Stokes Anthony 1575 of Long Clawson will

Anthony Stokes of Long Clawson 1575 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Records 1575

In The name of gode Amen in the yereof oure lorde gode a Thousande five hunderethe seaventie and fyve the xith daye of Auguste and in the xviith yereof the Raigne of Eizabeathe by the grace of gode Quene of Englande France and Irelande Defender of the faithe &c wittnessethe that I Anthonie Stocks of Claxton beinge sicke in bodye and of good and perfecte rememberance doe ordayne and make this my laste will and Testamente in maner and forme hereafter followinge

Fyrste I bequiethe my soule unto allmightie gode my maker and Redemer and my bodye to be buried in the churche yarde of Claxton my parishe churche

It to my Curate for all my tythes necligentlye [“forgotten” missing] yf enye suche be xiid

It to the poore manns boxe xiid

It to the mendinge of the hyghe waies iiiid

It I bequiethe to Joane Stockes my wyffe my farme and tenements with all Thappurtenances unto my sonne Roberte Stokes come to the age of xviiith yeres and Then I will that my sonne Roberte have ytt or to have my howse in Notingham during his lyffe so that he paye yerelye during his lyffe xxvis viiid unto my sonne Anthonie Stokes and Then my sonne Anthonie Stockes to have my farme in Claxton during the Indenture

Also I wyll that and yf my wyffe doe marie againe that he that doethe marie her dooe occupie the oxgange in the weste ende of Claxton unto the use of my sonnes Anthonie and Roberte so well as his owne att the sighte of honeste neighboures

Itm I will that Joane Stockes my wyffe have my oxgange of Lande and howse in the weste ende of Claxton beinge a lone woman and widowe rente free or ells nott

It I ordayne and make Anthonie Stockes my eldest sonne heire of all my lande and tenements in Notingham Claxton and Kettulbie to him and his heires for ever

It I will that Anthonie Stockes and Roberte Stockes my sonns doe geve yerelye a stricke of wheat betwixte them unto the poore untill Anthonye Stokes come to the age of xx yeares

It I will thatt all my goods and Cattells be equallie devided betwixte Joane my wyffe and all my Childeren

It I wyll that if enye of my childeren departe before they be of Lawfull age that then there partes to remayne amongest the rest

It I will that and yf Joane Stockes my wyffe doe marie agayne that my Brother George Stockes take order for the rent of my lands to the behalf of my Childeren

It I wyll that and yf my mother be Desolate of Livinge I will that she come and be kepte with my childeren as well as they are able duringe her Lyffe

It I doe acknowledge my selfe deter to my mother vi li xviiis and xiiis iiiid for certayne …

It one Nicholas Hardinge doethe owe me xxxviiis of the which my sonne Anthonie Stockes shall have xiiis iiiid

It I geve to Roberte Stockes ann yron bounde wayne

It Edwarde Wyte of Notingeham doethe owe me xxxiiis

It Willm Irelande of Ragdale doethe owe me xxis

It Willm Gye doethe owe me xxs

It Hughe Stevens dothe owe me vis viiid

It I ordayne and make my Brother George Stockes Michaell Browne and Edwarde More supvisores of this my Last will and Testament

It I ordayne and make Joane Stockes my wyffe and Anthonie Stockes my sonne executors of this my last will and Testament

Theise wittnesses Christopher Goodman Vicar Michaell Browne and Willm More

Probate 16 November 1575