|The Nuncupative Will of Isott Burte of Harberton, being of perfect mind and memory, declared 14 March, or thereabout, 1629 [1629/30], in the presence of John Burte and Joane Saunders, with others, in manner and form following; she gave all her goods unto Agnes Burte and Elizabeth Burte, her daughters, whom she made her executors. Proved 9 July 1630 by Elizabeth Burte, one of the executors named in said will, with power reserved to grant administration to Agnes Burte, the other executor.|
Inventory, taken 8 July 1630 by Henry Burt and Symon Trumelles and exhibited 9 July 1630 by Elizabeth Burte: her wearing apparel 5 pounds; household goods only; total 9 pounds 13s. 4d. [Signed] Henry Burtt. The mark of Symon Trummells. (Archdeaconry of Totnes).
|Henry was a prosperous clothier with an land, sheep, cloth, and an estate worth 600 pounds.|
The Will of Henry Burtt of Harberton, clothier, dated 10 July 1617. To the poor of the parish of Harberton 30s. To my son Henry and his heirs and assigns my close of land situate in Harberton Ford, called by the name of the Racheparke, together with the house that John Tummells now dwelleth in and that house that George Causie and Johan Pearse now dwell in, as also the orchard, nursery, herb gardens, backsides, and other appurtenances belonging. To the said Henry, my son, the mansion house of that land commonly called Crobers Land which Thomas Wood now dwelleth in, together with the sheep pen, orchard, herb garden, and bakehouse, during the term of his life. To my said son Henry 100 pounds, to be paid within a year after my death. To Isett, my wife, for life, one chamber over the shop, called the forechamber, with the bedstead and bed performed that I use to lie in. My wife shall have yearly, during her life, 6 pounds 13s. 4d., issuing out of that land or tenement called Crobers Land; and my executor shall find her and one to attend her, during her life, sufficient meat, drik, and firewood for her own use; and, if my said wife do dislike her diet & do leave it, then my will is that she shall have 3 pounds 6s. 8d., in lieu of her diet, out of the lands aforesaid, for her life. To my said wife and son Henry the half of my household stuff, equally to be divided between them; and the other half is to remain to my executor. To Raddegan, my daughter, 60 pounds, to be paid within three months after she shall be of the age of twenty-one. To Allies, my daughter, 40 pounds, to be paid at the age of twenty. To Agnes, my daughter, 40 pounds, at the age of twenty. To Elizabeth, my daughter, 40 pounds, at the age of twenty. Whereas I promised my son-in-law, Chrispine Saunder, 40 pounds at this marriage, and because he is not yet paid, my executor shall pay it. Also I promised him other 20 pounds when my daughter Johan, his wife, for the term of her life or for fifty years determinable upon her life, should be assured ot that tenement that Thomasine Saunders now dwelleth in or of some other as good, then my executor shall pay him 20 pounds towards the same. To Joseph Saunders and Samuel Saunders, my grandchildren, 5 pounds each. To my brothers' and sisters' children 2s. each. To every of my godchildren 12d. To Nycholas Hyans, my apprentice, 30s., to be paid at the end of his apprentice. Residue to my sone John Burte. Witnesses: Will Huxham and Thos. Colton. Proved 19 September 1617.
Inventory, taken 10 September 1617 by Thomas Colton and Paule Symons and exhibited 19 September 1617, includes apparel, 8 pounds; cloth and yarn, 102 pounds; money, 70 pounds; 93 sheep, 31 pounds; 32 lambs, 6 pounds; other farm stock; an estate in certain grounds, 61 pounds ; an estate in house, meadow, and garden, 20 pounds ; two pairs of "lumbes," warping pins, raggles, quilt torns, and one spinning-turn with sleyes, 2 pounds 10s.; brass pans, cauldrons, and pots 10 pounds 13s. 4d.; for household cloth already made, 3 pounds; 13 silver spoons, 3 pounds; desperate debts, 140 pounds; total 602 pounds 7s. 9d. (Archdeaconry of Totnes).