Will of Peter Hughes, 1687 (proved 1688)

Herts RO 124AW8

In the name of God Amen I Peter Hues of Winslow in the County of Bucks being weake in body but of a perfect memorie thanks bee to God for the same but knoweing that is appoynted for all men once to die and not knoweing how short my life may bee and beeing willing to sett my house in order doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeing first and principally I comitt my soule into the hands of Allmighty God my maker hopeing that through the meritorious death and pashion of Jesus Christ my only savioure and redeemer to receive free pardon and forgivenesse of all my sinns and as for my body to bee buryed in the Christian Buriall at the discretion of my executor heerafter nominated and Appoynted and as for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God of his mercy to bestow upon mee I doe give and bequeath as followeth Imp(rimi)s I doe give unto my sonne Samuell Hues the sum of tenn shillings  It(em) I doe give to my daughter Rebeckka Ruttland the sum of tenn shillings one Joyne Bedsteed with Curtaines and valiants standing in the chamber over the hall alnd allsoe one feather bed one bolster one Coverled one Blanquett  Item I give unto my daughter Rutlands two sonns Peter and Jonathan Five shillings a peice  It(em) I give unto my two Grandsons at Quainton Thomas Hues and John Hues five shillings a peice  It(em) I give unto my Grandaughter Alse Hues the daughter of Henry Hues and Elizabeth Hues his wife the sum of fifty shillings one paire of fine sheets with som other linnen there  It(em) I give unto Rebeckca Huses the daughter of Henry Hues and Elizabeth his wife the sum of fifty shillings  It(em) I doe give unto my other three Grandchildren Elizabeth Jane and Heaster ten shillings a peice all those legacies to bee payd within one whole yeare and a day after my decease  It(em) all the rest of my goods unbequeathed my Funerall expences beeing discharged I doe give and bequeath unto my sonne Henry Hues of Winslow abovesayd whom I doe make and ordaine to bee my full and whole executor of this my will and testamentt revokeing and makeing voyd all other testaments and executors before by mee had made nominated and Appoynted and doe ordaine and Appoynte this to bee my last will and testament  In wittnesse whereof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the one and thirty day of August in the third yeare of the Reigne of our Soverrigne Lord James the second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith and in the yeare of our Lord God 1687

\It is allsoe my will & pleasure that the poore of Quainton shall have twenty shillings a yeare &  a day after my decease/

Signed published Declared
in the presence of us

Richard Ginger 
Mathew Bishop
the [8] marke of Elizabeth Seire

[verso] Probate 28 Ap. 1688
Hen. Hughes son & executor sworn before me John Croft

[another hand] Peter Hues his will August the 31th 1687

Inventory of Peter Hughes, 1688

Herts RO A25/4287

A true and p(er)fect Inventory of the goods Cattells and Chattels which late weare the goods and chattels of Peeter Hughes of Winslow in Commitat' Bucks deceased taken prised and vallewed the 24th day of April 1688 by us whose names are heare unto subscribed.

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Imprimis his wearing appairell and ready money 21 10 00
Item one bedstead with Curtaines and valliants, one Chest two tables and frames with some other lumber 2 13 4
Item one featherbed two coverlets 3 blankets, 2 payer of sheets with some small linen 2 6 8
Item one old chest 1 Truncke with some other lumber 0 3 4
26 13 4

Prised and valewed
By us
Mathew Bishop
Tho: Godwyn
Tho: Bishop

[Presented 27 April 1688 by the son and executor]


Peter Hughes was buried on 26 March 1688. He had evidently given up his own home before his death, and had perhaps moved from Quainton to live with his son Henry.

Copyright 1 May, 2014