Will of Peter Stutsbery, shoemaker, 1680/1

Herts RO 117AW18

In the Name of God Amen the fivetenth day of Febarey in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred & Eaight I Peter Stutsbery of Winslowe in the Counti of Buckes shewmacker being wecke of Bodey but of sound and perfict memery I praise god doe macke this my last will and Testement in maner followinge  First and primcipally I Comend my soule into the handes of Allmighty God that gave it mee hopinge to be saved by the merritts of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Exetrixe here After named and for my worley Estate I disposeth of as followeth Item I Give to my kinsman John Stutsbery one pound  Item I Give to my kinswoman Ellen Stutsbery one pound  Item I give to my kinsman Hewe Stutsbery forty shillings Item I Give to Mary Stutsbery one pound  Item I Give to Jone Stutsbery one pound  Item I Give to Henry Stutsbery forty shillings  Item I Give to Christopher Stutsbery forty shillings  Item I Give to my Brother Richard Worsleys Children \twelfe pounds/ to be Eakelye devided between them and my sister Jane Worseley to have the youse of the said twelfe pounds in during hur natralle life  Item I Give to Frances Lowndes forty shillings and of this my last will and Testament I doe Constitute and apownt my wife Frances Stutsbery to my Exetrixe of this my Laste will and Teastement and in witnes hereof I have here unto set my hand and seale the day and yeare above riten

Signed sealed and published in the presence of
Richard Phipes
William Wyatt
Christopher Coetts

Inventory of Peter Stutsbury, cordwainer, 1680/1

Herts RO A25/4095

A true & perfect Inventary of the goods and chattels of Peter Stutsbery late of Winslowe in ye County of Bucks Cordwainer dec(eas)ed taken \valewed/ and appraised ye 26th day of Feb(ruary) in ye yeere of our Lord God 1680 by John Henley and Richard Phipps as followeth viz

Inp(rimis) his purse and apparrell
vj li
In ye hall
Item 2 tables six joyned [stooles] [ - - ] chaires one cupboard pewter and bras with other Lumber
iij li
x s
In ye Chamber over ye hall
Item one bedstead and one round table
xv s
Item one feather bed 4 boulsters 3 blanketts a coverlidd one pair of curtains & vallens
iiij li
Item ten paire of sheets three table cloathes one dozen of Napkins with other small Linnen
iij li
Item one Chest two Coffers two chaires with some other Lumber
xij s
In ye little Parlo(ur)
Item One bedstead one chest one forme
xv s
Item one Coverlid one blanket one flockbed 2 boulsters 3 pillowes
j li
v s
In ye shopp
Item leather and shooes and workeing geare
iij li
In ye Buttery
Item Barrells and tubbs
j li
j s
vj d
In ye Chamber over ye Shop
Item one bedstead with ye bedding five quarter of Barley 4 quarter of beanes
vij li
x s
In ye Malt house
Item one Mill one old dry fatt one [kiln] hare twelve quarter of green malt
xj li
In ye Malt chamber
Item one skreene two sieves six [ - - ] one bushell ten quarter of malt
ix li
In ye backside
Item one little haufell of wheate and rye
iij li
Item Beanes and hay
x li
Item three horses and one Colt
viij li
Item three Cowes and three piggs
viij li
Item three flitches of Bacon
j li
x s
Item timber boards and fire wood and straw
vj li
v s
item Carts and a plow and harrowes and other implements for husbandry
v li
x s
Item seaven acres of wheate
x li
Item for ye tilth
vj li
Item in debts
xxxv li
Summa totalis huius Inventarii
Cxlv li
iij s
vj d

[Presented 21 April 1681 by Mr Peter Barrett, proxy for the executrix]


Peter (b.1629) practised the same trade as his father John Stutsbury (d.1643) and brother Andrew Stutsbery (d.1679). He was buried on 25 Feb 1680/1. He married Denise Udden (b. 1637, daughter of Robert Udden d.1658) on 17 July 1657. They only seem to have had one child, a son John who died very young, and Denise was buried on 30 Sep 1663, so Frances was his second wife. The kinsmen/women named in the will from Mary to Christopher were his nieces and nephews, Andrew's children.

Copyright 25 September, 2018