Will and Inventory of Charles King, innholder, 1708

Herts RO 145AW9, A25/4600

Charles King kept The Crown

In the Name of God Amen I Charles King the Elder of Winslow in the county of Bucks Inholder being weakly of Body but of sound and perfect Mind and memory Praise be therefore given to Allmighty God doe 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 and my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors herein after 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 Expenses shall be all paid and discharged Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Charles King one shilling of lawfull money of Great Brittain to be paid him within one year after my decease Item I give to my Son Matthew King one shilling of like lawfull Money to be paid him within one year after my decease Item I give unto my Daughter Anne Topping one shilling of like lawfull money of England to be paid her within one year after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah King two third parts of all the rest and residue of my personal Estate Goods and Chattels rights and Credits whatsoever (not herein otherwise bequeathed) Item I give and bequeath the other third part of my said Goods Chattells rights and

The mark of Charles King senr

[Page 2] Credits (after my Debts and Funeral Expenses are paid) unto my Loveing Daughter Elizabeth Robinson And I doe constitute and appoint the said Sarah my Wife and the said Elizabeth my Daughter joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Hereby revokeing disallowing and making void all former and other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made In witness whereof I the said Charles King the Elder have to this my Last Will and Testament \contained in two sheets of paper/ sett my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of May in the Eighth year of the Reign of our sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith & c Anno Domini 1708

The mark of
Charles King senr

This Will (contained in two sheets of paper) was
Signed and sealed and delivered (owned and
discharged) by the said Charles King the Elder
in the presence of
The mark of Katherine Grape
(signed) Tho Wainright
(signed) Deborah Wainright


A true and perfect Inventary of all the Goods and Chattls of Charles King of Winslow made by Robeart Addams William Gyles & Joseph Rogers the second of Octobr 1708

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Item His purs and apparill 03 00 00
Item All the sheets (in the garret south) 05 12 06
Twenty four diaper napkins 01 02 00
Three diaper napkins Table Clothes 00 08 00
Ten diaper napkins 00 05 00
Twelve ordinary napkins 00 04 00
Eight pillow-drawers 00 08 00
Four silver spoons one taster 01 08 00
More linen 00 02 06
One riding-whood 00 05 00
Two Chests one Chest-drawers three Truncks one Table one bed-sted one trundle bed-sted one chare 01 01 00
One Rug one blanket two bolsters one flock bed Two straw beds 01 00 06
Item
One Bedsted one chare two Ruggs one blanket One flock bed and bolster(In the Garret North) 00 16 06
Item
One Bin beans & Oats. (In the Garret Weast) 00 05 00
One bedsted two flock beds six flock bolsters two Ruggs two blanckets 01 15 00
Item
Four Chares (In the little Chamber) 00 02 00
One forme one Table two joynt stools one bedsted 00 06 06
One Rug one blanket one pare of Curtins 00 12 00
One flock bed 00 06 00
Item
Three fether beds nine Pillows six bolsters (In the Great Chamber) 07 03 02
One Quilt 00 14 00
Three Blankets 00 05 00
One Rug 00 09 00
Two flock beds 00 12 00
Two matts one straw bed 00 01 06

Two setts of Curtins

00

15

00

Two bedsteds
00
10
00
Three flack bolsters
00
04
00
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Item
Two Coverings
00
01
06
Item
Window Curtins
00
02
00
Three Tables
00
11
00
Twelve joynt stoules
00
06
00
Five chares
00
02
00
One pare of dogs one pare of Bellows
00
01
00
Item
Eight joynt stools (In the Hall)
00
03
00
One table & two chares
00
01
06
One pare hand irens one pare of Dogs one par of bellows one fier shoule
00
02
06
Item
All the Puter (In the Kitchin)
05
03
10
All the Brass
05
15
06
Two pare of hand irens
00
06
00
Four pare of tongus three fier shoveles
00
05
00
One warming pan & skimmer
00
03
00
One jack & spit
00
05
00
Two dripping pans
00
04
00
Three pare of Pot hangers one fier-iren one pare of Doges one gridiren one chafeindish
00
05
00
One pot mettall pot
00
04
00
All the brewing vessell & Busshell
01
00
00
Mugs glasses iren Candlilsticks earthen ware
00
04
06
Lumber
00
01
06
One frying pan one warming pan
00
02
06
Item
All the Alle Hogsheads Barrills & Cocks (seller)
15
00
00
Item
Sider and Brandy
00
10
00
Item
All the wood in the Barn & the Ladder
02
00
00
Item
All the Hay
07
10
00
Item
Shovles forcks barrough in the yard ommitted & forgoten
00
02
06
The sum Totall 70 06 00

William Gyles
Joseph Rogers
Robt Adams

[Latin text in another hand]

Exhi(bitu)m fuit hui(us)mo(d)i Inv(entorium) tricesimo die
Mensis Octobris 1708 per M' Richardum
Pickering no(ta)rium pub(li)cum no(mi)ne procur(atoris)
pro Sara King relicta et Elizabetha
Robinson filia et ex(e)cutricibus &c pro vero
pleno et integro Inv(entorio) bonor(um) etc qua' hactenus &c
sub protestatione tamen de addenda &c si &c

This inventory was shown on 30 October 1708 by Master Richard Pickering, notary public, by right of proxy for Sarah King the widow and Elizabeth Robinson the daughter and executrices, etc., as a true full and entire inventory of the goods etc. which up to this point etc. with the proviso of adding etc. if etc.

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Will p.1

Charles King will page 1

Will p.2

Charles King will page 2

Inventory p.1

Charles King inventory page 1

Inventory p.2

Charles King inventory page 2

Notes

Charles King was buried on 20 Sep 1708. He arrived in Winslow before 1671 (his older children were not baptised there). He rented The Crown from William Gyles, then Samuel Norman. Sarah, previously Jennings, was his second wife, married on 15 Aug 1703. His first wife Alice was buried on 17 June 1702. Their children were:

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