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CASH, M. DEVON INVENTORIES OF THE 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES

By Margaret Cash

Transcribed by Lindsey Withers

Historical backround and the Source (CASH)

Cash, Margaret. Devon Inventories of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Devon and Cornwall Record Society - New Series, vol. XI (1966) 206pp.
Margaret Cash, who edited and provided an introduction to this listing, was Deputy County Archivist of Devon.

A Probate Inventory is a list and valuation of the movable goods and chattels of a deceased person. It had to be produced in the Court of Probate before a will could be proved. Margaret Cash's book contains 256 entries, but a good number of other inventories survive among the papers of families and estates and the files of diocesan records, all now held at the Devon Record Office, Exeter. There are also some inventories among the records of the Peculiar of Uffculme - these are in the Salisbury Diocesan Record Office (included in DWP as items from source UFWI), and over two hundred inventories of pre-1660 citizens of Exeter which can be found in the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter (included in the DWP index as items from source DHC-W).

 

DWP's editing process

We have simply extracted the names and details of the testators and intestates, the inventories of whose estates are included in Margaret Cash's book.

 

Locating the source and acquiring copies

Copies of Devon Inventories of the 16th and 17th Centuries are held at the Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter, the Society of Genealogists, London, and at other major reference libraries. The originals of the inventories printed in this DCRS publication can be found at the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter. Copies may be available on request.