Leake John 1630 of Long Clawson will and inventory

John Leake of Long Clawson 1630 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1630

7 die November 1630

John Leake his last will & Testamt

In the name of god Amen &c

First I bequeath my soule to god & my body to the Earth &c to be buried in the Churchyard of Claxton And for my worldly goods to be disposed as followeth viz

I give to the poore people of Claxton 13s 4d to be devided amongst them at the discreation of the Vicar, the overseers for the poore and my executrix

And for the poore people of Car Colston xxs to be devided amongst them in that lyke maner by the discreation of the Vicker & overseers for the poore of that parrish & my Executrix

Itim for the estate of my lands, my mynde is that it remayne as I have alreddy disposed of it (by deeds) amongst my sonnes

Itim I give to every of my 4 daughters videlt Katherine Sampson, Anne Manchester, Isabell Hiclinge, and Alice Hill, to every one of them vi li apeece

Itm to Isabell Hickling I give my Cubborde now I the house and I give to Judith Hicling the daughter of Willm Hiclinge my bedsted that I now lye on

Itm I give & forgive unto Willm Hiclinge my sonne in lawe & his wife all the debts which they owe unto mee

Itm I give to Mary the daughter of Wm Manchester one Chist that is nowe standing in the Chamber

Itm I give to my sonne Henry Leake my spitte and Cobberds

Itm to my daughter Anne Manchester the overst Coverlidde that lyeth now uppon mee

Itm All other Implements of houshould stuffe & other things now in and about the house of my sonne in law Wm Hiclinge I give to him & his wife

Itm I give to the sonne of Wm Hicling my Cowe

Itm I give to Agnes Mason, the daughter of John Mason xls to goe forwards from this yeare to the best use for her, At the oversight & discretion of my sonne Henry Leake

Itm I give to John (the sonne of my sonne Henry Leake) xls to be putte to the best use for him at the discreation of his father

Itm I give to John the sonne of Wm Manchester my Middle suite of Appell

Itm I give every one of my sister Tomlinsons Children videlt, Richard, Roger, Katherine & Elizabethe Tomlinson & to Robt Goodwine to every one of them vis viiid

Itm I give to be devyded amongst the Children of Lawrence Kirke (my wyves brother) xxs

Itm I give to the Children of my sonne Richard Leake to be equally devyded amongst them 4 li

Itm I give to Wm Kirke the sonne of Richard Kirke vis viiid

Itm I give to my sonne Henry Leake xls

Itm I give to Isabell Sumner the wife of Wm Sumner xxs

Itm to Gyles Sampson xxs

Itm I give to Wm Hiclinge my sonne in lawe my greene Breeches

Itm I give to my daughter Isabell Hiclinge my best payre of stokins my best shoos & my best Gloves, and to my daughter Anne Manchester my second payre of Stokins shoos and Gloves

The Residew of my Goods unbequeathed after my debts & legacyes are payd and my funeral expences I give to be devyded between my two sonnes Richard Leake and Henry Leake whom I make Joynte Exeuctors of this my last will & Testament

And I make Edward Hiclinge thelder and Willm Levers overseers of the … requesting them to see that all things herein be performed according to my mynde, And for their paynes I give them iix vid a peece


Thomas Storer thelder

And Thomas Levers


A true and perfect Inventorie of all the goods and Cattell of John Leake late of Claxton in the County of Leic yeoman deceassed, taken & praised the iiid day of February Anno dni 1630 by Edward Hiclinge theldest, Robte Levers and Willm Levers of Claxton aforesaid &c

  li s d
Imprimis in his purse his Girdle & his apparrell 3 6 8
Itm 5 Coverliddes & 2 pillowes 1 3 4
Itm one Mattresse, one bolster & 5 sheets 0 16 0
Itm 2 little Cubboards 0 5 0
Itm one standing bedde 0 17 0
Itm one kymnell, & all other Implements in the house 0 6 8
Itm 2 Chairs and one quushin 0 2 0
Itm one spytte and one payre of Cobberds 0 3 4
Itm one Cowe praised at 2 0 0
Itm mony & Goulde in the Cabbourd 23 1 0
Itm owing to him by Wm Hicling 7 0 0
Itm by Edw Hicling thelder 2 0 0
Itm by the same Edw: Hiclinge 5 8 0
Itm by John Draper 8 12 8
Itm my John Henson 3 4 9
Itm by Henry Mariot 4 6 4
Itm by Wm Walker 1 10 0
Itm by Ric Hiclinge 3 4 9
Itm by Michaell Baxter 0 10 0
                                                                                                   Suma tot 67 17 6

The names of the praisers

Edward Hickling [his mark]

Robert Levers [his mark]

Willm Levers

Probate 5 March 1630/1