Wright Thomas 1640 of Long Clawson will and inventory

Thomas Wright of Long Clawson 1640 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/250/115

In the name of god Amen This thirteene day of Aprill in the sixteenth yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord Charles, by the grace of god, Of England, Scotland, France & Ireland King defender of the faith &c 1640 I Thomas Wright of Claxton als Longe Clauson in the Countie of Leceister, Clarke & vicar of Claxton aforesaid being sicke of bodie but of good & perfect memory praysed be god doe make & ordayne this my last will in manner & fourme followinge

In primis I bequeave my soule to almightie god that gave it, and my bodie to bee buried in the Chancell of the parishe Church of Claxton aforesaid

Itm I give to the poore of Claxton I meane to the poorest people of Claxton vs to bee equally divided

Itm I give to my mayed Katheryne Frost my old …

Itim I give to either of my sonnes John & Thomas Wright twentie shillings apeece, to be payed within twelve moneths next after my discease

Itm my will is, & soe I ordayne that my wife shall enioy my … according to equitie, & true meaning of … feofment And then it … to goe for ever unto my daughter Anne Wright & to her heires for ever, according to the true meaninge of her deed of the same

Itm my debts payed & legacies discharged, I give & bequeave unto my loveinge wife Dorothy Wright halfe my goods throughout, moveable & unmoveable equally to bee divided except 3 earthy lands & three … lands which I give to Anne Wright

The rest of all my goods unbequeaved I give & bequeave unto my forsaid loveinge daughter Anne Wright, whome I make sole & full executrixe of this my last will & testament, to see my bodie brought reverently to the ground, & my debts & Legacies discharged

Lastly I intreat Robert Hicklinge & Robert Wright yeomen of Claxton aforesaid to be overseers of this my last will & testament giving either of them for theire paynes twelve pence a peeece

Itm I give Bryget Coolebrand vis 8d

This exception was made before Robert Hickling Maii 18

                                                                                                         Thomas Wright

Testes sunt

Robt Wright

Thomas Mariat his marke


A true Inventorie of all the goods Cattell and Chattels of Thomas Wright late of Claxton alis Clawson in the countie of Leicester Clarke deceased Taken by Robt Hickling Robert Wright Gabriell Hebbe and Thomas Marriot of the same Towne yeomen the iiiith day of June Annoq dni 1640

  li s d
Imprimis this purse and his apparell 5 0 0
Itm all the Puter 2 15 0
Itm all the brasse 5 11 0
In two parlers      
Itm 2 featherbeds, 3 boulsters, 4 Mattresses three Coverlids five blankets and      
6 pillowes 8 18 0
Itm In the Chamber, one featherbed 2 boulsters 2 pillowes one rugge 4      
Coverlids 3 blankets two paire of Curtaines 5 14 0
Itm 7 flaxen sheets 3 paire of hempinne sheets five payre of Midlinge sheets      
& 3 harden sheets 5 7 9
Itm 2 tableclothes 3 flaxen pillowebeares 3 hempin pillowebeares 3 other      
pillowebears 13 napkins & 3 towells 1 4 6
Itm 12 Quushins and two Carpitte Clothes 0 12 0
Itm … and yarne 1 15 4
Itm woll 0 5 0
Itm in the Parler one trussebedstead one Cubard one Cheste 3 Coffers one      
counter and two boxes 3 2 6
In the kitchin      
Itm one brewing lead brewing vessells ticknall ware Coales and other      
Implements theire 3 16 0
Itm in another parler 1 bedstead 4 Coffer 1 planke shelves and other      
Implements theire 0 14 0
Itm in the Butterie 5 barrells three plankes and other Implements there 0 18 0
Itm in the cheese Chamber one safe one ould Coffer three plankes one      
cheeseheck & one Wollen Wheele, With all other Implements theire 0 16 0
Itm in the middle Chamber two bedsteads & 1 Coffer 1 0 0
In the Middle Chamber      
Itm the Bookes 1 14 0
Itm one bedstead one trunke once Coffer one little table one stoole one Cheire      
& shelves there 1 7 6
Itm In the hall 2 tables one Counter 11 stooles three Cheirs and three settes 2 5 6
In the yarde      
Item one hofell one Swine trough other ould wood & pales 0 16 0
Itm two Swine 1 4 0
Itm hay 1 0 0
Itm 3 kine 2 heafers & 2 Calves 14 0 0
Itm In the feild 3 lands sowen with barley and three with pease 1 8 0
Itm the Spitte Cobbards fireiron gallowtree all other Irons belonging therto      
& all things forgotten 0 14 0
                                                                   Sum total 71li 19s 8d      

Robert Hickling

Robt Wright

Tho: Marriot his marke

Gabriell Hebbe

Probate 4 June 1640