AN INVENTORY OF ORPINGTON CHURCH, 1553. E117/3/43/Mem.19

The hundred of Rookysley
Orpington
Kent The inventorye had and made the
xxiiiith daye of november the Sixte yeare of the reigne of o’r Sovereigne
lord Edwarde the Sixte by the grace of god king of England
France & Ireland defender of the Faithe on Earthe of
the Church of England & also of Ireland the
Supreme hed Between Sr Percyvall harte and Sr Martin
Bowes knyghts John Browne and Thomas Lovelace
Esquires commyssioners amongst others authorised by
virtue of his grace Comyssion being Teste at
*** the xxiith day of may in the sixte yeare of
his moste gracyouse Reigne for the viewe purtinent
and certificate of all the goods plate juells Belles &
ornament to every church & chappell within the said
Countie of Kent belonging or *** with appertey
ning to them and others directed and allotted to the hundred
R’ulation Bromley and Bekenham Litle & Lesne
Rookysley and Axton within the said County of Kente
*** And Thomas Wright and John Stapill
Churchwardens of the parish Church of Orpington
afor said of the said parish wittnesseth that the said
Commissioners have delivered by this permit to the said
Churchwardens all the processe herafter or particularlie
written viz

First ii chalice with there patente of silver the one with

ii patent weying xii ounces the other chalice with the
patent weying viii ounces
Item Cope of grene cloth of gold Bawdekyn
Item a Cope of Blak velvett
Item ii Copes of Chasiyable Silke of the colour grene and red
Item a vestment of grene cloth of gold Bawdekyn  with an albe
Item a vestment of red silke with the albe
Item a vestment of red damske and an albe with deacon
subdeacon suted to the same
Item on booke of the homelyes
Item on bible and on paraphrass of Erasmus
Item iiii greate bells suted of Brasse in the steple and one
sainte bell of Brasse
Item a crosse of Copper with a crosse clothe of silke with an
image of Sainte george
Item a Canopie cloth of bleu Satten abbridge
To be saflie kept and preserved by the said Church
wardens and the same and every pretext thereof to be
forth comyng at all tymes hereafter when it befalls
to them required In witness whereof afixeth the said
Comyssioners as the said Churchwardens gave sub
scribed there names on the day and year above
written
Percyvall hartt         Martin Bowes
J                                  Thomas Lovelace
NB: Paragraph 2 has also been transcribed  by Chevenix Trench in his book The Story of Orpington