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In the name of god amen The xxjst Day of March in the yeare of or lorde god m ve lvij I Richarde leigh Clark and Keper of saynet Johan's hospitale in barnard Castell nowe beyng in good health p'fect of mynd & memory laud & prayse be to almyghty god do orden & make this my p'sent will & testament Conteynynge herein my last will In man' heare after folowyng that ys to say ffyrst I geve & bequyeth my soule to Almyghtie god my maker & redemer in whome & by the merrytts of whose blyssed passion I beleve to have forgevenes of all my synnes which I have commytted or done agaysnt hym eyther in word thowght or dede And I will my bodye shal be buryed in Chrysten buryall wher yt shall please god to call on me At the discretion off my executryce or executos hereafter named ffurst I will & orden my syster Mabell sympson myne executrixe of all my goodes & debtts both moveable & vnmoveable to hyr onely to have & enjoie to such vse as shee shall thynke good for the health of my soule & hyr profett She yeldyng & payng well & trewly all & my fun'rall expe'ses and legaces shall folow And yf it shall happen the sayd Mabell to dye befor me then I will Mr. Tho' blenkynsopp elder of helbeck in the Countye of Westm❜lande esquyre & xp'ofor leigh my Cosynge of blekkell in the Countye of Comberland gentleman to be my executors and they to fulfill all my byqueists & Legaces and the said Mr. blenkynsoppe to haue two p'ts of goods & xp'ofor leigh Also I will orden & mak my cosynge Tho' blenkynsoppe yonger of helbeck sup'vysor of this my last will & testament And I the sayd Richarde leigh Clark vtt'ly Revok annull all & every other former wills testaments legaces bequests executors & overseers by me in any wise before this tyme named made assigned or bequested and this my last will to stand in full strength & vertue Wytnesse hereof I have subscribed my name & setto my seale wth other mo day & yeare above wrytten per per me Rich'm legh S Richer plac p'st Raff bailes preistlancelot Peirson. [Pd. in 1557.]



In the name of god Amen The sexte daye of August The

1 Rector of Sedgefield, although not noticed as such by Hutchinson or Surtees, and at the same time Rector of Stanhope, to which he was presented in 545. His Inventory will be read with great interest.

yeare of our lorde god A Thousande fyve hundreth fiftie and eight. I Robert hyndmer p'son of Sedgefeilde doith maike & ordaine my last will in maner & fourme followinge. first I bequithe my sowle to almightie god of blessed ladie sanct marie and all the saincts in heaven And my bodie to be buried in the northe syde of the highe alter of Sedgefeilde Churche, I geue & bequithe to my most singular lorde & m my best graye amblinge geldinge A ringe of golde wth a darke Rubye in yt my best coueringe of a bedd wch is of yallowe & blewe sarcenet, and the bed stocks I lye in, I maike my executors my faithfull frend Raufe dalton Sir Reginald hindmer Sir Michell Myers and John hyndmer, I geue to the said Raufe dalton my amblinge grisseld geldinge & a gold ringe wth a reade seale of an Imaige, I gyve to St Michaell Myers a gowne clothe wch from london

my best Clocke, and my best capp, I geue to St Edmonde stapleton my blacke gowne furred wth fu'nyes and one other of my best cappes, I geue to St John Richerdson my single blacke gowne wth I ware eu'y daye, The rest of all my gownes, I geue to my brother p'son & John hindemer Also I geue to the said p'son my Sattan Cote, I wyll also that for the trew & faithfull s'vice that I haue alwaies founde in St Michell Myers that he shall haue one annuytie of sex poundes thirtene shillings & fourpence by yere duringe his naturall life to be taken fourthe of my lands of Ayslabie I praye

m' Johnson of london to receyve againe his gowne clothe that he sente me because yt is not maid It'm I wyll & bequeth yt my executors shall paye to eu'y one of my waittinge s'uants fortye shyllings a peic and to eu'y s'unt of the Lowe house twentie shillings a peice Also I will that my house shall be kept after my deaith an honest tyme aft the discretion of my Executors. [Pr. 5 Nov. 1558.]

THYS INVENTORYE Indentede of all the goodes and cattelles of Robert hyndmer preist lait p'son of Seggeffelde praysed valewede & vyewd by foure honest men yt is to saye John Rychardson John headlame Will'm Clark & Robert Maysone mayde the last daye off August in the yeare of or lord god 1558.

Inp'mis xxiij Kyen & whaies xxviij'-xxxij draught oxen Ixiiij vj Stottes v1 xvjs-viij Styrkkes iiij xvjs-xvj mo kye xviij xiijs iiijd-xviij Twynter nott xij-xxiiij styrkes x'-ij bulles & one whye xlviijs--xx" stotts xxvj-lxvj Ewes viij' xvj. Ixx gelde ship wth dy'monts vij'-xliij lambs lxvjs viijd—xxxvij wethers Toppes & dy'montes lj'-Ewes and gymers iiij**v, ix1

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vj3 viija—ïïïjxxiiij lambes v1 vjs viijd-xviij ffatt oxen xxxvj'—ij Brawnes xx-fyve sewes xx-xvj yonge swyne xxxijs-teythe corne of sedgeffelde & stannope lvj' xjs viijd-haye at sedgeffelde xx-a paire of whelles wth an oxe harroe xjs-viij plowes viijs-xiiij plowe beames iiijs—one stone Sledde xijd-one paire of syelles ij-iiij cowpe waynes xxvjs viijd-iiij waynes wth yokkes teymes & all other things to them belonging viij'—iiij culters, iiij sokks & iiij fuyt teames xijs-lx looddes of whynnes Ix-lxx sheppe skynnes xxxvs twoo gang of wayne fellowes wth heades & moldeburdes x-vj stone of old Iron viij3-a praire of musterde stones xijd-fleshe tubbes vjs-ixTM stone of wolle xxx-all ye stuffe & vessell in the brewhouse & bakhouse viij'. IN THE KYTCHINGE- -one yron treffett wth ij barres xx3

ij tabbles vjs—one great pott xxvj viijd-vij lesse pottes lxiijs iiijd-v spyttes xiijs iiijd-ij morters & ij pestells xx ij gredeyrons one payr of yron of Rakkes j payr pott hoks & j fleshe hoke a fyer pan a fyer porre a payre of tonges & a frieng ij Cresseatts xiijs iiijda fleshe axe & iiij knyves ijs-a stone morter viijd-iij chafynge dysshes xijd-a latten laddell & a skomer ijs—a breade grayt vj-ij fyer chavffers vjs viijd-brasse pannes xx-iij pannes xxxij-ij pannes xxd-one calldron v3-stuff in the PAYSTRYE V-stuff in the HYNDES HOUSSE xx-xvj yokkes iiijs-stuf in WARD WIEF HOUSE iijs iiijd-stuff in the COOKKS CHAMBER XXX. IN THE BUTTRYE-xiij latten candellsteks xiijs -iij tynne candellsekks iijs-iiij terces & ix barrelles vij3—a lyttle fyrr cheyst ijs iiijd-v letther stowppes ijs vjd_viij tynne poots vs iiijd a breade arke xvjd-xix hogeshedes xv xd. IN THE HAULL- -a table of playne tree wth a Joynede frame and two fromes vjs viijd-ij tables of fyer wth fr'mes & a payer of Trystells vjs-a settell ijs. IN THE P'LORE - a table wth a Joned frayme ij formes and a Carpett xx3-Carwede cupbordes xx3a playne cupbord iijs iiijd-ix Joyned stolles xv3-hangyngs of Tappestre va turned chare. IN S MICHELL CHAMBER-a fyer shoull a porr a payr of tonges iiijs—a Joyned chayer xija— a father bedd a matterres a payer of blanketts a payre of sheitts a cou❜lett a happynge a couerynge of tapprestre a bolster xl3—a Karwede cupborde a chyst bounde a short table xs—a water pott of tyn xijd. IN THE CHAMBRE OVER THE BUTTRYE-iij father beddes with blanketts shetts bed stokkes & cou'ryngs xl-a watter pott xij. IN THE GEST CHAMBRE. A father bedd of downe mattres a bolster ij blanketts of fustheyn a cou'lett a cou'yng of Tappestre a terster & Curteyns of reade and greyne s'enet bedstokks tvrned vj xiijs iiijd—an other father bedd ther xx3hangyngs of grene saye xxvjs viijd—a Joyned chear w'th a qysseing va cupborde wth a carpett v-a chyst bounde with youre

[? yorne] v-a water pott xijd-a payer of fyne shitts wth a plloper xiij payer of fyne shitts xx-viij payer of canves sheitts & one shirtt xxvjs viijd-a carpett of dornyxe iijs-ij mattes xvij. IN THE CHAMBRE OU' THE HALL-a paare of bedd stokkes Joynd wth ij Joynedd ffromes xiijs iiij. AT THE STAYER HEADE-a cheist bounde wth yrone vs. IN DARTHWAITE CHAMBRE―a fatherbed with a mattres a pair of blanketts a pair of shittes a cou'lett & a cou'ynge of Tatpestrey xiijs iiij. IN THE P'SON CHAMBER-ij father bedds ij bolsters a mattres a payer of Blanketts a counterpoynt an old cou'yng of Tappestre iiij1 xiijs iiijda Turnede chear & a Joyned chayer iijs- a kentyshe carpett iijs—a cupborde wth a kentyshe carpett iijs-an Iron chymney vs-vj dossen pound of waxe lx-a water pott of tyne xijd reade Say hyngynges xx3. IN THE STUDDYE-XVj quisshens xiijs iiijd—a carpett of tappestrie lynede for a table xxvjs viijdix pylloos of downe xiij iiijd-vij pairs & one odd blankett xxx -ij baysens & ij ewers viija presse of wyne scotts xiijs iiijd. ij dossen tyne trenchers xijs-xix elnes of canves` x3-ij fruyt dyshes xvjij baysens iijs—ij chargers iiijs—one garnes of vessell lakking a saucer liijs iiijd-vj dublers & iiij dyshes x3-vj dossen trenchers xxd-one litle cupborde wth a carpett va garnesse of vessell xl3-ij cupbordes wth ij kentyshe carpettes x3 -ij lantherons xijd-one studdye candellstycke xiiijd-a tuchestone wth caice xijd-a tyne bottell viijd-a Syeprese chyst xiijs iiijd-xv yeardes of lyne clothe at viijd ye yearde x3-lj yerdes of harden clothe at iiijd ye yearde xvij-iij chystes bound wth yrone one of ffirr xvij-ij fether bedd tykkes xx3-ij Surplyces xx3-one dossen damasken napkyns xvj3-one dossen dyap' napkyns vjs viijd-vij playn napkyns iijs iiijdiij dyap' table clothes in lenghte vj yeardes xxx3--iij dyap' table clothes for ye hall xiijs iiijd-ix playn table clothes for ye hall xxx3—iij playn table clothes for ye p'lor xiijs iiijd- iij dyap' towells vjs-iij long playne table clothes for ye hall x3--one fyne napkin of damaske worke xvja--v playn towells vj3—iiij cupbord clothes iiij. IN THE LAW P'LO'--iij teysters wheroff one wth curteyns of yelowe & blewsay xl--ij fether bedds a trussinge bed a ronnyng bedd ij mattresses ij paires of Blanketts ij bolsters ij cou'ynges Ixvjs viijd-glasse in a Creddell vj3 viijd—xx quootters of malt vj xiijs iiijd—a cupburde wth a kentyshe carpett iijs -a Joyned chayre xvj-a watter pott xijd-a sumpter clothe & ij mailles vjs viija—ij gallon potts of Tyne vjs viijd—iij pottell pottes va quart pott of Tyne xijd-iiij beddes for s'untes xxvj viijiij Wyndoclothe & vj Sekkes xijs - All ye stuf in the MYLKE HOUSE vj3 viij...ij Tearges of wyne lxvj3 viijd—a gray horse iij1 -a downe mayer xxvjs viijd - a father bedd a payer of blanketts

a payer of sheitts a coverlett xx-xxiiij xij quarters of cools... all Implyments in the mylne x-fyve bee hyves xx-xx1y salt fyshes xx-x bushells of salt x-ixxx ounces of PLAITE at vs thoune xlv-IN MONEY & GOLDE Cxvj-in DEBTES at sondrye hands owyng to hyme xx-at AwKLANDE ij fether beddes one mattryes ij payre of blanketts iij payre of Sheittes ij conterpoynts & iij coverlettes iiij. SM Tolis viije iiijxx xj1 v3 iiija.

DEBTES Wch the said Robert hyndmer Clark did owe at the tyme of his deathe. To Mr Asshley cccc-to James garnett clx-to John Guye liij'-to master comyssarye of Northumberland xx-to m' doctor carter lxxijs-to m' clyffe x-to mast' dalton x'-to xp'ofo' mayre xvj to mr p'son of wensley xx1—to mychell myers for a horse xiij'-to m' Archideacone xvs -for blakk coilles xxxij1 xijs iiijd-for s'unts waggs & legacyes to ye said s'untes xxxij' ix3 vjd—to mr p'son Tonestell xls-in almorye to Stanhope iiij xiijs iiijd—to Sedgeffeld lxvjs—to ye power folkes at houghton xl-to preste & clarks xxxij3-for wynnyng corne & haye x'-to mychell myers clarke as apperethe by hys booke xl-owyng for ye exhybyc'on & commons of John hyndm' at cambrig vij1-fo' ye borde wayges of iiij of hys kynsmen at durhame and ther app'ell & certeyn rayment to hym selfe vij'. Summa debiti viij xlix' x'; and so remaynethe Cleyre xlij1 iiijs vjd.

CXXIII. HENRY ANDERSON, OF Newcastell, MERCHANT.' In the name of god amen The day of Januarye in the yeare of our Lorde god one thousand fyve hundrethe fiftie and eight I henry anderson of the Towne of Newcastell vpon tyne me being hole of mynde and in good and p'fecte remembrance seyk in bodye do mayke and ordeyn this my p'sent Testament conteyning herein my last will in maner and forme followinge That is to saye ffyrste I gyve and bequyethe my soulle to almightie god my redeamer and to all the holly and blessed companye in heaven and my bodye to be buryed in the Churche of saint Nicholas as nighe my wyffe as I maye be layd wth my duetie to the vicar as the lawe hathe ordeyned And I gyve to the rep'aciones of the


1 Henry Anderson, Sheriff of Newcastle in 1520-Alderman-Mayor in 1531, 1539, 1542, and 1546-a very successful merchant, and the founder of a wealthy family, who afterwards became owners of Haswell Grange, in the parish of Pittington. V. Surtees I. 122. The Inventory of Bertram Anderson, his son, Sherif, Mayor, and Member of Parliament for his native town of Newcastle, will occur under the year 1570.

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