Will of Richard Shelton, yeoman, 1625

Herts RO 67AW31

In the name of god Amen. The xxjth Daye of October in the yeare of our Lord
god 1625 And in the first yeare of the Reigne of our sovereigne Lord Charles by
the grace of god of England Scotland Franc(e) and Ireland Kinge Defender of
the fayth &c I Richard Shelton of Wynslowe in the Countye of Bucks yeoman
beinge of p(er)fitt mynde and memory thankes be geven to god I do make and ordeyne
this my last will and Testament in maner and forme following.  First I bequeath
my Soule to Almighty god, and my body to be  buried in the p(ar)ish church yarde
of Wynslowe aforesaid, Ite(m) I give and bequeath to my Daughter Agnes  Forty pounds
of lawfull English monie And a cupboard a bedstede and a fetherbedd a paire of
blankquetts a Cov(er)lit six paire of sheetes two bolsters two pillowes and a great kettell
a little table and a forme and fowre platters Ite(m) I give and bequeath to my
daughter Elizabeth fortye pounds of lawfull money of England a bedsteed and a
featherbedd a Cov(er)litt and a paire of blankquetts  two bolsters a pillow and paire fowre
\paire/ of sheetes fowre platters and a brasse pan the mony to be Delivered to her at hir
 age of eighteen yeares, And if it happen the said Elizabeth to Dye before the
time expired the monie to be Devided amonge the Rest of my Children. Item
I give to Lawrens my sonne five pounds of lawfull monie of England. Item
I give to Robert my sonne fortye shillings Ite(m) I give to Will(ia)m my sonne
and his children the monie that he oweth me which is six poundes and eighteen
shillings Item I give to Robarts children Two of my best sheepe Item I
give to Richard  my sonne fortye poundes to be paid  him at the age of one and
twenty yeares  and yf the said Richard dy before the tyme expired the monye
to be equallie devided betwixt my other children Ite(m) I make my sonne
John my full and whole executor giving him all my lands and goodes
unbequeathed my Debts and legacies Discharged.  witnesses William
Spooner al(ia)s Lunt and Agnes Spooner his wife

[Probate at St Albans 16 Jan 1625/6 to John Shelton son and executor]


Inventory of Richard Shelton, 1625

Herts RO A25/2862

Roman numerals are used in the original document

The true and p(er)fitt Inventary of all and singuler the goods Debts and Chattells of Richard Shelton late of Winslow in the County of Bucks yeoman deceased made and praysed the xiijth day of December 1625 by William Spooner Henry Pym Thomas Hogston

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In primis in the hall A table six stooles ij chaires
14
Ite(m) A cupbord a waynscott backe & six Cushins
15
Ite(m) a paire of Cobyrons & other implements for the fyer
6
8
Ite(m) vj kettles v potts two panns and other small brase vessells
4
Ite(m) xvij platters & other small peeces of pewter
26
8
Ite(m) in the kitchen two spitts a dripping pan pothooks and pothangers
6
Ite(m) A quearne three tubbs two kivers & other lumber
40
Ite(m) in the butterie iiij barrells a powderinge trough and some shelves
20
Ite(m) A Cherne and the milke vessells
8
Ite(m) in the Parlor a Cupbord a Chest a table and two formes
40
Ite(m) two Ioynde bedsteeds a troklebed & a chaire
30
Ite(m) two featherbedds three flocke bedds three bolsters and three pillowes
4
Ite(m) iiij Cov(er)litts and five blanckquetts
53
4
Ite(m) xxvj pairs of sheets viij tableclothes and eyght pillowe beeres
11
Ite(m) malt in the lofte a Cheste w(i)th lumber
3
Ite(m) ov(er) the parlo(u)r a bedsteed two flocke bedds three cov(er)litts & two blanckquetts
3
Ite(m) two q(uar)t(e)rs of Barley and three Coofers
50
Ite(m) Cheeses & butter w(i)th some lumber
6
Ite(m) two flitches of bakon
20
Ite(m) hay beanes and Oates
30
Ite(m) wheate Rye and Barley in the barnes
44
Ite(m) six horse beastes w(i)th theire furniture
12
Ite(m) ten keine and heyfers
25
Ite(m) fowre fattinge hogges and other store swine
7
Ite(m) three skore and vii sheepe
17
Ite(m) Cartes Plowes and harrowes
7
Ite(m) hovells plowtimber sheep Rackes two Laders and other wood
5
Ite(m) Rakes forkes sythes and bottles
20
Ite(m) hatchetts bills spade mattocke & old yron
20
Ite(m) a bushell a fan seeves & winnow clothe
10
Ite(m) a fatt and a haire cloth
10
Ite(m) the poultri in the yarde
10
Ite(m) wheate and masline sowed
14
Ite(m) his Apparrell
50
Ite(m) money in the howse
34
Ite(m) owing him by Thomas Tomline
20
Sum(m)a To(ta)lis
249
9
8

[Presented by John Shelton executor 16 Jan]


Notes

Richard Shelton (bap. 12 Dec 1565) was the son and heir of John Shelton, yeoman, d.1601. See the will of his stepmother and mother-in-law Frances (d.1607) for details of his children. He also had Richard (bap. 27 Sep 1606) and Elizabeth (1 Sep 1611). Richard was buried on 19 Nov 1625 and his wife Alice on 21 Oct 1620. According to the 1610 schedule he held a messuage and 55 acres of land.

powderinge trough: used for salting meat (Bucks Probate Inventories 1661-1714)

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