Barnes Richard 1727 of Stathern will and inventory

Richard Barnes of Stathern 1727 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1727

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Barnes of Stathern in the county of Leicester Grocer being Sick in Body but of Sound & perfect mind & memory Praise be therefore given to Almighty God do make & ordain this my present last Will & Testament in manner and Form following (that is to say)

First and principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hopeing through the Merits, Death & Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free Pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins, and to inherit Everlasting Life And my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of My Executrix hereafter named

And as touching the disposition of all Such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth

First I will that my Debts and Funeral Charges Shall be paid and discharged

Item I give to my Son Joseph Barnes the Sum of five Shillings

Item I give to my Daughter Esther Barnes the Sum of Eighty Pounds to be paid her when she attains the Age of twenty one years

Item I give to my Daughter Anne Barnes the Sum of Eighty Pounds to be paid her when She attains the age of twenty one years

Item I give to my Daughter Mary Barnes the Sum of Eighty Pounds to be paid her when She attains the age of twenty one years

And I desire that if any one of my three Daughters aforesaid Should happen to die before She attains the age of twenty one years that then her Portion to be equally divided between my  two Surviving Daughters and if two of them happen to die before they attain the Age of twenty one years then both their Portions to be given to my only Surviving Daughter and I desire that the money which I give to my daughters as aforesaid may be Put out to interest upon good Security that my Children may not be defrauded of it I say I desire it may be put out within one year after my Death and that the interest thereof may go and be for the bringing up of my Children in good Education Clothing and Diet as becomes their Condition

All the rest and residue of my Personal Estate Goods and Chattels whatsoever I do give and bequeath to Anne my loving Wife, full and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testaments

And I desire that my Wife’s Brother Robert Daft and Thomas Sumner of Stathern may be Guardians for My Children to see that my Children have what I order them

And I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made

In witness whereof I the said Richard Barnes to this my last Will and Testament have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Ninth day of March in the year of our Lord God 1726,7

                                                                                                         Richard Barnes his Mark


James Bampton

Hannah Shepherd her Mark

Richd Goodwyn

Ap 10th 1727 A True Inventory taken of the Goods and Chattles & Cattle of Ricd Barnes Late of Stathorne in the County of Leicester Deceased as followeth

  £ s d
Imps Purse and Apparel 05 02 06
In the House Chimney the fire Irons Frogs Hooks and      
Rackiron fire Shovel and tongs 01 01 06
In the House two Tables Six Chairs a Dresser & Pewter      
Shelf a Clock Eleven Pewter Dishes one Dozen of plates      
three Porringers 05 10 00
In the Parlour one Chest one Table Six Chairs one Trunk      
one Bed & Beding 01 15 00
In the Brew House one Copper three Tubbs five brass      
panns four Pails a Malt mill a Cheese press 04 10 00
In the Dairy three Barrels one brass pott and the milk vessell 00 10 00
In the best Chamber one Chest of Drawers one Table Six      
Chairs one Chest Seven … of Wooll 04 10 00
In the Second Chamber two Beds and Beding one Chest      
four Chairs 02 15 06
In the third Chamber one Bed and Beding and Twenty      
Strike of Barley four Bacon flitches one Buffett form three      
… of Wooll one Wooll Wheell 06 10 06
In the Garratt Chamber two Hundred of Cheese 01 10 00
In the Passage Chamber two Saddles one Pannell one      
pillion two Tubs 00 15 00
In the shop Candles Tobacco Sugar and Plumbs and other      
Spices Boxes and Tubbs 10 15 06
In the Yard one Waggon one Cart and part of another Waggon 11 05 0
Two Closes two Harrows and Plough Gears and Harrow Gears 00 15 00
In the Yard thirteen Cows two Yearlings three Rearing Calves 33 15 00
In the Stable three Mairs four Geldings 30 00 00
In the Hose Close two Heifers two Yearlings one two Year old      
Colt a Hay Rick 10 05 00
Sheep in the field threescore and three 28 05 00
Fold trees in the field 00 08 00
In the Stable five pair of Iron Gears Eleven Collers and Harnis      
two Cart Saddles and … hanks two Setts of Haltors and      
Cruppers 02 10 06
Beans and Barley upon the Hovels New and old unthrashed      
and Wheat in the Barnes 26 05 00
Wood upon the Hovels and Beast Cribs and wood in the Yard 02 10 00
In the Yard two Hay Ricks and one Hay Rick in the field &      
three Swine 07 10 00
In the field the Crop growing wheat & Barley and Beans 65 10 00
All the Manner in both yards 02 02 06
All things unseen and forgotten   06 15 00
                                                                                     Total is 273 01 06

Apprized by us the Day and Year above Written

Will Wiseman

John Goodwin

Will Barke

Probate 8 May 1727