Will of Edward Tomlyn, carrier, 1681 (proved 1685)

Herts RO 121AW27

In the name of God Amen the seavinth day of June in the yeare
of o(u)r Lord God accordinge to the computation used in the Church of
England one thousand sixe hundred eightie and one I Edward
Tomlyn of Winslowe in the County of Buck Carrier beinge
in disposed in my health of body but of sound & p(er)fect Mind and
memory I give God Almighty thankes for the same and calling to
Mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the tyme when
doe make this my last will and testament in manner and forme
followinge First and principally I bequeath my soule into the hands
of Almighty God that gave it mee trustinge to bee saved by the
alone merritts of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the mercies
of God and my body to the earth from whence it came to  be decently
interred att the discretion of my Executors here after named And for my
temporall and worldly estate wherewith God hath blessed mee I
dispose of itt in manner followinge First I give and devise unto my
sonne Thomas Tomlyn one shillinge  All the rest of my goods & chattells
{I give & devise} after my debts paid and funeral discharged I give and devise unto my
dearly beloved wife Hester and Mary Tomlin my daughter And of this my last
will and testament I make constitute and appointe my said wife Hester & my
said daughter Mary Tomlin executors In witnis whereof I have hereunto sett
my hand and seale the day & yeare first above written

Edward Tomlyn [T] his marke

signed sealed & published
in the p(re)sence of 
[signed]
Mathew Bishop
Henry Hughes

[Probate 5 May 1685]


Inventory of Edward Tomline, 1684

Herts RO A25/4198

A true & perfect Inventary of the goods and Chattells which late weare the goods and Chattells of Edward Tomline Late of Winslow, deceased, taken and valued and praised the sixth day of September 1684 by us whose names are under written

s
d
Inprimis his weareing apparrell with money in his pockett
5
0
0
Item in the halle house one table and frame, 1 forme two joyned stooles. fowr chayres one cofr[?] two cushins with other Lumber
1
5
0
Item In the chamber over ye halle one troklebed 1 trow[?] Kiver five seives 1 pillion 3 sackes with some other small things
0
15
0
Item in the Buttery three barrells two drinke stalls with other Lumber
0
10
0
Item In the wash house 4 tubes two buckets 1 fanne with some Lumber
0
13
4
Item Brass , pewter, fire shovile and tongues. 1 payre of hand irons 1 spitt with some other small iron things
2
12
0
Item in the Lower Chamber, one halfe headed bed one feather bed 1 bolster, 3 feather pillowes one Rugg one blanket 5 payre of sheets 1 cubbard, 1 table chayre, one cheste, two Coffers & some small linen
5
15
6
Item two horses & one cow
3
15
0
Item one Hogg
0
15
0
Item In the orchyard 1 hovill with some Beanes uppon it
2
15
0
Item In the barnes wheat Barley oates, beanes & haye
7
10
0
Item one Cart, one plough with other Implymentsof husbandry 4 ladders and some woode
4
6
8
Item 1 ewe & lambs
0
6
0
  some totall
39
18
4

seen vallewed
and prised by us
[signed]
Mathew Bishop
John Henly
Tho(mas) Godwyn


Notes

The total of the inventory should be £35 18s 6d.

Edward was the last of the male Winslow Tomlins to leave a will. Although described as a carrier he was a small-scale farmer too. His son Thomas was bap. 14 Dec 1650 and his daughter Mary was bap. 31 Jan 1654/5. Edward does not seem to have been baptised at Winslow. He was buried on 4 Sep 1684, having surrendered 9 acres of land to Mary on 21 Aug (see 1684 court). His widow Hester died in 1686: see her will and inventory. They lived in part of what is now 8-10 Horn Street.

Mary the daughter married Francis Shaw, who was buried on 3 Feb 1686/7; their daughter Sarah was bap. 22 May 1687. Mary died in 1712. See: inventories of Francis and Mary Shaw.

It seems that arrangements were already made for Thomas the son in the 1670s (in the years where there are no surviving court rolls). In 1682 Thomas mortgaged 9 acres of land and "a bay of building next to the door of Edward Tomlyn's messuage and a stable adjoining the Mill house of Thomas Spooner and the messuage in which Edward Tomlyn now or late lived"; there is also a reference to premises held by Edward for his life.

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