Stokes William 1692 of Wartnaby Will

William Stokes of Wartnaby 1692 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, Leicestershire Wills and Probate Record 1692

In the name of God amen the Third day of October and in the Third yeare of the raign of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady King William and Queene Mary I William Stokes of Wartnaby in the County of Leicester yeoman being sick and weake in body but of sound and perfect memory praised be God for the same and knowing the incertainety of Death doe make this my last Will and Testament in maner and forme following

In the first place I comend my Soule to Almighty God my Creator and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent and christian manner as my Executrix hereafter named shall think meet and convenient

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Stoakes one Shilling

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Robert Stoakes one Shilling

Item I give to my Son Thomas Lister one Shilling

Item I give to my son Thomas Write one Shilling

Item I give and bequeath unto my Third Sonne Richard Stoakes the said house wherein I doe dwell with the Cottage or Tenement adjoyning thereunto and alsoe the homsted and three Quarter of a yardeland and alsoe the Appurtenances and to his heirs and assignes forever after the decece of my beloved Wife Elizabeth Stoakes but in case the said Richard Stoakes should die without Issues of his Body Then I doe give and despose these said Two houses or Tenements with the Appurtenances to my fourt Sone Gorge Stoakes

Item I give to my Sone aforenamed Richard Stokes the Bed in the parler and a couberd and a chist

Item I give unto my Fourt Sone Gorge Stoakes one other Cottage or Tenement with the Ortchard thereunto belonging and tow cowe pastures and five Sheepe Commonds together with tow arrable lands in the field of Wartnaby aforesaid now or late in possession of William Camb to hould to him the said Gorge Stoakes and to his heires and assignes for ever And I doe alsoe give further to my Sone Gorge Stoakes forty pounds of legal English moneys due to me upon bond from my Sone Robert Stoakes lately made and all such Interest thereof as shall be remaining and unpaid to me at the time of my decease

Item I give to my Sone Gorge Stoakes the bed in the Chamber

Item I give to my daughter Mary Stoakes the Summ of Ten pounds to be paid when she shall attaine to the Age of one and twenty

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth Stoakes All those tow Messuages Cottages or Tenements and three Quarters of a yard land meadow and paster Ground and all other there appurtenances in Wartnaby whome I make my full and sole Executrix

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and yeare above written

                                                                                                                The marke of William Stokes

Signed sealed published and declared as the last Will and Testament of the said William Stoakes in the Presence of

The Marke of John Greasley

Richard Fauxe

The marke of John Scharborow

William Cant

The marke of Robert Burton

Probate 7 April 1692

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives, 44’28/1322/269

December The First 1691

A tru Ematary of the goods Cattell and Chattell of William Stoakes of Wartnaby Late deseased as foleth

In primus his purs and Aparell2100
For things in the hous the tabell and Skrinn and Chears the fireiron and huks and   
For things in the kiching the barels and tubs and kits 9 dishes and Spuns and   
The Strike and peck and forkes026
The Seks and Windocloth026
For things in the parlor the bras and puter and one bed and beding1100
For things in the Chamber over the hous0100
For Whels Reels and other Emplements0100
For thing in the Chamber over the parlor for one cubard one bed and uther   
And for the molt and Colals1160
Things in the yard two Cous400
Two heafers2100
Two yerlons120
A swine hoge0160
The barly and Wheat and Rye3100
And the beans1100
And the hay200
And the fleaks and Leathers0120
The Clats200
And all other things seen and unseen  026

The mark of John Stoakes