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These pages were scanned at Gilford Castle, thanks to the generosity of Christine WRIGHT.
They are part of the records relating to Cavananore and the interconnections of the BRADFORD & JACKSON families in the 18th & 19th century.
Any corrections to my footnoted assumptions gratefully accepted. Also, any help with definitions!

Sharon Oddie Brown, November 17, 2004

Page One

An Inventory [1] of the Chattles of the late Thomas Bradford [2] and Samuel Bradford [3] of Cavananore taken Jany 6th 1791

Eight cows and three calves                              39:8:0
Five Horses a foal and two hoggs               47:10:0
Barley Oats and Hay Potatoes                       135:0:0
Bees                                                                 0:1:20
Farming Utensils                                                ?8:0:0
Bond Debts                                                      278:3[:]6
Notes and a_ly                                                 73:1:6
Arear rent                                                         127:3:?
Taken by us                                                      ₤709:10:11
                                                                        John Bailie [4]
                                                                        Robt Dickie [5]
Present
James Birch [6]

David Jackson [7]

 

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Inventory
taken [_______]
91 by Messrs
Barcly
& Dickie
[8]
This Inventory so far
as relates to Bonds & Notes are ____mpted for the Ex[____]
Book Pages 78 and 79 under date of 5th Febr 1779
[or 1749 – it is not clear]

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Mrs Bradfords [9] list
Of articles recd from the
House

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One [__]_Bed one desk one Tea Board one oak table
Five oak Chairs one __ Rushbottomed one old fir Dale [10]

Table three Stools two meat pots one Dutch oven
One Copper Sauspan one tea Kettle two part pool hooks
One old gridiron one pair old tongs one spittoon tripod
Two [____] Dishes /on plates one old Brass Candlestick
One Dozen Delf [11]
plates four  Trunchers[?] [12] [____] Six Noggins [13]
Three wooden Dishes one Churn Two Cans one pale
One puncheon [14]
for holding Male three Black Crocks
One Milkpan one potato Basket two smoothing
Irons five knives and forks one spinning wheel
Eight horn spoons a So [____] Sive  two S[__]ming Dishes
A tin pudding Ban one washing Tub one pan
Snuffers one tea Chest valued to me at 2₤ [__] one
Corner Cupboard one dozen China Cups and saucers
Two Diff_teapots three Racking jugs one Mug two Glass
Ones Dozen bottles One feather [____]d four pairs of Blankets
And one half pair [______] twild Sheets & Nine half Bleached
Coarse Sheets Three Boulster Cover two pair pillow
Cases two old twilled tablecloths Eleven New Towels
Three old ones one old Napkin two Druget [15]
Quilts one
Old [____] Linen Quilt an old Smoothing Blanket
[_____] Cloth two Rubbers a Bread Basket

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Wearing apearl [sic - apparel]
A Coat and waiscoat of superfine Cloth a su[__]tool
Of Coarse Cloth a suit of Black Clothes which with
Coo[_]s and a new wig Mrs Jon  Bradford [16]
got two
Pair of small Clothes Inc Better an other worse
An old suit past use given away a Saddle and
Old Bridle out of 16 fine shirts to which the Brothers
Had an Equal Right. I got but five ten Course Shirts
And a few old  fine ones Three Night Caps
N.B Any House Linen that was here when
I Came I got Neither part nor Share of it only two
Old towels one Napkin Stockins six pair all Disposed off
A watch and a Gun also a Cane and one hat
A pair of Sadle Bags.

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Inventory as a valuation
taken at Cavenanore on
21st August 1850

Cattle

5 One Year old Bullock

37:0:0

6 Yearling Heiffers

21:0:0

3 Yearling Bullocks

8:10:0

One Two Year Old Heiffer

9:5:0

4 Weanling Calves

7:0:0

2 Aged Cows

16:0:0

2 ditto ?

18:0:0

2 Horses

14:0:0

1 Drill Harrow

1:10:0

1 Ditto ?

1:0:0

Sand Grubber

2:5:0

Double Moulding Plow

2:7:6

2 Ploughs

4:010:0

1 Ditto

1:10:0

Wooden Plough

5:6

1 Cart

2:15:0

1 Float

4:15:0

4 Harrows

2:0:0

21 Metal Uprights

3:3:0

1 Ditto (with Iron ?)

1:15:0

Man Cart

5:0

Small Rowler [17]

2:6

Turnip Cutter

10:0

Gig [18]

10:10:0

Beam & Scales

7:6

Sack Barrow

10:0

Turnip Sewer

10:0

10 Weights

15:0

Forks and Rakes

5:0

Winning Machine

2:10:0

Stand Beam & Scales

1:10:0

Barley Peeler

2:6

10 Scives [19]

5:0

11 Sacks

11:0

?

 

 

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Amt Forward

Amount Forward

Lot Backbands

 2:02:0

Dining Room Contd

 

Handbarrow & rope

      4:0

Draft Box

5:0

3 Stone Troughs

    10:6

Carpet & Rug

4:4:0

Barley p acre

 6:17:6

Carpet Cover

15:0

Oats

 6:15:0

Fire Irons

5:0

Potatoes

 9:10:0

2 Sun Blinds

4:0

Carrots

10:00:0

2 Bell Pulls

5:0

Wheat

 7:10:0

Chimney Ornaments

6:0

Part of field

 5:10:0

Tellescope

1:0:0

Ditto of oats

 6:10:0

Ink Stand & Bottles

3:6

 

 

Tea Cad

4:0

 

 

 

 

22nd August 1850

 

Hall

 

Breakfast Parlour

 

Barometer

1:0:0

6 Mahogany Chairs

 1:16:0

Hall Matting

1:6

1 Arm ditto

      9:0

Stair Carpeting

1:0:0

1 Carpet

    12:0

22 Brass Stair Rods

6:0

Ste fire irons

      2:6

 

 

Sofa

    14:0

No 1 Bedroom

 

 

 

Mahogany Bedstead & Curtains

4:11:0

 

 

Tick Bolster & Two Pillows

 

Dining Room

 

1 Pair Blankets & 1 Under do

 

Set Dining Table and Cover

  8:00:0

1 Counterpain

 

Side Board

  6:10:0

Dressing Table & Glass

 

12 Mahogany Chairs

7:4:0

Washstand & Delph

 

2 Arm Ditto

1:16:0

6 Cain Chairs

 

Large Screen

1:0:0

Carpet Fender & Fire Irons

 

Carpet Rug and cover

3:15:0

3 Chimnet Ornaments

 

Set Fire Irons

8:0

Close Stool

 

2 Sun Blinds

4:0

Sun Blind

 

2 Bell Pulls

1:0

Ditto on Lobby

 

 

 

No 2 Bedroom

 

 

 

Bedstead Palias [20] & Curtains

2:15

 

 

Tick Bolster & 2 Pillows

3:10

Drawing Room

 

1 Pair Blankets

12:6

Lov[?] Table & Cover

5:0:0

Mahogy Dressg Table & Glass

1:8

Sofa with Cushion

4:10:0

Mahogy Bason Stand & Delph

10:0

 

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Amt. Forwarded

 

Amt. Forwarded

 

No 2 Bedroom Contd”

 

Pantry Contd

 

Close Stool

3:00

2 Snuffers & Trays

 

De vl Towel Earer [??]

6

Set Blue Delph

 

Sun Blind

2:00

Tin Kettle and Stand

 

Old Mahogany table

1:06

2 Blue Jugs

 

No 3 Bedroom

 

Dozen Ale Glasses

 

Bedsted Palias & Curtains

2:00:00

Dozen Tumblers

 

1 ˝ Pair Blankets

1:06

40 Wine Glasses

 

Dressing table & Glass

12:00

5 Licure Glasses

 

Bason Stand & Delph

6:00

Glass Salad Bowl

 

Towel Eurer [21]

6

5 decanters

 

Fender & Tongs

1:00:00

Tin Cannister

 

Carpet

2:06

Dish Mats & Doileys

 

Oak Table

6:00

2 Chamber Candlesticks

 

Dea [22] l Press (In Passage)

7:06

Round Tub

 

No 4 Bedroom

 

3 Small Crocks

 

Clothes Press

 

6 Trays (Small & large)

 

Bedsted Palias & Curtains

 

Deal [23] Table

 

Painted Dressing Tale

 

6 Salts

 

 

 

Kitchen

 

 

 

3 Deal tables

 

 

 

Roasting Jack [24] & Spit

 

 

 

Clock

 

 

 

Lot Pots & Saucepans

 

 

 

Dairy Utensils

 

 

 

Delf Noggins [_]

 

 

 

2 Deal Presses [25]

 

 

 

Double Clothes Horse

 

 

 

Bacon Barrell

 

 

 

Small Bean & Scales

 

 

 

Toaster & Frying Pan

 

 

 

2 Smoothing Irons

 

 

 

Crooks & Pot Hooks

 

 

 

3 [?] Irons

 

 



[1] The spelling in this document and in the one that follows reflects the spelling used in the originals.

[2] Thomas BRADFORD (Abt 1739-1790) married Elizabeth BREAKEY Aug 27, 1781. She was the daughter of William BREAKEY & Elizabeth BIRCH. The Freedom of the Borough of Dundalk was conferred upon Thomas BRADFORD in 1782. He lived at Cavananore.

[3] Samuel BRADFORD (Abt 1739-Feb 27, 1818) married Margaret HENRY (1774-Oct 9, 1846)

[4] John BAILIE. There was a John BAILIE (1692-1777), brother of Mary BAILIE (1702-1762) who married Samuel James DICKIE. This John BAILIE is likely related.

[5] Robert DICKIE. There are a number of possibilities here, I can’t say for certain, but the DICKIE family were a family with many legal and business interests who intermarried with the BRADFORD and JACKSON families.

[6] James BIRCH – This could possibly be James Jackson BIRCH (1740-1820). A grandson of James BIRCH and Mary JACKSON and a brother of Thomas Ledlie BIRCH, the famous preacher and United Irishman activist. He was also a brother of George BIRCH who was on the Royalist side of the 1798 revolt. This James BIRCH could also be a son of James BIRCH and Mary JACKSON. I know nothing about him except that he existed.

[7] David JACKSON (-1796), son of George JACKSON and husband of Margaret BRADFORD (1739-1829). Margaret BRADFORD was the sister of both Samuel and Thomas BRADFORD. They lived at Liscalgot.

[8] BARCLAY & DICKIE were in a law firm together.

[9] Mrs. BRADFORD could be several of the Mrs. BRADFORDs. I hesitate to guess at this time. It may be that a document found in the future will help us with a handwriting match.

[10] Presumably a “deal” table -  a table made of fir or pine planks.

[11] A kind of glazed earthenware from the town of Delf or Delft in Holland

[12] These may be wooden platters – a corruption of the word “trencher”.

[13] A small drinking vessel, a mug or a cup. OED.

[14] A “puncheon” can be many things. In its association with “Male” which I assume to be ‘mail”, it may have been an instrument akin to a seal. But I am guessing here. A historian of the era cold likely set me right.

[15] “Druget”:  Formerly, a kind of stuff, all of wool, or mixed of wool and silk or wool and linen, used for wearing apparel. Now, a coarse woollen stuff used for floor coverings, table cloths, etc. OED.

[16] Mrs. John BRADFORD may be Barbara COULTER (1721-1795), wife of John BRADFORD. They were the parents of Samuel & Thomas & Margaret BRADFORD. And then, maybe not.

[17] I haven’t a clue what a “rowler” might be.

[18] A light two wheeled one-horse carriage. OED

[19] “Scive”?

[20] palliasse - a straw mattress. c. 1500 in the Shorter Oxford.

[21] “Eurer”?

[22] Likely made of fir or pine – see “Deal table”.

[23] “Deal” refers to a plank sawn from fir or pine that is more than 7” wide and thinner than 3” thick.

[24] “Jack” a machine for turning the spit in roasting meat; either wound up like a clock or actuated by the draught of heated air up the chimney. OED

[25] I am unsure of what this might be – presumably a wooden machine made for the purposes of extracting (or pressing) liquid, say from cheeses or fruits.

 

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