Dexter Christopher 1685 of Wartnaby Will

Christopher Dexter of Wartnaby 1685 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1685

The original of this will has holes and the probate copy is also missing the information in the holes in the original

In the name of God amen the tennth day of [hole] Thousand six hundred eighty and five I Christopher Dexter of [hole] in the County of Leic and in the parish of Rothley yeoman being sicke [hole] but of good and perfect memory thanks be Given to Allmighty God and calling to remembrance the incertaine Estate of this transitorie life and that all must yeild unto death when it shall please God to call doe make ordaine constitute and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form followinge revokinge and adnullinge by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or by writinge and this to be taken only for my last Will and Testament

And first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my Sinns past most humbly desireinge forgiveness for the same I committ my Soule to Almighty God my Saviouer and redeemer in whom and by the merittes of Jesus Christ I trust and beleve to be saved and to have full remistion and forgiveness of all my Sinnes and my body to be buried in such place whereat shall please my Executrix hereafter named to appoint and now for the Settlinge of my Temporall Estate and such Goods Chattells and Debts as it hath pleased God farr above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose in manner and forme following (that is to say)

First I will that all those depts and duties I owe in right and conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid within convenient time after my decease by my executrix hereafter named

Itm I give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son Robert Dexter fourscore pounds of lawfull moneys of England and to be paid unto him in manner and form following that is to say upon the five and twentyth day of March next ensuing the date hereof the Sum of Fourty pounds thereof and upon the four and twentyth day of March next after the first payment the Sum of Fourty pounds residue thereof to be paid to the said Robert Dexter

Itm I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Chrischanas [sic] Dexter fifty pounds to be paid unto her when shee attaine to the severall age of one and twenty yeares And if it shall happen that any of my Children dye that then my will is the portion allotted shall be equally divided amongst the Longest livers

Item I leave all the rest of my Goods moveable and unmoveable unto my wife Elizabeth Dexter and my yongest son Christopher Dexter whom I nominate and appoint to be my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and yeare first above written

                                                                                                                Christopher Dexter his marke

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Nicholas Gregge his marke

John Scarboro his marke

Margerie Kinge hir marke

Probate 7 November 1685 to Christopher Dexter and 9 June 1694 to Elizabeth Dexter


A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goodes Cattell And Chattells of Christopher Dexter late of Wartneby In the parish of Rothly and County of Leicester Husbandman Deceased taken July the 12th Ao Dom 1685 by us whose Names are underwritten

Inprimis his purse and apparel in the house050000
One table 4 stoules 1 Furme 1 Cheer in the hall001506
2 tables 8 Cheers and the Carpett in the paller010006
One bed and beding and Curtaines 1 old Furme 2 old tables 2 stoulles 1 old
Cheer in the paller Chamber020004
2 old beds in the hall Chamber010004
Item 10 pare of sheets 2 old Cofers 1 old bed and sum other old Linnens in the
kitching Chamber040006
Item 80 Cheese Cheese boords and rackes021006
Item 1 Cheese press 3 barrells 4 peales 5 tubs010004
Item 1 pick pott and plough timber in the seller001004
Item 2 tables 3 Cheers 1 Cubberd and pewter and brass one barre of iron and
Irons in kitchin040106
Item for malt and seckes pecke and strike091006
Item for woole and Coals091200
Item 7 mares and 3 geldings and 1 Colte370608
Item for geeres and the Chafhouse in the stable021004
Item 2 Cartes 2 waggins sheepe Cribes and Cowe Cribes and fold fleakes101106
Item 1 hairecloth and Cowe standerds001000
Item 3 ploughs and 2 harrowes000608
Item a sow and 2 piggs010000
Item for sheepe and Lambes300006
Item for 12 Cowes and 8 hefers240608
Item for Corn upon the Ground1300000
Item for Grees upon the Ground290000
Item for plowing and manering the Land121000
Item things unnamed and forgotten  000506

The suma tote is three hundred and ninteen pounds teen shillings and tow pence

William Stokes his marke

Robert Destor

Robert … marke

Thees ar to satesfie you that I the said Elizabeth Dexter are willing to have my husbands will Provead put am unable my selfe to Come

Wittness my hand this 9th day of November 1685

                                                                                                                Elizabeth Dexter hir marke

John Scarbrer his marke