Francis Philip 1637 of Scalford Will

Philip Francis of Scalford 1637 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1637/62

In the name of God Amen & Philip Francis of Scallforde in the County of Leicester being sicke in body but of good & perfect memory God be praised therefore doe make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner & forme following viz

First I bequeath my soule to allmighty God my creator hopeing assuradly through the merits of Christ Jhs my only saviour & redeemer to be partaker of life everlasting & my body I bequeath to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in the churchyard of Scallford at the discretion of Jane my wife the executrix of this my last will & testament

And for the worldly goods wherewith God hath endowed me I dispose of them in manner & forme following vizt

I bequeath to my father Mathew Francis three pounds and foure sheepe of the meanest sort

To my brother William Francis twenty shilling

To my brother Mathew one hogg & a lambe

& to my sisters two chilldren Mary and Alice ten shillings a peice

And to twelve of the poorest people of Scallford threepence a peice

And to my father my cloake

To my brother Mathew my fustion dublet & best paire of breeches & a payre of stockings & a leather dublet and ierkin & my best hatt

And the rest of my goods & chattels whatsoever undisposed (my funerall charges being first defrayed and discharged) I doe hereby wholy give and bequeath to Jane my wife whom I doe constitute & appoint to be the full and only executrix of this my will and testament and revoking all former wills whatsoever by me made I doe ordaine publish and declare this to be my last will and testament

Wittnesse my hand and seale hereunto put the xvith day of April Ao Dom 1637

                                                                                                                The marke and seale of Philip Francis

In the presence of

Edm Bardsey

Probate 3 October 1637


A true & iust Inventory of all the Goods, Cattels, and Chattels whatsoever of Philip Francis late of Scalford in the Countie of Leicester Shepheard deceased taken prized and made on the tenth day of August Anno Dom 1637 by Simon Stevenson & Thomas Drake of the same Town & County aforesayd

The Goods Contayned in the house   
Imprimis his Purse & Girdle tenn shillinges0100
Item his Aparrell one pounde100
Item his Brasse one pounde100
Item his Puter three shillings foure pence034
Item his Cubert thirteen shillings foure pence0134
Item his Table with the frame & a forme tenn shillinges0100
Item his Chaires his stooles & a little fall table three s foure d034
Item all his wooden ware tenn shillinges0100
The Goods in his Parlour   
Item his Linen one pounde100
Item his woolen one pounde100
Item his Chests & his Bedstead sixteene shillinges0160
Item his wheels & forkes three shillinges foure pence034
Item his fuell & fodder one pounde three shill: foure pence134
Item his Sheepe foure poundes tenn shillinges4100
Item his Cowe two poundes three shillinges foure pence234
Item the Lease of his house five poundes500
Item his woole thirdteene shillinges foure pence0134
Item for some other thinges which may be left out & forgotten two s020
In tot2114

Simon Stevenson

Thomas Drake