154 WILLS AND INVENTORIES IN THE

 V s. Item I mayke supervysor of this my will my espycyall gud
m[an] M[r.] Bryau Talmes, wyllyng and des[e]ryng him to God sayke
to se[e] this my wyll trewly executyd, and to set a stay in all contraverses
chansyng or rysyng apon or about any matter consernyng
this my wyll, or any parte or parcell theroif, and he to
have the rxl s. or els ye best meare y* I have at ye tyme of my
departyng for his paynstakyng. 

The rest to Ezabell my wyfe,

to Sir Symon, Wyllyam and Fetor Thomson, my bredrynge, whome
I ordayne and mayke my hole executors. [Prob. 21 July, 1562.]

CXXXn. ROBERT LORD OGLE* HIS INVENTORYE.

The Inventorte of all the goods which late were the right
honourable Eobert Lord Ogle, deceased, at Allerton Maulevever,
prased the xiii. day of August, 1562 {Inter alia)
— Bay Swaill
— Bay Curtail
— a mare called Wliit Fletcher
— the golden chyne, xxv li.
— a whyt bowell with a cover, ii littill gilt bowles,
one of them with a cover, a lyttill salt, xxiii. sylver spoynes,
XV li.
>—
> XX. acars of wynter corn,
> xxx
>li. xxx. acars of ware
corne, xviij li.
>My
> Lord's apparell, xx li. Goods at Blayberi'e
croft
>—
> Goods at Markinton.
The Liventorye of all the goods moveable, &c. of the said Lord
Ogle at Bottall [deest pars Inventorii]. In the cliamher above the
parler, fyve fetherbeds, fyve boidsters, vij mattresses, viij li. xiij s.
iiij d. viij. boulsters, ix cods, vj s. xij. collered coverlets, xl s.
xiij. happins, xxv s. The best bed coveringe, v. other covering,
xliij s. iiij d. ij. other coverings, viij s. xxxj'^'' blankets, lij s. iiij d.
A carpet of overse worke, xiij s. iiij d.
A standinge bed carved, a truckle bed, tester and hangings of grene sarcenet, grene cubberd clothe, a cvibbord and hangins, in the chambre a trusser of a bed,
xs. In the chamhre within the same. A trussing bed, a truckle bed and hangins, a teaster whit silke and read velvet, a cubbord, cubbord clothe, a chayre with hangins, a wyndow clothe of whit satteu and read velvet, iij li. vj s. viij d. In the great chamhre.A trussing bed and a teaster of blacke velvet and read damaske,
and layd with lace and hangins, blacke sarcenet, read and yallow truckle bed, cubbord and cubbord clothe, dornicles, a counter, ij.
* Robert sixth Lord Ogle of Bothal castle, in Northumberland, by his marriage with Jane, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Mauleverer, acquired a life interest in the estate of Allerton Mauleverer. His inventory, which is unfortunately imperfect, in addition to the enumeration of his property in Yorkshire, contains an interesting account of his household furniture in his castle at Bothal. His will may be found in the volume of Durham Wills and Inventories which has been already printed by the
Surtees Society. Jane, his widow, married for her third husband Sir Richard Mauleverer, her cousin, and carried the family estates into his family. The latter makes his will in 1603, and his inventory contains a most magnificent array of plate, robes, armour, and household goods.

My notes:  I have no idea what this "j" character which often follows the Roman Numerals represents so I have left it in place.

This document was converted from the original web document by OCR, my OCR program has since been improved.   I hope the improved program will better handle old and imperfect documents, can't help here since I no longer have access to the original image.

By 1746 twenty dictionaries had been published in England, the oldest of these being a Latin-English "wordbook" by Sir Thomas Elyot published in 1538, just 24 years before Lord Ogle's will.  In the time when horse and carrage or an individual rider was the mode of transportation, (after all there were no longer any roman roads left in England and little administrative discipline) so 24 years was hardly time to spread the word, as it were, and Lords of a castel were hardly inclined to 'waste time" learning to spell, besides who were to tell them they were ignorant bumpkins, and live.
 

MENTION:

http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/files/u-dog.pdf  Lots of good information here.