|Source||Cheshire East council|
In the name of god Amen, I Ellen Stonehewer now wife of Joseph Stonehewer senenier
of Sutton in the Countey of Chester being in perfect mind and memory ? and
therefore given to Almighty god Do make and ordain this muy last will and testament
in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soul
into the hands of almighty god; hoping through the(?) merits death and passion of my
saviour Jesus Christ to have full and ? of all my sins; and to ? to everlasting life;
and my body I commit to your? earth to be decently buried at the direction of my husband.
And as touching the disposition of all such ? estate as it has pleased almighty god to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows
Item I leave to my Daughter Ann Cheffener fourty shillings a year to be paid to her ? ? Walt (Watt?) Croft during her natural life; to be paid her at too (sic) payments by her fifteen said ?.
? ? is sixteen shillings over and above the fourty shillings belongng to the Watt Croft which I ? said to ? towards(?) ? finding Thomas Cheffener clothes until his apprenteship be out what is wanting(?) is I allow to make out and when his time is out I ? the said 16 shillings to ?; and at the decease(?) of Daughter Ann I leave unto Daughter Sara of Watt Croft during her natural life.
And then at Sara's decease/demise(?) I leave it to be equally to be divided betwixt Ann and Sara children not that my will is it should be sold;
Item I leave Ann a surge(?) suit of clothes with a riding hood and cloth(?) a suit of plain ? and too ? flock cloth handkerchifs.
Item I leave Sara Cheffener a gray monty and potecoal(?) and a coat(?) & middle ? ? 2 blankets and ? bolster 2 pillows as much cloth as to make her a pair of sheets 2 pillow drawers a pair of bed socks and ? hanging it one at ? bed at ? pairs ? and a piece of huckaback and a little chest.
And item I leave unto daughter Sara any thing it is mind I ? he may have it.
Item I leave unto Joseph Stonehewer junier a five(?) shilling ? of gold,
to Ellen Jackson senior a white muslin hood and handkerchiff
Ann Stroo(?) I leave my every day mantey(?), black surge polocool(?) cloak and cap hood a gray silk hankerchiff and ? ? Daughter Sara may have ? of Sara Cheffener ? ? ? to ?
Item I leave my Daughter Sara to be my sole executor and to perform this my will and ? and after my funeral and debts be charged I leave all the remainder to her ? and ?; her children
? April the 5th 1722 in the eight year of our ? ? ? hereof I put my hand and seal
|Joseph Stonehewer||Ellen Stonehewer her mark|
A true and exact inventory of the goods and chattells of Ellen Stonehewer of Sutton late deceased taken the first day of May ano.Dom. 1723 valued and appraised by Joseph Reditch and John Curbitchley.
|Eight leather chairs||02||0||0|
|Four sealed chairs||00||18||0|
|One Square Table||00||02||00|
|One Looking Glass||00||08||00|
|Iron Stand and Hacking Knife||00||03||00|
|Six Cloath Chairs||00||15||00|
|Valance Hangings & Bed Cover||01||00||00|
|One Chest and Trunk||00||11||00|
|Bed Stocks & Cover for a Table||01||01||00|
|One Feather Bed & One Do. 2" 10" 00"||03||10||00|
|One Chest of Drawers||00||15||00|
|One Bedstead and Curtaines||00||10||00|
|Piece of Huckle Beck & new Cloath||02||00||00|
|Three Blanketts 18? Boulsters & 2 Pillows 12?||01||05||00|
|A Boulster ? and ?||00||13||00|
|Breefs Pan and Wooden Ware||00||19||00|
|Ovel Table4? One Oak12?||00||16||00|
|Iron Grate Chaire & bakestone||00||05||00|
|Bedstead and three Buffots and Table||00||15||00|
|Jars and Apparrell||00||00||00|
Last modified by Alan Stanier on 8 March 2011