Archive:Cheshire CRO, Rachael Whitney, 1685

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Will & Inventory of Rachel Whitney


In the name of God Amen the fifth day of March in the first yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord James the Second by the Grace of God of England Scotland Ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the Ffaith etc. and in the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and Ffoure I Rachel (Wife of Hugh Whytney of Coole Hall in the Parrish of Wrenbury & County of Chester Gent) being weake in Body but in perfecte minde and Memory, praise bee therefore given to Almighty God doe make and ordaine this my Present last Will and Testament in Man(n)er and forme following, Ffirst mend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the Merits of Jesus Christ, to have full and free Pardon of all my Sins, and to Inherit everlasting life, And my Body I Commit to the earth to bee decently buryed at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, and as touching and concerning my Temperall Estate as It hath pleased Almighty God to Bestow upon mee, I having (by certaine deeds made & executed before the Solemnizing of Marriage Betweene mee and my deare and loving Husband Hugh Whytney afores(ai)d) full Powerto mee given and thereby reserved to dispose of ye same at my will and Pleasure, as by the sa(id) Deed being thereunto had more full and at Large doth and may appeare, and in Pursuance of my s(ai)d Power I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth ; Ffirst I give and bequeath unto Sir Robert Cotton of Combermere in the County of Chester afores(ai)d Kt. Bart. The Sume of Twenty Pounds If ye Same will bee Recover’d & had of Mr Owen ; Item I give and bequeath unto Dame Hester Wife of ye s(ai)d Sir Robert One Pound Item I give and bequeath unto Hugh Calveley Cotton, Thomas Cotton, George Cotton, Hester Lacon, Mary Ffowler, Elizabeth Glegg, Anne Taylor and Sydney Cotton The Sons and Daughters of the s(ai)d Sir Robert and Dame Hester the Sume of Twenty shillings aPiece, Except to Anne Taylor and to Her I give and bequeath ye sume of five Pounds ; Item I give unto my Kinsman Charles Hussey the sume of Ffive and Twenty Pounds Item I give unto Mary Griffies of Sallopp the sume of Ffoure Pounds and Ffive shillings Item I give and bequeath unto any other Person or Persons that have any Right or lawfull Interest to lay any Claime to any p(ar)te or p(ar)cell of my Estate hereby given and bequeathed the sume of one shilling aPiece, Lastly all the Residue and Remainder of my Personall Estate goods & Chatells whatsoever I doe give and bequeath unto my deare and loving Husband Hugh Whytney whom I appoint full and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Putt my hand and seale the day & yeare first above written. Sealed Deliver’d and Published in the Presence of us two words being raised out in the twenty third line Robert Browne Samll Smith Thomas Chester Rachel Whitney

A True and p(er)fect Inventory of all and singular the goods credits And Chattles of M(istres)s Rachell Whytney late Of Coole Hall within the parish of Wrenbury and diocese of Chester Taken and Apprised the twenty third day of April In the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred Eighty and five by us whose names are subscribed as followeth. Li s d

Imp(rimi)s	All the plate						13	00	00
Item		Money oweing by specialty				35	00	00
Item		Money oweing without specialty			35	17	06
Item		Ffoure Gold Rings					02	00	00
Item		one Cabbinett						02	00	00
Item		Three Looking glasses				00	10	00
		In the Chamber over the Hall
Item		Ffive pictures						01	10	00
Item		one feather bed, one boulster and two blankets	03	00	00 
		In the Buttery Chamber				
Item		one feather bed					01	00	00
Item		seaven pictures					01	00	00
		In the Kitchin Chamber
Item		Three feather beds, foure boulsters Three pillows
		Two coverlids and three blankets			12	00	00
Item		one sett of old Curtains & vallans			00	16	00
Item		Three odd Curtains and one vallan			00	12	00
Item		one old Counterpaine					00	02	00
Item		one sidesaddle, one bridle & furniture		01	06	08
Item		one Clock						01	00	00
Item		All the Linnen and Nappery				40	00	00
Item		Ffive Joyned Chaires					01	00	00
Item		one Joyned bedsted					00	13	04
Item		Three Tables						02	00	00
Item		one Mault Mill					01	06	00
Item		one Joyned Presse					01	06	00
Item		severall boards with other timber			03	13	04
Item		all the Chaires and Stooles in the Hall with foure 
		Cuissons						03	13	04
Item		All the Brasse 						12	00	00
Item 		All the Pewter						06	06	08
Item		All the Iron ware					04	03	04
Item		Ffive pictures in the Hall				10	00	00
Item		All the Coopery ware					05	00	00
Item		All the Chests Trunks & boxes			03	00	00
Item		One still and one Limberke				02	06	08
Item		one hackney saddle with two pillins & two cloaths	02	05	00
Item		Att Burledam foure Chaires, two Stooles foure
		Cussins one Iron pott and two tables			01	13	04
Item		Two Joyned beds and one truckle bed, two feather
		Beds two blankets one Cover one Kneading Turnill
		& two tables						06	13	04
Item		Curtains & vallans for the best bed			08	10	00
Item		The Library of Bookes				12	00	00
Item		The Deceadents wearing Apparrell			20	00	00
Item		one silver watch					02	10	00
Item		the Deceadents first husbands wearing Apparrell	06	00	00
							Sum tot	267	05	10
Robert Wilson
Robert Hassall      Apprisors				27th May 1685

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