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Will & Inventory of Robert LITTLEPAGE Sr of Kingston Blount

Will 11 Oct 1672   Probate 18 Apr 1673

Source: OHC no. W.I. 202.57; 139/3/19
Contributed by: Peter White Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I Robert Littlepage the elder of Kingston blunt ... Aston Rowant ... yeoman ... in reasonable good health of body ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
Robert LITTLEPAGE Sr Kingston Blount
Anne LITTLEPAGEWife
Robert LITTLEPAGESon (Exec)
Elizabeth LITTLEPAGEDaughter[under 21]
Anne LITTLEPAGEDaughter[under 21]
Mary LITTLEPAGEDaughter[no surname given]
Robert FISHERGrandson[under 21]
Anne FISHERGrandson[under 21]
John NORTHMentionKingston Blount
William JOHNSONAppraiser
Richard DUTTONAppraiser
William GOLDFINCHAppraiser Witness
Thomas BENNETWitness
Robert WITNEYWitness

Inventory taken 3 Feb 1672/73, value: 79 13s
Exhibited: Not available
Probate: 18 Apr 1673 Henley on Thames ... Robert Littlepage son and sole Executor ...
Transcriber's and Editor's Notes
A full Inventory is included.
The following details are believed to be true but should not be totally relied upon:
Daughter Mary appears to have been the 1667 wife of William FISHER.
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I Robert Littlepage the elder of Kingston blunt ... Aston Rowant ... yeoman ... in reasonable good health of body ...
  • My body is to be buried in the chancel of the church of Aston Rowant.
  • I give 150 each to my daughters Elizabeth and Anne, to be paid at age 21 or earlier marriage.
    My Executor is to pay them 6% pa interest for their legacies from the end of three months after my decease until their legacies become due.
  • I give 5 pa to my daughter Mary (see Note) for life, to be paid annually in equal parts at the four usual quarter-days, beginning on the first such day after the decease of my wife Anne.
  • I give 10 to my grandson Robert Fisher, to be paid at age 21.
  • I give 10 to my granddaughter Anne Fisher, to be paid at age 21 or earlier marriage.
    My Executor is to pay them 6% pa interest for their legacies from the end of three years after my decease until their legacies become due.
  • I give a half part of my barns, stable yards, orchards and gardens in Kingston Blount, beside the messuage where I now dwell and adjoining the land and tenements of John North, to my loving wife Anne for life.
    I also give her (for life) a half part of all my household goods now in the messuage where I now dwell at Kingston Blount.
  • I give all my messuages, lands, tenements, woods, woodgrounds etc to my son Robert Littlepage and his heirs etc forever.
  • I give all the residue of my estate, lands, goods, tithes, money, personal estate, cattells and chattels to my son Robert Littlepage and appoint him sole Executor, he paying my debts, legacies and funeral expenses.

  • Witnesses Thomas Bennet; Robert Witney; William Goldfinch

An Inventory ... of the goods of Robert Littlepage the elder of Kingston blunt ... Aston Rowant ... yeoman ...

Inventory taken 3 Feb 1672/73 by William Johnson; Richard Dutton; William Goldfinch
Inventory value: 79 13s
Exhibited: Not available
Probate: 18 Apr 1673 Henley on Thames ... Robert Littlepage son and sole Executor ...
  As transcribed from a copy of the original document.
Original line- and page-breaks are preserved as far as possible.
In the name of Jesus Christ (blessed forever) I Robert Littlepage
the elder of Kingston blunt in the parish of Aston Rowant in the
county of Oxon yeoman, being in reasonable good health of Body (thankes
be to god) But Considering the mortall and fraile Estate of humane
nature, And having opportunity, and a Disposeing mind and memory,
Doe therefore make and ordaine this my present Testament, Contayning
herein my last Will in manner and forme following, Inprimis I
bequeath my precious and immortall Soule into the hands of Almighty
God my mercifull Creator, the father of the spirit of all mankind, humbly
beseeching him to pardon all my sinnes, and that for the merrits sake of
his Deare sonne Jesus Christ my blessed Redeemer, And my Body
I Commit to the Earth whereof it Came, to be Decently buried in the
Chancel of the parish Church of Aston Rowant aforesaid, Expecting
a joyfull Resurrection unto Eternall life in that great day of Christ
when all flesh shall appeare before his glorious Tribunall,
And as concerning such my worldly Estate, which God
of his gracious bounty hath lent me, I give and dispose the same
as followeth, That is to saie, ~~~~~~~~~ I give and bequeath
unto my Daughter Elizabeth the summe of One Hundred and
ffiftie pounds of Lawfull money of England to be paid unto her at such
time as she shall accomplish and be of the age of one and twenty yeares,
or at her Day of Marriage which first happening, And my
Expresse will is, That my Executor shall pay unto my said Daughter
Elizabeth use or interest for her said Legacy after the Rate of Sixe
pounds p' Cent from the end of Three monthes next after my Decease
yearely and every yeare thenceforth, untill her said Legacy shall soe
become due and payable unto her as aforesaid.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne the like sum' of One
hundred and ffiftie pounds of like lawfull money of England, to be likewise paid
unto her by my Executor at the time that she shall accomplish and be of the
age of one and twenty yeares, or at her Day of Marriage, which shall first happen,
And my will likewise is, That my Executor shall pay unto my said Daughter
Anne use or interest for her said Legacy, after the same proportion or rate of
six pounds p' Cent' from the end of three Monthes next after my Decease, yearly
and every yeare thenceforth untill her said legacy shall in like manner become
due & payable unto her the said Anne, soe as is aforesaid.
                      Robert Littlepage

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the summe
of ffive pounds p' annu' of Lawfull English money, to be paid unto
her, from the Decease of Anne my wife, yearly and every yeare
from thenceforth during the naturall life of my said Daughter
Mary, at foure usuall feasts in every yeare, That is to say, at the
feast of St Thomas the Apostle, Thanunciation of our Lady St
Mary the virgin, St John the baptist, and St Michael the
Archangell by even and equall portions, The first quarterly
payment thereof to begin and be made at which of the said
feasts shall next happen after the decease of the said Anne my wife,
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Robert ffisher
the sum' of Tenne pounds of Lawfull English money to be paid
unto him by my Executor at the time that he shall accomplish
and be of the age of one and twenty yeares. Item I give
and bequeath unto my grandchild Anne ffisher the like sum'
of Tenne pounds of lawfull English money to be paid unto her
by my Executor at the time as she shall attayne and be of the age
of one and twenty yeares, or at her Day of Marriage, which shall
first happen, And my expresse will is, That my Executor
shall pay use or interest unto my said two grandchildren for
theire said Legacies, after the proportion or Rate of Sixe pounds
per Centum, from the end of Three yeares next after my Decease
yearely & every yeare from thenceforth untill their said Legacies shall
become due and payable unto my said two grandchildren aforesaid.
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Anne, for the terme
of her naturall life, the one moity or halfe part of my Barnes, stable
yards, orchards & gardens scituate & being in Kingston blunt aforesaid
over against the messuage wherein I now dwell, and which doe
adioyne unto the lande and Tenements of John North. Item more
I give and bequeath unto the same Anne my wife, for the terme
of her naturall life onely, the one Moity or halfe part (in two equall
parts to be divided) of all and every my houshold goods now sett and
being in the Messuage or Tenement wherein I now dwell at Kingston blunt aforesaid.
                      Robert Littlepage

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Robert Littlepage
and unto his heires and Assignes for ever All my Messuages
Lands Tenements Woods woodgrounds and hereditments
whatsoever and every part and parcell thereof with theire
appurtenances, All the Rest and Residue of my estate
Lands, goods, Tythes, Moneyes, personall Estate, Cattells & Chatells
whatsoever, of what nature, kinde, property or quality soever
I give and bequeath unto my said sonne Robert Littlepage.
And I ordaine Constitute and appoint him my said
sonne Robert Littlepage to be the Sole Executor of this my
will, to pay my debts and Legacies and to discharge my
funerall Expences, ------------ Thus acknowledging these
presents Consisting of three sheets of paper, to be my very
true and last Will and Testament, In Testimony thereof
I the said Robert Littlepage the elder have to every of the
same sheetes subscribed my name, and affixed my seale,
Dated the Eleaventh day of October in the present yeare
of our Redemption One thousand Six hundred Seaventy and Two.

Signed sealed and published
in the presence of us                         Robert Littlepage
Thomas Bennet
Robert Witney
Will'm Goldfinch.

Probat' erat hoc Testamentum apud Henley super
Thamys in Com' et Archinat' Oxon decimo Octavo die
Mensis Aprilis Anno D'ni Millesimo sexcentesimo septuagesimo
tertio coram .....................................................................
[........................................................................................]
........................................................... Roberto Littlepage fil'
et Ex'tori unice &c ............................................................;
........................................................

A true and perfect Inventory
of all the Goods Cattells & Chattells
houshold stuffe & moveables of
Robert Littlepage the elder late of
Kingston blunt in the parish of
Aston Rowant in the county of Oxon
yeoman deceased taken made &
apprized the third day of ffebruary
Anno Dom' 1672 by William
Johnson Richard Dutton and
William Goldfinch, as followeth,
viz:
     li   s d
Inprimis his wearing apparrell
   apprized at   7   0 0
Item in Ready money 15 10 0

In the Kitchin
Item one Table & frame, one forme}
one Jack, 3 spitts, one gun, 3}
pistolls, 3 hangers, 1 paire of}
Andirons, 1 paire of iron doggs,}
[deletion] 2 paire of Tongs,}  3 10 0
1 fire shovell, 2 iron peeles}
with the chaires, shelves, benches}
and all other things there}
apprized altogether at}

Item the brasse valued at   5   0 0
Item the pewter apprized at   4 10 0

In the Hall
Item one Table & frame, one forme,}
2 joyn?d stooles 5 Chaires, one}
joyn?d Cupbord, 1 glass case, one}
paire of Andirons & doggs, one}  1 15 0
paire of bellowse, 2 cushions &}
one baskett apprized altogether}
at}

In the Parlour
Item one Table & frame; 2}
Carpetts 1 forme 3 stooles}
1 Court Cupbord & Cupbord Cloath}
1 Cushion, 1 litle Table, 1 paire}  3 15 0
of Tables, one paire of brazen}
Andirons, & 4 Chaires, valued}
altogether at}

  41   0 0

In the Chamber over
the Parlour   li    s d

Item all the Linnen
   valued at 10   0 0

Item one joyn?d Bedstead}
one feather bedd, 2 feather}
bolsters 6 feather pillowes}
2 blanketts 1 Rugg, with}  5   0 0
the Curtens & Valence}
apprized at}

Item one Table & frame,}
one Chest 2 Carpetts 1}
Court Cupboard 1 Cupboard Cloth}
4 Cushions, 3 stooles 1 chaire}  2 10 0
1 paire of Andirons & doggs}
fire shovel & Tongs}
one Close stoole and Seaven}
bookes, apprized at}

Item the Window Curtens &}  0   5 0
iron Rods valued at}

In the Chamber
over the Hall
Item one bedstead one featherbed}
1 feather bolster, 1 flock}  3 10 0
bolster, 3 blanketts, 1 pillow,}
with the Curtens & valence}
apprized at}

Item 1 trundle bed 1 flockbed}
3 blanketts 2 flock bolsters}  1   0 0
1 pillow, apprized at}

Item 1 hanging press}
1 Coffer, 1 box, 1 chaire, 1}  1   0 0
forme, 1 Cushion valued at}

In the Chamber over
the Buttery
Item one bedsted, one featherbed}
2 feather bolsters 2 pillowes}  3   0 0
3 blanketts & 1 Coverlett & Curtens}
valued at}

In the Chamber over the
Kitchin
Item 2 bedstedds 1 featherbed 1}
flockbed, 2 flock bolsters, 1 pillow}  3 10 0
1 rugg, 1 Coverlett, 2 blanketts,}
1 feather bolster apprized at}

Item 3 Chests, 1 coffer, 2 Trunkes}
1 Box, 18 lb of linnen yarne and}  1 10 0
other things there, valued at}

Item the silver plate valued at   7   0 0

  38   5 0

In the Cheese-loft
    li    s d
Item the Cheeses, 4 spining wheeles,}
1 Table, 4 potts of Larde 2}
Leatherne botles, 2 lanthornes,}  1   0 0
& other things there, valued}
altogether at}

In the Aple Loft
Item the Aples apprized at   0   8 0

In the Seller
Item the barrells, Beere, tubbs,}
and brewing vessell, valued at}  2 10 0
(with the stands & other things there)}

In the Butteryes
Item 4 barrells, 1 Cheespresse,}
1 poudering tubb, 1 Char__,}
Bucketts, Bowles, Scales,}  1   5 0
Weights, shelves, Dishes,}
trenchers, potts, all Earthen}
ware, with all other Lumber}
there, apprized altogether at}

Item the Bacon? [crease damage] and all}
other houshold provisions}  8   0 0
apprized at}

In the Malt-house
Item the Malt valued at   5   0 0
Item 2 bedstedds, 2 skreens,}
apprized at}  1   0 0
Item one Malt mill valued at   1   0 0

In the Backsides
Item 2 long-carts, 2 paire of}
wheeles, 4 ladders, 3 hogg troffs}
& the fire wood, [deletion]}
2 cartropes, 1 well rope bucket}  8   0 0
& chayne, 3 cow rackes, 2 sawes}
1 Axe 1 hatchet, 1 plow and wheeles}
& plough geere apprized at}
& one pompe}

In the Barnes
Item the Wheat, barley, pease,}
vetches, oates, Dills & hay}50   0 0
apprized at}

Item 1 windfan, with the sackes}
winnowsheet, siv?s, prongs, spades}
shovells, nettes, 1 dray-chayne, 1}  1 10 0
mattocke & all other utensilles,}
apprized at}

   79 13 0