Butler Robert 1748 of Hickling will and inventory

Robert Butler of Hickling 1748 Will, Inventory and Bond

Nottinghamshire Archives PR/JW/8/5

In the Name of God Amen

I Robert Buttler of Hickling in the County of Nottingham being sick and weak in body but of perfect memory and being mindfull of my mortality do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in manner and form folling


I Give and bequeath my sole into the hands of allmighty god hopeing through death and pashon of my Redeemer to be saved and my body to be decently buried in Hickling Church yard att the charge of my Children hereafter mentioned and as for the worldly goods that God hath been pleased to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth

Itm I Give to my son Joseph Buttler one pound one shilling to be pade att or emiadiatly after my decease

Itm I Give to my son John Buttler my malt office and dwelling house garden barn and things thereto belonging with my pump hair cloth and screen belonging to the office he paying the mortgage which lieth on itt att this present which is fourty pounds with one years interest to him and his heirs for ever

Itm I give to my daughter Mary Buttler the sume of sixty pounds that is to say fourty pounds in money and ten pounds in goods to be pade within twelve months after my decease and the other ten pounds to be pade within twelve months after my wives decease if she the said Mary Buttler be living

My debts being paid by my Executors hereafter mentioned and my funerall charges shall be pade by my children and itt is my will that my deer and loving wife and my son Thomas Buttler I do make Executors of this my last will and testament Revoking all other wills and testaments heretofore made by me of all my goods cattle and chattle likewise it is my will that when my son Thomas Buttler shall marry he shall pay unto my wife Elisabeth Buttler the sume of sixty pounds which she shall have for her self with the shop and all the utencills belonging to the shop and the parlor thereunto ajoyning and to put her up a chimney likewise my wife shall have five pounds worth of house hold goods of such sort as she shall please to chuse and my son Thomas Buttler shall give his mother the fetching of fourty hundred of coles from the pitts and att my wifes decease then it is my will that all those goods both in the parlor and shop shall return to my son Thomas Buttler

And if my wife shall never demand the sixty pounds which I gave her for her self then itt shall be divided emediatly after her death as followeth that is I give ten pounds to my daughter Mary Buttler and as for the remaining part of the said sixty pounds itt shall be dividend after my wives funeral charges is pade amongst my sons Joseph Buttler John Buttler and Thomas Buttler being the full contents of this my last will and testament whereto I have sett my hand and seal this present eleventh day of September and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourty and six

                                                                                                         The mark of Robert Buttler

Signd seald publishd and declared in the presence of us whose hands are and were sett to in the presence of the testator

John Man

John Daft his mark

Robert Morriss

An Inventory of all the goods cattell and chattell of Robert Butler of Hickling lately deceased

  £ s d
House fire corner 03 10 00
Books 02 00 00
Tables and Dresser 01 00 00
Peuter 03 12 00
Clock 02 10 00
Chairs and other things 00 00 00
House [£1 more than the total, chair and other things should be £1?] 13 12 00
Citchen 08 06 00
Deary 01 00 00
Citchen chamber 03 00 00
Pantry 00 06 00
Best parler 06 18 00
Corn chamber 13 17 00
Best chamber 12 13 00
Brick parler 05 05 00
Shop 05 00 00
The space 04 05 00
Chamber over shop 05 13 00
Cheese chamber 04 09 00
Carrage and other materels for husbandry 46 03 00
Malt 58 17 00
Rick stock and crops 134 01 00
Unseen and forgotten 000 05 00
Total 336 00 00
  373 10 00

Bond 15 April 1748, bound Thomas Butler of Hickling farmer and Robert Morriss of Hickling schoolmaster for £600, condition Thomas Butler executor to administer will and produce inventory.

                                                                                                         Thomas Butler

                                                                                                         Robt Morriss

Probate 15 April 1748