Hourd Edmund 1706 of Eastwell will and inventory

Edmund Hourd of Eastwell 1706 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1706/55

In the name of God Amen I Edmund Hourd of Eastwell in the County of Leicester, being Weake in body but in good and perfect sence and memory praysed be God, doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner followinge

And first I beg of my Lord Jesus Christ by his Most bitter passion to pardon mee my sines and to received my Soule in his mercy to Eternall joy And I bequeath my body to the Earth to be Buried in decent and Christian Buriall and as for my Worldly Estate which God in his Mercy hath given mee, I give devise and bequeath in manner and forme as followeth (that is to Say)

First I give and bequeath to the pore of Eastwell 10s to be paid at my buriall by my Executor or Executricks hereafter mentioned

Item I give that Trunk marked with V and E and dated 1652 and one oake boxe and all that is in the to my Son Thomas Hourd at my decease

Item I give & bequeath to Ursula Martin daughter of my Nephew Francis Martin the sum of ten pounds of currt English Money to be put out at Interest for her use till such time as she shall be married or attain the age of one & twenty years and then the sd sum of ten pounds to be pd by my nephew Francis Martin herein after named

Item I give & bequeath the sum of thirteen pounds ten shillings to Frances Martin another daughter of my sd Nephew Francis Martin to be pd to her at her age of one & twenty years or day of marriage which shall first happen And in the meantime the Interest & product thereof to be yearly pd towards her maintenance & Education Which sd sums of ten pounds & thirteen pounds ten Shillings are in the hands of my sd Nephew Francis Martin and due & owing to me And my mind & will is that the said Legacies so given to the sd Ursula Francis Martin shall be pd by & out of the sd debt so due to me from my sd Nephew Francis Martin and not out of any other part or share of my personal Estate

Item I give and appoint the sum of ten pounds to my nephew Richard Hourd of Hose and my Sister Dorothy Hourd his Mother to be bestowed upon my Burial in a decent & orderly manner

Item All my Goods cattle Chattles & personal Estate whatsoever (my debts legacies & funeral Expences being first paid) I give & bequeath to my said Sister Dorothy Hourd & to my said nephew Richard Hourd whom I make Sole Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made and declaring this to be my Last

In Witnes whereof I have hereto set my hand & Seal this sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and six

                                                                                                         Edmd Hourd

Signd Seald publishd & declard by the Testator to be his last Will in presence of us

Mary Geeson sign

Eliz: Williamson

Benj: Hill


A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Cattle Chattles and personal Estate of Edmund Hourd late of Eastwell in the County of Leic: deced taken and appraised this fifteenth day of August Ao Dom 1706 by us whose Names are subscribed

  £ s d
Imprimis Purse and Apparel 1 10 0
In the house      
Item A fire Iron hooks and Rackin 0 5 6
Two tables three Stools four chairs One Cubboard five pewter dishes six plates      
four Candlesticks one pewter Chamber pott one flagon 1 4 8
In the Kitchen      
Itm four brass pans two potts 1 10 6
Four barrels, four tubs, two Kinnell, three pails, Cheese press, dishes, spoons,      
ten panshions, four shelves three pipkins and one form 1 11 2
In the Parlour      
Itm One bed hangings Chaff bed & boulster Seven Chairs one table 1 0 2
In the boarded Chamber      
Itm A Bedstead and three trunks 0 10 0
In the Cheese Chamber      
Itm Cheese and a Bacon flitch 0 13 4
In the Little Chamber      
Itm One bedsted, feather bed, boulster, pillow & ten boxes 2 5 0
Itm Ten Strike of Malt 1 6 8
In the Yard      
Itm Coals, four beast one Swine hog 9 0 0
One horse 2 5 0
Hay in the Closes 7 0 0
Things forgot 0 3 4
Debt upon bond 10 0 0
                                                                                                               Total 40 5 4

Will Blankly

Richard Healy

Probate 4 September 1706

On reverse

Copy this Will for Jn Spencer of Wykeham who is to pay 10s