Will of Joan Shelton, 1686/7

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In the name of God Amen I Joane Shelton of Winslow in the County of Bucks beeing Weake in body but in perfect memory thanks bee to God for the same but knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to dye and not knowing how short my life may bee in this world doo make this my will and testamentt in Mannor & forme following  first & principally I commend my soule to God who gave it mee and my body to Earth to bee buried in such a decent mannor as my executor heerafter mentioned shall thinke fitting and as for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon mee I doo give and bequeath as followeth  Impr(imis) I give unto Joane Varney my Aunt that coverled that is greene and Red and the Searg Gowne  Item I give unto the foure Children of my Brother William Shelton the sum of five pound a peice that is to say his daughter Ellen the sum of five pound  Item to his sonne Richard the sum of five pound  Item to his sonn Robertt the sum of five pound  Item to his daughter Joane the sum of five pound to bee payd them by my executor heerafter nominated and appoynted when they shall com to the age of one and twenty yeares  Item I give unto my sonns daughter Joane one hollond sheet & two pillobears of the same \one feather bolster & a wooll bolster/ Item to his daughter Ellen the best paire of sheets and a feather bolster & a wool Bolster  the other Coverled and the featherbed  Item I give unto his sonn Richard the hanging presse and the little table and my bible the porridg pott  It(em) to his daughter Joane the biggest kettle  It(em) the next biggest kettle to his daughter Ellen  It(em) to his sonn Robartt the table and stooles in the hall & the biggest Chest and the Joyne bedd It(em) to his daughter Joane one paire of sheets more and each of his daughters one feather pillow a peice and each of his children one pewter dish  Item all the rest of my goods I give and bequeath unto my Brother William whom I doo constitute and appoynt to bee my full and whole executor of this my last will & testament revokeing and makeing voyd all other wills or executors formerly by mee nominated and appoynted   In witnesse wherof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the eleventh day of February in the third yeare of the Reigne of our sovereigne Lord James the second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland King defender of the faith & in the yeare of our Lord God 1686

the marke of Joane Shelton

Signed sealed & subscribed unto in the presence of us
John Hogson
Richard Ginger
the marke of Frances Stutsbury  

[Latin:] Probate at Winslow 18 May 1687 before John Croft to William Shelton brother & executor


Inventory of Joan Shelton, spinster, 1687

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods Chattles and Creditts of Joane Shelton of Winslow in the County of Bucks Spinster late deceased as they were vallued by Mathew Bishop John Hogson and Richard Ginger the eighth day of Aprill 1687

s
d
Imp(rimi)s her wearing Apparrell and her purse
5
0
0
It(em) one hanging presse two tables and 4 Joyne stooles one cubbard and 4 Chaires
1
6
4
It(em) one bedsted with the bedding thereunto belonging
2
6
8
It(em) brasse three kettles one pott one frying pan five pewter dishes five spoones 1 sault one tinn pan
1
0
0
It(em) two Coffers and a box five paire of sheets 3 paire of pillowbeers 6 napkins 2 table clothes with other small linnen
2
0
0
It(em) one Iron & padde fire showle and tongs a paire of Andirons & gread Iron and som other lumber & 1 tubb & bellowes
0
5
0
It(em) som firewood
0
2
6
It(em) money due upon bond
32
0
0
 
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44
0
6

Seene vallued and praised By us
Mathew Bishop
John Hogson
Richard Ginger

[Presented 18 May 1687 by executor]


Notes

Joan Shelton was buried on 8 April 1687. She was the daughter of Richard Shelton and Margaret nee Butcher, bap. 23 Aug 1651 (and her brother William on 1 Jan 1646/7). She seems to have lived with her mother Margaret who died in 1685. Her brother William's children were born between 1680 and 1687.

sonns: this must be a mistake for brother's, as the four children listed are the same as her brother William's named previously.

Copyright 9 February, 2014