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Document one

An inventory of goods and vestments at Holy Trinity church,1552, taken by John Britte and Thomas Pellman, churchwardens

First one cross of silver and gilt weighing fifty ounces

Item one foot for the same cross of copper gilt

Item one pix (the vessel in which the Host is kept) of silver and gilt with pearl and stone weighing 23 ounces

Item one chalice with the cover of silver and gilt weighing 26 ounces

Item one other chalice with the cover of silver and gilt weighing 16 ounces

Item on other chalice with the cover of silver and gilt weighing 13 ounces

Item on other chalice with the cover silver and gilt weighing 9 ounces

Item on crismatory (the vessel in which Chrism - a mixture of oil and balsam - was kept) of silver and gilt weighing 22 ounces

Item two candlesticks of silver and gilt weighing 59 ounces

Item two censers of silver and gilt weighing 58 ounces

Item one ship (the vessel in which incense was kept) of silver and gilt with a spoon of silver weighing 7 ounces

Item one pax of silver and gilt weighing 15 ounces

Item one pax of ivory with a band of silver

Item one cope (a large semi-circular vestment worn by priests over the surplice) of crimson velvet embroidered with gold with vestments for the deacon and subdeacon with albes (an alb is a white priestly vestment worn at communion)

Item one cope of purple velvet embroidered with gold with three clasps and three crosses

Item two copes of blue velvet embroidered with gold

Item one cope of red damask embroidered with gold and silver

Item one cope of red velvet embroidered with gold, and one cope of white damask with the vestment embroidered with gold, and also one cope of old silk of crane colour spangled with gold all worn

Item one white vestment of coarse fustian

Item one old vestment embroidered all worn and of little value

Item two old tunicles called vestments of green cloth embroidered with rose silk

Item two old tunicles called vestments, one of blue silk another of green silk

Item thirteen corporaxes (communion cloths), and nine similar cloths, one of red satin with a picture of the Trinity embroidered

Item one other of black velvet embroidered on both sides

Item one embroidered with a lion of gold

Item one other of crane coloured silk embroidered with gold

Item two of sarcenet embroidered with flowers of gold

Item one of crimson velvet spangled with gold, and one other of old red velvet embroidered with gold

Item one of coarse blue silk spangled with gold

Item on old corporax of black worsted embroidered with coarse gold

Item four old copes of silk all worn and of little value

Item one old deacon’s vestment of white damask all worn and of small value

Item one hearse cloth embroidered with gold half red half black velvet

Item two hanging altar cloths, one for above another beneath, one of purple velvet and the other of yellow and green damask, with two curtains of green sarcenet

Item twenty-one altar cloths of diaper good and bad, and 8 of plain cloth good and bad

Item fourteen towels good and bad, and on course towel of plain cloth

Item one canopy cloth of yellow sarcenet fringed with red silk and gold used for the sacrament, and one other of old brown silk for the sacrament

Item four old albs (vestments) of plain cloth, and six small cushions

Item five surplices (vestments) and two rochets (vestments) of linen cloth, two Bibles, and a paraphrase of Erasmus

Item on desk of latten (a mixed metal of yellow colour resembling brass) called the Eagle, and an pair of organes

Item four bells in the steeple, on small bell called the Dollyng bell

Item on hand bell of brass for burials

 


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