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in Durham Witnes Sir John Browne sir will'm blenkynshope rychard byneley Thomas Chilton wth other moo.

THE INVENTORY of all and singuler the goods of Sir John Byndley layte petticannon in the cathedrall church of Durham prased by iiij honest men viz. Jasp' horsley, Rychard greyne Cuthbert hogg and Thomas Knyghton the xxth of June 1565.

Impmis one Iron chimney wth a bake poore tongs fiershoel spette and a littell rakc p'tening there to viij-one gret close p'sor xx viijd-one littell cobord wth loker viij-one long standing amb vs viijd one other ambrye wthout a loker vjs viijd-one wanskott table vjs viijd--one wanskott chayre ij3 vja___ one cou❜ed forme & iij buffett stoils v-one flander chist & ij lesse vjs viijd one cou'd bed wt the teaster & courting of the same xiij. iiij.-one other cou'ing of a bedd of carpet wroght xl-one other cou'iug of a bed lyned wt harden of carpet woorke xx3-one overworne fether bed wt a good boster x3one mattresse v-ij fether codds with their pillobers v3-one cou'lett of red & yellowe whyt & black iij-one pare of blankets vs―ij paire of curse sheets vs. iijd-ij bige quisshing of carpet worke stope wt fethers ij-other ij much lyk of one fasson th'on having a pappynyay ther on xvj-iiij other thrommed quisshings ij of them good & th'other curse ijs viijd—ye hangings of the cha'ber wt the prent pap's iijs iiijd. Suma ix' xjs xa. HHIS APPERREL One sid gowne faced wth black lame xxv. one other sid gowne of lewe faced russett xx3-one clok faced wt russett xij other old sid gownes th'on faced wt fiches & other facd wt russett x-ij other cloks th'one of them w'out sleeves viijs-ij calliber queir hoods lyned wt mynever one good other wo'se xiijs iiijd-one old Jacket & a pare of hose iijs--one old dublet sleeved wt fushine, one other sleved wt clothe xijd-one sarplesh iiij'—ij ca'delsticks xvj. one brasen morter wt a pestell xj. Sum v xx. THE DETS owing to ye said St John bindleye the day of his deth apperith by this debts book of his owne hand wryting. p'mis John francklen of aumerston vj1. John Marley of aclyffe xlvjs viijd—John tood of Kirk merington xj3 vja—Rob't som'son of mugleswicke xiij. iiija - will'm hopp' of the same vj. viija. Rob't m'shall of Darwayne xiijs. iiijd_wedow selby of framwelgat ix3 iiijd-Rob't rain webster iiijs-John smyth of rowlye x-wilkinson xx-Ric gryne xijs-thomas march of edebrig vjs viija. Rob't Rycheson of buttisfeld viijs-John layborne of muggleswick xx-simond smyth of gyllygat taner iiij1• vjs viijd—ye deane & chapter of the cath' curch of Durh'm for ye said s John pension dewe at ye feast of pent' last past xxxiij3. iiija—yo said st John wags for his stall in ye quere dewe


at ye feast of midsomer next ensuing 1-gilbart suynborne of mugelswick lijs-John smyth of cauldrowley for is tith iijs iiija-Joh' palyster for is tythe xx-John pallyser for his pts xiijd ob-wm pallyster ye said John sonue for his tyth vja—Jaine watson ijs. iij. Sum'a debit' xxv1 xiij3. iiija. Suma tot' om' bonor' et debitor' xl'. vs ixd. LEGACES GEVEN IN HIS TESTIMENT First to the poure pepell of sanct Nicolas in Durham vjs viijd-to the poure pepell of the Southe baylef & north balyfe vj. viijd-to the pepell of sancte giels parrish in Durham vjs viijd to the poure pepell of sanct oswold in Durham vj3. viijd to the poure pepell of saint margerets in Durham vj3. viijd-to the poure pepell in merington p'ishe x3-to eu'y child the said sir John gave cristendon vnto xijd. to eu'y one of David fosters children vjs viijd-to eu'y one of rychard byneley children xijd, vs-to Ric byndley wyffe one old angele x-to will'm myddelton wyffe vs. S'm of all the funerall and legaces vj1 xix3 iiija—S'm remaneth clare xxxj' xviij3. ja.*


In the name of god amen the xixth day of Aprill in ye yeare of our lord 1564 I Edmond bean p'son of stanhope in wardell holl of mynde & good remembrance doo maike my last will & testamente in man' & forme followinge. firste I giue & bequithe my soul to allmighty god my creator & redemer trustinge in his infinite m'eye & grace to be one of his electe children. Also I will that my bodye shalbe buried in ye churche of stanhop wthin ye quere wth ye dutyes therto belonging payd. Also I geue & bequite to henry beane my cosin x. It'm I giue and bequithe to my cousyn Mighell beane x. It'm I giue & bequithe to my cosin Rob'te bean x3. It'm I geue & bequithe to my cosin John hill xx. It'm I giue to my cosin Margaret litster xxs. It'm I giue to my sisters daughter one of binlays daughters x3. It'm I giue to my cosin John horne xx3. It'm I giue to ye poore folke of stanhope xls. It'm I giue to John marshall vj. viij. It'm I giue to my curate thomas benson clerke xl. It'm I giue to my ostes the wife of John Marshall vjs. viija. It'm I giue to Elizabeth my mayde x3. It'm I giue to george marshall my man vj. viij. It'm I giue to thomas greansweard my hinde xiij. iiij. It'm I geue to Will'm beane my sonne xx'. It'm I giue to my daughter Alice bean xiij'. vj3. viij. It'm I giue to my daughter Susanna xiij'. vjs. viijd. to be

1 Presented to the Rectory of Stanhope in 1560.

payd to my sayd two Dawghters at such time as they shall come to lawfull age or be maryed. It'm I giue to Cuthb❜rt em'son x'. to be a help to my cosin peter hill and to my sonne Will'm beane whom I take to be my true & faythfull executor to dispose vnto y poore. Also I require my good lord of Winchester to be sup'uiser of this my last will & testamente Witnes of yd same will Thomas benson clerke curate of stanhope peter hill, Cuthber em'son, John marshall & John hindme's.


In the name of god Amen the xixth day of Aprill in the yeare of our lorde god 1564 I Margaret Cottom wedowe layte wyfe of James cotton gentelman off p'fite memorye & sownde will do make last will & testate as followeth ffirste to almightye god I giue & bequithe my soull trustinge by Jesus Christes Redempc'on & mercye only to be saued I will that my bodye be buryed in gateshed churche besydes my husband ther to be comelye buryed & brought furthe wth the costes of my goodes ffirste to be levyed & to ye poore of this p'ishe to be distributed by ye collectors I giue x3. Also my debts to be payd wch be at this day writton in a bill subscribed wth gentelmens hands & others as they arise in my siknes & can be prou'd It'm I will that Richard wheteleys goodes shall be payd of my goodes to xp'ofor hixons handes for the boyes vse wch is a xj'. xjs. whome I put in trust wth him according to a bounde herein Also I giue to my daughter Isabells children xx3 a pece that is iij. Also to my daughter Jayn & hir husband ffoure kyen. Also I giue to Anne shele a cowe. It'm to margaret whitfeyld an other cowe. to Anne white a cowe. It'm to euerye one of my seruantes besydes ther wages xijd a pece my raymente to my body I giue to my daughter Jane. The Residue of my goodes I giue to be equallye devidet after my debts beinge payde & legacies giuen & ye boyes Richard whietleys p'te payd oute betwen my two children Mathow white & Jayn hixon & of this my last will & testament I mayke myn executors to execute truly this my last will my naturall son Matho whyte & my son in law xp'ofor hixon iointlye & yf ether of them refuse the executorshipe & office ywch I haue put them in trust wth, the other shuld haue the full authorite only & alone to be the executor of this my testament. This to be my will. Thes witnesses hearafter writen & assigned doe recorde-John Lumley Will'm birche & John colston.


1 Robert Horne, appointed Bishop of Winchester in 1561, having been previously Dean of Durham.

THE INVENTORY of all ye goods & cattels movable & unmovable of Margaret Cottom late wyfe of James Cottom gentelman of Gaiteshead as it was praysed by the iiij men Richard Jackson Will'm Dicson Alixander berlay, xp'ofor tedcastell ye 8 of Joune 1564. IN Y HAULE. Imp'mis one Iron chimney, one porr, one payre of toynges, gibcrokes rakincroke, & racks xx". One table, ij formes with a littell stole x3-One cownter iiijsij carpent clothes vij chayres viijd-xiij candelstiks viij3.—One morter, one pestel, one chawfindish iiijs-One Almerye x3One copborne vjs viijd-vij littel tinpotts & a salt ijs viijd—ij great peuter potts & a buntin pot iijs. iiijd-One basin and vre of pouter iij-xv puter dublers xx3-xj puter dublers viij3-vj puter dishes iiij-x pottingers & iij sawsers iiij'-One pottel pot, on can of puter one quarte pot, a pinte pot, a gil pot wth others ij viijd-One lauer iiijd-v quicians & a carpent clothe xxa-One bread grate vja.-iiij stone potts ij pep'quernes viijd-One glas case & iiij glasses viijd-xj sylver spones xx3-One lattes viija_ One paynted clothe xijd.-One hall house Almry ij formes ij3. vjd. IN THE KITCHINGE. ffirst one Iron chyney wth rackes two Rayckincrokes & iiij spetes xx3.- one brasse pot wth an Iron bowe xvs-vij brasse potts & two Iron potts xx3-two droppin pannes ij. viij.—an old caldron & an old catell iij3-viij brasspannes v-two cawels & a bread brayk iiijs-ij sayes & a chayre xijd-ij payre of pothokes & in flesh hokes and a pot lid of Iron viija-one brew lead a maskin fat one gilefatt & a woort tub xviij-a flesh tub & a bulting chiste iijs. iiijd.-a flesh kit, ij lauyn tubbs xvj-iij washinge tubbs xijd. MILKE HOUSE. First a pan wth eares v-ij yetlinges iiij3-a kirne & a varges barrel xiiija—a bandreth, a payre of toinges viijd-all ye milke vessell vj3 viijd-xvj old chesis, v stone of butter xiiij3.—xvij new chesis ix.-ij trestes on varges brake xijd.—ij bordes viijd—one hairle bed xvjd. IN YE PERler. One inner bed of waynscot x3-a stand bed viiijd-a p'sser of way'scot xvj.-iij chestes vij -a danne' coffer ijs vjdiij line shets, iij old sheats, iij han'gis viijs-iij borde clothes, ij towels, vij napkins v3—ij harden towels iiijd-v payre of harden sheats viijs-ix pound of heklid linte vj.-tallocandle & wood dishes vj-ij vestaments, ij tonakles, ij stoles one albe wth iij hangers xx3.—vj yeards of new lin & iiij yeards of new harden clothe v3- the reu'sion of brode clothe ijs. vjd-xix yeards of sake web iij3. iiijd-ix hespes of line, & a xj hanks of harden yarne xiiijs.—one harden shete xija -a fether bed a boulster & a code xij.-iij couerlits, ij happinges, iiij blankets, iij coddes wth an old matres x3-v quicians xvj-a stele capp & a couering xx-a tin bottel vjd-a capcase wth a looke viijd." IN YE LOFTE ffirst ij stand bedds wth postes

vj. viijd-iij chistes iij. iiij-ij cotes of plate xiij3 iiija—ya best fether bed & a boulster x-another fetherbed & a boulster vj3 -one matres ij3. iiija—vij fether coods v3-viij couerletes xv3one quilte &a bed coueringe iiijs-iiij blankets vj. viijd-one payr of woll comes vjd—a basket & iij kreles xija—a battell axe, a blake bill and a mall viija—iiij old blankets iij3. iiijd—a fether bed & a bouster iijs. iiijd.—ij somes a cowter a rostin iron & a spade iija presser a cownter a stand bed vj3. viija.—wolle spon & tobe spone xijs-iiij leapes xijd-a pale, & a milke syle iiijiij sakes xijd-vj yeardes of white clothe vj3.—vj yeardes of blacke clothe vjs viijd-iiij Jackets x3. IN YE FEYLD AT YE READ HEUGHE. xxiij kye a bull & vj calves xxx'.-xxj yowes, & iij topes liijs. iiij v lambes iiijs—a stone & a halfe of wolle vj-xix yeards of lin, & x of harden xv.-all wood about ye house xiiij kirtles of worset, & one of clothe, & a petticote xxvjs viij-ij frokes one of worset & an other of clothe wth yard of veluet xxx-one trayned gown wth a gard of veluet xxvj. viij.-a cassok of worset with a gard of veluet & an other of russet a froke & a cloke xxvj. viijd-ij kye xlvj. viij.-iij why stirks xxj.-ix patles & four payre of roffes vjs-v linen couer cheffes xvj3. viija—one hare broshe iiija—a faune skine, a payre of sere plathes iiijd-a quarter & a halfe of lin' clothe vjd. halfe a bend of lather, & a waistecote xxa. *



In the name of god Amen the xxij day of fabruari in the yere of ou' lord god 1564 I Jhone Coplane ye elder duelling in Witton gilbert toune being crased in bodie yit in good memori maks my last testament in man' and forme fouloing first I bequith my soule to Almighty god my maker & redeemer and my body to the earth in christians burial in saynt michaels church yard according to the lawes of this realm now vsed I bequith to my son Jhone Coplant x shepe and my brone cowe also to the sayd Jhone my grete brass pott and to his doghters amonghst them iiij peace of puder It' I giv to my sone thomas coplant x shepe wth my takked cow and a litle brass pott wth a puther dishe to his doghter and I will yt my third cow be sold to any yt will giv most for hir and wth the pre therof to bring me honesly forth wth all when I am dead and buried and ye rest of the mony yt remanes of ye cow p'ce be equalle devided be

1 This Will is valuable for the simplicity of its arrangements. The Inventory is also of an interesting nature.

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