INVENTORY OF RICHARD RUDGE OF LEDBURY, 1700 Herefordshire Record Office Ref. 135/1/27
A true and perfect inventory of the goods, cattle and chattels of Richard Rudge of the borough of
Ledbury in the diocese and county of Hereford, deceased, taken and apprized on the seventh day of
November 1700 by us whose names are hereunto subscribed Inprimis in the forestreet chamber in wearing apparel, ?2 Money in his purse, ?5
A bed and bedstead. ?1
A looking glass, 1s. 6d.
An old coffer, 1s.
A table board, 2s.
One other bed in another forestreet room, 10s. One iron grate 15s.
One box, 6d.
Four cheeses 5s., 5s. [sic]
A cowle, 1s.
One bed and coffer in the garret, 1s.
Five pairs of sheets, ?1
Three pillow beers, 3s.
One dozen napkins and coarse linen, 7s.
An old table, 1s. 6d.
Six chairs, 4s. 6d.
Glasses, 6s.(?) 6d. [obscured by an ink splodge] Andirons, fire shovel and tongs, 4s.
In the kitchen, 43 lb. bellmetal pots @ 4d., 11s. 4d. 49 lb. of pewter @ 8d., ?1 12s. 8d.
42 lb. of brass @ 10d., ?1 15s.
One jack, three spits, 8s.
One gridiron, a chopping knife and chafing dish, 2s. Trumpery, 5s.
One bacon cratch, 5s.
One dripping pan, 2s.
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Counters and boxes in the shop 8s. Two iron candlesticks, 6d.
153 yd. of linen @ 9d., ?5 14s. 9d. 18 yd. of flowered shag, ?3 1s. 8d. 32 ? yd. of fustian @ 10d. ?1 7s. 1d. 10 yd. of buckram @ 8d., 6s. 8d. One piece of stuff @ 18s., 18s.
294 yd. of cantaloon @ 9d., ?11 0s. 6d. 110 yd. of damask @ 13d., ?5 19s. 2d. One piece of serge, ?1 8s.
164 yd. of serge @18d., ?12 7s. 6d. 17 ? yd. of cloth serge @ 2s., ?1 15s. 27 ? yd. of drugget @ 2s., ?2 15s. 18 yd. of linsey @ 15d., ?1 2s.
2 ? yd. of linsey @ 15d., 3s. 1 ? d. 9 yards of broadcloth @ 6s., ?2 14s. 22 ? yd. of halfcloth @ 18d. ?1 13s. 9d. 7 yd. of frize @ 2s. 6d., 17s. 6d. 11 yd. of ffize [sic] @ 2s., ?1 2s. 49 yd. of Mariard (?) cloth @ 16d., ?3 5s. 4d. 26 yd. of cloth @ 2s., ?2 12s.
22 yd. of cloth @ 2s. 6d., ?2 15s. 8 ? yd. of flannel @ 9d., 6s. 4d. 17 gross of metal buttons @ 20d., ?1 8s. 4d. 7 gross of ditto @ 10d., 5d. 10d. 4 lb. of silk @ 14s., ?2 16s.
3 gross of coat buttons @ 2s. 6d., 7s. 6d. 4 gross of thread ditto @ 7d., 2s. 4d. A parcel of coat (?) ditto and cuffs, 4s. 6d. 10 gross of breast ditto @ 12d. 10s. A parcel of whited brown thread, 3s. Silver thread 3s. 6d., 3s. 6d.
A parcel of coloured and brown thread, 2s. 3 pieces of Cadice, 4s.
Tape and inkle 2s., 2s.
Laies [lace?], 1s.
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6 lb. bone, 12s.
1 skin, 8d.
Needles, pack thread and thimbles, 1s. 6d. Paper of all sorts, 5s.
19 waistcoats, made and unmade, ?6 5s. 25 coats, ?13 0s. 6d.
17 breeches, ?3 18s. 6d.
15 Mantoes, ?5 3s. 6d.
17 petticoats, ?3 9. 6d.
10 frocks, ?1 7s.
One waistcoat, 4s. 6d.
3 drawers, 3s. 6d.
Weights and scales, 5s.
Debts on the shop book, ?5 10s. [Total] ?129 17s. 7d.
Peter Page, Richard Bullock, Richard Hartland, Apprizers
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