Berry William 1702 of Scalford Will

William Berry of Scalford 1702 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1702/94

In the name of God Amen the second day of November in the first yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of England Queene Defender of the faith Annoq Dni 1702 I William Berry of Scalford in the County of Leicester husbandman being (praised be God) in sound and perfect health mind and memory do make and ordaine this my Last will and testament in manner and forme following

First I humbly resigne my soule unto Almighty God my Creator and my body I Comitt to the earth to be decently Interred at the discrecon of Extors hereinafter named

And as for my worldly and Temporall estate I give and dispose thereof as hereafter followes; that is to say

Impris I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Berry and my sons in Law John Wilford John Flower and William Marshall one Shilling apiece

All the rest of my Goods Chattles Cattle and personall estate whatsoever unbequeathed my debts Legacies and funerall expences being first paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my two sons John Berry and William Berry whom I make and ordaine Joynt Extors of this my Last will and Testament Revokeing All former wills by me heretofore made

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

                                                                                                                Signum Willi Berry

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said William Berry the Testator for and as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses … of the said Testator

Tho: Shelton

The marke of John Wilford

Richd Cheseldine

Probate 2 January 1702/3


A true and perfect Inventory of all & Singular the Goodes Chattells Cattell & Creditts of William Berry Late of Scallford in the County of Leics Husbandman taken & appraised the twelfth day of December Anno Dni 1702 By us Whose Names are here under ritten viz

Imprimis his purse & Apparell021000
It the Goodes in the house011000
Goodes in the parler01500
Goodes in the Chamber over the house010004
Goodes in the Chamber over the parler010200
Goodes in the Kitching brass & puter011006
Corne on the hovell & in the barne081000
In the Yard a hovell & Stack of pease090000
Two Maires070106
Two horses & a foale090200
Two Cowes030500
Three Cowes & a Yearelin Calfe041000
Threescore Sheep in the field080500
Two Cartes & plowes and other Nessecares for husbandry041504

Tho: Shelton

John Willford