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salte of sylver - COMPLETE
« 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?

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Grantley

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Re: salte of sylver
« Reply #1 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!

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SOM: BIRD, BURT aka BROWN - HEF: BAUGH, LATHAM, CARTER, PRITCHARD - GLS: WEBB, WORKMAN, LATHAM, MALPUS - WIL: WEBB, SALTER - RAD: PRITCHARD, WILLIAMS - GLA: RYAN, KEARNEY, JONES, HARRY - MON: WEBB, MORGAN, WILLIAMS, JONES, BIRD - SCOTLAND: HASTINGS, CAMERON, KELSO, BUCHANAN, BETHUNE/ BEATON - IRELAND: RYAN (WATERFORD), KEARNEY (DUBLIN), BOYLE(DUNDALK)

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Re: salte of sylver
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 September 10 12:13 BST (UK) »
Thankyou Arranroots,

I appreciate your help.

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Grantley