Brough James 1635 of Stathern will and inventory

James Brough of Stathern 1635 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1635/17&18

March 18 Anno dni 1634

In the name of god amen I James Brough of Statherne in the County of Leicester Clearke being sicke in body but whole in minde and of a perfecte memory (god bee praysed) doe make and ordayne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following

First I bequeath my Soule to Almighty god my maker and to Jesus Christ my redeemer hoping to be saved by his merittes death & passion and by none other meanes and my body to the earth from whence it came to bee buried in the Church of Statherne aforesayd

Item I give to the sayd Church forty shillings to be imployed at the discretion of my Executor

Item I give & bequeath to the poore of the sayd Parish twenty six shillings eight pence to bee distributed at his discretion

Item I give to every of my godchildren five shillings a peece

Item I give and bequeath to each of the Children of my Sister Freman five pounds a peece if they shall take good courses and bee advised by my executor to bee payed to them within one whole yeare after my decease

Item I give to my kinsman Hugh Cartwright & his wife of …ington five poundes and to his Children Five poundes more amongst them to bee payd within one yeare after my decease

Item I give to the Church of Weston neere …ford forty shillings and to the poore thereof twenty shillings to bee payed as aforesayd

Item I give to the Parish Church of Branston twenty shillings and to the poore thereof twentye shillings to bee payd as aforesayd

Item I give to the Church of Mappleberke [?] where I was borne xxs and to the poore thereof [nothing else written on the line]

Item I give to Mr Francis Harker and his wife xxs and to their Sonn xs

Item all the rest of my goodes and Chattels whatsoever moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed my legacies performed and funerall expences discharged I give and bequeath to my worthy and trusty good friend Roger Derham of Branston Dr of divinitye whom I make and ordayne my sole Executor of this my last Will and testament

In witnes whereof I have here unto subscribed my name the day and yeare first above written

                                                                                                         James Brough

Abra: Byshopp

Gabriell Caunte his marke


Aprill the first 1635

A true and perfecte Inventory taken the day and yeare above sayd by us whose names are subscribed of all the goodes and Chattels moveable & immoveable of James Brough late of Statherne in the County of Leicester, Clarke, deceased, as followeth

Imprimis his purse and apparel 11 8 4
Item a flocke bed, a Mattris, a Rugge, blankettes, a pillow,      
a boulster, & other furniture for a bed 2 7 0
Item all the linen 0 10 0
Item one trunke a table a Chayre a deske a pott a panne      
with all other trash and lumber 1 6 0
Item all the books 1 0 0
Item money due by bondes 67 3 0
Item one bill 0 15 0
Item in ready money 27 11 2
                                                                              Sum total 112 0 6

Abra: Byshopp

Zachirye Travis

Gabriell Caunt his marke Taylor