Will of William Gilbert, baker, 1610/11

Herts RO 8AR4

In the name of God Amen, The first day of Februarie Anno D(omi)ni 1610 I William Gilbert
of Winslow, in the county of Bucks Baker, being sicke in body but in p(er)fect memory god be
thanked, doe make this my last will and testament, in m(a)n(ne)r and forme following, first I
bequeath my Soule unto Allmighty God who hath made me, and redeemed me by his
Sonn Jesus Christ, by whose meritts onely, I trust to be saved, and my body to be buried
in the churchyard of Winslow, Also I give unto my three brothers, Thomas Gilbert
Richard Gilbert, and Jerome Gilbert, the some of tenn pounds which Will(ia)m Sponer
oweth me, to be devided equally among them, It(e)m I give unto the poore of the p(ari)sh of
Winslow tenn shillings to be bestowed in bread among them, And to the ringers I give
ten shillings, The rest of my goods unbequeathed I give unto my maister Henry Wallis
whome I appointe to be my Executor. In witnesse wherof I have hereunto sett my
hand the day and yeare first above written, Will(ia)m Gilbert his mark these being
witness(e)s Rob(er)t Maynwaring & Will(ia)m Leach

[Probate at St. Albans 26 Feb 1610/11 to Henry Wallis, executor]

Inventory of William Gilbert, 1610/11

Herts RO A25/2162

The true and p(er)fitt Inventory of all and singler the goods debts and cattells of Will(ia)m Gilberd late of Wynsloe in the Countye of Bucks baker deceased made & praysed the vjt daye of Febr(uary) A(nn)o D(omi)ni 1611 by Peter Fige John Stuttesbury and Will(ia)m Hughes

In primis his wearing apparel lynen and woollen
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It(e)m two severall smale chests
v s
It(e)m oweinge to the said deceased at the tyme of his death by Will(ia)m Lunt al(ia)s Spooner by band
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It(e)m by John Stuttesbury
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It(e)m by Thomas Robynson
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It(e)m by Michaell Walker & his wife
xxv s
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Debts oweinge to the said deceased at the tyme of his death w(hi)ch be desperate
In primis by Gyles Lynny
xxv s
It(e)m by goodwife Jackson
xv s
It(e)m by Rob(er)t Hughes
xv d
It(e)m by Nathaniell Ledgingham
xx s
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Su(m)ma totalis
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[Presented by Henry Wallis 26 Feb 1610]


William Gilberd was buried at Winslow on 2 Feb 1610. He does not seem to have been a native of Winslow, and presumably lived on his master's premises. Nearly all his debtors seem to be Winslow people.

Copyright 23 November, 2012