Francis Roger 1680 of Scalford Will

Roger Francis of Scalford 1680 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1680/113

In the name of God Amen The Seaventh day of Aprill In the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand six hundred seaventy and foure I Roger Francis of Scalford in the County of Leicester husbandman being sicke and weake in body but of sound and perfect memory (prayse be given to God for the same) and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and beinge desirous to settle thinges in order Doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme following That is to say

First and principally I commend my soule to Almighty God my Creator assuredly beleeveinge that I shall receeve full pardon and free remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious Death and merritts of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent and Christian manner as to my Executor hereafter named shall be thought meete and convenient

And as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy haith lent mee my will and meaneing is the same shalbe imployed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will is expressed

And first I doe revoake renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare and appoint this my last will and Testament

Item I give and bequeath unto Anne my wife that trusse bed and all that beding belonging to it that shee brought and one box and five poundes of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto her by my Executor hereafter named within six months next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Kirke my eldest daughter one brasse pott

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Robinson my second daughter Twelfe pence

Item I give and bequeath unto Alice Hose my youngest daughter Tweelfe pence

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Kirkes Children William Kirke Mary Kirke and John Kirke Tweenty poundes of currant money of England to be equally devided amongst them

Item all the rest of my moneys goods Chattell and Chattells debts oweing goods Moveable quicke or dead in Scalford or elsewhere not given nor bequeathed these legacies being discharged my debts and funirall expences being paid and discharged I doe hereby give and bequeath unto Richard Kirke my Sonn in law whom I doe make my sole executor of this my last will and Testament

In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written in the presence of the persons whose names are here under written

                                                                                                                Roger Francis


Richard Ward

Henery Tallis

John Holsted his mark

Probate 13 May 1680


A true & perfect Inventory of all the goods & chatels whereof Roger Francisse of Scalford in the Countye of Leister died seized taken by John Marshall Gentl: And Stephen Awood Yeoman May the 5th 1680

Imp: his purse & wearing apparell500
In the Hall
The fire-irons in the Chimney034
The larger table & 6 stooles0100
The lesser table & three chaires034
The cupboard050
In the parlour
One trusse bedstead with the featherbed & other bedding belonging to it1100
Another bedstead with a matrice & other bedding belonging to it100
Two coffers two boxes one chest & a chaire0100
In the buttery
The barrels thraules shelves with other things050
In Kitchin
Five pewter dishes one flagon & a basin0100
Three brasse pans two brasse potts one frying pan & a skimmer168
Two tubbs two pailes & a cheese-presse050
In the chamber over the hall
One boarden bedstead two chests with the linen100
In the corne chamber
Two quarter of barley, two stricks of wheate, one strike of rey one strike of
In the barne
Barley to thresh1100
One horse & one mare200
One Cow100
One Carte & geares & harrowes & plowes with the hey in the stable3100
Two hovels one ladder the well curb & bucket with other things0150
The cropp of all sorts of graine growing in the feild1500
Debts sperat & desperate500
Things forgotten or not named034

John Marshall

Steven Awood

Exhibited 13 May 1680