Will of Walter Graunt alias Miller, 1632/3

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In the name of god Amen. The xxith day of Februarie Anno Dni. 1632.  I Walter Graunt al(ia)s Miller of Winslow in the County of Bucks yeoman being feeble in bodie but in good and p(er)fect memorie (god be praysed for it) do make this my last will & testament in manner and forme following. First I bequeath my soule unto Allmightie God who created me and redemed me by his sone Jesus Christ by whose merites onely I trust to be saved: And my bodie to be decently buried in the church-yard of Winslow above named. And touching that small portion of worldly goods \and chattels/ which god hath lent me, I give it wholely unto Joan my wife whom I ordaine to be my sole Executrix. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my mark and caused my name to be subscribed this day and year first above written.

 Walter X Graunt als Miller
  his mark

Witness hereunto
Rob: Maynwaring


The oath was administered to the Executrix the xth day of Maye 1633 by me Robt. Maynwaring

Inventory of Walter Graunt alias Miller, 1632/3

A true and p(er)fect Inventorie of the goods and chattells of Walter Graunt al(ia)s Miller of Winslow in the County of Bucks, made & priced the vithday of March Anno Dni. 1632 by us whose names are underwritten.

Imprimis in the hall a table with a frame, two stooles & a chair   v s
Item in the parlour a table & frame, five stooles, a fourme & a cubbard  xxx s
Item in the chamber two bedsteeds, a truckle-bed, three coffers & a boxe    xxxiii s
Item two flockbedds, three bolsters, two coverletts, three blankets and three pillowes  l s
Item viii paires of sheetes, three pillowe-beeres, two table clothes and six napkins xlv s    
Item three kettles, a pott and a skillet   xl s
Item twelve peeces of pewter        xii s
Item four tubbes, four barrells and four other small woodden vessells   xii s
Item wheat, masslin and barly in the house      xl s
Item a paire of Andyrons, a spitt and two pot hangers     v s
Item three poor horsebeasts xl s
Item three kine and a bullock viii li
Item vii teggs and two weaning piggs   xxxiii s
Item two long carts, a dung cart, a plow, with other implements of husbandrie xl s
Item wheat & other graine sowed v li
Item the poultrie in the yarde vi s
Item his own apparell xl s
Sum(m)a total(is)         
xxxiiii li  vi s  0 d

Peter Fyge [signature]
John [mark] Snowe
Thomas [mark] Graunt als Miller

Exhib(itum)  xo Maij


Walter Graunt alias Miller was buried on 28 Feb 1632/3. He was probably the son of Thomas Graunt (d. 1621), and bap. 27 Dec 1584 (as Walter Miller). His eldest son was another Walter.

Robert Maynwaring appears to have written the will, subscript and inventory.

According to the OED, horse-beast is a synonym for horse; they give examples from 1573 and 1587.

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The will:

Will of Walter Graunt


The inventory:

Inventory of Walter Graunt


Copyright 2 April, 2018