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viiij. vj buffett stooles vj. A chaire viijd. A long table on a frame vs. A porre and a paire of tongs ij. viijd. A square cupborde iiij. vj quishyngs wrowght in the frame viij. xij old quishings v. ij formes xvjd. A course carpett clothe for the longe table and a cupbord clothe ijs. Sm' xlijs. viij. Item xij silverspones gilt at th'endes iij'. iiij. xij sylv spones wh J. H. on th'endes iij'. Twoo tynne saltes viij. xv lattin candlesticks xx". Certen stone potts and glasses xviijd. A latten basen xijd. xij pewther playtes wth trenchers for ye same vj. viijd. A litle cupborde ijs. An almerye wth iiij doores & ij shootts xiij. iiijd. Twoo graters viijd. Twoo hoggeshedes iij di' hoggesheades & ix barrells xj. Twoo gallon flaggons th'one of lether th'other of wod xx". Sm' ix'. ij3. vja. THE HIGHE CHAMBRE. In napperye in lynen sheites xvj paire, certen old harden sheites & xvj pillowbers vj'. xiij3. iiijd. Twoo diaper borde clothes, th'one fyve yerdes longe, th'other iiij yerdes longe, foure lynen boorde clothes thre harden boorde clothes, three diaper towells, ix diaper napkins, ij doz & di' of lynnen napkins wth blew barres, vij lynynge towells & ij cupbord clothes iij'. vijs. iiijd. Two Danske chistes, a litle chist bound with yron, a candle chist & an other old chist xxiij. iiij. A presse wth ij floores & v doores xls. A foldinge table ijs. vij litle quisshines & ij longe quisshings of croole wrowght wth the nedle & a carpett clothe that is in workinge withe crooles for the same vj1. xiij. iiij.-vj fetherbeddes withe vj bolsters & a course fetherbed tyke v1. vj. viijd. viij mattresses and ix bolsters liij. iiija. xij pyllowes xiij3. iiijd.—xij paire of blanketts & viij happings xlijs. In coverletts xx v'. In coveringes for beddes iij of tapestrie and ij of dornix vij'. A carpett clothe of tapestrie worke v yerde longe & a yerde and a quarter depe xxxiijs. iiij.—v standinge beddes wth cordes ls. Twoo testors wth curtens of saye & ij testors wth curtens of croole ls. Three cotes of plaite & iij stele cappes xl. A press of waynscott in the nurc'ie xiij. iiij. The hangings there and in the p'lor vja. viija. S'm lij'. viij. THE BREWHOUSE. A brew leade & a culinge leade in a frame vj'. A maskefatt, twoo gilinge fatts, a lytle tubbe & stone trowghe xls. Certen stuffe in the bultinge house iijs. iiij. S'm viij. iijs. iiijd. THE KITCHINGE. One great cawdren wth an yron bande xls. Three little old cawdrens, v pa'nes, v brasse potts, a possenett, ij yren potts, ij fryenge pa'nes, a drepinge panne, a girdyron & iij paire of pott clips iij'. v speitts, a payre of cobyrons, a paire of tonges, a porr & a fyer shule xxvj3. viija. A fleshe axe, a choppinge knife and a mynsinge knife and a gullye iij. iiij.—iij garnishe of pewter vessell, a doz' & di' of pottingers and twoo hand basens v'. iijs.

iiij. A new basen & ewer of tynne vj. viij. S'm xj'. x3. THE LARDER. Twoo tubbs for saltinge fleshe xx. A hoggeshed for otemeale xviij. iiij emptie kaskes iiij. S'm xxv3. vja. THE MILKHOUSE. xij chesfatts, xx bolles, viij butter cuppes, a butter kytt, a sooe, ij skeills, ij kirnes, ij standes and certen vessell that was in the wollhouse xx. A candle case, a pair of musterd wherns, ij spynynge wheles wth certen boordes v3. S'm xxv. THE P'LOR. A cupborde ijs. A chaire viij. A cupborde clothe of dornix vjs. viij. S'm ix. iiijd. APPARELL. A damaske gowne without ly'nen wth a laice of Gold xxxiijs. iiijd. A newe clothe gown furred wth white la'me and faced withe blacke conye xls. One grene clothe gowne faced with blacke conye wth laice of silu' xx. A blacke cloke with a spanishe cape & a old blacke cote vj3. viija. A woman's gown of damaske with a yard of velwett xxxiij. iiijd. A woman's gown new of fyne pewke faced with blacke conye xxxiij3. iiija. An olde clocke gown garded with velvett xiij. iiija. scarlett pettycote x3.

S'm ix'. ix.

CORNE, &c.


An old

In the name of God Amen. the xxviij day of Julij Ao. 1566 witnessithe that I Jhone Blaxton of Seaton wthin the p'ishe of Seh'm my bodi to be buried wthin the quere nighe vnto where mine ancistors lieth. It'm I giv vnto Margret Blaxton my wif all within the hall and chamber, and the litle house she dwellithe in att this present wth outen payng any rent during hir naturall life. It'm I giv vnto every of my childers. children a yow and a lamb. It'm I giv vnto Adam Blaxton my sone xx3. It'm I giv to Denes Littest and his wif xx3. It'm I giv to Rauf Blaxton my sone xx3. It'm I giv to Richard Collin and his wif xx. It'm I giv to Isabell Sampton xx". It'm I giv to will'm Rede ij oxen & ij stotts, wth yoke & some belonging to the same, and also to the sayd will'm ij horses, one long waine & a coopwane & half the corne winter & ware of the odd land in the feld. It'm I giv to Anes Snaudon xxvj. viijd. and to George hir sone a yow & a lamb. It'm I giv to Thomas Wright my curate iij. iiijd. It'm I will yt mine executors have th'occupation of this farmold one yere after my discease. The residu of my goods (&c.) I give vnto M'gret Blaxton my wif, Rauf Blaxton my sone and will'm

See his Pedigree, SURTEES I. 276. Mr. Surtees had apparently not seen this will.

Blaxton whome I doy make my hole executors and my trusty frend George Blaxton of Farneton Hall to be sup'visor -unto whome I give xx" for his counsell and paynes thereinAlso I will yt if Adam my sone be not favourable & kind vnto my executors that then he shall pay the sum of lx' debts vnto them.


xls &c.*

-His lair stone vjs. viijd. Funeral expenses


In the name of God Amen. The xxjth of Decembre Ao. D'ni 1566. I will'm Claxton of Burnehall in the Countye of Durh'm Esquiremy bodye to be buryed in the p'ishe churche of St Oswolds in Durh'm wher the executors of this my last will and testament shall thinke good by th' advice of my sup'visors-I will also that my vncles Robert Claxton clerke and Roger Claxton shall haue my hole man house at Burnehall [with lands, &c. described] for the bringinge vp of my five younge children vnto suche time my heyr whome so ev' God shall appointe cume to full & lawfull age. [He next makes a provision out of his lands to raise a fund for the marriage portion of his three daughters Katherine, Ellenor, and Margerye.] I give to Ayles Midelton my sister in law two Kyen and two calves. And also I give to xp'ofer Hutchinson one queye wth calue. Also I give to Thomas Tedcastle my s'vant my whyte amblinge nagge. (Children, Robert, Anthonye, Jerrard, Katherin, Ellenor, Margery.) I will and bequith vnto Robert Claxton, Roger Claxton, Xp'ofer Chaytor, Cuthb't Rackett & Xp'ofer Mayre my best gray maire, one yron gray meare and a sorel nagge.

INVENTORY. IN THE GREAT CHAMBRE Ye hangings of read & greine viij. ij new cov'ings of bedds xxvjs. viijd. iij cov'letts ijs. iiij.iiij pare of blanketts xix. vij happings xvj. viij linne shets xxj3. vj pare of harden shets ix. ij fether beds & ij bolsters liijs. iiijd. v Codds & v codwares x3. viijd Thre mattresses xij. iij old bolsters ijs. Thre testers with hangings of read & greane xijs. IN THE BUTTERI & PARLAR ij bord clothes iiij. v candelstickes iiij. ij harden towells iiijd. xviij table napkins viijs. ij chares xvjd. A stone cruse wth a cov' and vij other cruses xvij. xij pewther trencher viij. & silvr spones 1. iij pewthyr salts & a dossen sawcers viijs. viij. vj spice plates ijs. xjd. iiij dublers ij dishes and a basinge x. vj. viij great platers xv. iiijd. Five pottingers iij.

vjd. vij bigger dishes vj. vd. A pewther basing and an ewer vjs. viij. One ambre x. ij cupbord clothes ijs. xj quissions vijs. One chiste for spice and a candel chiste xx". IN THE KITCHIN One great cawdron xviijs. ij lesse cawdrons x. ij brasse potts, a little pott and a posnet of brasse xvj. One great panne & ij lesse pannes xvjd. One brasse morter v. ij spets & a payre of rakes iij. A brulinge yron xijd A brandreth of yron xijd. A rost yron xijd. One pare of tongs ij raken croks & ij pott clips iijs. A fryinge panne vj. IN THE BREWHOUSE Gilefatts & iij mashing fatts iijs. 4. v standes & a pott for drinke iij. iiijd. vj tubbes iij. iiij. iij wood dublers iijd. IN THE MILKE HOUSE xij milke bowells vs. ij kirnes xx. One great bowell vjd. iij skeylls xijd. A milke skeyl, a kitt to put milke in & a tunnele iiij. vij chesfatts xvj. IN OTHER houses One hamp' & ij basketts xija. One kitt for salt butter viijd. ij hogesheads or tun'es ij3. viija. One temes for corne vjd. ij spinning wheles ijs. A payre of wolle cayrds iiijd. A bus' & a peke of wood xx. ij seves & ij wheat ridles one ote riddle iij scuttells & ij lepes ij. 8d. ij window clothes & viij seks ix. Thre payre of bedstocke iij. One bed wth wheles ijs. THE WAYNES (&c.) HIS APP'ELL One gowne x. iij Jackets xxxiiijs. ij payre of hose vjs. viija. A dublet of canvise & a waiste cote of fustian vs. One blake cloke & one old cloke viijs. Four yerds of meld frese iiij. vja. A taffyta hatt v3. A paire of boots & a pare of shoes iij. ij shirts vjs. Two cotes of plat cov'd wth read xl3. RELL. Three linings for a gowne coller iiijs. One patcott sowed wth read silke and gold vs. A strayt gowne of worset gardid xxxiij3. iiijd. Two lose gownes of cloth xviij. A kirtle of blake taffetay aud one of read xv3. An old kirtle of wosset ijs. A petticote of read viijs. A varinngale & a quissionet of fustian in ap'es ijs. Two fraunche hoods xl. CATTELL &c. ij stele cappes.



In the name of god Amen I Will'm walton of the city of durham drap' being in p'fect and good remembrance the xij of May An'o Dom' 1566 being sick of bodi and hole of m❜nd & in p'fect fayth of Jesus Christ make here my last will and testa

1 A Durham merchant, of great opulence and trade, whose name occurs as a creditor in almost every Inventory of his period. His stock in trade is singularly curious.

ment as in forme folowthe first I do bequith my soule to almighty god and my bodi to be buried in the church of saynt nicholas in Durh'm or els where it shall please god to call me to his mercye I giv to eu'e one of my children wch ar vnmaried thirty pounds of lawfull inglish moni for ther children portion yt is to say Richard Walton Jhone Walton Will'm Walton Kateren walton alleson walton Annes walton and m'gret walton I will yt Jhone walton will'm walton do follow the scole att vnuersite & there mother to helpe them besids there ouen portions according to her descretion Also I giv to Elener my wife the leace of my house during her naturall life and if Richard my sonne do mari in the tone he to have the one half of the sayd house equally devided or if he duell in the sayd tonne and att hir deathe to remane all in his hands during my leace. Also I bequith to annes walton my doghter the leace of thomas clener farmhold in hutton during my yeres also I giv to euery one of my children ij silver sponnes Also I giv to Robert cooper a cole clothe for his wife another of Yorkshier marbell I giv to my brother hew walto' and his wife my ij woorkday gounes to mak eather of theme a cote & to hew walton I giv my new colered cote Also I giv to georg walton and Elizabeth walton his children everi one of them v shillings Also I giv to gillian my sisters children and alleson my sisters children everi one of theme ij shillings for a token also I giv to the alderma' to sustene the toune xx" also I giv to be destrebuted to poore housholders wthin saynt nicholas p'ishe xx Also I do giv to the poore scolers wch do lerne at the scoole xs Also I mak Elenir walton my wife full executrix of this my last will and testament and of all my goods moveable & vnmoveable my dettes & legaces payd and descharged I mak Mr. Jhone Pilkenton Mr. will'm birche p'bendaries christofor surtis and rich' coop' sup'visors of this my last will and testament and for there paynes I giv to euery one of them xx. Also I giv to hew walton xiij' iiija. euery yere vntell vij yeres ended to pay for his house rente to be geven after to hime or to his wife whether levith longer for seven yeres be ended also if my wife will nott stand to be full executrix but stand to hir thirds I giv hir over & besids hir thirds a silver pece, a silver salt ij silver spoones and all the insight gere as presser collered ambroy & all vessell wth all bedding as fatherbedds mattrasses wth all that p'tenithe thervnto during hir life and thayeto remane to the children now vnmaried

Also I giv to the prisoners xl. ather in mete or mony according to my wifes descretion Also I giv to my wife my ambling gelding which is att Mr evers I giv to Richard walton my cote of playts my stele sappe my sleves of mayle my poll axe

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