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Offline MrDudley

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Inventory 1587
« on: Sunday 07 April 19 12:52 BST (UK) »
If anyone has the time, could they please transcribe this inventory and the respective amounts, Id be very grateful.
I can get a few bits but Id rather have someone who can read it better than I can, give me more a more accurate reading  :)
Inventory is of Richard Dudley of Swepstone, Leicestershire 1587.
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: Inventory 1587
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 00:13 BST (UK) »
ffirste iiijor kyne & a bull calf & a
     weaned Calf   ixli xs
It(e)m ij Swyne  xs
It(e)m fyve Sheep  xxvs
It(e)m nyne strick of Barley  xxxs
It(e)m iij hennes & one duck  xvjd
It(e)m a table & a forme  vjs viijd
It(e)m a Cubbord  vs
It(e)m for yron stuff in the house  ijs vjd
It(e)m for iij peeles and a barrell and a
     Tankerd  xviijd
It(e)m for a Chaire  viijd
It(e)m paynted Cloath  xxd
It(e)m a pan a pott a kettle and a Candlesticke  xxiijs
It(e)m pewter and a salt  ijs
It(e)m iiijor wyndowe cloathes  vjs viijd
It(e)m a blanquett  vjs
It(e)m for a pillowe & a Cov(er)lett  vs viijd
It(e)m iiij paire of sheetes a Towell a bord cloath  xxvjs
It(e)m iij bedsteeds  iijs
It(e)m his purse and Apparrell  xiijs iiijd
It(e)m fyve bordes  iijs iiijd
It(e)m for wooden stuff in the kitchin  vijs
It(e)m a Cart  xxs

S(um)ma to(ta)lis  xixli xvs iiijd

Ex(hibit)u(m) fuit h(uius)mo(d)i In(vento)riu(m) ixo die mens(is) maij A(nn)o
d(omi)ni 1587 p(er) executores &c pro pleno &c sub protestac(ione)
de addend(o) si &c


This inventory was presented on the 9th day of the month of May in the year of the Lord 1587 by the executors etc., as complete etc., subject to addition, if etc.

(I haven't checked the total.)

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Re: Inventory 1587
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 10:52 BST (UK) »
Well done Bookbox, should be Brainbox!  ;D

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Re: Inventory 1587
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 11:23 BST (UK) »
Im not sure how correct these numbers are but I think they are thus?
I'm not sure what 'or' means at the end of some numbers?
4 Kyne (Cow?) , A bull calf and weaned calf at 9-10
2 Swine at 10 shillings
Five sheep at 25 shillings?
Nine stricks of barley at 30 shillings?
3 hens and 1 duck at 16 pence
A table and a forme? At 6 shillings and 8 pence
A cupboard at 5 shillings
For the iron? stuff in the house at 2 shillings 6 pence
For three peeles (Pails?) A barrel and tankerd at 18 pence
For a chair at 8 pence
A painted cloth at 20 pence
A pan, pot, kettle and candlestick at 23 shillings
Pewter and salt at 2 shillings
4 curtains? At 6 shillings
And 8 pence
A blanket at 6 shillings
A pillow and coverlett at 5 shillings and 8 pence
4 pairs of sheets, a towel and bord cloth (table cloth?) At 26 shillings
3 bedsteads at 3 shillings
Free money in his purse and apparel at 13 shillings and 4 pence
5 bordes? At 3 shillings and 4 pence
Wooden stuff in the kitchen at 6 shillings
A cart at 20 shillings
Sum total at 19 or 21 pounds? 15 shillings and 4 pence.

Thank you book box once again for a marvelous transcription, very much appreciated.
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: Inventory 1587
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 12:40 BST (UK) »
Kyne & Kye = cows.  Kye still is here-aboots!  ;D

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Re: Inventory 1587
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 13:50 BST (UK) »
Im not sure how correct these numbers are but I think they are thus?
I'm not sure what 'or' means at the end of some numbers?

I agree with all your monetary values, expect for wooden stuff in the kitchin, which is vijs (7 shillings, not 6 shillings).

The total xixli is 19 pounds (not 21 pounds). As I say, I haven't checked the addition.

iiijor indicates four. It derives from the Latin quattuor, with the last two letters or retained as a superscription.

If you are working at this period with inventories and other similar documents, you might find this page useful, for its coverage of roman numerals and money ...
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/quick_reference.htm

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Re: Inventory 1587
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 20:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much for that link, That shall help me no end.
I have a quick query over the currency of Marks. I can see that 1 Mark is the equivalent of 13 shillings and 4 pence, could a set number of marks be calculated to pound, shilling, pence?

In 1544, I have an ancestor who purchases One messuage, four crofts and 113 acres of land for 55 silver marks. Would this be the equivalent of 36 pounds or thereabouts?
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: Inventory 1587
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 09 April 19 20:28 BST (UK) »
1 mark was two-thirds of one pound. So 55 marks is 36 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence.

You can get an idea of how that sum of money might convert to present-day values on this link ...
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency-converter