Caunt William 1739 of Plungar will and inventory

William Caunt of Plungar 1739 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1739

In the name of God Amen This first Day of March 1739 according to the Computation of the Church of England I William Caunt of Plungar in the County of Leicester Taylor being of perfect memory & remembrance prais’d be God, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in maner & form following, viz

First I bequeath my Soul into the Hands of God my maker, hoping thro’ the meritorious Death & passion of Jesus my only Saviour & Redeemer, to receive free pardon & forgiveness of all my Sins & as for my Body to be buried in Xian Burial at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter nominated

Item I give unto Eldest Son William Caunt my dwelling House together with all out Houses thereto belonging, as also the yard, & two Lands adjoyning to the yard, Cottage Comon & 3 Acres of arable Land which I bought of the Coheirs of Matthew Robinson as also two half Oxgangs of Land which I bought of William Trotter of Beckingham in Lincolnshire, with all things appertaining to the aforesd 2 half Oxgangs

Item I give to my youngest Son John one Oxgang & a half of Land which I bought of John Warring & Margret his wife lying in the several Fields of Plungar together with comon & pasture & all other Things thereto belonging

Item to my Daughter Elizabeth I give the sum of forty Pounds of English Money to be pay’d her at the Age of Twenty one years by William my Eldest Son & Elianor my wife by equal payments

Item all my Household Goods & the rest of my personal Goods I give unto Elianor my Wife for term of Life & afterwards to be dispos’d of at her pleasures & do make her sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament revoking all other wills & Testaments

I also agree that my Sons William & John shall pay unto my wife Elianor the sum of forty Shillings yearly by equal payments during her Life out of the said Lands which I gave to each of them

I further agree that my wife Elianor give to my Sister Barbary [sic] Clark & her two Children 3 Ews & Lambs to be deliver’d them at my Decease

In Wittness hereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal Day & year first Written

                                                                                                         William Caunt

In the presence of us, Witnesses

William Caunt Barkston

Thomas Key’s Mark

William Hudson

The Within named Eleanor Caunt Widow and Extrix was Sworn the 3d May 1739

                                                                                                         Before me Greg: Henson Surrog:

A True and Perfect Inventary of all the Goods and Chattles of William Caunt Clark of Plungar Deceased the Eleventh Day of March Anno Dom 1738/9 Praised the thirteenth day of the Same Month

  £ s d
Impris His Purse & apparell 2 10 0
Item In the House a Bed and Bedding & other Goods 1 0 0
In the Parlour a Bed and Bedding & other Goods 1 0 0
In the Store Chamber 2 0 0
In the Best Chamber 1 5 0
In the Fan Chamber 0 2 6
In the Dairy 0 3 0
In the Kitchen 0 10 6
Goods in the Shop 1 2 0
3 Cows, 2 Heifers and one Calf 12 2 0
Sheep 10 Couples and 18 Barrands 6 1 0
One Swine Pigg 0 6 0
Beans and Barley unthrash’d 3 10 0
Hay 1 10 0
Clouts and Beans Sown 5 0 0
Things unseen and forgotten 1 1 2
  39 3 2

The Appraiser

Richd Warrinor his Mark

Thomas Key his Marke