George Thomas 1668 of Eaton Will

Thomas George of Eaton 1668 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1668

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas George of Eaton in the County of Leicester husbandman, beinge weake of Body but whole in minde and of good & perfect remembrance (praise and thankes be given to god) I doe make and Ordaine this my last Will and Testament, in manner and forme as followeth

First I bequeath my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker, faithfully trustinge to be saved by the merits death and Passion of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and by none other means and my Body to the Earth from whence it Came, and to be buried in the Church or Church yard of Eaton aforesaide

Item I give to the repairing of the Church of Eaton Three Shillings foure pence

Item I doe give to the poore of Eaton Ten Shillings

Item I give & bequeath unto Thomas George my Grandchilde and to his heires my Cottage house which I purchased of Thomas Spreckly with all and Singular the appurtenances deedes & evidences thereunto belonging, and allsoe Ten pounds in money to be paide unto him when hee shall accomplish the age of One and Twenty yeares

Item I doe give unto Henry George my Grandchild Twenty pounds in Money, to be payde unto him when hee shall likewise accomplish the age of One and Twenty yeares

Item I give unto Anne George my Grandchild, Ten pounds In money to be payde unto her when shee shall attaine unto the age of foure and Twenty yeares

Item I give unto Thomas Derry of Waltham my Grandchild five pounds in money allsoe, and to be payd unto him at the age of One and Twenty yeares

Item I give unto Ingle the wife of Thomas Coy of Sproxton Ten Shillings

All the rest of my goods Cattles & Chattles, unbequeathed and not given, I doe give and bequeath unto Robert George, my Deare and natural Son, whom I doe make the Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament

In wittnesse hereunto I have set my hand & seale, the Twenty ninth day of September Anno Domini 1666 in the presence of these wittnesses

                                                                                                                The marke of Thomas George

William Tinsley

William Crampe

Probate Melton Mowbray 15 April 1668


September the 4th 1667

A true and perfect Inventory of the goods Cattles & Chattles of Thomas George, late of Eaton in the County of Leicester, husbandman deceased, Taken & prized by us as followeth, viz:

William Tinglsey Thomas Wright Henry Jarratt [?] [his mark]

Inprimis his Apparrells Girdle Purse & Money in it4134
In the Hall   
A Table and frame, Two fourmes, a Cubbert & foure Pieces of Pewter, one   
Candlesticke and Two Saltiers1100
In the Chimney   
A gallow Tree and hookes, a fire Iron and Tongs, Two Chaires & Cushions, and   
other Small things096
In the Parlour   
A Bedstead and featherbed, One Coverlet, and Two Blankets, a Bolster and Two   
Pillowes, one paire of Sheetes, with other furniture belonginge to it2134
Item, One Chest and five paire of hempen Sheets Three paire of flaxen, One   
Table cloth, five pillow beares, foure Table Napkins, & other Small linnings226
In the Kitchin   
One Brasse Pot, and foure Pannes, a Lead and Mashfat, with the other Brewinge   
In the Dairye   
A Cheese Presse and foure Barrells, a Churne & foure Pailes, with other usefull   
In the Hall Chamber   
Two Bedsteads, and Two Coverlets, foure Blankets, Two Paire of Sheetes, Two   
Mattresses, with Other thinges appertaininge to the said Beds200
Item the wooll there An old Presse & kimnell foure strikes of wheate and One of   
In the Stable   
Two geldings, foure Mares, & Two yearelinge filleys1200
In the yard   
Eight Cowes, Two heifers, and Two Steeres1368
Item, the Corne & hay in the Barne & upon the hovell26134
Item, The Carts and geares, Plowes & plowgears, with the harrowes and other   
Implements for husbandry, with the hovells & wood in the yard6134
Item, five Score and Ten Old Sheep & forty lambe hogs3000
Item, the fold Trayes the Swine & Poultry there350
Item, in thinges not viewed or forgotten    034
Summa Totalis est120134