Inventory of Nicholas Mitchell, 1665

Herts RO A25/3728

November the third one thousand six hundred sixtie five

A true and perfect Inventary of the goods and chattles of Nicholas Mitchell late of Winslow deceased taken and Aprized by us whose names are heare Under written

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Imp(rimis) in the parlour one table and frame with other furniture belonging thereto twenty three shillings fowre pence
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In the Hall goodes Amounting to the some twenty six shillings eight pence
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In the chamber over the Parlour two coffers[?] & 4 Cushines [fowre shillings] six pence
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In the roome over the hall goods valued at two shillings six pence
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In the roome over the entry goods Appertaining therin to the value fiftie shillings
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In the chamber over the kitchin one Ioyned Bed withother furniture belong therunto six pounds
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In Linnen fiftie shillings
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In the Celler & Buttrie goods to the Value of twentie shillings
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In the Milke House goods to ye Value of thirteen shillings fowre pence
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In the Boulting House two Hutches & one Trough fifteen shillings
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15
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For things without to the value of
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In the Bakehouse goods and Implements Belonging thereto thirtie two shill(ing)s
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& for iron worke belonging to ye said house
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15
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In the shopp one Blanke, and 2 stools
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In Brasse & Pewter & other Household stuffe to the value of fortie shillings
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For his wearing Apparell & money Thirtie shillings
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10
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Summa totalis
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[signed] John Hogson
Tho(mas) Kirby his marke

[Presented 3 Nov 1665]


Administration of the estate of Nicholas Mitchell, 1665

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[Latin] May everyone know through the present (documents) that we, Robert Mitchell of St Gyles, Cripplegate, London, weaver [blank space for another name], are held and firmly bound to Thomas Goad, doctor of laws, official of the archdeaconry of St Albans of the diocese of London, for £40 of good and legal money of England, to be paid to the same Thomas Goad or his certain attorney, executors, administrators or assigns.  For the making of which payment well and faithfully we bind ourselves and each of us separately fully and wholly, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by the present (documents) sealed with our seal.  Dated 20 December 1665.

[English] The Condicon of this obligacon is such that whereas the Ad(ministra)tion of all
and singlar the goods debts rights credditts and chattles of Nicholas Mitchell
late of the parish of St Peters Winslow in the Countey of Bucks and Jurisdicion
of St Albans aforesaid deceased intestate is comitted and granted to the above
bounden Robert Mitchell the lawfull brother of the said dec(ease)d If therefore
the said Robert doth and shall well and truly Ad(minis)ter of and in the said
goods debts and chattles of the said dec(ease)d (that is to say pay or cause to be paid
the true and lawfull debts of the said dec(ease)d soe farr forth as the said
goods debts and chattles will thereunto extend and the law charge him
alsoe to exhibite into the Registry kept for the Archde(con)ry of St Albans a
true and p(er)fect inventory of all and singlar the said goods debts and
chattles of the said and [sic] likewise give a iust and true accompt upon
his said Ad(ministra)tion when he shall be thereunto lawfully required
and such p(a)rte or porcon of the said goods debts and chattles as shall
be found to remaine in his hands upon the accompt soe made and
allowed doth & shall distribute and pay to such p(er)son and p(er)sons
as by the said officiall or any other Judge competent in that behalf
shalbe assigned and appointed That then this obligacon to be void
or else to remaine in full power Strength and vertue


Notes

Nicholas Mitchell's burial is not recorded at Winslow but most of the records for 1665 are missing. He seems to be the son of Nicholas Mitchell, bap. 24 June 1598. His brother Robert was bap. 5 Sep 1602. Robert Mitchell (d.1587) and Alice (d.1597) were their grandparents.

At the manor court of 27 Oct 1653 (Centre for Bucks Studies D175/6, f.2r), Nicholas Mitchell divided 5 acres of meadow in Sparlowe Furlong, Demeram Field: the half "next twelve acres north" to Frances Mitchell and the half "next the land of Richard Shelton south" to George Spratley and Alice his wife and George's heirs. These were his sisters: Frances bap. 1613 and Alice bap. 1607 married George Spratley in 1645. In 1665 before his death he transferred 4 acres of land to Frances Wilmot, probably his sister.

The rest of the family is explained in a court roll entry from 1696. Nicholas mortgaged his property (a messuage and 1 acre of land) which passed to his brother Robert, and then Robert's grandson Robert Mitchell of London who died in 1695. His will shows that the messuage was called the Red Bull. In 1610, the tenant of "the Bull" was Nicholas Mitchell, presumably the father of Nicholas and Robert.

 

Copyright 7 October, 2016