FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD WOODHOUSE AND
Will of Richard Woodhouse de Watlington
17 Oct 1677
In the name of God, Amen, the three and twentieth day of Aprill in the nine & twentieth yeare of the reigne of our soveraigne Lord Kinge Charles the Second, and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seaventy and seaven, I, Richard Woodhouse of Watlington in the county of Oxon, ffellmonger, beinge sicke and weake in body, yet of sound and perfect memory (thanks be to God), doe make and ordayne this my last will and testament in manner following: Ffirst, I give and bequeath my soule to Almighty God my maker assuredly hopeinge to be saved through the merits and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer, and my body to be buried in decent manner in the churchyard of Watlington aforesaid. And as concerning my worldly affaires, I give, order, will and dispose the same in manner and forme following Imprimus, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Richard Woodhouse twelve pence. Item I give and bequeath unto my five daughters (viz) Elizabeth, Amy, Susana, Sarah and Dorothy twelve pence a piece, I meane to each of them twelve pence. Item, I give and devise unto Elizabeth Woodhouse my loveinge wife all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell situate and beinge att the upper end of a streat or lane called Cowthin Lane in Watlington aforesaid, together with all my houses, edifices, buildings, barnes and stables & orchards & garden & yard & backsides, rights, members, and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertayninge to have and to hold the said messuage or tenement and other the said pmisses with their and every of their rights, member and appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth my wife and her heires and assignes forever. Item, my funeral expenses, debts, and legacies beinge paid and discharged, I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods, chattles, wool, leather and household stuffe unto the said Elizabeth my wife, who I make and ordaine sole and whole executrix of this my last will and testament. And I nominate and appoint my loveinge friends and neighbors William Deavon and John Lane overseers of this my said will, earnestly delivering their care to see this my will duly and truly performed. And I doe hereby revoke all former and other wills of mine whatsoever. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare first abobe writte.
Sealed and Published by the said Richard Woodhouse as his
last will and testament in the psence of Richard Bonham,
jun. Tho: Lucas
The marke of Richard Woodhouse on his will
A true and pfect Inventory of all & singuler the goods, chattels, cattell, leather & household stuffe of Richard Woodhouse late of Watlington in the county of Oxon, ffellmonger, deceased, taken by Elizabeth wife of the deceased & executrix of his last will & testament and then viewed and apprized by Simon Benson of Watlington aforesd yeoman, John Rose of Watlington aforesd, husbandman & Alexander Rose of Chippinge Wickombe in the County of Burks, ffelmonger on the fifth day of June anno dom 1677 as followeth
Imprimis, his wearing apparel 2-0-0
In his chamber
Item, one joyne bedsteed with all the beddnige & furniture ther unto belonging 3-0-0
Item, one table & frame & foorme, one chest, three cofers, three boxes, one radden chaire, two low joyn stooles & one little chair 1-10-0
Item, one trundle bed fitd with the stocke bed & other bedding belonge to it 0-13-4
Item, eighteen paire of sheets with all the rest of his linen 5-0-0
Item, one feather bed & foure feather pillows 2-10-0
In the chamber over the gatehouse
Item, one joyne bed fittd, tow fflock beds, with other furniture there unto belonging 1-0-0
Item, one little table & frame eight joyn stooles, one chest & 2 little coffers 1-0-0
In the chamber over the parler
Item, one table & frame & foorme 0-10-0
Item one trundle bed with the bedding thereunto belonging 0-6-8
In the hall
Item, one table & frame & foorme & all tinn & iron implements of household 1-0-0
In the parlor
Item, one table & frame forme and carpet, one joyne cubbord, an old cubbord, one setter, one chaire & two stooles 1-15-0
In the kitchine
Item, all his brasse and pewter 3-0-0
In the cellar
Item, nine barrel, three tubbbs with other brewing vessels & wooden bessells 0-13-4
Item, 5 small seitches of bacon 1-13-4
Item, all lumber in & aboute the house 0-10-0
Item, his vates & all his implements belonging to his trade & one mault mill 1-6-8
Item, firewood in the backside 0-13-4
Item, for wooll leather & pelts 60-00-0
Item, corne growing upon the ground 01-00-0
Item, one mare & colt & and one short pigg 2-0-0
Item, in desparate ownig to the deceased 5-0-0
Sume total 97-1-8
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MARKE WOODHOUSE AND
Marke Woodhouse was born in about 1580 of Pyrton, the son of William
and Emma Woodhouse. He married Amy Costard 20 April 1608 in Pyrton.
In the name of God Amen, the ffowerteenth day Ffebruary in ye yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ffifty fower, I Marke Woodhouse the elder of Perton in the County of Oxon, yeoman being sicke in body, but of good and perfect memory, thankes bee given to Almighty God, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following, ffirst I give and bequeath my soule into ye hands of Allmighty God, and my body to ye earth from whence it came. As touching the disposition of all my goodes, cattle and chattels, I give and bequeath ye same in manner and forme following, that is to say, ffirst I give and bequeath unto Sybbella my daughter, the wife of Edmund Yates, twenty poundes of lawfull English money, to bee paid unto her twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto ye said Sibella my daughter my wooll bedd and bedstead with all that doth belonge to it which I now lye on. Item, I give and bequeath unto Richard Woodhouse my sonne, ten poundes of lawfull money of England to bee unto him paid within an twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amy, the wife of John Heybourne, ten shillings of like lawfull money of England. Item, I give and bequeath unto John Heybourne my grandchild, ye sonne of my said daughter Amy twenty shillings of lawfull money of England, to be unto him paid twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren Edmund Yates and Grace Yates, ye sonn and daughter of my daughter Sybilla twenty shillings a peece of like lawfull money of England be bee unto them paid twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my three grandchildren, the children of my sonne Marke Woodhouse, viz. Marke Woodhouse, Grace Woodhouse and William Woodhouse, twenty shillings a peece to bee unto them paid twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my fower grandchildren the daughters of Richard Woodhouse, viz. Elizabeth, Amy, Susanna, and Mary twelve moneths next after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my two sonnes Marke Woodhouse and Richard Woodhouse all ye lands of that my coppiehould in Perton afoursaid, to hold and injoy all ye said lands of ye saith coppyhould, with all the profitts and commodities thereunto belonginge unto the said Marke and Richard my sonnes for the terme of twelve moneths next after my decease and the profits thereof, equally to bee between them for an executors yeare. The residue of all my goods, cattle and chattels unbequeathed, I give and bequeath unto the said Marke Woodhouse and Richard Woodhouse my two sonnes, who I make and ordaine of this my last will and testament my full and whole executors, and to pay these legacies before herein in this my last will and testament bequeathed, and to discharge my ffunerall expences. And further my will is that all ye strawe of that croppe of corne or graine beinge my parte which shall the next harvest after my decease be growing on that land of ye liveinge which I and the said Marke my sonne rente of John Striplinge shall bee by both my said executors Marke and Richard my two sonnes bee spente, and the soyle left upon ye said lands. And further my will is that ye dwelling house and barne of my coppihould in Pirton aforesaid, the said executors yeare, the said Richard my sonne is not to have and enjoy any parte of, but that only to remayne to ye said Marke my sonne. I desire my lovinge freindes and neighbours Thomas Rose and John Penner overseers of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written.
sealed and delivered in ye presence to John Russell, Thomas
This will was proved at London the eleaventh day of June in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fiftie five before ye judges for probate of willes and granting administrations lawfully authorized by the oaths of Marke and Richard Woodhouse, the naturall sonnes of ye said deceased and inyventories named in the said will, to whom now committed administration of all and singular ye goods, chattels and debts of ye said deceased, they being first sworne well and timely to administer ye same.
Marke and Amy had the following children:
1. Sybella, christened 19 July 1617 in Pyrton; married Edmund Yeates 26 January 1643 in Pyrton; buried 23 August 1672 in Pyrton.
*2. Richard, christened 14 December 1619 in Pyrton; married Elizabeth Costard in about 1644; buried 24 May 1677 in Watlington.
3. Amy, married John Heybourne 30 June 1636 in Pyrton.
4. Marke, married Grace.
SOURCE: Pyrton parish register; will of
William Woodhouse, 1612; will of Emma Woodhouse, 1616 on
www.findmypast.co.uk; will of Marke Woodhouse,
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM AND EMMA WOODHOUSE
In the name of God Amen, I William Woodhouse of the parish of Pyrton in the Countie of Oxon, husbandman, doe make this my last will and testament. Imprimis, I bequeath my soule to Allmightie God, and my body to the ground to be buried in the churchyard of Pyrton. Item, I give to William Newis, the son of my daughter Katheren Newis halfe a quarter of barly. Item, I give to my sonn Marke xiid. Item I give to my daughter Margaret xiid. Item, I give to the church of Pyrton xiid. All the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give to my wife whom I make my full and sole executrix to see my will performed my debts payd and my body buried in witness whereof I have set to my hand and seale the third day of October in the viii yeare of the raigne of our Souveraigne Lord King James Anno Dom 1610.
William Woodhouse, his mark
The mark of William
Woodhouse on his will
In the name of God Amen, I Emma Woodhouse of the parrish of Pyrton in the Countie of Oxford being sicke in bodye, but in perfect memory, doo make this my last will & testament in maner & forme following: Imprimis, I bequeath my soule to Almighty God & my body to the ground to be buried in the churchyard of Pirton. Item, I give to my sonne Marke Woodhouse xiid. Item, I give to his three children each of them vjs viid. Item, I give to William Newes, the sonne of Augustine Newes sixe pounds, thirteen shillings, fower pence. Item, I give to Augustine Newes his three eldest daughters three pounds to bee equally devided: and to the fourth daughter called Dorithy vjs viiid. Item, I give to Thomas Snow, his three children the eldest three pounds, to bee equally devided amongst them, & to the youngest called Robart vjs viiid. Item, I give to John Griffin two bushels of barley. Item, I give to the church of Pyrton iis vjd. Item I give to my daughter Katherine Newes my best bedd, the coverlet, 2 blankett, a paire of sheets, the bedsteed, & the teaster & al that belongs to it & the biggest pott, & the bigst kettle. Item, I give to my daughter Margaret Snow, another bedd & the coverlet, & the best coverlet in the chest, twoo boulsters, a paire of sheets, the greatest chest, the painted cloth in the hall & the curtaine over the bedd. Item, I give more to my daughter Margaret Snow, the next kettle to the biggest & the long kettle & a gallon kettle & the pott chaffer to Thom. Snow, & a candlestick & I give him more a coffer & William Newes a coffer. Item, last of all I give the rest of my goods unbequeathed to Austine Newes & Thomas Snow, whom I make my executors to see my body buryed & this my last will & testament fulfilled. In witness whereof I have sett to my hand & seale this fourteenth of June 1616.
Emma Woodhouse, hir marke
mark of Emma Woodhouse on her will
William and Emma
had the following children:
1. Katherine, married Augustine Newes, laborer of Pyrton.
*2. Marke, born in about 1580 of Pyrton; married Amy Costard 20 April 1608 in Pyrton;
3. Margaret, married Thomas Snow.
William Woodhouse, 1612; will of Emma Woodhouse, 1616.
The xviii day of December in the xxx yeare of the reigne of Queen Elizabeth 1587
In the name of God Amen, I Deenes Woodhowse, widow, being sicke in bodie, but in perfect memorie, God be praysed, do make this my last will and testament. First I bequeath my soule to Allmightie God, and my bodie to be buried in the churchyard of Pyrton. I give to my sonn William Woodhowse one bedsteed, one coverled, one payre of sheetes and one boulster. I give Jone Woodhowse my sons daughter, John Woodhowse one bullock which my daughter Mauld hath in keeping. I give my daughter Mauld Cortwood one bushel of wheate. I give my daughter Alse May one bushel of wheate. I give my daughter Jone five xxx & a land of barley. I give Marke Woodhowse one bushel of barley. I give Katheren Woodhowse sixe pence. I give Margaret Woodhowse sixe pence. I give my daughter Maulds three children sixe pence a peece. I give my sonn Thomas his tow children twelve pence between them. I give my sonn William one bushel of wheate. I give my daughter Jone all my goods & cattels whatsoever, whome I make my full & sole executor. And that this my last will and testament may be well & truly executed and fulfilled I make Edmund Yates and John Deney my overseers. In wittnes whereas I have sett to my hand the day and yeare above written.
Deenes Woodhowse marke
The mark of Deenes
Woodhouse on her will
This will was made in our presence whose names are under written.