Brown Simon 1667 of Chadwell Will

Simon Brown of Chadwell 1667 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1667

In the name of God amen I Simon Browne of Cawdwell in the County of Leicester being sicke and weake in body but of perfect memory blessed be God doe make this my last will & Testament on this manner

First I bequath my soule into the hands of my deare Saviour who hath redeemed mee by shedding his most precious blood for mee and secondly I desire that my body may bee buryed in the Church yard of Cawdwell, to be there desently layd

I give and bequeath to my wiffe Sarah Browne, making her full Execatrix of all my goods and Chattells, as well within, as without, excepting one Ten poands which is due by bond to be payd to mee from Richard Beaver of Cawdwell husbandman, which Ten pounds I give and bequeath to my five Grand Children by name Elizabeth Alce Abigal Sarah and Esther or to there Executors to be divided by equall portions amongst them

This is my true Last will, and Testament, wherunto I have sett to my hand and seale this Tenth day of January, being in the yeare of our Lord God 1666

                                                                                                                Simon Brown his marke

In the presence of

Tho: Robinson

Richard Beaver

Probate 2 May 1667


March the sevetenth 1666

A Trew Inventory of all the Goods Cattells and debts moveable & unmoveable of Simon Brown of Caldwell in the County of Leicester deceassed praised by Richard Beaver and John Handly

Impris his pursse & appraellefive pounds
It the fire Iron hooks & Rackinvs
It the table & chareviiis
It the Cobertxiiis 4d
It the pennvis viiid
It foore puter dishsvis
It towe brasse potsviiis
It fowre brasse pansviiis
It the dish penn & other Implementsis
It the perekitxs
It the milke peal & tow shelvesis iid
In the Chamber 
Item towe Coverlids tow blankitsxiis
It three pare of sheets & thre towelxxiis
It chest one arke & one trunkexvis
It the Cowe and fodder towe poundixs
Monys owinge the Testator 
Item Mistris Allcock of Waltham upon the Woulds her bond eight pound 
It will be of the same towne Oweings to the said Testator one poundvis …
It Thomas Baxter of Whickam seneor tow pounds six shilling desparate 
Sum30 li 19s 11d

Bond, bound Sarah Browne widow of Cawdwell [Chadwell] and Augustine Marriott carpenter of Cawdwell 2 May 1667, condition bound Sarah Browne relict and executrix of Simon Browne late of Cawdwell to execute will

                                                                                                                Signum Sara Browne

                                                                                                                Augustin Marrit