Stokes John 1588 of Ab Kettleby Will and inventory

John Stokes of Ab Kettleby 1588 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1588/75

In the name of God Amen The xxvith daie of June the yeare of our Lorde god 1585 and the xxviith yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of England France & Ireland Queene defender of the faith &c I John Stokes of Ab Kettlebye in the Countie of Leicester husbandman beinge of whole mynde & in good & perfect remembrance praised be god therefore make & ordaine this my present Testament conteyninge therein my last will in maner & fourme followinge

First I comende my Soule into the hands of Almightie god maker of heaven and Earthe &c And my bodie to be buried in the parishe Church of Ab Kettlebie aforesaid &c

Item I give & bequeath to John Stokes my sonne two horses & one mare with Cart & Carte geares and Ploughe & ploughe geares with all my hovells

Item I give to Robart Stokes my sonne foure sheepe & a Yonge mare & one quarter of Rye & barlie

Itm I give to Richard Stokes my sonne foure Shepe & two kyne & one quarter of Corne

Itm I give to Henrye Stokes my sonne one quarter of Corne of Rye & barlie & to everie one of his children a lambe and to his wife one pewter platter

Ite I give to Margerie Stokes my daughter all my houshold stuffe

Itm I give to my daughter in lawe my son Johns wife one pewter platter & to everie one of Johns Children a lambe

Itm I give to Willm my daughter Margeries sonne one sheepe

Item I will that my debtes shalbe paid & my funerall expenses discharged of the whole & the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give to John Stokes my sonne whome I make my full & whole executor of this my last will & Testament

These being witnesses

Thomas Neale Vicar there, Robart Blankley, & Robart Stokes with others


The Inventorie of all the Goods Cattaills & debts of John Stokes of Ab Kettlebye in the countie of Leic deceased praised by Robart Blankley & Willm Sheppsby the xvith daye of December 1587

First his apparrell xxs
Item in his purse iiix iiiid
Item in the house one brasse pan, and iii brasse potts, & two other little pannes xxvis viiid
Itm xii pewter platters, ii saucers, one porringer, one salt, two Candlesticks xis
Itm ii old Cupbords & ii old covers xs
Itm ii old Coverleds one flaxen sheete and ii pillobeares vis viiid
Itm one table, one fourme, & a Chaire xiid
Itm in barlie pease & heye vii li
Itm iii horses v li
Itm one Cowe & a heifer xls
Itm xiii shepe liiis iiiid
Itm the Cart & cart geares, ploughe & ploughe geares iii li
Itm one old hovel with the pales xs
Itm viii Swine xxxs
Itm one Acre & a halfe of Rye & wheate sowne xxs
                                       Sume xxvi li xiis  

Probate 7 May 1588