Fann John 1666 of Scalford Will

John Fann of Scalford 1666 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1666/33

In the Name of God Amen I John Fann of Scalford in the Countye of Leister plumer being weake in body but of perfect memory & understanding (praised bee God therefore) 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 through the mediation of his onely son Jesus xt our Ld

My body I bequeath unto the earth decently to bee interrd at the discretion of my Executor

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

First I give & bequeath unto m Loving Wife Elizabeth Fann three score pounds of Current English money

Also I give unto Richard Hartlye of Oundale three pounds of Like current English money

Also I give & bequeath unto Thomas Berry of Stamford one pounds of like Current money of England

Also I give unto John Holms, & Luce Hose, & John Peers three of God-children halfe a crowne to each of them

All the rest of my estate whatever goods debts bills bonds dues & demands or whatever the same may bee I give & bequeath unto my onely son John Fann, whom I make Sole executor of this my Last will & testament

The above named John Fann being weake & sicke sent for me & desired me to sett downe his will in writing as above is expressed, & bring it to him the next time I came to visit him, but before yt was down it pleased God that hee was dead & the above declared will was so declared by him upon or about the 28 day of October in the yeare of our Ld xt 1665 in the same words or in words to the like effect

Ita testamen

Willm Coles Vicar of Scalford

Elizabeth Fann her mark

Probate 2 January 1666


A true & perfect Inventory of all the goods chattels & cattels of which John Fann the elder late of Scalford in the Countye of Leister plumer died seized taken Aprill the 19th in the yeare of Ld Xt 1666 by us Roger Francesse of Scalford aforesd husbandman & James Hodgkin of the same tallow chandlour

Imp: His purse & wearing apparell1000
In the Hall   
Two tables & two joyned stooles068
Three chaires026
The irons belonging to the chimney068
In the parlour   
One bedstead with a feather bed & mattrice two blanketts & a coverlid   
two boulsters & two feather pillows300
One chest with 5 paire of sheets & other linen2100
In the chamber   
One bedstead with bedding belonging to it and one chaire & one coffer200
In the Kitchin   
One great brasse pan & three lesser ones with two brasse potts2100
Brewing vessel040
In the dairy & buttery   
Two barrels 2 pailes & other odd things068
In the shop   
Lead glasse & mettall600
Tools belonging to the trade, scales & weights4100
In the yard   
Two bease300
One horse300
In Bills & bonds & other debts4500
Things forgotten or not mentioned050
Sum: toto8316

James Hodgkin

Roger Francis