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Inventory of the goods of Richard Kingsman of Overton. 1682


An Inventory of the goods and chattels of Richard Kingsman late of Fifield in the county of Wiltshire, yeoman now deceased taken and appraised by us whose names are underwritten the sixteenth day of April 1682.

Imprimis:
His wearing apparell

£3


In the chamber where he died:
One standing bedstead and bedding thereunto belonging, chest and 2 coffers

£3

In the chamber over the Hall:
One bedstead and bedding thereunto belonging, 2 coffers and side board and other things

£2

15s
In the little chamber:
1 low bedstead and bedding belonging

£1

In the Passage:
1 chest, 1 cupboard and other lumber


10s

In the cockloft: (Cockloft is the space between the ceiling and roof, reached by a ladder, perhaps an attic or garret)
1 truckle bedstead and bedding lumber and other small things

£1


In the hall:
1 table board and frame, 6 joined stools, 3 chairs, 1 form, 1 fire pan and tongs, 1 pair of andirons and hangles (chains in a chimney from which pots and pans were hung on pot crooks) 2 spits, 2 dripping pans and other things
3 flitches of bacon in the hall
3 old Bibles and other books
3 pair sheets, 2 table clothes, 1 dozen of napkins and other linen


£1
£2

£1


10s

10s
10s
In the outer Buttery:
2 brass pans, 3 kettles, 3 pots, 2 skillets, 1 warming pan, 1 chaffing dish, 12 pewter platters, 1 flagon, 1 tankard, 1 chamber pot 5 barrels and other lumber
£3 10s
In the inner Buttery:
2 kevers (a shallow wooden tub into which cider was racked or it was used for cooling unfermented beer in the process of brewing.  It can also be a cover for a dish.) and other lumber
5s
In the Kitchen:
1 sift, 1 cheese press, 1 pair of andirons and other lumber
15s
In the entry:
3 tubs, 2 pails and other lumber
5s
In the well house:
1 yoating stone and 1 malt mill
15s
In the Barn:
5 quarters of barley
12 bushels of wheat
Oats and malt
Fan  and fan staves, 3 sacks and other things
9 acres and a half of wheat on the ground
9 acres and 3 yards of barley on the ground
One waggon, 1 bed of a cart, 2 harrows  1 plow and horse harness

£5
£2
£2

£14
£9
£3



5s
10s
5s
15s



In the Back side:
1 rook  stavell (pitchfork) and wood
2 mares and one colt
3 cows and 3 bullocks
58 sheep
2 pigs in the backside


£5
£10
£19
£1

10s

10s
6s
4s




8d
The Exchequer  Year £12
£107 10s 8d

Appraised by us whose names are hereunto subscribed

The mark  R of Robert Reeves
William Chalises
Thomas Smith
 

NB the sum of £107 10s 8d in 1682 is approximately equivalent to £172,000 in 2008 (inflated on an everage earnings index)







Last updated 23 December 2011