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Will & Inventory of John SWETMAN of Clifton Deddington

Will 13 Apr 1669   Probate 2 Jun 1669

Source: ORO no. W. I. 149/2/20
Contributed by: Jean Forrester Go to Translation Go to Transcript
Summary.
... I John Swetman of Clifton ... Deddington ... weaver ... very infirm and weak in my bodily health ...

NameRelationship[Comments] or Major Bequests
John SWETMAN Clifton Deddington
Temperance SWETMANWife
Edward SWETMANSon (Exec)
unnamed SWETMAN3 younger children
Thomas WHITEAppraiser
William APPLEBEEAppraiser
 
Richard KILBYWitness
William BROME?Witness
John MARCERWitness
 
Inventory taken 27 Apr 1668, value: 7 13s 4d
Exhibited: 2 Jun 1669 ... Edward son & Executor
Probate 2 Jun 1669 Oxford ... Edward son & Executor ...
Transcriber's Notes
 
  Translated and paragraphed.
with some of the standard preamble and "legalese" removed.
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... I John Swetman of Clifton ... Deddington ... weaver ... very infirm and weak in my bodily health ...
  • I give Temperance my wife my messuage or dwelling house in Clifton wherein I now dwell with the orchard, yard, garden and backside and all lands of arable, meadow and pasture in the common fields of Clifton; to hold to her and her assigns during her life if she remains a widow.
  • My other goods I give to my Executor.
  • I make my son Edward Executor in trust for the benefit of himself and my three younger children ... I revoke all other wills.

  • Witnesses Ri: Kilby Will Brome? John Marcer

An Inventory ... of the goods of John Swetman of Clifton, weaver ...

Inventory taken 27 Apr 1668 by Thomas White Willi Applebee
Inventory value: 7 13s 4d
Exhibited: 2 Jun 1669 ... Edward son & Executor
Probate 2 Jun 1669 Oxford ... Edward son & 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 God Amen I John Swetman of Clifton in the parish of Deddington
in the County of Oxon Weaver being very infirm and weak in my bodilye
health but of good and sound memory and understanding thanks be to God for the
same do make and ordaine this my Last will and testament in manner and
forme following that is to say ffirst I com'end my soule into the hands of allmighty
God my Creator hoping by the meritts of the death and passion of Jesus Christ his
only sonne my Saviour and Redeemer to be p'taker of eternall happines & for my
small worldly estate I give & dispose the same as followeth ffirst I give and bequeath
unto Temperance my wife all that my messuage Cottage tenem't or dwelling house in
Clifton aforesaid wherein I nowe dwell together w'th the orchard yard garden & backside
and all Lands of arrable meadowe & pasture in the Com'on feilds of Clifton aforesaid
thereunto belonging & therew'th by me held & enioyed or w'ch I have in Clifton aforesaid to
hold to her & her assignes for and during the terme of her naturall life if shee the said
Temperance doe and shall soe longe contynue a Widdowe and for my other goods I
give unto my Exec'rs hereafter named and of this my Will I make my sonne Edward
Executor in trust for the benefitt of himself and my three other younger children
In wittnes w And hereby I revoke all other Wills And in wittnes that this is my last
Will I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the thirteenth day of Aprill 1669

Signed sealed & published in The mark of
the presence of X
Ri: Kilby John Swetman
Will Brome?
John Marcer

Probat &c apud Oxon secundo die
mensis Junij Anno D'ni 1669 coram .............
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juramento Edward filij &c ......................
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A Inventory taken and praysed this 27th daye of Aprill in
the yeare of our Lord Christ 1669 of all the goods Cattel
and Chattels of John Swetman of Clifton weaver in the p'ishe of
Dadington in the Countie of Oxon late deseased and
praysed by use whose names are here unto subscribed

Imprimis his wearing aparrill and money in his purse0 13  4
It' in the Hall one Table a frame one Bras pott 2 little
     ould kittles one pewter platter one Bras ladle with
     othe Lumbre there and 3 strike of wheat 1   0  0
It' in the Chamber over the hall sum ould lumber 0   5  0
It' in a little Chamber with in the Halle one bed
     steed one pewter platter with and drinke barrell
     with other lumber there with one ould flockbed 0   5  0
It' in the Baick side one Cow 1 10  0
It' in the Baick side one staick of hay 1 10  0
It' in the field 2 ridges of barly and
     one ridg of pease 1 10  0
It' in the Baick side ould wood and a parcell
     of dung 1   0  0
 7 13  4

                                                 The mark of
                 Praysed by use      Thomas X White
                                                 Willi Applebee

Exhibit' fuit hoc Invent' ap'd
Oxon secundo die mensis Junij Anno
D'ni 1669 per Edwardum filium et Ex'torum
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