Will & Inventory of William ARYS of Hempton
Will 13 Nov 1634 Probate 18 Feb 1634/35
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I William Arys of Hempton ... Deddington ... yeoman being weak in body ...
Inventory taken 2 Feb 1634/35 by John Bignell Antony Rashley William Wells
Inventory value: £153 14s 8d
Exhibited: not available
Probate 18 Feb 1634/35 .....
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William Arys of Hempton|
In the Name of God Amen The thirteenth daie of November in the tenth yeare of the Raigne
Of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace off god King of England Scotland ffrance &
Ireland Defender of the ffaith & c Anno Dmi 1634 I willm Arys of Hempton in the
parish of Dadington in the Countie of Oxon yeoman being weake in bodie, but of good
and pfect memory thankes bee given to god therefore doe make and ordaine this my last
will and testament in manner & forme following ffirst I bequesth my soule unto the
ever blessed Trinitie, God the ffather, sonne and Holy Ghost and my bodie to the earth
from whence it was taken and to be buried in the church of Dadington aforesaide. My
wordlie goodes which it hath pleased God to blesse me withal I thus bequeath. Imprimis
I give and bequeath to William Arys my sonne Hercules his sonne the Cubberd, table and
forme and two chaires wch I have in the hall, Alsoe I give him the bed in the parlour wth
the furniture unto it and all the rest of my goodes in the parlor, the garners in the little
courte, the mault mill, a great chest in the chamber over the kitchen. A Cesterne in the
mault house, my biggest brasse potte, one hangeles over the fire & a paire of potthookes, halfe
a dozen of pewter platters bigge & little, a brasse candle stick, a trunk and ioyned chest up in the
chamber over the parlour, all the cheese bordes and cheese rack. Item I give and bequeath
unto my sonne Hercules his foure daughters five poundes a peece in money and all the
rest of my pewter unbequeathed to be equally divided amongst them, and to everie one of
them a paire of sheetes.
It. I give unto my sonne Laurence Arys his two eldest daughters twentie nobles a peece
in money; Ite’ I give unto John Arys my sonne Laurence Arys his sonne tenne pounde
of money. Item I give unto the two youngest children of my sonne Laurence Arys five
markes a peece in monie and my will is that this twentie nobles lest bequeathed that
my executor shall sett it forth to the best use for the good of the children until they come to
eighteene yeeres of age. Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Laurence Arys t..(torn)
tie [twentie?] poundes of lawful English money to be payed him with in two yeeres after my
decease. Ite’ I give unto the poore of Dadington twentye shillings and that my executor
shall dispose it to those who be old and honest poore people. All the rest of my goodes
unbequeathed, my legacies paied and my funeral expences discharged I give and bequeath
unto my sonne Hercules Arys whom I make and ordaine my sole executor charging
him to see this my Will and Testament thowroughly performed according to the true intent and
meaning hereof. This last Will and Testam’t of the saide Willm Arys was made, sealed and
delivered and acknowled to be his Deede in the p’sence of us whose names are
underwritten the daie and yeere first above written.
Willm Pultons script.
Probatu’ erat hoc testamenta apud Oxon Decimo Octavo die mensis februarii Anno Dni’
iuxta … 1634 cora’ ven’bi’ viro Egidio etc
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Hempton in the p’ish of Dadington in the county
Of Oxon yeoman deceased viewed and taken
the second daie of Februaryy Anno Dni’ 1634
by John Bignell Antony Rashley and
Willm Wells of hempton aforesaide.
Total £153 14s 8d