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Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday



Will for James Cliff 1659/60-1728 of Woodborough - 1728



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Note: James Cliff dated 1659 to 1728 is not to be confused with James Cliff 1630-1671 and/or his wife Elizabeth Cliff 1705 who became the latter's widow.



JAMES CLIFF OF WOODBROUGH  1659 - 1728

In the name of God Amen I James Cliff of Woodbrough being in perfect health /Praise be to God/ Do make this last Will and Testament in manner and form following/ First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping thro’ the Meritorious Death of my Saviour Jesus Christ to receive Pardon and remission of my Sins Secondly my Body to be Buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned

  I Give to my Son James Cliff one Shilling I Give demise bequeath to my son John Cliff him and his Heirs all and every my messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments I bought off William Lees lyeing at Woodbrough I give to my daughter Anne Cliff Sixty Pounds of good and lawful money likewise her Mothers Chest and linnens And it is my desire that my Son Daniel Cliff shall have that Close in Possession of Esq Brown I give to my Son (John) Cliff and Daniel Cliff all my Personal Estate to be equally divided after all my Debts & Funeral Charges are paid and satisfied

I also Charge my Sons John Cliff & Daniel Cliff with the Payment of my said Legacies And do constitute & appoint my Son John Cliff & Daniel Cliff Joint Executors of this my last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this fifteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord God 1726.

And it is further my desire that if after my death any differences shall happen amongst any of them so to go to Law they that first begin shall pay Ten Pounds to the Poor of the Parish

Signed Sealed & declared in

the Presence of James Cliff

        John Hall

            Her

Hannah    X    Hall

            Mark

    John Watson


This is a true copy of the will being

Executed herewith this 30 Oct 1762 by us:-

Robt Evans

John L Story

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INVENTORY for JAMES CLIFF OF WOODBROUGH 1659 - 1728

 

Robt Cooper

John Shelton

A true and perfect Inventary of the Goods Cattails and Chatties of James Cliff of Woodborow in the County of Nottm Deceased and apprise by us whose names are under written





Impris: Purse and apparell

30

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0

Goods in the House 1 Table 1 Dresser 1 little table Chairs and other things

3

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Ye Parlor 1 Bed with hangings 1 Chest 1 box and Chairs     

3

10

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In the Chamber 2 Beds & Bedsteads 1 Chest Wool & other things

6

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In the Store Chamber 1 Bed Cheese Bacon Corn & other things

5

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In the Pantry Barrels Pots Shelves and other things


10

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In the Kitching Brass Tubs and other things

4

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Quick Stock 1 Horse 4 Mares

30

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four Cows 1 Heifer 1 Calf

17

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23 Sheep

10

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Five Swine Hogs

1

10

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Dead Goods 1 Waggon 1 Cart plows & Harrows

12

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Corn in the Barn Wheat Rye Oats

8

10

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Barley 62-58 Pease 15^ Hay 10t - tot

31

5

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4 Acres of Barley or Wheat Clots

6

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0

Things unseen and forgotten - totall

148

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