Will of George Elliott of Shipton, yeoman, 1705 (proved 1706)

Herts RO 143AW2

In the Name of God Amen I George Elliott of Shipton in the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks Yeoman being of sound and perfect mind and memory Praise be therefore given to Allmighty God do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following  That is to Say first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God my Creator hopeing through the Merrits death and passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour to have free and full pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit everlasting life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named  And as touching the disposition of all such Temporal estate as it hath pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth  Imprimis I will that my Debts and Funeral expences shall be paid and discharged  Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Dorcas Elliott the moiety or one half part of all my Household goods and Implements of household stuff  And the other Moiety or one half part of my Household goods and Implements of household stuff I give and bequeath unto my three Daughters Anne Dorcas and Dorothy Elliott to be equally divided between them three share and share alike  Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John Elliott the sum of Forty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid him (out of my real Estate) when he shall attain the age of two and twenty years  Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Robert Elliott the sum of forty pounds of like lawfull money to be paid him (allsoe out of my real Estate) when he shall attain the age of one and twenty years  Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Elliott the summe of Sixty pounds of like lawfull money to be paid her (allsoe out of my real Estate) within one year after my Decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Dorcas Elliott the sum of Fifty pounds of like lawfull money to be paid her (allsoe out of my real Estate) when shee shall attain the age of one and twenty years  Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Dorothy Elliott the sum of fifty pounds of like lawfull money to be paid her (allsoe out of my real Estate) when she shall attain the Age of one and twenty years  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son William Elliott and his heirs forever All those my several pieces or parcels of arable Land swerd or ley ground with their and every of their appurtenances dispersedly lying and being in two of the Common fields of Shipton aforesaid in the said parish of Winslow called or known by the several names of the Red field and Licehill field and containing together by estimation two and twenty acres be they more or less  In trust to the several uses intents and purposes herein
Sign(ed) George Elliott
[f.2] After mentioned And to no other Use intent or purpose whatsoever that is to say To the End and intent that the said William Elliott and his heirs shall surrender the said several pieces or parcels of arrable land swerd or ley ground and premises aforesaid with the appertenances for the Security of the repayment of any sum or sums of money to be borrowed upon the same premises and imployed for the said \payment of the/ Legacies or sums of money and every of them in this my Last Will before given and bequeathed (amounting in the whole to the Sum of two hundred and forty pounds) as the same shall severally become due according to the true Intent and meaning of this my Will Or that the sayd William Elliott and his heirs shall sell and dispose of the said premises for the best price that can be had or gotten for the same and out of the money ariseing by such Sale (of the premises) shall pay and discharge the said Legacys and every of them as the same shall severally become due (as aforesaid) But if default shall happen to be made in payment of the said several Legacies or any of them or any part of any of them when the same shall severally become due (as aforesaid) Then I give devise and bequeath the said several pieces or parcels of arrable land swerd or ley ground and premises aforesaid with their and every of their appertenances unto the said John Robert Anne Dorcas and Dorothy Elliott (the several Legatees before named) and to their heirs forever anything in this my Last Will contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding  And I do constitute and appoint the said William Elliott full and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament  And I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made  In Witnes  whereof I the said George Elliott have to this my Last Will and Testament sett my hand and Seal this five and twentieth day of August Anno Domini 1705

The mark of George Elliot

This Will contained in two sheets of Paper was                                                  
signed sealed published owned and declared (by
the said George Elliott the Testator to be his
Last Will and Testament) in the presence of
Henery Townsend
[mark]  Emma Line
Tho(mas) Wainright

[16 May 1706: William Elliot, son and executor, sworn before John Croft]


Inventory of George Elliott of Shipton, yeoman, 1705/6

Herts RO A25/4754

There are two copies of the inventory, in different hands - the other uses Arabic numerals

An Inventary of all and Singular the Goods and Chattells of George Elliott late of Shipton in the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks yeoman deceased taken and appraised by Henry Townsend the Elder and Thomas Henley the Second day of January Anno Domini 1705 as followeth.

Inprimis In the Hall fower Ioyn(e)d Stooles Six Cain Chaires One Bedstead and Bedding two Chests of Drawers one Looking glass and an Iron fire grate hand Iron and other Implements there
j li
x s
In the Kitchin
Item One Table Six Pewter Dishes Six pewter Plates two Pewter Basons three brass pottage potts two Kettles two Skelletts one Jack two Spitts Six Chaires One warmeing pan One fire Shovell a payre of Doggs a pair of Tongs and other Lumber there
xx s
In the Milk house
Item Five Barrells One Mashing Fatt and One Salting Trough ten shill(ing)
x s
In the Hall Chamber
Item One Standing Bedd and Bedding It(em) One trundle bed & bedding one Trunck One Chest One Cupboard and two Tables
xv s
In the Middle Chamber
Item One Bedstead and Bedding
x s
In the Milkhouse Chamber
Item One Bedstead and Bedding and an Old Cupboard at ten shill(ing) six pence
x s vj d
Item In the Stable two Mares & horse Harness
v li
Item In the yard
Fower Cows one Sow and two Piggs three carts & wheeles two Hovills one Plow and a paire of Harrows at twelve pounds
xij li
Item fifteen Quarters of Wheat
xij li
x s
Item fifteen Quarters of Barley at 9 li
ix li
Item Eight quarters of Beans at 6 li
vj li
Item Ten Loades of Hay at 8 li
viij li
Item Sixty Sheep at Eight pounds
viij li
Item his Wearing Apparrell & Money in Pockett
v li
 
Sum(m)a totalis hujus Inventarii
lxx li
vs vj d

[Presented on 18 May 1706 by Master Richard Pickering Proxy of the Executor]


Notes

George was bap. 28 May 1643, the son of Robert Eliot (d.1671) and his wife Dorothy (bur. 19 March 1683/4). In 1669 he had a wife named Ann (probably buried in 1671). He inherited a messuage (apparently the house now called The Pyghtle) and 44 acres from his father at the manor court in 1672. George was buried on 23 Sep 1705. His children were:


 

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