Cook James 1662 of Stathern Will

James Cook of Stathern 1662 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1662

January 28th 1656

In the name of god amen I James Cooke of Stathorne in the Countie of Leicester Taylour being weake in body but of good and perfect memorie (praised bee god) doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner & forme following

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almightie god hoping by the meritts of Jesus xt my alone saviour to have remission of my sinnes & life eternall in glory everlasting

My body I bequeath to the earth from whence it came to bee buried in the church yard of Stathorne, and my worldly goods and outward estate, that it hath pleased god to blesse mee with all I dispose of it as followeth

First I give to my sonne Thomas halfe my house and land at Eaton in the County of Leicester, when hee doth accomplishe the age of one & Twenty yeares, & after the decease of my wife Ellin all that my Messuage & land to him & his heires for ever one bed stead & a coffer

Item I give to his sonne James Twenty pounds when hee doth accomplish the age of one and Twenty yeares, Ten pounds to bee payd by my sonne Thomas, & the other ten pounds by wife Ellin, one great Pott, one seeled chest an halfe headed bed, and my bible

Lastly all the rest of my goods moveable & unmoveable I give unto my wife Ellin whome I make sole Executrix of this my last will & testament

                                                                                                                James Cooke his sea[lost behind seal]

Witnesses hereof

Richard Rouse

… Wiseman

Probate Leicester 17 April 1662


A true and perfect inventory of all the goods cattles and chattles moveable and inmoveable of James Cooke of Statherne late deceased taken the 15th of Aprill 1657 by James Rouse Richard Thompson Will Robinson Thomas Healy

Imprimis purse & apparell100
It in the hall one table one cupboard one chaire two ioyn’d formes200
It in pewter dishes 2 chaffon dishes, 3 brasse candlesticks 3 salt cellers,   
2 pewter cups 2 panns 1 pot200
It 2 kitts 1 old cupboard 1 old cuffer 2 stooles fireiron & rackings 1 paire of tongs050
In the parlour 3 flaxen sheets 2 paire of hempen sheets 6 napkins 2 pillowbears   
1 towell, 2 tablecloaths a cupboard cloath2100
It 1 bedstead, 2 coverlids, 1 blanquet, 1 boulster 2 pillows 3 coffers 1 whollen   
wheele, 2 boxes0150
In the buttery 1 barrell, coales0120
In the chamber 4 brasse pannes 1 brasse pot 3 chesses 2 old tubbs 1 linnen   
1 bedstead, 4 strike corne 2 & halfe … 1 flich of bacon 1 cheesheck with all   
other implements200
In the yeard 2 cowes & 2 calves500
Thirty sheepe500
2 leathers, 2 fence trees, offall wood0150
3 henns & a cocke014
Crop at Eaton & Stathorne600
Debts oweing by Henry Gibbon2134
By widdow Simpson of Eaton200
By Roger Caunt090
The totall Summe is3508

Richard Rouse

James Rouse

Richard Tompson

William Robinson [his mark]

Thomas Healey

Exhibited 17 April 1662