Will and Inventory of Charles Fyge of Gnosall 1676

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Date:Not Recorded

Description:Wills and their accompanying inventories of goods and chattels, are an excellent source of information for family, social and economic history. A will can provide all kinds of useful information about family relationships and the social and economic status of the testator, that is the person making the will. In addition before 1750, an itemised inventory of the goods of the deceased was drawn up by between two and five unbiased persons called appraisors, overseers or supervisors. The inventory includes all the moveable goods, including there appropriate household goods, clothing, stock-in-trade, farm stock, growing and cut corn, loose money and any rent and debts due but it does not include land.

In the name of God Amen, the second day of October in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred seventy and six [eight deleted]. I Charles Fyge of Gnosall in the County of Stafford Mercer, although sick in body, yet of good perfect & sound memory praised be Almighty God, doe make and ordaine this my present Will and Testament, containinge therein my last Will in manner and forme followinge, That is to say first I bequeath my soule and spirit into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly father, by whome of his meere and only Grace I trust to be saved and received into Eternall rest through the death of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ. And I will that all such debts as I owe shall be truly paid, And my debts beinge defalked and the charges of my funerall..

Copyright: Lichfield Record Office, B/C/11 1649 Fyge, Charles

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