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Inventory for Edward Parker of Fordington
17th October 1661

©Transcribed by Michael Russell OPC for Fordington from CLDS Film 1067158 May 2008.

Note:- A copy of this Inventory can be found in the Calendar of Dorset Wills and Administrations in the Salisbury Probate Court: Ref A/1661/1/3 or the Wiltshire & Swindon Archives Ref P/15/3 and can be purchased on line.

The image I have is out of focus and poor quality. A better image may now be available from one of the above and if anyone has obtained one I would appreciate a copy to improve this transcription. I have done the best I can but names and amounts should be checked. I have provided a link to my Glossary of 17th century terms and in some cases example pictures of the items mentioned.

An inventory of the goods chattels and household stuff of Edward PARKER late deceased of Fordington
taken and appraised by John SEAGER and Bet SANGER? the 17th day of October 161.

[An Inventory of ye goods and chatole & houshold stuff of Edward Parker Late decessed of Ffordington taking & praised by John Sanger and Bet Sanger? ye 17d of October 1661]

In the first place: in the Hall; one old cupboard; one bucket?; one skillett; two coffers; six pewter dishes; one bible; other items; appraised at £1.10s. 0d
    [Impremis: in ye Hall one old cobard one booket? one skillett two coffers six pewter dashes one bibel [illegible word] other lumber priased at £1. Sx
Item: in the room [ off the hall ] one bed; one box with linen and other loose items appraised at £6 10s 0d
    [Itm: in the Chamber one bed one box with lining and other loos items praised at £vi. Sx]
Item: in money and debts £81.10s.0d
    [Itm in monyes and [debts?] £81?.Sx]
    [Note: Poor quality image, £81 seems a lot when so few possessions are listed and if correct should be in roman numerals? ]
Item: his wearing apparel £1.10s 0d
    [Itm his wearing aparall £1.10.0d]
The sumery? [illegible]??

[Various signatures at the bottom]
James Lubynn?
Wm [William] HAYTER + illegible word
Genealogical Notes:-

(1). This Inventory of Goods would have been drawn up on application for Letters of Administration to enable the next of kin to take possession of his estate but these do no appear to have survived. The Parish registers for Fordington for the whole of the period 1640 to 1663 have also not survived

(2). There is a baptism recorded in Fordington for Edward the son of Edward PARKER on 29th Sepotember 1639.

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