BADNALL WILLS AND INVENTORIES 
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THE WILL OF THOMAS BADNALL, CLERK-VICAR OF OFFCHURCH, WARWICKSHIRE 1578

In Gods name amen the xxvij day of December 1577 I Thomas Badnall clarke vicar of Ofchurch in the countie of wariwike being sick of body but of good and perfect rememberance God be thanked therefore asuering the uncertaynetie of the days of our pilgramage upon the earthe , and that the wage of all fleshe ys to return to earthe and ashes from which it was taken, do comend my soul, to almightie god my maker , and to his sonne jesus christ our redeemer trusting to be saved by the merytes of his death and passion and throughe faythe in his bloude and my body to be buryed in the channcell of Ofchurch aforesaid near unto Margaret my sister.

IMPRIMIS  I give and bequeathe unto the poore of Ofchurch, viz. Thomas Bannister, Edwarde Cooke, Thomas Home, Robert Cotterell, Vidna Thorpe, Richard Piddle xijs to be distributed by the superior of my executors and overseers//

ITEM to the communion table of Ofchurch one clothe of Lynnen to make a communion clothe to remayne to the said table so long as the holy communion ys administered accordynge to the rule of the gospell and no longer and my will is that the letters of my name shall be set upon the said clothe for a remeburance of my gifte.

ITEM to the poore of Radforde to be distributed as aforesaid ij s

ITEM to the poore of Cobington ij s

ITEM to the poore of Lyllington ij s

ITEM I give and bequeathe unto Agnes Nonslande my sister one fetherbede

ITEM I give and bequeathe unto Tom Butler my beste ij yere old heyfar and two ewe shepe by the discresion of myne overseers and her coffer

ITEM I give unto Elizabeth Badnall my yerelynge heyfor and my beste newe coffer

ITEM I give and bequeathe unto Wm. the sonne of Wm. Greene one pyde cove in the keeping of Henry Phillips my beste table and frame the beste cobborde my beste coffer ,the table in the hall by the fyer the said Wm. and his portion to be at the placing of my brother.

ITEM I give and bequeathe unto Wm. Greene all my woode and to his wife two hogrels

ITEM to Gregory Greene one yerelynge oxe calf e , a table in the hall, a turnynge table, one coffer.

ITEM to Wm. Foster of Weston one booke called the Poore manes lybrary

ITEM to the vicar of Cobington one booke called Bede upon the epistles

ITEM I give and bequeathe to John Butler my hogrels, of the medle sorte of my shepe

ITEM I give to my brother Wm. my beste fetherbed, my beste paire of shette my best bolster, my best pillows beere, my best coverlet in recompence of a fetherbed which I had of my fathers heyre good

The residue of my goods and cattelle whatsoever moveable and unmoveable my debts paid legacies and funeralle discharged I give and bequeathe unto my said brother Wm. whome I make my full and true executore.  

ALSO I make and appoint overseers of this my testament and last will Wm. Foster of Weston Richard Arnold and Wm. Wryghte.  My will, mind, intente and requeste ys that yf my said goods and cattelle do amount above my said debts and legacies to any reasonable quantytie that my said brother shall amend the porcions of William Greene Gregory Greene and John Butler these beynge witnes Georg Burley Vicar of Cobington Richard Arnold and William Wryghte to other moe

Lichfield Joint Record Office B/C/11 Probate Date 1578


THE INVENTORY OF THOMAS BADNALL OF OFFCHURCH,
 WARWICKSHIRE 1578

A D 1578  The true inventery of the goods and cattells of Thomas Badnall late of Ofchurch in the countie of wariwicke late deceased taken the appointed day of January anno 1576 and apraysed by Rychard Arnolde, Wm.Wryght , peter whithead William Bayley.

THE HALL

 

 

 

 

s

d

First a table a frame , ii formes ,iiij chayres , j folding table iiij quysshyns, iiij painted clothes, a cupborde a litle table, forme , a benche and ii stooles

1

13

4

THE PARLOR

 

 

 

Item ij tables a cupborde a standynge bedsteds ij coffers a presse for bokes a fetherbede a bolster a pyllows a blanket and two coverlets

3

6

8

Item ij gownes, ij cots , a doblet ii peares of hose a cloke and a shirt_

2

3

4

THE HYE CHAMBER

 

 

 

Item ij standynge bede with testerns of clothe a fetherbede, a mattress ij coverlete a coffer a standynge table and a paynted clothe a bolster

3

3

8

THE NETHER CHAMBER

 

 

 

Item a bedestede a mattresse a blankett a coverlete a bolster a coffer a buffit stole and a paynted clothe

0

10

0

THE CHAMBER NEXT THE PARLOR

 

 

 

Item a bedestede , a twellowe clothe a which

0

8

0

Item iiij pears of shetes, ij table clothes a pyllowe board and a towell

0

12

0

THE BUTTERY

 

 

 

Item v platters iij pewter dyshes ij sawcers iij salts iij brasse candelsticke a chaffyng dishe of brasse half a dosin of connterfes dishes and a charger

0

13

0

Item ij brasse potts , j gret and thother a lesser a great Brasse panne ij botles a possenyt and a fryinge pane

1

0

8

Item xiiij trenchers ij lomes ij kymnells ij payles iiij chese fattes  a thorne with the stafe

0

4

0

Item ii spjtte a peare of cobbiornes a pere of potthoks with hengles a peare of tongs a fier shovell a Lanndyorne a axe a bill iii wedges & a gredyrone a lanthorne

0

11

0

THE KYTCHEN

 

 

 

Item a bolting whuhe a gret sate a peere of bellowes ii kndyng troughes a syve a ryddle a tryvet a spyning whele and a litle whele

0

6

8

Item a sadle stirrupts a brydle a pomell a mattock a hamer and a peere of pynsons

0

4

0

Item a new cart body a long ladder a trough

0

4

0

Item iii kyne

4

0

0

Item iij heifers

3

10

0

Item ij yerelinge calves

1

0

0

Item j stone nags

1

0

0

Item xviii shepe

3

3

4

Item j gylte

0

7

0

Item ix lands of wynter corne

1

13

4

Item ij tryne of fallows xviij spoke and the yoke

0

6

8

Item the Bords & other old tymber

0

10

0

Item for hey

2

0

0

Item for donnge price

0

3

4

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29     16     8

 

 

 

Item for his bokes the some of xlvj s.  viij d.

 

 

 

Sum totall

miiij

vj

viij

Lichfield Joint Record Office B/C/11

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