Whittaker Robert 1636 of Stathern will and inventory

Robert Whittaker of Stathern 1636 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/248

The tenth day of September 1636

I Robert Whittacre of Stathorne in the County of Leicester shepherd being sick in body but of perfect memorye (praised be God) doe ordayne and make this my Last will and testament in manner and [“form” missing] following viz

Imprimis I bequeath my soule and body into the handes of Almighty God my creator and my body to be buried in the Church yard of Stathorne aforesaid hopeing to be saved by the onely merritts of Christ Jesus my Saviour

It I give unto Izabel my wife my Cottage house together with all theappurtenances for and dureing the tearme of her naturall life and from and after her decease I give the abovesaid Cottage with thappurtenances unto William Whittacre my brother and Richard Whittacre his yongest Sonne their heires and assignes for ever paieing the summe of eight pounds of good and Lawfull English money in manner and forme followeing vizt five pounds unto Isabel Patchett and three pounds unto my sister Dorothy Beskerbye, which said sume of eight pounds my will is shall be paid within one whole yeare next after the decease of Izabel my said wife

It my will is That if the said William Whittacre and Richard Whittacre doe depart their naturall lives before the said Izabel my wife that then I give the said Cottage with thappurtenances unto Thomas Whittacre eldest sonne of the said William Whittacre his heires and assignes for ever paieing the abovesaid summe of eight pounds in manner and forme abovesaid

It I give unto Izabel my said wife all my goods cattells and chattells moveable and unmoveable whatsoever or wheresoever whom I make sole executrix of this my will and testament

                                                                                                         Signum Robert Whittacre

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of

Richard Rouse

Gregorye Julyan



An inventory of all such goods cattells and chattells as were Robert Whittacres of Stathorne in the County of Leicester sheapheard lately deceased taken the 28th day of September and valued by us whose names are subscribed vid

Imprimis his purse and his apparrell xvs
Item twenty and sixe sheepe vii l xvs
It three kyne vi l xs
It one swine hogg xs
It corne and haye xiis
In the house  
Imprimis the Cupboard and the table two woodden chaires two stooles &c xxvs
It the ten pewter dishes, chaffendish, three Candle stickes Salt &c xvs
It two brasse potts and two brasse panns xxs
In the Parlour  
Imprimis foure wodden cofers xiiis iiiid
It two mattrisses viiis
It three coverlets xxs
It one paire of balnkets viiis
It four pillowes and a boulster xs
It foure flaxen sheets, three harden sheetes three pillow beers & one towel xxiiiis
It one cupboard, the linnen wheeles, peales, tubbs and such like dead lumber xiis
It fire Irons hookes spit &c vs
It some coales poultry and all other things either unvalued or forgotten xs
                                                                                             Sum Tot xxvi l xiis iiiid

Gregory Julian    )

Robert Barnes    )  valuers