Will of Peter Warner, 1617/18

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In the name of god amen. The vijth day of March anno D(omi)ni 1617 I Peter Warner of Winslow in The County of Bucks, being sicke in body, but in good and p(er)fect remembrance, god be praysed for it, Do mak(e) this my last will & testament in maner & forme following. First I bequeath my soul unto allmightie god, who created me and redeemed me by his sonn Jesus Christ, by whose merits onely I trust to be saved. And my body to be decently buried in the churchyard of Winslow. Touching my worldly goods, I give unto my daughter Isobell the summe of twenty shillings to be payd her within one year after my decease. Item I give unto my daughter Joan the summe of ten pounds to be payd her at the age of xxiij years or at the decease of her mother whether shall happen first. The rest of of my goods unbequeathed I leave unto Joan my wyfe whom I make my sole executrix, and my beloved friends Thomas Graunt & Nicholas Overing my overseers, to see this my will & testament performed. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day and year first above written

Peter Warner his marke

These being witnesses
[signed]
Robert Maynwaring &
Nicholas Overing

[Probate at St Albans 18 May 1618 to Joan the executrix who was sworn at Winslow by Mr Robert Maynwaring]


Inventory of Peter Warner, 1617/18

Roman numerals are used in the original document

The True and perfett Inventary of all and Singuler the goods Debtes and Cattells of Peter Warner late of Wynslo in the County of Bucks deceased made and praysed the xjth day of Marche 1617 by Henry Wendover and Thomas Graunt the elder

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In Primis in the hall a Table and frame with a forme
4
Item a Presse Cupborde and an other old one
18
Item Brass pott thre olde kettles two Candlesticks and six platters
18
Item a spitt a payer of Andirons a frying pan pott hookes
5
Item a Barrell a Tub a salting troughe with other lumber
6
8
Item in the lofte a Bedstede and fowar Cofers
6
8
Item two Coverletts thre blanketts two bolsters and a pillow
13
4
Item fowar payer of Sheetes
13
4
Item two wheeles two forkes and two small flitches
8
8
Item a Cow and Ten Tegges
5
Item Corne and haye in the Barn
30
Item wood and Tymber
13
4
Item Corne sowed on the ground and Tylth to be sowed
4
5
Item hennes and duckes
5
Item his Apparell
6
8
Sum(m)a Totalis
16
13
8

[Presented by Joan Warner, widow and executrix, 18 May 1618]


Notes

Peter Warner was buried at Winslow on 9 March 1617/18. He held a cottage and 3 acres of land according to the schedule of 1610. These children of his were baptised at Winslow:

Isabel's baptism is not recorded, but a Susan daughter of Isabel Warner was baptised 27 April 1605. Perhaps Peter married and had his eldest daughter before coming to Winslow.

Tylth = tilth as in tilth field: a ploughed field (Buckinghamshire Probate Inventories 1661-1714)

Copyright 10 February, 2014