Smart William 1595 of Long Clawson will and inventory

William Smart of Long Clawson 1595 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/216/44

In the name of god Amen the xxiiiith day of August in the seaven and thirtieth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god of Englande France and Irelande Queene defendrysse of the fayth etc et ao dni 1595 I Willm Smarte of Claxton in the county of Leic Laborer being sick in body but of whole & perfect memory thanks be given to god do make & ordaine this my last will & testament I maner & fourme following

First I bequeath my soule to god my maker & to Jesus Christ my savior & redeemer in whom I have a lively fayth & my body to be buryed in the church yarde of Claxton aforesayd

Itm I give to the pore mans box iiiid

Itm I give to Alice Smarte my Syster one ewe hogge & viis whiche I do owe unto her

Itm I give to Elizabeth my daughter one browne heifer, two cofers, three coverlyds one Matresse two paire of the best sheets, one bolster, two pillowes, two pillowe beers, six platters, two porringers, one … candlesticke, one borde, one forme, one chaire in the house, one brasse pott being the best one greate panne, one bedstead & foure pounds of lawfull englishe money which sayd some of foure pounds to be put forth to thuse & profit of the sayd Elizabeth my daughter within one yeare after my decease

Itm my debts legacies & funerall discharged the rest of my goods whatsoever unbequeathed I give to Mary Smarte my wyfe whom I do make my full & sole executrix of this my last wyll & testament & I do request Robt Wright & Richard Guy to be the overseers hereof

These being witnesses Mr John Poole vicar Edwarde More Robt Wright & Mathew Lorde


The Inventory of all the goods & chattells of Willm Smarte late of Claxton in the county of Leic Laborer deceased seene & priced the xxiiith day of September in the xxxviith yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lady the Queenes majestie that now is et ao dni 1595 by Edwarde Moore Edwarde Guy & Robt Wright

Imprimis his pursse & apparrell xs
Itm pewter and brasse xxxxis
Itm bords formes cheares & stooles vis viiid
Itm a cubberd & a pen vis
Itm Wayne peales with other wooden stuffe vis viiid
Itm fother & fuell xxvs
Itm certayne woolle with Irons about the fire viis viiid
Item certayne corne with a hovell & lethers xxxiiis iiiid
Itm sheets bordcloths napkins & towells iii li iiiis
Itm fowre coverlets & a matteris xxs
Itm bedstead & cofers with certayne other implements in a chamber xxxs
Itm two swine xs
Itm three lambe hoggs xiis
Itm two kyne one heifer & a caulfe iiii li vs
Itm debts owing to mee vii li xiis viiid
                                                     Suma totalis 25li xiid  

Probate 25 September 1595