The family of Richard Bray and Elizabeth Allin
(6xGreat Grandparents)

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  His Parents:   Her Parents:
   Robert BRAY   Joseph ALLEN
   Elizabeth WEAVER   Elizabeth COATES
Richard BRAY Elizabeth ALLIN
Married     08/08/1715 at Whetstone, Leicestershire
Bd   Bd  
Bp 25/04/1698 Sharnford Bp  10/10/1694 Whetstone
Dd   Dd  
Bur   Bur  
Occ   Occ  
  
 Their Children:
1   Allen BRAY Bp 27/03/1716 Sharnford
2   Elisabeth BRAY Bp 07/02/1717 Sharnford
3   Richard BRAY Bp 11/12/1719 Sharnford
4   Allan BRAY Bp 07/11/1721 Sharnford
5  John BRAY Bp 31/12/1724 Sharnford

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Child No. 1 Allen was buried 18/04/1716
Child No. 3 Richard was buried 27/03/1722

Dates from the Parish Registers

A copy of Richard Bray's will (1754) with codicil (1761) has been obtained from Leicester Record Office and a transcription is given below:

Will of Richard Bray of Aylestone, Leicestershire
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Richard Bray of Aileston in the County of Leicester Yeoman Made this Eighth Day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Four Imprimis I Give and Devise unto Elizabeth my Wife All That my half yard Land of Arable Meadow and Pasture Ground with the Appurtenances Situate lying and being Disposed in the Common and Open fields of Shanford otherwise for Sharnford in the said County of Leicester which I heretofore Purchased of John Perkins the Elder William Orton and Emmett his Wife and John Perkins the younger or some or one of them And all other my Land Tenements and Hereditaments in Shanford otherwise Sharnford aforesaid and the fields or Liberties thereof (not heretofore settled) And also all that Cottage or Tenement with the Appurtenances in Aileston aforesaid late in the Occupation of Widow Winterton and now in the holding of Daniel Baker To Hold the said half yard Land Cottage and Premises with the Appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth my Wife and her Assigns for and During the Term of her natural Life And from and after her Decease Then I Give and Devise the same half yard Land Cottage and Premises unto my Son William Bray and his Heirs and Assigns Forever Item I Give and Devise all That my other Cottage or Tenement with the Appurtenances in Aileston aforesaid now in the Tenure or Occupation of William Kind unto my said Wife and her Assigns for and during the Term of her natural Life And from and after her Decease Then I Give and Devise the said Cottage or Tenement last mentioned with the Appurtenances unto my Son Richard Bray and his Heirs and Assigns Forever Item I Give and bequeath All and Singular my Household Goods Utensils and Implements of Household whatsoever unto my said wife for and during the Term of her natural Life And from and after her Decease Then I Give and bequeath the same unto my two Sons William Bray and Richard Bray Equally to be Divided between them. Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son William Bray the Sum of Thirty Pounds to be Paid to him by my Executor hereinafter named within Twelve Months next after my Decease Item I Make and Appoint my said Son Richard Bray Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby Give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate Stock and Effects whatsoever unto him my said Son Richard his Executors and Administrators He and they paying all my just Debts the Legacy above bequeathed and also the Sum of Two Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto Elizabeth my said Wife yearly and in every year during the Term of her natural Life at or upon the two most usual feasts or Days of Payment in the Year (that is to say) the feast of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel by two Even and Equal Portions The first Payment thereof to be made on such of the said feasts as shall first happen after my Decease And my Will is that my said Son Richard Bray doe and Shall within four Months after my Decease Enter into a Bond or Obligation unto my said Wife in the Penal Sum of One hundred Pounds Conditioned for the Payment of the said yearly Sum of Five Pounds unto my said Wife for her Life as aforesaid And in case my said Son Richard Shall neglect or refuse to Enter into such Bond as aforesaid Then I give and Bequeath the Residuum of my Personal Estate (above Bequeathed to my said Son Richard) Unto my said Wife for her Life and after her Decease Then I Give the Same unto my said Son Richard his Executors and Administrators In Witness whereof I the said Richard Bray the Testator have hereunto Put my hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above Named Richard Bray the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who attested the Same in his Presence
             Richard Bray

Henry Shaw (Sol to Testator)
Tho. Beck
Edwd. Harrison

This is a Codicil to and part of the Last Will and Testament within written of me the within named Richard Bray the within written Testator made this fourth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty First I Do hereby revoke the legacy or sum of thirty pounds given to my son William Bray in and by my said will and I Do hereby direct that the same shall cease & not be paid to him I having already given him in my life time the said thirty pounds And I Do hereby Give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my wife the yearly sum of ten pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain for her natural life in lieu of the Annuity of five pounds already given her by me said Will, And I Do hereby Direct that the same annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds shall be paid to my said wife in like manner as the Annuity of five pounds as Directed to be paid by my said will And that the residuum of my Personal Estate shall be in like manner Subject to the Payment thereof as is Directed in my said Will for the payment of the said Annuity of five pounds, And that my said Son Richard Bray shall within four months of my Decease enter into a Bond or Obligation to my said Wife in the Penal sum of two hundred pounds for the payment of the same Annuity of ten pounds, Unto my said wife and her Assigns for and during the Term of her Natural Life Under the like Penalty & restriction in Default of his Entring into such Bond as Directed in & by my said Will as to the said Annuity of five pounds. Also I Do hereby Give and Devise Unto my said son Richard Bray his heirs and Assigns for ever after the Decease of my said wife part of the Garden belonging to the Cottage or Tenement Devised to my son William in and by my said will after the Decease of my said wife, to wit, four yards in Breadth or thereabouts as far as the walk there leading up to the necessary House (be the same more or less) lying on or towards the South side of the said Garden measuring from the Mudd or Dirt walk on the said south side as farr as the said walk in Breadth & continuing the whole length of the Garden from West to east, any thing in my said Will Contained to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding, And I Do hereby testify and Confirm my said Will in every part (save what is allowed by this my Codicil theto) In Witness whereof I the said Richard Bray the Testator have to this Codicil to and part of my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written

The mark of Richard Bray

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Richard Bray the Testator to be a Codicil to and part of his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who Subscribe and Attest the same as Witnesses and in the presence of his . and in the presence of each other (Annuity in Breadth) the Testator being first interlived &

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John Groocock of Aileston Blacksmith
Robt Hubbard Junr

The 23rd day of April 1763 Richard Bray the son and the sole Executor within named was sworne

 

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