Sunday, 5 January 2020

1705 John Ashton late of Spalding in the County of Lincoln, chair maker - Inventory

It was pleasing to spot the inventory of the possessions of John Ashton who was in all likelihood one of the earliest Lincolnshire rush-seated chair makers.  The list of contents shows he was most likely a spinning wheel maker as well.

"An Inventory of the Goods of John Ashton late of Spalding in the County of Lincolne Cheare maker deceased Appraised by Us whose hands are under written this Twelveth day of November Anno Dmi 1705


In the parlour
One ffeather bed bedstead boulster two pillows two sheetes two blanketts a Quilt & two pillowboards4126
One fflock bed and blankett036
One little Ovell Table one Square Table two Chaires two Stooles One Earthen Mugg 2 Candlesticks and some Glasses upon the Mantle peice one old press a Sault box a Warmeing pan a paire of bellows and a Seeing Glass and Some old Timber0116
In a little Closett
Three Glass bottles a baskett & Some old bookes029
One paire of hempen sheetes Three Table Cloaths Tenn pillowboards Eighteene Sheetes One Cubboard Cloath One Table Cloath One dozn of Huckaback Napkins Two fflaxen Table Cloaths Six ffine pillowboards183
Three Silver Spoones one silver bodkin and two Gold Rings1110
Apparrell 156
One brass pott 2 pewter dishes and two Plates030
Tooles in the Shopp 2 vices and two fframes300
In the back Shopp 2 fframes and a wheele0126
In the Chamber over the Shopp
Sixty bunches of wheele Rims140
Two old bedsteads and two old Chests043
Wheelknaves Spokes and Wheele Stooles176
Old Timber050
Richard Arne R his mke Tho: Charlton

Exhibitum fuit huiusmodi Inventarium apud Lincolniam Vicesimo […] die Mensis Novembris Anno Dmi 1705 per administrationem cui &cta menti annexo pro vero et sub quod si ea
(This inventory was presented at Lincoln by the Executors on the 20th day of November 1705 by Adminstration as true & full etc.)"

Reference Name INV/199/55
Name: Ashton, John
Profession: Chairmaker
Place: Spalding, Lincolnshire
Date: 20 Nov 1705
Repository: Lincolnshire Archives [057] 
Original may be viewed here.

© Julian Parker 2020

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