Wills and Inventories of  Badnall Etc, Relatives

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Last updated 19/10/2008


SUMMARY OF THE WILL OF MARIE BROUGHTON OF WALFORD, STANDON,
STAFFORDSHIRE: 1584

Marie Broughton of Walford, Standon, Staffordshire, late wife of Roger Broughton deceased, made her will on 20th April 1584.

 Her bequests were as follows:

Beneficiary

Relationship to Testator

Bequest or Legacy

To every one at her funeral

 

“that will receive the same” 1d

George Broughton

Son

Her reversion, title and interest in her house in Chorleton where her son George lived, all the lands and buildings belonging to it. This was to be on condition that George pay the executors 10 marks but if he wouldn’t agree to this he has to be paid 5 marks upon receipt of a quittance acknowledging that he had received and was contented with all legacies given by his mother ‘s and his father’s wills.

Thomas Broughton and  Edward Broughton

Sons

£200 specified in an obligation between Marie Broughton and her son  William Broughton deceased dated 8th July 1578-79.

Thomas Broughton

Son

All his debts to her and the best timber tree that she had in return for a quittance similar to that mentioned above.

Edward Broughton

Son

Her next best timber tree in return for a like quittance.

John Broughton

Son

20 Marks in return for their quittance.

Anthony Broughton

Son

20 Marks in return for their quittance.

Lettice wife of William Morton

Daughter

10 Marks in return for a like quittance.

Mary wife of Robert Aston

Daughter

10 Marks in return for their quittance.

Anne Broughton

Daughter

£40 in return for their quittance.

Katherine Broughton

Daughter

£40 in return for their quittance.

Margaret Broughton

Daughter

£40 in return for their quittance.

 

Grand children

One sheep each.

 

God children

12 pence each.

 

Her servants

Four quarter’s wages over and above any wages due to them.

Edward, John, Anthony, Anne, Katherine and Margaret Broughton

Sons and daughters

All the rest of her goods and chattels movable and unmovable to be equally divided between them.

 If there was not enough to pay all her legacies and bequests, then her sons George, John and Anthony and her daughters Mary Aston, Lettice Morton, Anne, Katherine and Margaret Broughton were to make up the deficits from their portions, equally, as decided by her son-in-law William Morton.

Any of the beneficiaries taking action against the executors of either her and her husband’s wills or refuse to give good quittances for what they were to receive, was to loose all legacies and bequests.

Executors: Her sons Thomas and Edward Broughton.

Overseers of her will: Robert Aston, clerk, Parson of Standon, her son-in-law, her son George Broughton and her other son-in-law William Morton.

Witnesses: Thomas Broughton, Edward Broughton, John Broughton, Anne Broughton, Katherine Broughton, Margaret Broughton, John Harryson, Isabell Badnall with others.


Probate was granted in the PCC London to Thomas and Edward Broughton the testator’s sons and executors, on 8th May 1585.  

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