Hodgkin Thomas 1677 of Scalford Will

Thomas Hodgkin of Scalford 1677 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1677/129

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hodskin of Scalford in the Countye of Leister being weake of body but of perfect memory & understanding praised bee God therefore doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament in maner & forme following

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God hoping to bee saved onely by the meritts of his son Jesus xt my body I bequeath unto the earth decently to bee interred hopeing for a joyfull resurrection

And for that worldly goods wch God hath lent mee I dispose of it as followeth

First I give unto my eldest son Willm Hodskin who is already married & provided for twelve pence

And to the other three of my children Alice & Joane & Joseph I give to each of them five shillings to bee paied them as they shall severally accomplish the age of one & twenty yeares

All the rest of my goods whatsoever the same shalbee I give & bequeath unto my loving wife Joane Hodskin out of the confidence that I have that shee will pay all my debts & bring up my children as it shall please God to inable her, whom I likewise make sole executrix of this my last will & testament published the seaventeenth day of October in the nine & twentieth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Ld Charles the second King of England &c & in the yeare of our Ld xt 1677

                                                                                                                The marke of Thomas Hodskin

Sealed & published in the presence of

Willm Coles

Stephen Awood

Joseph Hodskin his mark

Probate 20 March 1677/8


A true & perfect Inventory of all the goods & chattels of which Thomas Hodskin Late of Scalford in the County of Leister died seized, taken by Stephen Awood & James Hodskin February the 22th 1677

Imps: his purse & wearing apparell1100
In the hall   
One table two stooles 2 chaires the fire irons one cupboard with other small   
In the parlour   
One table one chaire & a chest0100
In the buttery   
Three barrels040
Three tubbs068
Sixe pewter dishes & two flaggons086
Foure brasse pans & one pott0150
In the chamber over the hall   
Two bedsteads with the bedding belonging to them, one chest one boxe   
& a forme134
In the little chamber   
One bedstead with the bedding068
Sixe paire of sheetes two paire of pillow beares halfe dozen napkins with two   
table cloths126
One horse100
Two bease & an heifer400
Things forgotten or not named034

Steven Awood

James Hodgkin