The Inventory of James Bridge, Bosbury, 1603
 
Summary:  Transcription of the original inventory document describing the property of James Bridge of Bosbury dated 12th October 1603 which is held at the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, reference A81/II/84.

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    A true inventory of the goods, chattels, cattles and debts of James Bridge of Bosbury in the county of Hereford, yeoman, deceased, made and prised by Francis Cowell, clerk, Edward Broye, Roger Woodyat and Thomas Barkley, yeomen, the 12th day of October in the fifth year of our sovereign King James Anno domini 1603.

Imprimis his apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26s. 8d.
Item in ready money in his purse . . . . . . . . . . . . 12s. 3d.
And in his coffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38s.
Item pewter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30s.
Item two brasen candlesticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14d.
Item other brasen vessels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22s.
Item broches, cobirons, fire shovel and
other iron stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5s.
Item a table board and form, a chair and
a stool in the hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3s. 4d.
Item two old calveskin cushions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6d.
Item coffers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6s. 8d.
Item three old feather beds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40s.
Item two coverlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16s.
Item three bolsters and a pillow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10s.
Item two old canvasses and an old blanket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9s.
Item three bedsteads and painted cloths
in several . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5s.
Item another old bed, a bolster, a hair coverlet, a
canvas, a pillow, a carpet cloth and a bench cloth . . . . . . . . . . .20s.
Item in the servants chamber a bed, bolster, a
thrum cloth and a canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6s. 8d.
Item a bedstead here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6d.
Item two old bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12d.
Item butter and cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10s.
Item fruit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8d.
Item a pound of hurden yarn and a little hemp12d.
Item malt, oats, barley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10s.
three strawen kips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4d.
Item spinning wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18d.
Item old pack saddles, bridles and other
implements thereto appertaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3s. 4d.
Item wooden vessels and other treen ware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13s. 4d.
Item seven pair of sheets, three board cloths, four
table napkins, two pillow beers, two hand towels
and a linen tester of a bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40s.
Item implements and tools of husbandry and
other old baggage stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3s. 4d.
Item the tack of the team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33s. 4d.
Item corn, grain, hay and fodder in the barn and
on the ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£20
Item 6 kine and a calf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£11
Item ten lambs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30s.
Item four oxen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£10 6s. 8d.
Item two mares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£3
Item five young beast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£6
Item ix [9] great swine, four shoots? and
four weaning pigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£3 2s. 3d.
Item a cock, hens, ducks and geese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6s.
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Summa totalis [Total sum] £7215s. 5d.

 

Francis Cowell, clerk            )

Edward Broyes                )

Roger Woodyatt               )  appraisers

Thomas Barkley               )

 

Desperate debts owing unto the Testator

Item Anthony Wooden [Wooding?]         40s.

Item John Woodyate                   10s.

Sum                                50s.

 

Probate granted 11 November 1603


Transcribed by Barry Sharples, 2013
[Note: On the inventory, money amounts are given in Latin e.g. xxvjs viijd for 26s. 8d.]

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