Will of Francis Cooke of Plimouth Colony

quill_parchmentTHE WILL AND INVENTORY OF FRANCIS COOKE.

Communicated by EDITH FORRESTER PRATT (MD 2:24-27)

Francis Cooke died at Plymouth, on the seventh of April, 1663, and his will and inventory were recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume II, Part II, folios 1 and 2.

[1] The last Will and Testament of ffrancis Cooke of Plymouth late Deceased: exhibited before the Court held att Plymouth aforsaid the fift day of June 1663 on the oathes of mr John Aldin and mr John howland;

The Will and Inventory of Francis Cooke. 25

The Last Will and Testament of ffrancis Cooke made this seaventh of the tenth month 1659

I being att prsent weake and Infeirme in body yett in prfect memory throw mercy Doe comitt my soule unto god that gave it and my body to the earthe; which my will is should bee Intered in a Decent and comly manner;

As for such goods and lands as I stand posessed of I Doe will and bequeath as followeth;

1 My will is that hester my Dear and loveing wife shall have all my moveable goods and all my Cattle of all kinds; viz: neat Cattle horsekind sheep and swine to be att her Dispose

2 my will is that hester my wife shall have and Injoy my lands both upland and meddow lands which att prsent I posesse During her life

3 I Doe ordaine and appoint my Deare wife and my son John Cooke Joynt exequitors of this my said will

Witnes ffrancis Cooke

John Aldin

John howland

An Inventory of the estate of ffrancis Cooke Deceased taken and Aprised the first Day of May 1663 by Ephraim Tinkham and Willam Crow

£ s d

Imprs 2 Iron potts & 1 Iron skillett 02 16 00

Item 2 paire of pott hookes 00 01 00

Item 7 pewter Dishes & 2 basons 00 17 06

Item 3 pewter potts 00 06 06

Item 1 pewter bason 2 porringers & 1 salt seller 00 02 00

Item 1 pewter Candlesticke 00 02 00

Item 2 Alcemy spoones 00 03 03

Item 1 lanthorn 1 gallypot 00 01 02

Item halfe a Dozen of trenchers and one stone bottle 00 01 00

Item 3 olde ladles 00 00 06

Item 1 woodden tray 6 trenchers 00 01 00

Item 1 morter and pestell 00 02 00

Item 4 wooden Dishes 00 00 08

Item 1 earthen pan and 2 earthen potts 00 00 09

Item 1 great brasse kettle 01 06 00

Item 2 smaller kettles 00 08 00

Item 3 wooden pailes 02 03 06

Item 1 pewter Chamber pott 00 02 06

Item 1 warming pan 1 frying pan 00 0 26

26 The Will and Inventory of Francis Cooke

Item 1 thwart saw 1 hand saw 00 03 06

Item 1 paire of pincers 1 hammer 00 02 06

Item 1 Drawing Knife 00 00 06

Item 1 water Tubb 00 01 06

Item 1 axe 00 01 06

Item 1 greate Chaire 00 05 00

Item 3 smale Chaires 00 03 00

Item 1 gridiron 1 fiershovell 1 paire of tonggs 00 05 00

Item 2 paire of pothangers 00 06 00

Item 2 old musketts 00 02 00

Item 2 paire of sheers 1 paire of sissers 00 00 09

Item 1 great bible & 4 old bookes 00 0 00

Item 1 brush 00 00 02

Item 1 file and 1 paire of pincers 00 00 06

Item 1 Table & forme 00 06 00

Item 1 old bucking Tubb 00 02 06

Item 1 tubb & 2 kimnells * 00 05 00

Item 1 Chist 00 03 00

Item 1 pair of Cards and one baskett 00 01 00

Item 1 Chist 00 02 00

Item 4 earthen potts 1 Cupp 2 wooden trayes 00 05 00

Item 1 Chern 1 old Cask & four bottles 00 05 06

Item 1 old trough & a forme 20 0 26

Item 1 woolen wheele & scales 00 04 00

Item 1 Iron Driping pan 00 03 00

Item 1 sifting trough & one odd trough 00 03 00

Item 1 tray 1 tubb 1 box 00 03 00

Item 2 seives 00 02 06

Item 3 paire of sheep sheers 00 03 00

Item 3 paire of old Cards 00 01 06

Item 1 Cheespresse 1 Cheesfatt 00 01 00

[2] Item 2 old ferkins & som sope 00 01 06

Item 2 old basketts & yarne 00 04 00

Item 1 feather bed & bolster 02 00 00

Item 1 paire of sheets 00 12 00

Item 1 Coverlid & blankett 01 00 00

Item 1 pound of Candles 00 00 06

Item 2 hoes 00 01 06

Item 1 Cushien 02 00 06

Item 2 Chistes & 3 boxes 01 06 02

Item 1 feather bed 1 bolster 1 pillow 03 10 00

Item 1 paire of sheets 102 1 blankett 1 Coverlid 15 01 15 00

Item 2 old Curtaines & vallence 00 02 02

Item 2 paire of sheets 01 00 00

Item 3 halfe sheets 00 06 00

* Tubs.

Plymouth Colony Deeds. 27

Item 2 hatts 00 15 00

Item 1 long coate 25s 2 short coates 30s 02 15 00

Item 1 old coate & 1 Jerkin 00 15 00

Item 2 paire of briches 1 paire of Drawers 01 10 00

Item old clothes

stockers gloves shooes 01 10 00

Item 4 shirts & smale linnine 01 0 02

Item 1 bed & beding in the loft 03 00 00

Item 20 lb of woole & 2 paire of old stockers 01 07 02

Item 8 paire of stockers 01 05 00

Item some other old dumber about the house 00 02 00

Item 2 mares & one yearling mare 06 00 00

Item 2 Cowes & one Calfe 07 10 00

Item 12 yeare old and 1 yearling heiffers 03 10 00

Item 16 sheep 08 00 00

Item 5 lambes 01 00 00

Item 4 smale swine 01 04 00

The sume apprised is 85 02 01

Debtes Due to the estate from severall about 04 0 00

Due from the estate of severall about 02 10 00

summa totalis 86 11 01

Besides the housing and land;

the goods and Chattels amount to eighty six pounds eleven shillings and a peney; apprised by us

Ephraim Tinkham

his E T

Willam Crow

The above written Inventory was exhibited before the Court held att Plymouth the fift of June 1663 and Attested unto Upon oath by hester Cooke widdow

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