Will of Randall Fenwick of Lambton, gentleman

Memorandum That <in some one of> the months <in> the yeare of
<our lord 1644> Randall Fenwick late of Lampton
in the County of Durham gentleman, beinge wounded in his Majesties
service at Hessam alias long Maston moore, in the Countye
of Yorke but of good and perfect memorye, and haveinge
a firme and setled resolucion to make his will (as was
conceived) did at the Cittie of Yorke in the presente sight
and heareinge of Margaret Stevenson now wiefe of
William Hugill and of Margerie Billopp wiefe of John
Billopp nuncupatively and
by word of mouth declare his mind and meaneinge and
make his last will in wordes followeinge or in other wordes
tendinge to the like effect videlicet The sayd Randall Fenwicke
after he had made mencion of diverse debtes and summes of
money which were owen unto him conteyned in a note which
he then had in his handes and of other debtes likewise owen
unto him, and not conteyned in the same note did give and
bequeath aswell all the sayd debtes and summes of money
as all other his goodes and Chattels whatsoever unto his
brother Robert Fenwicke and did wish and desire the
sayd Margaret Stevenson to deliver unto his sayd
brother all such money and writeings and other thinges
as did any way concerne the sayd Randall Fenwicke
and were at that tyme in her custodye.

[End of page 1 of 1. Ref: DPRI/1/1647/F5/1-2]


videlicet namely

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Will of Josias Dockwray, the vicar of Newburn

Page 2d

Item I give & bequeath all my lands in Nuburne, Messuages, & tenements
or the tenant right of three farms & an halfe farme; & the possability of revercion
unto my successors, the vicars of Nuburne for ever, to be disposed of to pious us[es] videlicet for the educating of six poor boys att school till they can read well, write well & cipher well, & then to choose others in there stead, & every one of these six poore boys to have a new Rid Coate & britches of strong peniston or bayse & rid stockings & capps & every one a parr of strong new shoos; & allways to be given them on the eleventh day of October yearly, for ever, or att furthest on St Luke Eve for I doubt not but the Noble Countesse, & her heirs, Executors, & worthy officers; will favour this designe perpetually; & suffer my successors to renew there severall leases for the sayd pious uses for ever - these boys are to be natives & of the poorest of the parish, & to be chosen by the vicar & major part of the fouer & twenty att some publique meeting, after due notice given; I require allsoe that the houses & lands be kept in as good repaire, & husbandry, Continually; as I leave them, as the Clergy & fouer & twenty of the parish will answer itt; att the tribunall of heaven, or to there diocasan, or Archdeacon & Official from time to time …

[marginal note:]
The reason of the rid coates, was the murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey, the 12th October, whose Blood which others designed, I would have remembered against the papysts.

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bayse [baize] a coarse woollen stuff, having a long nap, now used chiefly for linings, coverings, curtains, etc., in warmer countries for articles of clothing, e.g. shirts, petticoats, ponchos; it was formerly, when made of finer and lighter texture, used as a clothing material in Britain also
cipher to use the Arabic numerals in the processes of arithmetic; to work the elementary rules of arithmetic
Noble Countesse the Countess of Northumberland, widow of the Earl of Northumberland, the lord of the manor of Newburn
papysts [papists] Roman Catholics (derogatory)
peniston a kind of coarse woollen cloth used for garments, linings, etc.
St Luke Eve the eve of the feast-day of St Luke, i.e. the day before 18th October
videlicet namely

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Playing Card

II [of Hearts]

[Engraving of a man facing a judge, with a clerk recording his words in the background.]

Sir E.B. Godfree takeing Dr
Oates his depositions.

[End of page 1 of 1. Ref: Gentleman's Magazine, NS vol.32, 1849.]

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Will of William Angas of Rawhouse [?Roe House] in Bywell St Peter, yeoman

Item I give and bequeth unto my sonne Henry Angas all
my tytle of my land at the Raw house and the bate house
my mothers right and wives thrides exseptted
Item I give to Ralph Angas and John Angas two sheepe hogs
Item to John Angas one whey stirke
Item to Isbell Angas one gimer hog
Item to every one of John Ushers Child of bromhaug one lam
Item I give to the Cassings of the Southend of the Riding
bridge five shillings sixe pence

[End of page 1 of 1. Ref: DPRI/1/1637/A6/1-2]


gimer hog a ewe between the first and second shearing
sheepe hog sheep
thrides thirds: a widow was entitled to a third of her husband's estate
whey stirke
a young heifer, usually between one and two years old

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Inventory of George Mann of Norton, husbandman

Aprill 23o

An inventory of the goodes, and Chattelles of
George Mann late of Norton deceased
praysed by fower neighboures. videlicet John
Harperlay, Thomas Chipchaise, Myles Jefferson
& Raiph Patteson. April 23o. 1622.

Inprimis Six of the best oxen xxii li    
Item one yoke of oxen vi li    
Item fower kine and calves ix li vi s viii d
Item Two kine iii li
Item Six Twinter sturkes iiii li v s
Item five calves ii li
Item Two nagges and one meare viii li vi s viii d
Item one meare and a nagg ii li xiii s iiii d
Item Two Twinter stagges ii li vi s viii d
Item Neine weathers iii li xii s
Item Tenn Ewes and Eight lambes ii li x s
Item Three hogges vi s
Item Two Sowes & Six shottes xxxiiii s
Item Three henns & a Cock xvi d
Item Two stegges, five brod geese & seaven geslinges x s
Item Two payer of weane blades xviii s
Item white wheat in the barne viii li
Item Tenn bushelles of peass xxxiii s iiii d
Item Two weanes, a payer of louse wheeles &
certaine louse wood in the staggarth
xxiiii s
Item a cole weane with boun wheeles iii li xiii s iiii d
Item a slead with boun wheeles xxvi s viii d
Item Three coup weanes with wheeles, axell
neales & Two payer of stinges
xxxiii s iiii d
Item Three ould plowes ii s vi d
Item Two plowes furnished with Irons vi s
Item five oxen yokes v s
Item one horse heck two paddes, a Ridinge sadle
a bridle, Two helters, a lether braughan
vi s
Item coles left on the heap xii d

In the new house stable

Inprimis Two new axell trees, one ould axell
tree, one heck
iiii s
Item in the new house loft, seaven bushell of wheat xxxv s
Item Two bushelles of Rie viii s
Item Three bushelles of Bigg x s
Item Tenn bushelles & Two peckes of malt ii li v s
Item fower wheele fellies xvi d
Item Two payer of horse gear iiii s
Item five teames, and fower shakles x s
Item five forkes, spades, shovelles, an ax, & fowes v s vi d
Item Three Swine trowes iii s
Item Two yokes ii s
Item Wodd over the oxhouse with a cheese pres
and other implementes
xx s

In the loft over the chamber

Inprimis Beefe and bacon xxvi s viii d
Item a new spinninge wheele ii s
Item a Ridinge sadle iii s
Item five weane Ropes ii s vi d
Item a window cloth, seckes and pokes, seves
and ridles with hoppers and baskettes
xiii s iiii d
Item one kaser, with three bordes xx d
Item three fellies, oxen bowes, sales, crampins ii s vi d

In the hall house

Item Two cubbardes, & one spence xxxiii s iiii d
Item a table upon a chest vii s
Item a long settle, Two formes, Two stooles
and a chayer
xiii s iiii d
Item Sixtein peeces of pewter Two can-
dlestickes one pewter salt
xxii s
Item one brass pott, one Iron pott, Two
kettles, one pann
xxvii s
Item Two Recken Crookes, one spitt a payer
of Tonges, a fryinge pann
iiii s

[End of page 1 of 1. Ref: DPRI/1/1622/M1/3]


Bigg a hardy variety of barley grown mainly in northern England and Scotland
boun wheeles bound [?] wheels: perhaps meaning iron-bound wheels
bushel a measure of capacity containing four pecks or eight gallons
coup weane a wagon with closed sides and ends, thus fitted for carting dung, lime, etc.
crampin [crampon] a bar of iron or other metal bent in the form of a hook, to serve as a grapple or clutch; a grappling-iron
fellies the curved pieces of wood which, joined together, form the circular rim of a wheel
fowes unknown [?hoes]
heck a rack made with parallel spars to hold fodder, either fixed in a stable, or movable, so as to be placed in a field, cattle-yard, or sheep-fold
hogges young sheep from the time they cease to be lambs until their first shearing
kaser [caser] unknown
kine cows
meare mare
nagg [nag] a small riding-horse or pony
oxen bowes oxen yokes
peck a unit of capacity for dry goods equal to a quarter of a bushel, now equivalent (in Britain) to two imperial gallons (approx. 9.09 litres) or (in the U.S.) to eight quarts (approx. 8.81 litres)
pewter salt a salt-cellar made of pewter
Recken Crookes pot hangers
Rie Rye
sales ropes for tying up cattle
settle seat
seve sieve
shottes in this instance, weaned pigs; also used to describe ill-grown ewes, the refuse animals left after the best of the flock or herd have been selected
slead [sled] a drag used for the transport of heavy goods, etc.
spence cupboard
a stack-yard, rick-yard
stegges ganders, or male geese
stinges poles, staffs
team part of the gear by which oxen or horses were harnessed to a plough, harrow, or wain. In modern dialect use, a chain to which oxen are yoked in lieu of a pole; in plough equipment, the main or leading chain, by which the whole of the oxen or horses drag the implement
trowes troughs
Twinter stagges young two-year-old horses
Twinter sturkes young bullocks or heifers, two winters in age, i.e. two years old
weanes wagons
weane blades
wain (wagon) shaft
weathers a male sheep, a ram; especially a castrated ram
white wheat wheat with white or light-coloured grain

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