Wright John 1699 of Nether Broughton Will

John Wright of Nether Broughton 1699 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1699/98

In the name of god Amen the Seavent day of September in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand Six hundred ninety and nine I John Wright of Neather Braughton in the County of Leicester husbandman being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do make and ordain this my last will and Testiament in manner And form following that is to say

First and principally I give my Soule into the hands of all mighty god who gave it me and for my body I Commend it to the Earth to be buried in Christian and Decent manner As to my Executrix Shall think meet nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god

And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with in this life I give devise bequeath and dispose the same in manner and form following

First I give and bequeath to my eldest son Edward Wright the sum of twenty pounds to be payd at the age of one and twenthy by my executrix here after mencioned

Ittam I give and bequeath unto my son William Wright all the howse and Land in Neather Broughton with Comons and Comon of pastures and all the appurtinances thare unto belonging at the age of one and twenthy to him and his heires for ever paying forty pound when he shall enter upon the same or within one yeare after in maner and forme following; Twenty pounds to be my daughter Dorathy Wright when he shall enter or with in one yeare after if shee bee alive the other twenty to my daughter Mary when he shall enter upon the same or within one yeare after shee being alive

Ittam I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorathy Wright one hundred and tenn pounds to be payd at the age of Twenthy one years by my Executrix

Ittam I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Wright one hundred and tenn pounds to be payd at the age of Twenthy one years by my Executrix

Ittam I give and bequeath Twenthy Shillings to the poore of Nether Braughton to be payd by my Executrix

Ittam I give and bequeath tenn Shillings to the poore of Long Claxson to be payd by my Executrix

Ittam I give and bequeath to Dorathy Wright my said wife all my goods and Chattels what so ever and of this my last will I make and ordain my Ever Loving wife Dorathy Wright my full and whole Executrix

And I doe hereby utterly dissallow revoke and annull all and every other former Testiments wills Legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before this time named, willed, and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written

                                                                                                                John Wright

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said John Wright as his last will and Testament in the presence of us

John Hubbard

William Browne

Robt Garton

Henry Page

The word with

and in Nether Broughton

and bequeath was enter lined before the signing and sealing heare of

Executrix Dorothy sworn 12 December 1699


A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattels & Cattle of John Wright of Neather Broughton late deceased as they were taken valued & apprized by us whose names are underwritten upon the fifteenth day of September in the year 1699 as followeth

Imp: His purse and apparell5000
In the house three tables two formes two buffett stooles six chaires fire Irons   
hooks & reackings & other things2150
It In the best parlour one bed, two tables six chaires2030
It In the other parlour one bed & bedding two chests one chair4100
It In the far parlour two beds & bedding two Coffers1150
It In the best Chamber one bedsted two feather beds twelve paire of sheets   
& other furniture & bedding8100
It one Cupboard one Chest of drawers two Chest one trunke a grate a cradle   
& two chaires3050
It An other Chamber two tables two formes a stoole & coffer0150
It In the middle chamber two beds & bedding & other lumber1050
It In the cheese chamber cheese & malt7100
It in the Garrett foure wheels cloth & other things2024
It In the dairy 4 brasse potts 8 brasse panns & warming pan4050
It pewter dishes 17 And foure tancreds & other smal things3050
It Table linnin and Cushings3100
It Copper barrels Cheese presse & brewing vessel4100
It foure mares & foales six barren cattle three yearling colts three yearling   
It ten cows & young beasts & four yearling calves38000
It Four Score and Six Sheepe30000
It Six Swine hoggs7100
It Corne and hay120000
It the fallow clodds7000
It the wagon & three carts and cart geares and plows & plow geares15000
It Harrow Sheep cribbs & trees & ladder & implements for husbandry3000
It Coales & bees4000
Lastly All things seen and unseen & not valued1000

Engrossed upon 12 Stampt paper

Richard Wright

George Browne

William Wright