of
us present at the same
time who in her presence
at her request and in the
presence of each other have
hereunto set our names
Let a Probat of this Will be granted to Peter Pichott Fidler the Executor named therein (a power being reserved for Thomas Gould the Other Executor to prove in like manner) He the Said Peter Pichott Fidler being duly Sworn as Also the Personal Estate of the Deceased would not amount in Value to the Sum of three hundred Pounds
The Testatrix died Before me
on the ninth of Nov. 1844 W.M. Ward R.D.
Probate Extracted at Lichfield 21st May 1845
[Then follows a page which is the swearing of Peter Pichott Fidler of Biggin Grange as executor of this will before W.M. Ward MA Surrogate on the 18th May 1845.]