Smith John 1660 of Nether Broughton will and inventory

John Smith of Nether Broughton 1660 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1660

In the name of God Amen I John Smith of Nether Broughton in the Countie of Leicester husbandman beinge Sicke in Bodie but in Good and parfecte Remembrance the Lord be praysed theirefore I doe Consent and make this my Last Will and Testament in maner and forme following that is to say

First and principallie I doe Comend my Soule Into the hands of Allmightie God maker and Redemer Assuredly Expectinge That by and through the Onely merritts of Christ Jesus my Onelye Savioure and Redemer I Shall have parfect Remyssion of all my Sines and my Bodie doe Comend to the Earth from whence it came to be Decently Buried in the Church yeard of Nether Broughton Aforesaid and as touchinge all my Worldly goods whearewith the God hath Beene pleased to Blesse mee I doe dispose of them as followeth That is to say my will is

Item I give unto my wife Elyzabeth Smith to have Six Bease and I would have hir to have the joyse of them for two Bease and I would have my Sonne Andrew Smith to keepe these Bease winter and summer

Itam I give unto my Brother Clement Smith Three Children Three Shillings and foure pence apeece

Itam I Give unto my Brother William Ludlam five Children Three Shillings and fore pence apeece to be paid two yeares after my Decease and my Brother Clement Smith Children to have Theires at the same time

Itam I give unto Mary Warde my Servant three Shillings and fourpence

Itam I Give unto the poore of Nether Broughton Tenne Shillings and my Soone Andrew Smith to pay all my debts

Itam I would have my Wife Elyzabeth Smith to have the forth part of all kinde of Corne and pasture and my Sonne Andrew Smith to pay hir five pounds a yeare as Longe as Shee keepeth hir selfe widdow and to Live togather if the Same agree if not my Wife Elyzabeth Smith is to have the great parler as longe as shee keepeth hir widow and if shee marries again to have fore pound a yeare as long as shee liveth and my Sonne Andrew Smith to give to my Wife Elyzabeth two bease when Shee dies to be at hir Disposinge

Itam I give unto my Sonne Andrew Smith my house and Land and pasture and whomstead paying all the Legaces forth of this my Last will

                                                                                                         John Smith his marke

Charles Loe

Robart Jackson his marke


A trew Invitory of all the goods and Cattell of John Smith of Nether Broughton in the Countie of Leicester husbandman late deceased preased by William Wright Charles Loe the 30 day of November 1659

  £ s d
Item his purse and his aparrell 3 6 8
Item one mare 5 0 0
Item five Sheepe 1 5 0
Item Three Bease 5 0 0
Item Two pigs 0 13 4
Item one Cart 1 10 0
Item all the Corne 5 0 0
Item the heay 1 10 0
Item all the puter and brass 2 0 0
Item all the Linens and Woollins 3 6 8
Item one Coubbard and Two Tables and Three Bedes 2 10 0
Item the qurnes and lead 1 0 0
Item Two Tubes and Two Barriell and a Churne 0 13 4
Item Two Coffers and Two linen wheele and a woolin wheele 0 10 0
Item one plowe and harrow and Two peare of geares 0 13 4
Item one leather 0 2 0
Item the fire Iron and Gallow Tree and Tongs and Spattern and Dishes and      
Spunes and Trenchers 0 5 0
Item all the Butter and Cheese and Bakern 3 0 0
                                                                                                               Sum is 38 5 4

Willm Wright

Charles Loe

Probate 7 February 1660