Wills of the Smith/Smythe/Smyth family of Barton

The following seven Wills of the Smith family in Barton parish, Westmorland.

WYLLAM SMYTHE 1572

In the name of god Amen the xj daye of October in the yeare of our Lorde god 1572 I Wyllam Smythe of the p'ishon of Barton, Seake in bodie, but hole of mynde, in good and perfyct remembrance Laud and praise be to god dothe mayke ordayne, and sett fourthe this my last wyll and testament in mayner and forme folowinge, fyrste I bequithe my soull to god all myghtye and my Bodie to be Buried w'thin the churche yarde of Barton w'th my devties there to beloning, fyrste I bequithe unto my sonne Thomas Smythe my farmold w'th License of the lorde, I geve vnto hym one Cavdringe w'th all the husbandrij geare par..yinge to the house, I geve vnto my sonne Wyllm Smythe one Brase pott a frese cotte, and one wye, I geve unto my sonne John Smythe one black coitte, payre of hose, I geve vnto Jane Smythe one wye styrke I geve vnto my dagther Elsabeth Smythe one bras pott, one ketlinge, and my minde his that she shalbe maried ovtt of the hole goods which I Leve be hynde me, I geve vnto lancellott barton one lame, my debts payed my legaces geven my funerall expences discharged, and all the Reste of my goods I geve and bequithe vnto Agnes my wyfe Thomas and Elsabethe my chyldren whome I mayke my sole executors of this my Laste wyll & testament, sup'visor of this my Last wyll & testament John Langbayne Wytnessithe at this Wylle maykinge John Langbayne Thomas Dayves John Smythe w'th other m by me John Hudson viker of Barton Inventorij mayd the xiij daye of October 1572 of all the goods which was Wyllam Smythe at the daye of his deathe And prised by thes iiij swrne men Thomas Smythe Lancelott Smythe Thomas Mure Lancelott Wynder Fyrste one oxe iij kyne iij vj s viij d Item iiij styrke xiij s iiij d Item in sheapp xx s Item in haver xl s Item in bygg xxvj s viij d Item one hogg And in pwterie [poultry?] vj s viij d Item in husbandrij geare vj s viij d Item insy...pe [furniture] w'thin the house xxx s Item in beddinge xxx s Item his Rament vj s viij d Summa totalis xij vij s (xij vi s viij d ?)


JENNAT SMYTHE 1577

In the name of god Amen the xxiij th day of Auguste and in the yeare of oure Lorde god 1577 I Jennat Smythe the wyfe of John Smythe of bowrebancke within the p'ishen of Barton seake in bodie but hole of mynde And in good perfycte Rememberans praysed be god Dothe mayke this my last wylle And testame't in maner And forme folowinge./ ffirste I bequithe my soule to god allmightie And my bodie be buried within the church yearde of Barton I geve & bequithe unto Emmonde Smythe A cowe And a calfe vj sheapp A whye styrke, And A bedd of clothes./ I geve unto Jane Sawlkell my best cotte I geve unto Thomas Smythe two daughters ether a cotte I geve unto Michaell Wynder a boushell of haver I geve unto Thomas Smythe a lame I geve unto John Dawson a lame I geve unto Lorans Smythe xiij s iiij d./ I geve unto Anne Smythe my dowghter all the sheep which ...her Anne of Dayker geve her, And ... bothe fyer vesshell as stands w'thin he ...ather wylle And my mynde is tha.. Anne my dowghter shall have all suche goods unto her ... as John my sonne had. And one cantorey wi... one browne eye My debts payed my legaces geven my founerall expenses discherged, all the Rest of my goods moveable & unmoveable I geve And bequithe unto John Smythe Michaell Anne & Emmondde(?) whome I mayke my lawfull executors of this my laste wylle And testament./ supervisors John prodowe Roberte Dawson Michael Arrey Thomas Smythe Wytnesses hereof John prowdowe Thomas Dayvis. By me Jo Hudson clarke

Inventory mayde of all the goods whiche was Jenatt Smythe the wife of John Smythe of Bowrebancke And prysed by thes iiij Sworne men Edward herrison Michael Araye Steven ... Thomas Smythe the xvj daye of October 1577 /.

Item iij oxen iij x s Item iij stottes xl s Item ij kyne xl s Item one whye xiij s Item ij styrke xx s Item one calfe iij s Item one meare xx s Item in sheape iiij Item in bygg & haver iij ? Item in haye xij s Item one hogge iiij s Item in husbandrie geare iij s iiij d Item in putrie xij d Item in bedding & insyght xiiij d Item in wod vessell ij s Item one kettell ij s Item in Apparrell x s Summa totalis xxij xiiij s viij d


JOHN SMYTHE OF LOW WINDER 1578

In the name of god Amen. The xxvth daye of Apriell And in the yeare of oure Lord god 1578 I John Smythe of Low Winder w'thin the p'ishen of Barton, seake in Bodie but whole of mynde, And in good perfyte Remembrance praysed Be god, Dothe mayke this my last Wylle And Testament in maner & forme folowinge./ ffirst I bequithe my soule to god allmightie And my Bodie to be Buried w'thin the Churche yearde of Barton./ I geve & bequithe unto percevell smythe my sone all my Ryden geare, And my husbaynrie geare. A boute the housse./ I geve unto Thomas Smythe a lame. I geve untoElsabethe Nellson a lame./ My Debtes payed my Legaces geven my funerall expences Discharged, all the Rest of my goodes moveabell And unmoveabell. I geve And bequithe unto Margarett Smythe my wyfe percevell Smythe Thomas Smythe Agnas Smythe my chyldren whome I mayle my lawfull executore of this my last Wylle And Testament, supervisoors herreof. Wyllam Sysson Cuthbarte sysson xposter Nellson Wyllam Smythe junior./ Wytnesses hereof John Wedderall jurat Mychaell Wynder jurat George Walker w'th other men By me John Hudson clarke jurat

Inventorij mayde of all the goods whiche was John Smythe of low Wynder at the Daye of his Deathe And prysed By thes iiij Sworne men John Araye Wyllam Araye Thomas Hellinge George Walker the vt daye of maij Ano. dmi 1578

Item two oxen xl s Item one Cowe xx s Item one meare xx s Item iij Lytell styrkes xv s Item in sheapp xxxiij s iiij d Item in haver Sawne xxvj s Item in haver vndsawne xxiiij s Item in Bygge Sawne xv s Item in fyrevesshell w'th Ather Geare A Boute the housse xiij s iiij d Item in beddinge And his Apperrell xiiij s

Summa totalis xj viij

Debts that John Smythe his Aowing at the Daye of his Deathe.

Elysabethe Nelson in lent monie xxiii s vj d Nicollas Wynder for a stone of wile(?) vij s vj d Nicollas Wynder in lent monie vj s iiij d Nicollas Wynder for sh. of bygge [blank] for one pecke of malt xiiij d Michaell Wynder for vj pecke of Bygg & in lent monie xiiij d Robart jonson ij hogge [blank] Xpostor Nellson in lent monie xx s

summa totalis iij viii d


WYLLAM SMYTHE OF LOW WINDER 1579

Inventorij mayd of all the goods whiche was Wyllam Smythe of Low Winder at the daye of his Deathe:/ And prysed by thes iiij Sworne men. John Araye Wyllam Araye George Walker Xpostor Smythe. the xxv t daye of september / 1579 /.

Item in haver xx s Item in Bygge xv s Item A Cowe xiij s iiij d Item in haye xiij s iiij d Item A hogge ij s Item in houshelsnfe insyghte and bedd A boutt the housse xv s

Summa totalis iij xviij d [sic] viij d

Debts that Wyllam Smythe his Aowing at the Daye of his deathe

To the churche of Barton xiij s iiijd To Lancelott sysson xx d To Lancelott bousher xiij s iiij d To Lancelott sulbye ij s x d To Nicollas Dayues wyfs (?) for a stone of wrle (?) viij s To Anne Smythe for A noxs (?) drawght iij s iiij d To Mychaell Araye for a sheape vj s iiij d Cuthbarte sysson for a lame iij s iiij d And for fruhe (?) x d Wyllam jacson for A Wale calfe iij s ij d Lancelott Smythe iiij s iiij d John Murraye v s John Wedderall x s Robart jonson iiij s John Araye for his ... xxxiij s iiij d

Summa totalis v iij s ij d


SYMONDE SMYTHE 1581

In the name of god Amen the xxij daye of februarij in the xxiiij yeare of the Reigne of Elizabethe our soverigne Laydie and Quene. I Symonde Smythe of powlaye in the Countie of Westmerland Smythe, whole in mynde but sike in bodie make this my Last wylle and testament in order and maner folowinge./ ffyrste I comit and geve my soule to ... savior and Redemer Jesus Christe, and my bodie to be buried in the p'ishe Church yeard of Barton./ I geve one Doblet a Soothe and a payre of hoose unto Thomas Smythe my brother Wyllam Smythe sonne. I geve a black frees Coote unto my said brother Wyllam Smythe. I geve to Maybell Chamberland my mayd servant a gymer hogge./ I geve unto my prentice John Gibson a payre of bellues bordes and Ledder to cover them w(it)hall. a Lether Jerkin./ I geve to my said brother Wyllam Smythe xij stone of Englishe Iron Conditionally that he troblle not neyther my wyfe Elsabethe Smythe nor my sone Wyllam Smythe, And that he be frendlie to them at sieght of the sup'visors of this my last Wylle; I geve to the said Elsabethe Smythe my wife the use and occupation of all and singular my lands and goods untyll my sone Wyllam come to the full aige of xxj yeares for and in consideration of his brinninge upp, And at the end of the said xxj yeares the said Wyllam Smythe to enter unto and have two p(ar)tes of all my Lands and goods and the said Elsabethe Smythe my wife to have her thirds of all my Lands and goods. and also yf yt please almightie god that my said sone Wyllam Smythe do dye, before he comes to the full aige of the said xxj yeares, or w(it)houte Lawfull heyres of his Aowne bodie. that then the said Elsabethe Smythe my wife to have hold and occupie and quietlie enjoie all and singular my lands duringe the tyme and tearme of her naturall lyfe. finally I ordayne constitute and mayke my said sonne Wyllam Smythe my whole executor of all and singular my goods and Cattelles, my funerall expenses dyscharged, and my debts and Legaces being payed. Supervisors of this my last Wylle, Lancelott Smythe Edward herrison Thomas Munse Thomas Smythe and Thomas Munse./ Wytnesses hereof Edward herrison jur Wyllam Rychardson jur senior Michaell Wylkinson scholem(aste)r George Hudson Thomas Smythe, w(it)h other men By me Jo. Hudson vi(ca)r

Inventory mayde of all the goods whiche was Symond Smythe at the day of his Deathe and prysed by thes iiij Sworne men Robert hodgeson Wyllam Munse Wyllam Rychardson Wyllam Smythe the xiiij daye of Marche 1581/

Item two paire of boltes with two towirons xx s Item twoStydes iij Item all other things appertayinge to the said fuydrie(?) xxxiij s iiij d Item in Dayns Iron xxx s Item in Inglyshe Iron xlix s Item in old sheapp iiij Item in hoggs xxij s Item in two kyne xl s Item a caulfe iij s iiij d Item a nagg xiij s iiij d Item in bygg vj s viij d Item in haver x s Item in beddinge xxxiij s Item in his Apperrell xxvj s viij d Item in a chiste and one Arke vj s Item in Swyne hogges v s Item in fyle vesshell xiij s iiij d Item in puder vesshell vj s viij d Item a Lead and all other things appertaying to the sayme xiij s iiij d Item in wodd geare x s Debts Aowinge unto Symond Smythe at the day of his deathe. Mr. Edward Lancaster for worke xiiij s vj d Mr. Thomas Layton iiij s John Herrison iij s vj d Thomas Smythe xxj s Rycharde Herrison xx d Wyllam Rychardson elder ij s Herri Ranicolson of Sulbye iij s John Mylsby ... iiij s Rychard herrison for ... ... ij s Summa totalis xxv xvij s j d Debts that Symond Smythe was Aowing at the Daye of his Deathe To Thomas Smythe my pryntice xl s To Maybell Chamberland x s To Xpofer Grene xiij s iiij d To Morllas Wynder x s Shoipe farme at Penrithe iiij s To Lancelott Smythe xxxij s his funerall expenses xxvj s viij d Summa totalis vj xvj s


THOMAS SMYTHE 1587

In the name of god Amen the xth Daye of Apriell 1587./ Ano Elysbeth xxix I Thomas Smythe of bowrebancke within the p'ishe of Barton seake in bodie but whole of mynde, and in good perfect remenbrance Dothe mayke this my last Wylle and testament in maner and forme folowinge./ ffirst I bequithe my soulle to allmightie god and my bodie to be buried within the Churche yeard of barton yealding And paying all dewties thereto Appertaynenge or belonginge to the sayme/ I geve unto my Wyfe Elsabeth Smythe all my houseryndrie geare dewring her Lyfe And then it shall Remayne to my sone Lawrence or to his heares After the death of my wyfe./ I geve unto Margarett Smythe a Lame. Unto Agnes Smythe A Lame./ My Debts payed my Legaces geven my funerall expenses discharged all the Rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable I geve and bequithe unto Elsabeth Smythe my wyfe Thomas Smythe my sone Agnes Smythe Jane Smythe(?) my chyldren whome I mayke my lawfull Executors of this my last Wylle and Testament./ supervisors hearof Mr. George Hudson John Hudson clark Lancelott Smythe Wyllam Clarke Wytnesses heareof Wyllam Cannon jur./ Wyllam Clarke./ By me John Hudson jur clark Inventorye mayde of all the goods moveable and unmoveable whiche was Thomas Smythe of bowrebancke at the Day of his Deathe And prysed by thes iiij sworne men./ Robart Hodgeson John Wedderall Thomas Smythe Wyllam Clarke xij daye of Apriell 1587 Item two oxen iij Item two kyne liij s iiij d Item one whye xx s Item one horsse xxvj s viij d Item ij hogge swynes vj s Item in haver sowne / xlvj s iiij d Item Rye sowne v s Item pesses v s Item bygg unsowne xxx s Item haver unsowne x s Item in housbayndrie geare / xviiij s Item two brass pott / x s Item vj puder dublees(?) iij s Item other fyre vesshell ix s Item in chysts one Ambrie with other geare vj s viij d Item his Rayment xx s Item his bedding xiij s iiij d Summa totalis l(?)xvij ij s

Debts that Thomas Smythe his Aowinge at the Daye of his Deathe To Wyllam Clarke xxvij s vj d To Rychard clesbye x s To nicholas Wynder xx d To John Clarke ij s vj d To the churche xvj s j d To Michaell Smythe iij s iiij d To Rychard Haystie ij s Summa totalis iij iij s 8 d


THOMAS SMYTHE OF MILLMOUREND 1599

Inventory mayd of all the goods whiche was Thomas Smythe of millmourend w[i]thin the p[ar]ishe of Barton at the daye of his deathe prised by thes iiij sworne men Lancelott Smythe Thomas Smythe Thomas Mounse Lawrence Smythe the vij daye of July 1599 And Elysabethe xli

Item A meare xxxiij s iiij d Item three kyne v Item two oxen and two caulfs v Item one swyne hogge/ iiij s Item in haver & bygg [&] Rye vj Item in sheapp xxiij s iiij d Item in bygg And Bygg meale in the house xij s Item in haver meale xl s Item in mault x s Item in goods iij s Item in fyrevesshell } xx s Item in woddvesshell } Item viij Aral And in chest/ xiiij s Item his beddinge vj s viij d Item his Apperrell x s Item in secks & wyndoclose/ x s Item in poults ij s iiij d Item in wolle vj s

Summa Totalis [not summed]


Lawrence Smith 1621

In the name of god ... of Barton sicke ... with this my last Will ... first I give my soul into the h... of god ...inge to be ... the sole merits of Jesus Christ. Item I give and ...queath all ... land and tenantright to my wife Jane and my sonne Thomas and the longer liver of them, and after ther death, I give all the said lands and tenentright unto my grandchild Willm Smith and his heyre male for ever. provided that my daughter in lawe Katherine Smith may have and enjoy her widoweright in both ... if shee survive my sonne Thomas so long as shee shall remayne widow ... Item I give to the children of John Thomson of Hartsoppe to each of them an ewe and a lambe Item I give to Katherine my daughter in lawe a black whye. Item I give an ewe and a lambe to the wife of John Thomson Item I give to the three daughters of my sonneThomas Smith Joane(?) Jane and Margaret to each of them 3 6s 8d Item I give to the schoole of Barton 6s 8d Item I give to the poore of Barton parish 3s 4d. The rest of all my goods moveable and unmoveable I give and bequeath unto my sonne Thomas and my wife Jane whom I make executors of this my last will and testament. Supervisors hereof I make ... Lancaster of Sockbridge Lancelot Dawes clerk ... Witnesses Lancelot Dawes William Sisson Lancelot Smith

Lawrence Smith his mark

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