Will of Joan Kerrbee, widow, 1681/2 (proved 1686)

Herts RO 122AW22

In the Name of God amen I Joane Kerbbee of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widdow being of perfect health and memory praised bee God for the same and knoweing the uncertainty of this life and that it is appoynted for all men once to die & being desirous to setle things in order I doe the fouer and Twenty Day of February one thousand six hundred eighty and one make this my last Will and Testamentt in manner and forme followeing that is to say first and principally I commend my Soule to Allmighty God my Creator assuredly beleiveing that I shall receive full pardon & free remission for all my sins and bee saved by the precious Death and meritts of my blessed saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to bee buried in such decentt and Christian Manner as to my executor heerafter named shall bee thought meet and Convenientt and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in his mercy hath lentt mee my Will and meaneing is that the same shall bee imployed and bestowed as heerafter by this my will is expressed and first  I doe revoke renounce frustrate and make voyd all Wills formerly by me made and declare and appoynt this to be my last will and Testamentt

Item I give unto Elizabeth Hues the daughter of Henry Hues the sum of tenn pound  Item I give unto unto Alse Hues the daughter of Henry Huse the sum of five pound  Item I give unto Rebecah Hues the daughter of Henry Hues the sum of five pounds  Item I give unto Susannah Fore the wife of  Matthew Fore of London the sum of five pounds  Item I give unto Susannah Bolson my nee[ce] the sum of five pounds  Item I give unto my Kinsman Richard Overim the sum of five pounds  Item I give unto my Kinsman William Gosbee the sum of five pounds Item I give unto Richard Sheffeild the Younger the sum of five pounds Item I give unto Mary the wife of Simon Hogson the sum of five pounds  Item I give unto Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Rice one great chaire one Foarme one backstone of Bloome  Item my will and meaning is of this my Will and Testamentt that these legacies should bee payd within twelve months next after my decease  Item all the rest of my goods money & Chattles undisposed of I give and bequeath unto Henry Hues of Winslow abovesayd whom I doe make my whole and sole executor of this my last will and Testamentt revokeing & makeing voyd all other wills or executors by me made & done  In Witness whereof I have heereunto [deletion] sett my hand and seal the day and yeare above written

The marke of Joane Kirbie

Sined Sealed & delivered in the presence of us

Peter Hughes (?)
The marke of Ann Clarke
Richard Ginger


Inventory of Joan Kerbey, widow, 1685/6

Herts RO A25/4232

A true and p(er)fect Inventory of the Goods cattells and Chattells which late weare the goods cattells & chattels of Joane Kirbey late of Winslow in the County of [deletion] Bucks Widdow taken prised and vallewed taken prised and vallewed [sic] by us whose names are underwritten the fifth day of March 1685 

s
d
Inp(ri)mis Item  Wearing apparrell and p(re)sent money 
05
00
00
Item In the parler one joyned bedsteed one trole bed, one feather bed two feather bolstors five feather pillows two coverletts one Blanket : Curtaynes and valliants one table
and frame foure joyned stooles two cubards two coffers one trunke with some other small things
08
3
4
Item In the same parlour nine payre of sheets, three table cloaths one dossen of Napkins and towells foure payre of pillow beers with other small Linen
02
15
8
Item In the Chamber over the parler one old Bedsteed one flock bed [deletion] one flock bolster two coffers with other Lumber
00
15
4
Item In the Chamber over the halle one press with other Lumber
00
19
6
Item In the Halle one table and frame one side cubbard two stooles three chayers : 9 Cushinges, hangers & firer shoule tongues, two spits one jacke with brass pewter and other small things
04
6
8
Item  In the Buttery two Barrells three tubs with some potts panns and other Lumber
01
01
0
Item  In the barne and yarde three Ladders and some fire wood
02
16
8
Item In money dew uppon bonds
100
0
00
   
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Some totall

125
18
2

Seene vallewed and prised by us

[signed]
Mathew Bishopp
Tho: Godwyn
John Hogson


Notes

Joan Kirby, previously married to Edward Stutsbury, shoemaker, d.1629, was the widow of Thomas Kirby, shoemaker, d.1667 (m. 1631). She was the aunt of Thomas Edmunds (d.1670), and the sister of his father Richard: see the Edmunds family. She seems to have lived in a very different world from her clerical relatives. She was buried on 1 March 1685/6. Her copyhold land in Winslow, amounting to 14 acres, was inherited by Elizabeth Riceher great-niece (nee Grace). Henry Hughes (d.1705) married Joan's niece Elizabeth Overing at Winslow on 17 May 1664. Most of the other beneficiaries do not seem to have lived in Winslow.