Will of Thomas Elliot of Shipton, yeoman, 1621 (proved 1624)

Herts RO 66 AW6

In the name of god, amen.  The xvijth day of August anno domini  1621.  I Thomas Elliot of Shipton in the County of Bucks yeoman, being weake  in bodie, but in perfect remembrance (god be praysed) do make this my last will & testament in maner and forme following.  First I bequeath my soule unto Allmightie god, who created me and redeemed me by his sone Jesus Christ, and my bodie to be decently buried in the Churchyard of Winslow in the County aforesayd.  Concerning my worldly goods, I give unto my two grand-sones Thomas Elliot & William Elliot the some of ten pownds equally between them, on condition that they shall pay yearly unto my daughter Anne Elliot the somme of ten shillings during her naturall life.  Item to all the rest of my grand-children I give six shillings eight pence a peece, to be payed them or to their use within one yeare after my decease.  Also I give unto my daughter Anne Elliot during her naturall life my fetherbedde with bedsteed, bolster, and all other furniture belonging unto it, and after hir decease my will is that Thomas Elliot my grandsone shall have the same.  Item I give unto the sayd Thomas Elliot one coffer, one querne, one corne Rowle *, one yron Croe*, and a mattocke, and all my bookes.  And further I give unto him one Cupboard, a table with frame, two ioyned stooles, and a turned chaire.  The rest of my goods unbequeathed I leave unto my sone George Elliot, whom I make my sole executor, and my loving frends Nicholas Overing and Edmund Hawkins overseers of this my last will & testament, and to either of them I give twelve pence apeece for their paynes.  In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day and yeare first above written. 

Thoms Elatt

[another hand] A great salting trough given to Thomas Eliot sone of George Eliot, and two other troughs given to his brother William Eliot and a little cubbord in the hall to the sayd William.
These being witnesses                
Robert Maynwaring &
Georg Maynwaring
Probat' [illegible] in dorso[?]

Inventory of Thomas Elliot, 1624

Herts RO A25/2776

The true & perfect Inventorie of the goods and Chattells of Thomas Elliot of Shipton in the County of Bucks, made & praysed the xxixth day of Aprill, anno domini 1624 by Thomas Graunt alias Miller and John Snow

Imprimis one table & frame & a Chest xv s
Item a bedsteed a featherbed with bolster & other furniture xxvj s viij d
Item two Cubboards, two stooles and a Chaire xviij s
Item a querne, a Cornerowle, a Croe, a mattocke and his books      xv s
Item a saltinge trough & two other old troughs viij s
Item ten pownds due by band* from George Elliot x li
Item his apparrell ij li x s
Summa totalis xvj li xij s viij d

[Latin] Exhibitum fuit huiusmodi Inventarium per Georgium Eliot Executorem ultimo die Aprilis 1624 pro vero pleno et integro Omnium &c sub protestacione de addendo si &c

[signed] Thomas Rokett


Thomas Elliot was buried on 21 April 1624. Although described as a yeoman, Thomas is not recorded as holding any land in the 1610 schedule. The George Elliot who held two yardlands in Shipton was presumably his son (1576-1631); see his will.

corne Rowle: presumably for grinding corn in the quern.

Croe: i.e. crow-bar.

band: i.e. bond.

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The will:

Will of Thomas Elliott

The inventory:

Inventory of Thomas Elliott


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