Harris William 1667 of Grimston Will

William Harris of Grimston 1667 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1667

In the name of God amen January the 28th 1665 I William Harris the Elder of Grimstone of the parish of Rothley in the County of Leic Shepheard being weakly in Body but of good & perfect memory (praysed be the Lord therefore) doe ordaine & make this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following that is to say

First I give & bequeath my Soule to Allmighty God my Creator hopeing & verrily assuring myselfe through God his mercyes & Christ his meritts to be partaker of life Everlasting & my Body I give to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in Christian buryall in the Church yarde of Grimstone aforesayde at the discretion of my Executor & for the worldly Goodes which it hath pleased the Lord to endow me with I doe dispose of them in manner & forme following that is to say

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my loveing Daughter Mary Bunney two Pewter dishes & one brasse Candlesticke one fether Pillow & one payre of Hemping Sheetes & one Bedstead standing before the Parlour doore for her filliall portion

Item I give unto my loveing Daughter Joane Harris one Covering one yeallow blankett one fleaxen sheete & one payre of hemping sheets a flaxen Towell foure flaxen napkins two flaxen pillow beares one Cubard Cloth one bed a mattrice & a pillow & fortie Shillings for her filliall portion with two Cushiions

Item I give unto my loving Sonne William Harris all the rest of my Goodes Cattell & Chattells whatsoever undisposed of moveable & unmoveable whom I nominate & appoint to be the Executor of this my last Will & Testament requireing him to pay the Legacies by me bequeathed & my detts (if any be) & funerall Charges & to bringe me decently to the grounde as a Christian for revoking all former wills whatsoever I constitute & appoint this to be my last will & Testament

Witness my hand & seale hereunto put the day & yeare first above written

                                                                                                                William Harris

Reade published sealed & delivered to be the last will & Testament of William Harris above named in the present of

Robt Kirkby

John Neale

The mark of Tho. James

Henry Austin

Probate 9 October 1667

44’28 1322/86

A true and perfect Inventorie of all the Goods Cattel and Chattells of William Harris the Elder late of Grimston in the County of Leicester Shephard deceased taken October the 7th 1667 by

Imprimis his purse and apparell01304
Item in the house one Table 2 formes one little fall Table one Cubberd   
5 dishes of puter 3 Candlestickes110
Item in the Parlor 3 Beds one Chest 2 Coffers 3 paire of Sheet 2 Table clothes   
2 wheeles one Cimnil one Barill one Churne 4 Cushings250
Item in the milkehouse one brasse pott one pan 3 panshings 2 bards0100
Item one fire iron 3 hookes026
Item one Cow1150
Item for things unnamed and forgotten010
The summe total is684

John Neale

Robert Adcocke

Nichlis Burgis

Exhibited 9 October 1667

Bond, bound William Harris yeoman of Grimston and Nicholas Burges farmer of Grimston 9 October 1667, condition bound William Harris executor named in last will of William Harris late of Grimston to administer estate

                                                                                                                Signum William Harris

                                                                                                                Nichlis Burgis