The Second Inventory of the Priory, 1675. PROB4/6092

Inventary of all and singular the goods and chattels and debts of Mary Spencer dec’d the widdow and relict of the Hon’ble Richard Spencer Esq late of Orpington in the County of Kent afforesaid mallued and appraised the nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord God 1675 by Richard Nightingale and Samuel Wallin as followeth viz

In the Roome over the withdraweing roome

Inprimis Five peeces of Tapestry hangings, two old Turky worke Carpetts  one peece of painting over the Chimney, five pictures one Table one lookeing Glasse, one bedsted Matt Cord and Curtain rodd, Curtains and vallance of dimity wrought with black worsted and lyned with white Calico one feather bed 2 bolsters 3 quilts 3 pillowes 2 blanketts one old Counterpoint one peece of Canvas one Couch and three Chaires with wrought cases suitable to the bed Curtains one old velvett Cushion two Stands two little hanging Shelves a wrought Table cloath and Carpett suitable one paire of bellowes a fire shovell and Tongs  one little paire of Andirons with brasse plated knobbes two window Curtains  and Rodds old Matt on the Chamber floore   one wainscott box of Cedar wood one sky coloured satin Mantle, Six Sweet baggs  Six little Stripes of cloath imbroidered several slips of Canvas drawne but not wrought one bugle baskett, one cloase Stoole and panne £ xx

In the Gallery giving unto the aforementioned Roome

Item twelve Cesar’s heads in painting.

In the Roome over the great parlour

Item the Hangings of Guilt Leather two pictures one lookeing glasse three window Curtains and Rodds one Bedsted Matt Cord and Curtaine Rodds one feather bed one flock boulster one quilt two blanketts two pillowes Curtains, Valance Tester and head cloath of a lite Callico two elbowe Chaires two Squabbs five Stooles three long Cushions fire Shovell and Tongs Andirons with Brasse knobbs, some old Cases for Chaires and Stooles one Spainish Table Carpett and bugle Baskett, the floore Covered with old Matts

In the Inner Roome to the last men’cioned Chamber

Item the Roome hanged with old arms one bedstedd, Matt and Cord with a buckram Tester one feather bed and boulster, three blanketts one red Rugg old Curtains round the bed one Stoole

In the Chappell Chamber

Item foure peeces of Borders one peece of old Tapestry two window curtains one Coat of Armes six pictures one bedstead Matt Cord and Curtaine Rodd one feather bed one for one pillow three blanketts one redd Rugg Curtaines double Vallance, Tester and head cloath of redd cloath one Chaire two Stooles one Table and Carpett fire Shovell and Tongs a payre of Andirons one old Gittar and Chest

In the little Parlour

Item the Roome hanged round with guilt Leather eight Chaires covered with guilt Leather one folding Skreene one round Table one old Carpett, two pictures one lookeing glasse a Stand for glasses one payre of old playing Tables one payre of Brasse Andirons, fire Shovell Tongs one payre of brass Snuffers and Snuffe with two hand Skreenes and a little hooke to hang them on

In the Closett within the little parlor

Item three little peeces of old green hangings one old Trunck one old iron Chimney back and two old Creepers

In the great parlour

Item the Roome hanged round with guilt Leather two little pictures two hanging sconces window curtains and two Curtain Rodds 14 Chaires of guilt Leather foure stooles of guilt Leather one ovall table two spainish Tables three Turkie worke Carpetts one lookeing glasse a payre of brasse Andirons one brasse fire shovell and Tongs

In the withdrawing roome

Item the Roome hanged round with guilt Leather One Couch of old Velvett One Elbowe Chaire eight back stooles one foote stoole two long Cushions all covered with old Velvett a squabb with a Cane bottome with two little Cushions two old Turky Carpetts a painted folding Skreene one lookeing Glasse one Table two stands two hanging Shelves two Window Curtains and Rodds six pictures great and small a Rock of Shells severall peeces of China and earthen ware some broken some whole one paire of iron doggs one paire of Andirons with brasse knobbs two hand skreenes

More in the same Roome

item 9 peeces of China one Cupp of Chalcedony one of Serpentine one of Terrasigislate with mother of pearle Shells bequeathed to the Lady Glynne

In the Hall

Item an Atcheivment of Armes one picture over the Chimney, three other pictures two Tables one forme one striking Clock two  hanging Sconces of Lattin one paire of Andirons with brass Knobbs.

In the Chamber called my Ladys Chamber

Item six peeces of Tapestry Hanging 7 pictures and one painting or picture over the Chimney a folding skreene of red Bayes Script of our Saviour in a little frame, one hanging Shelfe one bedstead the bottome lathes, foure Cupps on the Topp Curtaine Rodds one Holland Quilt a feather bedd bolster 4 blanketts a Counterpane of red Bayes two pictures one old silke Quilt Curtaines one Vallence of Old purple Velvett lyned with Old Silk and a silke and Silver frindge, the Tester headpeece and Inner Valence of old Silke, one old Elbow Chaire, foure back Chaires three stooles a squabb and seaven Cushions all Covered with old Velvett two Truncks two Tables one Cabinett, One Spainish a little Table two stands, one Carpett three boxes one lookeing glasse, foure little hand skreenes foure hookes a little Bell foure hookes a fier Shovell and Tongs two Chimney Catches A fier dog with Brasse knobbs one warmeing pann, and a paire of Bellowes

In the little Chamber within my Ladys Chamber

Item the Roome hanged round with old striped sstuffe Two halfe headed Beadsteads one Canopy two Curtains and Vallance of striped stuffe two feather Bedds three boulsters foure Blanketts two Ruggs two Stooles

In the Closett

Item a parcell of glass *** with water therein some earthen ware and Glasses a table five old Trunks a paire of Brasse Scales and weights a marble morter a paire of irons with Brasse Knobbs a Chaffing Dish with other Lumber a Stove to dry sweat meates some remnants of stuffe a little paire of brasse pistols a Box of Tortoise shell six little baskettes one picture a parcell of Gu’ne Flowers three Chaffing dishes

In the Kitchen Chamber and Garrett

Item two halfe headed Bedsteads two settle Beds two feather beds and boulsters three flock Beds and Boulsters five blanketts three Rugs one Spainish Table one chest of drawers cloath for Curtaines and Valence a parcell of black Bayce one Limbeck foure brasse panns one Skillett a Scimmer a parcell of Glasse ad earthen Ware a parcell of leaden Pipes a parcell of Onyens a parcell of Apples and a parcell of Hopps with some Lumber.

Item two old brasse Gunnes

Lynnen within the Closett in my Ladies Chamber

Item tenn paire of Sheetes and One old Sheete eight Damask Table Cloaths two dozen of Napkins eight paire of pillow beeres tenn Diaper Tables cloaths six dozen of Napkins Ticking for A Boulster two little pillows two fustian blanketts

Lynnen in the Chamber over the Kitchen and Garretts

Item eleaven diaper table cloaths foure dozen of Diaper Napkins fine flaxen table Cloaths six dozen of flaxen Napkins one and twenty side board cloaths and towells five paire of holland sheetes eleaven paire of course Sheets

Item Lynnen at London

Item two pictures there

Item three Trunks three little boxes and some damask stuffe

Item the deceaseds wearing apparrell and Lynnen for her body

Item the deceaseds bookes

Item the deceaseds Jewells

Item white silver plate severall peeces weighing eighty two Ounces at five shillings the Ounce

In the Kitchen and Larder

Item two iron potts two brasse potts two brasse panns three brasse skilletts three sauce panns two frying panns two Scummers one Ladle one Copper pott one pott and two Morters one brasse Candlestick one a parcell of Lattin ware one parcell of woodden ware one Chayne and weight foure spitts one iron Dripping Pann and one Grid iron one Iron peece of fire shovell and Tongs and Rack one Grate and *** two paire of Pot hangers one paire of Pot hooks one paire of Bellowes two salt boxes one smoothing Iron and Beaters one oven Lydd a table a forme one joyned stoole and two Gunns

Item penny foure hundred wieght in severall dishes and peeces

Item foure pewter twenty foure pounds weight

In the Brewhouse

Item one Copper with severall other brewing vesselles one washing Tubbe one old Table a bacon Trough one Coupe and other Lumber

In the Dayrye Roome Pantry and Seller

Item two Tables one bacon Trough one powdering Tubb severall milk vessells two shelves one presse for Lynnen a Bin for bread a wooden Cesterne Crooke and Cally Potts in the seller foure stands for beare, Beare barrells one Kilderbrim? A Beame Scales and weights a showth? for Meat and a Kneading Trough three SivesTwo pannyers and a Meat Tubb and other Lumber

In the wine seller

Item fourteen dozen of Cokles fifteene small Vessels one barrell and half of Syder three stands and foure Hampers

Grayne in the Pease Barne

Item the quarter of Tares foure quarters of grey and white Pease and the Straw

In the wheat Barne

Item twelve quarters of *** eight quarters of wheat six and twenty quarters of barley threshed and unthreshed twenty quarters of Oates and the Straw one Skreene for Corne two shovells and one Sive

In the Graynery

Item foure quarters of Pease a small quantity of barley and Oates three Measures of Corne

In and about the yarde

Item seaventeene Hoggs and Piggs

Item poultrye of severall sorts

Item Hay in the Barne and Lofte

Item two Coach Horses and a little Maire all blynd or lame

Item one old Coach and Charriott with harness and curtains

Item one pannell for the paire of Cart harnesses one old Cart body and Shaftes

Item foure and twenty stacks of wood and a parcell of Coales a grinding irone one old Stone ***

Item a Gardon two wooden Rowles

Memorandum there was found after the deceaseds death

In ready money xlvj xviii

Item a Bond for the appraisem’t for

Item Gold in the house

(The ink is very faded in the rest of the document.)

Item money *** the deceaseds death in debts for ***

Item *** and bill received

Item *** time of her death by Bond from Mr George Dasher Mr John Princell Mr Abraham Christian and Mr Henry Hoad and ***

Item oweing for the *** from Mr Richard Thomson and *** the sume of

(Latin phrases)

Item oweing to the s’d deed from Sr Henry Heron Kt of the bath and the right hon’ble Frances Lady Cobham widdow by bond dated+ the 16th of July 1665

Item oweing to the s’d deed by Will *** hand seale of the s’d Dr Henry Gleyn dated the eleaventh day of December 1669 the seale of

Ffran Nixon

(Authorisation of the document in Latin)

Historic Orpington