Inventory of John Clements, 1580/1

Herts RO A25/927

The true and perfitt Inventary of all and sing(ul)er the goods debts and Cattells of John Clements late of Wynslo in the Cowntye of Bucks deceased at the tyme of his lyfe and death made and praysed by John Scott Will(ia)m Jackson Robert Lownds and Thomas Partridge.  the xxv daye of February A(nn)o d(o)m(ini) iuxta cursum &c 1580

In Primis in the great chamber a Table a forme a frame and Settells
x s
It(e)m a bedstede
xvj s
It(e)m a fetherbed a mattresse a bolster a coverlett and a blankett
xl s
It(e)m a chayer and a stoole
ij s vj d
It(e)m in the blew chamber two standinge beddes and two truckle bedstedes
xx s
It(e)m a fetherbed a bolster and a Cove(r)lett
xxvj s viij d
It(e)m a fetherbed two bolsters ij coverletts and a padde of strawe
xxviij s
It(e)m a settell a forme and a frame
iij s
It(e)m in the Cocke lofte, broken stuffe
ij s vj d
It(e)m in the great parlo(r) a table w(i)th a frame a forme and settells and
paynted clothes
vj s viij d
It(e)m a standing bedd
vj s viij d
It(e)m a fetherbed a mattresse two coverings and a bolster
xxvj s viij d
It(e)m in the litle parlo(r) a table with a frame two settells and a forme
vj s viij d
It(e)m a Cupborde
v s
It(e)m a standinge bedd w(i)th a curteyne
It(e)m a fetherbed two pillowes a bolster a blankett a Coverlett and a padde of strawe
xxxvj s viij d
It(e)m in the Chamber over the litle p(ar)lo(r) two bedsteds thre Chestes and a Coverlett
viij s
It(e)m in Lynnen ware
xl s
It(e)m in the Seller the Implements
xiij s iiij d
It(e)m in the hall two tables a frame and two formes
iij s iiij d
It(e)m a payer of Andyrons
xvj s
It(e)m a great payer of Andyrons
v s iiij d
It(e)m a payer of tonges
vj d
It(e)m hangells and a payer of pothooks
vj d
It(e)m in the kitchen Copery ware and shelves
x s
It(e)m in brasse
xvj s
It(e)m a gospan and spitts
v s
In the buttrye peiwter
xiij s iiij d
It(e)m a busshell a fat and a Ru(n)lett
ij s
It(e)m in the Ostrye bordes
x s
It(e)m stuff in the barne
iij li
It(e)m wood in the yarde
xxvj s viij d
It(e)m Tru(m)pery in two stables
vj s
It(e)m the signe w(i)th the postes
xx s
It(e)m fyve Shotts
xx s
Su(m)ma Total(is)
xxv li iij s viiij d

[Latin] Seal of Henry[?] Clements
Inventory presented by Henry Clements, administrator, on 2 March 1580.


The burial of John Clements is not recorded at Winslow. He was one of the overseers of the will of Thomas Fige, 1580. He was recorded as a vintner in the 1577 Certificates of Alehouses (where three of his four appraisers are listed as keeping inns or alehouses). The names of the rooms correspond closely with those of The Bell in the inventory of Anthony Jackson, 1591. John Clements almost certainly kept The Bell from before 1577 to 1581.

Ru(n)let: a cask or barrel (Bucks Probate Inventories)

Ostrye = hostry = hostelry (OED)

Tru(m)pery: worthless stuff (OED)

signe: presumably the inn sign