Isle of Wight Record Office and Archive: JER/WA/36/7

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Parcells of Stuffe that
wer in divers places videlicet ...

Item an ould paire of Virginalls vj s. viij d.


Item a Collayne lute with a case, locke & kaye x s.
Item a Gitthorne v s.


  • Footnotes
    • Parcells: in display script
  • Glossed Terms
    • collayne n in phr collayne lute Cologne lute; a lute made or acquired in Cologne
    • gitthorne n gittern; gyttorne
    • virginalles n usually a keyed musical instrument with plural form refering to one instrument, but here possibly the keyboard(s) to an organ (?); virginalls; virginialls
  • Endnote

    The Worsley family was resident at Appuldurcombe House.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Inventory of Sir Richard Worsley of Appuldurcombe
    Repository: Isle of Wight Record Office and Archive
    Shelfmark: JER/WA/36/7
    Repository location: Newport

    Sir Richard Worsley lived at Appuldurcombe Manor in Godshill parish, in the south-eastern part of the Isle of Wight, having inherited it from his father, Sir James, in 1538. Worsley served as captain of the Isle of Wight in the 1540s, overseeing the construction of the castle at Yarmouth (VCH: Hampshire, vol 5, pp 170–7, 286–92, British History Online,, accessed 22 April 2018). Richard's wife was the former Ursula St Barbe ('Simbarber') (d. 1602), who after Richard's death in 1565 married Sir Francis Walsingham (c 1532–90) and whom John Oglander characterized as fond of dancing (see Sir John Oglander's Notes and Accounts, 16th Century, f 29v).

    1566; English; parchment; 26 membranes attached serially, written on one side only; 410–675mm x 290mm; unnumbered; roll has come apart at the foot of mb [15], otherwise good condition; kept in box labelled 'JER/WORSLEY | 36/7.'

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