Inventory of John Beadles, 1670

Herts RO A25/3823

There are two separate inventories compiled by different people; the later one makes the goods worth slightly more.

[1st version]

An inventory of the goods & Chattles of John Beadles late of Winslow in the County of Bucks deceased made and taken this 23th day of Septe(mber) 1670

£
s
d
In the hall
 
 
 
A press cupboard A screen a table
 0
12
0
4 ioyned stooles a chaire two littlel stooles
0
6
0
Two pewter dishes a basin a plate two chamber pots 2 candlesticks one porriger a saucer 4 flaggons a quart
0
11
8
2 spitts 2 Hangers tongs Andirons bellowes & hooke
0
8
0
A Kettle Iron pot a ladle a skummer warmingpan 5 little basins 2 great basons with other Lumber
0
12
0
Item in the yard
 
 
 
Timber and Boards
3
00
00
An Hogg
0
18
00
Faggotts
1
10
00
Three Ladders
0
6
00
In the stable
 
 
 
A Scaffold and other Lumber
6
6
Item in the Hovell
 
 
Boards and planks
1
7
0
Hovells Leanto walls & Hogsty with other Lumber
1
15
0
Item in the Shop
Table, Partition chaire forme shelfs benches & nets
0
12
0
Item in the chamber over shop
Table, Ioyned bed chest coffer a box A Trunke
1
4
0
Andirons Curtaines valence featherbed 2 bolsters blankets a chaire & Lumber
1
12
0
Case and Instruments
0
10
0
In the chamber over the hall
A flockbed coffer & stooll
0
06
6
in the chamber over the parlour
A table formes Powdring tubbe A bedsted & Lumber
0
10
0
Item in the cockloft
wood and roots
0
05
0
In the Buttery
A kettle 4 Beer barrells 4 tubbes 2 kivers a frying pan flasket & Lumber
1
19
0
In severall Roomes
3 pair of sheets a doz: of napkins A tablecloath
0
13
0
Money in his purse & wearing aparrell
2
10
0
[verso]      
Good debts
Due upon bond from Richard Phippes
10 li
0
0
Sum(ma) Tot(alis)
31
14
2

This Inventory made and these goods appreised this 23 of Sept 1670 by us
[signed]
Samuel Dix
Richard Seaton

Debts owing by John Beadles paid or to be paid by Anne Beadles his relict

Paid to Peter Stutsbury
2
0
0
Owing to Walter King
1
0
0
Funerall expences and mortuary
3
17
5
Administration fees and expences in two Journeys about it
2
9
0

[2nd version]

A full and perfect inventory of the goods & chattells of John Beadles late of Winslow in the county of Bucks deceased

s
d
Imp(rimis) in the hall
A press Cupboad [sic] a side cupboard a screen and a table
00
16
0
4 ioyned stooles a chaire and two small stooles
00
06
0
Saltbox and shelfes
00
02
6
Six pewter dishes a bason 3 plates 3 chamber pots 5 porringers 4 candlesticks 2 saucers six flagons and a quart pot
1
12
0
Three spitts 3 Hangers a fireshovell & tongs Andirons Gridirons bellows hooks and pothooks
00
12
0
Three Kettles a Brass pot iron pot 2 skillets ladles and 2 skummers warming pan 2 great basons 5 little basons a chaffingdish & morter w(i)th other Lumber
1
12
0
Item in the yard
Timber and Boards
3
00
00
Hogge
00
18
00
Faggotts
01
10
00
Three Ladders
00
6
00
Item in the stable
A Scaffold boards and Lumber
00
10
00
Item in the Hovell
Boards and planks
01
7
00
Two hovells Leanto walls & Hogsty with Lumber
2
2
0
Item in the Shop
Table, Partition chaire bench form & netts
00
12
00
Item in the chamber over the shop
Table, Ioyned bed, Chest Coffer boxes & Trunk
01
12
00
Curtaines, valence, featherbed, 2 feather bolsters Blanket 2 chaires Andirons bellows & tongs with other Lumber
1
15
00
Case and Instruments
00
10
0
Item in the chamber over the hall
Ioyned bedsted coverlet Flockbed Blanket Bolster chair and stool with other Lumber
01
15
00
Item in the chamber over the parlour
Two tables a form powdring tub w(i)th other Lumber
00
14
00
Item in the cockloft
wood and Rootes
00
05
00
Item in severall Roomes
Sheets 5 paire Napkins a Doz: 3 pillowbeers two tableclothes
1
05
00
Item in the Buttery
A kettle 6 beer Barrells 4 Tubbes 2 kivers a frying pan & Flasket w(i)th other Lumber
02
07
00
Item money in his purse & wearing Apparrell
02
10
00
Item Good debts
Due upon bond from Richard Phippes
10
00
00
37
18
06

praised the thirtieth day of Sept 1670 by us
[signed]
Samuel Dix
Rich(ard) Phipps

[presented by Anne Beadle administratrix at St Albans 16 Sep 1670]

[verso] memo that Anna Beadle the relict of the within named John Beadle did declare at the time of the granting to her the Adm(inistra)con of her s(ai)d husbands goods (tha)t all the goods which she brought with her to him the s(ai)d John Beadle in marriage are contained in the In(vento)ry within written as well as the goods of the de(ceas)ed

[signed] L[?] Barrett

[mark] Anne Beadle


Obligation of Anne Beadles, 1670

Herts RO 106AW25

Two versions of the obligation for administering an intestate estate were issued. The first was specially written, the second was a pro forma with the blanks filled in. They are summarised here:

[version 1]

Obligation of Samuel Dix of Winslow & Anne Beadles of Winslow widow of John Beadles for £40
dated 15 Sep(tember) 1670

[signed] Samuel Dix
the marke of Anne Bead[les]

in the presence of
Thomas Pease [mark]
Mary Burke [mark]

[version 2]

Obligation of Anne Beadles widow of John Beadles of Winslow & Thomas Pease of Winslow farmer [Latin: Agricola] for £60
dated 16 Sep(tember) 1670

in the presence of
[signed] E. Browne


Notes

John Beadles or Beagles' first wife was Elizabeth who was buried on 22 Sep 1642. They acquired part of a house in Sheep Street in 1638. John's 2nd wife was called Mary, who probably died in 1662, when most of the burial entries are missing. John's 3rd marriage was to Anne Hammond on 11 Nov 1664 at Winslow.

When the Archdeacon's court was notified of an intestate death, it granted an interim injunction to the person claiming the right to administer the goods, "ne quid fiat…" In the case of John Beagles, as his name was recorded, two separate injunctions were granted on the same day: one to the widow Anne Beagles, and the other to his children: "[blank] Bigg alias Beagles, Margaret Goodwyn, Frances Stutsbury" (Herts RO, ASA 7/33 f.181v, 11 Aug 1670). These are:

Evidently the daughters of John's first two marriages tried to pre-empt their stepmother, but Anne's claim must have been upheld.

John was a barber (like his son Daniel Beadles who predeceased him) as he was brought before the Archdeacon's court on 19 March 1635/6 for carrying out the "trade of a Barber contrary to the lawe" by trimming and cutting men's hair on Sundays. (Herts RO, ASA 7/31, f.3. 19 March 1635/6.)