Will of Ann Stevens of Shipton, widow, 1665 (proved 1671)

Herts RO 107AW19

In the name of god Amen the second day of July 1665 accordinge to the Computation of the Church of England I Ann Steevens of Shipton in the parish of Winslow in the County of Bucks widow beinge of perfit Memory and Remembrance praised bee god for it doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manor and forme followinge 
First I bequeath my soule into the handes of almighty god my maker hopinge that through the Meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgivenesse of all my sinnes and as for my body to bee buried in Christian buriall at the discretion of my executer hereafter nominated 
Item I give unto Elizabeth Steevens my daughter one joyned bedstead one featherbed one feather boulster one feather pillow one Coverlet one payre of blanckets one payre of sheets and one holland sheet one Table cloth and halfe a dussen of napkins Two pillow beeres one Cuberd one Chayretable  one  the best Chest one Trunck Two joyned stooles one joyned Chayre Two peuter platters one bason one the best kettle one barrell one Tub and one kiffer one brasson morter and pesstell and one peuter flaggon 
Item I give Joane Hickes my daughter the sume of Twelve pence [and one] pewter flagon
Item I give unto William Steevens my sonne one Trundle bed one payre of sheets one wool bolster one blancket one pewter platter and one coffer
Item I give unto John Steevens my sonne one payre of sheetes one Trundlebed one blanket one chayre one platter
Item I give unto Thomas Steevens my sonne one payre of sheetes one blanket one pillow the next best kettele one wool bolster one coffer and one flock bed
Item I give all the Rest \of/ my goods and Chatteles whatsoever I give unto Robert Steevens my sonne my debts and legacies discharged whom I make my sole executor of this my last will and Testament
In witnesse whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written

Ann Steevens her marke

Witnesses
John Hogson
Thomas Benbow

[Proved 15 June 1671. Robert Stevens, executor, sworn before John Retchford, surrogate.]


Inventory of Ann Stevens, widow, 1670

Herts RO A25/3876

A Inventarie of the Goodes and Chattells of Ann Stevnes of Shipton in the p(ar)ish of Winslow in the Countie of Bucks Widow Decesed Taken the Thirtie daye of November Anno Dom(ini) 1670 as folloeth

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Imp(rimis) all her wareing Aparrell
2
0
0
in the hall one Tabble and frame and fore joyne stooles one joyne Chare and a straw Chare and Two smale Chares
1
5
0
In the kiching one Cubbord one Chare Table and porredg pot Fore kittells one posnet foure peuter platters Tow peare of hangers one flagon one pare of Andiernes one spit one pare of Tongs and a fire shoule Three Tubs and a Churme Three Berrelles one Drinke stale one saltting Trof one Mortor and pestell with other Lumber
2
15
0
in the Chamber over the perler one joyne bed two Trundel bedes one borded bed one fether bed Two flock beds one fether boster Thre fether pillowes Two flock bosters One Coverlid Five Blankets one Rudge?] Two Chests Two Cofers one Trunke one littell joyne stowle one pare of Curtins and vallents
4
0
0
fore peare of hempen sheets one hollon sheete Tow hollon pillobeeres one table Cloth six Napkins
1
10
0
in the Cheeseloft one Chese Rack and sh[....] Cheese and appeles
0
13
4
Whete berlie benes haye and straw
2
10
0
Wood and dung in the yeard
0
6
8
one Cow one hodge
0
16
0
one land of whete
1
0
0
for goods not seene and forgoten
0
2
6
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18
18
6

By us John Hogson
Richard Phips

[Presented 15 June 1671 by Robert Steevens]      

Notes

Ann was the widow of Hugh Stevens (d.1660), q.v. for details of the family. She may have been the daughter of Henry and Joan Stevens baptised at Granborough on 29 Jan 1619/20.

Copyright 4 August, 2016