Inventory of John Meakes, carrier, 1687

Herts RO A25/4270

A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods and Chatles of John Meaks of Winslow in the County of Bucks Carryer late deceased as they were vallued by Thomas Blake and Robertt Spooner the fourth day of Aprill 1687


£
s
d
Imp(rimi)s his wearing Apparrell
1
0
0
It(em) his purse
8
14
10
It(em) more Clothes at Bushey when hee dyed
0
10
0
It(em) 4 horses with their furniture
13
0
0
It(em) one bedsted
0
12
0
It(em) one Rug and a blanquett
0
10
0
It(em) one coffer with som linnen in it
0
8
0
It(em) a scuttle a chafe sive & a stoole
0
1
0
It(em) 1 paire of Andirons
0
1
0
It(em) 1 paire of bellowes
0
1
0
It(em) 1 paire of Boots
0
2
6
 
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It is in all
25
0
4

[signed] Thomas Blake
Robert Spooner

[Latin] William Gyles senr and Joseph Meakes were sworn before me, Edmund Carter, on 6 April 1687.

Presented 10 May 1687 by the administrators.


Administration of John Meakes, 1687

Herts RO 123AW40

[summarised from Latin and English]

Obligation of
William Gyles of Winslow sen draper
Joseph Meakes of Addington yeoman
John Dymock of Winslow laceman
John Armborrow of Winslow malster
for £100
18 May 1687

William Gyles and John Meakes are principall creditors and administrators of John Meakes of Winslow Batchelor deceased

Sealed & delivered in the presence of Edm(und) Browne
[signed] Willm Gyles
[mark] Joseph Meakes
[signed] John Dymock
[mark] John Amborrow

Administration of John Meakes, 18 May 1687


Notes

John Meakes may have been Winslow's first carrier, and does not seem to have found it very profitable. If he died at Bushey, he was presumably on his way to or from London by Akeman Street or Watling Street. His burial is not recorded at Winslow or Addington, so he was probably buried at Bushey. He was probably the son of Anthony Meakes baptised at Addington on 19 March 1663/4, which would make Joseph his older brother.