Abstract Number 10510

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1609 edmund withers inkpen brk archd berks will inv 10510
will and inventory of edmund withers
1) will of edmund withers of inkpen, yeoman [original will - also in register K]
dated 6 july 1609, sick in body
to my father and mother the self same deed of gift which was in former time made over to me by my father.
also 2 acres of my best wheat, 2 acres of barley, 40 of my best sheep, my best mare or gelding the heriot being first paid.
to the 3 children of my sister margery 3 sheep each
to the 3 children of my sister agnes 3 sheepe each
to richard chidsdale als hidden one lease which i have taken for me and my assigns of or in the tenement wherein my father and mother now dwell in inkpen for the term of 21 years in reversion next after the decease of my father and mother which lease i do presently deliver into the hands or custody of my uncle robert holloway for the use of my cousin richard as aforesaid.
overseers: my uncle robert holloway and william collman my brother in law.
signes edmun withers
witnesses: robert halloway, the mark of joan kember, richard hidden [signature]
probate: newbury 5 october 1609 to executrix named in the will

2) inventory: dated 23 july 1609, taken by williu' ricard, john moren, robert hollowaye, williu' linley
household effects and 42 acres of corn £30 [ or £35 ?]
6[?] kine £13
7 geldings and mares and a foal £15
86 sheep and 10 lambs £14
2 carts, 2 plows and the horses harness 50s
4 hogs 2 pigs 20s
ducks hens and geese 5s
by estimation 5 loads of hay 40s
the wood in the backside 6s-8d
item one lease £13
sum total £114-12-6

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