Coles William 1686 of Scalford Will

William Coles of Scalford 1686 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1686/13

In the Name of God Amen I Willm Coles of Scalford in the Countye of Leister Clerke, being mindfull of my mortality, doe make & ordaine this my Last will & testament in maner & forme following

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God hoping for salvation verily by the meritts of the death & passion of his son Jesus xt, my body I bequeath unto the earth decently to be entered in hope of a joyfull resurrection at the Last day

And for that worldly estate which God hath lent me I dispose of it as followeth

First I give & bequeath unto the poore of Scalford aforesd ten pounds of current money to be [about three words lost in fold] belonging to the poore to be paied to the Minister & Overseers for the poore within one yeare after my decease & by them improved & putt forth to the best advantage for the poore, & the interest or increase to be distributed by them yearly upon the Feast of St Thomas amongst the poore

Ite I give & bequeth ten pounds of like current money to the Corporation settled & ordained by his Majesty for the relief of the poore widows & orphans of deceased ministers to be paied likewise to one of the treasurers of the Corporation within one yeare after my decease

For the house & Land which I have at Wilburston in Northamptonshire my will is that it shall descend to my brother Richard Coles of Middleton in the parish of Cottingham in Northamptonshire & to his heirs & assignes for ever after my decease according to the tenoure of a deed betwixt us made to that effect

My Sealed gold ring which was my fathers I give to my Nephew Christopher Coles Vicar of Billesdon my library or study of books I give one third part thereof to the sd Christopher Coles & another third part to my nephew William Wallis son of Richard Wallis my brother in Law & the other third part to Willm Coles Son of the abovenamed Richard Coles; my Nephew Christopher Coles to … them … their parte as equally as hee can & then each of them to take his part by Lot

Ite I give unto my Neice Mary Lambert the bed wherein I lye my selfe with the bedstead curtains & Valens blankittes & counterpane mattrice feather bed & boulster & pillows, together with all linens usually lying in the square firrdale coffer that standeth by my bedside

Ite I give five pounds to my brother Christopher Coles & five pounds to my brother Richard Coles for the paines that they shalbe at about my Executorship

Ite I give fourty shillings more to the poore of Scalford & forty shillings to the poore of Melton Mowbray & fourty shillings to the poore of Holywell & ten shillings to the poore of Wikcham and Caldwell, & these severall sumes to bee paied to the Overseers of the poore for the severall places the next day after my funerall & by them distributed amongst the poore of these several townships either in bread or money

As for all the rest of my estate (my debts being paied & funerall discharged) I give & bequeath it as followeth viz:

One fourth part to be equally divided betwixt the children of my Sister Mary Mak… of Findon in Northamptonshire Another fourth part to be equally divided amongst the children of my Sister Elizabeth Sanderson of Hallowton in Leistershire; Another fourth part to be equally divided amongst the children of my Sister Mary Sanderson of Billesdon now deceased; And the other fourth part amongst the children of my Sister Dorothy Buttler of Billesdon & if there be any of them that are under the age of one & twenty years or unmarried their parts shall not be paied till either they bee at age as abovesd or be married, or else bee putt out to bee apprentices, & this to be done by my executors

And appointing & ordaining my Loving brothers Christopher Coles of Billesdon in this Countye of Leister And Richard Coles of Middleton in the parish of Cottington [sic] & County of Northampton full & joynt Executors of this my Last will & testament I Signe & Seale & publish it as my Last will & testament the two & twentieth day of October in the sixe & thirtieth yeare of the reigne of our Souvraigne Ld Charles the 2d of England &c & in the yeare of our Ld xt 1684

                                                                                                                Willm Coles

Signed & published in the presence of

Wilam Smart

William Daft

John Doonmore

Whereas I William Coles Viccar of Scawford in the County of Lester Clarke have as by my last will and testament hereunto anexed beareing date the two and twentieth day of October one Thousand six hundred eighty fower given The forth part of my Goods unbequeathed as therein is expressed to my sister Elizabeth Sandersons of Hallatow in the County of Lester Children my mynde being altered as to that perticculer I doe declare by this Codecell hereunto enexed to my will that it shall be Lawfull for my Executors to take what portion or share theay please out of the said fowerth part to pay the debts of theire father, if any be confirming my will unto which this is anexed in all other perticculers and this I publish as part of my will and Testament & Doe Signe & seale it this three and twentieth day of February in the second yeare of the Raigne of our soveraigne Ld James the second of England &c in the year of our Lord xt 1685

                                                                                                                Willm Coles

Signed sealed and published in the presence of us

Ri: Shuttlewood

William Daft

Signum Richard Dunmore

Knowe all men by theis presents that I Christopher Coles of Billesdon Lin one of the Executors named in the last Will and Testament of William Coles Clarke late Vicar of Scalford in the Countie & Archdeaconry of Leicester deced, doe expressely renounce the Executorship & Execution of the last will & testament of the sayd decd, together with all my right tytle and Interest therunto, hereby protesting that since the Death of the sayd Testator I have not intermeddled with any of the goods creditts or Chattels of the sayd deced: And to the end that this my Renuniation may take effect according to Law I doe hereby nominate constitute & appoint Mr Tyringham Stephens & Mr Thomas Wadland publiq Notaries or either of them to bee my procurator or procurators in this behalfe to doe & performe for mee & to my use whatsoever is requisite in this behalf albeit the same require very speciall & particular Mandate, & to exhibit this my Renuntiation before any Judge competent to admit the same. And whatsoever they or either of them shall doe herein I doe hereby ratifye and confirme by theise presents

In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this 19th day of March in the yeare of our Lord according to the Computacon of the Church of England 1686

                                                                                                                Christopher Coles

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of

John Coles

Christopher Coles

Thomas Neale

Exhibited 19 March 1686/7

PR/I/88 page 16

A True & perfect Inventory of the Goods & Chattells of William Coles of Scalford Clarke lately deceased taken the 9th day of March by Richard Shuttlewood & Willm Smart both of Scalford Anno Domi 1685 [1685/6]

Imprimis his purse & Apparrell500000
The Library with Sum things in the Studie400000
In the Great Chamber
One bedstead with Curtens & rods & Vallence a feather bed & Matteris
one feather Boulster 2 feather pillows 2 Blankets & 1 under Blankett & a
Counter pen & Coverlid & furdale Chest031000
In the Chamber of the Hall
One Bedstead with Curtains & Curtaine rods & Vallence one feather bed
& Materiss one feather Boulster a woole boulster 2 feather pillow 2 Blanketts
& a Counterpen & one under Blankett one trundle bed with Bedding031000
One furdale Chest with Linnen011000
One Trunck with Linnen & a box five furdale Boxes & Close Stoole a Chest of
Bottles with other od things100000
In the Cheese Chamber
One Cheese Hacke five Boards & other od things000500
In the Apple Camber
The Shelves000800
In the Hall
Three Tables 6 Stoals five Charyres with the rest of the Moveables020000
In the Parlour
A Bed & Bedding with Six Chayres one table with other things050000
In the Buttery
The Barrells & Thralls with sume Boards & od things001500
In the Pantry
Sume Shelves & Trenshers with sum od things000500
In the feild
The Croppe one the Ground500000
In the Dary
Tow Barrells with 2 Shelves000608
In the Kitchin
One Table & the frame000400
In the Brewhouse
The Lead with Brewing Vessell020000
In puter & Brass040000
In the Stable
One Bed sted with many od things000500
In the Cole House
Coles & other Moveables010000
The Chamber over the Brewhouse020000
The Hovels & Moveables in the yard020000
Debts parett & desparett2000000
Things omitted & forgotten  001000

Richard Shuttlewood

William Smart

 Exhibited 10 April 1686