Caunt Robert 1588 of Ab Kettleby will

Robert Caunt of Ab Kettleby 1588 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1588/75

In the name of God Amen the xxviii Daie of Marche the yeare of our Lord god 1588 and the xxxth yeare of the raigne of our Sovaraigne Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god of Englande France & Ireland Queene Defender of the faith &c

I Robert Cawnte of Ab Kettlebye in the countie of Leicestere being of whole mynde & in good & perfect remembrance praised be god therefore, make & ordaine this my present Testament conteyninge therein my last will, in maner & forme followinge

First I comende my Soule into the hands of Almightie God maker of Heaven & Earth &c And my bodie to be buried in the parishe Churche of Ab Kettlebye aforesayd &c

Item I will that Elizabeth Cawnte my wyfe shall have that house which my mother Agnes Cawnt nowe dwelleth in with all the Appurtenances after the decease of my said mother untill William my sonne shall come to the age of xxi yeares and then I will that the foresaid William Cawnt my son shall have the foresaid howse with all the appurtenances unto him & his heires male for ever

Item I give & bequeth to Elizabeth Cawnt my wife those cottage houses whereof she is in possession already with all the appurtenances thereunto belonginge & those foure lands whiche I had in use & occupation & was bequeathed unto me by the last will & Testament of Willm Cawnt my father untill such tyme as she may come to the other farme

Item I will that all my & Cattells shalbe equally devided between Elizabeth my wife & Willyam my Sonne by even portions

Item I give to Thomas Cawnt my brother one yewe which hath not yet lambed, & to my brother Wm Cawnte a yewe which hath lost her lambe

Item I give to one my of wyves brethren my best Dublett, unto the other my best Jerkin

Item I give to Willm Cawnt my brother my worst fustian Dublett

Item I ordaine & make Elizabeth Cawnte my wife the full & whole Executrix of this my last will & testament and John Hurst of Holwell and William Neale of Ab Kettlebye Overseers of the same

Theses beinge witnesses Thomas Neale vicar there, John Hurst, Bartellmewe Crosse with others

Probate 7 May 1588