Will of Andrew Stutsbery, cordwainer, 1679

Herts RO 115AW17

In the name of God Amen the thirteenth day of October in the year of o(u)r Lord God accordinge to the computation used in the Church of England one thousand sixe hundred seaventy  & Nine I Andrew Studsbury of Winslowe in the County of Bucks Cordweyner beinge somethinge indisposed in my  health of body but of sound and p(er)fect mind and memory I praise Almighty God for same doe make this my last will & testament in manner & forme followinge First & principally I commend my soule into the handes of Almighty God that gave it me hopinge to be saved by the alone merritts of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named And for my temporall  & worldly estate I give devise & bestowe the same in manner followinge I give & devise unto my sonne John All workeing Tooles & implements that belonge to my Trade and I give also to him & every one of my sonnes & daughters twelve pence And the rest of my goodes & chattells whatsoever after my funerall expenses discharged I give devise & bequeath unto my dearely  beloved wife Ellen Studsbery w(hi)ch said Ellen my wife I make constitute & appoint sole Executrix of this my last will & testament In witness whereof I the said Andrew Studsbery have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written.

Andrew Stutsbery

Signed sealed and published
in ye  presence of us whose
names are hereunto subscribed
John Hogson
John Glenister
Oliver Lawrence


Inventory of Andrew Stutsbury, shoemaker, 1679

A true & perfect Inventory of all & Singular the Goods Chattles and Credits of Andrew Stutsbury Late of Winslow in the County of Bucks Shooemaker indifferently Apprised taken and made this tenth day of November 1679 by John Hogson Thomas Brickwell Peter Stutsbury & Henry Stutsbury

s
d
In the Hall
A Table Fourm chairs & stooles Brasse Pewter w(i)th other small things
3
1
8
In the Parlor
A Table Fourm Bedstead Featherbed Bolster Pillowes other Beding Cupboard Pewter with some other things there
4
15
0
In the Cellar
A Cupboard Barrells Tubbes w(i)th other Lumber
1
6
8
In the Hall Chamber and Entry Loft
Bedstead Bedding Cupboards Coffers Boxes Sheets 19 pair other Linine with other Small things
7
3
4
In the Mault Loft
Mault Wheat Skreen with other Lumber there
4
1
6
In the Mault House
Green Mault Barley Yeating Fat Killhair With Maulting -geere & other Lumber there
12
10
0
In the Mill House
Mills Colt Hog Straw with other things
3
11
8
In the yard & Fields
Hay Wood Cart dung Ladders Wheat Sowne Tilth with other Lumber
5
0
0
In the Shop & Cutting House
Leather Shooes Working Tools Hampers and other small things
7
2
6
Desperate Debts upon book
18
6
0
His Wearing Apparrell & ready Money
20
0
0
For things unseen or forgotten
0
2
6
 
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The total summe is
87
0
10

John Hogson
Thomas Brickwell his mark
Peter Stutsbury
Henery Stutsbury


Notes

Andrew was the eldest son of John Stutsbury (d.1643) and followed his father's trade, but was also a farmer. He was baptised 22 Aug 1619, and married Ellen Brickhill on 22 Sep 1645. Their children were:

Andrew's burial was not recorded at Winslow either in the parish register or the list of burials in woollen. See below for Ellen's will and inventory. The court rolls which would have recorded the property arrangements made by Andrew and mentioned in Ellen's will haven't survived. Emma was buried on 28 Oct 1681.


Will of Ellen Studsbery, widow, 1680 (proved 1682)

Herts RO 118AW18

In the name of God Amen the eighth day of July Anno D(omi)ni 1680 I Ellen Studsbery of Winslowe in the County of Bucks widdowe late wife & Relict of Andrew Studsbery deceased beinge somethinge indisposed in my health but of sound & p(er)fect mind & memory I give praise to Almighty God for the same and calling to Mind the certainety of Death but the uncertainety of the tyme when doe make this my last will & testam(ent) in manner followeing that is to say First & principally I commend my soule into the handes of Almighty God that gave it me trustinge to bee saved by the [lone?] merretts of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the earth to bee decently interred att the discretion of my Execut(or) here after named, And for the disposinge of my p(er)sonall & temporall state I dispose of itt as followeth whereas my husband Andrewe Studsbery did in his life tyme surrender all his Copyehold land in the Comon Feilds of Winslow aforesaid conteyneinge tenn acres more or lesse to the use of mee & my heires to intent that I should sell the same and of the monies raised by such sale or sales I should pay unto myne & his sonnes & daughters sev(er)all sum(m)es of money as by the said surrender may appeare now my will and meaninge is that my executor shall make up & pay unto every one of my sonnes & daughters Five Poundes w(hi)ch my will is shalbee paid out of the remainder of the value of the said tenn acres over & above the summes charged upon the said land by the said Surrender or bee made up Five Pounds a peece to my said sonnes & daughters out of my p(er)sonall estate by my Execut(or ) Item I give & devise unto my daughter Ellen Studsbery the Fetherbedd that I lye on in the chamber over the hall two paire of sheetes Item I give & devise to my daughter \Mary/ Studsbery the Fetherbed in the Parler & one bolster & two paire of sheetes Item I give & devise unto my daughter Jone Stusbery one Fetherbedd w(hi)ch John my sonne lyeth on one bolster & two paire of sheetes and of this my last will and testament I make constitute & appoint my sonne John Studsbery Executor In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day & yeare first above written.

Ellen Studsbery
her marke

Signed sealed & published in the p(re)sence of
Richard Phipes 
Peter Stutsbery    
Oliver Lawrence           

[Probate 22 May 1682: John Stutsbury, son and executor, sword before John Rochford, surrogate]    


Inventory of Elianor Stutsbury, 1681

One line is illegible on the microfilm.

[A] true & perfect inventory of all & Singular [the] Goods & Chattells of Elianor Stutsbury dec(ease)d made taken & apprised by Thomas [Bri]ckwell Thomas Wright & Joseph Glenester this 29th day of Oct(ober) 1681

£
s
d
In the Hall

1 table fourm & stooles & Chairs with Brasse Pewter & other things

1
5
0
In the Parlour
[ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ] & other small things
1
6
8
In the Butterey

1 Cupboard Barrellesls & Tubs with other Lumber there

0
10
0
In the Chamb(er) over the Hall

2 Bedsteads Cupboard & Chests Bedding 10 paire of Sheets with other Linine & small things

2
5
0

Without dores

Two mault mills Corn & Hay Crop on the Ground & other Lumber

1
13
0
Wearing Apparrell money and desperate debts
3
15
0
Things unseen forgotten and overlooked involuntary
3
4
 
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14
9
0

the marke of Thomas [  ]  Brickwell
[signed] Thomas Wright
Joseph [  ]  Glenester his marke

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