Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: What did Martin inherit after the well bucket?

  1. #1
    Moderator Jill on the A272's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    mid Sussex on the A272
    Posts
    6,485
    Blog Entries
    12

    What did Martin inherit after the well bucket?

    I'm struggling with a couple of words in Joane Harwood's will, any thoughts please?

    one yeareafter my decease by my Executor It I give to my sone martin Harwood my tabell and forme in the hall and the great wood Chest and the Cubard in the butury and all the shilves and benches in the house that benailed and the Cheesepress and dresser in the kichen and well
    bucket and ????? and horse mangers and ????? andfive shillings"




    Last edited by Jill on the A272; 22-08-19 at 19:05.

  2. #2
    Could it be bucket and roope (rope) and horse mangers and rackes (racks)?

  3. #3
    Moderator Jill on the A272's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    mid Sussex on the A272
    Posts
    6,485
    Blog Entries
    12
    Of course, I can see it now - every well bucket needs a rope and the "rackes" would be in the stable to hold the tack. Thankyou Sussex Maid - it's a Sussex will too!

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Ampthill, Beds
    Posts
    1,168
    when was the will dated? I guess a well bucket was a bit of a lifeline, interesting what was valuable
    Carolyn

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

  5. #5
    Moderator Jill on the A272's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    mid Sussex on the A272
    Posts
    6,485
    Blog Entries
    12
    Probate was 1690, it was written in 168? - I'd forgotten that I can't read the final digit. There's a link in my first post if anyone fancies a look.

  6. #6
    Moderator Jill on the A272's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    mid Sussex on the A272
    Posts
    6,485
    Blog Entries
    12
    I've been asked about where to find Sussex wills on Familysearch, here's the link

    Or you can search the catalogue with England, Sussex in the place field, Probate in the subjects field and clicking on the "online" button, there are 34 categories, thousands of original wills also including 1858-1900 wills proved at Chichester copied into ledgers.

  7. #7
    Member Katarzyna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North East Lincolnshire
    Posts
    4,453
    I think it might be a 5 - the bottom curl not formed perhaps?
    Kat

    My avatar is my Grandmother - Ida Lock 1897-1988

  8. #8
    Member Katarzyna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North East Lincolnshire
    Posts
    4,453
    I find it interesting that the witnesses and Joane had not signed but only made their marks. I suppose they are only witnessing the "Signature" not what is actually written in the will. People needed to trust whoever wrote the will for them- they could have been signing everything away!
    Kat

    My avatar is my Grandmother - Ida Lock 1897-1988

  9. #9
    Moderator Jill on the A272's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    mid Sussex on the A272
    Posts
    6,485
    Blog Entries
    12
    Thanks Kat. I think Henry Harwood signed, yes it's just the fact that the testator signed that they are witnessing.

    I'm trying to unknot the Harwood families around the Pulborough area, they have an annoying habit of all having sons called John. Some of them leave money or items to people described as kinsmen or kinswoman and may or may not be related to me or my husband (we have a common Harwood ancestor in Pulborough in the 17th century).

  10. #10
    Kat

    Witnesses do not need to read a will to sign it and indeed I think it might be considered rude to read it! I have witnessed two wills, both times the page was covered with a blank sheet of paper.

    My parents made mirror wills and went to the solicitors office to sign them and they were witnessed by office staff. Mum died first and to our horror, probate was refused because she had not actually signed!!!! All was well.though - the solicitor had to swear that my mother had had every intention of signing and the two witnesses also had to swear that mum had turned up to sign her will.

    OC

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •