Faulks Edward 1640 of Long Clawson Will

Edward Faulks of Long Clawson 1640 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1640/44

August 17th Anno Dom: 1639

In the name of god Amen I Edward Faukes of Clauston in the Countye of Leicester Tayler (being sicke of Body, but of good and perfect memory (praised be god) doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manar following

Impris I give and bequeath my soule to god that gave it and my bodye to bee buried in the Church yearde of Clauston aforesaide

Item I give unto my loveing wife Judith Faukes all my goodes moveable & unmoveable who I make full and sole executrix, to see my debts payed and discharged, and my body brought reverently to the ground

Lastly I make and ordaine my Cosen Edwarde More yeoman and Richard Holte husbandman Overseers of this my last will and Testament giveing to ether of them sixe pence a peece

                                                                                                                Edward Faukes his marke

Testes sunt

Thomas Wright scriptor

Richard Tomson

Probate 5 August 1640, Judith Fawkes executrix sworn


A true Inventory of all the goodes and chattles of Edward Fauks Tayler taken this 26th of September 1639 by Edward More yeoman and Richard Holt husbandman of Clauston alias Claxton in the Countye of Leicester

Imp his purse and apparell100
It in the parlour 3 flaxen sheets090
It 2 pillow beares 2 paire of harden sheets 2 paire of hempen sheets0130
It 3 table napkins 2 towells020
It 2 matteresses 7 pillowes 1 boulster130
It 3 bedsteads034
It 3 Coverleds 2 blankets110
It 3 Coffers0134
It 2 chaires 1 table 1 forme 2 buffit stooles 1 moulding trough 1 plancke0100
It in the chamber woole and flaxe & 4 boards0180
It 2 cheeses and butter0140
It 3 Cowes 2 calves800
It 17 sheep380
It 5 loades of hay1134
It 2 pitch forks and old wood034
It the fire Irons and things forgotten  020
                                                                                                           The some is2224

They praysers names

Edward More

Richard Hoult

Exhibited 5 August 1640