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Nicholas Wombwell: probate 6th September 1598

In the name of god amen the 27th day of August in the Yeare of Oure lord god 1598/ I Nicholas Wombwell dwelling at the Stryndes within the parish of Glossopp and County of darby Gentleman Sick in body and of perfytt mynd and memory for dread of naturull death that ys uncerteyn do ordeyn declar and mak thys my present Will and testament in maner and forme folowing that ys to witt, Fyrst I gyve and bequeath my soule to almighty god my maker Saviour and Redemer trusting through the merittes of hys passion and precious bloud sheeding to be one of the number of hys elect, And also my body to be buryed wythin the Church of Mellour Item it ys my Will that all my landes wyth ull deedes wrytinges and thinges Whatsoever belongeth and ys for the same shall remeyne for ever to my eldest sone Nicholas Wombwell alias Cowper and to hys heyres according to an Indentur of Feofment thereof by me made sealed and delyvered as in the same pleynly appeareth// Item it ys my will that Wilyam Wombwell alias Cowper my sone shall have £4 13s. 4d. yerly fourth of my landes for and during hys natrall lyff// Item I gyve to Elyzabeth Cowper Fyve poundes of lawfull Englysh money yerly fourth of any landes for and duringe her naturall lyff (yf she do not mary) And the same to be payd her yerly at such dayes of payment as ys sett down in the sayd Indentur of feofment as in the same appeareth/ And also it ys my Will that she shall have Fyve poundes more of my Worldly goodes/ Also further it ys my will that my too doughters Anne wombwell and Elyzabeth wombwell alias cowper shall have eyther of theym a hundreth raarkes [£66 13s. 4d.] {4} of the rest of all my goodes, yf the same my sayd goodes will so fare extend and reach/ And yf they will not so fare extend then it ys my Will that my seyd sone Nicholas Wombwell alias cowper shall mak it fourth at the sight of my executor herunder named and supervysors whome I put in trust And also it ys my will that all such ground as I have taken eyther by wryting or other wyse shall remeyne to Elyzabeth Cowper and to my chyldren for and during all such terme as I have [in] {2} the same Also it ys my will that the sayd Elyzabeth Cowper shall have the government of all my landes goodes rentes and thinges whatsoever, and all my chyldre till they and every one of theym come to, and be at the lawfull age at the sight of my supervysers her under named yf she the sayd Elyzabeth Cowper do not mary// And of thys my seyd last will and testament that the same may be performed fulfilled and accomplyshed according to the trewe meanyng hereof I mak the seyd Elyzabeth Cowper my full and lawfull executrix/ And my verey good Frendes and Kinsmen willyam wentworth Esquyer And John darcy Esquyer supervysers of the same Theise being Witnes of thys my seyd will Homfrey Robothonoum of the wyndleybotham Willyam Sybothom son of the sayd homfrey and George heginbothoum wyth others//


dettes that I do owe

  £ s d
Item to Robert Wyllyamsone 5 0 0
to wyllyam cleyton of the wheston 20 0 0
to Nicholas heyginbothoum' ' 10 0 0
to Robert burnes 4 0 0
to wyllyam Robothoun/ ^ ^ 5 0 0
to Edmond Robothoum of ringstones 3 0 0
Renold thurnily 5 0 0
{6} 72 0 0

The First day of September 1598 Thys ys the trewe inventory of all the goodes and catteyls of Nicholas wombwell gentleman lately deceassed moveable and Immovable presed by John more, Robert beley, Willyam heyginbothum and George heyginbothum//
First

  £ s d
3 kyne 7 0 0
3 weyning calves
40 0
one horsse
40 0
one Swyne
16 0
ottes and barly 3 0 0
hey
20 0
4 feyther bedds 3 0 0
pillowes and bolsters
13 4
halff a dossen blanketes
10 0
bedd coveringes
20 0
too quilttes
4 0
sheettes and pillow bears
30 0
bord clouthes and three towels
4 0
quishens
9 0
brasse and pewter 3 6 8
arkes and cawfers
20 0
cubb bordes
10 0
a meyt bord and a forme
2 0
3 peyr of bedstockes
3 0
a fryinge pann

12
all Irne ware wythin hous
10 0
Fyve seckes and a windowshet
10 0
chears and stools

18
all tren ware wythin house
13 4
3 lyttle spining wheels

18
butter and chees
16 0
sives, scottles, and mondes
2 0
hys bookes
13 4
gunnes and dagges
45 0
too sords and a dagger
13 4
a spade, a mattock and pickfortes
3 0
a broken cart
3 0
pulleyn
2 0
drinking glasses

12
hys apparell 4 0 0
{6} 39 4 0
Footnotes
{1} Damaged.
{2} Illegible.
{4} Modern money.
{6} Total supplied by transcribers.
{7} Interlined.

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