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Subject: Re: [CHS] 17th century handwriting.
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 09:43:16 EST
The context is the inventory taken at the time of Birchall's death.
There are 29 entries on the inventory which has a total value of £503.01.04d.
There are 12 chambers listed, their contents being valued en-bloc e.g.
"goods in the House
goods in the Green parlour,
goods in the square(?) parlour"
and so on including his wine cellar and his ale cellar.
I have been through almost 1000 wills and inventories from the end of the
17th to the mid 18th century, and this is the first time that I have come
across the expression.
My wondering is whether it is money (£60.17.6d) invested or lent to others.
The inventory does list debts owed to the testator "good and badd",