Inventory of Sarah Baseley of Swanbourne, widow, 1885

Centre for Bucks Studies D /WIG/2/1/14 f.30

Valuation of Household Furniture and Effects at Winslow Bucks late the Property of Mrs Sarah Baseley
Taken for Administration
June 19 1885
Mahogany Pembroke Table    
D(itt)o folding Table                 
Windsor Arm Chair                              
Highback Easy D(itt)o                        
Eight Day Clock in Oak Case                
Oak Bureau                                                
Mah(ogan)y 4 post Bedstead                                
Circular front marble top Washstand    
12 Cane seat Chairs                                        
Mahogany Chest of 4 drawers                 
Dressing Glass Mah(ogan)y Frame                         
Flock Bed                                                                        
2 feather Beds                                                
Pair Blankets                                                                     
Mahogany Towel Airer                                               
Bedside[?] Carpets                                                       
Chimney Glass & g(il)t frame                              
Silver Cup                                                           
Silk Work in gilt frame                                                   
2 Oak Linen Chests                                                       
6 Windsor Chairs                                                            
Wheel Barometer    

[Total] £14 19s            


This inventory was taken by George Wigley, and the valuations of the individual items were given in his usual code, not reproduced here.

Sarah Baseley, widow, died at Swanbourne on 26 Jan 1885 aged 85. She was born at Wingrave. Probate of her will was granted on 27 July to her granddaughter, Rebecca Scott of Charwelton Hall near Daventry, spinster. Her personal estate was valued at £40 8s 7d. In 1881 they were living together at Nearton End, Swanbourne. Sarah was the widow of John Baseley of Dodley Hall Farm who died in 1881 aged 86.

It's not clear how Sarah came to have furniture at Winslow. It had probably been put into storage after her death.

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