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Offline MrDudley

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Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« on: Saturday 05 January 19 18:10 GMT (UK) »
I've compiled a fairly detailed account of one of my ancestors and all I'm missing is a transcript of the items on his inventory. Some members on here have done some fabulous work in transcribing the pricings but I never posted the actual effects.
I would be most thankful if someone with more knowledge than me in this script could transcribe roughly what the items are.
Im slowly learning this script but its difficult, Any help appreciated.
Dudley of Cosby, Leic - Richard Dudley, Esq
Bent of Cosby, Leic - George Bent, Gent
Swynfen of Sutton Cheney, Leic - Richard Swynfen, Gent
Cotes of Aylestone, Leic - John Cotes, Gent
Marsh of Ely, Cambs - William Marsh, Gent
Black of Kilby, Leic - William Black, Gent
Billings of Rolleston, Leic - Thomas Billings, Gent
Halford of Wistow, Leic - Sir Thomas Halford, 2nd Bnt
Cotton of Dadlington, Leic - Bernard Cotton, Esq
St Owen of Clapham - John St Owen, Esq

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 January 19 21:54 GMT (UK) »
I've made a start Mr Dudley, but it's not a hand I'm particularly well versed in.

Imprimis in the hawll(?) a table a turnyinge table a forme a cupbord ij stoles x hangynges
               & an chamber
Item in the p(ar)ler ^ ij fether beddes ij ky...ges   ij ky...ettes ij pere of blankettes ij bolsters
with pyllowes iiij coffers x hanges (?)
Item in nappery warre vj pere of flaxen shetes xij(?) pere of fla hyrden(?)  shetes  ij flaxen
table clothes iij hurden(?) table clothes with to?ettes x napkyns
Item in the kychen iiij brasse pottes vj pannyes ij kettelles ij spyttes a pere of ?es
with other thinges to the same belongyinge


Perhaps the 'hanges' in the parlour are also 'hangings'?
I can't think what other sort of sheets there were. You often get flaxen, and linen, But I can't see that here.

Hopefully somebody else will pick up your thread.
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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 January 19 22:24 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for what you have transcribed. I too was not familiar with this hand. Other wills I have during the 1500s, I've been able read with relative ease but this handwriting stumped me slightly.

Would hangings solely refer to a type of Curtain/Fabric or could it be refering to paintings/pictures on the wall called "Hangings"?
Dudley of Cosby, Leic - Richard Dudley, Esq
Bent of Cosby, Leic - George Bent, Gent
Swynfen of Sutton Cheney, Leic - Richard Swynfen, Gent
Cotes of Aylestone, Leic - John Cotes, Gent
Marsh of Ely, Cambs - William Marsh, Gent
Black of Kilby, Leic - William Black, Gent
Billings of Rolleston, Leic - Thomas Billings, Gent
Halford of Wistow, Leic - Sir Thomas Halford, 2nd Bnt
Cotton of Dadlington, Leic - Bernard Cotton, Esq
St Owen of Clapham - John St Owen, Esq

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 January 19 00:16 GMT (UK) »
It's certainly a tough hand.

Suggestions for the queries ...
line 2: kyv(er)ing(es) and kyv(er)lett(es) = coverings, coverlets
line 5: towell(es)
line 6, last word: cobert(es) = irons to support the spit

I would agree with hyrden and hurden = coarse fabric sheets

I think the hangings would be curtains/fabric, as suggested.

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 January 19 01:27 GMT (UK) »
part 2

It(e)m in the brwe[?] howse a boy[...?] a fatt tubbys & broues[?]

It(e)m in the buttery x platters x pewtyrs dyshes & saucers v batter bassens

an ^ewer^ ij chavynge dyshes v candylstyk(es) ij salte selers

It(e)m xij horses & mares on(e) carte with iiij plowes vj harrnos with

all man(er) of geyres ther to belongynge

It(e)m xviij kye & vj yownger


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boy(ler) ?
fatt = vat ?
tubbys = tubs ?
broues - brews ?
bassens = basins
chavynge = chafing
harrnos  = harness
geyres = gear
kye = cows
yownger = young (calves ?)

Some guesswork above. Hopefully someone else can resolve the queries.

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 January 19 04:32 GMT (UK) »
Third image down to the debts:

It(e)m in shepe ix [crossed out] skore

It(e)m vj yownge swyne

It(e)m in pultre ware iij gees xx hennes iiij dukkes

It(e)m hovelles with other tym(m)bre & ^all^ other woode

It(e)m in corne iij acres of whett on acre of rye xxx acre of berley & pesse

It(e)m in plate a [maser?] viij spones

It(e)m in his reparell iij cotes

It(e)m a hachett on(e) wymble w(i)t(h) ^all^ other implementes

It(e)m in redy money

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 January 19 04:44 GMT (UK) »
Remainder of Image 3:

dettes


ffyrste of ffr(a)nces staysmore gentilman

It(e)m of wyll(ya)m ffulwode

It(e)m of Thom(a)s stretton & Thom(a)s bowne

It(e)m of wyll(ya)m Hadden

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 January 19 05:03 GMT (UK) »
A couple of thoughts from Image 2:

Line 1:  Agree with brwe = brew

I can't add anything for the two problem words on this line, other than that I think the first begins with ley.

Line 2:  I think they are latten bassens

Latten is an alloy of copper and zinc resembling brass.

ADDED:

Line 1:  leyd = lead perhaps?

Used as we use copper, to mean a vessel made from that metal?

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Re: Thomas Bent, Esq of Cosby Inventory
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 06 January 19 10:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for these transcriptions.
Have I gotten these amounts right for the livestock and Acreage?

12 Horses, 18 Cows, 6 Calves, 6 Pigs, 3 Geese, 20 Hens, 4 Ducks, 9 Sheep, 3 Acres of Wheat and 1 Acre of Rye, 30 Acres of Barley and Pease.

I wonder if the other 1,100 or so Acres in Thomas's possession in 1555 had been leased out to other people. Most of it was just grazing and pasture meadows.
Dudley of Cosby, Leic - Richard Dudley, Esq
Bent of Cosby, Leic - George Bent, Gent
Swynfen of Sutton Cheney, Leic - Richard Swynfen, Gent
Cotes of Aylestone, Leic - John Cotes, Gent
Marsh of Ely, Cambs - William Marsh, Gent
Black of Kilby, Leic - William Black, Gent
Billings of Rolleston, Leic - Thomas Billings, Gent
Halford of Wistow, Leic - Sir Thomas Halford, 2nd Bnt
Cotton of Dadlington, Leic - Bernard Cotton, Esq
St Owen of Clapham - John St Owen, Esq