Teate Frances 1691 of Scalford Will

Frances Teate of Scalford 1691 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1691/5

In the name of God Amen the eight day of March in the third yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraignes Wm & Mary of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland King & Queen Defenders of the faith &c Annoq Dni 1690 I Frances Teate of Scalford in the County of Leic: widow being weake of body, but of perfect memory & understanding, praised be Allmighty God for the same doe make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & forme following

First I bequeath my soule into the hands of Allmighty God hopeing for Salvation onely by the merritts of Jesus Christ, my body I bequeath unto the earth, and for that worldly estate which God hath lent me I thus dispose of it

First I give unto my eldest daughter Mary Dunmore my biggest brasse pan, my lesser brass pott with the Chest of drawers that standeth at my bedshead

Item I give unto my second daughter Anne Shelton my second brasse pan and my Chest at my bedsfeet to her son Thomas, and [blank] to her husband

Item my will is that my woollen Apparell be equally divided betwixt my foure daughters in Law Mary Dunmore, Anne Shelton, Margarett Teate, & Mary Teate

Also my will is that all my linnen apparell, and all my linnens whatsoever unbequeathed shall be equally divided between my daughters Mary Dunmore, Anne Shelton, Margarett Teate, & my son Francis Teate

Item I give my daughter Margarett Teate my warmeing Pann my biggest wicker Chair, and the Cupboard that standeth in her house for her son John

Also I forgive & acquitt my eldest Son John of the bond of three pounds wherein he standeth bound to me, and will that my Executor require it not of him

All the rest of my Goods, Chattells, Cattle & personall estate whatsoever unbequeathed, my debts, legacies, & funerall expences being paid and discharged I give & bequeath unto my youngest son Francis Teate whom I make full & Sole Executor of this my last will & testament

Item I give unto my Son in Law John Willowes one Shilling

In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare first above written

                                                                                                                Frances Teate [her mark]

Signed sealed published & declared for & as the last will & Testament of the said Frances Teate in the presence of us who subscribed our names as wittnesses in the presence of the said Testatrix

Thomas Shelton Sener

Thomas Shelton Junier

Margret Teat [her mark]

Probate 25 March 1691


A True & perfect Inventory of all the Goods & Chattels of Frances Teate late of Scalford in the County of Leicester widdow deceased Taken and appraised the 18th day of this instant March by Ri: Shuttlewood & Steeven Awood Annoq Domini 1690 [1690/1]

Imprimis her Purse & Apparrell050000
In her Parler   
One bed stead Curtains & Vallens one feather bed feather Pillows & Boulster   
2 Hillins & five Blanketts050000
One Cubberd one Chest of Drawers Tow Chests one Desk one Box & Three   
Foure Puter Dishes Three Candle stickes Three Salts one Puter Pynt & one   
Cup Three Brass Panns & Tow Brass Potts010500
In the Chamber   
One Cubberd Tow Wheeles One Barrell one Joynt Forme one Table one Coffer   
one Glass Case 2 Tubs one Payle & 2 Stouals001000
Coals in the House001000
Tow Pare of Flaxen Sheets Five Pare of Heppen Sheets & one od Sheete   
2 Towells one Table Cloath Seaven napkins foure Pillow Bears011000
Six & forty yards of New Flaxen020600
Debts Parett & Desparett021200
Things omitted & Forgotten000500
Ri: Shuttlewood   
Signum Steeven Awood   
Debts due uppon Bonds300000