Manchester George 1704 of Long Clawson will and inventory

George Manchester of Long Clawson 1704 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1704/81

January the 12 day 1703 [1703/4]

In the name of god Amen I George Manchester the Elder of Claxton in the County of Leicester husbandman being weake of body but of A perfeckt Memory do make and ordaine this to be and stand for my last will and testament in Manner and forme following

Imprimis I give my soule to god that gave it any my body to be buried in the Church yard of Claxton Aforesade and as for My worldly Estate I doe dispose of as followeth

Imprimis I do give and bequeath unto my son William Manchester one Shilling to be pade with in the spase of one yeare

Item I do give unto my son John Cauderey one Shilling

Item I do give unto my gran Childe Edward Cauderey five Shillings

Item I do give and bequeath unto my Loveing wife Mary Manchester all that homstead or tenement which I purchased of William Bateman and the sixt part of one oxgange of Land and three Leayes lying in more beck which I purchased of Henery Manchester and Henery Leake to her and her heires for Ever upon Condicon that shee shall sell it all or part of it to pay my debts

All the rest of my goods Cattell and Chattells whatsoever I do give unto my loveing wife to pay my debts and leagises I do make and ordaine her full Executrix of this my last will and testament Revokeing all other wills by mee heer to fore made

In wittnesse whereof I have heer unto set my hand and seale the day and yeare above written

                                                                                                         George Manchester

Published sealed and declared in the presence of us who are wittnesses

William Parker

Rich: Fawkes

Tho Hoe


A true and perfect Inventory of all the Goods Chells & Cattle of George Manchester of Claxton in County of Leicester yeoman deceased the 18th day of September 1704

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Imprimis Purse and apparell 00 10 03
Itm 7 beast 3 Calves five Mares and one foale 23 01 06
Itm 53 sheepe 11 swine 06 16 00
Itm Goods in the House Parler bed and bedding 01 00 03
Itm Dairy & chamber over the house pewter & brass 01 18 00
Itm Coals Kitchen Sacks barrels strike … 01 02 04
Itm plowes Carts Harrows Geares and Ropes 03 05 00
Itm wheat Barley Peas and Hay 32 00 00
Itm Hooks Rackiron … … forks and Shovel 00 05 06
Itm wheat upon the ground and Clotts to sowe 0 10 06
Itm things unseen & forgotten 00 04 08
  71 00 00

Richard Fawks    )

John Marriott     )  apprizers

Wm Parker          )

Probate 12 October 1704