Will of John Sheffeild, 1661

Herts RO 97AW38

Imprimis to my sonne [ - - - ]
one chest
one bedsteed in the loft
one table & frame & one forme in the hall
one cupboard in the chamber

Item to my sonn Thomas his 3 children five pounds to be equally divided which [....] lyeth in the hands of William Glenister

Secondly to my daughter
one [?] coverlet
Item I bequeath to Anne King my daughter the summe of twenty shillings p(er) annum to be payed bye Thomas Dandridge for so long [....] as is expressed in a lease betwene him & I of which twenty shillings John King the husband of the aforesaid Anne shall paye to Jone my now wife six shillings eight pence per annum

Item I bequeath to Ann Deely the younger one pewter dish

Item to Elizabeth Bendbow daughter of Thomas Bendbow one feather pillow

Item I bequeath to the poore of Winslow twenty shillings to be paid next Christmas by my wife Jone

Item for all the rest of my goods \unbequeathed/ I make substitute ordaine & appoint my wife Jone my sole executrix

The marke of
John Sheffeild
August the 8th 1661. 

[along left edge of page]  This is approved to be the last will & testament of John Sheffeild 
In the presence of
Richard Shelton [signed]
Thomas Deely his mark

[Probate 23 Aug 1661 at Winslow before John Pownall, vicar of Winslow, to Joan Sheffeild, widow and executrix]


John Sheffeld was buried at Winslow on 11 Aug 1661. He held a messuage and 11 acres in Shipton which passed to his son Thomas (see 1661 court). His first wife Jane was buried on 23 Aug 1644. He then married Mary Tomlin on 7 Oct 1644. She died in 1657 or 1658 and he married Joan Gadlingstock of Swanbourne at Winslow on 27 Feb 1658/9. His children baptised at Winslow were:





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