William Dalby was a miller in Hoby and is mentioned in the will of his brother Thomas Dalby in 1696
Will of Thomas Dalby 1696
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Dalby of Frisby upon the Wreake in the County of Leicester Miller does make this my last Will and testament as followeth
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto William John and Margaret Healy sons and daughter of my sister Elizabeth Healy the sum of twenty pounds to be divided
between them in manner following (that is to say) unto William the sum of five pounds unto John the son of five pounds and unto Margaret the sum of ten pounds
which said sum of twenty pounds I doe appoint to be paid in manner aforesaid within twelve months after my decease
Item I give unto my sister Margaret Dalby the sum of ten pounds to be paid also within twelve months after my decease
Item I give unto ten of the poorest people of the town of Ab Kettleby in the said county of Leics ten shillings to be distributed immediately after my death by my Executors herein after named at their own discretion.
Item I give unto my said sister Margaret Dalby all the pewter and brass which I shall be possessed of at the time of my death
Item I give unto my Godson Robt Hubard five shillings to be paid immediately after my death All the rest of my goods chattles and personal estate of what kind soever (the legacys by me herein given and all my debts being first paid off and discharged) I give unto my father John Dalby and to my brother William Dalby whom I make joint Executors of this my last will hereby revoking all other wills by me formerly made Desiring my said Executors to give to each of the six persons who shall carry me to church a paire of gloves And also to John Beeby George Henton Snr William Henton Thomas Cooper William Tinkler and Matthias King all of Hoby in the said county of Leics each of them a paire of gloves and also to Robt Paleing of Frisby aforesaid and a paire of gloves at my funeral Desiring also my said Executors to give unto each and every Inhabitant within the several towns of Frisby upon the Wreake Hoby Rotherby and Ragdale in the said county of Leicester one penny loaf at my burial And also to give unto Samuel Malston the elder of Rotherby one paire of my leather britches immediately after my decease Also I desire that my body may be decently buried in the church Yard of Ab Kettleby aforesaid and that Mr John Foxworth of Wivenby may preach my funeral sermon unto whom therefore I give twenty shillings. I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of October in the eightht year of the reign of King William Anno dom 1696
Signed sealed declared and published to be the last will of the testator in the presence of us Wm Rick William Hose Richard La…g.