Bardsey Sarah 1679 of Scalford Will

Sarah Bardsey of Scalford 1679 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1679/11

In the name of God Amen I Sarah Bardsey of Scalford in the Countye of Leicester widdow, being weake of body but of perfect memory & understanding (praised be God therefore) doe make & ordaine this my Last will & testament in maner & forme following

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God hopeing to bee saved onely by the merits & mediation of his son Jesus xt my saviour

My body I bequeath unto the earth from whence it was taken decently to be enterred in the Chancell on the south side of my dear husbands grave hoping for a joyfull resurrection

And for that worldly estate which God hath lent mee I dispose of it as followeth

First I give unto the poore of Scalford fourty shillings

Also I give unto the poore of Hickling in the Countye of Nottingham three pounds & my will is that both these sums shalbe payed & distributed amongst them within one month after my decease

Also I give & bequeath unto my nephew Cornewall Hampton & to his heires for ever the house I live in together with the homestead & all the appurtenances as they were purchased of John Fann; onely my will is that my executrix shall have one yeare in the sd house after my decease, & enjoy together with it all the appurtenances without any let or molestation from the sd Cornewall Hampton

Also I give unto the sd Cornewall Hampton all that portion or part of Impropriate tythes which I have in Hickling in the Countye of Nottingham which was purchased of one Mr John Duckitt I give it to him & to his heires for ever

Also I give unto Richard Frisbye of Grantham ten shillings to bee payed within one yeare after my decease

Also I give unto the daughter of my Cousin Fancott which was born to him by his first wife Elizabeth Bardsey the feather bed that was my mother Bardsey’s with the feather boulster & pillow & two blankets

Also I give & bequeath the perpetuall Advowson Patronage or presentation of & unto the Rectory of Hickling in the County of Nottingham unto Queens College in Cambridge, the Incumbent to bee alwaies nominated unto Queens College the Master & Fellows of that Society as in such cases it usually is accustomed

Also I give unto my Cousin John Hunt son to my … Elizabeth Hunt one sylver spoon double guilded

Also I give unto my Cousin Jeremiah Biggs twelve pence And twelve pence more to my Cousin Margarett Steward, And twelve pence more to my Cousin Godfrey Th… And twelve pence more to my Cousin Elizabeth Hunt

All the rest of my goods bills bonds debts dues & demands whatsoever I give & bequeath the same unto my Neice Sarah Fabian who now liveth with mee whom I likewise make full & sole Executrix of this my last will & testament, revoking all other wills whatsoever which I also publish the seventh day of May in the year of our Ld xt 1672

                                                                                                                Sarah Bardsey her marke

Sealed & published in the presence of us

Willm Coles

Henry Beeson

William Daft

Willm Ty… his marke

The second day of October 1679

This will was sworne unto William Coles Clarke Henry Beeson & William Daft att the times of their examinations in a cause in the Chancery between the President & Fellowes of the College of the Queene St Margarett & St Barnard plts & Sarah Fabian & others defts before us

                                                                                                                Tho: Buck

                                                                                                                Tho: Buck Jun:

                                                                                                                Will Baron


A true & perfect Inventory of all the goods & chattels of which Sarah Bardsey late of Scalford in the Countye of Leister Widdow died seized taken by John Lambert & Edward Willford January the 15th 1676

Imp: her purse & wearing apparell1000
In the hall
One bigger table & two smaller ones one dresser one forme, five chaires,
fouer cushions the fire irons with some other things1150
In the pantry
Two brasse pans three kettls one skillet one dripping pan a frying pan
a warming pan, three brasse potts, a copper two brasse candlesticks & a mortar400
In the buttery & dairy
Five barrels two tubbs one churne with other vessels belonging to the dairy0190
In the parlour
One bedstead with a feather bed a feather boulster, one feather pillow three
blankets a rugg, with curtaines & valence400
One square table five stooles fouer turkey work cushions, a carpet, tow other
carpets with the wainscot three leather chaires with the fire irons250
In the chamber over the hall
One bedstead with a feather bed 2 feather boulsters 4 feather pillows
3 blankets one rugg one mattrice with curtaines 2 valense400
Two paire of holland sheets two paire of flaxen sheets ten paire of ordinary
wearing sheets, a webb of hempen nine paire of pillow beares, 4 dozen of
flaxen napkins nine towels1200
One turkey work carpet one rugg two blankets568
Three leather chaires with leather for three more one chest three trunks3100
In the closset
One still twelve dishes of pewter two basins one dezin & eight plates 2 …
2 salt sellars 2 flaggons 4 chamber potts & fouer porringers300
One chest one dozen of sylver spoones halfe a dozen of Alchimy spoones4100
Two bibles with fouer other books500
In the little chamber
One bedstead with a feather bed & all belonging to it with a chest & a trundle
In the yard
Two bease500
The pales about the garden1000
Things … or forgotten034
Debts sperat & desperat  500

John Lambert

Edward Willford

Buried 27 February 1653/4 at Scalford Edmund Bardsey Dr of Divinity Vicar