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Help please with 1687 Inventory
« on: Friday 06 March 15 11:20 GMT (UK) »
I have an Inventory to a Will of 1687 for one of my ancestors who was a yeoman farmer.  The last entry appears to say:  "Chattle Lease" and the value is 450 out of a total for the Inventory of 676.  Can anyone please tell me if I am likely to be reading it correctly and, if so, what it means.

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Pyper
Mawby, Warwickshire: Osborne, Gloucestershire & Brixton; Porter, Woolwich; Cocksedge, Badwell Ash; Carrier, Trowbridge.

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Re: Help please with 1687 Inventory
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 March 15 11:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi, chattel was an item of movable property ie furniture / animals ie not land /buildings so I suspect as a farmer this would be the meaning here.

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Re: Help please with 1687 Inventory
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 March 15 22:00 GMT (UK) »
Agree with Diddy.

The word "chattel" and the word "cattle" are, etymologically speaking, the same word.
All identified names up to and including my great x5 grandparents: Abbot Andrews Baker Blenc(h)ow Brothers Burrows Chambers Clifton Cornwell Escott Fisher Foster Frost Giddins Groom Hardwick Harris Hart Hayho(e) Herman Holcomb(e) Holmes Hurley King-Spooner Martindale Mason Mitchell Murphy Neves Oakey Packman Palmer Peabody Pearce Pettit(t) Piper Pottenger Pound Purkis Rackliff(e) Richardson Scotford Sherman Sinden Snear Southam Spooner Stephenson Varing Weatherley Webb Whitney Wiles Wright

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Re: Help please with 1687 Inventory
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 March 15 09:09 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both for this.  There is a problem in that a large number of animals and the house furniture is listed separately in the Inventory.  What is not listed is any land or house.  I think perhaps I have read it wrongly although it does look very much like Chattle Leasse.
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Pyper
Mawby, Warwickshire: Osborne, Gloucestershire & Brixton; Porter, Woolwich; Cocksedge, Badwell Ash; Carrier, Trowbridge.


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Re: Help please with 1687 Inventory
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 March 15 10:07 GMT (UK) »
A chattel lease is "a lease which could be bequeathed by will. Sometimes referred to as chattels, chattel estates, or simply leases." Stuart A. Raymond Words from Wills. cb
Broadley (Lancs all dates and Halifax bef 1654)

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Re: Help please with 1687 Inventory
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 March 15 11:11 GMT (UK) »
he may not have had his own property but rented the farm as did my Legg ancestors in Yorkshire. They employed a lot of men / were quite wealthy but didn't have their own farm.

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Re: Help please with 1687 Inventory
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 March 15 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both so much for this.  You have solved my problem.

Pyper
Mawby, Warwickshire: Osborne, Gloucestershire & Brixton; Porter, Woolwich; Cocksedge, Badwell Ash; Carrier, Trowbridge.