George Talbot 1589This is a copy of the inventory of all the goods belonging to the Earl of Shrewsbury for the use of Mary when she was his ‘guest’. The ‘It” = Item. Perhaps people would like to explain / guess  / suggest what some of the less familiar items are?

An In ventorye………..at Stuffe the……Queen of Scotts and her People hath of my Lords, viz.: In the Quenes chambers:-

Imp’mis hangings of the Passion and of warres, peces viii
It’ hangings, of imagerye, i
It’ feyther bedds, ii
It’ bolsters, ii
It’ blanquetts, ii
It’ fustyeans, ii
It’ matteres, i
It’counterpaynts, ii
It’ longe carpetts, i
It’ short carpetts, vi
It’ cupbords, iiii
It’ landyrons, ii
It’ fyer shovells, ii
It’ tonges, payres, i
It’ longe quysshens of cloth of tissue, i
It’ stoules, i

In ye chamb’r  w’ch ye M’r of ye quenes howsholde hath.-
It’ matteress, i
Bolsters, iii
Blanquetts, ii
Coverletts, i
Sheetes, payres, ii
Playne bedstydds, i
Cupbords, i
Formes, i
Feyther bedds, i
Fledges, ii
Verdors  count’rpaynes, i
Chamberpotts, i
Candlesticks, i
Fyer pa’nes, i
Square tables, i
Wood cheares, i
Buffett stoules, i
Iron barres in ye chymney at ye Castle, iii

In Mr. Nawe chamber:-
Feather bedds, i
Bolsters, ii
Fyne matteress, i
Course matteress, i
Sheetes, payres, i
Happings, i
Fledges, ii
Blanquetts, i
Counterpaynts, i
Candlesticks, i
Chamber potts, i
Cupbords, i
Buffet stooles, i
Iron bars in ye chymney, iii

Rawley chamber:-
It’ playne bedstydds, i
Feather bedds, ii
Bolsters, ii
Sheetes, payres, ii
Pellett case, i
Cov’rletts, ii
Blanquetts, iiii
Cannabye of dyed canvas, i
Hangings of olde leaves, peces of iii barres in ye wolle, iii
Landyrons, i
Buffett stooles, ii
Chamb’r potts, i
Candlestick, i

In Mrs Layton chamber:-
It’ playne bedstydds, i
Feather bedds, ii
Bolsters, ii
A paire of sheetes, i
Redd blanquetts, ii
Whyte blanquetts, ii
Counterpaynt of smale leaves, i
Coverletts, i
Fustyeans, i
Square teaster of yellowe &watchett damaske, i
Old quysshen of leaves, i
Matteres, i
Olde hangings of leaves, peces,iii
Buffett stooles, ii
Candlesticke, i
Chamb’r potts, i
Cupbord, i
Barres of iron standing in ye chymney there iii

In Mr. Burgon ye Doctors ch’ber:-
It’ playn bedstidds, i
Feather bedds, i
Bolsters, ii
Matteres, ii
Blanquetts, ii
Cov’rletts, ii
Sheetes, paires, ii
Square teaster of Darnixe, i
Curtayne of darnixe, i of blewe of buckeram curtens, & of redd buckeram, i
Cupbords, i
Buffett stooles, i
Chamb’r pott, i
Candlesticke, i
Hangings of yellowe & redd say, peces iii
Barres of iron in ye chimney, iii

In Mr. Curle chamber:-
It’ playne bedstidds, i
Feather bedds, i
Bolsters, ii
Fledges, ii
Sheetes, payres, ii
Cannabyes of redd & yellowe buckeram, i
Matteress, ii
Fustyeanes, ii
Square table, i
Buffett stools, iii
Candlestick, i
Chamber potts, i
Hangings, ii some of forrest work, & thother  of smale leaves…..olde pece of darnixe…..ene say……buckeram…….

In Mr. Pyrawdrawe chamber:-
It’ playne bedstydds, i
Playne cupebords, i
Coverletts of lysts, ii
Cov’rletts of yearne, i
A pece of ilde hanging of redd& yellowe saye, i
Formes, i
Barres of iron sett in ye wall, iii

In Mr. Jarvys ye surgion chamber:-
It’m corded bedstydds, i
Feather bedds, i
Bolster, i
Blanquetts, ii
Cov’rletts, i
Sheetes, paires, i
A pece of olde saye, redd & yellowe, for a teast’r & hangings, i
Candlesticks, i
Chamber potts, i
Cupbordes,i

In Mr. Bastyen chamber:-
It’ playne bedstydds, i
Feath’r bedds, ii
Bolsters, ii
Blanquetts, iiii
Count’rpaynte of smale leaves, i
Shhtes, payres, ii
Pellett cases, i
Cov’rletts, i
A pece of a hanging  of redd & yellowe saye, & a pece of greene clothe, ii
It’ buffett stoules, i
It’ formes,i
Cupbords, i
Candlesticks, i

In Mr. Dyddyes chamber:-
It’ playne bedstydds, i
Feather bedds, i
Mattres, i
Bolsters, i
Blanquetts, ii
Cov’rlett, i
A pece of an olde hanging of leaves, i
Cupbords, i
Buffet stoules, i
Great bourds, i
Shelves, v
Formes, i
Bynges for beard, i
Candlesticks, i
Chamb’r potts, i
Hannyeballd Bedd:-
It’ feather bedds, i
Bolsters, i
Blanquetts, ii
Coverletts, i
Counterpaynts of leaves, i
Sheates, payres, 1

Wyllie Blacks bedd in ye Quenes utterchamber:-
It’ feather bedds, i
Matteres, i
Bolsters, i
Blanquetts, ii
Counterpaynt of grene leaves, i
A pece of hanging of grene leaves, i
Sheetes, payres, i
Long tables, i
Buffet formes, long, ii
Barres of iron in ye chymney, iii

Wooderoppe………………..:-
It’m playne bedstydds, ii
Matteres, ii
Bolsters, ii
Pellett cases, i
Blanquetts, ii
Cov’rletts, ii
Count’rpayntes, i
Shetes, payres, i
Fustyeans, i
An old pece of hanginge of blewe buckeram, i
Brode boords standing on ii trestles, i
A doore w’th two bands, iron standing, and ii trestles
It’ barres of iron in ye chymney, iii

In the cook’s chamber &Ro. Hambleton:-
Item playne bedstydds, iii
A forme and a pece of beckeram
Rob. Hambleton hath of my Lords
Bolsters, i
A pece of Iryshe range, i
And Mr. Cooke hath viz.,
feather bedds, i
Bolsters, i
Blanquetts, ii
Coverletts, i
Sheetes, paires, i

Nicholas & Charles have, viz.,
Matteres, i
Bolsters, i
Pellytcases, i
Sheetes, paires, i
Blanquetts, ii
Coverletts of lysts, i
Hangings of imagerye, forreste work and leaves, better & worsse, xxi
Long carpetts, i
Shorte carpetts, vi
And hanging of ye;;owe & redd saye and buckeram, olde pecec, vi
Feather bedds, xvii
Fyne matteresses, i
Course matteresses, xiii
Bolsters, xxv
Sheetes, paires, xvii
Blanquetts, xxxiii
Fledges, vi
Fustyeans, vi
Happings, i
Pellett cases, v
Coverletts of yearne, xiiii
Coverletts of lysts, iii
Counterpaynts, ix
Cannabyes, i
Candlesticks, ix
Chamberpotts, viii
Buffet formes, ii
Buffet stoules, viii
Landyrons, iii
Fyer shovells, iii
Tongs, paires, i

Indorsed…….y of all my Lordes Househould S… at Sheffield Castle and Sheffield Mannor, in the chardge of Ketteridge.     1582.

Thanks to Peter Bayliss for the above.


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