Bennet William 1640 of Saxelby Will

William Bennet of Saxelby 1640 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1650/43

20th day of November Anno Dom 1639

In the name of God Amen I William Bennitt of Saxilbie in the Countie of Leicester Sheapheard, being sick in bodie but whole in mind, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following

First I bequeath my soule to Almightie God, trusting to be saved by the meritts death & passion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and my bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Saxilbie

Item I give to Alice my eldest daughter ten shillinges, and to her children Alice & Marie five shillinges a peece

Item I give to Marie my daughter ten poundes of lawfull English money

Item I give to Francis my daughter Tenn poundes of like money

Item I give Ann my daughter Tenn poundes of like money

Item I give to Francis my daughter above named this bedstead wherin I now doe lie

And my will is that these porcions above named shalbe payed as my children shall come to the age of one and twentie yeares

Item I give to Alice Robbingson my sister fortie shillinges

Item I give to Richarde Browne my sonn in law twelve penc

The rest of my goodes undisposed my debts being payed and funerall expences discharged I give to William Bennitt my sonn whom I doe make my sole executor of this my last will & testament

And I desire Henrie Gamble to be overseer of this my will

In witnes whereof I have setto my hand & seale the day & yeare above written

                                                                                                                William Bennitt his marke

Sealed & delivered in the presence of

John Neale

Henrie Gamble his mark

Probate Leicester 1 August 1640, executor sworn


A true and perfect Inventory of the goods Chattels and Cattells of William Bennitt late of Saxelby in the countye of Leicester Shepheard deceased taken veiwed & praised the xvth day of May 1640 by John Neale Robert Hickling Henry Gamble & Richard Browne as followeth vizt

Imprimis his Purse and apparell400
Item the fire Irons with the ymplements040
Item 3 brasse potts 4 pans a posnett a pestell & morter300
Item pewter in the house068
Item a table & forme two chaires & other Implements0100
Item Tubbs & pailes one kimnell 2 barrells & other Implements100
Item one Bedsted 2 mattrices 4 blancketts 3 pillowes one boulster one
covering 3 Cushins2100
Item 2 Coffers 3 pare of hemp sheetes 2 pare of harden sheetes 2 pare of flaxen
sheetes 6 napkins 2 table clothes 4 pillowbeeres & one Towell368
Item an old Bedsted with other Implements068
Item Barley wheate & Pease Cheese one flitch of Bacon & od Implements234
Item foure Beasts1200
Item three Sheepe & one Swyne hogg100
Item Two Sheepe Cribbs old wheeles hay Coles & Offold wood0134
Item two Acres of Barley & 20 Acres of Pease5100
Item things unseene and forgotten050
Item owing upon Bond2000
The Totall Sume is56158

Exhibited 1 August 1640