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.
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.
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
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
Mark Jackson Praisers
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