Household Inventory of Sir Thomas Fairfax

West Yorkshire Archive Service: WYL1352/D1/5

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In the walke one low table with a greene cloth two chares, two deskes, one litle chest, a bill, an halbert & a paire of Rigalles./

In the dyning parler a high drawing table & a low drawing table one cubbert table, one forme, one chare covered with greene cloth & fringed with greene crewls, a lowe chaire coverd with sett worke & another chare covered with set worke & the back of wood without armors, foure set worke stooles, foure setwork cushions two needlework cushions & one loome work cushion an iron range a paire of landirons a paire of tongs a fier sholve, a violl chest a wanded skreene a chesse boord & chesse men./


In the wardropp two standing bedsteedes one presse a violl Chest a table for talers to work on and Mattes belonging to the Inner new lodging.


  • Document Description

    Record title: Household Inventory of Sir Thomas Fairfax
    Repository: West Yorkshire Archive Service
    Shelfmark: WYL1352/D1/5
    Repository location: Wakefield

    Sir Thomas Fairfax II (c 1575–1636) divided his time between his primary residence at Gilling Castle and a secondary home at Walton, two miles east of Wetherby. Though Fairfax himself conformed, his wife Catherine Constable (d. 1626) was a life-long recusant, and it is probably for this reason that Fairfax was not a member of the High Commission, nor was he ever appointed knight of the shire. He was MP for Boroughbridge in 1601 (HPO, 'Fairfax, Thomas II,' accessed 31 December 2020). See also the Introduction.

    1590–1624; English; paper; 295 leaves; 410mm x 270mm; contemporary foliation 1–295 (ff 8–12, 82–240, 252–5 blank, 271–2 stubs, 2 unfoliated leaves 305mm x 20 bound in between ff 272–3); heavily damaged by woodworm; contemporary leather on wood binding, remains of gilt emblem on front cover with initials 'W F.'

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