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Will and Inventory of George Hunt of Exeter, 1564

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George Hunt of Exeter

National Archive, Kew, Surrey, England PROB 11/48/260
Will of George Hunte of Saint Petrock Exeter, Devon
Probate Date: 12 October 1565
transcribed by Helen M Ford


In the name of God Amen, The thirde daye of march in the yere of oure Lorde god a thousand fyve hundreth three score & fyve I George Hunte of the parishe of Sainte Petrocke in the citie of Exeter being sicke of body and yet nevertheless god be thanked ofgood and p'fecte rememberance doe make and ordaine this my present laste will and testament in manner & forme followinge

First I give and bequeth my soule into the handes of Almightie god my maker and Redemer and my earthly bodie to be buried in the church yarde of St Petero' in Exeter

Item I give and bequeath unto Alice my wiffe one hundreth markes to lawfull money of England to be first paide before any other of my legacies be paide

Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Fursdon my wiffe's sister tenne poundes to be delivered unto her within one half yere after my decease

Item I give and bequeath to Johane Fursdon my wifes mother five and twentie shillinges eight pence

The residue of all my goods moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath to Haniball Hunte otherwise known as George Hunte my sonne whome I make and ordeine to be my hole executor And if it happen the said Haniball otherwise George Hunter to decease befor he do accomplishe the full age of one and twentie yeres, then my will is that the same residue of my goods so before given unto him shall holle remaine towe and be to the use of Alice my wiffe

Item I make and ordaine my unkell Thomas Ratcliffe and Thomas Martin to be my overseers to see this my will p'formed and donne in every thinge accordinge to the trewe meaninge hereof ad I give and bequeathe to the poor prisoners in the quenes gayle of the castle of Exeter tenne shillinges, that is towite two shillings weakly to be paide until the saide some of tenne shillinges befulled paide

Item I give to the poor prisoners in the quenes faile of the citie of Exeter fyve shillings, that is towite twelve pence to be paide weakly, tyll the saide some of fyve shillings be fully paide.

Item I give to the pooore of the Maudelyn withoute the Southgate of the citie of Exeter fyve shillinges, that is towite twelve pence to be paide weakely till the some of fyve shillinges be fully paide

Item my will is that my wiffe Alice shall have and einoye duringe her liffe one howse a stable orchard and gardeyn and two lyttel croftes of grounde sett lying and beinge in Faringdon wherein one Richard Shadde nowe dwelleth , the same Alice payinge to my heires and assignes duringe her lyffe the some of twentie shillinges yerely to be paide for the same

In witness whereof to this my p'sent last will I have setto my hande given the daye & yere above written in the presence of Thomas Marten, Thomas Ratcliffe, Peter Longe, John Hold, Martyn Browne, John Fursdon with others, by me George Hunte

Latin probate clause, probate granted 12 October 1564, to the relict Alice Hunte who acted as administratrix during the minority of George Hunte als Haniball Hunte


According to Vivian Haniball als George Hunt was 7 years 11 months and 5 days old at the death of his father. (father died between March 3 1564/5 and March 8 1564/5 when buried) therefore Hanibal was born c February 1557. No other children mentioned in will.


INVENTORY

Inventory of George Hunte of Exeter, Draper

Juddery, Exeter Orphans Court Inventories, Electronic Files, OCI 48, 1565 cited by p 478-9 cited in Kate Osborne PhD thesis, 2016 https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/bitstream/handle/10871/24298/OsborneK_Vol%202.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y


Goodes householde Stuffe Weeres Setts sperate and desperate £255 14s 4d
Whereof
In debts desperate dewe by the Shoppe boke £25 5s
Item for the debte of Richarde Strobridge £26 6s 8d
Item for the debte of the halfe of the ship called the George £30;
£81 11s 8d
So there remayneth yn goods & debts payable £174 2s 8d
Whereof
In charges for the funeralls 12s 8d
Also given to the poore 20s
Also for debts owed by profits £15 9s 4d
Item for debts owed uppon specialties £76 15s
Also for severall Rents of his house & Ten[ement]ts 25s
Also for probate of the Testament & ingrossynge of the inventory 18s 8d;
£96 8d
So there Remaineth over and above the funeralls the debts which the Testator owed and the debts whiche is owynge & not receavyd £78 2s
Whiche some of £78 2s must be devyded yn three Equall parts & then there remayneth to every parte as folowethe
To the wyffe of the Testator for her 3rd, £26 8d
To Hanyball the Childe for his 3rd £26 8d
To the same Hannyball the admynystrator for his 3rd £26 8d
£78. 2s
Whereof (verso)
Gevyn in legacy by the Testator to his wyffe £66 13s 4d
Also to Elizabeth Furssedon £10
Also to Johan Furssedon 26s 8d
Also to the overseers 20s
Of whiche £79 there is given in legacies by the Testator more than the thirde parte ::whiche only he mighte dispose £52 19s 4d
Whiche £52 19s 4d must be rebated after the Rate of the pounde out of the foresaid £79 geven in legacies And then there is lost in every pounde 13s 6d over & above 7d uppon the whole by whiche Accompte the legatories must have of every pound but 6s 7d




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