The Last Will and Testament of Robert Croft of Withernwick 1742

Robert Croft had a sister called Elizabeth who married Richard Lowson in St Alban's in 1732.
He is therefore directly related to later Lowson's - click here.
To see a family tree linking the Croft's, Lowson's and Fisher's of Glebe Farm - click here.



  

                                             

In the name of God amen this twelfth day of April one thousand and seven hundred and forty two, I Robert Croft of Withernwick in the East Riding of the County of York. Here and man being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God for it and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament and my body be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors herein after named and to the rest of my worldly goods be disposed of as follows.

Item I give unto Thomas Ennis my father in law four pounds
Item I give unto Anne Lort my sister one shilling
Item I give unto Margaret Wright my sister one shilling
Item I give unto Elizabeth Lowson my sister one shilling
Item I give unto Jane Farding my sister one shilling
Item I give unto Sarah Ennoshy Sister in Law one shilling
Item I give unto my son William Croft of Withernwick whom likewise constitute make and ordains my sole executor this my last will and testament all my household goods and chattel of all sorts and all that doth belong unto me instructing him and no other to be my full and sole executor of this my last will and testament.

And I do hereby disallow and revoke and disannul all other wills and legacies or bequests hereto fore made by me confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whensof I have signed sealed and deliver as his last will and testament in the presence of us

William Caley                                                                                                                    Robert Croft
John Jackson
                                                




                                              A true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels of Robert Croft of Withernwick late deceased praised by Samuel Boadall, John Watson, Mark Jackson, Robert Gray the 26th day of April one thousand and seven hundred and forty two.

His purse and apparel                                                                        5 0 0
Item in parlour two beds and other furniture                                  10 0 0
Item in the house two tables and other furniture                              1 0 0
Item in the kitchen and chamber corn and other furniture             1 10 0
Item in the Samboth (?) two cows and calves Item  four
draught beasts two half Gats (?)                                                    28 10 0
Item three draught horses two young ones                                     16 0 0
Item a wagon a plough and all horse furniture
and holm wood and harrows and standhooks                                  11 0 0
Item in the field two oxgang of farm and land                                 30 0 0
Item in the garth poultry                                                                   0   3   6
                                                                 Total                               103 3   6

Samuel Boadall
John Watson
Mark Jackson                         Praisers
Robert Gray
                                                


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