WILL OF FRANCIS GREAVES June 23rd 1707, died 18th September 1714.

Will of Francis Greaves the elder of Bricklehampton in the County of Worcester Yeoman being in health of Body and in mind and memory (thanks be to God for the same) but calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manor following (viz) I commit my soul into the hands of Allmighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my executor my worldly estate.

I dispose the farm and followeth that is ? I give unto my son Francis and to my daughters Elizabeth Smith and Anne Wooton twelve pounds apiece Item I give and bequeath unto the children that I now have borne unto me of Anne my now wife and which shall be borne unto me of the said Anne my now wife the sum of thirty pounds to be equally divided between them share and share alike. Each shall receive his or her share at the age of twenty one or day of marriage respectively.

Item I do further give and appoint the sum of five pounds to ? my son John to apprenticeship at the discretion of my executor when he shall attain the age of twelve years or thereabouts

Item I give and bequeath unto the said Anne my wife and to my son Francis Greaves and to my kinsman William Weston of Charlton Yeoman five shillings apiece and do make the sayd Anne Francis my son and William Weston executors of this my last will.

 

In the presence of Edward Gold

mark of

Elisha E Harborne mark of

Jn Cartwright ffrancis F Greaves

Inventory of all of ffrancis Greaves Snr Late of the parish of Bricklehampton deceased taken 25th August 1714.

 

(There appears to be a discrepancy between the dates of his death and the date of the inventory. which has been copied verbatim.)

 

Wearing apparrel

0:8:0

1:0:0

In his barn Wheat Barley Poaties

20:10:0

Cows and calves Sow and 2 piggs

8:10:0

in the chamber one bedd other things

18:0

in another Chamber one bedd

5:0

in the lower roomsd a bedd and Chest

14:0

A Table board some stools and a cubbord

12:6

In kitchen brass bowls and other small things

1:10:0

33:16:6

William Bullock

Ed Salsbury


WILL OF FRANCIS GREAVES OF BRICKLEHAMPTON 17th SEPTEMBER 1720

 

The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above Counden Elizabeth Greaves the ? lawful Daughter administrator of all and singular the goods and ? (chattels) of Francis Greaves late of Bricklehampton inestate(?) to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods chattels and ? ? ? at the hands or possession of the said Elizabeth Greaves in (sovereign Lord King Charles II)

 

Signed

 

 

 

Inventory all goods and Chatels of Francis Greaves late of Bricklehampton sixteenth day of Sept 1702 (mistake by clerk for 1720 ?)

Item from the crop of Corn

80:00:00

Item from horsess

32:00:00

Item from the cowess

27:00:00

Item from eighty sheep

18:00:0

Item from eight swine

4:00:00

Item one wagon 2 Carts Plows Harrows and all other materials of husbandry

15:10:00

Item In the chamber over the kitchen one Chest Three coffers and other things

2:10:00

Bedding and Bedheads

4:00:00

Item The Furniture in the lower chamber

1:00:00

Item The Furniture in the buttery

2:00:00

Item The Furniture in the kitchen

3:00:00

Item Chose in the house

4:00:00

Item Wooll

3:00:00

Total

190:00:00

Signed

 

Thomas Maricott

 

Samuel Clements His Mark

 

John Hemming

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