Hurst John 1628 of Holwell Will

John Hurst of Holwell 1628 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/245/57

In the name of God Amen I John Hurst of Holwell in the Countie of Leicester yeoman considering with my selfe the certaintie of death & the uncertaintie of the time thereof and knowinge howe unfitt it is at the point of death to be troubled with worldly affaires doe now in my health & perfect memorie make & ordaine this my last will & Testament

First & above all thinges I bequeath my Soule into the handes of Almighty God my Creator, & of Jesus Christ my Redeemer & of the holie Ghost my Comfortor & my bodie to be buried in all comelie manner in the Church or Churchyarde of Abkettlebie

Item I give to the poore of Abkettlebie 3s 4d

Ite I give to the poore of Holwell 3s 4d

Ite I give to Isabell Hurst my wife & to Margerie Marriote my daughter all the Brasse & pewter except one little bason panne & one middle kettle & my will is that the longer liver of them shall inioye them all

Item I give to Margerie Marriot 2 Bedsteades in the parlour & one low bed in the Chamber & one Cubbard in the parlour & 3 Coffers 3 barrells 4 Tubbs 2 payre of hempton sheetes & one payre of harden one featherbed the worser 2 materesses 4 Coveringes 2 of them of the best & 2 of the middle most 4 pillowes 2 boulsters 4 kine 30 sheepe all these I give unto her to inioye during the time of her widowhood but if the said Margerie Mariott chance to marrie againe then my will is that her 2 younger sonnes Richard & Thomas shall enter & take all these aforesaid goods

Ite I give to Margerie Marriot 2 quarter of Barley halfe a quarter of Rye & a quarter & a halfe of pease

Ite I give to Marie Hurst 2 payre of sheetes one Coveringe one blanckett one matterisse & my will is that shee shall live with John Hurst my sonne after the decease of me & Isabell my wife whom I make my executor & he shall provide for her meate drinke apparel & Sufficient lodginge as is fit for her during the terme of her naturall life by the sight & iudgement of Samuel Neale & William Hurst But & if the said John Hurst or his executor shall refuse to keepe the said Marie then my will is that he or his executor shall pay to the said Marie Hurst 50l of good and lawfull mony of England

Ite I give to George Daft & Katherin his wife five yewes & five lambe hoggs & 3l 10s which is owinge to me

Ite I give to Willm Hubbard & Elizabeth his wife 40s he oweth me & 20s more

Ite I give to Marget Hurst one yewe & a hog

I leave to Isabel my wife all the rest of my goods during her naturall life & after her decease to returne to my executor

Ite I give to John Hurst my sonne one mare & a foale

Ite I leave as haireloomes one bedsted the white arke a payre of quornes a leade a Sheepfatt the horsetroffe the pumpe and irons kine standings & hovells

Ite I make John Hurst my sonne my executor of this my last will & Testament

I revoke all former wills & confirme this

In witnesse whereof I have sette my hand & seale the day & yeare above written

                                                                                                                Jhon Hurst

These beinge witnesses

Samuel Neale

Robert Wacthorne his marke

Probate 12 December 1628


A true Inventorie of all the goods Chattells and Chattell of John Hurst of Holwell late deceassed taken & prized by us Willm Hurst and John Cowley the xi day of October 1628

Imprimis his purse and his apparell500
Itm in the hall one frame table 2 Cheares & 2 formes0100
Itm for the fire irons tongues Cobberds one spitte and one dripping panne0100
Itm in the parlour three bedsteds0134
Itm one Cubbard0100
Itm 2 featherbeddes one bolster2100
Itm a payre of sheetes2100
Itm … tables clothes & 6 napkins0100
Itm 4 pillowbeares040
Itm 4 little Coffers080
Itm 6 qushions068
Itm 2 bedsteads0134
Itm 2 Coverings200
Itm 4 Coverings168
Itm 2 payre of Curtaines & one Carpin Clothe100
Itm 3 matresses100
Itm 15 pieces of puter 2 saltes 3 porringers & 2 Candlestickes164
Itm one Cheare and one little Cubborde034
Itm 2 brasse pottes 6 brasse pannes300
Itm one paire of Quernes & one Sheepefatte100
Itm one leade, 4 Tubbes and one kneading troughe & one Chease prasse100
Itm for Coles100
Itm in the Chamber one quarter of Barly0160
Itm 8 quarters of Malte600
Itm for Butter & Cheese100
Itmm one Lynen Wheele, one Wollen Wheele, one Cheesehecke & A …0100
Itm the Hey and Corne of one yardland1600
Itm 4 score shepe and 20 lambes3000
Itm 8 kyne and twoo yong beasts1500
Itm one Mare and a fole500
Itm 2 hogges and 8 little pigges200
Itm for 4 hives of Bees & one hovell100
Itm for plowgh Tymber050
Itm in Bylles & Bonds3000
Itm for all things seene & unseene, prised & unprised    050
Suma totalis132178