AN INVENTORY OF ORPINGTON CHURCH, 1553. E117/3/43/Mem.19

The hundred of Rookysley

Orpington

Kent The inventorye had and made the

xxiiiith daye of november the Sixte yeare of the reigne of o’r Sovereigne

lord Edwarde the Sixte by the grace of god king of England

France & Ireland defender of the Faithe on Earthe of

the Church of England & also of Ireland the

Supreme hed Between Sr Percyvall harte and Sr Martin

Bowes knyghts John Browne and Thomas Lovelace

Esquires commyssioners amongst others authorised by

virtue of his grace Comyssion being Teste at

*** the xxiith day of may in the sixte yeare of

his moste gracyouse Reigne for the viewe purtinent

and certificate of all the goods plate juells Belles &

ornament to every church & chappell within the said

Countie of Kent belonging or *** with appertey

ning to them and others directed and allotted to the hundred

R’ulation Bromley and Bekenham Litle & Lesne

Rookysley and Axton within the said County of Kente

*** And Thomas Wright and John Stapill

Churchwardens of the parish Church of Orpington

afor said of the said parish wittnesseth that the said

Commissioners have delivered by this permit to the said

Churchwardens all the processe herafter or particularlie

written viz

 

First ii chalice with there patente of silver the one with

ii patent weying xii ounces the other chalice with the

patent weying viii ounces

Item Cope of grene cloth of gold Bawdekyn

Item a Cope of Blak velvett

Item ii Copes of Chasiyable Silke of the colour grene and red

Item a vestment of grene cloth of gold Bawdekyn  with an albe

Item a vestment of red silke with the albe

Item a vestment of red damske and an albe with deacon

subdeacon suted to the same

Item on booke of the homelyes

Item on bible and on paraphrass of Erasmus

Item iiii greate bells suted of Brasse in the steple and one

sainte bell of Brasse

Item a crosse of Copper with a crosse clothe of silke with an

image of Sainte george

Item a Canopie cloth of bleu Satten abbridge

To be saflie kept and preserved by the said Church

wardens and the same and every pretext thereof to be

forth comyng at all tymes hereafter when it befalls

to them required In witness whereof afixeth the said

Comyssioners as the said Churchwardens gave sub

scribed there names on the day and year above

written

Percyvall hartt         Martin Bowes

J                                  Thomas Lovelace

NB: Paragraph 2 has also been transcribed  by Chevenix Trench in his book The Story of Orpington

Historic Orpington

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