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sone & my three children viz. thomas georg & alies and'sone whome I mayke executours of thys my last will & testament It'm I do myyke my good mr m' Thomas lyddell' and my sayd brothe' george andersone sup'visours of thys my last will Requiryng them as my speciall trust is in theym to se the same executed accordinglye to 'truthe & for the vse & comodytie of my sayd wyffe & childringe I gyve to frannces liddell my Rayper

Í gyve to thomas liddell his brother my dagg I gyve to my s'vannt Rychard Westwood when he haythe mayd his Reknynge xls. Wetnesses mayster thomas lyddell— Raffe crags -Andrewe Westwood marchaunts, umfraye taylo' & georg Andersonne sargant.*


In the name of God Amen. The xiijth day of Octobre and in the year of our lord god 1567 I xp'ofor todd seke in bodye and hole of minde and in p'fite memorye maketh my last will and testament in forme followingeffyrst I give and bequith my soull vnto the holye and blessed trinite thre p’sons and one god and vnto the holye blessed virgine marye our ladye sainte marye and to all the blessed company of heaven And my bodye to be buried wthin the churche of St. Gregorye att the trynite alter of the sayd churche in stayndropp. It'm I giue and bequith vnto my mother ij kyen It'm I giue to eyther of my brethren John todd and thomas todd one whye I giue to eu'ye one of my servants one ewe shepe. It'm I giue to my sonne henry todd one old ryall, one crosse gilte, my best gold ringe and my best silu'

spone havinge the image of our ladye on the sayd spone It'm I giue vnto my doughter Anne todd my best brass pott It'm I giue to my brother John todd thre children eu'ye one of them one shepe and the rest of all my goods moveable and unmovable my debts trewlye payd and my

funerall expences deducte I guie to my wiffe Anne tod and to my children henry tod Thomas todd and Anne todd whom I make my hole executors and they to se me honestly brought furth as may seme good to ye honour of god and th’elth of my soull and to ye ordre of my degre. It'm I do make y® sup’visor of this my will my right trustye and welbeloued father in Lawe wm applebye and he to se this my will p’formed as my moste truste is in him Witnesses herof s' vmfray nattrem James tenannd xp'ofor dente wm clerke wth other mo

| The founder of the family of Liddell, of Ravensworth.

THE INVENTORYE of all the goods and cattels moveable & unmoveable of xp'ofor tod praysed by these vj me' henrye hedlie Ric' lambert Raphe person George nicholson John Jakson and w newbye the xx tië of December.

Imprimis ix oxe p'ce xij"—ix kye & ij calves p'ce x'-v stotts iij year old p'ce vl- ij whyes pc'e xxs—ij stirkes xiijs iija. xxxvij ewes, xxx lambs, ij wedders, iij toppes viiji vjø viija ail houshold stuffe & ap’pall iij"—all corne & haye wthin ye barne & upon ye earth wth pleugh waine wth all other things to them belonginge p'ced to xxv'. S’m lxvij' xiij'. iija.


ccxv. EDWARDE PARKINSON, OF BEAMONT HILL.' An Inventory of all the goods and cattels playt and Juels of Edwarde P’kinson layt of Beamont hill deceased prased the xij Julij 9. Elizab.

BEAMONT HILL. xx oxen lviij'. xxvij kye & one bull & xxij calves xlvj!. iijsinja. x** & iiij yowes & geld shepe xxxvij!. viij. iijxx and xvj lambes vijl xij viij horses xjl. vjø. viija iij pare of yron bun wheles iiij pare of woud wheles, iiij coupes, thre long wanes wth all the other pleugs & pleughe gere, wane & wane gere about the house xiij'. iiij'. iiija. The Hall One counter one brode table & a side table irijor formes vj buffett stoles a coupbord ij chaires ij counter clothes & the hangings xlvjø. vüja iiij basings and an ewer wth candelstekes xx*. Sum’a iij'. vjø. viija.

THE BUTTRE viij puther potts x .

One bassin an ewer a charger, ij puther dishes wth a brasin morter x. iij ambres wth a buttery table xv. iiij. old barrels & ij hoggsheds vjø. viijd. Croses & glasses ij'. xd. THE LOW BUTTEREY. iij giling fatts & two other tubbes xiij. iiija. The Pler. One trundle bed wth a fether bed, ij cov'letts a bolstr ij blanketts xxs. ij carpett table clothes xx*. v codds vs. ij cov'letts vs. One prisser vjø. viija. A litle table, one chist, iij chayres and iij formes x .


One trussing bedd, one trundle bedd wth a fetherbedd, a mattres, ij blanketts, ij shetts, ij cov'letts wth a cov'ing and a bolster xl. One chist, one yron chimney, a litle presser wth a chare xs. ij bedstokes, iiij happings, ij blanketts, iiij shets & ij codds xx. THE CHAMBER OVER THE Hall One pare of stand bedstokes & a trundell bedd, one fether bed, a mattress, ij blanketts ij shets, ij cov'letts, ij cov'ings, ij codds, & a bolster iij'. ij flanders chists

I Married first Anne, daughter of Ralph Hedworthe, of Harverton, and secondly a daughter of Crathorne, of Crathorne, in Cleveland. The surname of the deceased was in reality Featherstonhaugh, but one of his ancestors, the son of Perkin Featherstonhaugh, had adopted the patronymic Perkinson.

xx pare


an yron chymney, a chare & a litle boord xx'.

of shets vj'. xiij', inja. xiij pare of pillowbers xxiij'. iiijd. iiij linen boord clothes & iiij harden xx'. viij lining towels xiije. inja. One diap' table clothe & a dosen diap' napkins xxvjø. viija. ij dosen table napkins xij. THE CHAMBER OVER THE KITCHING. One pare of turned bedstokes (with bedding & hangings) vj!. xiij. irija. One

One pare or' cerved bedstokes (with bedding & hangings) jiji

. vjo. viija. Two dosen quisshinges & a half xls. Lining clothe & harden ix!. One flanders chist one litle cupstole, one ehare, one yron chimney & a forme wth the hangings on the chamber xxvj. viijų. In playt xxvj'. xiij®. iiij. His app'ell xl'. THE KITCHINGE All the brasen potts, spets, rackes and other kitching vessell vj'. xiij. inja. THE NEW CHAMBER One Table ij trussing bedstokes, ij fetherbedds, iiijor blanketts, iiij cov'letts iiij shets ij bolsters & one cov’ing iij!. vj. viija. THE

I'wo pare of bedstokes (with bedding) xxvjø. viijd. One litle yron chimney, ij chares and one chest xjø. viija. THE LARDER HOUSE

One great troughe, iij tubbes & a runlett x'.

THE CHAPPELL One trussing bed one fether bed (with bedding) xxvjø. viija.

THE CHAPPELL LOFT Two bedstokes, ij mattresses &c xvjo. THE STABLE LOFT & CHAMBER Three pair of bedstokes (beds & bedding) xx. THE MILK HOUSE The wood vessel Ixxvj'. viija. ij garnish of puther vessell ij'. vj'. viija.

THE NEW GARNER. One quarter of malte xiij'. irja. iijxx cheses & xiiij stone of butter iij'.

THE OLD GARNER. One ark and ij tonies vj'. viija vj bushels of rye xvjø. vj bushels of grots vjø. viiijd. One spinninge whele, iij pare of cards, iij pare of sheres, one fleke & ij basketts vjo. viijd. Woll xviij!.. vjø. viija. THE BACK HOUSE & BREW HOUSE. viij seckes & ij window clothes xvjø. iij bouting tubbes one long table with other stuff xx*. ij grete tubbes v soes, ij maskfatts & ij litle tubbis xxvjø viija. THE OXE HOUSE Thre pars of bedstoks (with bedding) xvj. viijd.

THE RY BARNE not buried xx thraves liij. iij. The whETE BARNE (&c.)

Cattle, furniture, &c. GRAYSTONES the same. Servants wages xxj?. x. viija. Funeral expenses xxx'. *


In rye


CCXVI. WILLIAM BROUNE, OF GATISHED, YEOMAN. In the name of god amen The xx' of maij in the yeare of of lord god 1567 I will’m broune of gatished in the countye of duresme yeoman callinge to remembranne the transitorie stat of man to gither with the p’swasions of sathan is a enemye to the saluac'on of man do not only declare this my last wyll and testament in man' as a stay to my consienc my wyffe & chyldrein but also in few wordes declare ye some of my profession as a testimonie of my ffayth and confusione of the deuyll ffiyrst I p’fesse and contesse one god in trinitie & that ther is no sauio" no mediator nor advocat butt onlye Jesus Christ god and man & yt he allon by ye sheddinge of his most precius blodd haith pacyfied the wrath of god Justlye conceyved against man & that there is no sanctaficac'on no redempc'on no? purgac'on of synne but onlye by the merits of the Christs deaith & passion & all other superstitions & feyned cattells onlye deuised to illud the symple and vnlerned as ye vile abuses of ye sea of Rome I vtterlye detest & abhore and as tuchinge my last will and testament ffyrst I bequeth my soull to almightie godd and my bodye to be buryed within my p’ishe churche of gatished It'm I gyve to the poore mans box ijR. &c. *

CCXVII. MARGARET GASCOIGNE, SINGLEWOMAN. An Invitory of all ye goods & cattells we were margaret gascoignes singlewoman w'in ye bishopbrick of durha’ lait deceased at ye whyt friers in london p’sed by Thom's lacy gentilman A• Dn'i 1567 ye xxiiij of march.

First one lease of grang called oxnold feld night dallington maid by ye Right honorable Henry lait Erle of Westmerland to hir in recompene of hir childs porc'on wich he had remaining in his hands of ye yerely value of lx' ye rents paid & all other paments discharged. Item ye said erle did by his last will & testament geve & bequith vnto hir all yt his interest & iease for terme of yeres we he had in ye deanrye of darlington of ye. yerly value yo rents paid &c. of xl'. She nether aught any debts nor yet gave any legaces. First a goune of chaungable taffatie laid one wi gold laic lxvjø. viijd. A goune of silk grogram laid one wt silke laic xlvjá. viije

? One old goune of moccado xxvjø. viijd. Two kirtells wherof one of changable tafatie tho'ther of grogram xxx”. Two peticotts thone of skerlet th'other of stamell xxxv. Two frenche hodes wt lytle billiment of gold lxvjø. viija. Other necessary app'ell xxvj. viija. S'ma of ye app'ell xiiij'. xviij'. inija.

! Daughter, apparently, of Sir Henry Gascoigne, of Sedbury, in Richmond. shire, by Margaret, daughter of Sir R. Cholmley, which Margaret after the death of her first husband, became the second wife of Henry, Earl of Westmurland, who seems to have got into his hands the fortune of the deceased, and to have granted her a lease near Darlington in its stead.




Inventory 3 Ap. 1557 Inter alia,

Inter alia, Thre spones we knoppes of our ladie & v wt lyons p'cell gilt xxx'. A lytle peac of silver p'cell gilt xx'. A lytle salt doble gilt xs. Fleshe in ye backes xl. Geese & pullen vjø. viija.

CCXIX. JOHN WELLES, PREST. An trew Inventorye of all suche goods as Sir John Welles prest had in his chamber at Durham at the houre of his deathe the xxvij of Aprill 1567 One Iron chimney wth tonges and other things therto belonging vs. One happing two blanketts & two codds ije. Two pressors one litle almerye two litle tables two charrs iiij quishons x'. Two gowens, ij clocks, one cotte and two pair of hose xx'. His books xiij. iiijd. His colles and his woode iij'. inja. His songe books ij*. vja. Mony in his purse xiij*. viija. S’m lvjø. ijd.

ccxx. JOHN FETHERSTONE, OF HARTILPOLE.' An Inve’tory of all the goods app'tening John fetherstone of hartilpole the vj day of marche (1567) deceased.

Inp’mis lawrenc botson owing vnto ye said John fetherston vj foder of lead xlij!. Rob't cuthbart j fodr of lead vij? —cuthbart natres halff j foder of lead the pric iijs xs-Raphe howrd j foder & a half of lead the pric x'—gye fetherston ij fodr of lead xiij' vje viija—myhell fetherstone j fod" of lead vj' xiij®. inja, will’m lawe owing to ye said John ij lods of lead vre pric xxviij' -wm dobbinson half j lode of vre pe vije — Raphe ritter j lode & iij horse lode of vre xxiiij' vj_John wright & henry muthyson halfe j lode of vre pric vijs —the workme' of ye grengreves iij horse lod vre pric x8 vjų–John watson & Rob't his sonne half j lode of vre pric vija-georg peirt iij horse lode of vre x' vjd. wm ruter half j lode of vre vijk

— Roland gibson j lode of vre xiiij®— Ric heryson half j lode of vre vije — xp'ofor baynbrig

i Of the family of Featherston or Featherstonhaugh, of Stanhope, and stati yned apparently at Hartlepool, then one of the principal sea-ports of the county, aj a seller of the lead which constituted the chief wealth of his family. The price of lead at the period, and of the raw ore, in which the deceased had an interest, will not fail to attract attention.

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