Whittle Hugh 1603 of Plungar will

Hugh Whittle of Plungar 1603 Will

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/I/225/28

In the name of god Amen The first day of August in Anno dni 1603 I Hughe Whitle of Plungar in the countie of Leceister yeoman beinge sicke in bodie but in perfitt minde & memorie thanks be to allmightie god Do make & ordeyne this my last will & testament in manner & forme as followeth

First I comit my soule into the handes of allmightie god my Creator and my bodye to by buryed within the Churcheyard of the said Plungar

Item I geive and bequeath unto the said church of Plungar fyve shillings

Item I geive unto everie Cottiar within the said parish of Plungar one pecke of Barly

Item I geive unto Jane my wife all my lands within Plungar untill such tyme as my son Hughe Whitle cometh to the age of twentie & one yeares

Item I geive unto my brother James Whitle one howse at Stathorne wherein he now dwelleth with thappurtences according to a deed latly make, with all such scripts & writtings as concerne therunto unto him & his heires for ever and that my wife Jane shall have nothing to do with the thirds thereof In Compensacon thereof my said brother James Whittle shall pay unto my Cosen John Neale of Ketlebee iiii li xiiis iiiid

Item I geive & bequeath unto Jane my wife and Hughe my son all my goodes moveable equally to be devided betwixt them at the discretion of my overseers

Item I geive and bequeath unto my son and heire Hugh Whitle all my landes & tenements in Plungar with theire appurtenances and to his heires male lawfully begotten for ever and for want of such issew to the heires male of my brother John Whitle lawfully begotten for ever and for want of suche issew to the heirs male of my brother James Whittle lawfully begotten for ever

Item I geive and bequeath unto Henry & Nicholas Whitle sons of Nicholas Whitle either of them a sheepe hogge to be delyvered unto them at Saint Martyn Bishope next after my departing

Ite I geve & bequeath unto Joan Trige one Ewe lambe to be delyvered unto her at Saint John Baptist next after my departing at the discretion of my overseers

All the rest of my goods not geiven and unbequeathed my debtes & legacies beinge paid my bodye decently brought to the ground & my funerall discharged I geive and bequeath unto Jane my wife whome I make and ordaine my full & whole Executrix And have Requested and appoynted to be overseers hereunto my loveinge freinds and neighbors William Neale William Whitle Nicholas Gyles and Matthew Hickson and have geiven either of them for theire paynes Twelve penc 1603

Witnesses herunto

Richard Hickman Vicar

Jhon Hebb

William Whytell

Mathew Hicksonn

Probate 20 October 1603