JAMES PILBEAM,
MERCER
of CHIDDINGLY

by
NORMA PILBEAM      
written
January 1990

James Pilbeam's shop was what until 1997 Robinsons' Stores, opposite the Six Bells pub and next to the Parish Church.

John and Bill Robinson finally closed the doors on Chiddingly Post Office Stores on August 31st 1997.  The shop and sub-post office were taken over by Andy Suart and his son Rob for a while; the shop and post office closed for good on December 4th 1999.  The premises are now a private dwelling.

Editor's note:  1 ell = 45 ins  =  45 inches  = 114.3cm
1 foot  = 1 ft  = 12 inches  = 30.48cm
1 yard  =  3 feet  = 0.9144 metres
1 mile  =  1760 yards.

1  = 20 shillings  written 20s    1 shilling  = 5p modern.
1 shilling  (1s)  =  12 pence  (12d).  12 old pence  = 1 shilling  =  5p modern.
1 florin  =  2 shillings  = 2s  = 10p modern.
Half-a-crown  = 2/6  (two and six)  =  12.5p modern

In due course it is hoped to provide an explanation about what the different kinds of cloths and substances are, which are listed below.  If anyone knows of such a directory or source of information please mail me.

JAMES PILBEAM of CHIDDINGLY - MERCER

My interest in James Pilbeam of Chiddingly began with the discovery of a probate inventory. This list of his belongings compiled by Thomas Friend and John Turner on 20th April 1728, just eleven days after the death of James, was then required so that probate could be granted. Now, because of the thoroughness of these assessors it is possible to know the contents of James's home room by room and also the entire stock of his mercer's shop thus allowing one to picture the shop as it must have looked at that time. The assessors valued the contents of the house and shop at 976 16s 0d, of which 841 12s 0d related to his stock in trade, which I feel was a considerable sum for a village shopkeeper of that period (ESRO Inventory No. 2034 James Pilbeam 1728). Before exploring the shop perhaps I should first explain where James came from and how he became a shopkeeper.

As James was not baptised at Chiddingly I really had no idea who he was, until I read M A Lower's "Parochial History of Chiddingly" published in 1862 (M A Lower "Parochial History of Chiddingly", Sussex Archaeological Collections (SAC) Volume 14, page 207). Here among transcripts of the monumental inscriptions of the church I found the following:

"Here lieth interred ye body of James Pilbeam, of this parish, son of Richard and Elizabeth Pilbeam, of Wivelsfield, in this County, who departed this life April ye 9, 17-8, aged 31 years. Also ye body of ye abovesaid Elizabeth, who died May 3, 1757, aged 83 years."

This slab is still "in the passage running from the porch to the south door" but the inscription is much worn away and difficult to decypher. No doubt I have Elizabeth Pilbeam to thank for leaving this clue as to her son's identity, and I am also grateful that Mr Lower wrote his article when he did.

James was the last to be born to a long line of Pilbeam yeomen who were farming in the Wivelsfield area before parish registers began. His father Richard, who was an only child, married Elizabeth Plumer of Ripe in 1690 and James, baptised on 23 September 1696 at Wivelsfield, was their second and last child, but James was like an only child as his brother Richard died in 1697 aged 5 years (WSRO EP II/16/204A Wivelsfield Bishops Transcripts).

Having established who James was I now had to discover how he became a mercer in Chiddingly. As far as I can make out the business began when Richard Pilbeam, a first cousin of James' father, took over from John Denman, son of Gerard and Mary Denman, property described in the Manor Court records of 1697 as a messuage and garden with appurtenances situate near the church of Chiddingly formerly called Marchants, the rent to the lord of the Manor being ls 6d a year (ESRO AMS 5909/3 15 Oct 1697, page 39, Chiddingly Manor Court Book). Richard may have had these premises or others before this as, in 1692, he is mentioned in the Manorial records of Michelham Parkgate as Richard Pilbeame of Chiddingly, mercer. This was in connection with property at Arlington (ESRO AMS 5909/3 6 Oct 1692, page 9, Michelham Parkgate Manor Court book).

Richard was the son of John Pilbeam born at Plumpton and baptised on December 21st 1647 at Wivelsfield. On the February 20th 1682/3 he married Celicia Rochester of Selmeston and apparently moved to Chiddingly where their children Richard, Sara and Lucie were baptised (WSRO EPII/16/41A Chiddingly Bishops Transcripts). The two girls died in infancy and Sara at least was buried in the church near to James. This slab is now so worn that only Sara's name can be seen but, according to Mr Lower, the inscription once read: "Here lyeth Sara Pilbeam, who dyed June the 2, 1692 aged - years, and - her sister Wicks." The "sister Wicks" has me puzzled, was she really Lucie or someone else? I doubt if I shall ever know.

When Richard died in 1713 he left no will but an inventory of his goods was taken by Thomas Shadwell and John Turner - the same John Turner who helped to assess James' effects? They did not linger over their task for before listing the household effects they just dismissed the shop with "For linnen and woollen stuffes and tapes, paper and other things there 109 0s 2d". The total of all the contents including 18 sheep and 7 lambs was l89 19s 10d. (ESRO Inventory No. 417 Richard Pilbeam 1713)

His son Richard carried on the business as in his will of 1721 he is described as a mercer. He would seem to have been a scholarly man judging by the books he left:

"....... I give all my clothes and wearing apparel unto my godson Richard Willard of Chittingly, gent. Item I give four vollums of Stanhopes books unto my godson Richard Turner of Chittingly. Item I give unto John Turner of Chittingly three vollums of Mr Hayworths sermons. Item I give Mr Nelsons books to my god daughter Elizabeth Lulham of Chittingly. Dr Luthers Devotions I give unto my godson Richard Goldsmith of Waldron. Item I give a new [book] of Devotions unto my god daughter Sarah Miller of Chittingly."

He also leaves some furniture to his kinswoman, Susan Rochester, and also, as an afterthought, his mother's wearing apparel - his mother died in 1708. The residue of his estate he leaves to his loving Uncle Thomas Pilbeam of Wivelsfield (ESRO A51-52 Will of Richard Pilbeam 1721).

There is no way of knowing when James came to the shop. He may have been apprenticed to Richard senior or come as an assistant at any time but as Richard junior did not mention him in his will there is a possibility that James did not take over the business until after that Richard's death.

Because of the absence of Manorial records for the period 1717-1731 it is not possible to discover how James came to be in possession of the property. Richard's Uncle Thomas was the next heir but as he was then aged about 76 and had no children he was, no doubt, happy to alien it to James. Certainly James was in possession of the property at the time of his death for an entry in the Manor Court book for 1732 records that James Pilbeam, who held the property at rent of ls 6d per year situate near the church late Denmans and formerly Marchants, is dead and his mother Elizabeth Pilbeam is the next heir (ESRO AMS 5909/4 26 Sept 1732, page 21, Chiddingly Manor Court book).

If the stock in the shop at the time of his death was typical of the stock usually carried it would seem that James was doing very well which was, perhaps, why in 1725 he took as an apprentice Lawrence Newington son of Thomas Newington, for the term of 7 years, in exchange for a premium of 50 (Sussex Apprentices and Masters, Sussex Record Society (SRS) Vol. 28).

With so much stock good book-keeping would have been essential and so James could be said to be responsible, indirectly, for the existence today of such a detailed inventory, for without the stock books to copy from I feel sure the assessors would not have listed each item so meticulously.

As that part of the inventory relating to the shop contains 197 entries, 135 of which are for cloth, it is only possible to give a brief summary of the contents of the shop, but in order to show how the goods were recorded the first six entries are shown below:

Nine hundred and twenty seven ells of Rusha Cloath att ffive pence per ell    17 12s 11d

One peece of coloured ffustian att 1 4s 0d    1 4s 0d

Fforty two ells of yellow canvass att ls 6d per ell    2 16s 0d

Twelve ells and ditto att 2s 6d per ell    1 11s 3d

Two hundred and twenty eight yards of striped cotton at ls 6d per yard    19 0s 0d

Six peeces of coloured ffustian att 1 8s 0d per peece    8 8s Od

An ell is an old measure equalling 45 inches. You will note that the calculations are not always correct!

Many of the materials shown are not in general use today such as fustian, brillion, prunella, calamanco, tabby etc., the "rusha cloath" mentioned above could perhaps have been russaline, a woollen textile made in Norwich in the 18th century, and was the cheapest fabric in the shop (A Dictionary of English Costume 900-1900 C.W. & P.E. Cunningham and Charles Beard 1976 edition.). The dearest fabrics were tabby (only 10 ells) at 5s Od an ell, and broadcloath at 4s 6d and 5s 0d a yard. Linen was more reasonably priced at 7d to ls 6d a yard, there being 765 yards including blue linen, flowered linen and linen check. Cotton was dearer at ls 2d to 2s 6d a yard.

A great deal of cloth was described as wide stuff, cherry stuff, black and white stuff or just stuff at 7d to ls Od a yard. Stuff was a term used to describe any woollen material not made up, but some cloth was just described as "cloath". Other materials included cambric, muslin, calico, flannel, dimity, dowlas, satin, duroy and shalloon. In all there were 4,846 yards of cloth plus 1,831 ells and 84 pieces.  [NB There are 1760 yards in one mile].

The shop must have been packed tight with all that cloth yet room was found for a variety of ready made goods such as stockings, night caps, cravats, gloves, children's coats and stays. The stays were quite expensive there being 21 pairs at lls to 14s each but the 20 pairs of children's stays were only 2s 3d each. There was also a good selection of hats, 243 in all, ranging from 4d to 6s 6d each, some being made of straw.

Also in stock were buttons, buckles, tapes, pins etc., and, in complete contrast, nails, hinges, rope, tar, pitch, writing paper and books. There was even a grocery side with soap, salt, fruit, vinegar, spirits, treacle, tobacco, four hundredweight of sugar and three sugar loaves.

All this would appear to be more stock than was necessary to serve a small village, the population of which was by 1801 only 673 (Victoria County History of Sussex, Volume 2, page 227). James, therefore, must have built up considerable trade in the surrounding area, Chiddingly being situated 5 miles north west of Hailsham, 7 miles south east of Uckfield and 10 miles east of Lewes.

When James died in 1728 he had, according to the inventory, a very well furnished house with window curtains and many pictures including two in gilt frames and two in black frames on the staircase; also on the staircase was "one horse to dry cloaths on". The rooms mentioned were kitchen, parlour, brewhouse, buttery, cellar, kitchen chamber, closet, parlour chamber, shop chamber, brewhouse chamber, inner, middle and outer garrets, staircase, closet on the stairs and the shop.

In Richard senior's inventory taken 15 years earlier reference is made to shop, kitchen, brewhouse, buttery, shop chamber, kitchen chamber, shop garret, upper garret and the little room on the stairs. This would seem to be the same property bearing in mind that the assessors would not mention any empty rooms.

From 1728 to 1757 the property was in possession of Elizabeth Pilbeam but she may not have lived there as in 1755, when she made her will, she described herself as being of Southover, near Lewes. Then "aged and infirm but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding" she left money and household goods to various members of the family on the Plumer side and her property in Chiddingly, after the death of Stephen Pilbeam (the sole remaining Pilbeam of the Wivelsfield line), to James Plumer son of her kinsman Thomas Plumer of Horsham, tallowchandler (ESRO A59-462 Will of Elizabeth Pilbeam 1755).  Her death is recorded in the Manor Court book of 1757 (ESRO AMS 5909/5 1757, page 141, Chiddingly Manor Court Book).

As there is still a village shop near the church of Chiddingly I naturally thought there might be some connection with James's shop but this seemed as if it would be difficult to prove owing to a break in the Court books from 1758 to 1824. However, after only checking a few pages for the year 1824 I was lucky enough to find just the information I needed. In that year when it was presented that John Gibbs had lately died his property was described as being near the church of Chiddingly late Lashmar, before Plumers, before Pilbeams, before Denmans and formerly Marchants at rent of ls 6d so all I had to do was to follow this property. At this same court it was presented that in his will John Gibbs had devised the property to William Lashmar (his late wife was Ann Lashmar before marriage). Although John Gibbs held the property until his death in 1823 it would seem that William Lashmar was running or helping to run the business as early as 1776 as he was said to be a mercer of Chiddingly when named as a surety on the marriage licence of Joseph Willard and Ann Pagden (Sussex Marriage Licences SRS Vol. 25, page 468).

At a court held on 20th June 1834 it was presented that on the death of William Lashmar the premises descended to his son William Lashmar who had since aliened it to George Guy of Chiddingly, shopkeeper. At a court held a year later George Guy had aliened it to Thomas Guy.

By 1864 Thomas Guy also owned a tenement and garden with appurtenances at an annual rent of 6d situate near the church of Chiddingly late Rickmans before Gibbs, before Mills and before Swaines. In his will Thomas left both properties to Ann Noakes the wife of James Noakes (she being Ann Guy before marriage). Incidentally it would appear from baptismal entries for the children of James and Ann Noakes and from entries in the Post Office Directory for the year 1845 that James Noakes was running the shop as a Grocers and Post Office from 1844.

When Ann died in 1882 the property went to her husband and after his death to his son James Thomas Noakes who sold all of the 6d property and part of the ls 6d property (marked blue on a map in the Court book) to Clement Bertram Burt of Chiddingly, he to pay ls Od being 6d for each property and James Thomas Noakes held the rest of the ls 6d property (marked red on the map). The last entries in the Court book are dated 1935-6 and show the property marked blue as being the Post Office Stores and that marked red as "Pilgrims" (formerly "Streete", late of Noakes), by which names they are still known (ESRO AMS 5910/21824-1936 Chiddingly Manor Court Book).

Here at last is proof of the connection between the Pilbeam shop of yesterday and the Robinson brothers shop of today. Little did Richard Pilbeam know when he started his mercers shop at the end of the 17th century that nearly 300 years later there would still be a thriving village shop situate "near the church of Chiddingly".

Transcript of Inventory of Richard Pilbeame the Elder. 1713

The goods and chattells of Richard Pilbeame the elder late of Chiddingly in the County of Sussex, mercer, decd taken and appraised this 24th day of Aprill 1713 by Thomas Shadwell and John Turner as follows viz:

Imprimis for his wearing apparrell and ready money    15 0s 0d

In the Shop
Item for linnen and woollen stuffes, tapes, paper and other things there   109 0s 2d

In the kitchen
Item one dresser, nine pewter dishes, pewter plates, two dripping panns, 
one clock, one jack and the other furniture thereof    6 15s 0d

In the Brewhouse
Item one ffurnace, one brew vate, one pottage pott, one skillet and other things there    5 19s 0d

In the Buttery
Item one cupboard, ten barrells, one copper kettle, bottles and other things there    3 1s 0d

In the shop chamber
One feather bedd with all things thereunto belonging, one chest, one chest of drawers
 
and other things there    6 0s 0d

In the kitchen chamber
Item one feather bedd with all things thereunto belonging, six chaires 
and other things there    10 0s 0d

In the shop garrett
Item for earthenwear there    2 0s 0d

In the upper garrett
One feather bedd and all things thereunto belonging, a parcell of linnen
 
and other things    10 0s 0d

In the little roome on the staires
One bedd and steadle and all things belonging    1 0s 0d
Item for eighteen sheep and seaven lambs    5 0s 0d
Item in good debts    10 0s 0d
Item in desperate debts    9 4s 0d
Item for things unseen and forgott    0 l0s 0d

Totall    189 19s 10d

Taken and appraised the day and yeare abovesaid by us
Tho. Shadwell John Turner
Admon. Richard Pilbeam son. 25th April 1713

Transcript of Inventory No. 2034 - James Pilbeam of Chiddingly 1728

A true and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattells, Creditts and personall Estate whatsoever of James Pilbeame late of Chiddingly in the County of Sussex, Mercer, deced. taken and appraised by Thomas Ffriend and John Turner the foure and twentieth day of Aprill Anno Dm. 1728 as followeth

Imprimis his wearing apparrell and ready money    57 0s 0d

In the Kitchen
One Jack, pullies and weights, one clock and case, sixteen pewter dishes, three
duzon and ffive plates, one dresser, two tables, a warming pann, six smoothing
irons, one screen, ffoure chaires, thirteen books, a brass mortar and pestle,
ffour brass candlesticks, two spitts, a cleaver, two pair of potthangers, a dripping
pan, ffire pan and tongs, one iron pott, a pair of iron doggs and other small things    11 10s 0d

In the Parlor
One large and three small tables, seven chaires, a paire of window curtains and
two pictures in black fframes    2 0s 0d

In the Brewhouse
One copper ffurnace, ffour tubbs, three keelars, ffour small barrells, one mash
ffortt, two stallages, a welbuckett and rope, three belbrass skilletts, an iron kittle,
three water pailes and other small things    8 0s 0d

In the Buttery
One table, one dresser, a powdering tubb, a meale tubb, one keeler, one fframe, 
six pewter dishes, one plate, one wreck, a lawn scive, two trays, a ffry pan and 
other small things    1 10s 0d

In the Sellar
Seven barrells, two stallages    1 0s 0d

In the Kitchen Chamber
One bedsteddle with callico curtains, hangings and vallance. One ffeather bedd, 
one bolster, two blanketts, one quilt, a chest of drawers, one table, six chaires,
window curtains, a paire of andirons, ffire pan and tongs, a paire of bellows, a
glass punch bowle, ffour small pictures    7 0s 0d

In the Closett
One old trunck, nine glass bottles, twenty six drinking glasses, nine pictures in
black frames and other small things    0 15s 0d

In the Parlor Chamber
One bedsteddle with sad coloured curtains, hangings and vallance, one ffeatherbed,
one bolster, two blanketts, one quilt, one chest of drawers, one old large chest,
one trunck, one small table, three chaires, two stooles, four small boxes, two
looking glasses, window curtains and other small things    6 0s 0d

In the Shopp Chamber
One bedsteddle with curtains and vallance, one ffeather bedd, two blanketts, a quilt,
one chest of drawers, one truncke, one old press, thirty old books, two chaires
two window curtains    6 0s 0d

In the Brewhouse Chamber
A bedsteddle with old green curtains, one ffeather bedd, one bolster, an old blankett
and coverlett, an ovall table, one large old chest, one saddle, two chaires,
a spinning wheel    3 10s 0d

In the Inner Garrett
One bedsteddle, one ffeather bedd, one bolster one pillow, two blanketts,
one quilt, one chest, one old spinnett, two chairs    4 0s 0d

In the Middle Garrett
Ffoure baggs of hopps, six bushells of wheate, two old chests and other lumbar    19 14s 0d

In the Outer Garrett
One bedsteddle with blew curtains, one ffeather bedd, one bolster, two blanketts
and a quilt, one large old chest, one small table, two old chaires and window
curtains    5 0s 0d

On the Staire Case
Two pictures in gilt fframes, two ditto in black fframes. One Horse to dry cloaths on    0 15s 0d

In the Clossett on the Stairs
One copper boiler, foure duzen of glass bottles, six crocks, a close stool
and other small things    2 0s 0d

In the Shopp
Nine hundred and twenty seven ells of Rusha Cloath att five pence per ell    17 12s 11d

One peece of coloured ffustian att 1 4s    l  4s  0d

Fforty two ells of yellow canvass att ls 6d per ell    2 16s 0d

Twelve ells and ditto att 2s 6d per ell    l  l1s 3d

Two hundred and twenty eight yards of striped cotton at ls 6d per yard    l9 0s 0d

Six peeces of coloured ffustian att l 8s per peece    8 8s 0d

Sixty yards ditto att ls per yard    3 0s 0d

One peece of thicksett 1 0s     1 0s 0d

One peece of white dimmity    0 17s 0d

Ffifty foure yards and a halfe of striped dimmity att ls 2d per yard    3 3s 7d

Two hundred sixty and one yards and a halfe of shalloon att ls 2d per yard    14 8s 5d

One hundred twenty and eight yards of druggett att ls 8d per yard    10 13s 4d

Two peeces of sagathy att 1 7s per peece    2 14s 0d

Seventeen yards ditto att ls 6d per yard    1 5s 6d

Eleven yards and a halfe of durey att 10d per yard    0 9s 7d

Twenty six yards of narrow cloath att 2s 6d per yard    3 5s 0d

Seventy six yards of broad cloath att 5s per yard    19 0s 0d

Sixty five yards of drabb ditto att 4s 6d per yard    14 12s 6d

Tenn peeces of camblett att 1 per peece 10 0s 0d

One peece of pronellow    1 0s 0d

Ffoure hundred and seventy yards of yard wide stuff att 10d per yard    19 11s 8d

Seven peeces of ditto att 1 8s per peece    9 16s 0d

Ffifty three yards of ditto cheq'd att 7d per yard    1 10s 11d

Tenn yards of cherry ditto att ls per yard    0 10s 0d

Twenty six yards of ditto att 10d per yard    1 1s 8d

One peece of pronellow    1 8s 1 8 0

One peece ditto twenty ffoure yards    0 18s 0d

Thirty six yards of black and white stuffe    1 8s 0d

Ninety one yards of brillion att 10d per yard    3 15s 10d

Seventeen yards of ditto    0 17s 10d

Twenty seven yards of poplar att 8d per yard    0 18s 0d

Two peeces of brillion att 2 each    4 0s 0d

One peece of poplar    1 15s 0d

Three peeces of plain callimenco att 2 each    6 0s 0d

Two peeces ditto att 1 10s each    3 0s 0d

Ffoure peeces of callimenco att 2 each    8 0s 0d

Two peeces of striped Holland att 1 each    2 0s 0d

Two hundred and twenty ffive yards of stuffe att eight pence per yd    7 10s 0d

Seventeen peeces of dowlass att 1 2s per peece    18 14s 0d

Ffoure peeces of holland att 1 5s each peece    5 0s 0d

Fforty one yards of bedtick att ls 8d per yard    3 8s 4d

Thirty ffoure yards of blew linnen att 7d per yard    0 19s 10d

Eighteen yards ditto att ls 2d    1 1s 0d

Twenty three ells of scotchcloath att lld per ell    1 1s 1d

Two hundred yards of callimenco att 10d per yard    8 3s 8d

Eight ells of cloath att ls 4d per ell    0 10s 8d

Ffifty eight ells of cloath att ls per ell    2 18s 0d

Two peeces of dowlass    2 0s 0d

One hundred fforty eight ells of cloath att lOd per ell    6 4s 2d

One double dowlass    3 10s 0d

One peece ditto    1 10s 0d

Eight ffrocks    1 4s 0d

Fforty nine yards of linnen att ls 6d per yard    3 13s 6d

Nine yards of linnen att ls per yard    0 9s 0d

Twenty seven yards of linnen att 7d per yard    0 15s 9d

Ffifteen yards ditto att 7d per yard    0 8s 9d

Twenty ffive yards ditto att ls per yard    1 5s 0d

Eighty ells of cloath att ls 4d per ell    5 6s 8d

Thirty one yards of holland att ls 6d per yard    2 6s 6d

Twenty yards of cloath att ls 8d per yard    1 13s 4d

Twenty two yards ditto att ls per yard    1 2s 0d

Ffifty ffoure yards of scotch cloath att 10d per yard    2 5s 0d

Ffourteen yards ditto att ls 2d per yard    0 16s 4d

Tenn ells ditto att ls 4d per ell    0 13s 4d

Eight ells ditto att 6d per ell    0 4s 0d

One hundred ninety and two yards of fflowered linnen at ls 6d per yd    14 8s 0d

Fforty six yards ditto att ls 6d per yard    3 9s 0d

Seven duzen of silk hankercheifs att 16s per duzen    5 12s 0d

Ten ells of tabby att 5s per ell    2 10s 0d

One hundred ffifty and six yards of stuffe att 8d per yard    5 4s 0d

Three peeces of cambrick att 15s per peece    2 5s 0d

One ditto    1 15s 0d

Ffourteen ells of holland att 3s 6d per ell    2 9s 0d

Fforty ffive yards of muslen att 2s 6d per yard    5 12s 6d

Seven cravatts att l0d each     0 5s 10d

Six hankercheifs att 10d each    0 5s 0d

Ffive hankercheifs    0 12s 6d

Two yards of callico    0 4s 0d

Seventy six yards of linsey att 10d per yard    3 3s 4d

Twenty ffoure yards of linsey att ls per yard    1 4s 0d

Ffifteen yards of fflannell    0 15s 0d

One hundred forty eight yards of linsey att 10d per yard    6 3s 4d

Fforty one pounds of thread att ls 8d per pound    3 8s 4d

Ninety yards of bedtick att ls 4d per yard    6 0s 0d

Sixty ells of cloath att 9d per ell    2 5s 0d

One hundred and fforty eight yards of blew linnen att ls per yard    7 8s 0d

One hundred seventy one yards of coloured linnen att 8d per yard    5 14s 0d

Ffoure yards of shooe tick att ls 8d per yard    0 6s 8d

Eighty three yards of cotton cheque att ls 2d per yard    4 16s 10d

Thirty seven yards of linnen cheque att ls per yard    1 17s 0d

Twenty two yards of ditto att 10d per yard    0 18s 4d

Ffourteen yards of striped holland att ls per yard    0 14s 0d

Eight yards of tick att 8d per yard    0 5s 4d

Seventy ffoure linnen hankercheifs att 9d each    2 15s 6d

One hundred ffifty and ffoure yards of camblett att ls 4d per yard    10 5s 4d

Sixty nine hatts    6 18s 0d

One hundred and two yards of camblett att ls per yard    5 2s 0d

Stockins    12 7s 6d

Boddice and childrens stays    6 13s 0d

Thread laces    0 10s 0d

Tenn hankercheiffs    0 10s 0d

Tenn night capps att 2s 6d each    1 5s 0d

Nailes    1 7s 0d

Ffoure gross and a halfe of wosted quality    1 13s 4d

Henges and writeing paper    0 14s 0d

Narrow quality and gartering    1 7s 0d

Mowhaire buttons, mettall buttons, garterings and quality ffine threads,
holland tapes, Manchester, tapes, books, whipcord, pinns, swathbands,
knives, combs, buckles and old things in the drawers    16 0s 0d

Thirty yards of Irish sheeting    1 10s 0d

Two peeces of dowlass    2 10s 0d

Twenty ffive yards of satten att ls 8d per yard    2 1s 8d

Thirteen yards ditto    0 19s 6d

One hundred fforty seven yards of donjaw att ls 2d per yard    8 11s 5d

Ffifty two yards of poplar    3 18s 0d

Thirteen paire of bodice att 3s 6d each    3 18s 0d

Twenty seven yards of poplar    2 0s 6d

Twenty paire of childrens stays att 2s 3d each    2 5s 0d

One quilt    1 0s 0d

Twelve paire of stays att 14s each    8 8s 0d

Three paire ditto att lls each    1 13s 0d

One paire of stays    0 13s 0d

Ffive paire of stays   2 13s 0d

Nineteen ells of Holland att 4s per ell    3 16s 0d

Nineteen ells ditto att 3s 9d per ell    3 11s 0d

Nineteen ditto att 4s per ell    3 16s 0d

One peece of muslen    2 2s 0d

Two peeces ditto att 2/8s per peece    4 16s 0d

One peece ditto    3 0s 0d

Halfe a peece ditto    1 1s 0d

Twenty ffoure yards of cotton att 2s 6d per yard    3 0s 0d

Nineteen yards ditto att 2s 4d per yard    2 4s 4d

Seventeen yards and ditto att 2s 6d per yard    2 3s 9d

Thirty seven ells and of sheeting att ls 2d per ell    2 3s 9d

Ffifty ffoure ells and of fflaxen att 2s 5d per ell    6 11s 8d

Fforty six ells ditto att ls 7d per ell    3 12s 10d

Thirty ffive ells ditto    3 15s 8d

Fforty ells of dowlass att ls 5d per ell    2 16s 8d

One peece ditto    4 11s 0d

Thirty one yards of Irish Cloath att 2s 2d per yard    3 7s 4d

Thirteen yards of white callico att 2s 2d per yard    1 8s 2d

Ffive yards ditto att 2s per yard    0 10s 0d

Two yards ditto att 2s 6d per yard    0 5s 0d

One peece of cambrick    3 8s 0d

One peece of kenting    0 8s 6d

Thirty one yards of linnen att 8d per yard    1 0s 8d

Ffoure yards of linnen att ls 3d per yard    0 5s 0d

Tenn yards and a halfe of cambrick att ls 6d per yard    0 15s 9d

Ffoure ells of cloath att 5d per ell    0 1s 8d

Ffoure shrouds att 3s 6d each    0 14s 0d

Three shrouds att 5s 6d each    0 16s 6d

Ffoure ditto att 4s each    0 18s 0d

One sheete    0 5s 6d

Thirteen cane hatts att 3s each    1 19s 0d

Twenty six straw hatts att 3s each    3 18s 0d

Twenty ffoure hatts att 6d each    0 12s 0d

Three ditto att 4d each    0 1s 0d

Eighteen ditto att lld each    0 16s 6d

Thirty two hatts att 5s each    8 15s 0d

Eight childrens coates att 7s each, nine ditto att 5s each    2 5s 0d

Tenn hatts 10s. Seventeen hatts att 3s each    3 1s 0d

Eleven ditto att 6s 6d each    3 11s 6d

Twenty hatts att ls 6d each    1 10s 0d

One hundred fforty eight ells of cloath att 9d per ell    4 16s 0d

Two peeces of sheeting att ls 10d    2 4s 0d

Fforty yards of linsey    2 0s 0d

Sixty three yards ditto att ls 2d per yard    3 13s 6d

Seventeen yards of roppe att 10d per yard    0 13s 8d

Wosted and yarn    4 0s 0d

Thirty three yards of coating att 4s per yard    6 12s 0d

One capp    0 0s 6d

Seventy ells of rolls att 6d per ell    1 15s 0d

Foure hundred weight of sugar    6 16s 0d

Wineager 18s.    Tarr 10s     1 8s 0d

Spiritts 5 3s.    Treacle 5s 6d     5 9s 0d

Tobacco 5 17s. Sope 2 13s     8 10s 0d

Sugar 1 4s. Ffruite 2 10s     3 14s 0d

Coppens 4s. Whalebone 18s 6d     1 2s 6d

Spiritts 4s. Pitch 2s 6d     0 6s 6d

Gloves and buttons 4 0s. Salt 6 10s     10 10s 0d

Twenty seven yards of linnen att ls 6d per yard    2 0s 6d

Three groce of bedlace    1 10s 0d

Eighty ffoure yards of sasnett att ls 8d per yard    4 0s 0d

One hundred sixty eight yards of persian att ls 3d per yard    10 10s 0d

Nine yards of Mantua silke att 2s 6d per yard    2 2s 6d

Ffour yards and of Mantua silke att 3s 6d per yard    0 15s 9d

Brushes    0 5s 0d

One yard and halfe of shagrine    0 4s 6d

Two grosce of laces    0 7s 0d

Sope    0 15s 0d

Ffour yards of cotton    0 6s 0d

Scales, weights and beame    2 0s 0d

Twelve pounds of sugar    0 6s 0d

Three sugar loaves    0 12s 0d

Weve cane and [?]    0 4s 0d

Booke debts     152 12s 8d

Linnen:  twelve paire of sheets, six table cloaths, three duzen of napkins, 
one duzen and
a halfe of towells    10 0s 0d

One cord of wood    0 10s 0d

One hundred of ffaggotts    0 10s 0d

Part of a rick of hay    3 0s 0d

976 16s 0d

Thos. Friend
John Turner