Simpson Elizabeth 1707 of Nether Broughton Will

Elizabeth Simpson of Nether Broughton 1707 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1707/106

Forasmuch as it is appointed for all once to dye upon the Nineteenth day of October in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand seaven hundred & seaven I Elizabeth Simson alias Thomasman of Neather Broughton in the County of Leicester widdow being sicke and weake in body but of perfect memory & remembrance praised be God, do make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme as followeth

First I bequeath my soule to God and my body to the earth

And as for those worldly Goods which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give & bequeath as followeth

Imp: I give unto my son Richard the sum of Twenty pounds and the household goods to be equally divided betwixt my son William and him

And as for the Rest of my Goods Cattle & Chattels I give unto William my Son he paying my debts legacys and funeral charges

And I do hereby make him the sole Executor of this my last will & Testament

In witnesse whereof I do hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and yeare above written

                                                                                                                Elizabeth Simson her marke

Signed sealed published & declared to be the last Will and testament of the abovesaid Elizabeth Simson alias Thomasman In the presence of

William Browne

Hen: Browne

Anne Julian her marke

Probate 5 February 1707/8 to executor


A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods & Cattels of Elizabeth Thomasman Widd late of Neather Broughton in the County of Leicester deceased made and apprised the 22d day of October Anno dom 1707 as followeth

Imp: her purse and apparel200
It: In the house two tables six stooles a landsettle six cushins three chairs a grate   
& hookes and reckings3100
It In the parlour two beds & bedding two tables 3 chairs300
It the best Chamber one bed & bedding two tables five Chairs one Chest a Chest   
with drawers a grate two tables cloathes two dozen of napkins & nine paire of   
It In the Chamber over the house one bed & bedding two chests three Chaires   
and a box200
It In the Store Chamber wheat barley Malt pease & cheese and bacon with the   
Wheels and other things200
It In the Kitching the Copper & brewing vessel & barrels & Churn and other   
It In the Dairy milk vessel 4 pans one brass pot Eight puter dishes 8 porringers   
tankerd & spoones & other things3100
It four Mares two foales1500
It three Cows one heifer & one calf500
It 22 Sheep three swine500
It Carts plows and gears600
It Hay and Corn21100
It Things Seen and unseen050
                                                                                                       The total sum90150

William Browne

George Browne

Henry Smith

Rich: Tayler his Marke

Thomas Bass