Will of Thomas Aldridge, draper, 1732 (proved 1733)

National Archives, PROB 11/659/158

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Aldridge of Winslow in the County of Bucks draper being Indisposed in Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory doe make and declare my last Will and Testament in manner following  First and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting through the meritts of Jesus Christ my Saviour to Obtain a full remission of my Sins  My Body I Commit to the Earth from whence it was Extracted to be decently Interred at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named  And as for all such Worldly Estate as it hath or shall please God to bless me with at the time of my decease I give devise and dispose the same as followeth  I give and devise all that my Messuage or Tenement in Barkhamsted in the County Hertford now in the Occupation of Mr Hensaw to my Son Tho(mas) Aldridg  I give and devise and bequeath unto {to} Tho(mas) Aldridge my Son one hundred pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto him at the Age of One and twenty years by my Executrix herein after named out of my Personal Estate  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Susanna Aldridge one hundred pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto her at the age of one and twenty by my Executrix  Item I give and devise All that Moiety or part of the Messuage or Tenement in Winslow wherein I now dwell which I purchased of my Sister Langley to my son William Aldridge at the age of One and twenty but in case the said William Aldridge my Son shall happen to dye before he shall have attained the age of One and twenty years I give and devise the same tenement to Tho(mas) Aldridge  In case Tho(mas) Aldridge should dye before he shall attain the Age of one and twenty I give the said tenement to my Daughter Susanna Aldridge and their heirs in case my Children should dye before they shall attain of One and twenty  Then I give the said Messuage to my Wife Grace and her heirs for ever  Item I give to my Son Tho(mas) Aldridge my largest Silver tankard and two of my large Silver Spoones and to my Son William Aldridge my next best Silver tankard and two large Silver Spoons  And to my Daughter Susanna Aldridge my least Silver tankard and Silver Mug and two large Silver Spoons  Item I give and bequeath all the rest and all the remainder of my Goods to {to} Grace my Wife whom I appoint to be my whole and Sole Executrix to this my last Will and Testament  She paying my debts and Legacyes and Funeral Charges  In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seal the 28th day of December in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King George 1732.

Tho: Aldridge

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Tho(mas) Aldridge the Testator for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses in the Presence of the said Testator and of each other

Caleb Westbrooke       Joanna Morris       Martha Savage 
Ex(ecute)d

This Will was proved at London the Eighteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred Thirty three before the Worshipfull William Braunston Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by {the} Grace Aldridge Widow the Relict of the said deceased and Sole Executrix named in the said will to whom Administration was Granted of All and Singular the Goods Chattells and Creditts of the said deceased  She being first sworn duly to administer the same.   Ex(ecute)d


Notes

Thomas Aldridge (buried 14 Feb 1732/3), who probably came from Berkhamsted originally, married Grace, daughter of William Gyles (d.1713), some time before 1723. They were Baptists, and a daughter Grace who died in 1726/7 was commemorated at Keach's Meeting House. Their two sons were later goldsmiths in London; William's son became a trustee of the Meeting House in 1774, and he or his father held land in Winslow at Enclosure. Susannah Aldrige married John Goldsworth, son of the lawyer Peter Goldsworth, on 20 June 1737 at Granborough; Susannah, John and their infant son Peter all died in 1738. See Gyles Family page.

Frances Aldridge of Berkhamsted St Peter, widow, in her will made in 1732 (proved 1734) (National Archives PROB 11/663/402) bequeathed to her cousin Thomas Aldridge of Winslow, mercer, his heirs and assigns, the house she lived in and all her other property, subject to the payment of various legacies. As Thomas died before she did, the property must have gone to his children (presumably his eldest son Thomas).

my Sister Langley: Thomas' sister-in-law Jane Langley, nee Gyles, inherited a messuage from her mother Sarah Gyles, under whose will Grace Aldridge also benefited.

Joanna Morris, who witnessed Thomas' will, was related to the Gyles family.


Will of Grace Aldridge, widow, 1741 (proved 1742)

National Archives, PROB 11/718/432

In the Name of God Amen I Grace Alldridge of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow being well in health and of sound Mind and Memory and knowing the uncertainty of Life do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following and first and principally I give and bequeath unto my Wellbeloved Friends John King of Boveingdon in the County Hertford Gentleman and William Gyles of Tocester in the County of Northampton Woollendraper and to the Survivor of them and to the heirs of such Survivor all my real and personal Estate wheresoever and whatsoever in Trust nevertheless that they the said John King and William Gyles and the Survivors of them and the Heirs of such Survivor may by Sale or Mortgage of my Freehold and Copyhold Estate raise thereunto the sume of Three Hundred pounds to be paid to my son William Aldridge when he shall attain the full age of one and twenty years and my will and meaning is that lawfull Interest be paid to my Executors for the use of my son William Aldridge for the said Three hundred pounds from the time of my decease and my Will and meaning is that when and so soon as the said Three Hundred pounds shall be raised out of my real and personal Estate that all the remaining real and personal Estate shall remain continue and be to the only proper use and behoof of my Son Thomas Alldridge and his Heirs My said Trustees being first paid and reimbursed all such moneys as they shall any ways Expend or be put unto by reason of the Management and Execution of the Trust hereby in them reposed and my further Will and meaning is that in case my Son William Alldridge shall disturb or any ways interrupt my son Thomas Allridge in the Quiet Enjoyment of one Moiety or half part of my now dwelling House scituate in Winslow aforesaid which was given \to/ him by my late Husbands Will of which no Surrender was made to the use that then the before mentioned Sume of three Hundred pounds shall not become payable but remain in the Estate given to my said Son Thomas Alldridge and my further Will and meaning is that in case my Son William Alldlridge shall happen to dye before he attains the full age of one and Twenty years leaving no lawfull Issue of his Body Then and in such wise the said Three Hundred pounds shall go to my Son Thomas Alldridge and his Heirs for Ever  also I constitute and appoint the said John King and William Gyles joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made or published and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament only  In Testimony whereof I have herunto set my Hand and Seal this fifteenth day of July in the fourteenth year of the Reign of King George the second over Great Britain and so forth and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Forty one.   

Grace Alldridge

Signed sealed published and <declared> by the Testatrix Grace Allridge as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribe our Names as Witnesses thereto in each others presence and also of the said Testatrix.

W(illia)m Hobbs                               Tho(mas) Worall                               Fer(dinand) Southam

On the Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Two Administration with the Will annexed of the Goods Chattells and Credits of Grace Allridge late of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow deceased was granted to Thomas Allridge the natural and lawfull Son of the said deceased and residuary Legatee named in the said Will for that John King and William Gyles the Executors named therein renounced the Execution thereof being first sworn duly to administer the same. Ex(ecute)d


Inventory of Grace Aldridge, widow, 1741

National Archives, PROB 3/41/72

A true and perfect Inventary of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Grace Aldridge late of Winslow in the County of Bucks Widow deceased taken valued and appraised on the ninth, tenth and eleventh days of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty one, by George Clarke, Samuel Gyles and Thomas Foster and which since her death have come to the Hands Possession or knowledge of Thomas Aldridge the natural & lawful Son and Residuary Legatee named in the last Will and Testament of the said deceased and given in by virtue of his Corporal Oath as follows to wit.

Household Goods.
In the first Garrett.
£ s d
Imprimis Two feather beds, bolsters and Pillows, 126 at 4½d        2 7 3
Odd Lumber 0 3 6
Middle Garrett
     
Item a Parcell of odd Wood 0 2 0
The further Garrett.
     
Item One Bed Pillows and Bolsters 105 at 6d 2 12 6
One Bed Head one Side Saddle and Lumber 0 15 0
First Lodging Room.
     
Item One Bed Boulster and Pillows 75 at 6d 1 17 6
One Bedstead Curtains &c. 1 10 0
One Chest of Drawers six Chairs one table
One Glass brass Hearth Fire Shovell Tongs &c
2 4 6
In the Closett contiguous
     
Item China Ware Pictures Graven Images
Crucifix and Beads Close Stool Pan &c    
3 3 0
Item the deceased’s Wearing Apparrel 14 0 0
Item twelve Pillow Drawers 1 4 0
Item eighteen Napkins   1 7 0
Item Child bed Linnen and Baskett 0 10 0
Bed Chamber over the Warehouse
     
Item One bed bolster and Pillows 77 at 6d 1 18 6
Bed Blanketss and Ruggs 0 17 0
Six Chairs table Chest and Lumber 0 11 6
Middle Room over the Shop.
     
Item Bed Bolster and Pillows 75 at 9d[?] 2 3 9
Old Linen[?] and Blanketts 0 15 0
[     ] and Bedstead[?]     0 10 0
[                                 ] ? ? ?
Looking [?] Glass 0 10 0
Hanging Press Chest and Lumber 1 0 0
[         ]  Table Linnen and Towels 3 0 0
Side [?] Saddle     0 10 0
Best Room.
     
Item one bed Boulster and Pillowes 55 at 8d[?] 1 16 8
Blankett    Quilt &            0 11 0
Bedstead[?] and Appurtenances 1 15 0
One Couch seven Chairs four Pictures
Chest of Drawers Corner Cupboard two
looking Glasses two Tables two Stand
and Close Stool 
5 10 0
In the Warehouse adjoining the Shop.
     
Item two tables five Chairs &c. 0 17 9
In the Parlour.
     
Item One Glass 0 10 0
One Corner Cupboard Delf Glasses &c    1 0 0
five Pictures One table four Chairs 0 12 6
Kitching the first floor.
     
It(em) Two Tables seven Chairs One looking Glass one warming pan two roasting Jacks six brass Candlesticks four Iron Ditto Smoothing Iron Pads Tongs Fire Shovel Fire Dogs with two Copper Potts Knives Forks and other Utensils 3 3 0
In the further Cellar.
     
Item One frying Pan two Bucketts One Tubb and a Parcel of Sea Coal 1 17 0
Middle Cellar.
     
Item four Barrels two Stands & Vessels 0 13 0
The Ale Cellar.
     
Item five Barrels two brass Cocks three Stands one table tubs and Lumber 1 8 6
Item Pewter 92.½ at 7d 2 13 11½
Item Brass 65 at 10d 2 14 2
Bell mettle Pott & Mortar 0 10 6
Furnace and Mash Vatt  2 14 0
Spitts Racks Dripping Pans &c. 0 8 0
Eight Stalls 3 4 0
Item the deceased’s Money in her purse 2 0 0
Item This Exhibitant doth declare that he hath received for Goods sold and delivered since the said deceaseds death, and before the takeing this Inv(entory) the Sum(me) of thirty seven Pounds 37 0 0
Item Gold rings  1oz.12.12 at £3 18s per oz 6 6 9
Fashion 0 6 0
Item Eleven Old Gold Rings and Gold Locket 3 oz 3 (penny)w(eigh)ts 11 0 6
Item two Pieces of Old Gold 17 : 6 : 77/6 3 6
Item two Pair of Stone Drops & Seal set in Gold valued at 0 10 0
Item several Parcells of Plate and Old Silver 102oz 10 (penny)w(eigh)ts 0 g at 5s 0d 25 12 6
Item an Old Grate 0 3 0
Item the Deceased’s Stock in Trade.
Board Cloth Black 9 Y(a)rds at 8/0 3 12 0
D(itt)o 3 P(iece)s 27¼ Y(a)rds at 6/0 8 3 6
Do. 7  Ps.      28     “    ¾  at 5/0 7 3 9
Do 2   Ps.        4       “    ¾  at 4/0 0 19 0
Do.  Scarlet     3¾ y(a)rds at 6s 6d 1 4
Do. 1 Piece  11  --   at  10    0 5 10 0
Do. 1 Ps.   10  ½  at  4    6 2 7 3
Narrow Do. enter 4 Ps. 41 y(a)rds at 2s  9d 5 12 9
Do.  4 Ps.      38 ½  at  3    9 7 4
Do. in & outd 4 Ps. 11 ½  at  2    9 1 11
Do. 1 Ps.      21  0      at 2 2 0
Do. 1 Ps.      9   ½ at  3    0 1 8 6
Do. 1 Ps.      8    0 at  2    9 1 2 0
Do. 3 Ps.      37  ¼  at  1    8 3 2 1
Do. 6 Ps.          17  0  at   2    6   2 2 6
Do. 1 Ps.        2  ½   at   4    0 0 10 0
Do. 4 Ps.      29 ¼  at   3    9 5 9
Do. 4 Ps.      14 ¼  at   2    9 1 19
Do. 3 Rem(na)nts     6  0    at  2    3 0 13 6
Do. 1 Ps.      17 0   at  2    6 2 2 0
Do. 2 Ps.      31 ¾  at  1    8 2 12 11
Do. 31 Rem(na)nts 126 0 at  1    5       8 12 6
Clo(th) Serges 10 Ps. 117 yds ½  at    3    4 19 11 9
Scarlet Rugg        9  0   at   7    0 3 3 0
Ruggs        14 ¾ at   4    0 2 19 0
Do.  2 Ps.      32  0  at  3    0 4 17 6
Do. 7 Rem(na)nts 22 ¼ at   2    6 2 15
Do. 7 Ps.      10  0 at   3    4 1 13 4
Do. 1 Ps.        7   0  at   3    0 1 1 0
Do. Y(ar)d wide 1 Ps. 15  0 at   1    10 1 7 6
Druggets  2 Ps.  21  0 at   1    6 1 11 6
Cotton Rib:  2 Ps.             at   £1   4    0 2 8 0
Fustians 5 Ps.                     at     1   6    0 6 10 0
Do.         1 Ps.                at     0  14   0 0 14 0
Do.         46 Ps.    355 yds   at   1    1 19 2 5
Dim(m)ity 7 Ps.  67      at     0   10 2 15 10
Herringbone 2 Ps.  33 yds    at      0     5 0 13 9
Shagg 5 Ps.      19 yds ¾  at     1    6 1 9
Serge Deni(m)            6   0       at       2    6 0 15 0
[   ]ing   5 Ps.      13 ½     at       1    0 0 13 6
Water Camlet   2 Ps.   at    £2  10  0 5 0 0
Camlet  4 Ps.      81 yds ½  at   1    6 6 2 3
Do.   11 Ps.    164 yds    at   1    0 8 4 0
Harrateens 5 Ps. 98 yds ½  at      11 4 10
China   1 Ps.        14         at         10   11 8
Swankin 1 Ps.      at     £2  10  0 2 10 0
Do.  2 Rem(na)nts  4 yds ¼    at   1    3 0 5
Blue Bays 2 Rem(na)nts 27 yds ¼  at 1   4 1 16 4
Stript Linsey 4 Ps.     31¼ at   0  10 3 7
Linseys and Sage 12 Ps. 217 yds ½ at 0s  9d 8 3
Russia Drubs 7 Ps.   60   at    1    0 3 0 0
White Linsey 2 Ps.   24 ¼ at  1    3 1 10
Y(ar)d wide Flannel 9 Ps. 84   at   0   10 3 10 0
Do. ¾ 2 Ps.            16   at   0     7    0 9 4
Wadding 1 Remn(an)t 0 4 0
Printed Linsey 8 Ps.     7 115 ½ at  0     7 3 7
Two bed Ruggs at         8     6 0 17 0
One bed Quilt      at 0 12 0
Shalloons 20 Ps.     259  0   at    1     0 12 19 0
Calimancoes Y(ar)d wide 10 Ps. 154 yds ½ at 1     9 13 10
Do.  ½ Yd.  16 Ps.  282 ¾ at      0    10                    15 18 11½
Scarlet Damask  1 Ps.      at            5      0 3 0 0
Damask 7 Ps.   109 yds ¾    at    1      6 8 4
Do. odd Remnant    16  0   at    1      0 0 16 0
Stuff ½ Yd.  4 Ps. 102 y   at    0      6½ 2 15 3
Prunella  1 Ps.     at            2      6 1 6 0
Do. 16 Remnants 217 ¼ at     1      0 10 17 3
Tammee  2 Ps.       at  £2    4      0 2 4 0
Do. Remnants 17 158 ½ at        9 5 19
Persian Silks    115 ½  at      1      1 6 5
Sarcenets & Shagreens 16 Ps. 95 yds at      1      9 8 6 3
Mantua ½ Ell Rem(nan)ts 48 yds at     3      0 7 4 0
Cotton Lusting  2 Ps.       at    £1   18    0 3 16 0
Dunjurs  2 Ps.    29 yds at     1      2 1 13 10
Velvet Remn(an)ts 6 ½    at     8      0     2 12 0
Mourning Crape  2 Ps.    at 5 5 0
Do.                         24  yds   at   1      1 1 6 0
Do. 7 Rem(nan)ts 43 yds ½   at    0      9 1 12
Flowered Cottons  18     at         2      1 1 17 6
Do.  7 Ps.       56 ¼  at        1      8 4 13 9
Do. Linnens 9 Ps. 99 ¼  at        1      8 8 5 5
Do.          9 Ps.   98 ¼  at        1      6 7 7
2 Cottons Gowns             at          12     0 1 4 0
2 Do.                                     at          10     0 1 0 0
Stript Cott(on) Holl(an)ds 8 Ps. 102 yds ½ at  1      6    7 13 9
Do. Cott(o)ns 11 Ps. 124 at         1      2 7 4 8
Yard Wide Cl[ ] 5 Ps.  43 ½ at       1      3 2 14
Ell Wide Do. 4 Ps.  25  0    at    1       0 1 5 0
Yard Wide Do. 7 Ps. 90  0 at       0      10½ 3 18 9
¾ Do. 2 Ps.    19 ½   at     0        7 0 11
Strainer Ell Wide 28  0   at     0        8 0 18 8
Do. Y(ar)d Wide  30 ½   at      0        6½ 0 16
Do. ½ Ell   4 Ps.   70 ½   at      0        4 1 3 6
Cambricks  1 Ps.  3 ¾     at      7        0   1 6 3
Do.  3 Ps.    8 ¼     at      4        0 1 18 0
Do.  2 Ps.   10  0   at      3      10 1 18 4
Do. 1 Ps.              4 yds ½     at     2s      6d 0 11 3
Muslin 4 Rem(nan)ts coarse 0 15 0
Long Lawn 2 Ps.  27 ½   at      1        6 2 1 3
Do.  1 Ps.              8   0    at      1        2 0 9 4
Holland  1 Ps. 12 Ells ½ at    3        2 1 19 7
Long Lawns Rem(nan)ts 10 yds 0  at    1        0   0 10 0
Y(ar)d wide Irish 6 Ps. 74 Yds     at    1        8 6 3 4
Do.   7 Ps.            35 yds ½  at   1        2   2 1 5
7/8 Do. 5 Ps. 39 ¾        at    1       1 2 3
¾ Do.  3 Ps.   17 ½        at    0      11 0 16
Scots Cloth 7  Ps. 38 ½        at    0        8½ 0 16
Scots Cloth 7 Ps. Ell 38½ Yds ½ at  0      8½ 1 7
Irish Sheeting          23  0       at     1        3 1 8 9
Garlix [= gulix]   2 Ps.  at  £1   11       0    3 2 0
7/8 Do.  4 Ps.                     at         15        0 3 0 0
Do.         1 Ps.                      at         11        0   0 11 0
Garlix Holland 7/8 3 Ps. 4 Ells ¾ at       1        9 3 11
Do. 7 Ps.              49 ¼     at       0       11 2 5
Do. ¾    2 Ps.       23 ¼     at       0       11 1 1
Do. Ell Wide 1 Ps 7 ½       at       1         8  0 12 6
Brown Holl(an)d 25 Yds   at      1         0  1 5 0
Doulas  3 Ps.                      at  £1    6      6 3 19 6
Do.   2 Ps.                            at  £1    4      0 2 8 0
Do. Rem(nan)ts 43 307 Ells at     0   0   11 14 1 5
Do. 7/8 6 Rem(nan)ts 86 ¾ at      1         8 7 4 7
60 Linnen Handkerchief  at           0    0    11 2 15 0
½ Ell Russin 5 Ps. 60 Ells at      0    0    6 1 10 0
½ Y(ar)d Do.                 141        at   0    0    4½    2 12 10½
Do.                           70         at    0    0    3½ 1 0 5
Do.  Hemp             68         at    0    0    2½ 0 14 2
[     ] blew 4 Ps.  31         at    0    1    1  1 13 7
¾  Do.             22          at   0    0    9  0 16 6
[   ]     9 Ells      at   0    2    9  1 4 9
Do.      4            at      2    0 0 8 0
Do.    11          at      1    3  0 13 9
Coloured[?]  Linnen  25 yds ½  at    0    7 0 14 10½
[   ]  Buckram  65           at     0    7  1 17 11
[   ]  Do.            38 ½        at     0    6  0 19 3
[   ]    96 Ells    at     0     8 3 4 0
[   ]  Tick                                at         12         0 0 12 0
Bed Tick    72  yds   at     1     6 5 3 0
Bro: Hassings 114 Ells  at     0     7 3 6 6
1 Ps. Do at        1    1     0 1 1 0
Brown Roles 25 ½ at   0    0    5 0 10
33 Sham Skins at        0    8½  1 3
White Tabby 4 Ells at    0    6    6 1 6 0
Do. 5       at    0    4    0 1 0 0
Do. small Remn(an)ts at         0     5     0 0 5 0
16 Pair Leather Boddice at         0     1     0 0 16 0
14 Pair Stuff Do at         0     3     0 2 2 0
10 Stomachers at         0     0     6 0 5 0
2 Damask Table Cloths at         0     3     0 0 6 0
3 Do. at         0     2     0 0 6 0
2 Y(ar)ds Damask at         0     1     0 0 2 0
Mens wove worsted Hose 12 Ps     at           0     3     3 1 19 0
Do. Rem(nan)t 11         at            0     3     6  1 18 6
Do. 9 Pair at        0     2     0 1 5 6
Do.      4           at            0     2     0 0 8 0
Boys Do. 9           at            0     1     4 0 12 0
Mens thread Do. 3           at            0     2     0 0 6 0
Wo(m)e(ns) worsted 14         at            0     1     9 1 4 6
Do. Silk Clockt     6           at            0     3    10 1 3 0
D. white thread        4           at            0     2     0 0 8 0
Do. Cotton 2           at            0     2     4 0 4 8
Do. Boys and Girls 3 Doz(en)   at      0    12    0 1 16 0
Children’s Do. 33        at            0     0     5 0 13 9
4 Men’s Caps at            0     0     5 0 1 8
2 Wo(m)e(n's) Smocks   0 2 6
1 Pack(et) 16 Inch Mourning Crape   5 5 0
7 New Hatbands Do. at            0     1     8 0 15 0
6 Old Do. at            0     6     0 0 6 0
Gloves Mens and Wo(m)e(ns) 9 doz 9 ps  at   0    10    0 4 17 6
Do.         9 at         0    11    0 4 19 0
Mens and Wo(m)e(ns) Kidd 5  3 ps [sic] at   0    17    0 4 9 3
Loopt Do. black  4  6 at         0   15    0 3 7 6
Shammee     8 at            0     2     0 0 16 0
Maids Lamb  16 Ps at 0 9 4
Wo(m)e(ns) Cotton Gloves 9 at            0     2     3 1 0 3
4 Doz(en) and 1 Childs Swathe at              0     5     0 1 0 5
Burying Crapes ¾ 76 Y(ard)s at            0     0     7 2 4 4
Do. Y(ar)d wide 24 ½          at            0     0     6 0 12 3
5 Petty Coats at            0     2     0 0 10 0
Bla(ck) mantua Si(l)k 2 Ells spottid at  0     3     0 0 6 0
3 Childrens Shrouds at            0     1     0 0 3 0
Brass Curtain rings 3 lbs ¼at          0     0    10 0 2
Stay Hooks 11 Doz(en) at            0     0     6 0 5 6
Pins 35000 at            0     0     7 1 0 5
Needles 500 at            0     0     5 0 2 1
A parcel of bed Lacing several Sorts 0 12 0
Quality bindings and Gartering 1 5 0
Old Silver Lace odd Bits 0 15 0
Silver Orri(c)e 9 y(ar)ds ½           at            0     2     0 0 19 0
Gold Do. 6  ¼                      at            0     2     3 0 14 0
Silver Lace 2                           at            0     1     6 0 3 0
Do. 1 ¾ 0 1 6
Odd Bitts of Old Lace 0 10 0
Silk Orrice [=orrice lace] 12 in odd pieces 0 7 0
Ribband 12 doz(en)           at          4     0 2 8 0
11 Whalebone Busks [a strip to stiffen a corset] at            0     2 0 1 10
Whalebone a parcel 0 5 6
Ribband 48 y(ar)ds           at           0     3½ 0 14 0
Do. 6 Doz(en)            at           2     0 0 12 0
Do. 5 Doz(en)            at           1     6 0 7 6
Ferritt [=ferret, a stout tape] 16 Ps.                 at           3     0 2 8 0
Galeon 5 Ps.                   at           2     6 0 12 6
Braid 3 Ps.                   at           2     0 0 6 0
Silk Cordage  6 Ps.                   at           1     0 0 6 0
Mohair Do.  3 Ps.                   at           0     8 0 2 0
Silk 4 lbs 6 oz           at            1     0     0 4 8 0
Black Do. 1 lb 2 oz             at            0    16    0 0 18 0
Bottom Twist  5                        at            0     1     0 0 5 0
Twist 1lb 7 oz             at 1 0 0
Mohair 5 ¾                   at            0     7     0 2 0 3
Thread 4 lb  0               at            1     0     0 4 0 0
Do. 1 "  3 oz            at            0    17    0 1 1 3
Metal Buttons 0 7 ?
Horse Hair and Mohair Do. 4 4 0
White Wastcoat and Shirt Do. 0 11 0
Laces 2 2 y[?]               at            0     3     6 0 7 0
15 Laces more 0 3 0
Ounce thread 1 lb ¾                at            0     8     0 0 14 0
Sewing thread 16 lb                  at            0     2     6 2 0 0
Silk Girdles and Laces 0 3 6
Bobin 7 Ps. 0 1 2
A Parcel of Tapes and Bindings 2 1 0
Writeing Paper 29 Quire at 6d 0 14 6
6 oz Cruel [=Crewel] 0 1 9
10 Pair of Children Shoes 0 3 4
Hound Cane 1 0 0
3 Pair of Seales and brass Weights 0 5 0
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This Exhibitant declares that the Debts following were due and oweing to the said deceased at the time of her death for Goods sold and delivered, from the several persons hereafter mentioned, and which this Exhibitant believes to be good, but has not yet received the same or any part thereof, but so soon as he shall receive the same or any part thereof, he will charge himself therewith, ‘till then protests against being charged with the same.

John Wretton of Barton 1 1 10½
John Bly of Winslow 0 11 6
William Gibbs, Toyman of Winslow 13 2 11
John Day of Winslow 1 10 0
John Debloys of Winslow 0 8
Mr. Foskett SHorwood 0 12 6
Jos(eph) Turner of Winslow 2 1 6
Nurse Herbert of Winslow 1 5
W(illia)m Gyles of Towcester 0 15 0
[blank] Parkins of Shipton 0 3 4
David How of Musley 1 5 11
Mr. Godart of Black Lanes 0 18 7
Tho(ma)s Gibbs Baker of Winslow 0 8 0
Tho(ma)s Hinton of Claidon 2 14 0
Ham Bland of Horwood 0 15 2
John Hardland of Lee 0 18 9
Mr. Prentis 0 8 4
Mrs. Clark of Claidon 1 14 0
Mr. Heady of Shorwood 8 6 0
Rich(ar)d Lownds Esq. of Winslow 0 4 2
Mr. Burrell of Winslow 0 6 10
Rob(er)t Gibbs of Winslow 0 2 10
Walter Baldwin of Winslow 0 4 8
Nurse Alling of Winslow 2 4 0
Thos[?] Tawle [?] of Claidon 0 5
W(illia)m Ward of Swanborne 0 6 6
Shillingford of Padbury 0 10 10
Tombs of Claidon 3 1 10½
Mr. Southam of Winslow 8 15
Mr. Jos(eph) Acres of Winslow 1 5 0

This Exhibitant declares that the Debts following were due & oweing to the said deceased at the time of her death and w(hi)ch this Exhibitant esteems to be desperate.

W(illia)m Holly of Winslow 0 9 4
Roger Parrott of Drayton 2 5 7
Mr. Foster of London 1 13 0
Widow Burt of Claidon   1 4 0
John Illimon of Quainton 0 8 0
Tho(ma)s Pipkin of Horwood 0 17
Tho(ma)s Woolhead of Winslow 0 6 10½
John Goodman of Winslow 0 11 0
Edward Durant of Waidon 0 15 4
Lastly This Exhibitant declares that he knows of no further or other part of the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased neither have any other whatever come to his hands possession or knowledge otherwise than as above sett forth, but if hereafter anything further shall come to his hands possession or knowledge (s)he will charge himself therewith.

19th May 1742
the said Thomas Aldridge was sworn to the truth of this Inventary     [signed]  Thomas Alldridge
Before me         [signed]      Cha(rle)s Pinfold     Surrogate          

Busby                                                                                                   

                                                                                Ever Sayer Notary publick

This Inventory was Ex(hibi)ted the Sixteenth day of June 1742 by Edward Busby Notary publick proctor for the said Thomas Alldridge the Administrator with the Will Annex(e)d for the true and perfect Inventory of all & Singular the Goods Chattells & Creditts of the said dec(eas)ed which since her death have any ways come to his hands possession or knowledge under a protestation nevertheless of Adding thereto if hereafter there shall be occasion so to do.


Notes

Grace Al(l)dridge was buried at Winslow on 8 Oct 1741. John King was Grace's brother-in-law and William Gyles of Towcester was her first cousin. Thomas Worrall who witnessed the will was also her brother-in-law.

Copyright 16 May, 2018