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Stivichall deeds and papers


Probate copy of the will, dated 9 May, 14 James I [1616] of Jane Gregory of Stivichall, widow, requesting that her body be buried in the church chancel or churchyard of Stivichall, and with the following bequests: to her two sons, Robert and Segrave, 10 pounds each per annum according to the will of Arthur Gregory, her husband, and £5. 13s. 4d. owing to Jane from Robert Becke. Robert also to receive one black and white cow and one brown cow called Oughton, the books already in his possession and one coffer, one table and one bedstead in William Brunt's house in Stivichall. To her son Segrave also a cow and a heifer both called Bearnes, 4 sheep and 2 lambs, books already delivered to him, and a cloak, hat and doublet. To her son John, his father's bible of the Geneva translation `and the usuall Geneva printe', one gilt bedstead, one iron-bound chest with the boxes and evidences of his lands with 3 locks and 3 keys, one wainscott coffer of which John has the key, one great brass pot and the brewing lead in the kitchen. To her two daughters, Isabel and Elizabeth, all money due from the manor of Kingshill and from Pipes Millne, and all the corn growing on her land, 4 oxen, 3 steers, one milch cow, 5 heifers and 3 calves. Isabel also to receive a riding saddle, household stuff for which she has already paid, including two white candlesticks, a new carpet, new linen sheets, 3 trunks, a desk, a long box and a chest at Bennett Godfrie's house, and a white mare and a colt of two years. The rest of her goods bequeathed to Isabel and Elizabeth except the rent of John Clarke for a house and the Duncroftes which is given to Robert and Segrave Isabel and Elizabeth appointed executrixes of the will and to pay the debts of the testator amounting to 21 pounds. Overseers: Edward Ferries of Lee Merston, gent. and Richard Taylor the elder of Binlie in Coventrie,yeoman. Witnesses: Bennett Godfrie, Edward Godfrie, Edward Sallett by their marks. Diocesan seal on tag: broken. Certificate of probate attached, dated at Lichfield.