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Title: salte of sylver - COMPLETE
Post by: grantleydawn on Wednesday 29 September 10 11:51 BST (UK)
I have a 1517 Will that includes two references;
my olde salte of sylver and
my best ij [2] Saltes of Sylver.
I assuming referring to items in the household, along with gobletts, spoons & cups.

Can anyone tell me what a "salte of silver" is?

Regards
Grantley
Title: Re: salte of sylver
Post by: Arranroots on Wednesday 29 September 10 11:58 BST (UK)
A salt is just what it sounds like - a container for salt which was given pride of place at the dining table - often they came in pairs.

Although salt is cheap and plentiful now, it is an essential to life and therefore pricey at different times in history - Roman soldiers were paid in salt!

Kind regards, Arranroots  ;)
Title: Re: salte of sylver
Post by: grantleydawn on Wednesday 29 September 10 12:13 BST (UK)
Thankyou Arranroots,

I appreciate your help.

Regards
Grantley