Archideaconal Will 1694 #24 Malew - Jane Bell alias Gelling


Courtesy J. M. Oates

KK Malew, March 26th 95:
The last will and testamt: of Jane Bell als: Gellin who committed her soul to God and body to Christian burial,
It: she left that her son Christopher should give to the poor at hallowtide halfe a firlett of barley, or halfe a firlet of meale.
It: bequeathed to her son Henry a yard of fine linin and half a young horse,
It: bequeathed to her daughter Elizabeth a quarter of a cow, a sheet & blanket if she came for it, otherwise she bequeathed it to her daughtr: Margtt: ye quarter of a cow afore mencon'd she left to her for a debt yt was due to ye sd Eliz: in pt: of her father goods;
It: bequeathed to her son Jon: a sheet, It: bequeathed to her daughtr: Issable a wastcott, & petticott of black stuff,
It: bequeathed to her son Thos: a quarter of a cow,
It: nominatted & appointed her daughter Margtt: Bell sole executrix of all ye rest of her goods moveable & unmoveable whatsoever, It: she bequeathed to her son Christopher 2 yards of gray cloth

Testes: Jon: Harrison, Wm: Martin, jurati

The Excrx: at age is sworn in Court according to Law.

Probatum et Solvit 1s

An Inventory of ye good of ye above Jane Bell viewed & priced by Jon: Harrison Tho: Quinney Christo: Bridson & Jon: Harrison as followeth

Imp:ris: 3 quarters of a cow 18s.
It: all ye linin 9s:8d.
It: a blanket & her made clothes 6s:
It: di: [half] small wooden vessals & mugs 8d ---- 01
: 14s : 00d
It: di: 2 bowells 1s 2d.
It: some barley & meal corne 3s 6d --- 00 : 04 : 08
It: a quarter of a cow 4s 10d --- 00 : 04 : 10

Pledges according to Law Thomas Bell & Thom: McLeza

Debts to be deducted for funerall charges 7s 5d


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