Will of John Stutsberie, shoemaker, 1643 (proved 1647)

Herts RO 89AW11

In the name of god Amen.

 I John Stutsberie of Winslowe in the countie of Bucks shoemaker beinge sick in bodye but in p(er)fect healthe and memorie thanks be given unto almightie god doe make and ordayne this my last will and Testament in Manner and forme followeing. 

First I give and bequeathe my soule into the handes of almightie god my maker and creatoure, and to Jesus Christ my savioure and Redeemer by whose merritts onelye I hope to be saved and my bodie to the earthe. Concerninge my worldlye estate as followeth

Ite(m) I give unto my \son(n)/ Hughe Stutsberie the some of 
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Ite(m) I give unto my son(n) Peter Stutsberrie the some of
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Ite(m) I give unto my son(n) Arthur Stutsberie the some of
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Ite(m) I give unto my son(n) Henrie Stutsberie the some of
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Ite(m) I give unto my daughter Margarett Stutsberie the some of
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Ite(m) I doe give unto my sayd daughter Margarett all the apparele of my wyffes latelye deceased
Ite(m) I give unto my daughter Marie Stutsberie the some of  
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Ite(m) I give unto my daughter Jane Stutsberie the some of
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Ite(m) further my will is that yf anie one of these my Children shall decease that some and porc(i)on of money w(hi)ch dothe or shall belonge unto them or anie of them shalbe equally divided amongst the rest of my Children soe survivinge

All other my goods and Chattells moeveablles & unmo(v)eablles quick and dead of what kinde or sort soever they bee I give and bequeathe unto my sonn Andrewe Stutsberrie whome I doe macke my full & sole Executor of this my last will and Testament.   In wittnesse whereof I the sayd John Stutsberie have heareunto sett my hand and seale this second daye of Septemb(er) in the yeare of the reigne of o(ur) sovereigne Lord Charles by the grace of god of England Scotland Fraunce and Ireland Kinge defender of the faythe The nynteenth 1643

Ite(m) I make Choyce of my Lovinge frends \Mr Rob(er)t Wallis/ Henrie Pym snr and Will(ia)m Glenister to see that this my will be well & truelye p(er)formed and my \house &/ lande solde \by them/  to paye those Legasies w(hi)ch I have surrendered into theire handes yf my Executo(r) doe refuse the sayd \house &/ land

Sign(um) Joh(an)ni(s) Stutsberie [mark]

Wittnenesse hearunto
Henrie Pym sen(ior) [mark]
William Glenister [signed]
Nicho(las) Brinsell [signed]  


John Stutsburie was buried on 12 Sep 1643; his wife Margaret on 9 Aug 1643. There was evidently a delay in proving the will.

John was probably bap. 20 April 1591, the son of Hugh Stutsburie. He married Margaret, daughter of Henry Wallis, on 9 Nov 1618. Their children were:

In 1636, John Studsbery of Winslow confessed to the Archdeacon that on Sundays "he did carry forth and sell shoes". (Herts RO ASA7/31, f.3)

John's land included Mill / Bell Close, to which Andrew was admitted tenant at the 1666 manor court after making all the payments to his siblings. Andrew was admitted to a messuage and an acre of land at the 1645 court.

Copyright 2 February, 2018