In the name of God Amen the eighth day of January in the year of our Lord 1716/17 I Stephen Maberly of Luckington in the County of Wiltshire Tanner being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praise be to God therefore and bearing in mind the mortality of my Body, knowing that it is appointed for all men onto to dye, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, it is to say first and principally and I commend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, hoping through your merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ to have pardon of my sins & my body I commit it to your Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and as leaving such world the Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose thereof in the following manner.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John Maberly the sum of one shilling.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen Maberly the sum of one shilling.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son William Maberly the sum of one shilling.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Maberly the sum of one shilling.

As a token of my love and affection to be paid to them and oath of them by my true and loving wife Ann Maberly, my Executrix.

Item: All the rest and residue of my goods and Chattels whatsoever lands or money I give and bequeath unto Ann, my true and faithful wife whom I constitute make and ordain my only and sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament utterly revoking and making void all former wills , Legacies & Ex?????? By me before this time any way made or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament in witness thereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seal this day and year above written Anno Regni Domini Rex George 2nd.

And my Will is that my Loving father, Stephen Maberly of Garsdon in the County of Wiltshire Tanner and Edward Hathaway, Victualler of Pucklechurch in the County of Gloucester be Trustees of this Will confirming them in the Name of God to accept and be careful of my Wife and Children and for their pains therein I give to each of them five shillings.

Signed, Sealed & Published and declared by the above named Stephen Maberly to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us:

Stephen Maberly

Shipway Jones

Elizabeth Jones

Joseph Holborone Luckington

26th May 1718

(Note: from Lesley - with this will came an inventory of Goods & Chattels left by Stephen Maberly, made in 1716/17. Stephen Maberly of Garsdon, his father was still alive in 1718)

Dated 11th of February 1716/17

  The Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of Stephen Maberly deceased  
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  His wearing apparel 5 0 0  
  In the loft Chamber one bed and what’s belonging to him 3 10 0  
  And in the same Chamber half a dozen chairs a chest of drawers, sidetable and various looking glasses fire pan and tongs 3 11 6  
  In the birthing chamber one bed and things belonging to deceased three boxes a looking glass 3 5 0  
  In the other chamber one bed and what belonging 1 10 0  
  In the back loft two beds and what belonging around the tables 2 10 0  
  In the parlour a clock half a dozen chairs and irons, fire pan tongs and other furniture 3 10 0  
  In the Kitchen eleven dishes of pewter, a dozen of plates, too tankards, too dishes, warming pan, brass pot, brasses on the shelf a pair of silver, two spits one gun and a grater 4 10 0  
  In the brew house a furnace for kitchen two pots, five tubs, four pairs frying pans and skillet 2 15 0  
  In the cellar six barrels, two fire bins, salt tub and other things 1 10 0  
  Clover seed   17 0  
  A horse and mare saddle and bridles and other things 11 0 0  
  One cow, one pig and hens 4 10 0  
  In the tan yard land and ? valued at 47 7 6  
  And sixty-one hides, six calves skins, one pig half tanned valued @ 40 0 0  
  And green seventy hides two pigs, four calves skins, two horse skins and a hogs skin valued at 39 10 0  
  In the granary barns, twenty-eight hides, three calves skins valued at 14 10 0  
  Wheat on the grounds valued at 1 15 0  
  The bark valued at 38 0 0  
  A little ground valued at 6 0 0  
  The hairs and horns valued at 2 0 0  
  In ready money, bonds, bills and bad ‘debts’ 50 0 0  
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    287 1 0  
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  We whose names are hereunto subscribers are praisers?        
  . Shipway Jones        
  . Thomas Jones