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Offline MrDudley

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William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« on: Friday 16 November 18 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I'm having trouble understanding the worth of 2 inventories as I cant read this script.

One is for Thomas Bent, Gent who was Lord of the Manor of Cosby in the 1550s. He dies 1555, I'm not sure where the sum total of his inventory is wrote. I've attached below.

Secondly, Is the Inventory sum of his father William Bent, Gent. He dies 1539, and as with Thomas I'm not sure where the sum total is or indeed what it says. I've also attached the top part of William's will as he had been transcribed as 'William Bent of Cosby Holl' is this actually 'Cosby Hall' or is it 'William Bent of Cosby Gent'
In Subsidy Rolls, William is appraised as highly as most Squires in the County and is of the rank of 'Gentleman'

I've attached a snippet from the bottom of the Inventories where I think the sum is wrote but I can try and snip other bits as needed. The Wills/Inventories are also on FindMyPast.
Richard Dudley of Cosby, Leic, Gentleman
William Lagden of Radwinter Hall, Essex
William Marsh of Ely, Cambs, Gentleman
John Tibbals of Ireland House, Leic
George Bent of Cosby, Leic, Gentleman
William Black of Kilby, Leic, Gentleman
Edmond Read of Sutton in the Elms, Leic, Gentleman
Thomas Asher of Peatling, Leic, Gentleman
Richard Swynfen of Sutton Cheney, Leic, Gentleman
John Cotes of Aylestone, Leic, Gentleman
Humphrey Elkington of Malmesbury, Wilts, Gentleman

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 November 18 14:07 GMT (UK) »
Any clearer?

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 November 18 14:38 GMT (UK) »
First, it is definitely:  ...off cosby holl

In relation to Thomas, it's messy but:

Sum(me) [?nn] score ^& xij^ poundes [an amount of shillings crossed out] iiijs xd
all thynges dyscharged


The second word needs more thought.

In relation to William:

Sum(ma) totalis clxx li ij s viijd
p(ra)syd by john p(ar)ke will(ia)m Ransu(m) Rog(er) [neyse?]
Ryc(hard) hefford de cosby


ADDED:

I now think the second "word" for Thomas is a dash then a number:  - iiij

So for Thomas, four score and twelve pounds, four shillings and ten pence.

For William, one hundred and seventy pounds, two shillings and eight pence.


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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 November 18 14:47 GMT (UK) »
In relation to Thomas, it's messy but:

Sum(me) [?nn] score ^& xij^ poundes ...

The second word needs more thought.

Could that bit perhaps be ...

Sum(m)a iiij score ^& xij^ poundes (= 4 score & 12 = 92 pounds) ?

ADDED - sorry, HD, didn't see your addition in time.

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 November 18 14:52 GMT (UK) »
ADDED - sorry, HD, didn't see your addition in time.

No problem - great minds etc.

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 November 18 14:59 GMT (UK) »
HD, I'm not sure about William. The figure for pounds looks like xlxx, which doesn't make numerical sense. Or are you reading that first symbol as C ?

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #6 on: Friday 16 November 18 15:02 GMT (UK) »
I think the apparent tail belongs to the R on the next line, and it's one of those "backwards" c's used in the C16th.

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #7 on: Friday 16 November 18 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you ever so much for both of your help. I couldn't for the life of me read this.

Cosby Holl is interesting as I thought it could be 'Cosby Hall' but son Thomas didn't purchase this until 1551 along with 805 acres of land and various other Messuages.

On further looking, I believe this has been mistranscribed and the 'Holl' isn't a location. I think it actually reads 'William Bent of Cosby, Holl in mynde' (Whole in Mind) etc etc
Richard Dudley of Cosby, Leic, Gentleman
William Lagden of Radwinter Hall, Essex
William Marsh of Ely, Cambs, Gentleman
John Tibbals of Ireland House, Leic
George Bent of Cosby, Leic, Gentleman
William Black of Kilby, Leic, Gentleman
Edmond Read of Sutton in the Elms, Leic, Gentleman
Thomas Asher of Peatling, Leic, Gentleman
Richard Swynfen of Sutton Cheney, Leic, Gentleman
John Cotes of Aylestone, Leic, Gentleman
Humphrey Elkington of Malmesbury, Wilts, Gentleman

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Re: William and Thomas Bent of Cosby
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 November 18 15:08 GMT (UK) »
An example of a backwards c from 1594.