Pitts John 1698 of Ab Kettleby will and inventory

John Pitts of Ab Kettleby 1698 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1698/40

In the Name of God Amen I John Pitts of Ab Kettleby in the County of Leicester Mason being sick and weecke in Body But of perfect Mind & Memory praised bee Almighty God for it Doe make and ordeyne this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following (that is to say)

Imprimis I Comitt my Soule into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the Merritts of my alone … and Saviour to bee made partaker of Life Everlasting And as for my Body I Comitt the same to the Earth to bee decently Interred in Such manner As Shall Seeme best to my Extrix hereafter named, And as for my Goods Chattles Cattle and Personall Estate which it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow Upon mee I give devise and bequeath the same in Manner following (vizt)

Item I give Unto my Deare and Loveing Wife Luce all and Singler my Goods chattles Cattle and personall estate whatsoever Which I am possessed of either in Ab Kettleby or els where in in the County of Leicester And I doe make the sd Luce my full & Sole Extrix of this my Last Will and testament Revokeing all former and other Wills whatsoever heretofore made by mee

In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seale the Sixth day of May In the tenth Yeare of the Raigne of our most Gratious Soveraigne Ld William the Third Over England &c Annoq Dni 1698

                                                                                                         The marke of John Pitts

Sealed and delivered and published and declared as the Last Will & testament of the sd John Pitts in the presence of us whose Names are Subscribed in the presence of the Testator

Jno Brocklesby

Edward Oakes

Joseph Page


A True & perfect Inventory of the Goods & Chattells of John Pitts late of Ab Kettleby in the County of Leicester deceased Taken and appraised by us whose names are underwritten June 7th 1698

  £ s d
Imprimis his Purse & Apparell 0 10 0
Two Cows and Two Heifers and a Calf 7 0 0
One Pigg 0 10 0
Eleaven Sheep 4 0 0
A Table & Cupboard & other Lumber 1 0 0
The Crop of Corn 6 0 0
Other odd things unseen or forgotten 0 6 8
  19 6 9

John Blankley

John Adcock

Probate 11 June 1698