Will and inventory – Thomas Lee – 17 Jan 1689

Document Type: Will and inventory
Date: 17 Jan 1689
Correspondent: Thomas Lee
Archive Source: DUL DPRI Wills
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In the name of God Amen I Thomas Lee of Aldstonhouse in Aldston moor in the Dyocesse of Durham Sick of body but of good & p[er]fect memory praised be god for the same doe make & ordain this my last will & Testam[en]t in manner & forme following First I give & bequeath my soule into the hands of almighty god my maker hopeinge assuredly by the merits of Jesus Christ to receive full pardon & Free remission of all my sinnes as for my body I commit it to the earth to be buryed in the p[ar]ish Church of Aldston & as for those temporall goodes which the Lord in mercy hath lent me I give & bequeath as here after followeth (my debtes being payed & funeral expenses discharged)  Imp[rimu]s I give & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Thirty pounds to be payed when she accompleshes the age of 20 years  Ite[m] I give unto my wife one Cow and I give unto every child of my wife’s the sume of Five shillinges to every one of them Ite[m] I give unto my grandchild Thomas Vazie Five shillinges Ite[m] I give unto my Nephew Thomas Fetherston Five shillinges Ite[m] I give unto my Nephew John Stephenson Five shillinges and I give unto my Sonn Thomas Lee all my Land & houses with all the appurtenances thereunto belonginge but in case my sonn Thomas dye before he marry my will is that my land & houses with the appurtenances thereunto belonginge shall fall and come due to my sonn Ralph Vazye & my daughter Elizabeth equally between them provided that they pay my debtes and Legacies and likewise pay (if it please god that my daughter Frances have any child or children) to that child or children the sume of Twenty poundes and I make & ordaine my sonn Thomas to be my full Executor of this my last will & Testam[en]t and I doe hereby appoint my brother Thomas Stephenson my sonn Railph Vazie and my brother Henry Stephenson to be Tutores & Guardians to my said sonn Thomas &  that they shall have the full power to Lett to Farme my land & at their discrection to use meanes to pay my debts and to cause my sonn to be educated & decently brought up after theire discretion and I make & ordaine this my last will & Testam[en]t revokeinge & disannullinge all former wills by me made either by word or writeinge In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the 17th day of January Anno Domi[ni] 1688

Tho: Lee

<Red?> published & sealed in the pres[enc]e of

Ralph Vazie			Henry Stephenson		Henry Wallasse

[In left hand margin:] memorand[um] that the words in the Thirtenth Line was interlined before the ensealeing

February the 3rd Anno Domi[ni] 1688

and I doe further declare that my will is that every one of my sister Margaret Clements children shall have every one of them twenty shillings

Wittnesse the same

Henry Wallasse

1689 Test[amentum} et Inven[tarium] Tho: Lee nup[er] de Alston dioc[ese] Dunelm def[unc]ti

A True and p[er]fect Inventory of all the goodes and Chattells of Thomas Lee of Aldston house in Aldstonmoor in the County of Cumberland & diocess of Durham deceased apprized & inventoried the 19th day of February Anno Dom[in]i 1688 by Christopher Walton John Walton John Vazie & Henry Wallasse

                                                               £  s  d

Imp his horse and furniture with his own apparel and a <..>   10 00  0

Ite[m]  a little gray horse                                   02 00  0

Ite[m]  4 Cowes and the hay                                   08 00  0

Ite[m]  27 sheep                                              08 00  0

Ite[m]  4 swine                                               01 06  8

Ite[m]  some oates unthreshed                                 00 07  0

Ite[m]  in the Back Room 1 Table 2 firmes 6 chaires 

          a bedstead a paire of Barrs                         01 15  0

Ite[m]  in the Fore Roome 2 Cubbordes 1Presse 1 Table 

          2 firmes 7 Chaires and an Irongraite                05 03  0

Ite[m]  in the Middle room 2 Bedsteades 2 Tables 1 firme      02 00  0

Ite[m]  in the Farr Room 1 bedsted 1 Table 2 firmes Courting 

          rods & 2 chaires                                    00 05  0

Ite[m]  in the Farr Loft 1 Table 2 firmes 2 low Bedsteades 

          4 Trunkes one <paddle?> 1 Chest                     01 03  0

          and 1 chest in the Entry 

Ite[m]  in the Cellar a Table 2 firmes an old chest a Cheese 

          fleek [open shelf]  a glasse case a Salt pye [box] 

          a lookeinge glasse                                  00 05  0

Ite[m]  in the Fore house Loft 4 bedsteads 5 chaires 1 Table 

          3 firmes                                            01 13  0

Ite[m]  2 Buffett Stooles                                     00 05  0

Ite[m]  a Gunn a Pistoll and a Kaine and a Crosse bow         01 00  0

Ite[m]  46 peice of Puder [pewter] & 11 Spoones               03 00  0

Ite[m]  a feather Bed & furniture to the bed                  02 10  0

Ite[m]  4 Coverlets 3 Ruggs 8 Happins 12 Blankets 16 Bolsters 

          or Pillows 7 paire of Sheetes 4 Feather Beds and 

          one Chaffe bed with 3 paire of Curtaines 2 Baskets 

          a voider [Basket/Tray used to clear a table] & 

          3 Binges [Mangers]                                  12 00  0

Ite[m]  a silver Tumler & 2 silver Tasters                    01 10  0

Ite[m]  Mault                                                 07 00  0

Ite[m]  10 Barrells or standes Maskinge fattes & Coolers      00 15  0

Ite[m]  3 Kettell 3 Panns 2 Frying pans 1 Iron Pott 4 paire 

          of Tonges a Fire Shovell a por [iron bar or poker] 

          & 1 Iron pan                                        03 00  0

Ite[m]  2 Axes 3 wimbles [hand tools for boring holes] 

          2 Spades a little Saw a gavelock a pick a hack 

          [mattock] a stone Ranmer [ramrod?] 2 Crookes 

          2 speiles a Boxe Iron 4 brasse Candle stickes

          a Strikeling knife[for sharpening scythes] 2 Iron 

          Candle stickes 3 Resh candlesticks a Chafinge dish  01 00  0

Ite[m]  7 Boules 2 Chees fatts a Kirne [hand mill for 

          grinding] & Kirnstone a paire of Temms [sieves] & 

          1 dozen of Trenshers                                00 08  0

Ite[m]  3 Table clothes 9 Napkins 5 Pillines a Carpet & 

          6 cushions                                          01 03  0

Ite[m]  3 paire of wheeles & Karr bodyes 4 Forkes 5 Rakes 

          2 shovells & Iron forkes                            02 00  0

Ite[m]  2 Saddles & girdes [girths] a Kilne Haire clothe 

          4 pokes a peck [oat cake basket] a girdle a washing 

          Tubb a grate in a Mault Kilne and a Stone Trough    01 12  0

Summa Tota[lis]                                               79 00  8


Christo: Walton		John Vazie		Willm. Stobert

John Walton			Henry Wallasse	Vicar of Alston									

Ite[m] his funerall expenses                                  04 05 05

Debtes oweing to the pty deceased by bond & otherwise being 

  somewhat desperate amounting to the Sum of                  10 00  0

                                               and upwardes

Debtes oweinge by the pty deceased to severall persons 

  amounting to the sume of                                   110 00  0

                                               and upwardes

Ite[m] Due to the pty deseased by Thomas Bradwood & Henry 

  Wilkinson by severall bondes amountinge to the sume of       5 00  0


DPR/I/1/1689/L2/1-3 Will and inventory. Probably the second husband of Elizabeth Fetherstonhaugh, widow of William, d. 1684

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