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lawfullye begotten fo' ever & ye residew of my said Lands
before bequethed in defawtte of yssue of my sayd sonne and
dowght of ther bodyes lawfullye begotten I will and orden that
the same lands shall remaine and come to my wyffes dowghters
equallye amongs them and to ther heires of ther bodyes lawful-
lye begotten fo' ever. It'm I will and orden that my said sonne
Cuthbart Ellison and his heires shall geve and fynde ynto


s'uant sufficient meat drinke and all clothinge wth beddinge duringe the lyffe naturall of the said george Johnson Also I will and orden that my sayd wyfe Anne Ellison shall gev unto Anne Ellison dowght to John "ellison tayllyor the portion of goods that to hir belongethe over and besyds xls. in monye toward hir p'ferment

Also I geve ynto si Cuthbart Ellison clarcke a blacke gowne the rest and resydewe of all my goods moveable and vnmoveable my detts and legases & severall expenses paid & discharged I geve & bequethe to my said sonne Cuthbart Ellison and barbare Ellyson whom I doo orden and maike my full executors and executors of this my last will and testament they to order and dispond the sayme as best shalbe to the plesur of god Also I geve & bequeth to my brother will’m Ellison twentye nobles wherof the one halfe of it I geve to his sonne Edward Ellison. It'm I geve vnto Edmond stott xls. Also I will maike orden & desire sRob’rt brandlinge Knight Robert Ellison John Ellyson Rob'rt Anderson m'chaunt & s, Cuthbart Ellison clarke to be the sup'visors of this my last will and testament gevinge them full powr and actorite by thes p'sents in defawte of my sayd wyf to have the Rewell & govarnation and orderinge of my said childrenge wth ther lands and portions of goods for the vse p’fett

& behowe of my said childrenge & I geve vnto eurye one of them in tokeninge of my good will bearinge towards them one Ryell in valew of tenne shyllings in testamonye of all and singular the p’misses I have heare vnder subscrybed my name wth myn owne hand the day & yere abouesaid p’vided also yff my said chyldrenge that is to saye Cuthbart Ellison and barbare Ellyson byd not the order of s, Rob’rt brandlynge Knight Robert Ellison John Ellison Rob’rt Anderson m'chaunts and sr Cuthb'rt Ellyson clarcke of all such ambeguites or dowttes as shall ryse of this my will and bid ther determynations and orders wthout any further lawinge of trublinge theone theother I will that they shalbe excludid frome executorshipe of any other benyfytt that they cane clame of this my will Wyttnesses St symond anderson clarke wim selbe seryfe Rüb'rt Anderson alderma' mighell mylborn m'chant cuthb'rt symson clarcke.*


În dei nomine ame' ye xxiijth day off fabruarij In the yere off of lord God mccccc lvjth j alexa’der lylburne off ayslabey Seke In my body hole off mynd & me’ore doth make this


last Wyll & testyme't In manar & fform as ffoloyth ffyrst j co'mend my Sole vnto almyghti God the vigyn marie & to all y® Celestyall Co’paney off Even & my body to be buryit In y' church yerih off ye blyssed Vgyn Sancte marie off Egysclyffe ; beqweth to be geven to poer people ffor helth off my soule & all chrysten Souls iij'. iiija li j beqweth vnto Jhon lylburne my son on jryn bown wayn & all thyngs therto be longyng owt off p'te It'j beqweth ynto my thre doughters Eu’rye on off theym on yowe & on lam owte of p'te It'j beqweth vnto the chyldren off my brother In lawe Jhon alan off yar' Eu’rye on off theym on yowe & on lam It'j beqweth vnto barbare lylburn my basest be gotten doughter xls. the resydwe off all my goods my ffunerall Expe's Detts & legas' payt j gyue & beqwyth vnto agnes lylburn my wyffe Jhon Tylburn my Son & my thre Doughters lawfully begottyn of my body wt my wyffe my hole Executors off this my last wylle & testyme't wytres heroff tho's Snawd'n Edward drim' James page Wyll’m repon we other moy. [Prob. 1557.]

cXVII. RALPH CLAXTON, OF THE OLD PARKE, ESQ. This Inventory made the vth day of


of o, lorde god a thousand fyve hund and sixe of suche goods that of late belonged unto Rauf Claxton of the olde P’ke in the Countie of durh’m esquier deceased praysed by iiij p'sons whose names herafter ensuythe John billingh’m Willm Browne, lyonell fisheburne and xp'ofor haggerston.

AT THE OLD P’KE. Furst viij oxen ix'. xij?—one hagg oxe xvjo—xxviij kye xviij yering calves vj Twynter stotts and one bull

two bulles

- lx yowes and ther lambes xix gelde yowes

xxxj Wedders and tuppes

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Called by mistake Robert in Mr. Surtees's Pedigree, III. 299.-married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Wandisford, of Kirklington, Esq., by Margaret, daughter of Henry Pudsey, of Barforth, and was father of Robert Claxton, of Old Park, who joined the Rebel Earls of Westmorland and Northumberland in 1569, and forfeited his estates.

2 The Billinghams, of Crook Hall, interinarried more than once with the Claxtons, of Wynyard and Old Park.



inij xiijs inja_thre horses, one stagg, ij mares, and ij foles xj'
-ij young mares xxxvjo—vij swine xxiijiija
mare & ij stagges xls.

in harde corne & waire corne vpon the ground vij dubbell acres -- xxviij yowes wither lambes iiijl: iiij.-iij gelde yowes, iij tuppes, and v hogges xxxiije — iij kye lje.-ix whies calved and wi calve vij' iiije —iiij twynter stotts and one whie

v stotts of iiij yeres old iiij'—xx' Twynter stotts &

one yering calff vs. mją—ij long waynes and j coope wayne, a paire of whelys shodd, and a paire of whelys vnshod wtall therunto belonging xls—xl hogges sold vil—a chaldre of malt xxvję — viija.

S’m cxxvj': xv: AT SAINCT HELENE AWKLAND--xij Drawght oxen xiij'. xijo -iij hagg oxen

ij stots of iiij yeres old xxxvjø.-ij stotts of ij yeres olde xviij®: -iij kye and ther calves lj.- iij stirkes viij_one wbie x-xiiij yowes and ther lambes xlij*. xviij gelde yowes and tuppes xlij* —x] hogges in' xiij iiijavij busshells of haver vs_haver by estimac'on unthressed vs_harde corne and waire corne xxij dubbill acres xiiij' vj'. viija. — ij long waynes, ij olde coope waynes, ij paire of whelys vnshodd, and ploughes wall other things thervnto belonging xxvjø. viija— in houseold stuff vje viijų—a black mare xiij: S’m xlvj

' xj. iiijo: Bedding AT THE OLD p’ke. ffurst iij fedderbedds xxxs-ij matteresses vs_iij cou’ynges of bedd xije—v paire of blanketts xije—iij cou'letts vj\.— vij happens xjø. viija-v paire of lynnen sheits xxxvj paire of harden sheits xij ---vj bolsters viij*—ix pyllowes & pyllowberes xijo—hangings in the chappell cha'ber wt ij Testrons of bedd xiïjø inja—hangings in the lowe p’lor wt ij Testrons of bedd xiij jiijd.-a folden Table in the same p'loij ---ij carpetts and a counter clothe vjø-ij lynnen bourde clothes iiijo—v harden bourde blothes vs_iij hand towells xvjd --ix bourde napkyns ije. iija—ij chists ij'.—one great chist in the lowe p’lo' xxa. S'm viij'. xix* vij". In the Kitchen ffurst inj brasse potts and a possnett xiij. mjd.-one browling yron wé ij paire of pott Kylps viija—ij pannes and j Kettill xxd

one great Kawdron vs_one chawfyndishe vjųxj pewdyr dublers vj”. viijo.-xj pewdyr dishes vjø. viija— vij Sawcers xviija --ij paire of yron tonges vją Yron Sruf. iij yron wedges, j ytche, j chesill, j hamber, j paire of pyncers, j axe, j gavelok, j hakk, ij wombles, ij sythes, ij yron forkes, and ij wayne ropes vs. S’m xxxviij vja. S’m total of this Inventory ciiijxx iiij'.

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Debtes of MR. WILL'M CLAXTON.'
To s: Roger Willie iiij.--to Robert blackwell jiij' xvi-to

1. The fallier of the deceased.

Richerd pickering xxxiij®. iiija_to esabell hewetson v_to John fisheburne xl®.- to Will’m laxe & Ric Willie xxxiij®—to Jennet Cokkeye xiijs iiija-to John billingh’m for whete xiijs iiija—to Rawf Surtes' xxj. xvj' xinjo DEBTES OF M' RAUF CLAXSTON To Will’m burton xiiij' vjø viiją—to m' chauncello' lxvje viija. to willies childer cxij'. ixd__to merington gild lxxjø. viija. to henry ffawdon for his q'rt waige xvij—the said henry for iiij yeres eu'y yere a paire of hose clothe xiije ija—to si John Stephanson for his wags xvs—to s Roger willie vjl vije viijato Robert blackwell for his waigs and bolle corne we other things xxxvjS—to Thomas morison for his quarter waige vs_to the said thomas for ij veale calves vs. ijd. to Robert Trotter xiijs vjd.-to Jennet Todde for hir wage vs ijd-to the Smythe of awkland for working of certain stuf ij vijo_to Rawf Surtes of durh’m viljø. xjd_to Williamson of branspethe for a cloke clothe xvs_to will’m Wardell for his wags hij. iiija_to my lorde of durh’m for whitson daye rent of thold pke xle—to my saide lorde for whitson daye rent of the busshopp_close iiij —for thalf yeres farme of Sr helene Aukland c'.—to Robert claxston xx!.-to the vicarr of whitworthe for the teithe of the busshopps close vjø. viij"—to my mother elawe (in law) of Krtlington lxvije vjų—to Thomas Sowtheron xxiijs inja. S’m xxviijo ja. S'm totall of the debtes iiijxx xj' xvij. j". LEGACIES To hie Aulter iij®. iiij"—to St John Stephenson to sing for me one yere iiijl to s Roger willie iij. iiij.-to John fisheburne bay horse xiij. iiijd — to lyonel fishburne

whie wt calve xvj. -to morison wief ij*—to margaret claxston of thikleye ? xiijs. iija— to m' ffrancis wansfurthe a mare xvje - to elsabethe claxston of thikley xx—to wm. claxston of thikley xvjeto Annes willie vjø. viija-to henry ffawdon ij—to si John stephanson iij®. iiija—to John Robson ij*:—to John fisheburn ije to Jennet Todd xijd — to esabell heuetson xija - to Thomas Willie ije-S'm vl. iij®. viija The FUNERAL EXPENS as dothe appere by a bill made of the p'ticulors thereof xiij' xijo DESPERATE DEBTES owing to Mr Rauf claxston Mr. p'son wansfurthe 3 for ij stotts xxxijs — Thomas machell for a stott xiiij' – Robert Willie of hett for his p'te of a stott vje— Will’m thomson of eskh’m for his p'te of a stott iiij — Robert corneforth of the byarsse xxxiij - Robert ffawdon for iij Jest nowt

| A great Durham merchant, whose name occurs in the list of creditors of almost every Inventory of his period, over the whole of the two northern cour

2 Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Lilburne, of Thickley, and wife of Richard Claxton, brother of the deceased.

3 John Wandisford, Rector of Kirklington, and brother-in-law of the deceased.

vj'- Wm byndley for one Jest nowt xxd - Thomas Morison for Jest iijs iiija. John Morison for Jest xxd_Rauf Rookesbye for Jest xx8 – Iyonell fishburne for a stott xvjs — white of wyttworthe for a stott xvj'. Henry Douthwaite for a stott xiij. iiij. - John Willie for iij busshells of Rye vj'- Edmond Claxston of Newcastle vij'. xvij & ja Mlauncelott claxston for his p'te of one horse xxxiij.....


NEWCASTLE. The vjte day of July 1557. Ane Inventorie of all the goodes app'teaning vnto the layte Rob'te goodchylde Clerke prayed by thes iiijor men Thomas Robson dyer Thomas papedė talo? John Collyngwode wea'-Robert myrwode Smythe.

IN THE HALL HOUSE. Ane yron Chymney xx*. - Ane Awmery xoa cownter of the myddell bynde vjø.-a cupborde žijo. iiijų v basyngs & vj lavers viij. -xvij powder doblers xvije.-vj pewdr deshys & a hand basyne vs.--vj pewder sawcers xviija _iiijor pottell pottes vs iiij_iij pyente potts & iij quarte potts iije—x candylstycks vje:-a lytell pestell & a morter ije-thre olde chayres xviija —vj olde coshynges ij$_two cownter clothes. S'me v'. vinja. In The CHAWMER. Ane olde Awmery iij®. iiij.-two olde chystes ij.—Another Awmery vjø. viij. - A chymney to the p’ler viij".--A presser xxd.-Ane olde feather bedde xs-xj feather coddes vjs viija—vij coverletts xiiij —x happyns xiijs inje.- iij payre of blanketts ve/v payre of lyn sheytes xvji viij«-viij cod pyllabeyres vijij vj payre of harden sheyts viij®-— iij lyn borde clothes a shorts & a longiiij viijd—iiij lyn towels vję viija.-A dosyne napkyns xvjd. In the Chawmer. The best gowne xxs-the best doblet x_a chamlet Jacket viijs—a gowne next the best viij —a Rosset gowne viije.—A

blacke clothe Jacket vjø —a whyte freyse Jacket ijs —A sleveles Rowsset Jacket ijs viija S'me viij' xix. IN THE KYTSHYNGE. Thre yetlinges, a begger & a lesse vjø viijd—v brass potts xiijs inja_two possenets iiją iiija Kyll chymney v-Ane olde chymney broken in peaces ijs—a fryen panne viija S'me xxxj”. IN THE BREWHOUSE. Å tap stone xija—the brewe vessell ij :-the workhouse geare xx-It'm two kye & two calves xliijs injd. S'me iij'. xvje. inja.—S'me Tols. xix' vij$.

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