Will of Robert Seaton, yeoman, 1676

Herts RO 112AW18

Two copies of the will have survived: an original in the writing of Samuel Dix and a "true copy" in another hand. The text below follows the original, with additions from the copy where the original is illegible.

In the name of God Amen I Robert Seaton of Winslowe in the County of Bucks yeoman do make publish and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner& form following Imprimis I bequeath my soul to god who created it that it may be redeemed by the blood of Christ my saviour Item I give my body to the Earth to be Christianly and decently buryed at the discretion of my Executors of this my will after named Item I give and bequeath all my Goods & Chattells whatsoever to my son Robert Seaton Also I do appoint and ordaine my brother Richard Seaton of Winslow afores(ai)d and James Medcraft of Gawcot in the County afores(ai)d Mason, my Joynt Executors of this my last will and testament In trust for my said Childe to dispose and employ my said goods and chattels to the use & benefit of my said Childe Dated & published June the 10 Anno  D(omi)ni 1676

The marke of Robert Seaton

Published Sealed &
delivered in the
presence of
[signed]
Samuel Dix
Edmund Paxton


Inventory of Robert Seaton, 1676

Herts RO A25/3986

A true and perfect Inventory Goods & Chattells debts & Credts of Robert Seaton late of Winslowe in the County of Bucks deceased taken and made the 17 day of June 1676 by John Hogson and William Spooner as followeth

li
s
d
Imp(rimi)s the Wooll of 60 Sheep
02
00
00
It(e)m A Joyned bestead a coverlet a flockbed a feather bolster a Blanket Curtains & valences
02
10
00
It(e)m two Green Chaires a Joined stoole a Coffer a Box with small things
00
05
06
It(e)m a great Brasse Kettle an Iron Pot two Pewter Platters
01
04
00
It(e)m A barrell a Kiver a frying pan a spade a showle a Haire sieve
00
06
08
It(e)m 1 payre of sheets a Tablecloath Mault a Sack Thrashed Wheat & Beanes
01
00
06
It(e)m A Cheespresse 2 old Tubbs & a sheep hoke
00
05
00
It(e)m wood and Turfe
02
10
00
It(e)m beans pease & hay in ye yard
05
00
00
It(e)m a Gold Ring
00
13
04
It(e)m Corn & grasse in the field
06
00
00
It(e)m 60 sheep & 22 Lambs & ye fold
17
05
00
It(e)m his wearing apparrell and purse
03
00
00
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Totall summe
42
00
00

[Presented 30 Oct 1676 by the executors.]


Notes

Robert seems to have been the son of Hugh and Katherine Seaton, bap. 21 Dec 1636. His brother Richard was bap. 1632. Alice Seaton, d.1658, was their step-grandmother.