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do gyve vnto my sonne John tompson my best gune It'm I do gyve vnto an more a new whytt cote wth a chist to kepe hir gear Also I will & bequieare m' Anthony mydleton of kepeyeare to be the sup'visor of this my last will & testament in considerac'on thereof I do gyve vnto ye said Mr Anthony mydleton a gylted sylver reinge for a tocking laste of all I do gyve & bequieth vnto my welbeloved doughter An tompsonn all my goods moveablye & vnmoveablye whome I ordayn and make my Soll executrix my debts discharg & paid In wytnes whereof I the said michiell Tompson haue setto my Syng as followithe Wyttnessis of this will & testamant henry fairehalleps Robert Braideshawe John farbyk Edward wrytter.
CCLX. GEORGE SMITHE, OF DURHAM.
Aug. 20. 1570. my bodye to be buried in the churche yeard of the northe baley on the est syde of the thorne trea INVENTORY 25 Jul 1571. Inter alia One cupbord carved viiijs- -One gowne of london blew furred & faced wth black conye xxvj. viijd. One gown faced wth fox xxvj. viijd. One gown faced wth fewnes xx". One old gown faced wth blake coney x. One gowne faced with Shanks xvj. One dublett of chaingable saircenett iijs. iiij &c. One coveringe of baltkyn lynid wth blew buckeron xiijs. iiijd. One lairg coveringe wth Images vij. One chist cou'd wth blake ley' xs. One litle coffer cou'd with blake ley & banded wth yron iiijs. One silke hatt xxd. Certeyn old books ijs. One old ryall, two old nobles & vs in gold iiij' xvj3. 8d. In cheike a syds xj. 1 gunne hole grots In spanishe money xxxiij. vjd. S'm tot. bonor. xxvij. iij. viija. Debts To his hostes baker for one quarters bord xxvj3. viija. To his Landerer viij. The fun'Rem' clare xxj' iiij3.
CCLXI. LIONELL SNAWDon, of bradFURTH, LABORER.
The Inventarie of all & singler the goods and cattails moveable & vnmoveable wch lionell Snawdon late of Bradfurthe in ye countye of Yorke laborer deceased had & was owner vpon wthin the Dioc' of Durh'm at the day of his deathe
ffyrst at Coltp'ke in Northu'berland as ffolowth. Item iij kye wth yr calves iiij'-vj yowes & lambes xxvs. viijd-whether sheip viijiiij dynmont sheep xijs--a lining sheite ij3 vja—A stott that ye said lionell lent John Brown xvjs. S'm vij' vs.ij.
John Snawdon Alderma' of morpethe owth ye said lionell for one fatt oxe xxiijs-wydgit ffenwicke of Sta'ton for one speir staff ijs viijd-Roger ffenwicke of Stainton haithe a sword of ye said lionells worthe v-Richard ffenwike of the same owethe the said lionell in borrowed money vj. S'm xxxvij. viijd. S'm tolis ix' ijd. *
CCLXII. THOMAS NEVELL, OF RABIE, GENT.'
THE INVENTARIE of thomas nevells goods quike and dead laite of Rabie gent sene & p'ised the xijth of februarie Ano 1570 by thes iiijor honest me' henrie thompson will'm Crawfurthe John Todd and John Bailes.
Imp'mis ij kye iij' & one meyre xx-iiij'-herd corne & oits vnberied xlvjs viijd-certen brasse vessell & certen puder vessell with ij latten candlestiks xij-one reckin croke, j spete j cressett one kettle, ij cawdrons, one rosting yro', one paire of tongs viij-one cupbord xiiij-one kirne, one scuttle, iij aile potts, ij barrells one busshell, one meat table, wth ij skeills & vij bourds iiijs vjd. All his rayment, j lyn sheit, one harden sheit, one codwaire xx3-one old bedd clothes, two bourds, one secke & one poike iijs vja—one harden paist sheit, one harden leven clothe painted clothes j arke, one lode saddle, one tonne, iij old tubbs and A kytt xvs viijd-A gannr & ij henns xxjd.One bed clothes in rabie mill ijs iiijd.A morter to braye spice in one haye spaid, one pottinger, & one ledder flackett wth certen wood vessell iiijs iiijd-one litle hatchett one axe vjd_sex acres of herd corne in cleatlam feild iiij1. S'm xiiij' xijs xa. that he was owing the said daye and yeare ffyrste to John tod and w'm tod of Rabye for two children por'cons of goods as more plainlie shall appeare by one obligac'on iiij' iijs iiijd & for rent of the saime vnpaid xxx3-cxiij iiijd-for the quenes rent in rabie iiijs. vjd.-for the quenes rent in shotton iiijs ijs—for rent in cleatl❜m to the dean of Durh'm & the chapiter yr xxxiijs iiijd-for ye rent of Rabie myln xliijs viijd-to John wodm's miln' of the same for iij q'res waigs xvjs-to edward wedderell for his waigs x3-to lancelot em son for h's waigs iijs-to ailes litle for hir q're waigs ijs vjd to mr John Killinghall for A whye xv3-to John
1 Unquestionably of the family of the Earl of Westmoreland, who, in the year before the date of this Inventory, had forfeited his estates. Times with the deceased must have been greatly changed, when instead of paying his rent to the head of his house, the Queen became his landlord. The Inventory seems to prove that at the time of his death, which was probably hastened by the misfortunes of his family, he was exercising the humble vocation of a miller.
baills of shotton iijs-to thom's pereson of Rabye ij xd to old pereson wyffye of Rabie xxix.-to John dothwhate for v kye jeast xx-to will'm cokefeld for a meyre xxx3 4a-to old geoge bailes for j pake saddle & v pennce worth of clowt lether ijs xd to roland phillope iiijs viija to Thomas Birkdell x*—to barberie nevell for the ferme of v yowes & ye p'ce of ye same xxiiijs-to Bern'd nattresse xviijs-to James lawson for dressing of a saddle xijd-to henrye Thompson xijs iiij to vx' wlm brabant for a chease xijd-to Arthur wodm's wif wedo viijd-to Ric pickerin for v bz of rye vjs xjd—to Johu Em'son of shotton iij3— to John fed'stone for vj pecks rye ijs ixd—to ye said John for one bz bigg xvjd-to John Ewbanke for strawe iijs--to the said John for ij bz of otes & half A bz rye iijs ijd-to Cuthb'rt bales for one arke & one lodd of malt xiiijs viijd-borowed of wm herison iijs viijd-borowed of nicholas barber iiijs-to xp'ofor dent xiiijs iiijd-to Thomas Wilson xij-for the fun'all expenss vij-to Ralf Watson for his hand labor & fyve lodd of dong xvjd-for repac'on of y howse vjs viijd-for ijo of his sisters childre' porc'ons of goods whose names are Eliz lon' & Margarett lon' xx3 a peice eyr of them xls. S'm to'is Debitor xxvj xijs ja.
CCLXIII. ROBERT BETSON, OF GATESHEAD, MASTER AND
INVENTORY 20 Nov 1570. Inter alia, In money xviij'. vj. In gold iiij flaunders crownes v old angels & two new ryalls iiij' xiiij. A silver salt, a silu' peace weying xiiij ownce & iij quarters at iiijs the ownce lix. ix silu' spones, a silu' whissell, a tablet, a silu' hart, iij silu' gaudies, beeds, a crucifix, ij paire of crooks a tach, ij small kepers, xvj old pennc all co'teyning in weight 17 ownce & a q'ter iij' ix. ij women belts wth ij heads & the berers 17 ownces & a quarter iij' ix. A Ribben of grean silk a purse & a belt of french wyer xvj.—a chalder sand coles xxd.—a black bill & ij staffes viij. ij stones of occam tow xijd -Pledges being in his hand. Of will'm waughes wife a frocke wch lyeth in pawne of xviij. A paire of ambers beads with ix silu' gaudies in pledg at viij.—ij salt fish & an half xvd.
CCLXIV. WILLIAM DAGG, OF GATISSHED, SPURRIER.
In the name of god amen the xviijth of Decembre 1570 I will'm Dagg of the towne of Gatisshed spurrier being sicke in my body but yet I praise god being p'fit in remembrance make
this my last will & testament after this man' & forme folowing, first of all I co'mit my soull to almightie god who hath created me in to this word and to Jesus Christ my holy savior and redem' who hath redemed me wth his most p'cious bloud & if shall please almightie god of his m'cy and goodnes to take me vnto his m'cy from this p'sent world then I will that my body shalbe buried in the church yard of Gatished. Item I geue to yo poore mans box ijs. It'm yt Gerard fennicke of haterton is owen vnto me for one bay horse xx. John Retterforth of Morpeth is owing me xxxvjs viijd. John coup of angherton xx3. Gerard Cutler of Angherton xiiij. thomas tailer of Alnwick xvj. viijd. John Neilson of berington xxvs. Richard heworth of hartley for one horse xvjs and one sevmond Robert Jackson of Duddaue for one maire xx". Thomas selby of gryndon for one saddill iiijs. Rob't Du'ne of owes vnto me iiij. Item Will'm Johnson of Burston viijs. Edward humble of chirton xiij3. iiija. Item tho' pu'shon of Pelay xiijs. & iiija. It' Will'm neilson of hartborne xx". Jeffrey Reyne of Darlington xls. John Richardson of kirkley vjs. viijd. Roger blythman of Newcastle xxiijs. iiijd. Anthony Stappleton oweth me as co'cerning one reckning liijs. iiij. the lord of Newton in Glendall' x. these be the debts that I will'm Dagg doth owe as foloweth. It'm to Rohard Rea clark xxxiij. iiij. Also I giue my house yt I dwell in af1 my death vnto my wife Alleson dag during her wedowhed and if she chaunce to mary then the said house to come to my sonne Andrewe Dagge & his heires lawfully begotten of his body failing that he haue no ishcwe of his body then the said house to come to the rest of my men children All the rest of my goodes movable and vnmovable I geue to Allison Dagg my wife and all my children whom I make my holl and full executors of this my last will & testament & they to see all things truly discharged to the trew meaning therof wch I pray god it may be to his glory & my soulles helth witnesses & recordes of this my last will and testament Nicholas Allen, Thomas hobson, Robert Black, John hutchinson clerke.
THE INVENTORY of all the goods movable & vnmovable of Will'm Dagg prased by iiij men will'm Donkin laurence stampe John Becke Will'm potts ye yong' ye viij of february 1570.
Imp'mis one Iron chymney ij rost Irons, one spete, one por, one paire of tonges one recken crooke vj-one kettill, iiij pannes viijs-iiij brasse potts, a frying pan vjs viijd-iij pottell pottes, j
The Strothers were at this period owners of Kirknewton, or Newton in Glendale. The deceased appears to have had very extensive dealings from the Tees to the Tweed.
q'rt pot & pint pot ix-xv peace of puther vessell, iij saltes and ij pottingers xijs-j table, j basing, vij ca'dlesticks, one long settle, ij fourmes vs-j ambry, & a drinke ambry viijs-xiiij paire of hose vj3-one cloke, & one gowne xvjs-ij dublets vj3— ij Jackets and one Girkine vjs-j shart, j cap, j hat, iijs viijd—ij fether coddes, iiij flocke coddes vjs-iij coverlets & iij old happins viijs-xxtie yardes of wollen cloth xx3-ix pound of happin yarne iij-one chist, & one coffer vijs ijd-one paire of buts & an old swerd ijs viijj paire of bed stocks & j old p❜sser iiijsv old quissions viijd-ij paire of bedstocks & the hangings vs xxtie stone of old butter xxxiijs iiij-ij bowells of Ry vs iiijij peckes of malte xijd-vj tubs one little sea iij skeales, iij litle tubs iijs one old cont', j chist, j peck & a fyedle iiij3—iiij old skeales & j pakcloth xxa-ij paire of wood skeles one bilstaffe iiij-one trusse in hay ijs—one horse & one mare xl'—one cowe xviij3-ij pack saddles & ther gere iijs-the work gere belonging to ye shopp & one little of Iron xiijs iiijj old hauling & one forme viijfouer lynnen sheats ix harde' sheits xx'-viij pillowers iiij coddes vs iiijd-one bourd cloth, ij towels iiij napkins ijs-ij dosen trenchers, ij croses vj dishes, one paire of teymes viijd. Sum'a xv viijs viijd. DEBTS OWEN TO Will'm dagg as foloweth Gerard fennicke of haterton xx-John Rutterforth of Morpeth xxxvj3. vja—John of Angerton xx3
Gerard Culter of Angerton xiiij-tho' tailer of Alnwicke xvj viijd-Geffray Reine of Darlington xl-John Richardson of Kirkley vjs viijd-Roger Blythman of Newcastle xiijs iiij Anthony stappleton lijs iiijd-will'm strotter the lord of newton in Glendall x-John Neilson of Berington xxvs- Rich' heworth of hartely xvjs-Rob't Dune of Etell iiijs-will'm Johnson of Burston viijs-Edward humble of chirton xiij iiijd-Thomas Punsheon of Pelay xiijs iiij-will'm wilson of hartburne xx3. Sum'a xvj1 x ijd. DEBTS yt ye said will'm Dagg oweth. To Richard Rea xxxiijs iiijd To Margaret Rannd xx3-for shop ferme iiij-to Richard whitfeild one yerd & iij quarters of lynen eloth iij vj-thomas wigh'm ij'To Nicholas Teisdell as co'cerning one gray mare vjd viijd-to Richard Acrig for j yerd and a half of white iijs-Peter bell for a dublet iijs-thomas howes for shering xx. Sun'a iij1 xvij3. vja.