Knapp Robert 1578 of Ab Kettleby Will

Robert Knapp of Ab Kettleby 1578 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1578

In dei noie amen the xviiith daie of December Anno dni 1577 I Robert Knappe of Apkettilbie in the countie of Leicester weaver, make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner & forme folowinge

Fyrst I bequieth my soule unto allmightie god Assuringe my self of salvation throwghe Jhesus christ my redemer, and my bodie to be buryed in the parishe churche yearde of Apekettilbie Aforesaid

Item I give and bequiethe unto my children the one half of all my goodes my debts beinge paide

Item I give and bequiethe unto Margaret my wife the other half of all my goods whom I make whole and sole executrixe of this my last will and testament

Wytnesse hereof xpofer Holmes vycar Willyam Caunte and Robert Crosse the yonger with others

Probate Melton Mowbrary 30 February 1577/8


An Inventorie of all the goods and cattle of Robart Knapp of Abkettlebie in the countie of Leicester … [wever?] taken & prysed by John Nealle Richard Spicke & Wm Caunte of the same towne the xxith daye of December anno dni 1578 as foloweth

Inprimis his apparelvs
Itm coverlets fivexxiiis iiiid
Itm three boulsters & five pillowsxiis
Itm foure paire of shets two pelowe beares & one borde clothexiis
Itm two bedsteeds five coffers iii tubbes iii pales with rest of the wodden stuffe in the housexiis iiiid
Itm one ambre, a table, a forme, a cheare, a spit, a cobbe iron, a coole hatchit a fire iron, with 
the iron hangings about the fyreviiis
Itm three pans two pottes xiii peics of pewter, thre salts & thre candlesticksxxvis viiid
Itm the whole shoppe with appendixxxvs
Itm one cowexxxs
Itm on ould cowe and a calfexxiiis iiiid
Itm a lood of coolesiiis iiiid
Itm two towels ii pillow beares, five napkins an ell of carsye, iii sheets a mattresxviis
Itm a chistiiis
Itm a piggeiiis
Itm twoo flyches of baconiiiis
Itm a scuttle & ii sevesvid
Itm a hovell haye & peassexs
Suma totalisx li xviiis vid

The parcels of debts which he did owe at his deathe amountethe to                                                                   xvs iiid