History of the Mortimer family


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Inventory and valuation of the household furniture, Dyeing utensils and other Effects of the late Mr William Mortimore, Dyer (deceased), taken the 7th day of March 1823 for the purpose of Administration & to be included in the General Inventory of his Effects.

Parlour

  • Sofa with cotton cover    18s
  • 6 & 2 black & Gold Rush seat chairs at 5s     2
  • Mahogany Pembroke table on brass castors    1 8s
  • 2 lap Mahogany Dining Table    1 10s
  • Mahogany Tea Caddy    7s
  • Kiddermister Carpet    18s
  • Fringed hearth rug    10s
  • Old hearth rug    2s 6d
  • Brass Mounted Wire fender    1 5s
  • Polished steel Fire set & Brush    14s
  • Gilt frame chimney Glass    2 12s 6d
  • Bell pulls & ribbons     2s
  • 5 Broken Blue & white Chimney jars    1s 6d
  • 2 Window Blinds     3s
  • Glass front Bookcase with Drawers    1
  • Copper Coal Scuttle    7s 6d
  • 1 Rope Mat      2s

Best Bed Room

  • 4 post Bedstead Mahogany Cable Pillars and Cornice with Chintz Furniture    7
  • [? New] Raiser - Tick Covered - Feather Bed & 2 Bolsters 63 [?lbs] @ 2s    6 6s
  • Cotton Coverlet    4s
  • Mahogany Receptacle    1 16s
  • Carpet Covered Stool    2s 6d
  • 3 Pieces Bedside Carpet    7s 6d
  • Mahogany hair seat Chair    2
  • Mahogany Chest of Drawers    3 3s
  • Large square swing Glass    1 5s
  • [? Sweetfront] Mahogany workstand    18s
  • Blue & white jug & Basons    2s
  • Mahognay hearth brush    1s 6d
  • White holland rolling blind    5s
  • Tick Cover for Mattress    3s
  • Painted Clothes Press    16s
  • Large Old Cotton Counterpane    7s
  • 5 Blankets 7s, 7s, 7s, 6s, 5s    1 12s
  • Marseilles Quilt    1
  • Window Drapery & Fringe    3s

Bedroom adjoining

  • Beach 4post Bedstead with Cotton Furniture lined    7 3s
  • Tick Bordered straw Raiser    18s
  • Feather Bed & Bolster 33 [?lbs] @ 1s 9d    2 17s 9d
  • Mahogany Chest of Drawers    3 3s
  • Mahogany Towel Horse    3s 6d
  • Large square swing Glass    1 1s
  • Painted Dressing Table    8s
  • Mahogany Night Stand & Pan     6s
  • White holland Rolling Blinds    5s
  • 7 Chamber Basons    3s 6d

Small Bed Room next

  • Cedar Post Tent Bedstead with yellow cotton furniture    2
  • Feather Bed Bolster & 2 Pillows 46 [?lbs] @ 2s 6d    5 15s
  • 5 Blankets @ 5s    1 5
  • 1 old Cotton Counterpane    1s 6d
  • 1 Patchwork Coverlet    3s 6d
  • 4 lash seat chairs 2s 3d    9s
  • 2 side Carpets    1s 6d
  • 1 long brush, 1 hand brush & Dustpan    2s
  • 3 Blankets @ 5/-    15s
  • 1 Hackney saddle, 1 Bridle &c    1 5s

Servants Room

  • Small Feather Bed & 2 Pillows 38 [?lbs] @ 2s    3 16s
  • Beech 4post Bedstead with Cotton Furniture    3 3s
  • Feather Bed & Bolster & 2 pillows 68 [?lbs] @ 1s 3d    4 5s
  • 6 good Blankets     2
  • 4 old Blankets    8s
  • 1 Quilt     15s
  • Mahogany Chest of Drawers    2 5s
  • Square Dressing Glass    8s
  • Walnut corner Beaufet    10s 6d
  • Mahogany wash stand Jug & Bason    3s 6d
  • Small Coverlet    1s
  • 1 Large Chest    7s
  • 1 Stand for a childs chair    1s
  • Japan hand lantern    2s 6d
  • Oval copper Tea kettle    7s 6d
  • 1 pair of old Plated Candlesticks    1s 6d
  • 6 oval B & W Dishes 12 Dinner Plates. 1 sauce Tureen & stand    13s
  • 1 blue Edge Pye Dish    6d
  • 6 blue and white coffee cups & 2 B&B [sic?] plates    2s
  • 12 Teacups & saucers & 2 Basons    5s
  • Black Coffee Jug & 2 Mats    2s
  • Ironing Cloths    2s
  • 1 Clothes Flasket    1s

Staircase

  • 8 day clock in Mahogany case    6
  • 1 Rope Mat    9d

Passage

  • 2 Rope Mats 1 Wood Coal Box & long brush    2s

Kitchen

  • Set of Fire Irons & Tin Fender    3s 6d
  • Table with Drawers    4s
  • Small round Pillar & claw ditto [?]     4s
  • 6 Yealmton Chairs 3s    18s
  • 1 Nursing Chair    1s 6d
  • Glass front Corner Beaufet    15s
  • Large Japan Tea Tray    6s 6d
  • 2 small Japan waiters    2s
  • 1 Metal Teapot    7s
  • 1 pair of Glass Salts    2s
  • 1 Salt 1 cruet 1 castor & 1 mustard pot    2s
  • Blue & white Teapot 9 Cups & saucers & 1 Jug    3s
  • Blue & white China Teapot, 12 Cups and Saucers, 2 Basons, Jug & 2 Plates    10s 6d
  • 4 small Mugs & 2 old Teapots    1s
  • 1 wood Bread Bowl    9d
  • 1 Cannister     9d
  • Brass Pestle & Mortar & 2 brass Candlesticks    2s 6d
  • 1 Ironing Box heaters & stand    3s 6d
  • 1 Ironing Box heaters & stand    6s
  • 1 Italian heater & Irons    2s
  • 2 Tea Cannisters    1s 9d
  • 2 Pokers Tongs & sifter    2s 6d
  • Set of Fire Irons & Fender    4s 6d
  • Snuffers & stand    2s 6d
  • 1 brown holland Blind    3s
  • 1 oval Mahogany Tea Tray    3s
  • Dozen Table knives & forks 8 Table Desserts & forks 1 pair Carvers & steel    6s
  • Dozen new Table knives & forks    6s
  • 6 Pewter spoons Nipper & 6 skewers     3s 6d

Court

  • Safe with tin panels    3s 6d
  • Pan scraper    2s 6d

Back Kitchen

  • Dresser with Drawers    7s 6d
  • 1 Iron Boiler    7s
  • 1 Iron Boiler less    5s 6d
  • 5 Iron saucepans & steamer    12s 3d
  • 2 Copper Tea Kettles    11s 6d
  • 1 Gridiron & Frying Pan    2s 3d
  • Small Dripping Pan Collander & Warmer    2s 3d
  • Knife Box Trencher Rolling Pin & Meat Stand    1s
  • Brass Slice Flour Dredge & Tin Sundries    9d
  • 1 Pair Bellows    2s
  • 2 Tin Candlesticks    2s
  • 1 Tin Fish Kettle & Drain     1s 6d
  • 3 Tin Bread Pans    1s 6d
  • 3 Coarse Earthen Pans    2s 3d
  • 1 large glazed Pan    2s
  • 1 washing Copper & stove 35 [?lbs] 1/3 Iron & Brick Work Cover &c 10s    2 13s 9d
  • 5 Pitchers & 2 small ditto [?]    1s 6d
  • 3 Coarse Baking Dishes    1s 6d
  • 5 white oval Dishes    3s
  • 12 white Dinners    1s 6d
  • 5 white Soups    8d
  • 12 white small    9d
  • 4 white Pye Dishes    1s
  • 8 white & coloured Basons    1s
  • 4 Blue & white Basons 1 Jug 1 mug 1 Cup & saucer & 2 Jugs    1s 6d
  • 3 stone Jars    2s 6d
  • 1 old Deal Table    1s
  • 1 old stool    1s 6d
  • 1 Clothes Horse    1s
  • 2 ring Pails    3s
  • 3 Baskets    1s
  • 1 Deal Hanging Table    1s 6d
  • 1 pair Brass Candlesticks    2s 6d
  • 4 Tin Candlesticks    3s
  • 1 Iron Lantern 1 Tinder Box & Candlebox    3s
  • Slop Pail    3s 6d
  • 3 Washing Trays 3s, 2s, 4s 6d    9s 6d
  • 4 Pairs Snuffers & stand    2s 6d
  • 5 Decanters    10s 6d
  • 7 Wine Glasses    4s 6d
  • 15 Rummers    15s
  • 2 Stone Beer Jugs    3s 6d
  • 2 China Pattern Jugs    2s 6d

Plate & Linen

  • 6 Silver Tea Spoons    16s 6d
  • 3 Silver Tea Spoons    6s 3d
  • 3 Silver Table Spoons    1 8s 11d
  • 1 pair Sugar Tongs    5s
  • 1 pair Salt Spoons    3s 6d
  • 1 Watch    2 10s
  • 1 pair Sheets 15s & 1 pair old sheets 1s 6d    16s 6d
  • 2 pair Calico Sheets 5s 10s    15s
  • 2 Pair Calico Sheets 4s 6d, 3s    7s 6d
  • 10 Pillow Cases    7s 6d
  • 6 Bolster Cases    10s
  • 4 Diaper Table Cloths    13s
  • 3 Huckaback Table Cloths    7s
  • 7 Diaper Napkins    6s
  • 7 Common Towels    3s
  • 2 Dimity Window Curtains    7s

Books

  • 6 Vols Evangelical Magazine    15s
  • 4 Vols Baptist Magazine    10s
  • Chaptals Chemistry 3 Vols    7s 6d
  • Howells History 3 Vols    6s
  • Naval History 3 Vols    7s
  • Goldsmiths History 3 Vols    12s
  • Westlake on Baptisms    1s
  • Power of Religion & 1 other    1s 6d
  • Paradise Lost    2s
  • Buchans Medicine    3s
  • Tillotsons Sermons 4 Vols     7s 6d
  • Evans Sketch    2s
  • 4 odd Vols Sundries    3s

Wearing Apparel

  • 5 Cotton Shirts    7s 6d
  • 1 Blue Coat    6s
  • 1 Green Coat    3s
  • 1 Black Coat    3s
  • 1 Black Coat    5s
  • 1 Great Coat    10s
  • 4 pairs Blue Trousers    12s
  • 2 pairs Light Mixed Trousers    10s
  • 1 pair Grey Trousers    5s
  • 3 Black Waistcoats    4s 6d
  • 4 Coloured Waistcoats    7s
  • 2 Pocket Handkerchiefs    1s
  • 3 flannel Shirts 1 pair Drawers & 4 pair worsted Stockings    9s

Utensils & Fixtures at Plymouth, including Coppers

Shop

  • 2 Side & 1 End Counters in all 25ft 6in long with 1 flap, fronts framed
  • & painted Mahogany Containing 32 Drawers and 4 Cupboards with Doors    4
  • Centre Case on East Side with Shelves Partitions. 9 drawers
  • & 2 Cupboards painted    2 12s 6d
  • Painted fronts & Tops with 6 Drawers & 1 Cupboard in the recess on
  • each side of the last mentioned Case    10s 6d
  • Counter (or dresser) at the back of the shop, painted mahogany,
  • with 5 drawers and 4 Cupboards 10ft long 2 feet wide 3ft 4 in high with
  • Back & Bottom     2
  • Small Counter with 11 Drawers standing on the last mentioned    15s
  • Painted Desk adjoining ditto    7s
  • Nest of 25 Drawers with shelves west side of shop 9ft 6 7ft 3in high painted    2 5s
  • 2 shelves at the End of ditto    6s
  • 6 shelves in Windows and over one recess    12s
  • Racks & 2 Twine reels    12s
  • Small gilt Letter sign in the window frame    7s
  • 2 Deal stools    2s 6d
  • Small Steps    1s 6d
  • 2 Covered Trunks    7s
  • 4 rush seat Chairs @ 2s    8s

Drying Loft

  • Old step Ladder    4s 6d
  • small pair steps    1s 6d
  • old desk table with 2 Drawers    7s
  • Ironing Box, 2 heaters and stand    4s
  • Tea Chest    6d
  • Long Glazing Board of 1/4 Deal 13ft by 3ft 9 on legs and bearers with
  • a shelf of Inch deal under 11ft by 2ft 6 & 2 inch Oak bearer in front    1 14s
  • Tin charcoal pan. Stand and Rack on the Floor. 18ft long    10s 6d
  • 6 Drying racks - about 20ft long each    10s
  • Large Chest for Dyestuff    12s
  • Bed for a Mangle    5s
  • Quantity of old Carboy jugs & hampers    [?10s]

Rooms adjoining

  • 2 good Crepe Frames    14s
  • 1 much worn Crepe Frame    3s 6d
  • 1 large Pressing Table <7s 6d> 4 Common & 1 horse Blocks 7s    14s 6d
  • 1 lap Table & forms     6s
  • Old chest (no cover)    2s 6d
  • very old Bellows & Tong    1s 6d
  • 4 flat heaters    6s
  • 1 Iron Bolier 2s 6d & 1 old saucepan 4s    6s 6d
  • 1 shelf    1s
  • small Brass Kettle    4s

Framing Loft

  • Frame (of Iron and wood) 12ft long with tin Drying Pan stand & good brush    5
  • smaller frame 6ft 6 long with rollers    1
  • Old Table & stoll     2s 6d
  • Old Coal Bucket    1s
  • steps 2s Drawers 1s 6d & 3 Boxes 2s 3d    5s 9d
  • Large Oak Chest    6s
  • 1 in Deal Top Table 3 Drawers 6ft long 2ft 8 wide    14s
  • drying racks the whole length of the loft    7s
  • 6 old stone Jars    3s
  • 1 pair stocking Legs & small horse    1s 6d
  • 2 good hard Brushes    1s 4d

Upper Drying House

  • No 1 Copper. North east end 65 Gallons,
  • 84lbs @ 1s (much worn) "Iron work very good.
  • Brick work our of repair"    4 4s
  • No 2 Copper adjoining 23 Gallons, 33 lbs @
  • "Stove and brick work very good"    1 18s 10d
  • No 3 Copper adjoining14 Gallons 20 lbs @ 1/3
  • "Iron work much worn. brick work out of repair"    1 5s
  • No 4 Copper adjoining 6 Gallons 10 lbs @
  • "Iron & brick work good"    11s 8d
  • Old Poker good shovel & old rake    3s 6d
  • 2 Ring Pails    3s 6d
  • 1 ring pail and stool    2s 6d
  • 4 Iron Bound Barrels 4s    16s
  • 2 Iron bell shaped Vats & Brick Work to one    1 10s
  • 1 Winch    10s
  • Old shirte racks & shelf    1s 6d
  • Brass Mortar & Pestle    4s 6d
  • 2 Hair sieves (1 new)    4s
  • Lemon squeezers    1s 6d
  • 2 Buckets    2s 6d

Court

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  • 5 Old Iron Bound Hogsheads 1/6 4s 4s 1s 2s    12s 6d
  • 11 old iron barrels & Tubs    15s 6d
  • 1 Bucket & 1 lade pail    2s 6d
  • 1 old stool & 1 pair steps    1s 6d
  • Racks in the court about 70ft    6s
  • 2 Flaskets    3s
  • 2 washing Trays     4s

Large Dye House

  • No 1 Copper 100 Gallons 140 lbs @ s
  • "Iron work good. Brick work out of repair"    8s 3d
  • No 2 Copper 40 gallons 60 lbs @ 1/3
  • Iron work much worn. Brick work good    3 15s
  • No 3 Copper 20 gallons 30 lbs @ 1/3s
  • Iron work worn. Brick work good    1 17s 6d
  • No 4 Copper 26 Gallons 38 lbs @
  • Iron work good. Brick work out of repair    2 5s 4d
  • No 5 Copper (old & worn out) 18 lbs @ 6
  • Iron work good    9s
  • No 6 small brass Copper 4 Gallons 6 lbs @ 9d    
  • Iron & Brickwork good    4s 6d
  • No 7 Copper 65 Gallons 90 lbs @
  • Iron & Brick work very good    5 5s
  • inch Lead Pipe 146ft @ 6    3 13s
  • 13 5/8 & 3/4 Inch Cocks @ 2s    1s 6d
  • Shovel Rake & Poker    3s 6d
  • 6 ling Pails    8s
  • Tin Bucket 2 Ladepails & 2 Bowls    4s
  • Stone pitcher & jar with several old pots    3s
  • 1 Iron bound Tub    2s
  • 1 old fan    2s
  • 1 wire sieve & 1 hair sieve    3s 6d
  • 5 large round pans with Covers (sound)    16s 6d
  • Iron mortar & pestle    3s 6d
  • 6 crackd pans & 2 covers    10s
  • 1 winch & racks    10s
  • 1 long step ladder    5s

Washing House

  • 10 Iron bound casks    3 13s
  • 6 Iron bound Tubs & 1 Cover    1 10s
  • 2 Wood bound Hogsheads    6s
  • 3 Washing Trays & Pans    8s
  • Large Deal Table    8s
  • 1 stool     2s
  • 1 small Bedstead    5s
  • 8 Carboys @ 3s    1 4s
  • [?shelf] & 20 rack pieces    1

Store Room

  • 1 large Chest    1
  • 2 Hatches    10s
  • 11 old Casks & Barrels    16s 6d
  • 1 Large Iron Mortar & Pestle    15s
  • 2 Beams Scales & Weights    3s
  • 2 Large Stone Jars    3s 6d
  • 1 Indigo Sifter    5s
  • 9 Bags    9s
  • 1 large Iron Bound Cask    12s

Stable

  • 12 large & small Barrels woodbound    9s
  • 1 Carboy    3s

Press Room

  • 1 Cast Iron Press with Long Bar 320 sheets press paper (abt half worn)
  • Works, Boards, Fences, Blocks &c    20
  • 3 old Tables & 1 working Board    7s 6d
  • 1 carboy & 1 old Pail    3s 6d

2nd Court

  • Water Cask Cock & stand    7s 6d
  • 1 Washing Tray & old Tub    3s

Shop at Dock

  • 2 framed Deal Cannisters with a return end and flap in all 26ft 6ins long
  • 2ft 9 high & 18in wide (Top) - painted with 14 Drawers    3
  • Set of 30 drawers with Partitions and shelves 5ft long 7ft high    1 10s
  • 4 shelves 25ft rim of inch Deal    8s
  • 2 Iron Saucepans 3s 6d & 2s 6d    6s
  • Waiter & Tea Ware    2s
  • 4 Black stained rush seat chairs    14s
  • small oak Pembroke Table    10s

Recapitulation

  • Household Goods & Furniture    109 12s 8d
  • Plate    3 2d
  • Linen &c    4 12s 6d
  • Books    3 17s [6d]
  • Wearing Aparel    4 3s
  • Ornam't of the Person    2 10s
  • Utensils & Fixtures    117 2s 9d

[Total]    244 18s 7d

I Value the foregoing in the sum of two hundred and forty four pounds Eighteen shillings & Sevenpence. Witness my hand this 7th March 1823

John [?Laddor - signature not clear] Appraiser


Last updated 14 May 2000