Inventory of Matthew Clarke, draper, 1730/1

National Archives, PROB 3/30/24

A True & perfect Inv(entor)y of all & singular the Goods Chattles & Credits of Mathew Clarke late of the parish of Winslowe in the County of Bucks dec(eas)ed taken valued & appraised the Tenth day of Feb(rua)ry in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & Thirty by William Stockley & Edmond Wyatt followeth vizt Thos Aldridge and William Hunt follows
In the Best Roome
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Imp(rimi)s one Bedstead Beding & curtains plate and wearing Apparell One chest of Drawers one looking Glass \six/ matted chairs \one/ dressing Table a fire Shovel & Tongues one pair of doggs Twelve pair of Sheets seven pair of pillow bears 4 Table Cloths & Two dozen & a half of course Towells & Napkins at
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In the next Roome
Item Two Bedsteads & Beding & curtains one hanging Press & a Chest to hold Linnen & one Looking Glass at
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In the Garrett
Item one Truckle Bedstead & some other Lumb(e)r
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10
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In the Dineing Room
Item one peer Glass one ovall Table one dressing Table one Tea Table six cain Chairs one Fire Shovell & Tongues one pair of Doggs one pair of Bellows at
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4
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In the next Roome
Item: One Bedstead & curtains One close Stool & pann & one Easy chair one Glass four black Matted chairs One pair of Bellows one fire Shovell & Tongues one pair of Iron Doggs at
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In the Parlour
Item: one clock & Case one peer glass one ovall Table one Tea Table six caine chairs one pair of Iron Doggs at
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In the Kitching
Item: The pewter & Brass one Jack & weight Two spitts one Oval Table Ten Matted chairs one Warming pann one Frying pann one pair of Tongs one fire shovell and Bellows one pair of Iron Doggs & other Lumber at
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11
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In the Brewhouse
Item: One Furniss One Mash Tubb three Tubbs one Kiver & two Buckets & other Lumb(er) at
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9
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In the Pantry
Item: Seven Barrells three Brass cocks three doz & a half of bottles & other Lumber at
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15
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In the Shop
Item: One Table & two chairs at
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Broad Cloaths
Item: Number One. Sixteen yards & a half of Black at Ten Shillings a yard
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Item: No. two. fifteen yards & three Quarters of Blew gray at nine shill(ing)s a yard
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Item: No. three: Twenty one y(ar)ds in three Rem(nan)ts at Seven Shilings a yard
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Item: No. four Sixteen y(ar)ds Ditto at Seven Shillings & Sixpence a Yard
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Item: No. five: Three pieces Thirty three y(ar)ds three Quarters D(itt)o at eight Shillings a yard
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Item: No. Six: Nine rem(nan)ts Damaged Goods Seventy four yds at four shills a yard
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16
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Narrow Cloaths
Item: No. one: Two parcells \peices/ four yards & a half Eight yds & a half is thirteen yds at three Shillings & Sixpence a yard
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Item: No. Two: Three parcells \peices/ Nineteen yds four - yds & three Quarters & Twelve yds & one Quarter is thirty Six yds at two Shillings & Two pence a yard
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Item: No. Three: Three parcells \peices/ Ten yds & half four yds & a Quarter Seventeen yds is Thirty One yards & three Quarters at two Shillings & Two pence a yard
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Item: No. four: Four parcells \peices/ Seventeen yards Nineteen yards & three Quarters Thirteen yds Seventeen yards is Sixty Six yards & three Quarters at one Shillings & Seven pence a yard
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Item: No. five: Five parcells \peices/ Eighty yds Six yards & three Quarters Seven yards thirteen yards fourteen yds and a Quarter is forty Nine yards at one Shillings & Two pence a yard
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Item: No. Six: Four parcells \peices/ fourteen yds & a half Eight Yards Seven yards Eleven yards & a half is fourty one yards at Two shills a yard
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Item: No. Seven: Three parcells \peices/ Twenty Two yards Thirteen Yards & Six Yards & one Quarter is forty one yards & one Quarter at Two Shills & Six pence a Yard
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Item: No. Eight: Nine Parcells \peices/ Moth Eaten Cloth Seventy Two yards and a half at one Shilling & Two pence a Yard
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Item: No. Nine: Twelve parcells \peices/ Sixty Eight Yards & a half at Two Sillings a yard
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Item: No. Ten: four parcells \peices/ Twenty one yards & one Quarter at one shilling & fourpence a yard
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Item: No Eleven: Twenty Rem(nan)ts Forty Nine yards & one Quarter at one Shilling a yard
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Druggitts
Item: No. one: five parcells \peices/ forty Yards, Thirty nine Yards, Twenty one Yards, Eight yards Twenty four yardsis one Hundred & Thirty Two yards at Two Shills a Yard
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Item: No. Two : four parcells \peices/ Nineteen yards Thirty Two yards fifteen yards Twenty Seven yds is Ninety Three yards at one Shilling and Six pence a Yard
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Item: No. 3. Eleven parcells \peices/. One hundred & forty Eight yards of old Colours, at one Shilling & three pence a Yard
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Item: No. four: Twenty one rem(nan)ts: Seventy Six Yards at one Shilling a Yard
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16
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Cambletts
Item: No. one: Three parcells \peices/ Seventy four yds at one Shilling & threepence a Yard
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Item: No. Two: Ninety Nine yds at Eightpence a yard
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Item: No. three: Ten remnants, Twenty four yards at Six pence a Yard
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12
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Fustians & Thicksetts
Item: five parcells \peices/ of Thicksetts at
7
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Item: Eight parcells \peices/ of Fustians at
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12
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Item: One parcell \peice/ of white Dimathy at
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14
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Item: Three par(ce)lls \peices/ of packthread Stripe Dimathy at
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6
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Item: Two parcells \peices/ of Ordinary Thicksett at
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16
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Item: Remnants of Fustians Thicksetts and Dimathys. Six hundred & Seventy Seven yards & three Quarters at
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Item: 73 yds & one Quarter of Shalloon at one Shilling & two pence a yard
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Item: 17 yds of Scarlet Shalloon at one Shilling & Sixpence a yard
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Item: 47 Yards of printed Linseys at 8d a yard
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Item: 74 yds & 3 Quarters of Sarge at 1s a yard
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14
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Item: 24 Yards of Linsey at 11d a yard
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Item: Six parcells \peices/ of old Fashion halfsilks 146 yds & 1 Quarter at 1s a Yard
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Item: Nineteen Rem(nan)ts of persians 181 yards at 15d a Yard
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Item: one Rem(nan)t of Green Velvet at
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5
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Item: 11 Ells of Taby Silk at 6d a yard
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Item: 9 Ells & of Ditto at 4s a yard
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Item: 504 Yards of Callimancoe striped at 11d a yard
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Item: 211 yds & of plain Callimancoe at 10d a yd
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Item: 188 yds & of strip'd Stuffs at 8d a yard
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Item: 56 yds & of old fashiond stripd cotton at 16d a Yard
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Item: 677 yds & of Brittans poplins & old fashiond half silks at 8d a Yard
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Item: 3 par(cel)ls \peices Mourning crape 76 yds at 14d a yard
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8
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Item: 101 yds & Do at 11d a yard
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Item: 77 yds & of Black & White Crape in Small Remnants at 8d a Yard
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Item: 207 yds & of Pernella & Tammy at 10d a yd
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Item: 363 yds & of Tammy at 8d a yard
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Item: 1 Parcel T.P 26 yds at 18d a yard
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Item: 106 yds of Flowerd Linnens at 18d a yd
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Item: 18 yds of Course Checked Linnen at 10d a yard
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Item: 4 Ells & of Yellow Canvas at 2s 9d a yd
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Item: 13 Ells Yellow D(itt)o at 1s 8d a yard
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Item: 100 Yards of Buckram at 11d a yard
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Item: 177 Yards of D(itt)o at 7d a Yard
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Item: 36 yards & of Hair Shagg at 3s 6d a yd
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7
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Item: 28 yards & of Drills at 10d a Yard
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Item: 37 yds & of Pillow Ticks at 18d a yard
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Item: 10 yards & of Shoe Ticks at 1s 8d a yard
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Item: 2 Remnants of Camlett 11 yards at 8d a yard
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Item: 55 Yards & of Dyed Linnen at 8d a yard
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Item: 12 Yards of Blew & White Hollands at 1s 8d a yard
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Item: 9 Yards of white Dimathy at 8d a Yard
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6
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Item: Remnants of crape 20 yards at 8d a yd
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13
4
Item: 10 Yards & of Rugging at 3s 4d a yd
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Item: 15 Yards of Ditto. Damaged at 1s 6d a yard
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Item: 34 Yards of Kendall Cottens at 9d a yd
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Item: 1 Bed Tick at 6s a yard
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6
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Item: 2 Old Ruggs at 15s
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15
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Item: 306 yds of Bed Lace at farth(ings) a yard
0
19
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Item: 26 parcells \peices/ of Tape at 7d a parcell \peice/
0
15
2
Item: 2 parcells \peices/ of Book Strapping at 2s 6d p(er) pll
0
5
0
Item: 1 Dozen of Damaged Tapes at 5s
0
5
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Item: 10 pounds of Brass Curtain Rings at 9d a pound
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7
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Item: Remnants & Quality Bindings at 40s
2
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Item: 4 pair of Stockings at 6s a pair
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6
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Item: 8 pound of thread at 2s 6d p pound
1
0
0
Item: 3 Dozen of Thread at 20s p Dozen
3
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Item: An odd parcell of Thread at 5s
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5
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Item: 13 pounds of Mohair at 6s
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Item: 3 pound of Silk Twist at 10s
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10
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Item: 1 pound & of Light Coulerd Silk at 20s per pound
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5
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Item: 1 pound of Cloth Colourd Ditto at 17s
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17
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Item: 5 Gross of Ferrett at 16s per Gross
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Item: Hair Buttons at 16s
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16
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Item: Mohair Buttons and Mettle Buttons at 4li
4
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Item: Galooms Breads & Cords at
1
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Item: 65 Ells & of Hollands at 18d
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18
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Item: 20 Ells of Sprigg Linnen at 9d
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15
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Item: Whale Bone at
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Item. Debts due & oweing to the Dec(eas)ed at the time of his Death Supposed to be good
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Item. Debts due & owing to the Dec(eas)ed at the time of his Death accounted Desparate
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[signed] Edw(ard) Greenly
[Latin] Inventory exhibited 20th February 1730 by Edward Greenly Esq notary public proxy for the Administrator

Notes

Matthew Clarke was buried on 19 Jan 1730/1. His wife Mary died in 1723. He was the father of George Clarke (d.1757), whose draper's shop was at 4 High Street; he is presumably the administrator mentioned at the end. That was probably where Matthew lived too but he must have been a sub-tenant as he wasn't involved in any property transactions at the manor court. He sometimes served as juror and he was constable 1711-12. He was also the father of Sarah Betty Eyre, d.1760 and Hannah Clarke, d.1761.

Winslow had two large-scale draper's shops at this time. Thomas Aldridge, one of the appraisers, ran the other, the Gyles family's business. Judging from the number of bad debts, Matthew Clarke was a less successful businessman.

Fustian: a class of cotton fabrics usually having a pile face and twill weave. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fustian

Packthread: strong thread or small twine used for sewing or tying packs or parcels. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packthread

Shalloon: a lightweight twilled fabric of wool or worsted. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shalloon

Linsey: a thick, linen cloth. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/linsey

Calimanco: a glossy woolen fabric checkered or brocaded in the warp so that the pattern shows on one side only, much used in the 18th century. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/calimanco

Poplin: a plain, closely woven cloth with a slightly shiny surface. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/poplin

Tammy: a plain-woven often glazed cloth of fine worsted or woolen and cotton formerly used for dresses, curtains, and linings. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tammy

Buckram: a stiff-finished heavily sized fabric of cotton or linen used for interlinings in garments, for stiffening in millinery, and in bookbinding. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckram

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