Berry Hugh 1660 of Scalford Will

Hugh Berry of Scalford 1660 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1660

Bee it known unto all men by these presents That I Hugh Berry of Scalford in the County of Leister husbandman for & in consideration that Willm Berry my son shall maintain & provide for Alice Berry his mother meate drinke apparell fire & lodging & all other things necessary for her during her naturall life, & also pay her yearely, during the sd terme, five shillings in good & Lawfull money of England, Have given granted bargained & sold, & by these presents doe give grant bargain & sell, unto the sd Willm Berry my son & to his heires & assignes for ever All & all maner of goods cattells & chattells moveable or unmoveable quicke or dead, which are or any way belong unto mee the sd Hugh Berry (save onely what shalbe herein excepted viz: All my bedding blankittes coverlids & sheets with my best brasse pan) To have & to hold all the sd goods cattells & chattells but what are before mentioned & referred, unto the sd Willm Berry his heires executors or assigns under the Condicon above specified, from the day of my decease & not before, in as large & ample maner as if the sd Hugh Berry may or might have enjoyed the same

Witnesse my hand & seale hereunto putt the fourth day of June in the yeare of our Ld 1656

                                                                                                                The marke & seale of Hugh Berry


Willm Coles

The marke of John Brooksbye

Probate 11 March 1660/1

Bond, bound William Berry husbandman of Scalford and John Bannister labourer of Belgrave 11 March 1660, condition whereas will named no executor, bound William Berry to produce inventory and administer estate


A true Inventory of all the goods chattels & cattels of wch Hugh Berry Late of Scalford in the County of Leister dyed seized taken the 25th day of February in the year of our Ld 1660

Imp: His purse & wearing apparell100
Ite: 5 horses for the draught1000
Ite: 6 milch bease900
Ite: corne in the barne500
Ite: carts & cartgeares, plows & plowgeares200
Ite: one brasse pan one table068
Ite: things forgotten or not mentioned050

Ralph Frisby

John Kirke [his mark]