Cosgrove Church Inventory 1553

The Inventorye of the churche of Cosgrave made ye xv [15th]day of September anno Regni vj [6] Edwardi Septi anno septo before frannesmorgan Ric Wak frankness tansled according to ye tenor of the kyngs ma.lett to them directed in that behalff for the commission and anctorite  therein done by the Just percons of mathewe dawson curate there henry rygbe Jhon Watson parchone Sygned with our hand at Northampton the day and yere Afore sayd

Frannes morgan Ryc Wak

Frannes tansled

Imprimis A chalies Parcell [1] gilt ye waigh by estymacco viij unes (ounces) A crosse of copper and gilt with the foote and ye Pipece? thereto belongyn of

Item iij bells A Sancts bell and ij handbells

Item an olde Rede cope pf Silke al torne Item A vestment of blewe chamlet [2]a crosse of crimson velvet and all thyr off therto belonyn

Item a vestment of chamyeable sylke with all thyngs thyrto belonging

Item A vestment of blewe chamlet with acrosse of brannched damaske

Item a illeg Vestment of chamyeable sylke with all thyngs therto belonging Item ij pillowes on of blacke velvet ye other blacke branched damaske Item A pillowe of tapestrye work

Item a corporas[3] case of crymsent velvet with A corporas Item A veale[veil] before the hyghe altar iiij yards longe and a yarde and a aqwat depe Item iiij latyn[4] candel styckes Item A hollye wat[er]stocke of laten and a chalice sold by the concent of the paryshe for iiijls [£4] vjs [6s] viijd [4d ] the last day of may last past towards the being of A bell


[1] Parcel-gilt (partial gilt) objects are only gilded over part of their surfaces. This may mean that all of the inside, and none of the outside, of a chalice or similar vessel is gilded, or that patterns or images are made up by using a combination of gilt and un-gilt areas.

[2] Camlet, also commonly known as camelot or camblet, is a woven fabric that might have originally been made of camel or goat's hair, later chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton. The original form of this cloth was very valuable; the term later came to be applied to imitations of the original eastern fabric.

[3] An altar cloth

[4] Lead