Fann John 1669 of Scalford Will

John Fann of Scalford 1669 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1669/126

In the Name of God Amen I John Fann of Scalford in the Countye of Leister 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 to bee saved by the merits of his son

My body I bequeath unto the earth decently to bee interred hoping for a joyfull resurrection

And for my worldly estate I dispose of it as followeth

First I give unto my Eldest Son John Fann the house wherein I dwell with the closse homestead comons comon of pasture & all other appurtenances all wch were given to mee by my fathter to him & his heires for ever

Also I give unto my second son Willm Fann That house wherein Willm Daft the younger now dwelleth together with the one moyety or halfe part of the closse that I purchased of Mr Freeman with all comons comon of pasture & all other appurtenances to him & his heires for ever

Also I give unto my third son Austin Fann That other house wherein Willm Daft thelder now liveth together with the other moyety or half part of the close that I bought of Mr Freeman with the comons comon of pasture & all other appurtenances to him & his heires for ever

All the rest of my estate goods cattle bills bonds debts dues & demands whatever I give & bequeath unto my loving wife Martha Fann whom I make sole Executrix of this my last will & testament made Novem: 13 in the yeare of our Ld xt 1669

                                                                                                                John Fann

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Willm Coles

Frances Teate hir marke

Probate 20 January 1669/70


A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods chattels and cattels of which John Fann late of Scalford in the Countye of Leister plumer died seized taken the fifteenth day of December 1669 by William Francis of Sproxton Gentl: And Thomas Page of Scalford aforesd Gentl:

Imp: his purse & wearing apparell1000
In the Hall   
Three tables, tow formes five chaires two stooles, the irons in the chimney   
with other odd things3100
In the parlour   
Two bedsteads, two featherbeds, foure feather boulsters, four feather pillows,   
foure blanketts, one rugg, one coverlid, tow setts of curtaines, foure chaires,   
one chest, one chest one trunke one livery cupboard, with other things2168
In the chamber   
One bedstead one flocke bedd one mattrice two turkey worke cushions   
6 other cushions one other feather bed, one boulster one feather pillow   
one paire of blankets two paire of sheets, foure tablecloths, one dozen & a   
halfe of napkins, … pillow beares, foure chests with other things14178
In the Kitchin   
Tow brasse pots, five brasse pans, one warming pan, three candlesticks, one   
chafind dish, one mortar, eight pewter dishes, two basins two driping pans,   
one pye plate one flagon three salt sellers five tubbs, five barrels, with other   
In the shop   
Glass lead & soder and other things1360
In the plumery   
Lead and tooles & other things14130
One paire of mault querns0100
One saddle0100
In the yard   
Tow bease500
One saddle nag300
Debts sperat and desperate8000
Things unprized or not mentioned050

Will Francis

Tho Page