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sheats xiijs inija—xij handtowles vjs. Sum’ xxvij' vj”.

comen v_xxte pounde of almons vije-iiij pounde turnsowell vs-xj pounde stackerrens inje-ix pounde vargres xxx—ij pounde graynes ijs viijd_inlj pounde gome vje—x pounde brymstone injs—viij pounde emerye iij* iiija--x pounde course ynckle viij®—iij pounde fyne ynckle ixs_iij pounde cowlerde threde vjø -iij pounde skene threde viijs—ij pounde black threde ije ---viij thowsande claspes and kepers iiije ---a grosse and a halff of chyldrens bowstrings ij — vij dosen menes bowstrings ije—viij pounde anletts vs_viij pounde sowger candye ix-x ounes of saffrone xv_x grosse of threde buttons ijs vj«-vj hundrethe elsone blads iiijs ijd—vj clowts of cowrse neadles vs – sexe clowts of fyne neadles vijo—a clowte of seckneadles xiiij—vj pounde crose bowe thread iij®—ij dosen of horne golde ijs —xij thowsande smale tacketts x-xix thowsand great tacketts xixs-xix dosen smale toles for Joyners xijs—a dosen compasses inje-a dosen small compasses ijs vja—xxj dosen fyles ijl. Sum' xxvl xija. THE FREARS.

Two chymneys xxvj viija_one beadsteade of wainscoot xxvjø viijd—a pulke of mazer xxvjø viija — one wainscoot chyst v-a presser of fir wo-one mylke cowe xxxiije inje--a baye meare vi xs. Sum' xj' xiij. iija THE

Fower sylver salts wth two coverings—three dosen spownes saue one—twoo sylver potts duble gylte—twoo stone potts layde wth sylver gylte-a hanse pott of sylver gylte a neste of gobletts duble gylte—a neste of whytt bowles wih a cover-two standinge cowps wth two covers duble gyltema sponnge peace p'cell gylte—one mazer wth one edgle of sylver. All theis p'cells of playte above named is valewede by the praysers abowsaide to the some of lxvj' xiij ind. THE NAP.

Three table clothes of dyaper iijx-ij dosen naphkines of dyaper xxs_iij weshinge towells of dyaper xe—one dressinge clothe of dyaper iijo iiijų—three servinge naphkines of dyaper vjø viijų–a towell of dyaper iijs iiijd-xviij table clothes shorte and longe of lynnen iiij' xs—tenn towells of lynnen xl* - xij dosen' table naphkines of lynnen iiij –xviij payer of lynnen sheats viij tenn payer of harden and straken sheats xxxiijs ija—xxiiij codwayrs of lynnen xxx-vij head

WAYRS BOUGHT AT FLANDERS. Nyne tonn and a quarter of amyshe Ireone inj** iij! —one bayll of madder weyinge xj hundrethe and a halff xxiij"—twoo hundrethe and a halff off hoppes at xij' - twentie dosen fyne hempe and tenn dosen femle hempe vij iiij dosen pepper vj'—ij dosen brymstone vj$—one dosen halpennye skene xx*_halff a dosen fyne skene xviije --one dosen respes fyles inje—one dosen three squarde fyles iij® Sum' cxxxiij' xs. It'm more in DEBTES Owen to the said thomas lyddell at the

SYLVER PLAYT.

PERYE AND LENEN.

hower of his deathe cxxxvj' xjø iju. It'm more owen to him in DESPERAT DEBTS lxxxxiij viljø xd. Sum' ccxxx'. It'm DEBTS OWEN BY the saide thomas leddell at the hower of his deathe ccxliiij' xiiij ij".

cccx. JAMES CONYERS, OF OSMOTHERLEY, GENTILLMAN. In the name of god Amen The xxviijth daye of februarye in the year of or Lord god after the computation of the churche of England a thousande fyve hundred threscore and seaventene I James conyers of osmothly in the county of Yorke gentillman seike in bodye yett thanked be god of good and p'fytt memorie calling to remembraunce the mortalytie off this transytorye worlde And that yt app'tenythe the dewtye of every christyane man before he depart out of this transitorie Lyfe to set in dew order the worldlye thinges com’ytted to his chardge ffyrste I commytt my soule to the hands of almyghtye god my onlye redemer and creatoure by whose p'cious bloude I am full assured to have Remyssione and forgenenes of all my synnes com’ytted by me a synner Besechinge hyme so to assyste me wth his grace in the Declaratione of this my laste will and testament concludinge in the same that ytt may be to the honor and glorye of god the increase and advauncement of charitye

The Dyspositione of all my goods and chattles in maner & forme ffolowing that is to saye ffyrst I will that my bodye shalbe buryed in the chaunsell or queare of osmothr ley aforsayd wth honest and co'venyent funeralles at discretione of Johane my wyffe It’ I geve to the poore folke of the Pashinge xiijs inija It I geve to Thomas graynge his children xiij' vj viija It' to Willm Bowes children xp'ofer & faythe I geue iij' vjø viijd a pece It' to younge Will’m Bowes I geue my colte twynter stagge and my beste golde Rynge It I geue to Will’m gayle my graye mayre wch I vse to Ryde on It I geue to Leonard Seviore my gaye fylleye It' I geue to Thomas Rawsone th’elder one cowe It' i geue to alyce Turner vj' xiij®. in to be payd of Bartholomew pennyman It’ I geue to Ellen floore my servante xija It' I

geue to marye pennyman xl also I geue to Thomas Grainge & will’m bowes th’elder whome I make my supervysores x apece It to Thomas Rawsone the younger I geue my Blacke nagge The Resydew of my goods nott bequethed my funeralls & debts payd I geue to Johane

1 Descended from the family of Conyers, of Sockburne, of whom Mr. Surtees has printed a full account in his third volume.

conyers my wyffe whome I make my sole executryce of this my last will & testament. Wytnesses Alexander Blakelocke, Thomas Rychesone Cuthberte Lakinge wth others Mark Rawson.

cccxi. JOHN BILLINGHAM, OF CRUCKE HALL, GENT.' An Inventorie of all ye goods and cattells moveable and vnmoveable of John billingh’m lait of Crucke hall gent deceassed at ye houre of his deathe praysed the tenthe daye of Januar Anno D'ni 1577 By George Com’inge Alderman of the Citye of Durh’m Thomas Johnson al's Waineman Thomas Watson & Rob't Heed.

Impis fortye wether shepe ix'—vij stotts xvj'. vj$. viija.-iiijor twynters ij stotterells & ij whies iij viij".-- v kye wthout calves at xxxiij". iiij - a pece viij' vj". viijd. - iij spayned calves ij blacke & j hawked xxx*_x kye wth there calves at xxxj”: a pece xv'. x®:--two geld kye price liij. iija_one hawked bull xxxiij. iiiju. -one graye maire & one colt stagge iij' xiij'. iiijd. -- one old blacke horse xxvjo. viija—ix drawen oxen & one drawen bulle xvj'. xiij. iiijų—fourscore ews als yowes xix'-seven toores & one wether xxxijo—ix shepe hoggs xviij—one long wayne ij old cowpes vij yoiks v somes vj ashell nayles injor lyn puncts ij one gavelock ij Iron wedges ij shakells ij hatchetts ij plughts one cowter & one soche xxvj viijd - iij newe axill trees ije-ij sues irijor spainlings & one boare xxiiijs — vij geese iiije. viija—Sm“. ciiij'. viij®. vüja.

The HIGHE CHAMBER. One bedde wth pannell & teaster, a coueringe ij coverletts a fether bed a bolster a pillow one paire of blankets a paire of shetts & rede hangings iij?-One paire of bedstocks wth a newe pannell above yt of oke one litle fether bed with bolster & pilloo one pair of blankets one coverlet one happing a paire of grene and rede buckeram hangings xxxiij®. iiija —an other bed stede wth pannell a course tyke wth fethers in yt one old bolster a pillowe a pair of lyn shetes one old covering an old happing a pair of blanketts wth olde hangings rede and yellowe xxx-v quishinges xiją—ij chaires wth ij quishings iiijó olde formes one buffet stoole & ij

| John Billingham, of Crook Hall, in the suburbs of Durham, married first. Alice, daughter of Ralph Claxton, of Wynyard, Esq., and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Swinburne, of Edlingham, Esq, and widow of John Hall, of Conset. The Billinghams of Crook Hall, were descended from John the Cow. hird, of Billingham, who had the luck to marry a sister of Richard Kellaw, Bishop of Durham, in the time of Edward II. From this period the family assumed the local name of Billingham, and settled at Crook Hall, where, until the year 1657, they resided, and ranked among the principal gentry of the county.

little foote stooles iiij:-two cownters wth cover cloths xijeone chamber pot of puther xijd—one old cupburde wth hangings red & yellow xvijs — Sma viij. ix'. iija. THE HIGHE ChamBER OVER THE PİLOR.-It’m iiijor paire of bedstocks thre of them with old clothes above head xje-iij mattresses xx-iiij old bolsters & v old cods x8-xij old coverletts & happings x - two old double harden shets ilije —one little bourde two trysts one credle and two litle formes iije—one wanded wisket for carying clothes viija—Sma. lviij'. viij". A LITLE CHAMBÄR AT YE GRESE HEDE It ij pair of bedstocks wth an old cloth above yt & buckeram hangings iij®—one mattresse inje-one bolster & two cods injetwo old coverlytts a paire of blankets & a paire of old straking shetes xs— Sma xxjø. The Perior. One Iron Chimpney a paire of tonges viija-one Close pressor french panneled xlsone tryndle bed a fether bed an old tyke under yt two coverletts a paire of shetes one blanket one bolster & a cod xxvje—one Cownter wth a Carpet clothe xij?—ij old litle Chairs & ij old quishings xvjd—thre other quishings ijs —one kerved ambrye xxvj". viij"--one flanders chist & a bourd chist v-all his apparell viij _i11jor old cotes of plait two skulls one rede stele cap cov’ing one hand gonne two flasks one longe bowe one quiver one arrowe bagge a shaffe of arrowes & one sworde xxiij. inja. -one stele cap cou’ed with blacke ij*. vj¢—the hangings about the said p’lor viij*:—Sm’a xvj'. inj'. xa. LYNNEN. viij pair of lynnen shetes liij®. iiija—ij pair of straking shetes viij —111j double harden shetes x®—two straking bourd clothes iij. iijatwo lynnen bourd clothes x—one old dyaper table cloth and two dyaper towells vij$—iij short lyn' table clothes for cownters iij",—v short lyn towells iiijs—one long lyn towell ij`. iija — vij lyn cod pillowes ix-two dosson table napkins xije—one dosson course table napkings ij®—thre harden hand towells xija_Sm'a vjl. vj. PUTHER. xiij puther doublers xxiij dishes and seaven saucers by estimac'on xxxvije—two basens & two ewers viijs --Sm'a xlv. THE BUTTERYE. vj brasse Candlesticks viije – one pynt puther pot a lytle salt and a puther fyell viijd-.v beare barrells & one stande vj“.—one old almerye iiij*.-thre dosson trenchers vjd—one sylver salt weyng viijth vnces & a halfe vnce xiiij sylver spoones weyng xiij vnces and a quarter of an vnce at iiij. iiij. eu’ye vnce iiij. xiiij®. ije-Smá vl. xiij®. inja. THE HALL.' One long table one dresser two carpet clothes vij

1 The Hall exists in its original extent, but its tables and dressers and carpet clothes and cushions and green hangings, and its spear, staff, and black bill are matters of history. It is used as a wash-house and lumber-room. Its roof and windows prove it to be not later than the reign of Edward III. The shape of the latter has given to it the name of the Chapel, by which alone it is now designated.

One grete

quishings ij old chaires wth ij old quishings two other formes one paire of tables one speare staffe one black bill wth old grene hangyngs xxixs

IRON GEARE IN THE KITCHING. One brew lead by estimacion xiij'. iija-one old ambre & a cawell one litle folden borde one forme one lynt braike one swall above ye lead one maske fat one spinning whele viij _v spetes two pair Iron racks one paire of tonges iij hangynge crukes two broyling Irons one frying pan one tropping pan v pair pot clips one hand choppyng bill xxvj$ --Sm* xlvije rižja. BRASSE. brasse pot x® – iiij lesser brasse potts one possnet ij brasse pannes lagged one brasen morter & Iron pestell two Cawdrons one kettle two bigger and two lesser pannes liijo—iij skeles xija --one water soo xijd.--Sma iij'. xvs. THE SYDE CHAMBRE Lynt towe & yarne xl-one old litle tryndle bed one old arke one old hogshead wth some grotes in yt a litle olde Cupburde 111j®—two lynt heckells xija_one Copper panne ije —one lether male xvją_iiij marking Irons wth two paire of old wollen Combes iiijs Smo. lij.iij. THE GRETE BUTTERYE. One long Chist vs_iij barrells & iij standes ve—two leven tubbs viija-one bushell one pecke ij skepps and a skuttle xvjd-one wood mele v milk bowles and a milke syle xxd_one little guyle fat wth a cou’inge one chese presse one chese bourd a painted Cloth a leven shete & ij pokes ij$. viij". -Sma. xvijo. THE LARDER. One salt tubbe wth thre Bushells of salt by estimac' iij®. iiija_ one beif tub & beafe in yt one other tub wth pork in yt xxx iij lyng salt fishes ij$ — xj newe wodd meales & boweles vjechefe fats boweles & other wodd vessell iiij® – ij kyts & ij chirnes xij".-Snø. xlvj“. iij". The corne called Rye growing on ye ground by estimac' xj! vj“. viij all kyndes of grayn wthin ye barnes xviij-one wynding Cloth iij Riddles a syve one old lepe of wandes ij'. vja—sowen wodde in the barne x-ye hay by estimacion ix' ij -one peacock & one peahenne ij. vj“.--Sma xxxix'. iij®. viija. Sma to' ciiijxxxix'. xvijo. vjų.

The FUN'ALL CHARGES, vj'. iijd — It'm for charges of th' administrac'on viij®.

This Inventory is particularly valuable for the light which it throws upon the domestic economy of a person of this rank at the period. The deceased farmed a portion of his own land. He grew his own corn, and he heckled, or combed, and then spun his own flax and wool; he killed his own beef, and there are numerous other curious inferences to be drawn from this document.

| Bur. 30 Dec. 1577. Mr John Billingham. St. Marg. Reg. The Register of St. Margaret's contains numerous entries of the family of Billingham ; among the rest Bur 8. Sep. 1697, Relicta Bellingham, ex peste (the widow of John above) Magistra Elizabeth Billingham vidua sepulta 10 die Januarii 1610, senectâ confecta (Eliabeth, daughter of ... Forcer, of Arbourhouse, and widow of Ralph, the son of John) and -21 Jan. 1614, bur. Mr Francys Billingham heres de Crokehall (his grandson).

C. II, 10 Jul, 1833.

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