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GREAT HARWOOD

The Inventory of John Taylor of Great Harwood 1674
(Lancashire Record Office
WCW/Taylor, John 1674)

An Inventory of all the goodes chattels late belongine to John Taylor of Great Harwood deceased prised the 23th of July 1674 by these men William Baron William Boulton Robert Baron and Robert Calvart.

 
L
s
d
Impremis two heifers
4
10
0
Item one Arke and one chist
0
5
0
Item three paire of Bedstocks
0
6
0
Item one Caddow and one paire of sheets
0
6
0
Item one paire of Blanket and a bed and a boulster
0
4
0
Item three pans
0
5
0
Item one Frying pan and a brass ladle
0
1
6
Item one pewter Flaggon and one pewter dish and 4 spoons
0
2
0
Item three tables and two formes
0
6
8
Item two bottles and 4 stands
0
6
0
Item six [ ]      
Item one Mash tubb and two tubbs
0
5
0
Item two collocks and one piggin and one Charne
0
1
8
Item three earthen potts foure earthen Basin
0
1
8
Item six cheares and foure stooles
0
3
8
Item six quishions
0
2
0
Item one spinning wheel
0
1
0
Item one fire Iron one paire of tongs
0
3
0
Item [th]e apparel of the testator
0
6
8
Sume total is
7
19
2

John owned very little husbandry materials or livestock and no looms, although there was a spinning wheel, so his main income was probably from another source. From the unusual amount of tables, forms, chairs, stools and six cushions in a household with few other luxuries, and the presence of a 'mash tubb' it is clear that John was running an alehouse. This is confirmed by the recognizance list of alehouse keepers for 1664 and the inventory of John Mercer in 1669, which lists 9 shillings owing to John Taylor for funeral expenses. It is not clear from the recognizances or inventory where John's alehouse was.

 

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