Will of Robert Eliot of Shipton, 1671

Herts RO 107AW6

In the name of God Amen   I Robert Eliot of Shipton in the parish of Winslow in the countie of Bucks Yeoman being sick and weak of Body but thanks be to god of perfect understanding Judgment and memory do publish make and ordaine this my last Will & Testament

Imprimis I give and bequeath my precious Soul into the mercifull hands of Jesus Christ my dear Redeemer who hath Ransomed it with his owne bloodshedding    Item  I give and bequeath my body to the Earth out of which it was taken in hope of a Joyfull resurection to be christianly and decently buryed   Those worldly goods which God hath of his goodness blessed me with I give and dispose in manner and forme following   Imprimis  I give and bequeath to Dorothy my Loveing wife two Cows viz: the Finched Cow one and the Brown Heifer the other and the two Yearling Calvs   Item  I give and bequeath unto Mary Eliot my Daughter the Summe of fourty pounds of Lawfull money to be payd to her by my executor herein after mentioned within twelve months after my decease (if my said Daughter Mary do so long live)   Item  I give and bequeath unto Edward Eliot my Son the summe of Thirty pounds of like money to be payd to him when he shall be of the age of twenty two years (if my said Son Edward shall so long live) by my said Executor   Item  All other my goods and Chattells unbequeathed (my debts and Legacies paid and Funerall expenses discharged) I give and bequeath to George Eliot my beloved Son Whom I do make and ordaine the Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament   In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Twentyeth day of Aprill in the three & Twentieth year of the Reigne of Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Irland Defender of the Faith & and the year of Christ 1671

Robert Eliot
his mark

Published & delivered
in the presence of
Samuel Dix [signature]
Richard Phips     his mark
George Elliott [signature]

Inventory of Robert Eliot

Herts RO 107AW6

An Inventary of all & singular the Goods Chattles and debts of Robert Eliot sen late of Shipton in the parish of Winslow & County of Bucks deceased Made taken valued & prized the 15th day of June 1671 by Samuel Dix clerke Richard Phipps and Charles Bowler as followeth

Imprimis in the Hall a cupboard a Table 4 ioyned stooles 4 chayres a forme Baron wth other lumber and earthen weare
xl s
Item in the parlor two bedsteads two coffers wth bedding & Lynnen
li s
Item in the North parlor a Cupbord a Chest a table a Coffer and a dough Kiver
xiij s  iiij d
Item in the Kitchen a furnace a porridge pott wth other brasse and pewter tubbs barrells & other Lumber
lij s iiij d
Item in the Barne wheate sacks forkes and flailes
xxxi s
Item in the yard horses Cowes Cartes harnesse wth other implemts of husbandry and hoggs & hens
xl li    v s
Item in the feild sheepe
x  li
Item wheate barley and pease
xl  li
Item his wearing Apparell & money in his purse
iiij  li
Sum(m)a Tot(a)lis huius Inven(tor)ii
ciij li  xij s  viji d

[Another copy in a different hand]

An Inventory of the Goods and Chattles of Robert Eliot senr of Shipton in the Parish of Winslow late deceased taken & made by Samuel Dix Clarke Richard Phipps and Charles Bowler the younger June the 15th 1671

In the Hall
A cupboard a Table & Joynd Stools 4 Chaires a form Baron with other Lumber and earthen ware
2 - 0 - 0
In the Parlour
2 Bedsteads 2 Coffers a Chest bedding & linine
2 - 11 - 0
In the north Parlor
A cupboard a Chest a table a Coffer a dough-Kiver
0 - 13 - 4
In the Kitchen
Furnace A porrage pot with other Brasse & pewter tubs Barrells & other Lumber
2 - 12 - 4
In the Barn
Wheat, Sacks, forks, & flails
1 - 11 - 0
In the yard
Horses, Cows, Calvs, Harnesse with other implements of Husbandry hogs & hens
40 20 - 05 - 0
In the field
10 - 00 - 0
Wheat Barley and Pease
10 - 00 - 0
Wearing Apparell and money in his purse
04 - 00 - 0
103 - 12 - 8
83 li - 12 - 8
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Will of Robert Eliot

Inventory 1

Inventory of Robert Eliot

Inventory 2

Inventory of Robert Eliot

Administration of Dorothy Elliot, 1684

Archdeaconry Court Acts Book, Herts RO ASA 7/37

[Latin] 18 June 1684: Robert Ellyott alleged that Dorothy Elliot alias Ellyot late of Winslow widow deceased 3 months ago died intestate and he was her natural son.


Most of the burial records for 1671 are missing. Dorothy Eliott (nee Tew) was buried on 19 March 1683/4. She and Robert were married on 30 June 1642. Robert was probably the son of George Elliot, bap. 4 June 1617. The children mentioned in the will were:

Finched: with a white streak on its back

Copyright 1 December, 2016