Kirk John 1669 of Scalford Will

John Kirk of Scalford 1669 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1669

In the Name of God Amen I John Kirke of Scalford in the Countye of Leister sheepeheard being weake in 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 be saved onely by the merits & mediation of his son my Saviour Jesus xt

My body I bequeath unto the earth from whence it was taken decently to be interr’d at the discretion of my Executor hoping for resurrection unto life

And for the worldly estate which God hath lent mee I give & dispose of it as followeth

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto Anne Wallis my kinswoman living at Melton ten pounds of Current English money to bee payed her within one yeare after my decease

Also I give her one of those bease now in the yard which shee shall make choice of

Ite I give & bequeath unto Richard Kirke of Scalford my kinsman eight pounds of Current English money to bee payed within one yeare after my decease

Item I give unto the other daughter of my brother Richard Kirke living at Hallaughton & named Alice five pounds of Current English money to bee payed her within one yeare after my decease

Item I give unto Richard Love [?] of Turlanghton my kinsman twenty shillings of Current English money to bee paied within one yeare after my decease and five shillings more to Joane Ruddle of Langham

Item I give unto Margaret Moore that liveth with mee ten shillings

All the rest of my estate goods cattels or chattels bills bonds & debts dues & demands whatever I give & bequeath the same unto Thomas Burbidge of Scalford who maried my kinswoman desiring him to see my debts payd and my funerall chardges, whom also I doe make Sole Executor of this my last will & testament

                                                                                                                John Kirke his marke

Signed sealed and published the first day of Aprill in the yeare of our Ld xt 1669 In the presence of

Willm Coles

Jane Butler her marke

Probate 29 April 1669


 A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattels and Cattels of which John Kirke of Scalford in the Countye of Lester lately deceased died seized taken by Donhalt Freeman of the same Gentln: And Stephen Awood yeoman Aprill the 12th 1669

Imp: his purse & wearing apparell100
Ite: in the house one table two forms five pewter dishes and sixe brasse pans &   
one brasse pott, three chairs with some other odd things3100
Ite: In the parlour two bedsteds three Coverlids foure paire of blankits three   
bowlsters three matrices sixe paire of sheets foure pillow beares tow napkins &   
one tablecloth five coffers & five pillows3146
Ite: In the chamber one bedstead two tubbs one kimnell & two wheeles076
Ite: In the buttery three barrels & 5 pails066
Ite: In the Grange grounds foureteene ews with their lambs, & two lambe hoggs1000
Ite: In the same grounds tow cows800
Ite: In the yard two cows and one calfe560
It: In Scalford feild ten sheepe368
Ite: a little hovell of pease200
Ite: The crop of corne uppon the ground3100
It: In the yard tow stour piggs0120
Ite: In debts owing to him sperat & desperate1000
It: In goods either forgotten or not considerable0100

Don: Freeman

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