Wright William 1647 of Nether Broughton Will

William Wright of Nether Broughton 1647 Will and Inventory

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Archives PR/T/1647/35

In the name of god amen: I William Wright of Broughton als Neather Broughton in the Countie of Leicester yeomen beinge aged and weake in bodie (but thanks be to God) of perfect and sound memorie and in health of bodie and minde doe make & ordeyne my last will & Testament the Twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord god 1641 in Manner and forme followinge

First I bequeath my soule to Almightie god who gave it And to my saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ by whose passion and bloodshed I trust to have Remission of all my sins and Eternal life: And my bodie to the earth from when it Came And to be buried in Christian Buriall: and as for my temporall goods & possessions I give & dispose of them as hereafter followeth

And first I do hereby annihilate and make voide all former wills which I have formerly made heretofore whatsoever

Item I give and bequeath To My doughter Agnes Browne in mony twentie pounds which said some of twentie pounds I did heretofore at her mariage promise hir to be payd after my decease now therefore my will is that my Executor shall pay it within the space of one whole yeare next after my decease for in Lew and full satisfaccon of her porcon or Childs parte of my goods

Item I give & bequeath to my doughter Jane Orson in full satisfaccon of her Children parte or porcon in mony Twentie shillings to be payd within one yeare next after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to my sone in law William Orsons six children in mony twentie shillings that is to say to every one of them three shillings foure pence to be paid to the aforesaid Children alsoe within whole yeare next after my decease

Item I do give to my doughter Elizabeth Kemp in mony five shillings if she shall happen to come againe to Neather Broughton

Item I doe give to the poore inhabitants of Neather Broughton aforesaid in Money ten shillings to be distributed to them by the discretion of My Executor and the Overseers of the poore, there for the time beinge, within a yeare next after my decease

Item all my goods Cattell and Chattels in Neather Broughton or else where which are unbequeathed my debts & legaces paid and funerall Chardges dischardged I give & bequeath to Richard Browne my sone in Law whome alsoe I make & ordeyne my sole & Whole Executor to this my last will performed

In wittnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and yeare first above written

                                                                                                                William Wright his marke

Sealed and published in the presence of

Will Gregorie

Tho: Martin

Probate 4 December 1647


A true Inventorie of all the goods Cattell and Chattles of Willm Wright of Nether Broughton deceased taken and prized by George Browne and Richard Wright the 20th day of October 1647 as followeth

Impris his purse & Apparrell0300
Itm in the Hall one table & frame two Cubberds with pewter and brasse and   
Reckons with other Implemts of houshold goods0500
Itm in the Parlour one brasse bed with other bedsteads and bedding and   
Coffers & lynnens0500
Itm in the Chamber one bed with the furniture and other Implements of   
houshold goods0200
Itm Two Mares0700
Item a Carte and Cart geares & plough and plow geares and harrowes with   
other implements of husbandrye0600
                                                                                                   Summe is              £2800