Beaver William 1640 of Chadwell Will

William Beaver of Chadwell 1640 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1640/37

In the name of God Amen &c I William Beaver of Caudwell in the Countie of Leic yeoman sicke in bodie but of perfect memorie prased be God I doe make & ordaine this my last will & Teastament in maner and forme followinge

First I bequeath my soule unto allmightie God hopinge by the merritts of Jesus Christ to obtaine Everlastine life, also I geve my bodie to the earth out of which it was taken desiringe it may be buried in the Church yarde at Caudwell aforesd and as touching my wordly goods I thuse dispose vide

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto Richard Beaver sonne & heire apparent unto me the sd William Beaver all that thre yard Land with all thappurtenances in Caudwell & Wickham theire belonginge or in any wise appertaininge for & in consideracon to paie unto the Child which my wife is with all if in Case it shall live until the sd Richard shall accomplishe the age of one & Twentie yeares the wholle & just some of Fortie Pounds of Currant Englishe money

Item I give & bequeath unto Rachiell Beaver my Daughter the some of Twentie Pounds to be paied by my sonne & heire aforesd out of my Lands aforesd when shee shall accomplishe the age of Foure & twentie yeares

Itm I bequeath & give unto John Beaver my Brother the some of Fiftie Poundes to be paied at or uppon the day of his marrage

Itm I bequeath & geve unto Richard Beaver my yongest Brother the some of Fiftie Poundes at or uppon the feast of Phillip & Jacob comonley called May day which shalbe in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred Fortie & Foure, But if it happen that Ann Beaver wife of the aforenamed William shall after decease marry that the Fiftie Pounds soe given by me[MJ1]  shalbe payable unto my Brother Richard with in sixe months next after her marrage

It I bequeath unto my daughter Rachiell Beaver Thirtie Pounds to be paied by my executor forth of my goods at her age of Foure & Twentie & my Daughter Rachiell and the Cheld which as yet is not borne to be heires one to the other if any of them shall departe this present life before theire portions be payable

Itm I will that Jane Beaver my sister shalbe suffeciently maintayned with meate drinke linninge wollen hooses & shoues & all other thinges necessarie & fittinge for her during her naturall life to be performed by my executor

Itm I give unto the Church the some of three shillings foure pence

Itm I give unto the poore of Caudwell & Wickham Six shillinges eyght pence

Itm I give unto John Smith Tow shellings six pence

It I desier that Richard Beaver my father and Henry Briges [indexed as both Briggs and Bridges] of Melton Mouberie my Brother in Law to be Supravisors of this my last will & Teastament

And I doe likewise make & ordayne Ann Beaver my wife to be my executor the legases before mentioned and my funeral expenses beinge discharged the remainder of my estate to be my executor

In witnesse whereof I have Caused this my last will & Testament to be mayde & doe hereunto set my hand & seale May 22th Annoq dni 1640

                                                                                                                William Beaver

Sealed & delivered in the presence of

John Smith

Thomas Wright

Probate 20 July 1640 to Anne Beaver executrix


A true Inventorie taken of all the goods and Chatells of William Beaver of Caudwell in the Countie of Leicester yeoman Late deceased beinge taken … daie of June 1640

Imprimis his purse and apparell300
Item in the hall tow tables with the frames & eight stooles168
Item in the hall one cubbord & tow chares & one glase case and six Cushines
and other Impliments1134
Item a muskett and a …080
Item the Bookes0160
Item in the parlor two bed steeds one great chist and three boxes2100
Item the feather bed one mattris one blanket one Coverlett and three Pillowes100
Item one other mattres a newe one and an ould matris tow blankets one
Coverlett and tow pillows268
Item for sheetes and other Linens in the parlor5134
Item in the parlor tow coverings curttons and vallancs tow boulsters and tow
Item Seaven pewter platters tow bassons one flagon tow salte sellers and tow
Item tow brasse candlesticks one pewter candlestick and one chaffing dish050
Item the brasse tow brasse potts & three great pannes & tow litle pannes2134
Item in the butterie five barrells one chise presse one pouddering tubb with
other Impliments there168
Item one warmeing panne and tow frieing pannes068
Item in the kittchine one lead one paire of Quornes three great tubes with other
Impliments in the kitchin368
Item three Loads of Coales1100
Item six bakon flickes200
Item in the malte Chamber600
Item one borded bed with the furniture and three linenne wheeles and one
woollen wheele0150
Item for wheat and masline in the Chamber3150
Item in the chamber for tow bedd steeds the bedinge and other necessaries
Item the plowe timber plowes and three stone troughes and the bucket200
Item tow Carts500
Item five harrowes and three Ladders150
Item foureteene bords in the hovel0100
Item the hovells and the woode upon them300
Item the timber in the yard and [blank]3100
Item the rackes mangers and hare Cloath0100
Item the barley the wheate and rie in the barne1000
Item the peayes upon the hovel400
Item the strowe aboute the yarde100
Item the haye and tow peeces of wood in the close500
Item for the horses and mares onely the yongest Coult exceipted2400
Item the six Cowes and one yearelinge with three weaneinge Calfes1600
Item foure hoggs and one Sawe [sic]368
Item all the Cropp of haye and Corne of the three yard Land6000
Item fourtie sheepe and one gelding1800
Suma in totalis203104

John Smith          )

Henery Brigge    ) Appraisers

Tho Beaverss     )

Edward Garner )

 Exhibited 11 July 1640 by Ann Beaver executrix